11 September 2015
LUNA SOL – BLOOD MOON
Available in the UK/Europe through Cargo Records on 11th September 2015.
“Doesn’t feature any of the Kyuss guys, but it certainly sounds like the work of somebody who spent over a decade in a band with one.” – Brooklyn Vegan
“A Sabbath-channeling churner of impending doom … a stompin, squealin, fucking riotous good time.” – CraveOnline
“Luna Sol’s Blood Moon will breathe some life into the stoner genre as it is not only riff-heavy but has some unexpected touches.” – Invisible Oranges
“As dark and heavy as a drive down a mysterious moonlit mountain road—complete with catchy riffs, blind curves and a subtle eerie ambience” – From Under a Rock
“it’s all in the songs: they’re top notch.” – Metal Sucks
“4 out 5 stars … an ominous, mind-bending journey …” – Scene Magazine
Luna Sol is a high mountain stoner rock band, fronted by veteran singer and lead guitarist David Angstrom (Hermano, Supafuzz).
A drive into the mountains with Angstrom shows that “Blood Moon” captures the removed from society lifestyle of the Rockies. Songs “Leadville,” “Standley Lake,” and “Death Mountain” all come with stories from Angstrom that seem like bizarre mountain folklore, like cautionary tales read to children in books with colorful drawings. Angstrom clearly loves the morbid strangeness with a fascinated curiosity of his new homeland and shares it with us here on “Blood Moon.”
The album was recorded at Sierra Estates in Colorado, and the album artwork was designed by celebrated Denver tattoo artist Christel Perkins of Sol Tribe. The basic tracks were finished in a week, and in keeping with the long-standing tradition of the stoner and desert rock communities, members of the Luna Sol extended family tree contributed additional elements to the recording. John Garcia (Vista Chino, Hermano, Kyuss) adds vocals on “December,” Dandy Brown (Hermano, Orquestra del Desierto) plays bass on “Death Mountain,” Nick Oliveri (Vista Chino, Kyuss, Queens of the Stone Age) plays bass on “Pretty Rotten,” Greg Martin (Kentucky Headhunters) contributes slide guitar on “Death Mountain,” Dean Smith (Supafuzz) plays bass on “Bridges,” Jason Groves (Supafuzz, Asylum on the Hill) plays bass on “In the Shadows,” and Dizzy Reed (Guns N’ Roses) delivers a keys performance on the Hammond B3 for “Your War.”
The album is dark, heavy, and filled with hooks. You’ll keep the motor running until your song is over. John Garcia calls “Blood Moon” “a dark twisted ride down the mountain… It rocks.”
LUNA SOL’s album BLOOD MOON is available in the UK/Europe on Cargo Records on on 11th September 2015.
David Angstrom: Guitar, Vocal
Shanda Kolberg: Guitar, Vocal
Shannon Fahnestock: Bass, Vocal