Klogr release their third studio album Keystone (mixed by Grammy winning producer David Bottrill – Stone Sour, Muse, Rush, Tool and more) on 6th October via Zeta Factory (distributed in the UK/Europe by PHD).
It kicks off with ‘Sleeping Through the Seasons,’ which immediately tells you these guys are back with a bang! It’s a chunky, riff-laden track with a powerful vocal delivery from frontman Gabriele “Rusty” Rustichelli. Their Hard Rock melodic approach should win over countless new fans whilst appeasing the old guard who supported these guys through their earlier releases.
Track two ‘Prison of Light,’ recently released as their new music video, is another powerhouse track from the boys, showcasing their song writing capabilities that could have you pressing repeat again and again. ‘Technocracy’ lifts the pace with a furious barrage of chunky chords and will be a live favourite for sure, whilst ‘The Echoes of Sin’ delivers an emotive and passionate number.
‘Drag You Back’ is another killer track; with its droning rhythm the guitars just consume you. Thick chunky riffs and a powerhouse vocal display once again make this one of the album’s highlights. There are also some pretty slick guitar solos from Pietro “PQ” Quilichini on guitar and backing vocals to break up the riff-laden foundations.
Klogr’s new album was recorded at Zeta Factory Studio and mixed at Mainstation Studio in Toronto, Canada, by Grammy award winner David Bottrill (Peter Gabriel, Muse, Smashing Pumpkins, Tool, Dream Theater, Stone Sour, Rush). Front man Gabriele spoke about their choice of producer. “We decided to work with a producer like David to reach a turning point in our discography,” comments Rusty. “David brought something that was missing in the band, an outside view focused on music and not on what is ‘trendy.’ His incredible musical sensitivity and his professional experience led us to challenge ourselves and to experiment new solutions that gave the album a unique power and personality. We are really proud and satisfied of the result; this is our best work ever. We hope you will enjoy it!”
Klogr have returned with a punishing album, packing punches in every area from start to finish. Their third release should no doubt raise a few eyebrows, and with a European tour just around the corner supporting The Rasmus, the only way is up for this quartet.
Klogr Keystone is released October 6th via Zeta Factory / PHD.
- ‘Sleeping Through the Seasons’
- ‘Prison of Light’
- ‘The Echoes of Sin’
- ‘Pride Before the Fall’
- ‘Something’s in the Air’
- ‘Drag You Back’
- ‘Sirens’ Song’
- ‘Dark Tides’
- ‘Silent Witness’
- ‘Enigmatic Smile’
- ‘The Wall of Illusion’
The Rasmus ‘Dark Matters Tour’ with special guests Klogr: November 2017
10th HAMBURG, MARKTHALLE (DE)
11th BERLIN, COLUMBIA THEATER – Sold Out (DE)
12th WARSAW, STODOLA (PL)
14th KRAKOW, KWADRAT (PL)
15th PRAGUE, ROXY (CZ)
16th VIENNA, SIMM CLUB (AT)
18th PARIS, LE TRABENDO (FR)
19th LONDON, SCALA – Sold Out (UK)
20th KOLN, KANTINE (DE)
21st AMSTERDAM, MELKWEG (NL)
Gabriele “Rusty” Rustichelli: Lead vocals/guitar
Pietro “PQ” Quilichini: Guitar/backing vocals
Maicol Morgotti: Drums
Roberto Galli: Bass guitar