The idea of creating a stoner/doom band was sprung up in the minds of native Helsinkians Tommy and Leo in the early summer of 2008, probably at one of the many bars in Kallio, Helsinki. The band remained a brainchild of the two bassists (one of which had never touched a bass in his life) for over a year, until one night in early september 2009 when they found out that Inés, a Spaniard who had settled in Helsinki a few years earlier, wanted an excuse to reincarnate the drummer inside of her. A band was born.
Gniyrg Gnaarg define their music as "Dungeon" - a combination of stoner rock, doom metal and grunge.
After playing several gigs at clubs and a few small underground festivals, Gniyrg Gnaarg entered the studio in November 2010 to record their first demo. "From Mother Sun", recorded in November 2010 at the MD-studio in Helsinki, consists of four songs and clocks in at just over 40 minutes.
The music of Gniyrg Gnaarg has been heavily influenced by the likes of Black Sabbath (esp. Master of Reality), Kuyss, Electric Wizard, early Nirvana, Alice in Chains, Fu Manchu, Joy Division and several 60/70s hard rock/psychedelic bands.
The "unpronounceable" Gniyrg Gnaarg has released a very promising debut. "From Mother Sun" is exceptional with this typical Finland touch, which is well known through bands like Reverend Bizarre, Spiritus Mortis and Lord Vicar, but for all that unorthodox. Dark, unhurriedly with a mega pounding bass the songs burn into your mind. All four songs have overlength without boring the listener. Tranquil parts loosen the atmosphere and put a meditative element into their music. Gniyrg Gnaarg are here to stay! Highly recommended!
1. Awaiting the Sunlight (10:20)
2. Enter the Dungeon (10:02)
3. Earth Fire (10:56)
4. Big Bang (9:14)
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