The album “II” gives a peep through the pinhole at a band’s honest, dark and pure expression, drawing influences from the original delta blues via the electrical revolution in the late sixties/ early seventies, to the more contemporary desert scene.
Formed in the rock’n’roll underground of Oslo, Norway in 2010, The Devil And The Almighty Blues have captured the attention of blues and rock enthusiasts from all corners of the globe. And with good reason: Filled with a profound love for the old heroes of the blues, for rock, metal and punk, they bring something extraordinary to the scene.
In cooperation with Blues For The Red Sun, a label based in arctic Norway, DATAB are ready to unleash their second album on the world – at last! Armed with vintage Gibson guitars and tube amplifiers, they recorded “II” live in Ocean Sound Recording Studio on the edge of the North Sea. This was to preserve the natural and musical energy, the desperation and dark joy we know and love from their live shows.
DATAB represent a new take on blues-based rock; heavy without becoming metal, dark without being doom, bluesy without being straight up and boring. The album has turned out melodic, raw and unbelievably heavy. This is far from being a possible hit on the radio, but who cares?
Arnt O. Andersen – Vocals
Kim Skaug – Bass
Petter Svee - Guitar
Kenneth Simonsen – Drums
Torgeir Waldemar Engen – Guitar