DOMKRAFT have unleashed their ten-ton AC/DC cover ‘Night Prowler’ as the second digital single from “Best of AC/DC“, the companion volume to the forthcoming MER Redux series installment “Back in Black [Redux]“, which are both scheduled for release on December 3. More information about this album can be found below.
Martin Wegeland comments: “There is a true timeless quality to AC/DC that few other bands have attained”, writes the DOMKRAFT vocalist and bass player. “This is hardly a unique observation, right? And to keep it even more generic; they were one of the first harder rock bands that we all heard as kids, and they have pretty much been with us ever since, especially their earlier stuff. In some strange way, their music has matured with us. Listening to a track like ‘Live Wire’ today comes with a completely different subtext than it did when we were, like, 11 years old. There’s a lot of melancholy and sadness in both the vocals and the harmonies which I don’t think we grasped back then. Then it was all about ripping riffs and raising hell, which of course still is of huge importance. There are just more layers to the ‘hell-raising’ when listening to those albums today.”
Martin continues: “We tried to keep ‘Night Prowler’ respectfully true to the original, while still twisting the song our way”, he explains and reveals a “secret” about a singing guest: “If the original version is sneaking in its pace, then ours is crawling, slightly more dragging, messed up, and psychotic. We basically decided to learn to play the song as close to the original as possible, then unlearn, and give it our own treatment. I think our version makes total sense in a Domkraft context and I am stoked with how it tuned out. Fun fact: If you listen closely to the choirs, you might be able to recognize a familiar voice in the back. That’s Tomas from At the Gates, who dropped into the studio while we were recording. You might miss it a first, but he’s there, behind Per and Kalle. Ready to rip your soul out.”
DOMKRAFT released their acclaimed third full-length “Seeds” on April 30, 2021.
Originally, the Swedish psychedelic doom-riffers bonded over a mutual love for SPACEMEN 3, MONSTER MAGNET, SLEEP, and HAWKWIND, to name but a few. Drawing from the heaviest of their combined influences, the trio from Stockholm crafted a sound that blends towering dirges, mind-bending psychedelia, and hypnotic minimalism, which is embodied by their monolithic 2016 debut album “The End of Electricity” and 2018 follow-up “Flood”.
Following the release of their first full-length, DOMKRAFT received invitations from and performed at prestigious festivals such as the Desertfests (BE and DE), Psycho Las Vegas (US), Blow Up (FI), Sonic Whip (NL), and many others.
With the post-apocalyptic concept album “Seeds”, DOMKRAFT have drawn a detailed map to a groove-driven heavy rock utopia, where humankind can evolve and unite. Better living through massive volume!
1. Sin City – WITCHSKULL
2. It’s a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock ‘N Roll) – KAL-EL
3. What’s Next to the Moon – BOB BALCH & TONY REED
4. Bad Boy Boogie – KRYPTOGRAF
5. Walk All Over You – BLUE HERON
6. Overdose – SUPERSUCKERS
7. For Those About to Rock (We Salute You) – RIFF LORD
8. Whole Lotta Rosie – SOLACE
9. If You Want Blood – RED MESA
10. The Razors Edge – GHOST SHIP RITUAL
11. Dog Eat Dog – CAUSTIC CASANOVA
12. High Voltage – ELECTRIC FRANKENSTEIN
13. Night Prowler – DOMKRAFT
“Best of AC/DC” is the by now traditional companion volume to a [Redux] series installment. Released alongside “Back in Black [Redux]”, “Best of AC/DC” contains even more amazing cover versions from the Down Under rock titans. This 2-LP extravaganza features 13 bands offering their exciting renditions of all-time classics and deep cuts from across the AC/DC catalog. Fielding an array of heavyweights and hungry up-and-comers from the heavy rock underground, there should be no doubt that fans of the riff-heavy will be stoked to experience these massive AC/DC interpretations unlike any that they’ve heard before.
“Back in Black [Redux]” presents new takes on all ten cuts from AC/DC’s seminal seventh album. This was the first record to feature “new” singer Brian Johnson following the death of original larger-than-life frontman Bon Scott, and music historians agree that there was massive pressure on both the new singer and the band to deliver. Even so, nobody could have anticipated that they’d create one of the most important rock albums ever, and Magnetic Eye cannot wait for you to hear what many of your favorite bands from the stoner, doom, and riff-rock scene have done with some of the most iconic rock songs of all time.
The Magnetic Eye [Redux] Series features hand-picked classic albums from across the history of rock and metal, re-imagined in their entirety from start to finish by bands we love. Choice artists from throughout the rock and metal world are tasked to select a track to make their own, translating a milestone record into the new millennium with crushing heaviness and searing energy. To date, Magnetic Eye Records have published [Redux] versions of PINK FLYOD’s “The Wall”, HELMET’s “Meantime”, BLACK SABBATH’s “Vol. 4”, HENDRIX’s “Electric Ladyland”, and ALICE IN CHAINS’ “Dirt”, which have included artists like MATT PIKE, PALLBEARER, THE MELVINS, ALL THEM WITCHES, KHEMMIS, ASG, ZAKK WYLDE, MARK LANEGAN, SCOTT REEDER, and many more mind-blowing artists.
Join a host of heavy rocking bands on the sixth foray into Redux territory as they pay due respect to the giant musical legend from Down Under!