Doomed Nation

Sounds For The Lost Generation

Listen to Naxatras’ brand new studio album »IV«, available now on all digital platforms and in physical formats

Greek psychedelic rockers Naxatras stream their fourth full-length studio album, »IV«, which was just released on February 25th, 2022.

New album is available for streaming on all digital platforms. Get official Naxatras merch and »IV« in physical form at naxatras.shop!

The band comments: “It’s been a wild journey ’till the completion of our new musical endeavour but the final result, as well as your amazing feedback-so-far, couldn’t be more rewarding.
With almost a month left ’till our European Tour kicks off, we can’t wait to meet every single one of you, on the road, and share the moment, just like we used to. The detailed tour schedule is available on our website: naxatras.gr/tour.
It feels so strange for our release date to coincide with one of the darkest moments in modern European history. Our thoughts are with all the people suffering from war-infested madness due to the recent events in Ukraine. Stay strong.”

Tracklist:
01. Reflection (Birth)
02. Omega Madness
03. Journey To Narahmon
04. The Answer
05. Ride With Time
06. Radiant Stars
07. Horizon
08. The Battle Of Crystal Fields
09. Reflection (Death & Rebirth)
10. Shape Of The Evening

Recorded and mixed by Nikos Logiotatidis at Magnanimous Recording Studio.
Mastered by Dave Collins.
Artwork by Chris RW.

Courtesy of Hold Tight PR:

It’s been almost a decade now since Naxatras first set out from the Greek north to carve out the path fate had set for them.

Since 2012, the group have been honing the rough edges of psychedelic rock, combining heavy riffs, heady soundscapes, astral melodies and a deep appreciation for groove.

»IV« is – fittingly – the first new music to showcase Naxatras as a quartet. It is a significant departure for the group, already celebrated across Europe for their jamming-based approach to psychedelia. The focus with IV is now more directly on songwriting, musicianship and composition – drawing magic from early 70s prog rock and master songwriters of esoterica. Artwork for »IV« was created by the superlative Chris RW.


Photo by Konstantinos Stathis

The new album has gaps that only a keyboard can fill, so Naxatras welcome a new member to the clan: Pantelis Kargas. The whole operation of the band has changed – the previously trademark analogue sound has shifted to a more surgically precise approach, the orchestration multileveled and powerful.

»IV« is the band at their creative peak, with all their experience put to use, and you can hear the first glimpse of the record on 26th November with the exquisite »Journey To Narahmon«. An expansive, mesmerising six-minute journey, with nods to Pink Floyd, Elder, Steven Wilson, the new track’s wordless vocalisations demonstrate the power of Naxatras at its fullest.

Naxatras’ musical imprint began in 2015, with their first album »I«. Recorded in a single day, the record was a best-selling underground sensation and welcomed with critical acclaim.

Shortly after the band went on their first tour, with live shows in Greece and five neighbouring Balkan countries. The second album – »II« – followed in 2016, with the same attitude in live performance, live recording, and fully analogue mentality.

However the road proved to be the band’s calling – summer 2016 led to Naxatras’ first full European tour, sowing the seeds of high anticipation.

An established act with the release of »III«, 40 more European dates followed, with a firm fanbase in every city on the continent. The album release show in Athens was to more than 1,000 devotees, a sold-out spectacle, and the subsequent tours included performances at Desertfest, Rock Im Waid, Duna Jam, Ozora and a series of appearances in Australia.

Naxatras is:
John Delias – Guitar & Vocals
John Vagenas – Bass & Vocals
Kostas Charizanis – Drums & Percussion
Pantelis Kargas – Keyboards & Synthesizers

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

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.