WOODPECKER – Photo by Tania Gibson
Copenhagen based modern hard rock trio WOODPECKER recently released the first single and video ‘Blood Flow’ from their new EP ‘320’ set for a September 6th release. Now, the band is ready with a brand new second single entitled ‘Animal’ – a hard hitting near-industrial rock song about mankind’s inherent bestiality and its power over reason – and simultaneously, the combo annonces a special EP release event in Copenhagen.
Listen to WOODPECKER’s new single HERE
Also, one can listen to and watch the video for the band’s first single ‘Blood Flow HERE
Singer and guitarist Sigurd Neimann states, that “‘Animal’ is about animal instincts, that conquer your personality and take control. You become a slave of love and desire. You try to satiate an insatiable need for love and affirmation.” ‘Animal is a great example of WOODPECKER’s talent for the catchy, melancholic rock tune and also of the EP’s general theme revolving around the dark sides of love, sexuality and the power plays between people in intimate relations.
Now, WOODPECKER announces a special release event in Copenhagen, Denmark on the EP release day of September 6th. The event starts on a boat with space for 100 passengers which sets from Nyhavn at 7.30 p.m. and onboard there will be a rock-DJ and free beer for an hour. Hereafter the boat arrives at the venue Kloster Moster at Refshalen (close to the Copenhell festival site), where the band will play a set at 9.30 p.m. In addition, WOODPECKER has also been confirmed for the Headroom Festival in Aarhus on September 7th, the day after the release event in Copenhagen.
Woodpecker was formed in 2017 and the same year, the trio recorded and released the EP ‘Stillborn’ which was mixed and mastered by producer legend Flemming Rasmussen (Metallica). Since then, a string of shows have shaped them into a experienced and very solid live band and in 2018, the band signed a deal with the DK based label Wild North Music, whom will release the trio’s forthcoming EP ‘320’ in the fall. The new EP is produced and recorded by the band and Peter Sloth (Fribytterdrømme, Red Lama mv.), mastered by Jørgen Knub and carries the artwork of Alexander Wilstrup.
The five songs on ‘320’ demonstrates a band which through focused songwriting and excellent musicianship is capable of maintaining the classic hard rock in its own contemporary image. Inspiration is found in the heavy rock of the 70’s, influential 90’s bands such as Alice In Chains and Soundgarden alongside industrial rock-icons like Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie. Still, respectfullness towards the idols never commands the band’s updated musical fusion in which the direct expression and aggressive riffing resonates harmoniously with dynamics, contrast and melody.
WOODPECKER LIVE 2019:
WOODPECKER ‘320’ – Artwork by Alexander Wilstrup
“320” track list:
1. Blood Flow
5. Hand In Hand