Astral Sabbat, the new EP from Finland’s Jess and the Ancient Ones, will be released on February 22 via Svart Records.
Once again recorded with Swedish sonic wizard Tore Stjerna of Necromorbus Studio in their hometown Kuopio, Astral Sabbat sees them pushing forward the boundaries of the sound established on their first full-length and forging their own path as personified by the rather unusual choice of cover song: ‘Long And Lonesome Road’, originally written and recorded by Dutch rock outfit Shocking Blue, mostly known for their mega-hit ‘Venus’.
“We wanted to give these works a space entirely their own” reveals guitarist and band’s guitarist Thomas Corpse, “so that listeners are able to focus on them completely. For this purpose we consider an EP the perfect means. Regarding the surprising choice of cover, I had heard the song at a very young age. And now, after travelling many roads, it returned to me. It is a timeless song and I hope someone discovers Shocking Blue through us.”
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