NIGHTSTALKER | PUTA VOLCANO | DENDRITES
A heavy electric desert storm!
Raw Rock-n-Roll simplicity, stunning riffs, and electric haze; this is Nightstalker.
Don’t try to label Nightstalker, it only makes them mad. Over the years they’ve been saddled with every label under the sun. In the 90’s it was grunge… Then it was Stoner Rock… And never try to call them a ‘Greek Rock act’ either. They play Rock music, plain and simple, and have been doing so to rave reviews for the past three decades. In a world full of bands that fracture at the first hint of a bad review, Nightstalker are a powerhouse that after 8 releases and over 500 worldwide shows, continue to stand at the forefront of the European hard-rock scene.
Formed in Greece in late 1989 by singer (and at the time drummer) Argy, and made truly stable with the addition of bassist Andreas in 1992, Nightstalker managed to meld their heavy rock influences with funky rhythms and grungy melodies to create a whole new beast. With all these elements in place they released their first EP in 1994 entitled ‘Side FX’, followed by their first full length album ‘Use’ in 1996, which established the band with their own trademark brand of dark heavy sounds. 2000 saw a slight shuffle in membership as well as a new EP ‘The Ritual’, which found Nightstalker treading further into the realms of deepest, darkest Psychedelia. As Nightstalker welcomed new member Tolis, the ensuing 2004 album ‘Just a Burn’ and 2009’s ‘Superfreak’ solidified the band as local and highly respected heroes throughout Greece, as well as garnering and solidifying a loyal international fanbase, as they led the way in signature rock n’roll chaos.
From the Balkans to the UK, Nightstalker continued to focus solely on their music and the fans, bringing their rock-n-roll circus of a live show to the stage across countless nationwide and European tours, plus Festival appearances at the likes of Freak Valley, Stoned From The Underground, Rockwave, Heavy By The Sea and Street Mode, as well as sharing stages with Ramones, Uriah Heep and many other legendary artists.
The most recent of Nightstalker’s 3-decade conquest has seen the band turn things up a notch, with the release of albums ‘Dead Rock Commandos’ in 2012, ‘As Above, So Below’ in 2016, and most recently ‘Great Hallucinations’ in 2019. And while the worldwide pandemic doesn’t currently allow, Nightstalker look forward to getting back on road to continue touring extensively; a medium that since day one has been at the forefront of Nightstalker’s musical language, a celebration of all things loud.
Heavy sound, groovy rhythms, intense bass playing. All together with a lot of catchy melodies and the power of Argy’s vocals are the secret of the music of Nightstalker. Raw rock ‘n roll simplicity, stunning riffs and electric haze are what have kept the band going for more than 30 years.
Being a significant cog in the acknowledged machine that Greek heavy rock is, Puta Volcano keep pushing forward what was set in motion back in 2012, when their debut EP was released. Athens, Greece had already established its importance as the birthplace of new and exciting sounds and that is exactly what the creation of the debut album "The Sun" was in the period 2012 – 2015. A bunch of rumbling live shows took place, highlighted with a slot in that year's Rockwave Festival in Athens, alongside The Black Keys, The Black Angels and 1000mods.
Rest is a luxury modern rock n' roll can't afford, so the engine had to rev again and the "Harmony Of Spheres" album was already on the way. In 2017 they planted their feet firmly to the ground and the mixture of Seattle grunge and sounds of the Californian desert were enhanced with an artistic quality and scent that set them apart and provided a unique identity among the rest of the emerging bands.
Just right before 2020 showed us all its teeth, "AMMA", the latest Puta Volcano album, was released in March, enforcing the long lasting relationship with their fanbase. All the elements that made this affair exist in the first place were ever present, making it the most commercially successful of their catalogue.
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