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Kamchatka are a Swedish power trio highly influenced by late 1960s and early 1970s bands. Their sound combines elements of blues, stoner and psychedelic rock. The band took their name from the volcanically active Russian Kamchatka Peninsula that divides the Okhotsk and the Bering Sea.

Growing up in Varberg, a small town on the west coast of Sweden, Roger, Thomas and Tobias were all rehearsing at the same place, though in different bands, except for the occasional weekend jam session. In their mid teens, Roger and Thomas moved to pursue their musical career elsewhere, Roger to the east and Thomas to the north, while Tobias continued his back home. Some educational years of touring and recording albums with all kinds of different acts later, they met up again in Varberg for a Jimi Hendrix tribute concert in 2001, and after a successful performance the guys simply came to the conclusion that they should start a band. This match was too good to go to waste. Kamchatka was formed.

A few years later, after saving up enough money, they decided to record an album in their own studio (which has been developing ever since), with the help of an old friend of Rogers, Nicholas Elgstrand, who recorded,
mixed and produced it together with the band. Bullen & Sillen, friends of the band, mastered it at Studio Mega in Valinge, just outside of Varberg. An old friend of Thomas’, Per Wiberg, who also designed the album cover, hooked them up with a New York based indie label called Grooveyard Records, where the first Kamchatka album was released January 1st 2005.

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  • SnuffLane

    All Swedish Stoner Rock fans - Kamchatka - UK Debut Headlining Show - Fri 19th September - The Black Heart, London. Be a part of stoner rock history at their (first and) only UK event for the year!

    28 Jul 10:02am Reply
  • Lanny_Barbi

    Come to Kamchatka

    23 Feb 6:40am Reply
  • Miron2004

    I have to admit a very interesting group...

    20 Jan 2:01pm Reply
  • Rex_Inferni

    Камчатка! Yeah, motherfuckers!

    13 Dec 2013 Reply
  • alestresser

    Hahah Black Sabbath copied Damaged Soul (from the 13 album) riff from Kamchatka.

    7 Jun 2013 Reply
  • katharinehellen

    Brilliant at Download!

    11 Jun 2012 Reply
  • fluffygrue

    Ooooo, a pleasant discovery from listening to Download fest radio. :D

    21 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Jealousheart

    Очень интересные чуваки, оказывается!

    26 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Akhenaten23

    Holy god, these guys rule so hard.

    14 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Deathvein

    Incredibly underrated band.

    5 Feb 2012 Reply
  • PaliGGa

    Saw them live in november supporting Cluth. Really blew me away!

    2 Jan 2012 Reply
  • JuneorAndersson

    Happy new year folks!! .Hope to meet you all in 2012 Best regards Thomas"Juneor"Andersson and Kamchatka

    31 Dec 2011 Reply
  • DrEfficient

    These guys must have listened to some non-stop Hendrix in their youth.

    24 Dec 2011 Reply
  • DavidB0we

    damn these guys are good!

    19 Nov 2011 Reply
  • SludgeSwan

    Best music to cruise

    19 Nov 2011 Reply
  • mumbo-jumbo-boy

    "Bury Your Roots" has finally arrived! Oh god it's so awesome.. O_O

    27 Oct 2011 Reply
  • karmaceutical

    southern european tour one of these days, please!!

    13 Oct 2011 Reply
  • floyd_girl13

    Come to venezuelaaaa

    7 Oct 2011 Reply
  • irka_rump

    раз уж до Хельсинки доедут, может и в Рашку заглянут? plz

    28 Sep 2011 Reply
  • JuneorAndersson

    So ,this is KAMCHATKAS Autum tour in it's whole.ROCK ON FOLKS ! 23-Oct DE Straubing The Raven 25-Oct DE München Backstage w / The Brew 26-Oct DE Berlin Postbahnhof w / The Brew 27-Oct DE Köln Kantine w / The Brew 28-Oct DE Erfurt Gewerkschaftshaus w / The Brew 29-Oct DE Hamburg Markthalle w / The Brew 30-Oct DE Mannheim Alte Feuerwache w / The Brew 03-Nov DE Bochum Zeche w/Randy Hansen feat. Leon Hendrix 04-Nov DE Brilon Kump 05-Nov DE Übach-Palenberg Outbaix w/ Eric Sardinas & Big Motor 06-Nov CH Basel Sommercasino 19-Nov DK Copenhagen The Rock w/ Clutch 21-Nov NO Trondheim Byscenen w/ Clutch 22-Nov NO Bergen USF Verftet w/ Clutch 23-Nov NO Stavanger Folken w/ Clutch 25-Nov NO Oslo Sentrum Scene w/ Clutch 26-Nov SWE Stockholm Klubben w/ Clutch 27-Nov SWE Gothenburg Trädgårn w/ Clutch 28-Nov SWE Malmö KB w/ Clutch 30-Nov SF Helsinki Nosturi w/ Clutch

    22 Sep 2011 Reply
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