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24th February 2012

el doom and the born electric

El Doom And The Born Electric will make their UK debut supporting fellow Norwegians Motorpshcho on April 12th 2012 at London's Relentless Garage ahead of the release of their self-titled debut album.

A founder member of two of Norway's most highly regarded bands, El Doom comes back with his most musically ambitious project yet. Aside from his work with pioneering stoners Thusla Doom, Ole is probably most well known as the middle finger raising, beer spitting guitarist from the maniacal The Cumshots.

That blizzard of a band raged from 1999 - 2010, dishing out destruction and dropping jaws wherever they went. With a live show that earned them KKKKK (5/5) in Kerrang! Magazine, 10/10 in Rock Sound and 8/10 in Metal Hammer (it was an off night), and a Grammy Award for their 'A Life Less Necessary' album, the future was looking bright. But after a particularly violent tour of Norway's most northern regions, and politely declining slots on both Sonisphere festival and a Motorhead support slot, the band mysteriously disappeared and have not been heard from since.

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Never a quitter, El Doom soon put together his new group, roping in sort of a who's who of the Norwegian progressive/jazz scene that features Norwegian Grammy awarded bassplayer Nicolai Eilertsen (Elephant 9), drummer Haavard Takle Ohr (El Cuero), Hammond wizard Ståle Storløkken (Elephant 9and guitarists Brynjar Takle Ohr (El Cuero) and Hedvig Mollestad (Hedvig Mollestad Trio).

El Doom also invited the grand old man of Norwegian jazzguitar himself, Jon Eberson, to lay down great textures and amazing, innovative leads. At 60 years old, Eberson is still on top of his game. Mostly known for his own Jon Eberson Group (Norwegian Grammy winner 1981), and being Radka Toneffs guitar player, his style is that of no compromise. On these sessions he refused to hear any backing-tracks before contributing his parts. He just sat down and blasted with his back to the window and the results are nothing short of stunning.

El Doom And The Born Electric is a massive and beautiful debut-album, mostly written by Doom himself. The music is labelled as progressive rock, but never loses its focus on delivering a good catchy chorus.

Released via Rune Grammofon on April 30th, El Doom And The Born Electric incorporates influences ranging from Thulsa Doom, Rush, Deep Purple, Melvins, (Badmotorfinger era) Soundgarden, to newer progressive bands like Mastodon and Opeth and simply needs to be heard.

Tickets for El Doom And The Born Electric with Motorpsycho on 12 April 2012 at London's Relentless Garage are on sale now by clicking here.


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