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Monday, March 7, 2011

New Band To Burn One To- Gniyrg Gnaarg

The "New Band To Burn One To" today is Gniyrg Gnaarg.


"Hello. We are Gniyrg Gnaarg. You can pronounce it in any way you wish, and it means absolutely nothing. Well, other than being the name of a ferocious troll.

What do you get when you combine doom, grunge and stoner? The answer is Dungeon. We play dungeon.

The idea of creating a dungeon 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 when we found out that Inés, a Kallio-based spaniard, wanted an excuse to reincarnate the drummer inside of her. A band was born."

A Few Words:

Gniyrg Gnaarg is as unique as their name suggests. Citing influences ranging from the likes of Black Sabbath (esp. Master of Reality), Kyuss, Electric Wizard, early Nirvana, Alice in Chains, Fu Manchu, Joy Division and several 60/70s hard rock/psychedelic bands the band lumbers through four doomy tortured psych jams on their latest CD "From Mother Sun". As each song clocks in at over 9 minutes plus, the music has a nice flow and exudes pure evil. Self-proclaiming their style of music as "dungeon" , that is exactly where you feel you are, in a cold, dank dungeon with no hope of escape. Some may say that the vocals are rather weak, I feel that they are perfect for their style of music as they sound as if one has lost all hope and is crying out in pain. This genre of music is not for everyone, but for those that do enjoy it, this is a fine debut.


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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