1000mods is a psychedelic / heavy rock band from Chiliomodi, Greece. They were formed in the summer of 2006, and since then they have played over hundreds of live shows, sharing the stage with bands like The Black Keys, The Black Angels, Graveyard, Brant Bjork, Colour Haze and many more. They are known for their commitment to vintage equipment, thick and heavy analog sound and remarkably passionate stage performances.
In October 2010, the almighty Billy Anderson visited Greece in order to produce the band’s debut album, while Malleus Rock Art Lab took care of the artwork. ”Super Van Vacation” was born. In order to promote their debut album, they played 40 shows in 15 countries around Europe, including festivals such as Rockwave festival, B’estfest and Lake on Fire.
After two successful European tours, the band was ready to get down to work again. Their experiences and growth paved the way for their upcoming album, “Vultures” which was released on the 30th of May 2014. Two European tours followed with a massive two-month tour on October/November 2014 and a tour supporting The Atomic Bitchwax during May 2015.
The time has come for 1000mods to get their effort to the next level. “Repeated exposure to…” was released on the 26th of September 2016, being their best album to date as well as an inspirational mixture of all that’s heavy in the glorious 70’s and the 90’s heavy rock movement. Having been recorded with hi-end outboard equipment in a non-stop 24/7 procedure, produced by both the band and sound engineer George Leodis and mastered by living legend Brad Boatright (the audio mastering engineer of Sleep’s ”Dopesmoker”) “Repeated Exposure to…” sounds thick, beefy and tight, as a modern heavy rock album must sound.
Not much later, the band departed for a 27-date European Tour with Monkey3 and Moaning Cities, participating in leading festivals such as Up in Smoke Indoor Festival In Z7, Desertfest Belgium, Desertfest Athens and Keep it Low Festival. The Greece/Cyprus leg of the tour followed, playing in 12 different cities with their big gig in Athens in January 2017 being Sold Out with more than 2700 people attending!
Their 2017 “Repeated and Exposed to” tour featured a total of 42 live dates in 15 European countries, including –once again- appearances in acknowledged European festivals such as Desertfest London, Desertfest Berlin, Under the Black Moon Festival in Munich and Riff Ritual Fest in Barcelona. The tour was a big success for the band with noumerous Sold Out shows accross Europe.
In early 2018, 1000mods toured North America for first time, with 29 gigs in U.S.A, Canada and Mexico. Now (spring 2018) they are getting back on the european road with a headling tour during April 2018 and lots of summer festival appearances including Hellfest, Rock Im Wald, Free and Easy festival and a lot more.
Swedish doom metal connoiseurs Vokonis regrouped from the ashes of Creedsmen Arise to further develop their love for loud riff-driven heavy music. With a song contributed to The Planet of Doom and two vicious albums under their belt in just two years they’re not about to go down in tempo.
Hailing from the Swedish city of rain, Borås, Vokonis were held Indoors by mother nature. Practicing, gigging and recording they honed their songwriting skills and dynamics. Signing a deal with american label, Ripple Music, they released their sophomore album The Sunken Djinn, which was met with critical acclaim from all over the underground.
Sharing stages with bands such as Monolord, Skraeckoedlan and Bombus, Vokonis is making a dent on the doom, stoner and sludge scene. An imprint that will surely be felt for decades to come.
Trapped in a limbo, hovering in someone else’s world, struggling to reach inner peace. Then wandering through forests and deserted lands, until that ancient predesignated path disappears.
With all ways out blocked, caught in an never-ending spiral present, redemption can only be achieved through Dəem (Da-ém); a banned timeworn ritual demanding the trade of a part of one’s self in order to reveal the lost path towards the light. Anticipating the effect and then silence.