The seventh edition of SonicBlast Moledo will count with the presence of Orange Goblin, Kadavar, Sasquatch, Yuri Gagarin, The Well and Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard, in addition to the previous confirmed Elder, Kikagaku Moyo/幾何学模様 and Monolord!
With more than 20 years on the road, Orange Goblin are certainly one of the most cherished and distinguished bands of the British musical world. Their impeccable union between Heavy Metal, Stoner Rock and many Psychedelic influences doesn’t leave no one indifferent, managing to captivate any mind that seeks energetic riffs and lots of well-done Rock n Roll. Already counting with numerous presences on noteworthy festivals, such as Ressurection Fest, Hell Fest or Desert Fests, the British quartet will now pass through the North of Portugal, for a concert which will assuredly be one of the most awaited act for all the Moledo’s pilgrims.
After their apotheotic show at SonicBlast Moledo’s third edition back in 2013, the German Kadavar return to demonstrate the excellence of their Heavy Rock done a la 70’s, filled with Psychedelic influences, reminiscent of the great sounds of the Classic Rock. Their exponential growth turned them into one of the most prominent bands within the actual Rock scene, leading them to play shows all over the world, including various European tours (performing at the very last Yellowstock Festival, Rockavaria, Download Festival or Hell Fest), as well as passages through the North American continent (such as on the South by Southwest festival) and even a couple of tours through Australia. This time, the band brings with them their latest album “Berlin”, the second one released under Nuclear Blast Records, which was greatly acclaimed by all the retro-rock aficionados and promises to show the new virtues of the mighty Kadavar.
From California,more precisely from the city of Los Angeles, we announce the comeback of Sasquatch to the Portuguese lands, a notable band within the Stoner Rock movement, who has been relentlessly practicing it since the beginning of the century. Profoundly rooted to the 70’s Hard Rock, the Californian power-trio stands out for the influences’ panoply incorporated in their sound, from the Classic Rock of Grand Funk Rail Road or Mountain, to the 90’s explosion of Grunge, with Soundgarden or Melvins. The band is now placing the final touches on their fifth studio album, the follow-up to “IV”, so we can all expect to hear some new tunes soon.
Hailing from Sweden, we welcome for the first time ever in Portugal the Psychedelic Space Rock of Yuri Gagarin, the cosmic quintet whose approach to each musical theme corresponds to an authentic trip through time and space, preparing to lift our mind to the most distant cosmos. Having performed at Greece’s Smoke the Fuzz Fest, at Copenhagen Psych Fest Spring Edition and already announced to DesertFest London, now we add Portugal to the map of the next cosmic explorations, with all systems ready to be turned inside out by the Swedish cosmonauts.
After being confirmed to play at The Maryland Doom Fest and both DesertFests (London and Berlin), the Austin based The Well are also confirmed to invade Moledo with their singular compositions. Gifted with a sound which blends Psychedelic Rock, Heavy Blues and sinister melodies, the Texas power-trio will bring along their newest album, entitled “Pagan Science”, the successor of the outstanding “Samsara”, both released by the exceptional label Riding Easy Records. We can absolutely predict that this will be one of the shows of the year for the SonicBlast public.
Directly from Wales, we cast the musical druidism of Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard, exemplary practitioners of their own Doom Metal’s kind, which could be described as both obscure and ethereal, always guaranteeing that the cult to the riff and to the celestial chants is more than alive.