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German stoner rockers Van Groover return with a brand new EP »Back From The Shop«!

Herborn, Germany based stoner rock trio Van Groover has just dropped their brand new EP »Back From The Shop« on September 6th, 2023.

01. Hill Willy’s Chop Shop
02. Double Wide
03. The Bandit
04. A-38
05. The Grizz

“We’re not reinventing the wheel, but we got four of them.”

With two V8s under the hood and a Harley in between, Van Groover isn’t just a fake. They own these rides, they live the lifestyle and they sound like them. 100% riff-powered, a little bit of bullshit, just like a road trip through the desert, with stoner rock stomped on the license plate.

Their first album »Honk If Parts Fall Off«, which left the garage August 14th 2021, hit the Doom Charts August at 21th place. It tells the story of all the different people and strange situations, someone would encounter on a road trip. From roadkill restaurants to a monkey on the backseat, the rusty vocals will tell you all about it, while the music draws the fitting scenery.

The two music videos to »Streetfood« and »Godeater« hit YouTube the following months, recieved positive attention, showing the band doesn’t take itself too seriously, yet staying on a proffessional level.

The Van survived the pandemic and rushes full speed into the Festival Season 2022 to play with the bands such as The Atomic Bitchwax, Emil Bulls, Motor Jesus, Gorilla Monsoon and Bushfire.

At dirty parkinglots the band wrote new material in the beginning of 2023. Recorded at the Tonmeisterei the new songs are heavier, more mature, more rusty and just so oozing from oil. Release is planed in fall 2023.

Right after the studio the van cruised the streets again headlining shows in Mannheim, Kassel, Hildesheim and Hamburg, closed by a short “Vandurance Tour” with Stargo, sharing the stage with MaidaVale and High Desert Queen.

Van Groover are no strangers to the business. Lead by bassist and vocalist Bass-T (Cripper), drummer Steven Broschkus (Devil’s Shepherd) and six stringer Jan Arnold (The Carrion Call) the band founded itself in 2019 with the mission to start a new low pressure area in Germany, ready to tell what real van life is all about.

Order »Back From The Shop« on CD here:

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

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