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Bombus
Repeat Until Death
26/02/2016
Ltd. CD Digipak, black LP+CD, Digital album


Feffe
(Guitar & Vocals)
Matte
(Guitar & Vocals)
Peter
(Drums)
Ola
(Bass)


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Writing an album bio can be a bone-grinding task. How to describe music in words? How to hype press without sounding pretentious? But we found this nice live review by Alan Ewart from echoesanddust.com and let the press do the talking:

For those of you not familiar with Bombus: they were formed in Gothenburg in around 2008 as a two piece and in 2009 they expanded to a four piece. Shortly afterwards they released their eponymous debut album. Bombus toured extensively through Scandinavia and Europe and in 2013 released their second album, “The Poet And The Parrot”. An appearance at this year’s [2015] Download festival has introduced Bombus to a wider UK audience and if there’s any logic and reason in the world this will kick them on to another level.

It’s hard to describe Bombus’ sound because there really is nothing like it. Yes, of course Bombus are a metal band in the finest traditions of Scandinavian metal bands. Their performance at Download showcased their skill, energy and versatility, but how much ground can you cover in a 30 minute set?

There is a huge energy on stage and off as Bombus and the head-banging crowd fuse as one. The driving guitar rhythms and ‘pumping eights’ send hair flying all over the place. Explosive drum rolls and thumping bass lines sends hearts racing as everyone in the tent loses themselves in the moment the torrential rain outside seems another world away. This is heavy rock at its finest. You can hear elements of early Black Sabbath, a touch of Motörhead, and maybe even a little early Metallica. Somehow it all comes together to create a sound that is uniquely Scandinavian rock.

Perhaps a little unusually Bombus utilize the vocals of both Feffe and Matte. Their well-synchronized roaring adds depth to the vocals, it’s something they developed after discovering that they sounded similar when they sang. It works brilliantly and helps to create a sound that is unique to Bombus.

As you would expect from a metal band the guitar work is never less than exemplary and the rhythm section drive things along at a great pace. The songs are beautifully structured and the whole set hangs together really well. There is no letup in the frenetic pace through the set and you can both hear and feel the little embellishments that come from playing material, that after two years of hectic touring, come as second nature to the band.
Bombus have been back in the studio laying down a new album which should be set for release later this year [it has been delayed to February 26, 2016]. They hope to bring a more extensive tour to the UK after release and I will be one of the first in line to grab tickets when they do.

Bombus are a superb band and a fantastic live act. They are certainly deserving of your attention. Grab a copy of their albums and get out to see them when you can, you won’t regret it.

Thanks, Alan Ewart! None at Century Media could sum it up any better. But singer and guitarist Feffe would like to add:

“Some people believe in hard work and artistic suffering. Others believe that if you know you got it you can just kick back and let the good things come to you. We believe in both. We worked hard (really hard), suffered artistically (don´t really know what that means), but also kicked back and just let this monster of an album take a form of its own. We went into the studio and came out with a bunch of the strongest tracks we've ever made. We have shamelessly stolen the best of the best from the best and then made it better. We have polished turds, dug too deep and climbed too high. Call it Metal, call it Rock, call it whatever, but don´t call us - we´ll call you! This album is our third and is by far the best we've ever made. Its name is REPEAT UNTIL DEATH. And that´s a fact.”