Kamchatka are no strangers to the Swedish hard rock/heavy metal scene; having begun well over a decade ago, they released their first album in 2004, and have rubbed shoulders with the legendary Clutch on multiple tours and and have recently taken on new bassist Per Wiberg (ex-keys player for Opeth, Spiritual Beggars, Candlemass), who also produced their latest album. Rounding out the line-up is Tobias Strandvik on drums and Thomas ‘Juneor’ Andersson on guitar and vocals.
Their sound is a mix of stoner rock (very similar to Clutch and Kyuss) and a very traditional blues-based hard rock sound that pays homage to such classic groups as Uriah Heep, Cream, and The Allman Brothers, the latter a band whom Kamchatka covered on a previous record.

If you like classic ’70s styled hard rock, KAMCHATKA will definitely be something to seek out. Andersson‘s meaty, vintage styled licks will remind at times of Bonamassa, Trower, Marino, Page, Iommi, and McCarty, and the songs themselves capture the vibe of Led Zeppelin, Cactus, Humble Pie, Black Sabbath, Captain Beyond, Deep Purple, James Gang, Trapeze, and Grand Funk Railroad.

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