ROCK HARD NIGHTS 2 +++ SAMSARA BLUES EXPERIMENT + SUPPORT
Samsara Blues Experiment (SBE) are a German 3-piece who channel their musical forms in extended forays of psychedelic stonerrock. Founded in 2007 by guitarist/singer Christian Peters, the group plays a mixture of stoner rock, psychedelic blues, Indian raga, thrash metal and traditional folk. The band is completed by bassplayer Hans Eiselt and drummer Thomas Vedder.
In their early years SBE have been a very busy touring band. Their first tour took them all along the US-Westcoast in March 2009 – the bands ninth show was already at The Echo on LA ́s famed Sunset Boulevard – btw with the release of only one demo in their hands! A few months later, in the Spring of 2010, the now often considered *classic record* „Long Distance Trip“ has been released by the small German label World In Sound. More touring on European ground followed in support of bands like Yawning Man and Sons Of Otis.
The second album „Revelation & Mystery“ brought even more live activities, along My Sleeping Karma and others in a 30 day busride of their „Up In Smoke“-tour across Central Europe and several bigger festival appearances at Roadburn, Burg Herzberg and more. With the release of their third album „Waiting For The Flood“ in 2013, this time on their own label Electric Magic, the band had already become a household name in the „stoner scene“ and beyond. Headlining tours and more festival gigs would follow, as well as an appearance in German TV-show „Rockpalast“.
Over the last eight years the band played some of the major festivals on European and US- American ground, rocking Hellfest, Austin Psych Levitation, Psycho CA, Devilstone, Reverence Valada, several times at the Desertfest in both London and Berlin, and many others including headlining spots at smaller scene festivals in whole Europe.
“Germany’s best kept secret – Samsara Blues Experiment bring psychedelic elements incorporated with fuzzy and bluesy bits, Samsara Blues Experiment put on a performance that’s musically abundant and instrumentally magnificent.” (metal-rules.com)
“Now I had observed a few minutes of Samsara Blues Experiment last month at Psycho California, but I hadn’t really had a chance to lose myself in the music. While here I couldn’t help but fall in love. Samsara Blues Experiment are truly that, a blues experiment! It is one that is both strangely spiritual and oftentimes refreshing. The thing is these guys are turned on to a much bleaker reality, they understand the primal power of what they’re doing and they channel it to put out some of the most thought provoking heavy music I’ve heard all year.
They push boundaries and they shape unique soundworlds. It’s the kind of thing that hints at a bright future for rock and roll.” (wtfmagazine.com)
“These cats put on an extraordinary, mind altering MONSTER show! I cannot even put into words how mesmerizing their set is.” (Waylon Hatchet, San Francisco)
“You may not want to return, as you have found your peace of mind through pictures and visions shown before you in all possible ways of expression.” (Metalpaths, Greece)
“This album demands your time and attention and pulls you away from any other trivial distraction. With Black Sabbath now announcing a reformation and new album for 2012 one can’t help but think that maybe, just maybe they’ve been pipped at the post here by SBE, it really is that good and that worthy!”
(The Sleeping Shaman)