1000mods Announce April European Touring and Summer Festival Gigs

Posted in Whathaveyou on March 30th, 2018 by JJ Koczan

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I know I said as much at the time, but I was deeply, deeply honored to have The Obelisk among the presenters for Greek heavy rock forerunners 1000mods‘ first US tour. It was something I didn’t expect to happen and for a band like them, who’ve so clearly conquered Europe and are looking now to branch out, it was humbling to have even some small role in that. I hear it went well. I hear they’re hoping to come back. All the better. Nothing follows up one tour quite like another tour.

It’s in that spirit, I suppose, that the four-piece have announced the run below for April. Dubbed ‘Into the Spell,’ it finds them continuing to support 2016’s Repeated Exposure To… (review here) ad playing in Poland, Lithuania, Finland, Sweden, and so on. They’ll also be at Hellfest and more this summer, as you can see in the list of dates below posted on the social medias by Sound of Liberation, which booked the gigs.

Goes like this:

1000mods tour poster

Back from their extended North American trip for only 20 days, the groovy 1000mods are getting ready for their next tour “Into the Spell”! On April 12th, they will hit the European roads again, as follows:

12.04 | PL | Krakow | Zet Pe Te
13.04 | PL | Warsaw | Smoke Over Warsaw III
14.04 | LT | Vilnius | Loftas
15.04 | EE | Tallinn | Rockstars
17.04 | FIN | Helsinki | Kuudes Linja
18.04 | FIN | Tampere | Klubi
20.04 | SWE | Stockholm | Kraken
21.04 | NOR | Oslo | Blå
22.04 | SWE | Malmö | Plan B
23.04 | DK | Copenhagen | Stengade
24.04 | D | Berlin | Festsaal Kreuzberg (Desertfest Warm-up)
25.04 | PL | Poznan | Pod Minoga
26.04 | CZ | Prag | 007
27.04 | HUN | Budapest | A38
28.04 | A | Graz | PPC
29.04 | A | Vienna | Arena

Summer Fests:
31.05.2018 Timisoara Revolution Festival RO
23.06.2018 Clisson Hellfest Festival FR
25.07.2018 Tolmin MetalDays Festival SLO
27.07.2018 Neuensee Rock Im Wald Festival D
25.08.2018 Suceava Bucovina Rock Castle Festival RO

100mods is:
Dani G. / Bass & Vox
Giannis S. / Guitars
George T. / Guitars
Labros G. / Drums

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The Obelisk Presents: 1000mods Announce First-Ever US Tour Dates

Posted in The Obelisk Presents, Whathaveyou on December 15th, 2017 by JJ Koczan

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I think it’s fair to consider the first US tour from Greek heavy rock forerunners 1000mods the most significant arrival on North American shores of a European underground band since Truckfighters‘ first tour in 2011. I could not possibly be more thrilled to have The Obelisk have a hand in presenting this run with Tone Deaf Touring and Action PR. “Stoked” simply does not begin to describe it.

Why? Because, simply put, 1000mods are ready. It’s going to be a big change for them from what they’re used to from being on the road in Europe, the level they’re at and so on, but I honestly don’t think they’d hit the States at all if they weren’t looking to make a habit of it. Anything’s possible and this could be a one-time thing, but either way, as they support their strongest work yet on 2016’s Repeated Exposure To… (review here), they seem primed for the embrace of a new audience. Also just announced for Hellfest Open Air in France next June, they’re already veterans multiple times over of the Desertfests and have crisscrossed Europe in admirable fashion for years now. It’s great to imagine them doing the same thing in America and once again building their audience from the ground up as organically as they have elsewhere.

Kudos to the band for taking on the task, and thanks to them as well as to Tone Deaf and Action for letting this site be involved in any way at all. Support on the run comes alternately from Sierra and Telekinetic Yeti. The official announcement for the tour follows here, as seen on the PR wire, with ticket links (more to go on sale this Monday):

1000mods tour

Grecian Stoner Rock Heroes 1000mods Announce North American Headlining Tour

Celebrated Heavy Psych Group to Bring Electric Live Set to Western Hemisphere for First Time in Decade-Plus Career

Esteemed Greek heavy rockers 1000mods have announced their first-ever North American tour dates in the form of a winter, 2018 headlining tour. Set to launch on February 2 in Mexico City, the 29 city major market trek will run through March 5 in Brooklyn, NY, showcasing a group with a worldwide fan base that is hailed for its astute professionalism, resounding hooks and highly energetic live performances. 1000mods will visit North America as part of its current world tour and in support of its most recent album, ‘Repeated Exposure To…’ Support on the 1000mods tour will be provided by Canada’s Sierra and Iowa’s Telekinetic Yeti.

