Spidergawd II LP (3rd pressing CD included) 180G Solid silver vinyl, 500 copies world wide.
If You live outside Norway it will cost a lot less to buy this version through Stickman Records.
Cover illustrations : Emile Morel
Cover art direction : Håvard Gjelseth
SPIDERGAWD - II (press release from 2014)
Two years ago Spidergawd was a new entity. A band of veterans maybe, but a new band and a new sound for most people. Initially a laid back concern between friends Per Borten, Rolf Martin Snustad, Kenneth Kapstad and Bent Sæther, the music the quartet came up with soon proved itself too good to contain in a rehersal room. Starting out as a loose amalgam of blues and hard rock, the music evolved rapidly and the band soon found its own voice. Their self-titled debut album was recorded at their fifth rehersal in May 2013.
One year ago, after a couple of 7” single releases, their first album on Crispin Glover Records was in the stores. Word was out and the buzz was increasingly loud: this band’s the real deal! Their hard rock stylings translated surprizingly well onto vinyl, and this was actually a great little record! The album may have been somewhat stymied by expectations due to some of the member’s other carreers, but the public soon realized that Spidergawd was its own thing, and both in Norway and abroad the reception was uniformly positive. The record release in the spring of 2014 was followed by both domestic and international gigs, and in addition to prestige bookings like the Øya Festival in Oslo last summer, the band both headlined their own shows and enjoyed a special guest slot on Berlin hard rockers Kadavar's european tour in the fall of 2014.
This year the Norwegian hard rock quartet is releasing their sophomore effort. Self produced and recorded at main man Per Borten’s own studio at Ler just south of Trondheim in September 2014, the album contains nine new songs that both continue and expand on the sound Spidergawd established on their first record: the blues stylings are more pronounced, the grooves are fatter, the light is lighter and the shade is deeper, and the songs are perhaps even better. One thing is for sure: the Spidergawd brand of boogie is if anything even fiercer this time around, and as their recording career gains momentum through the efforts of Crispin Glover and Stickman Records, promotors, hepcats and fans everywhere eagerly await another round of rock’n’roll goodness this spring. The web is woven, Spidergawd is on the prowl!