Samavayo unveil a teaser video for their upcoming seventh album »Pāyān«, out on March 25th via Noisolution
German stoner rock band Samavayo has unveiled a teaser video for their upcoming seventh album, »Pāyān«, set to release on March 25th, 2022 via Noisolution.
Graphics taken from album artwork by Kiryk Drewinski.
01. Afghan Sky
02. Shot Shot Shot Shot
04. Transcend! Exceed!
06. The Mission
Music, production and lyrics by Samavayo.
Recorded and mixed by Richard Behrens / Big Snuff Studio Berlin.
Mastered by Pascal Stoffels.
Artwork by Kiryk Drewinski.
“Pāyān”. The end. Persian.
Samavayo deals a lot with “the end” in terms of content on their new album. The end of the bad, of the good, the end of humanity, end of the way we treat our planet. It’s about the destruction of our planet, division, racism, greed, exploitation, war, isolation, loneliness. But every end means at the same time a beginning, a new start and beginning. »Pāyān« – the seventh album of Samavayo in the 22nd year of its existence is fresh and full of energy and power!
“Our sound has never been so clear from the ground up as it is on this album. We definitely can say that after 22 years we have finally found our sound.” Musically, the record is different from its predecessors: more heavy, more prog, lots of anger and a pinch of punk, Alice In Chains vocals, and last but not least some unusual guitar soli are added by a illustrious bunch of guests who visited the studio: Igor Sydorenko (Stoned Jesus), Tommi Holappa (Greenleaf, Dozer), Nick DiSalvo (Elder) and Willi Paschen (Coogans Bluff) didn’t take long to contribute.
Photo by Danny Kötter
Impressive is the cover »Talagh« by Iranian pop superstar Googoosh, which has turned from a psychedelic 60s pop song into a mega heavy, but definitely grooving song monster. But also a brute track like »Shot Shot Shot Shot« or the more psychedelic »The Mission« are outstanding.
Watch a music video for the first single and opening track »Afghan Sky« featuring a guitar solo by Nick DiSalvo (Elder, Delving)!
“The song »Afghan Sky« is about the capture of Afghanistan by the Taliban in 2021,” singer and guitarist Behrang Alavi says. “It is about the failure of the rest of the world to save the Afghan people and about their fears and horror, so much that people would hold onto a plane to escape and fall down from the sky of Afghanistan. I chose the topic because it makes me sick – I lived in Kabul before the 1990s, before the Taliban conquered the city. Afghanistan is a country that has suffered for decades and is left so alone by the rest of the world at such a crucial moment.”
“The solo in the song »Afghan Sky« is kind of special for a Samavayo song, as we usually don’t have specific solo-parts in our songs. We invited Nick DiSalvio, a friend of ours, known from bands such as Elder or Delving to play it.”
Stephan Voland – Drums, Vocals
Andreas Voland – Bass, Vocals
Behrang Alavi – Vocals, Guitar
Check out the Europe tour dates with Stoned Jesus in April 2022!
08/04/2022 – Hannover (DE), Cafe Glocksee
09/04/2022 – Siegen (DE), Vortex
10/04/2022 – Wiesbaden (DE), Schlachthof
11/04/2022 – Hamburg (DE), Knust
12/04/2022 – Nijmegen, Doornrossje
13/04/2022 – Aachen (DE), Musikbunker
14/04/2022 – Dortmund (DE), Junkyard
15/04/2022 – Amsterdam, Melkweg
16/04/2022 – Ghent (BEL), Vooruit
17/04/2022 – Paris (FR), Petit Bain
18/04/2022 – Nantes (FR), Le Ferrailleur
19/04/2022 – Toulouse (FR), Connexion Live
20/04/2022 – Bilbao (SP), Kafe Antzokia
21/04/2022 – Porto (PT), Hard Club
22/04/2022 – Madrid (SP), Caracol
23/04/2022 – Barcelona (SP), Razzmatazz
25/04/2022 – Martigny (CH), Caves du Manoir
26/04/2022 – Munich (DE), Feierwerk
27/04/2022 – Wien (AT), Chelsea
28/04/2022 – Zürich (CH), Dynamo
29/04/2022 – Nürnberg (DE), Muz
30/04/2022 – Dresden (DE), Beatpol
01/05/2022 – Berlin (DE), Hole 44
Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well