1968 STREAM ENTIRETY OF NEW ALBUM
British psychedelic hard rock/metal band 1968 are streaming the entirety of their new album Ballads of the Godless at New Noise Magazine. The album is set to be released tomorrow via HeviSike Records.
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Formed in 2013 out of a chance meeting between Sam (Orr, guitars) and James (Coppack, vocals) 1968 was created out of their love for many legendary albums created in the year that signaled the beginning of a darker, heavier movement in music and popular culture; a period in time characterized by an evolving socio-political environment, the end of the colorful ‘Summer of Love’ era and the dawn of a more cynical cultural landscape defined by the Manson murders and the Altamont tragedy.
Drawing influences from Black Sabbath, Thin Lizzy, Jimi Hendrix and many others, the band have a sound that pays homage as well as brings new elements to the overall mix.
The band released their debut, self-titled EP in January 2015 to favorable reviews and their follow up ‘Fortuna Havana’, was picked up by Black Bow Records for a February 2017 release after which the group signed to Birmingham, UK underground rock label HeviSike Records.
1968 pride themselves on travelling with a backline that conveys their ‘Loud as Fuck’ ethic, this has been used to great effect in live shows around the UK; The quartet have shared bills with Boss Keloid, Mars Red Sky, Kurokuma & Valley of The Sun amongst others at venues in Manchester and throughout the United Kingdom. 1968 are due to embark on a six-date tour of Spain and Portugal in June 2018 in support of the upcoming debut album ‘Ballads of The Godless’.
Vocals – Jimi Coppack
Guitar – Sam Orr
Bass – The Bear
Drums – Dan Amati