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OJM + RAIKINAS LIVE !!!
From Treviso, north east side of Italy, the band OJM, in spite of their rather recent formation (May 1997), has been able at once to call attention of musical operators and specialized press, because of their particular sound, which join hard rock and psychedelic sonorities, thanks to the influences taken from bands such as Blue Cheer, Black Sabbath, Mc5, Grand Funk.
OJM's first record "Extended Playing" of February 2001, distributed by Agitato Records/Venus, has reached the number of more than 1000 copies sold; on March 2002 the record company Beard Of Stars/Self has published their first album "Heavy", produced by Paul Chain. "Heavy" was sold out a few months from its issue, also promoted by the programming of the album's song "The Sleeper" video clip (on specialized channels as RockTv, ReteA, MTV...).
On October 2002 Massimo (drums) and Matteo (bass) have carried on their cooperation with Paul Chain, playing in two songs of his album "Container" (issued by Beyond Prod.) and touring with him through Italy. OJM's adventure over the Italian borders begins after the issue of "Heavy", distributed worldwide by Beard Of Stars (Cargo, Centurymedia, Abraxas, High Been Music, Self) and noticed by foreign press, who has dedicated to OJM's work more than 100 reviews on music magazines and webzines, like Kerrag!, Stonerrock.com, Stonedgods, Planetfuzz, Hellridemusic.com, Greek and French Metal Hammer and so on.
Meanwhile OJM's style and attitude has turned into a more rock'n roll sound; they have published on May 2003 a 7" split with the English band Gorilla, always for Beard Of Stars Records. During the last two years OJM have performed in more than 200 live shows, performances characterized by their wild force and powerful expression, dividing the stage with bands as MC5,Motorpsycho, Hardcore Superstar, Nebula, Fleshtones, Gorilla, Brant Bjork, and much more. Now they are preparing their third discographic work, reason for, except some summer live shows, they will be closed at the Inside Out, their own analogical recording studio, making up and tracing out a new, involving album.
Definitely not one of those bands that can sit still... Their kickass shows have caught the attention of MC5's legendary bassplayer Mike Davis. The band will be hitting the studio together with Davis from March 20th through the 29th to record their new full-length album. Speaking of great recordings...stay tuned for another jewel signed OJM as the band have recently recorded a session with Brant Bjork! And if this wasn't enough, have a look at their awesome new video "Talking About Revolutions" and get ready to catch them in action on their upcoming italy tour, check the tour section for details Is it only rock'n'roll???
Sito Web: http://www.ojm.it
RAIKINAS are a stoner / heavy / Psych band, formed in Ossi (Sardinia) in 2008.
In summer 2011, after various formations, the two founders of the band, Marco Nieddu (bass) and Gabriele Fancellu (drums), found themselves alongside Antonio Pilo (guitar) in the studio and decided to restart their project that had been on hold for a year. The new compositions saw the band pursue a new musical course and Alfredo Farina was recruited as a second guitarist. Shortly afterwards, Alfredo Carboni was invited to join the band on vocals.
Thus began the road towards the band recording their first full length album, titled "Like a Monkey", recorded by Cristian Scarponi (Necrodeath, Cadaveria). The album is a blend of metal and crossover with stoner and sludge structures.
In June 2012, guitarist Alfredo Farina left the band due to differences with the other members, and Raikinas decided to march onwards with their 4 member line-up.
The album was produced by "Art Eifel e.v." (Germany) and was released by Raikinas in August 2012. A few months after, the band also made a music video of "Under the Flowers", taken from the album.
The band continued to play in Sardinia and organized a mini-tour in Germany with 7 dates passing through the cities of Cologne, Aremberg, Euskirchen and Kall and they received great public approval. Raikinas have collaborated with several bands from the Sardinian music scene and have also done collaborations with rock and stoner bands throughout Italy and across Europe (Dirt Deflector, Far Away Town, Black Wings of Destiny, etc. ..)
Between summer 2012 and autumn 2013, the four members worked on new tracks and revised the band's sound. Raikinas' new path sees them characterized by a much warmer and more saturated sound: the metal and crossover sound that characterized the first period of the band and the first album have dissolved in favour of a more heavy rock and stoner sound with psychedelic influences. In December 2013, Raikinas etched 11 new songs that will go towards their second album, (T)R.I.P.
Sito Web: http://raikinasrks.wordpress.com
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