All of us here at The Planet of Doom are stoked to announce that the Swedish band Vokonis has just signed up for the film. Check them out if you haven’t already, you’ll be thrilled you did! Word is, they’re headed back to the studio next month to lay down their POD track while recording material for their brand new album.
Here’s what Joop Konraad from Stoner HiVe had to say about their latest album:
Sweden. One of those chosen countries. And definitely when it comes to allthe heavy stuff we all love so dearly. The list of amazing bands coming from that country is simply endless, and new ones pop up every day. Some of which of course stem from outfits that stopped for whatever reason at the time. One of them is Vokonis, comprised out of members from Creedsmen, Arise, and Ginger Trees. A power trio in every sense of that word. Powerful. Heavy. Doom. Stoner. Metal. All of it applies to a maximum and all of them fall short in telling the real story of Vokonis. For that you will have to experience the full force of the six amazing tracks on their debut effort called Olde One Ascending. They dipped deep into the pool of Iommi and drank heavily of everything Sabbath and Sleep while clashing their cups which are filled to the brim with majestic riffs and exalted repetition with fellow countrymen Monolord. Like the laugh of a man sentenced to death, their trucking sends shivers down your spine. And even though all the tracks have that hazy stoner doom edge, they all have a very own atmosphere and identity. And they are all of such a high level and transcending nature one can only expect Vokonis to rise and reach even greater heights then what was expected or the Creedsmen. Yes, that Ozium Records label knows where the truly good stuff can be found. Yes, Olde One Ascending is solid, roadworthy and amazing. Smoky tunes for gnarly beards drowning in pints of lager. We love it!
Hailing from the Swedish city of rain, they were held indoors and practiced, played and cried tears of fuzz days on end. Eventually these hours of fuzz would turn into songs that would become their first album “Olde One Ascending”. Which would receive critical acclaim from all corners of the world.
With a focus on volume, fuzz and riffs they’ve played just over 20 shows in their first year as a band and have played with acts such as Skraeckoedlan, Snailking and Yuri Gagarin. They are not letting up and are relentless in their quest for heavy tone.