Garage Rock outfit Åskväder have recently launched their second studio album Fenix. Following the release of the Swede‘s self titled debut from 2020, Åskväder returns with a set of 12 new tracks. Recorded live in the studio, Fenix captures the band‘s energetic and direct sound. Combining Bluesy guitar with groovy rhythms, Åskväder‘s new album sets out to bring “straight forward, 90‘s inspired Scandinavian Garage Rock to the modern day and age”.
Martin Gut from the band has this to say about the new album:
The name of the album came because we as a band in many ways hit a big bump in the road after the first album was released. Fenix is the sequel and is a symbol for rebirth. Covid struck and unfortunately we had some changes in our line up which put the band in a tough spot. However with new members and the absence of Covid we have preserved our sound and thoughts about music in general and the music itself has evolved with the contribution of the new members. The songs are recorded live this time, something that really puts a nice vibe to them, in the enriched Welfare Sounds which also has helped us reach our musical vision.
Åskväder‘s new album Fenix released on Sign Records on March 25th, 2022 in digital format. The CD and vinyl version are set for release in May and can be pre-ordered now. Fenix was recorded and produced by Åskväder, Kalle Lilja and Per Stålberg. The album was mixed by Kalle Lilja and Per Stålberg at Welfare Sounds Studio, and mastered by Magnus Lindberg at Redmount Studios.
Åskväder is also announcing new live dates:
25/3 Göteborg – Fyrens Ölkafe
29/3 Malaga – Velvet Club
30/3 Granada – Rocknrolla
31/3 Baeza – Café Teatro Central
1/4 Dalis-Almeria – Pub J&G
2/4 Caravaca De La Cruz – La Capellania Festival Punknroll
6/5 Motala – Bomber Bar
7/5 Stockholm – Harry B James
1/6 Aalborg – 1000Fryd
2/6 Osnabrück – Zur Heimat
3/6 Berlin – Wild At Heart
4/6 Hamburg – Astra Strube
5/6 Asendorf – Break Out