The Sand Collector began in 2002, when Julian Velasco and Miguel A. Fernandez played in his first band together Nahrayan. At that time they started writing some riffs that today are in the songs of The Sand Collector. But it was not until 2008 and with the input of all members when the band began in earnest to work on their first album, 'Lord of the Sun', consisting of 7 songs of powerful and catchy stoner rock, with passages and influences of heavy metal, hardcore and doom. This album pleased Sampedro Manuel Parada, head of Radix Records, who signed as a new band Galician seal.
“Lord of the Sun” is the re-edition of our e.p., with 4 new songs (and a surprise at the end in the original cd´s) 11 songs, nearly an hour of music. We could say that stoner rock is the main influence, but we can also find doom, heavy metal, hardcore, sludge or country.
A crystal production with powerful sound and with compositions full of memorable riffs and solos, bass lines that have nothing to envy Scott Reeder himself, powerful drums and epic choruses.
Strongly recommended for fans of Spiritual Beggars, Clutch, Grand Magus, Down, Black Sabbath, Dozer, Baroness, Alice in Chains Cathedral, The Sword, Alabama Thunderpussy, Red Fang, Pendejo! ...
On their debut album "Lord of the Sun" for Radix Records, The Sand Collector from Allicante, Spain instantly hits you full force with a fury of groove-driven southern riffage. The down-tuned guitars and gritty machismo vocal set the tone for a blistering debut. Pile driver drumming and vociferous bass also lend to the assault which seemlessly weaves doses of stoner, doom and southern elements into this impressive body of sound. The band has made the album available for free download on Bandcamp or you may purchase a physical copy at this location.