Dit had ik niet verwacht! Ik lees, als referenties over de oprichters van deze nieuwe band, 'Satyricon', 'Triptykon', etc. Wanneer ik dan de single hoor wordt ik teruggekatapulteerd naar de late grunge periode en hoor ik AIC en konsoorten: een slepend ritme, potige riffs, snijdende zang, ... Héél erg benieuwd hoe de andere songs gaan klinken en of er voldoende variatie komt. Voor een lead single is dit wel al een ferme attention/earcatcher. Knappe video trouwens.
“’Set Me Free’ was the second song I ever wrote for this band. It already started coming to life in late 2019 when me and Norman started jamming on that main riff, which felt so incredibly heavy. It's a very catchy song with a great groove, it feels very spacious and almost atmospheric at times but also like a brick to your head. ‘Set Me Free’ is still one of my favorite tracks on this record and I´m fucking proud how it turned out!” - Job Bos
In the fall of 2019, guitarist and band founder Job Bos (Satyricon, Dark Fortress, The Ruins of Beverast), approached longtime friend and drummer Norman Lonhard (ex-Triptykon) with the idea of creating music together. “I’ve been working with music for over half of my life. This time I felt the need to go far back to my roots, play the kind of music I grew up with. I never really played guitar but I had all these ideas in my head, so the only way to realize these ideas was to actually pick up a guitar and start. It was such a natural and rewarding process and it turned out pretty damn good!” Job Bos states.
Dead Eyed Creek’s sound has it all - from heavy riffs and monstrous grooves to tragic and beautiful ballads and everything in between. Captivating and catchy songs with vocals that can make your skin crawl. With their music, they take the greatness of 90’s rock to a new level, but most of all continue the sound from that era that so many have fallen in love with.
Now Dead Eyed Creek are gearing up to release their debut album. The international four piece already recorded eleven songs with German producer Michael Zech at Q7 studios in Munich and crafted something wonderfully iconoclastic. To top it off, the acclaimed American music video director Matt Mahurin, who has worked with bands such as Metallica, U2, Alice In Chains and many more, teamed up with Dead Eyed Creek to help them craft their first music videos.
Dead Eyed Creek
Job Bos - guitars
Einar Vilberg - vocals
Max Blok - bass
Norman Lonhard - drums