Danish heavy blues rock trio Blindstone presents their tenth album, »Scars To Remember«, which was just released on August 11th, 2023 via Mighty Music.
01. Embrace The Sky
02. A Scar To Remember
03. Down For The Count
04. Waste Your Time
05. Drums Of War
06. Drifting Away
07. In The Eye Of The Storm
08. The Fields Of Bethel
09. Shining On Through
10. World Weary Blues
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Blindstone are proud to announce the new album »Scars To Remember«. After being the best kept secret within the heavy side of blues rock, as part of the “closed” blues scene for two decades, the band is now moving to Mighty Music and finally get the recognition they deserve.
»Scars To Remember« is the tenth album from the Danish-based blues power trio, which has its stylistic roots in the late 60’s and 70’s, with inspiration from bands/artists such as Jimi Hendrix, Robin Trower, Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, and others.
Formed more than two decades ago and having played countless shows in those years, Blindstone hit it hard in the US, due to their sound, and released most of their albums on the American label Grooveyard Records.
Despite the long run, the band saw a turning point in their career when, in 2020, they were hired as the backing band for the blues legend Walter Trout, for a series of successful concerts around Denmark. This experience was a factor in inspiring the band to seek a slightly more direct and basic stylistic approach on their new album. The blues influence is particularly obvious in songs such »Down For The Count«, »Waste Your Time« and »World Weary Blues«.
Blindstone has always worn its influences on its sleeves, and »Scars To Remember« does indeed contain obvious tips of the hat to influences such as Jimi Hendrix, Robin Trower, Trout, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Gales, Jeff Healey, and others.
As always with Blindstone, Andersen’s guitar work is a focal point, as is the tight ensemble playing of the band – for example, the instrumental »The Fields Of Bethel« comes to mind – but the band’s lyrical universe has reached new levels of seriousness and depth in the bands new collaboration with Swedish lyricist Peter Svensson, who contributed lyrics to a large part of the album. The major concerns of recent years, with a global pandemic and war in Europe, have led the band’s lyrics in a more serious, soul-searching direction, as illustrated by songs like »A Scar To Remember«, »Drums Of War« and »Drifting Away«. In other words, there are no stripper poles, hotrodded cars, nor silver dollar coins to be found in the lyrics, this time around.
»Scars To Remember« is a strong entry in Blindstone’s extensive discography, and should appeal to fans of the band’s previous releases, the aforementioned artists, and to fans of heavy, blues based rock in general.
Martin Jepsen Andersen – Guitars, Vocals
Jesper Vegeberg Bunk – Bass
Sigurd Jøhnk-Jensen – Drums