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Nick’s cymbals returned!

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Nick’s cymbals have been returned, thank you! He’s on the road at the moment with Bonafide – with whom he just released the Fill Your Head With Rock EP, and  is about to embark on a long European tour before the release of the new Backdraft album in late March. Check the Bonafide tour dates here!

Backdraft’s new album, This Heaven Goes To Eleven, has been mastered, artwork by Charlie Granberg (of Hellsingland Underground fame) delivered, and is about to get printed shortly! We’re booking gigs for April and May as well as summer festivals at the moment – stay tuned for updates!





This Heaven Goes To Eleven, March 30th on GMR Music

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Backdraft is happy to announce that they’ve inked a deal with Swedish label GMR Music (home to Crucified Barbara, Switch Opens, Krux as well as The Second Coming) for the release of the band’s third album, This Heaven Goes To Eleven, which is scheduled for release on the 30th of March. Above, singer Rev Sorethroat and guitarist Rabbi Rob signing the contract!

This Heaven Goes To Eleven will be released on CD, digitally and – for the first time in Backdraft’s career – also on vinyl, featuring an exclusive bonus track! The album was recorded over the course of 2010 in the band’s A.R.T. Studios in Stockholm and was mixed by Jo E, just like its’ predecessor.

The first single, Idiot, will hit the airwaves a few weeks prior to the album release:

“Although Idiot is perhaps our most straight forward, radio friendly four-on-the floor rocker to date, the album as a whole is our most diverse and eclectic so far. We are very satisfied with the result, and also to be able to continue the cooperation with GMR Music that begun with The Second Coming back in 2007”, says bass player Mats Rydström.

Check back at this site for this developing story, and forthcoming information on availability, distribution and not least future tour dates!





Getting ready for album release and, hey, gigs too!

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You’ve possibly heard the rumours already of a late March release for the upcoming, third Backdraft album. It’s been a long process but as with these things, many factors contribute. Ultimately, we have to be satisfied with what and how we put things out, and we have now come to exactly that point. Expect a formal announcement on Friday this week!

Having said that, it’s well about time we book some tour dates, isn’t it?

We are looking to focus mainly on Sweden and perhaps our Nordic neighbors for April, but will hit Europe anywhere and anywhen it’s possible. For the summer festival season, we’ve also begun work. If you run, book or know a venue or festival for Backdraft, please get in touch!

As drummer Hot Sweet And Sticky Nikki will be on a long European tour with our good friends Bonafide, starting in Bonn, Germany on Feb 22nd, we will focus on setting dates for April, when the album has been released. Have mercy!

On a related note, a new trio – PS3 – has been formed by Mats and Nick with Bonafide singer/guitarist Pontus Snibb, making its official live debut at Pub Anchor in Stockholm on February 11th-12th. Be there!





photos up from the Athens gig in November

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Thanks to photographer Lina Koshka who took these from our first ever gig in Greece at the 7 Sins Club in Athens on November 27th. We had a blast and hope to return some day! Big ups to Spiros for bringing us there and Antonis, Vasilis and Mattan for taking care and helping with everything, also Planet of Zeus and Routes! And special thanks to Lotta who traveled all the way from Gothenburg for the show, and who took us to Akropolis!