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Gaupa release a lyric video for the third single »Moloken« taken from their upcoming full-length album »Myriad«

Swedish psychedelic heavy rockers Gaupa release a lyric video for the third single »Moloken« taken from their upcoming full-length album, »Myriad«, due out on November 18th, 2022 via Nuclear Blast Records.

Says the band: “Check out the lyric video for »Moloken«, made by our very own David, over on the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel! Our new album »Myriad« comes out on November 18th, we can’t wait for you to hear it!”

01. Exoskeleton
02. Diametrical Enchantress
03. Moloken
04. RA
05. Elden
06. My Sister Is A Very Angry Man
07. Sömnen
08. Mammon

Courtesy of Nuclear Blast Records:

Unique Swedish rock band Gaupa are pleased to share with you the third single from their forthcoming album, »Myriad«, which will be released on November 18, 2022 via Nuclear Blast Records.

Hauntingly atmospheric tune »Moloken« emerges disguised as an innocent ballad, before it ultimately reveals its dark, heavy core. This is GAUPA at their most introverted, striking in their unpredictability, yet they always find the right moment to let loose and simply let the guitars do the talking.

Gaupa’s sophomore album »Myriad« features eight diverse and exquisitely crafted songs that keep strolling around between progressive rock, psychedelic & stoner rock, doom and folk. An eclectic and unpredictable, yet very mature record by a band that is destined to win over any open-minded music enthusiast from each branch the heavy rock spectrum has to offer.

Photo by George Grigoriadis

Emma Näslund (vocals) comments: “»Moloken« is a Swedish word that according to Google translate means “the moloch”. Whether this is true, I can’t tell you.

It comes down to the concept of Swedish melancholy – to be downcast and feeling like a shred. This is a highly Swedish thing and I would say it peaks in November when the fire leafs have fallen and the trees are naked patiently awaiting their winter coat of frost and snow. This is when you really start to feel the darkness. It seeps into every inch of your being. I think this feeling is captured in this song, which is not really a happy go lucky tune. Whether it comes from you, the world, a strung out relationship or just the weather isn’t really important. There is just this feeling. But as soon as the snow sets, the sky lightens and another wave of hope enters.”

Gaupa (lynx in Swedish) is a rock band from Falun, Sweden. With surreal lyrics, a highly energetic singer, and a sound of progressive rock with doom/folk/psychedelic influences, they released their debut EP in June 2018 and have since then established an international name on the scene. »Gaupa« – their self-titled debut EP – was well received and the band did one of their first performances on Scandinavia’s biggest rock festival: Sweden Rock, which praised the band in the magazine with the following words: “You can tell they are experienced musicians and the singer Emma Näslund is a force of nature. Ethereal and fairy-like with a voice that seems to draw its power out of the deepest spirits of nature.”

In 2021 Gaupa re-entered the studio to record the second full-length album »Myriad« and is currently in the middle of the process of releasing singles and music videos with the aim set on album release by the end of the year. In addition to new releases, Gaupa is currently focusing on the Swedish festival summer of 2022, though with great excitement – after the long wait of the pandemic – to set their feet on new venues around the world.

Download or stream »Moloken« here:
Pre-order »Myriad«:

Gaupa is:
Jimmy Hurtig – Drums
Erik Sävström – Bass
Daniel Nygren – Guitars
David Rosberg – Guitars
Emma Näslund – Vocals

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

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