New Keepers of the Water Towers
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Below is our complete New Keepers of the Water Towers news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Swedish progressive space rock faction New Keepers Of The Water Towers will release the "Infernal Machine" full-length in North America this Spring (April 1st) via Listenable Records. The label comments:
"With this fourth full-length record, a concept album based on the classic sci-fi novel The Forever War, New Keepers Of The Water Towers transformed a tale of an interstellar galactic battle into a musical odyssey that supersedes anything you’ve heard to date. From the record’s initial onset, listeners are flung into a world where classic prog meets it’s unlikely counterparts of pure, vintage space rock, perfectly haunting harmonizing vocal lines, and just enough of the far from modest power riffs to keep you gasping for air with anticipation for the next track to begin as you move forward on your journey."
In advance of the release, the band recently revealed a new video for opening cut, “The Forever War," which can be seen below. New Keepers Of The Water Towers comments: “This is a very sad song about leaving everyone you know and love behind to face something new, when everything is different but nothing really changes. It’s about the war inside each of us and the war we wage on each other while striving to create the life we want for ourselves.” More...
Swedish psychedelic/progressive doomsters New Keepers Of The Water Towers have released their third full-length album "The Cosmic Child" in North America via Listenable Records. The band had this to say regarding the recording:
"It is our most ambitious work yet. 47 minutes filled with dark but majestic melodies, psychedelic passages and a doomy groove. Some have gone to the lengths of calling it 'Dark side of the Doom' (With reference to Pink Floyd's legendary album with a similar title) and I guess our influences from early 70s progressive music has started to shine through the carpet of distortion."
Metal Hammer UK is streaming the album in full at this location, or below in the player.
Main songwriter, guitarist and vocalist Rasmus of Sweden's New Keepers Of The Water Towers has issued the following update regarding the long-awaited third album from the celebrated stoner rock outfit:
"For the past year and a half we have been working in and out of the studio on this, our third, album. It's been a long process of developing and enriching our music with more genre defying sounds, dark lyrics about life and death, a lot of experimenting with musical directions and tinkering with richer harmonic arrangements. To put it bluntly, we've been recording an epic. None of us have ever put this much effort and emotion into a piece of music so it means a lot to us and now that we are in the final steps of recording we feel very proud of what we have accomplished and I don't think there is any doubt in our minds that we have succeeded in creating the album we set out to record."
Song titles to be featured on the upcoming album include "Visions of Death," "Cosmic Child," "He Who Greets With Fire" and "The Great Leveler." A spring 2013 release through Listenable Records has been scheduled for the album. Video footage of the band performing "Rise of the Lizard King" at Roskilde Festival 2010 has been posted at this location.
Swedish act New Keepers of the Water Towers has inked a deal with Listenable Records. The record label commented on the band:
"In 2006, guitarist and vocalist Rasmus Booberg and drummer Tor Sjödén started writing music inspired by the Swedish doom and stoner scene. Over time the duo evolved into the group known today as New Keepers of the Water Towers adding guitarist Victor Berg and, later on, bass-player Robin Holmberg to the line-up.
"Their music has ever since their first EP been sliding towards a more progressive and wider sound, with influences from the first wave of progressive-rock as well as the modern day prog -rock and -metal scene. After playing venues across Europe, anything from small pubs to the Roskilde Festival in 2010, The band is now back in the studio to deliver their third studio album. This time together with French label Listenable, The New Keepers are confident that this will be their greatest CD so far!"
You can watch a video of the band performing at Rockskile 2010 in the clip below.