Colombian stoner metal outfit Samán presents their debut full-length album »II. Montana Roja«
Bogotá, Colombia based stoner metal outfit Samán presents their debut full-length album, »II. Montana Roja«, which was just released on July 8th, 2022.
»II. Montana Roja« is available now on all streaming services and as limited digipack CD.
01. Montana Roja (Parte 1)
02. El sueno
03. Camino a la piedra
05. En el siguiente valle
06. A las puertas
07. Tierra Muerta
09. Montana Roja (Parte 2)
A path of work and musical experimentation has been traced, and it culminates with the planning of Samán’s first full-length album: »II. Montana Roja« (Red Mountain). The musical proposal has unconventional rhythms, riffs of different metrics and slow heavy sounds influenced by international names such as Stoned Jesus, Elder, Kyuss and Colour Haze.
The recording of this project began in 2020 at Nativo Estudio in Bogotá, Colombia, but due to complications associated with the pandemic it lasted until the first half of 2022.
The album has 9 songs, incorporating sounds ranging from soft melodies, rhythmic arpeggios and psychedelic sounds, to long heavy chords and heavy hits on the drums. As for the lyrics, they are all written in Spanish, influenced in some cases by Colombian and international literature. The mix between the local and the foreign gives the band a particular musical style that encompasses different tastes of rock and is part of a cause for the renewal of this type of music worldwide.
All music and arrangements composed by Samán with the collaboration of Juan Felipe Acuña.
Lyrics written by Samán, except where indicated:
»Tierra Muerta« (lyrics taken from »El ápice« by Jorge Luis Borges).
»Cumbre« (opening poem taken from »El muerto alegre« and »Spleen« by Charles Baudelaire).
Recorded and mixed by Juan Felipe Acuña at Nativo Estudio (Bogota, Colombia) between 2020 and 2021.
Master by Derek “Doom Daddy” Mattin (British Columbia, Canada) 2022.
Physical CD printing by Green Revolution Productions (Risaralda, Colombia) 2022.
Art: Sadak in Search of the Waters of Oblivion – John Martin (1812)
The Plains Of Heaven – John Martin (1851).
Design: Iván Rodríguez.
Iván Rodríguez – Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards
Santiago Mora – Guitar
José González – Bass
Ricardo Silva – Drums
Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well