Abramis Brama to Release Tusen År April 20

Abramis Brama photo Linda Pettersson

I’ll probably post it first, because of the time zone differences and all that, but you should know that I’ve waited until the end of my day to write about the new Abramis Brama album because I knew it would make me happy to think about it coming out and I wanted to finish the afternoon of putting posts together on a particularly high note. And yeah, the long-running Swedish outfit are good for that kind of thing. Tusen År will be their seventh long-player and first on Black Lodge Records, and I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I’ll be able to get some advanced coverage going for it — you know, beyond this — and maybe interview the band, who remain way, way underappreciated for their contributions to heavy rock both retro and modern.

Yeah, see? I knew that would feel good to think about. New Abramis Brama. What’s not awesome about that? It’s out in April.

From the PR wire:

abramis brama tusen ar

Abramis Brama – Tusen År – Black Lodge Records

Abramis Brama returns with their seventh studio album in 2018, which also celebrates the 20th anniversary of the band’s debut on the Swedish heavy rock scene and national radio airwaves with their signature song “Mamma talar”.

At the time, however, heavy rock with strong 60’s and 70’s roots, sung in their native Swedish tongue, was hardly in fashion. Still, Abramis Brama persevered, and aside from one album (by request of the record label at the time), the band has not swayed, nor betrayed their initial ideals of fusing the doomy thunder of Black Sabbath with the deep groove of Mountain and the lyrical tradition that started with Swedish cult band November in the late 60’s – also adding a Swedish folk influence and some psychedelic touches.

This has garnered them international praise and recognition from listeners and press alike, and by their solid, high energy live performances all over Sweden they’ve created a strong grassroots fan base, that stretch far outside the main cities.

“Tusen år”, the band’s debut for Black Lodge Records, is a very focused rock album that stays true to band’s ideals, and digs deeper with thoughtful, mature, and poetic lyrics – which both celebrate and lament our existence as humans on earth and beyond.

01. Löpeld
02. Vem är du?
03. Tusen år
04. Slutet av tunneln
05. Fel kvinna
06. Vägen ut
07. Hav av lögner
08. Ta mig tillbaka

Ulf Torkelsson – lead vocals, harmonica
Per-Olof Andersson – electric and acoustic guitars
Fredrik Liefvendahl – drums, percussion, backing vocals
Mats Rydström – bass, backing vocals


Abramis Brama, “Lång Tripp” official video

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