Telekinetic Yeti, Gritter

Fri, October 13, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$13.00 - $15.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 18 and over

Truckfighters are back with the sizzling new album V. Yup, you guessed it, it's their fifth album and it's pretty great.

If you are interested in groovy, stoner-influenced, progressive and melodic hard rock you probably know about Truckfighters already. "The best band that ever existed" as Josh Homme said in the 2011 "fuzzomentary" Truckfighters. You might also know the story about how Niklas 'Dango' Källgren teamed up with bassist and vocalist Oskar 'Ozo' Cedermalm in a worn down rehearsal space in Örebro, Sweden in 2001 and how the first song they ever recorded, Desert Cruiser, since then has gone on to become a desert rock anthem. You probably also know that the band itself has gone on to release four full length albums and played sold out shows on four continents.

The band's upcoming fifth album, V, is released September 30th under exclusive license to the established label Century Media Records.
"Century Media have been very cool with us. We've been able to keep that do it yourself-philosophy of ours, to focus solely on our creative process and producing the album", says Ozo.

V continues the Truckfighters tradition of blending big riffs, dynamism and intricate songwriting.
"The album won't come as a huge surprise for those who've heard our earlier work – but at the same time it feels like a leap forward. We've been able to create some of our best songs so far. For us this is definitely the album of the year", says Dango and laughs.

If you know your Truckfighters you know their history with drummers. It's been a few. "We use to say that Truckfighters has a 'very Spinal Tap relationship' to drummers," says Niklas, "but we are really happy with the contributions of Daniel 'El Danno' Israelsson on V". "Also, it's pretty cool that we got our friend, drummer extraordinaire Peter Damin – known from the Paradise Lost album Faith Divides Us – Death Unites Us – to play the drums on the track The 1."

Discography (full length albums)
2005: Gravity X (Fuzzorama/Meterocity)
2007: Phi (Fuzzorama)
2009: Mania (Fuzzorama
2014: Universe (Fuzzorama/Sony)
2016: V (Century Media/Fuzzorama)
Telekinetic Yeti
Telekinetic Yeti
Telekinetic Yeti is a two piece Stoner Doom band from Iowa.

Band Members:
Anthony Dreyer - Drums
Alex Baumann - Guitar, Vocals
Formed in the crucible of Richmond Virginia's underground gutter drone music scene, Gritter is a band that delivers shotgun blasts from both barrels when the trend in modern metal tends toward speed and surgical precision. Turning their backs on the idea that metal should be faster, more technical, and high complex, Gritter has deliberately carved out the groove by down tuning and creating a tempo akin to fucking in a tar pit, and drawing out riffs literally dripping with the slow sexy drawl of the south.
A band like Gritter could only be forged in the mind boiling humid heat the summer in the south, whiskey fueled bar brawls and floating down a muddy river in a tractor tire while consuming cases of Pabst Blue Ribbon.
Over the foundation of bone crushing gut shaking grooves, Gritter deliver lyrics with a certain redneck wisdom alluding to the notion that they are somewhat more than hillbillys raised on country and classic rock.
Writing from the depths of their souls, drawing directly from experience in this very real and harsh world, Gritter weaves stories and legends from their own past. Having willingly descended into and returned from the various hells of drug addiction, incarceration, suicide attempts and insane asylums, the members of Gritter have faced their own demons and offer commentary on life from the perspective of a fearless engagement with it, rather than some college educated standoffish opinion of what others simply hope life might be.
Gritter delivers a message loud and proud aimed straight at the guts of misfits and misanthropes, stating simply, "WE HAVE SURVIVED AND SO CAN YOU- SO WALK WITH US!" While in the same breath throwing down the gauntlet with the challenge- " WE HAVE EARNED THE RIGHT TO SAY WHAT WE KNOW, DO WHAT WE WANT, AND GO WHERE WE PLEASE..... HAVE YOU?"

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Venue Information:
Strange Matter
929 West Grace Street
Richmond, VA, 23220