“We feel more than excited to visit America for first time in our career. We have been looking for this for many years and after having amazing connection with our american fans through social media and music platforms, now it’s time to catch us live – the best way to enjoy our music,” says drummer Labros G. We feel also really glad having two amazing up-coming bands with us in order to spread the fuzz!”

1000mods tour dates:
Presented by TheObelisk.net
2/2/2018 Mexico City ME Foro Indie Rocks
2/3/2018 Toluca ME Foro Lando
2/6/2018 Montreal QC Bar Le Ritz^ http://bit.ly/2Aqpgqk
2/7/2018 Ottawa ON Mavericks^ http://bit.ly/2j4JOxy
2/8/2018 Toronto ON Hard Luck^ http://ticketf.ly/2CiUdxM
2/9/2018 Cleveland OH Grog Shop^ http://ticketf.ly/2C9dDEx
2/10/2018 Chicago IL Reggies Rock Club* http://ticketf.ly/2Aqcbgq
2/11/2018 Des Moines IA Vaudeville Mews* http://bit.ly/2jUFx0t
2/12/2018 Minneapolis MN 7th St Entry* http://bit.ly/2j2S0y8
2/13/2018 Kansas City MO Record Bar* http://bit.ly/2AHxJtl
2/14/2018 Denver CO Globe Hall* http://ticketf.ly/2nULHlw
2/15/2018 Salt Lake City UT Metro Music Hall* http://ticketf.ly/2kw6h6G
2/16/2018 Boise ID Shredder* http://bit.ly/2j493zZ
2/17/2018 Seattle WA El Corazon* http://ticketf.ly/2o7bmrl
2/18/2018 Vancouver BC Astoria* http://ticketf.ly/2BnOn0x
2/19/2018 Portland OR Tonic Lounge*
2/20/2018 San Francisco CA Brick and Mortar Music Hall* http://bit.ly/2ktqYjK
2/21/2018 Los Angeles CA Resident DTLA*
2/22/2018 San Diego CA Space* http://ticketf.ly/2CjQoIF
2/23/2018 Phoenix AZ The Rogue* http://ticketf.ly/2AITEAt
2/25/2018 Ft Worth TX Ridglea Theater* http://bit.ly/2yuL56i
2/26/2018 Austin TX Come And Take It Live* http://bit.ly/2zcAlNe
2/27/2018 New Orleans LA Santos Bar* http://bit.ly/2BpvnPf
2/28/2018 Orlando FL Will’s Pub* http://ticketf.ly/2CkWcl9
3/1/2018 Atlanta GA 529* http://bit.ly/2ksY7fu
3/2/2018 Charlottesville VA Champion Brewing* FREE SHOW
3/3/2018 Washington DC Black Cat*
3/4/2018 Philadelphia PA Kung Fu Necktie* http://bit.ly/2CiJ4wW
3/5/2018 Brooklyn NY Saint Vitus* http://bit.ly/2zdihml
^ = w/ Sierra
* = w/ Telekinetic Yeti

100mods is:
Dani G. / Bass & Vox
Giannis S. / Guitars
George T. / Guitars
Labros G. / Drums

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1000mods Post “Electric Carve” Video; European Tour Begins Tomorrow

Posted in Bootleg Theater on March 22nd, 2017 by JJ Koczan

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Starting tomorrow, Greek heavy rock forerunners 1000mods hit the road in Europe. Big time. The four-piece from Chiliomodi will be on tour for more than the next month supporting their excellent late-2016 outing, Repeated Exposure To… (review here), which seems only to have picked up momentum following its release and is sure to continue to do so as the band hand-delivers it to cities across the continent, making stops along the way at Riff Ritual FestDesertfest London, Desertfest Berlin and Tubecult Festival for good measure.

To mark their going, 1000mods have a new video for the song “Electric Carve” that, rife with clips of wind-surfing, skating, the band rocking out on a suitably-rocky beach, etc., captures the easy-grooving vibe they’re going for that seems to have caught on in such a huge way across Europe. Greece has produced some killer acts across this now-waning decade and has emerged with one of Europe’s most enviable scenes along with Italy (and of course the mainstays: Germany and Sweden), but I don’t know if anyone from the Hellenic Republic has made quite the same kind of impact as 1000mods, and as they’ve done it on a foundation of quality songwriting and regularly breaking their collective ass on tours like the one they’re about to start, it’s hard to argue with the warm reception they’re getting at this point as being anything other than well-earned.

