Okkultokrati (NO) + Gold (NL)
Okkultokrati from Oslo sound like they’re playing from a different dimension. Their latest record “Raspberry Dawn” is weird, wired and quite possibly the holy grail for those craving for some new sensations in the current era. Okkultokrati thrust the heretic rock and roll that they have cultivated since their 2008 inception (on through their albums “Snakereigns” and “Night Jerks”), into more extraordinary situations.Classic 70’s riffing, snotty punk, and brash old school metal are inventively mixed with pulses and spikes of dark wave and ice cold, psychedelic repetition. They retained attitude from their roots, and bust a propulsive stomp that aligns them closer to the clarity of recordings from decades past. Whether you’re a devotee of sounds from the underground or in the market for a stadium rock fix, Okkultokrati can somehow satisfy you all. Okkultokrati bandcamp
Rotterdam-based GOLD is currently one of Rotterdam’s most ambitious bands. This dark rock, post-everything band conceived in 2011 by guitarist Thomas Sciarone (ex-The Devil’s Blood) and vocalist Milena Eva cemented its strong position with their latest output “No Image”; an album that resolutely embraces the roots of dark/death rock, and noisy indie-rock. A true statement of intent, it proved to be a rawer, heavier, and sharper expression than their (already) solid debut, and at the same time one more enchanting and addictive.