Following the announcement last month of Electric Hydra’s conscription to Majestic Mountain Records, we’re thrilled to announce that the band will also be backed stateside by legendary US independent rock label, Tee Pee Records.
With the release of their second single/video for ‘Blackened Eyes’ premièring now over at Rock Hard (watch it here), Electric Hydra, the band’s self-titled debut album will be officially released on 27th November.
“‘Blackened Eyes’ was an older and completely different song at the start,” explains vocalist, Sanne Karlsson. “It’s written in an ironic way about somebody who turned out to be really grumpy and bloody-minded after recently returning home from a US tour. The message in the text is that despite how much of a diva someone is, we are all going to end up looking the same way when we’re six feet under.”
Formed on the windswept West Coast of Sweden, amid the dark forests of Småland, Electric Hydra – formed by Sanne Karlsson, Ellinor Andersson, Jonathan Möller and Jonny Petterson – first met on an impromptu night in late 2017. In doing so they discovered a connection; a newfound friendship through a shared of Kyuss, Fu Manchu, Entombed and Black Sabbath, and decided to book a rehearsal room the very next morning.
Known for delivering high energy shows, the band has played live at Sweden Rock Festival and Malmöfestivalen; toured Europe and shared stages with Lucifer, Monolord, Truckfighters and Greenleaf, among many others.
With Dennis Åhman being brought in to replace Petterson on drums, work on their debut began in early 2020 and continued throughout the COVID-19 pandemic at Shimmer Studios, Studio BO and Welfare Studios. Further reinforced with new recruits in Peter Söderberg and At the Gates/Bombs of Hades’ Jonas Stålhammar (following the departure of Jonathan Möller) the quintet is keen to prove exactly why they are considered one of the most exciting new acts on the Swedish rock scene.
Electric Hydra’s self-titled debut album is released 27th November on Majestic Mountain Records/Tee Pee Records