Greek psychedelic rockers Naxatras premiere new music video for the second single »Omega Madness« taken from their upcoming studio album, »IV«, which will be released on February 25th, 2022.
The band comments: “»Omega Madness« music video is out now! We’re super hyped to share with you this surreal fantasy trip by acclaimed director Sam Kristofski! Shot entirely on film in New Zealand, we couldn’t hope for a better visual story to accompany our music! This is the radio edit of the song, so make sure to check out the entire piece!”
“»Omega Madness« was one of the first songs we wrote for our new record and we really went mad with it! If you dig doomy riffs, proto-metal licks, robotic bleeps and proggy odd beats, you’re in for a treat!”
Directed by Sam Kristofski.
Recorded and mixed by Nikos Logiotatidis at Magnanimous Recording Studio.
Mastered by Dave Collins.
01. Reflection (Birth)
02. Omega Madness
03. Journey To Narahmon
04. The Answer
05. Ride With Time
06. Radiant Stars
08. The Battle Of Crystal Fields
09. Reflection (Death & Rebirth)
10. Shape Of The Evening
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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.
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.
Photo by Konstantinos Stathis
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.
John Delias – Guitar
John Vagenas – Bass & Vocals
Kostas Charizanis – Drums
Pantelis Kargas – Synthesizers