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2016 / 2018 / 2022






History has a way of repeating itself and this is also true in music. There is a very lively retro rock scene in Germany right now and one of the main exponents of this back-to-basics movement is Berlin-based Kadavar. This trio of giants – literally – has been touring Europe’s finest rock clubs in recent years and is working its way up with appearances at major outdoor festivals. Their blend of fuzzy stoner and psychedelic rock made for one of the most memorable debuts at GMM2016. With an output of four albums in just six years’ time and a hectic touring schedule, Kadavar are highly prolific and this kind of intensity pays dividends in terms of quality. Their 2017 album ‘Rough Times‘ was recorded in their own studio with a warm analogue sound that is much more organic than some of today’s hyped-up, overproduced releases. That vintage rock vibe also permeates the reverb-laden, light-hearted tributes to the Dark Lord and his evil works captured on ‘The Isonation Tapes’ (2021). Infectiously groovy and compact, the new stuff should go down well at GMM2022. (#GMM22)