Åskväder Release Sophomore Album “Fenix”

Electrifying garage rock outfit Åskväder has released their sophomore studio album, ‘Fenix’. Following the release of the Swede’s self-titled debut from 2020, Åskväder returns with a collection of 12 new tracks. Recorded live in the studio, ‘Fenix’ captures the essence of the band’s energetic and direct sound. Combining bluesy guitar licks with groovy rhythms, thundering bass lines, and catchy, melodic hooks, Åskväder’s new album brings straight forward, 90’s inspired Scandinavian garage rock to the modern-day and age.

Martin Gut from the band about the new album: “The name of the album came because we as a band in many ways hit a big bump in the road after the first album was released. Fenix is the sequel and is a symbol for rebirth. Covid struck and, unfortunately, we had some changes in our line up which put the band in a tough spot. However, with new members and the absence of Covid, we have preserved our sound and thoughts about music in general and the music itself has evolved with the contribution of the new members. The songs are recorded live this time, something that really puts a nice vibe to them, in the enriched Welfare Sounds which also has helped us reach our musical vision.”

Åskväder‘s sophomore studio album ‘Fenix’ is out today via The Sign Records. The album is out now on all streaming platforms. The CD and vinyl versions are set for release in May and can be pre-ordered now. ‘Fenix’ was recorded and produced by Åskväder, Kalle Lilja and Per Stålberg. The album was mixed by Kalle Lilja and Per Stålberg at Welfare Sounds Studio, and mastered by Magnus Lindberg at Redmount Studios.

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In addition to releasing their new album, Åskväder has also announced new live dates: 
25/3 Göteborg – Fyrens Ölkafe 
29/3 Malaga – Velvet Club
30/3 Granada – Rocknrolla
31/3 Baeza – Café Teatro Central 
1/4 Dalis-Almeria – Pub J&G
2/4 Caravaca De La Cruz – La Capellania Festival Punknroll
6/5 Motala – Bomber Bar 
7/5 Stockholm – Harry B James 
1/6 Aalborg – 1000Fryd 
2/6 Osnabrück – Zur Heimat
3/6 Berlin – Wild At Heart
4/6 Hamburg – Astra Strube 
5/6 Asendorf – Break Out 
About Åskväder:
Electrifying Swedish rockers Åskväder make thunder and lightning through music. Well-balanced seasoning to the sound of the 90s Scandinavian rock scene mixed up with smoking hot riffs drenched in bluesy licks and catchy refrains. Adding thundering drum and bass groove with a topping consisting of elaborate vocal harmonies Åskväder is Swedish and can be translated into ‘Thunderstorm’. That says it all. No fuss, just straight Rock N Roll. Hailing from the west coast of Sweden, Åskväder released their debut EP ”Quick Fixes” in 2018. In 2020 the band joined forces with The Sign Records for the release of their debut, self-titled studio album. In 2022 Åskväder returned with their second full-length effort, ”Fenix”. The new album takes the Åskväder sound heard on the debut album to a new level. Mixed by Kalle Lilja & Per Stålberg (Welfare Sounds), which truly put an intense vibe to the album.Åskväder was formed in 2018 and consists today of Kammo Olayvar with his lightning speed bass grooves, August Waernelius on drumrolls, Albin Sörensson on lead vocals, and Martin Gut bending guitar strings and singing harmonies. Look out for the band’s sophomore album, ‘Fenix’, which will be released via The Sign Records in March 2022.
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