Remind is the forthcoming new full-length from Swedish blues rock unit CAPTAIN CRIMSON. Set for release on October 14th, 2016 on CD, digitally, and limited edition vinyl via Small Stone, CAPTAIN CRIMSON‘s latest is nothing less than a testament to the timeless power of groove, of memorable choruses that take you back to when you felt such things deep in your soul, and indeed offer a reminder that you still can and that you still do. It is the kind of rock and roll that speaks to the essence of the form, and we think that when all is said and done, it’s one of the best records ever to arrive with a Small Stone logo on it.
In advance of its release, today The Sludgelord is streaming “Black Rose.” Notes the band of the track, “‘Black Rose’ was the first song that got written and started the whole process of making Remind. It’s one of the heavier tracks on the record, and it has a good mix of influences from rock, blues, and metal back in the ’70s and more recent acts like Witchcraft and Radio Moscow. With an overdriven and crushing bass groove, blistering guitar solo, heavy but energetic drums, and bluesy vocals, we think that ‘Black Rose’ really shows where the direction of our new album is going!”
Hear “Black Rose,” courtesy of The Sludgelord, at THIS LOCATION.
Preorder Remind at THIS LOCATION where you can also sample opening track “Ghost Town.” Additionally, you can sample the band’s video for “Bells From The Underground” below.
The Swedish hotbed of Örebro has already produced the likes of Truckfighters, Graveyard, Witchcraft, and Blues Pills. Prepare to add CAPTAIN CRIMSON to this exceptional tradition.
Forged in 2010 by vocalist Stefan Lillhager, formerly of Blowback, CAPTAIN CRIMSON draws inspiration from the classic sounds of The Groundhogs, Blue Cheer, Jethro Tull, Cactus, and Emerson, Lake & Palmer, meeting heavy boogie head-on with a modern swagger that has carried over to their latest and third album, Remind – their first for Small Stone Records. Remind follows their 2012 debut, Dancing Madly Backwards, which led them onto their first tour that Fall. Emerging with the lineup of Lillhager, bassist/backing vocalist Chris David (ReinXeed), guitarist Andreas Eriksson, and drummer/organist Mikael Läth, CAPTAIN CRIMSON earned rave reviews for their blues riffing and killer hooks, and they did what any band worth their salt would: They kept touring.
Their second offering, 2014’s Ageless Time, aligned them to Moving Air Music and Nasoni Records and once again put them on the road. On the LP, they showcased a multifaceted songwriting process, benefiting from the contributions of each player working together to bolster the strengths of the whole, and with a stopgap jam session in Stockholm captured on a 2015 digital EP (fittingly titled A Chaotic Jam Session In Stockholm), they make their way into Remind having fully realized their vision of modern classic rock.