Bottom line? Keep kicking ass, gents.

The run starts in Bulgaria and finishes in Italy and you can see the complete list of dates under the “Electric Carve” clip below, which I hope you’ll enjoy:

1000mods, “Electric Carve” official video

This is our first video clip!

In collaboration with Jagged Melon Productions and G.N.P. Productions, we want to pay our tribute to all the riders who employ our music throughout these years. Electric carve is dedicated to you!

So grab your board, put your headphones on and hit the road, catch the wind, carve the mountains and the sea! Cheers to all the riders that participated in the video!

CREDITS
Directed by / Themistocles Lambridis
Produced by / Jagged Melon Productions
Assistant Producer / Alex Masmanidis
Filmed by / Steve Kekis, Alex Masmanidis, Konstantinos Kalavrezos, Dimitris Lambridis, Themistocles Lambridis, Meletis Vaxevanidis, Spiros Badios

\ Riders /
Spiros Badios, Stelios Danourdis, Nikos Matsourdelis, Meletis Vaxevanidis, Petros Martinos, Vasilis Glitsis, Lykourgos Neofotistos, Steve Kekis, Alex Masmanidis, Soulis, Dirty South Crew.

Sound of Liberation and Ouga Booga & the Mighty Oug Touring present:
1000mods – Repeated and Exposed To – European Tour 2017

23/03/2017 – SOFIA, BG | MIXTAPE5
24/03/2017 – BUCHAREST, RO | FABRICA
25/03/2017 – CLUJ NAPOCA, RO | SHELTER ((SOLD OUT))
26/03/2017 – TIMISOARA, RO | DAOS CLUB
28/03/2017 – BEOGRAD, RS | ELEKTROPIONIR
29/03/2017 – NOVI SAD, RS | THE QUARTER
30/03/2017 – ZUPANJA, HR | MKC
31/03/2017 – TBA
01/04/2017 – MUNICH, DE | UNDER THE BLACK MOON
02/04/2017 – LEIPSIG, DE | WERK 2
03/04/2017 – PRAGUE, CZ | KLUB 007
04/04/2017 – BUDAPEST, HU | DURER KERT
05/04/2017 – ZAGREB, HR | VINTAGE INDUSTRIAL BAR
06/04/2017 – INNSBRUCK, AT | PMK
07/04/2017 – NUREMBERG, DE | MUZ
08/04/2017 – CHEMNITZ, DE | AJZ
09/04/2017 – OSNABRUCK, DE | BASTARD CLUB
10/04/2017 – HAMBURG, DE | HAFFENKANG
11/04/2017 – AMSTERDAM, NL | WINSTON KINGDOM
12/04/2017 – KARLSRUHE, DE | ALTE HACKEREI
13/04/2017 – FREIBURG, DE | SLOW CLUB
14/04/2017 – OLTEN, CH | COC d’OR
15/04/2017 – WINTERTHUR, CH | GASWERK
17/04/2017 – SAN SEBASTIAN, ES | DABADABA
18/04/2017 – GIJON, ES | SALA ACAPOULCO
19/04/2017 – PORTO, PT | CAVE45
20/04/2017 – LISBON, PT | RCA CLUB
21/04/2017 – MADRID, ES | WURLITZER BALLROOM
22/04/2017 – BARCELONA, ES | RIFF RITUAL FEST
23/04/2017 – MONTPELLIER, FR | BLACK SHEEP
24/04/2017 – GENEVE, CH | KALVINGRAD
25/04/2017 – COLMAR, FR | GRILLEN
26/04/2017 – TBA
27/04/2017 – PARIS, FR | PETIT BAIN
28/04/2017 – LONDON, UK | DESERTFEST LONDON
29/04/2017 – DEVENTER, NL | BURGERWEESHUIS
30/04/2017 – BERLIN, DE | DESERTFEST BERLIN
03/05/2017 – TRIESTE, IT | TETRIS
04/05/2017 – TORINO, IT | BLAH BLAH
05/05/2017 – PISA, IT | ALBATROSS
06/05/2017 – PESCARA, IT | TUBECULT FESTIVAL
07/05/2017 – BARI, IT | ARCI OPEN SOURCE

100mods is:
Dani G. / Bass & Vox
Giannis S. / Guitars
George T. / Guitars
Labros G. / Drums

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1000mods Announce Massive European Tour

Posted in Whathaveyou on January 31st, 2017 by JJ Koczan

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I consider anything over three weeks a long tour. 1000mods will nearly double that standard beginning on Thursday, March 23, as they head out on a massive round of European tour dates supporting last year’s Repeated Exposure To… (review here). Their third album, it was a watershed moment for them as well as for Greece’s heavy rock scene, which has become among the most vibrant in the Euro underground, with 1000mods very much at the fore as a lead for other groups to follow. The band spent much of last fall bouncing between fests, and they’ll do likewise this time around, hitting Desertfest London 2017, Desertfest Berlin 2017, Under the Black Moon and Riff Ritual along their way, as you can see in the update below.

