From the far-east of Europe come ΛΔΛΜ (ADAM), an esoteric and beguiling quintet who straddle the worlds of grunge, post-rock, alternative metal, psychedelic and stoner rock.
The Greek band return with their new record Sun, originally released 21 August 2020 but now seeing a physical re-release 4th June 2021 via famed local label Venerate Industries.
Sun is an ode to our star as a gray line on the horizon, the hope and anticipation for better days that may never even come and the spiritual liberation through a psychedelic journey between the macrocosm and the microcosm.
A concept album, Sun’s theme of fatal hope can be heard throughout, not least on the apocalyptically weighty, monolithic closer, ‘Phase #3: Eclipse’, the conclusion of a mighty 3-song saga detailing a psychedelic trip. The protagonist of the LP begins the saga in another plane of consciousness, overviewing all the problems in his life, before moving to ‘Phase #2’, defeat with hope and finally returning to earth with ‘Phase #3’.
This trilogy is an encapsulation of ΛΔΛΜ’s approach – wide-ranging, ambitious, unearthly and grounded all at once; the culmination of seven years of writing.
Bearing elements as disparate as Dopelord, Deftones, Kyuss, Paradise Lost, and Soundgarden, ΛΔΛΜ’s new LP was self-produced with Stelios Efendakis (Gardenbox), recorded at the Haus of ΛΔΛΜ, and mixed and mastered at Ritual Studios, Athens. Since Sun’s digital release it has amassed over 200,000 streams worldwide, and will see further success with its physical re-release.
Panagiotis “Takis” Chaloulakos: Vocals / Guitars
Giannis Fourikis: Guitars / Backing Vocals
Thanos Micropoulos: Keyboards / Slide Guitar / Percussions
Giorgos Eginitis: Bass
Dimitris Eginitis: Drums
1: …And then there was Light
2: Super Silver Haze
3: Never Say Never
4: Enter: Oblivion
5: MONOLITH Phase #1: As Above
6: MONOLITH Phase #2: So Below
7: MONOLITH Phase #3: Eclipse