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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Swedish Sunday-Dozer

As originally seen on The Soda Shop.

Welcome back to Swedish Sunday. Today’s band is the great and highly influential Dozer.

From Wikipedia:

Early years
Dozer was formed in Borlänge, Sweden in 1995, playing local youth centres and supporting any bands that came to their hometown. In 1998 the band recorded a Split EP with the American band Unida. The EP was originally released by MeteorCity and re-issued in 2005.

Breakthrough and rise to success
While trying to secure a record deal they sent a demo tape to Man’s Ruin Records, a highly influential label in the stoner rock scene at the time. Frank Kozik, the owner of Man’s Ruin, was thoroughly impressed and the band quickly recorded an album. In 2000 Dozer released their first album In The Tail of a Comet, which was recorded for only $500. The band’s second album Madre De Dios was released on Man’s Ruin in 2001 along with a vinyl version on Molten Universe. Man’s Ruin Records closed down shortly after the release.

For their third album they worked with top Swedish producer Chips Kiesbye, known for his work with bands such as The Hellacopters. Call It Conspiracy was released in 2003 on the local Molten Universe record label and was well received by the media. Soon after the release of the album Erik Bäckwall left the band and was replaced by Daniel Lidén from Demon Cleaner. At this time the band also recorded a video for the single “Rising”.

Recent times
In 2005 Dozer recorded their fourth album Through The Eyes Of Heathens at the Seawolf Studios in Helsinki. The album was released on Small Stone Records with whom they had signed on to earlier that year. The album includes the track “Until Man Exists No More” featuring guest vocals by Troy Sanders of Mastodon. Early in 2006 Lidén left the band and was replaced by Olle Mårthans.

Dozer released their 5th album, Beyond Colossal in late 2008 and followed it up with a short European tour.

Dozer frequently tours and has played more than 300 live shows spanning several countries. They have toured with bands such as Mastodon, Rollins Band, Hellacopters, Spiritual Beggars, Clutch, Unida, Zeke, Nebula, Entombed.

In November of 2009 Dozer played what, according to their guitarist Tommi Holappa, could very well be their last show. They went on a indefinite hiatus due to vocalist Fredrik Norden going back to school, with the other members continuing with different side projects.

Fredrik Nordin – vocals/guitar
Tommi Holappa – lead guitar
Johan Rockner – bass
Olle “Bull” Mårthans - drums

In the Tail Of A Comet (2000)
Man’s Ruin Record

  1. Supersoul
  2. Lightyears Ahead
  3. Speeder
  4. Inside the Falcon
  5. Riding The Machine
  6. Cupola
  7. Grand Dragon
  8. Captain Sweetheart
  9. High Roller

Madre de Dios (2001)
Man’s Ruin Record
  1. Let The Shit Roll
  2. Freeloader
  3. Soulshigh
  4. Octanoid
  5. Earth Yeti
  6. Full Circle
  7. Mono Impact
  8. Early Grace
  9. TX-9
  10. Thunderbolt
 Call It Conspiracy (2003)
Molten Universe
  1. Hills Have Eyes
  2. Rising
  3. Feelgood Formula
  4. The Exit
  5. Spirit Fury Fire
  6. A Matter of Time
  7. Man Made Mountain
  8. Way To Redemption
  9. Crimson Highway
  10. Black Light Revolution
  11. Glorified
  12. Lightning Stalker
Through The Eyes of Heathens (2006)
Small Stone Records
  1. The Only Thing I Have
  2. The Big Black Hole
  3. No Soul
  4. Butterfly
  5. Dead Mans Blues
  6. Fool
  7. Crossroad
  8. Away from the Planet
  9. Water in My Wine
Beyond Colossal (2008)
Small Stone Records
  1. The Flood
  2. Exoskeleton, Pt II
  3. Empire’s End
  4. The Ventriloquist
  5. Grand Inquisitor
  6. Message Through the Horses
  7. The Throne
  8. Fire for Crows
  9. Two Coins for Eyes
  10. Bound for Greatness

1 comment:

  1. Dozer...what a great band. saw them 2 times in germany n both gigs were just mindblowing. they're really intense in what they do...


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