TENEBRA -Moongazer

  • TENEBRA -Moongazer
  • TENEBRA -Moongazer

TENEBRA -Moongazer

RELEASE DATE: April 29th, 2022

TENEBRA made waves on the scene with their debut album ‘Gen Nero’ before delivering ‘What We Do is Sacred’ their debut EP for New Heavy Sounds last year, 3 killer tracks that were but a taster of things to come. The band's sophomore full length, Moongazer, takes the story a stage further with nine slabs of crushing fuzzed up grooves, fueled by 70’s proto-metal, hard rock, punk, psych-blues and noise, loaded with great riffs and melody and topped off by gutsy soulful vocals.
Musically, you could say that TENEBRA occupy similar musical terrain to bands such as Graveyard, Witchcraft, Kadaver and other bands of that ilk, but TENEBRA are very much their own beast. They have all the chops of course, but are musically less slavish, often adding a twist that keeps the songs fresh and now. There’s also very little reliance on Sabbath-isms (apart from one cheeky nod) and though occult rock is also part of the vibe, the music steers well clear of the cliches. In fact the band bring a clutch of left field influences into their melting pot as well, from June of 44 and Love Battery to the Misfits and the psych grunge of Screaming Trees (there’s an even bigger Screaming Trees connection to come)) much of it in evidence on this new album.
Of the four members, Claudio (bass), Emilio (guitar) and Mesca (drums) came from the hardcore and post-hardcore squat scene that gathered around Bologna, whereas their formidable vocalist Silvia (the youngest of the crew) is immersed in the underground rock of the '60s and' 70s. When you hear her sing you’ll know where she’s coming from as she has one helluva rock voice, laced with whiskey, smoke, grit, late nights and a whole lotta soul. Think Maggie Bell meets Betty Davis with a smattering of Gillan, and you'll be in the right ballpark.  So what you get with ‘Moongazer’ is a band revelling in the spirit of 70’s rock rather than recreating it.

Claudio Troise - Bass
Emilio Toreggiani - Guitar
Silvia Fennino - Vocals
Claudio Collina - Drums

Produced by Tenebra and Bruno Germano
Recorded by Emilio Torreggiani and Bruno Germano at PS1 Studio and The Shack Studio
Mixed by Bruno Germano at Vacuum Studio
Additional vocals on "Winds Of Change" by Riccardo "Frabbo" Frabetti
Saxophone on "Space Child" by Giorgio Trombino
Slide guitar and Mellotron on "Dark and Distant Sky" by Bruno Germano
Lead guitar on "Moon Maiden" by Gary Lee Conner
Cover Art by Marcello Crescenzi - riseabove.it
Cover Layout by Claudio "Mesca" Collina

Track Listing

  1. Heavy Crusher
  2. Cracked Path
  3. Black Lace
  4. Carry My Load
  5. Winds of Change
  6. Stranded
  7. Space Child
  8. Dark And Distant Sky
  9. Moon Maiden

Pressing Information

500 x 12" LP on Marble Vinyl

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