One really hopes these guys enjoy spending time together, because they’re going to be doing a lot of it. Too bad they already put out an album called Super Van Vacation (it was in 2011; review here), because a tour like this seems like a prime opportunity to make a live record and that’s the perfect title for one.

Shows are presented by Sound of Liberation. Dig:

1000mods euro tour dates

1000mods – Repeated and Exposed Tour 2017

As promised: We are getting back on the European roads for a headline tour this time, in order to promote our latest album “Repeated exposure to…”.

We are really happy to visit a lot of cities for the first time and some cities that we haven’t visited since 2014. We are also proud to include a lot of amazing festivals like Desertfest London, DesertFest Berlin, Under The Black Moon 2017 in Munich and Riff Ritual Festival in Barcelona.

Dates:
23.03 – Sofia, BG
24.03 – Bucharest, RO
25.03 – Cluj, RO
26.03 – Timisoara, RO
28.03 – Beograd, RS
29.03 – Novisad, RS
01.04 – Munich, DE
02.04 – Leipzig, DE
03.04 – Prague, CZ
04.04 – Budapest, HU
05.04 – Zagreb, HR
06.04 – Innsbruck, AT
07.04 – Nuremberg, DE
08.04 – Chemnitz, DE
09.04 – Osnabruck, DE
10.04 – TBA
11.04 – Amsterdam, NL
12.04 – Karlsruhe, DE
13.04 – Freiburg, DE
14.04 – Olten, CH
15.04 – Winterthur, CH
17.04 – San Sebastian, ES
18.04 – Gijon, ES
19.04 – Porto, PT
20.04 – Lisbon, PT
21.04 – Madrid, ES
22.04 – Barcelona, ES
23.04 – TBA
24.04 – Geneve, CH
25.04 – Cojmar, FR
26.04 – TBA
27.04 – Paris, FR
28.04 – London, UK
29.04 – Deventer, NL
30.04 – Berlin, DE
03.05 – Trieste,IT
04.05 – Torino, IT
05.05 – Pisa, IT
06.05 – Pescara, IT
07.05 – Bari, IT

Some more dates to be announced soon!
Powered by Sound of Liberation UG and Ouga Booga & the Mighty Oug

100mods is:
Dani G. / Bass & Vox
Giannis S. / Guitars
George T. / Guitars
Labros G. / Drums

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1000mods, Repeated Exposure To…: Potential for Lasting Effects (Plus Track Premiere)

Posted in audiObelisk, Reviews on September 20th, 2016 by JJ Koczan

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[Click play above to hear the premiere of ‘Loose’ by 1000mods. Repeated Exposure To… is out on CD/DL Sept. 26 with vinyl Oct. 30 via Ouga Booga and the Mighty Oug Recordings.]

With their third full-length, Repeated Exposure To…, Greece’s 1000mods affirm their place at the head of the pack of European heavy rock and roll. I mean that without qualification. Not just Greek heavy, but Europe as a whole. They were already leaders in their home country after their 2014 offering, Vultures (review here), which followed their 2012 Valley of Sand EP (discussed here), their 2011 debut LP, Super Van Vacation (review here), 2009’s Liquid Sleep EP (review here), and their first short release, Blank Reality, which came out in 2006, but a full decade later, the Chiliomodi four-piece have become bona fide masters of the form.

Released through their own Ouga Booga and the Mighty Oug RecordingsRepeated Exposure To… derives its name from the photo on its cover, the warning on the tube amp that reads, “Warning! Repeated exposure to high sound levels (more than 80 decibels) may cause permanent impairing of hearing.” And so it might. Nonetheless, for 1000mods, one might take that as a credo under which they’re operating throughout the album as a whole.

