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Crypt Guard "Kaleidobolt's idiosyncratic approach to the rocking craft has reached a new apex on their third full-length. The group has unearthed a tingling sweetspot in the intersection of hard rock, blues, prog and psychdelia on "Bitter", which feels like a fervent thrill-dive through a curtain of heavy riffs and enticing grooves, spinning the listener into a dizzying state of euphoria."

FULL REVIEW: Favorite track: Big Sky Land.
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Mike Lysergic lightning strikes thrice upon heavy psychedelic soil. The fore-ruptured zenith bleeding premium compositions into the twilight sky, from which a timely trio craft silver sonics and spin golden grooves. While seers assume coyote shapes and snakes araise on molten lakes, all heed the sound that Kaleidobolt makes. Favorite track: Deadpan Blues.
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With one foot in classic heavy power trio rock’n’roll and the other knee deep in psychedelic frenzy, Finland’s Kaleidobolt blast off into inner space with their third album Bitter. Having perfected their craft on the road all across Europe, with two previous albums under their collective belt, Kaleidobolt have become a fierce live experience, guaranteed to blow minds and ears.

Kaleidobolt, however are far from your usual deafening stoner rock experience. Their music is all about texture and depth, and beneath the lysergically frenzied riffs hide worlds of exquisite soundscapes. For the new album the band decided to take an even greater leap into worlds beyond and hired Niko Lehdontie (Kairon; IRSE! and Oranssi Pazuzu) to produce the album and Lauri Eloranta (the current go-to guy in Finland for indie pop and rock bands) to mix it.

"We aim to make music that sounds dangerous, that is on its way to critical mass and could all fall apart at any moment", comments bassist Marco Menestrina, "This time we were thankful to have Niko the producer with us to ensure things were kept freaky and noisy enough."

Bitter is rock music frenzy that intermittently disintegrates into sonic cotton candy and the occasional western theme. Bitter is also Kaleidobolt's debut for Svart Records, and we are proud to release it on May 31st on LP, CD and digital formats.


released May 31, 2019

Produced by Niko Lehdontie and Kaleidobolt
All songs arranged and performed by Kaleidobolt

Kaleidobolt is:
Sampo Kääriäinen: all guitars, lead vocals, keyboards.
Marco Menestrina: bass, vocals, keyboards, percussions.
Valtteri Lindholm: drums, timpani.

With guest appearances by:
Tenho Mattila: keyboards.
Niko Lehdontie: sound manipulation.

Recorded in summer 2018 at Mankku Studio, Porvoo by Jukka Puurula. Additional recording done at Soppala, Kärjenniemi.
Co-recorded by Niko Lehdontie.
Mixed by Lauri Eloranta at Lazarus Music.
Mastered by Jaakko Viitalähde at Virtalähde Mastering.

Cover art by Jaime Zuverza

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Track Name: Another Toothpick
Vicious breeze pushed me back from rudder
Stranded in honey pot
For now

I saw the smoke but couldn’t predict the fire
City is reeking of gin
In tailspin

The racewas run, the river had gone wild
Time for me to step aside
I’ll try

Lost in night, rascals play in the dark
Rest of world is three drinks behind
I’ll buy

Passing by, end up staying for life
Life lived a million times
A million tries

Nobody gets out of this mass madness
By trying to be right
I’ll try
Track Name: Big Sky Land
Down the road with dry eyes now, I’m a wayward saint
This town between you and me, came rumbling down like rain
Times are changing with decent pace, at least the sky is fine
Fine line of your pride and I might
Have secured my days in bright light

Fort to fort away down yonder, across the black stream of unjust
Will it be me to judge who can try his luck?
Letters short journeys long, that’s all I care
Big sky land and a see of grass
Place where murder wants to grow old
Track Name: I Am The Seer
Come on my child, come on my dear
Come on my darling, come oh so near
Follow me down to the alley of dreams
Fulfil your lust with my choice elixir

Memories are tearing me apart
Memories that turn me on

Gather around me, give up your fears
Gather around me, I am the seer
Look through the mirror: what do you see?
A decaying reflection of yesteryear
Track Name: Deadpan Blues
Vacuum-packed realities, disposable beliefs
Carbon-copy moments, sequenced in routines
Superhero diet plans, rich in fluoxetine
Tasteless bites, cosmetic sights stainless and pristine

What if there was more to life, more than meets the eye
Something deep beneath this devil in disguise
Narcoleptic lullabies will never turn me loose
I will have none of your deadpan blues

If you’re searching for ecstasy
You’re a lost cause, a has-been.

Filtering for messages buried in white noise
Little drops of wisdom hidden in the clause
Scrounging for an answer, for a beacon thought the fog
I will have none of your deadpan blues

I won’t have it
Deadpan blues
I will have none of your deadpan blues
Track Name: Coyote
Times are good, when living goes fast
Plains are trying us with all they have
Gallant bunch of heroes taking a piss
Nothing ever felt home more than this
Another sun calling it a day
Like it even knew any other way

Don’t ask me where I’m going, I’ve been lying my whole life
Life is menacing when all we say is just goodbye
Path away, just ahead is time to say bye bye

Glassy eyes, scattered sky
We are obliged to cry
Raucous pack free from green
Just wonder where they’ve been

Missed the high road by a mile or two
Really got us thinking where we’re heading to
People always fear what we value most
Nothing at this point is uncalled for
Vivid dawn, ever lasting day
Empty bellied drifter on its way
Another sun calling it a day
Like it even knew any other way

Feast on what remains
Beloved ground dog
Feel the hunting ground
Let people show how
Feel the night
Hear the
Track Name: Hydra
Crows on the edge of the horizon
Death echoes cut through the noise of the land
Smoke rising high from the ashes
Ghost of the young and the strong and the free

I need a rest
I never rest
Probably never will
Although one thing is for sure
I didn’t come here without a script

Torch up your sense of denial
Blind is a man who’s driven by fear
Long are the queues to the gallows
Pay for the ticket and enjoy the ride

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