The Black Marbles is a blues hard rock band that formed in 2009 in the Swedish town Gothenburg. With a mix of swag, groove, energy, heart & soul they’ve set out to rock your world.
• Kaj Paxéus is a frontman & singer rooted in rock, soul, blues with a big vocal range.
• Rickard Lindberg is a soulful blues oriented guitarist with roots in delta blues project The Black Brew & rock’n’roll band Ten Feet High.
• Krister Selander is a talented bass player – finger playing style with a broad background and history in various genres everything from hard rock, to country, soul & blues.
• Tobbe Bövik is a groovy hard beating drummer, very 70s oriented in style, and also producer of The Black Marbles debut album. Tobbe used to play drums in the legendary stoner rock band The Awesome Machine.
Together they’ve created a dynamic & organic sound based on what they truly love in music – guitar driven riff oriented classic rock, rock-solid groovy drumming and monster vocals. Having embraced the traditional 70′s sound of rock giants like Free, Humble Pie and The Faces.
Their debut album – MADE IN CONCRETE – was released in 2013. It consists of 12 songs in total – all original tunes written & arranged by the band – with the exception of The Stealer which is a tribute to one of the gratest bands in the history – Free. The album was recorded in the bands own studio – Studio-o-felia – produced and mixed by Tobbe Bövik. It’s mastered by Henryk Lipp (D-A-D, Millencolin, Sator, Union Carbide Productions).
MADE IN CONCRETE will be released through their own label, available on digital format, and LP/CD – distribution through New Music Distribution (Germany – GAS), Record Heaven (Europe) and CD Baby (Rest of world) Distrosong (Sweden).
MADE IN CONCRETE received excellent reviews and recognition. The songs FREE YOUR MIND, LOOKS, CHINESE JAMBALAYA, LOVESHINE & THE STEALER (Free cover) all received airplay on ARFM, KRXX & The Rockshow among other stations – while critically acclaimed reviews were published in Powerplay, Fireworks & Classic Rock Society among other magazines.
The band is planning to release a new album scheduled for spring 2015. In November 2014 a European tour will take the band to Germany, Holland, UK and Wales, ending with a performance at the Hard Rock Hell Festival in U.K on November the 14th.
It’s safe to say that The Black Marbles are here to inject new hope in rock’n’roll!