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Tenebra’s brand new full-length album »Moongazer« out now via New Heavy Sounds and Seeing Red Records

Italian heavy stoner rockers Tenebra dropped their sophomore full-length album »Moongazer« this Friday, April 29th, 2022 via New Heavy Sounds (EU) and Seeing Red Records (North America).

Says the band: “»Moongazer« is finally out! It was a very long journey, but it was worth it. We want to thank everyone who made this record possible: New Heavy Sounds, Seeing Red Records, Bruno Germano, Saff Mastering, Giorgio Trombino, Riccardo “Frabbo” Frabetti Mr. Gary Lee Conner, For The Lost PR, Cargo Records UK, Marcello Crescenzi, Davide Savaidis, and last but absolutely not least Marco (Metaversus PR), the fifth Tenebra. The record is on every platform, enjoy it!”

01. Heavy Crusher
02. Cracked Path
03. Black Lace
04. Carry My Load
05. Winds Of Change
06. Stranded
07. Space Child
08. Dark And Distant Sky
09. Moon Maiden

From New Heavy Sounds:

New Heavy Sounds is very proud to bring you »Moongazer«, the 2nd album by the 4 piece stoner rock powerhouse from Italy, Tenebra. The band had already made waves on the scene with their debut album »Gen Nero« before delivering »What We Do is Sacred« their debut EP for New Heavy Sounds last year, 3 killer tracks that were but a taster of things to come. »Moongazer« takes the story a stage further with 9 slabs of crushing fuzzed up grooves, fuelled by 70’s proto metal, hard rock, punk, psych-blues and noise, loaded with great riffs and melody and topped off by gutsy soulful vocals.

Musically, you could say that Tenebra occupy similar musical terrain to bands such as Graveyard, Witchcraft, Kadavar and other bands of that ilk, but Tenebra are very much their own beast. They have all the chops of course, but are musically less slavish, often adding a twist that keeps the songs fresh and now. There’s also very little reliance on Sabbath-isms (apart from one cheeky nod) and though occult rock is also part of the vibe, the music steers well clear of the cliches. In fact the band bring a clutch of left field influences into their melting pot as well, from June of 44 and Love Battery to the Misfits and the psych grunge of Screaming Trees, much of it in evidence on this new album. In fact Gary Lee Conner of Screaming Trees actually contributes to »Moon Maiden«.

Of the four members, Claudio (bass), Emilio (guitar) and Mesca (drums) came from the hardcore and post-hardcore squat scene that gathered around Bologna, whereas their formidable vocalist Silvia (the youngest of the crew) is immersed in the underground rock of the ’60s and’ 70s. When you hear her sing you’ll know where she’s coming from as she has one helluva rock voice, laced with whiskey, smoke, grit, late nights and a whole lotta soul. Think Maggie Bell meets Betty Davis with a smattering of Gillan, and you’ll be in the right ballpark.

What you get with »Moongazer« is a band revelling in the spirit of 70’s rock rather than recreating it, and it’s a thrilling ride.

Get your copy of »Moongazer« here:
• UK/Europe and ROW:
• Bandcamp:
• USA/Canada:

Tenebra is:
Silvia Feninno – Vocals
Emilio Torreggiani – Guitars
Claudio Troise – Bass
Claudio “Mesca” Collina – Drums

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

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