Arnt O. Andersen (Vocals) / Petter Svee (Guitar) / Torgeir W. Engen (Guitar) / Kim Skaug (Bass) / Kenneth Simonsen (Drums)
With a profound love for the old heroes of the Blues walking hand in hand with rock, metal, country and last but not least punk, THE DEVIL & THE ALMIGHTY BLUES is armed with vintage Gibson guitars and tube amplifiers. Their new take on blues-based rock is heavy without becoming metal, slow without being doom, bluesy without being straight up and boring. It’s slow, heavy, melodic and raw.
When the 60’s turned into the 70’s there was a musical crossroads. The American blues had had it’s run with teens on both sides of the Atlantic long enough so that the blues-offspring named rock’n’roll had to expand or die. It did not die, it expanded in all kinds of directions! And right there in the crossroads between blues-based rock and all the world’s other sub-genres of rock, something happened to the blues. The format got experimented with, expanded and almost made unrecognizable. But at the same time the roots to the original ’real’ blues was never lost. Where Peter Green left Fleetwood Mac in 1970 with the track «Green Manalishi», where Johnny Winter stretched his musical legs, where ZZ Top bought Marshall full stacks and shot from the hip, and last but not least where the legend himself, Muddy Waters, stretched the limits of that was ’legal’ with the album «Electric Mud». And not to forget Hendrix, Free, Canned Heat and the rest of the gang from the Woodstock-era. The result was a highly electric musical revolution, where e.g. the newly born genre hard rock walked hand in hand with traditional delta blues.
It is out from this musical mud THE DEVIL & THE ALMIGHTY BLUES have found their inspiration. Their music is slow, heavy, melodic and raw, all without losing the almighty blues out of sight.
has been aggressively marketing their brand of sludge 'n roll madness since early 2015.
This power trio with singer/guitarist Johni Holiday, drummer Benni Manchino and bassist Jimi Glass comes directly from Pretoria, South Africa.
Since then they have released three EP's (The Bear, The Fox, The Swan), and have released three parts ( The Hare and the Hollow, A Finch in a cherry tree, A Dragon and his hoard) from their upcoming full length 'Seasons'.
They have a reputation for wild and aggressive live shows, where they get right into the crowd or even up on bar counters whilst blasting out fuzz at inhuman speeds, before slowing way the hell down for whiplash inducing breaks.
Now they're coming your way - in 2018 Ruff Majik will be heading to Europe for a 2 month tour that will kick off at Freak Valley Festival.
Tie down everything you want to keep - the boys are bringing earthquakes with them. VVK
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