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Austrian heavy psych rockers Great Rift released their third full-length album »Utopia«, out now via StoneFree Records

Austrian heavy psych rockers Great Rift have just released their third full-length album »Utopia« on April 20th, 2022 via StoneFree Records.

01. The Return
02. Space
03. Beteigeuze
04. Golden Skies
05. Voyagers
06. Utopia

All songs written and performed by Great Rift.
Recorded and mixed by Hannes Mottl at Hannes Mottl Audio Productions in Vienna, Austria.
Produced by Great Rift and Hannes Mottl.
Mastered by Mikey Allred at Dark Art Audio in Nashville, USA.

Says the band: “»Utopia« describes a remarkable journey through Space, to a planet called “Utopia”. It’s a place where one of the deepest wishes of humanity will be granted: Everyone is able to be completely themselves.

This piece of music is a guide to an individual journey through the inner self, and gives the courage to reflect on the music and yourself. The concept of time is irrelevant, this journey can be repeated at any time. We constantly return to the starting point of a new development, and “Utopia” becomes our steady road map of reflection. Passing by stellar constellations explored in details, emotions and visions, this album is for everyone who is seeking to evolve constantly to a new version of themselves, despite a steady moving world.”

Order »Utopia« here:

Heavy psych rock inspired by the heavy blues, hard and psychedelic rock of the 70s to the beginning of Stoner Rock in the 90s of the last century. Four men, who come from the cosmic vastness of Austria, with Vienna as their navigation bridge. Backed by a passionate, distinctive singing voice, their lyrics speak powerfully about the universe, their very own source of inspiration with its endless possibilities, fabulous fantasies and unexpected journeys. With their sound, Great Rift set course to distances unknown, without destroying or forgetting their roots. Driving beats, heavy riffs and catchy hooks merge live into a rousing musical supernova.

Photo by Ania Radziszewska

After the bands founding in 2016, they released their EP »VoodooWoodland« on Electricfire Records in 2017, followed in June 2018 by their first album »Vesta«, published on StoneFree Records and Electricfire Records. In 2019 the band started with a personal change on the drums, which allowed the guys to expand their creative possibilities considerably.

In 2020, another personel change on the guitar was taking place. Great Rift have definitely reinvented themselfs now. Musical creative possibilities now seem inexhaustible. With this newfound energy, the band sets off their journey again, to record a new album in 2021 which will be released in 2022.

Great Rift is:
Thomas Gulyas – Vocals, Guitar
Andreas Lechner – Guitar, Backing Vocals
Peter Leitner – Bass
Klaus Gulyas – Drums

Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well

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