Swedish heavy prog-metal-trio Vokonis joins The Sign Records. The band is heading into Studio Underjord in August to record their third album in August. Vokonis have two previous albums on Ripple Records and Ozium Records and have established themselves as one of the strongest new sludge acts out of Scandinavia in recent years. Vokonis is doing their first US-festival the 6th of October at the Doomed & Stoned Festival in Indianapolis. The band will continue with a European tour in late October.
The 28th of July this year Ripple Music will re-release the band debut album “Olde One Ascending” on the 28th of July. In 2019 Vokonis will appear in the movie “Planet Of Doom” with their song “Runa” that was written for the upcoming movie.
“It is with a lot of joy that we in Vokonis present our signing to The Sign Records. We’ve been fans of the label and its bands for years, it’s very honouring to collaborate with them and join The Sign Family. It feels like a natural transition for the band as we take our musical approach towards a more progressive territory. We can’t wait to unveil the heavy riff-barrage that we have for you.”- Simon, Vokonis
“Vokonis have grown a lot as a band since taking their first steps in 2015. The band has transformed themselves into a progressive alternative rock act that brings to mind the creative freedom that we heard from artists in the 90´s. When we heard the pre-production of the new album we directly understood that Vokonis is terraforming the sludge landscape into a world of their own. We are looking forward to helping the band follow through on their journey” – Kaj, The Sign Records
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The heavy prog-metal-trio, Vokonis, is here to daze you with their furious sludge-vibe and melodic passages. Drenched in blasting distortion, melody, and menace, Vokonis is ready to fully blossom as the progressive beast they’ve held within since 2015. With a style that ranges from the heavy riffage and vocals of heavy bands such as Baroness to utterly clean Pink Floydish soundscapes, they aim to completely immerse you in their songwriting. As you share a psychedelic and thrilling journey Vokonis will have shown their range from full-blown doom to melodically blissful passages.
Vokonis third album “Grasping Time” will be released in the spring of 2019 on The Sign Records. Simon said of the process; “We’re practically living in our practice space. So it’s no wonder we’ve been productive. I always wanted for us to write our own Crack The Skye. This might be it.” Simon, Emil, and Jonte have since their start putting everything in high gear. While they’ve released two records, being featured in the highly profiled “The Planet of Doom”-animated movie, Vokonis aren’t stepping down in tempo. Neither are satisfied. With a new sound, the trio is ready to launch themselves into the stratosphere.
Playing shows and putting a bigger focus on touring Vokonis have shared stages with bands such as Monolord, Skraeckoedlan, and Bombus. Playing on the road have been instrumental in the evolution of the band. With a heavy punk vibe to their live-shows, they have drawn out a new-found strength in the studio. Laying down heaviness in new forms as shown in tracks such as “I hear the Siren” and “Sunless Hymnal”, they also feel comfortable to take it down a notch. With a dynamic range the size of the backline of Sunn O))), Vokonis show that their love for warm sound and melody is not lost on anyone.Taking steps forward from their previous album ‘The Sunken Djinn’ (2017), a heavy endeavor focusing mainly on raw power and how far one can take fuzzed out riffs, Vokonis now sets out towards a new musical goal. Inspired by nature and the universe around us they’ve deepened their sound immensely. Drawing inspiration from the shared vocals of Mastodon and a love for all things progressive Vokonis have evolved into the usage of dual vocals. Now sharing lead vocals, Jontes melodic voice complement the fierce bark of guitarist Simon. “As we toyed around with the idea of sharing vocals we found out just how much more stuff Simon could do with the guitar. Playing leads or more complex riffs while I’m singing was something we only dreamed of before.” Jonte said of the trios new sound.Vokonis are ready to take the next step. With a new dynamic sound and a goal set for the domination of the heavy underground they’re coming for your ears. Get ready.