Don’t know why this languished in my wishlist so long. I jokingly coined the genre ‘graveyard’ a few years ago, and this fits in it perfectly. If you need further explanation, you probably don’t like the same music I do.
Killer hard rock blues, with more variety between the songs than is typical- always a plus.
“Rougarou” is the third album of the Sardinian heavy blues band King Howl. Ten tracks of blues fueled – booze soaked Rock’n’Roll. A new proof for the band’s peculiar, distinctive sound defined through these years on the road. Here, the essential patterns of blues music are mixed again with a strong Rock’n’Roll attitude, that pushes the composition more to the side of 70’s Classic Rock, without denying the reference with other important influences like Stoner Rock, the late sixties proto-punk, the psychedelia. The tracklist is composed by 9 unreleased songs plus the band’s version of Canned Heat’s classic “On the Road Again”. “Rougarou” explores the thematic of the change, of the transformation, no matter If this is linked to the growing up of a kid, the romance of traveling, a nervous breakdown, or the mutation in a werewolf.
“Rougarou” has been recorded in Sardinia and mixed at NHQ Studios, Ferrara, by Gabriele Boi. The artwork of the album is made by Elena Cabitza. The record will be released by the two Sardinian labels Talk About Records and Electric Valley Records and sponsored by the Streetwear brand REESON, and will be available from July 7th, 2017 in three different formats: digipack cd, digital (Spotify, iTunes, Deezer, Amazon, Napster etc.) and an exclusive 12’’ Vinyl edition, printed in two colors that will be distributed internationally by Clear Spot (vinyl preorders will begin from July 7th and will be shipped from September 1).
released July 7, 2017
KING HOWL are
Diego Pani - Vocals, Harmonica
Marco Antagonista - Guitars
Ale Cau - Bass
Aggeo Solinas - Drums
Music by King Howl, lyrics by Diego Pani, except for “On the Road Again” (music and lyrics by Alan Wilson, Floyd Jones).
Recorded by Gabriele Boi at Sonusville Studio, Siliqua, Sardinia, August 2016. Mixed and mastered by Gabriele Boi at NHQ Studios, Ferrara, Italy, September 2016 and May 2017.
Artwork by Elena Cabitza.
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