Masheena – Norwegian Stoner/Hard-Rockers Reveal Video For New Track “Looks Like a Man”
Masheena – Norwegian Stoner/Hard-Rockers Reveal Video For New Track “Looks Like a Man” Via The Obelisk
Norwegian hard rockers Masheena today share a music for a brand new song off their debut album “West Coast Hard Rock”, which was released on August 25th via Majestic Mountain Records (Vinyl) and Electric Talon Records (CD) .
Titled “Looks Like a Man”, this video was filmed and edited by Lex Lukas in The Dominican Republic and is now playing at The Obelisk, who commented “one might recognize elements of latter-day Alice in Chains in Masheena tracks like “Under the Same Sun,” the semi-acoustic harmonies in “Looks Like a Man” (video premiere below) and the more-acoustic-but-still-not-completely-unplugged “Sun Remains” on side B, where the early vocals lug a Jerry Cantrell-esque burden.”
The band had this to say about the video: “This video was shot over three hectic days on location in the North Coast of the Dominican Republic. Shot, directed and edited by New York -based director Lex Lukas, and video features members from Bergen’s Lovebugs and local rapper El Tampa.” In this video we follow the misadventures of former Austrian police detective Franz Hölzer trying to solve a case and keep himself together in a tropical paradise. In between pristine beaches, lush tropical vegetation and pool parties we witness his failed interactions with locals, tourists and expats alike.
If you missed it, watch the video for “Under The Same Sun”here.
Recorded at Solslottet Studio in the band’s hometown of Bergen, Norway, with the assistance of the award-winning producer and Enslaved drummer, Iver Sandøy, “West Coast Hard Rock” was later mixed by the industry titan known as Machine. The album is now available at this location.
Masheena is based on a simple yet challenging mission: to honor the rich heritage of hard rock music by creating great songs that people can connect with.
In 2021, Luis-Alberto Salomon started sharing demos with his longtime friend Tarjei A. Heggernes. Before Masheena, Luis had been a vocal and instrumental cornerstone in Royal Rooster, while Tarjei played bass and drove the rhythm for Lost at Last. Seeing the potential in the demos, Tarjei jumped on board, and also roped in Gerhard Herfindal, better known as Armagedda; A legendary drummer, who has played with formidable acts such as Immortal, I, and Demonaz. The ensemble was completed with the inclusion of Luis’s friend, multi-instrumentalist Ole Andre Farstad aka “El Mago”, current lead guitarist for Abbath.
The group soon decided to form a band, and the raw mixes of their initial four songs, originally slated to form an EP, piqued the interest of the revered label Majestic Mountain Records. Impressed with the sound, the label urged the band to develop a full-length album.