[POSTPONED!] MANTRA MACHINE + BISMUT

Saturday, Oct 17, 2020 | Doors open: |

MANTRA MACHINE + BISMUT
It’s been over 3 years since we’ve done a gig in hometown Amsterdam. Way too long if you ask us, but we’ll return October 17th to one of our favourite venues OCCII joined by our friends Bismut! Two intimate, seated shows accompanied by a live VJ-set with mesmerizing visuals – all according to COVID-19 regulations. Limited tickets available – join the trip!

Show 1 – OPEN 19.00 – 20.30;
– start 19.15 BISMUT + MANTRA MACHINE

Show 2 – OPEN 21.30 – 23.00;
– start 21.45 BISMUT + MANTRA MACHINE

With strong roots in stoner and space rock, three-man formation Mantra Machine creates instrumental psychedelic jams. A dynamic mix of heavy guitars, fuzzing bass and grooving drums immersed in layered synth soundscapes. Live shows are often accompanied by mesmerizing visuals.

The band hit the ground running in 2012 during their debut at the Sonic Rock Solstice festival in England and quickly released a first EP Stage One. Two years later the full-length release Nitrogen followed. The album received many positive reviews and was picked up worldwide by various blogs and music sites.

In 2016 an invitation for the Roadburn Festival followed, they played at Yellowstock in Belgium and did a mini tour through Germany and Austria.

In 2019 a second album Heliosphere was released on which the instrumental journey into the unknown continues with room for new sounds, drawn-out compositions and unexpected turns. The album is available through Bandcamp, Spotify and other channels.

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The Obelisk:
“…This is what it’s all about. Four longer-form instrumentalist heavy psych jams that are warm in tone and want nothing so much as to go out wandering and see what they can find.”

Never Mind The Hype – album review (Dutch):
“…Met zo’n drie kwartier aan muziek is Heliosphere dus een prachtig werkstuk geworden. Hoe je het ook wendt of keert: dit album is simpelweg gaaf, met stoere riffs, een vettige productie en verrassend pakkende songwriting.”

– Lords of Metal:
This is absolute quality that will fill any psychonaut with joy. ‘Nitrogen’ is a heavenly, instrumental trip through the universe, both the physical and the mental one.

– Obey The Riff:
“…Mantra Machine walks proudly in the instrumental footsteps of Kyuss and The Desert Sessions while bringing ode to the Dutch stoner/ psych masters like 35007, Hypnos 69, Gomer Pyle and 7Zuma7.
With a distinct interstellar touch leaning into prog and space rock territory, these guys combine the best of both worlds to create a bass-heavy fuzzed out instrumental trip that’s remarkably addictive. Get hooked and hypnotized!”

– More Fuzz!
“…Playing in the same field as My Sleeping Karma or Monkey3, this is a stunning Heavy Psychedelic album!”

BISMUT, PROGRESSIVE HEAVY PSYCH SINCE 2016
Uit explosieve jam sessies in de krochten van de Nijmeegse underground ontstond Bismut.
Al spelend ontwikkelde Bismut een mengeling van stijlen zoals als prog rock, doom, desert rock, stoner,jazz, psych en hard rock. Na hun veelbelovende debuut optreden in de Paraplufabrieken in november 2016, speelden de drie muzikanten veel shows in binnen- en buitenland.

Bismut bracht zijn debuut langspeler, “Schwerpunkt” uit in november 2018 op het onafhankelijke label Lay Bare Recordings. Het album, wat inmiddels is uitverkocht werd zeer goed ontvangen. Na deze release speelde Bismut meer en meer shows in sympathieke clubs en op grote festivals zoals Into The Void, Zwarte Cross, Sonic Whip, Stonerfall, Yellowstock, Desert Fest en Psychedelic Network Festival.

In september 2020 brengt de band hun langverwachte 2e langspeler “Retrocausality” uit. Een waardige opvolger van Schwerpunkt, zo wordt geschreven. Deze plaat willen ze natuurlijk graag live en cov proof promoten! Optredens van Bismut zijn dynamisch, intens en in your face, bam off your chair!

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BISMUT, MANTRA MACHINE
Bookings are closed for this event. No tickets will be sold at the door