That’s been partially due to their overwhelming stage presence which brutally destroys the notion that says Norway evolved into a civilized country ever since the demise of the Vikings. It’s actually more so on account of their musical material that promises to blast you to smithereens with the primal intensity of their songs and their sonic references to sweat-soaked blues, thunderous surf, mad rock, way-out country, habanero peppered tex-mex and max-security prison chants that will burn holes into your soul. With ice-cold proficiency at that.
The bands line-up consists of singer and guitarist Dag Vagle, guitarist Bard Halsne, bass Hans Wassvik and drummer Morton Jackman. It’s their inborn natural coolness that’ll heat things up like the burn of dry ice. And with stuff you’re used to hearing from the likes of Johnny Cash, Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, Nick Cave, Stan Ridgeway and even cineastes like Ennio Morricone and Quentin Tarantino. But make no mistake to call their work simply atmospheric would be an understatement. Rather, what’s as clear as a desert noon blue sky are their masterful evocations of a land of infinite vistas, edgy colors, local customs and pungent smells indigenous to the U.S. southwest and northern border of Mexico.
Their newest album «Bones In The Closet» is classic Helldorado. Released in 2013 on vinyl, cd and digital it «oozes, sorrow, sin, sex and pain» says Jango Music. By the way vaquero, what’s that making that noise in your own closet?