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Italian heavy stoner four-piece Tenebra premiere a music video for their new single »Cracked Path«

Bologna, Italy based heavy stoner four-piece Tenebra premiere a music video for the new single »Cracked Path« taken from their forthcoming EP, »What We Do Is Sacred«, set to release this Friday, November 12th, 2021 via New Heavy Sounds.

01. Cracked Path (EP version)
02. Hard Luck
03. Primitive Man (Jerusalem cover)

Recorded by the band at Shack Studio.
Mixed by Bruno Germano at Vacuum Studio.
Mastered by Carl Saff.

From New Heavy Sounds:

Tenebra are a hard and heavy stoner rock powerhouse, fronted by a seriously formidable singer. They play a mix of fuzz drenched stoner crossed with psych, heavy blues, 70’s proto-metal and a hint of occult rock. They create music that is not only the sum of their influences but pushes those influences outwards.

They say, “We love rock like it used to be but try to make it speak our language.” And that they most certainly do as »What We Do Is Sacred« testifies.

»Cracked Path« is all organic 70’s proto metal with a contemporary edge. Full on fuzz with the psych grunge of the 90’s underground, it’s Screaming Trees meets Fu Manchu, and it must be said that the vocals are truly storming. Silvia has one helluva voice, laced with whiskey, smoke, grit and late nights, think Maggie Bell or Olivia Favela from Birtha meets Betty Davis and you’ll be in the right ballpark.

Photo by Davide Savaidis

»Hard Luck« is a chugging, pounding ride down the highway to hell with Silvia’s bluesy wail destroying all before it, complete with a psychedelic wall of guitars and melodics a plenty.

Finally you get »Primitive Man« a cover from the first and self-titled Jerusalem album released in 1972. However Tenebra claim this song as their own, the proto-metal riffs are all there, the vocals are blues wailingly epic and just to mix it up there’s a cool middle section complete with flute solo.

»What We Do Is Sacred« is a 3-song statement of intent that is not only a great listen but sets the tone for their second full-length in 2022.

Tenebra is:
Silvia – Vocals
Claudio – Bass
Mesca – Drums
Emilio – Guitar

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

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