Repeated Exposure To… runs at eight tracks/51 minutes and is easily the band’s most realized offering yet, produced and mixed by themselves with George Leodis and mastered by Brad Boatright with a crisp feel that demonstrates the professionalism they’ve hard won over the course of the last several years on the road throughout Europe, making their name internationally and coming to fully represent not only the vibrancy of Greece’s well-populated underground, but their own take on classic riff-driven songwriting, which finds its greatest accomplishments to-date here in cuts like “Above 179,” “Loose,” “The Son,” “A.W.,” “Groundhog Day” and “Into the Spell.”

A returning lineup of bassist/vocalist Dani G., guitarists Giannis S. and George T., and drummer Labros G. set the tone with the aforementioned opener “Above 179,” which declares its fuzzy roll outright and meets it head on with a galloping chug and the first of many resounding hooks. The tones are full, the drums sharp, the vocals cut through perfectly — it’s clear right from the start that it was a production with effort behind it; more an attempt to make an album with its own energy than represent a live show in raw form, and that works for the material as “Above 179” slows down and crashes into the riff that launches the subsequent “Loose.”

Tied with “The Son” as the longest tracks on Repeated Exposure To… at 8:41, “Loose” finds tension in the drums and builds toward its verse over the course of its first minute, a swing taking hold that finds interplay opening to its chorus, memorable almost immediately upon entering the ears. It’s only part of the impression “Loose” makes, however, as a thicker push kicks in to back a bridge and they move into a solo section at the halfway point that leads to a quiet section as part of a plotted instrumental jam that moves through the remainder of the track. Even as tight as they’ve shown themselves to be just a couple songs in, 1000mods let “Loose” live up to its name.

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Its somewhat more hypnotic and long-faded finish is a smooth setup for the boot-to-the-ass that is “Electric Carve,” a 3:37 rush topped by more aggressive vocals in its chorus that’s the shortest inclusion at 3:37 and arguably the most intense — a barnburner, though one not quite willing to let go of the overarching groove 1000mods have built over the album’s early going. That turn of approach is all the more noteworthy as “Electric Carve” splits the difference between “Loose” and “The Son,” which holds to its swinging progression more than “Loose” but also has plenty of room for another extended instrumental section in its second half, changing the context in which it and both the tracks around it arrive. Again, 1000mods benefit from experience, from professionalism, and Repeated Exposure To… is a stronger record for it.

The play back and forth in thrust continues with the faster “A.W.,” though in this instance it’s the guitar doing the screaming following a quick intro line that seems to play directly off Monster Magnet‘s “Powertrip” prior to a chorus of “I know I’m living in a bottle,” that proves no less infectious. A slowdown at the halfway mark builds back up to full-throttle push and where both “Loose” and “The Son” left their hooks behind to go exploring, “A.W.” cuts the runtime by about 50 percent and reinforces the underlying notion of songcraft that’s been there all along by returning to what becomes its signature line near the finish.

Though it gets somewhat swallowed up by the closing duo that follows in “Groundhog Day” and “Into the Spell,” the subsequent “On a Stone” rolls out yet another showcase chorus and plays successfully off a mid-paced vibe that serves as a fluid transition into the ending section while satisfying in its structure and the ground it finds between the drive of cuts like “Electric Carve” and the more spacious material elsewhere on Repeated Exposure To… — a category in which it seems fair to include “Groundhog Day,” if only for the largesse of its central groove.

Both the penultimate track and the closer top seven minutes, and comprise between them an immersive finale for 1000mods, “Groundhog Day”‘s roll a standout moment for the album as a whole and put to effective use as a kind of instrumental chorus in the first half of the song until about three and a half minutes in when the drums signal a shift into the righteously half-timed solo section that will cap the remainder, a lone guitar line leading into “Into the Spell,” which announces itself with echoing guitar backed by bass and an emergent drum line over the course of its first minute-plus before the main riff makes its presence felt. If there’s anywhere on Repeated Exposure To… that 1000mods show their roots, it’s in “Into the Spell,” with a line drawn directly to Kyuss that still shifts back and forth into the more individualized jam while also keeping a forward motion overall.

Like the album overall, it’s not a minor accomplishment, and as they move from raucous, good-times heavy into the long fade that ends side B, it becomes increasingly clear what a special moment for the band Repeated Exposure To… has managed to capture. Like Dozer was once able to do in successfully transcending their early influences to create something individual from them, so too have 1000mods produced a work of such quality built from the strong foundation of their two prior full-lengths. I won’t attempt to conjecture as to future impact they or the band might have, but these songs hit with an effect that feels geared toward longer-term appreciation, and the immediate sense is that Repeated Exposure To… might just get even richer with time and, suitably enough, multiple return visits.

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