HEAVY BLUES/STONER ROCK QUARTET PARALYZED SIGNS TO STONEFLY RECORDS FOR A WORLDWIDE VINYL RELEASE OF THEIR SELF-TITLED DEBUT ALBUM ON OCTOBER 15 2021.
StoneFly Records is privileged to announce the signing of Bamberg, Germany based quartet PARALYZED and look forward to release their self-titled debut album on 180g vinyl. This album will be the very first release made by StoneFly Records and aim to make a remarked entrance in the Heavy Underground world with this flawless album that already stands among the very best of 2021.
In April 2020, PARALYZED released a single: ‘This Woman (Pariah Music Studios Version)’ which I missed out at this moment. So, it was only later in January 2021 that I first heard the PARALYZED self-titled album. It was an instant love matter. I was taken over by the both soulful and powerful vocals that were floating in between Jim Morrison and Danzig. A perfect album where Heavy Blues meets Stoner Rock in a grandiose way. 70’s Hard/Psychedelic Rock influences are pouring out like a liquid fire. At this moment the StoneFly Records project was still at its primary stages. I didn’t felt I was ready to pick up my first band; so, I pitched them to few label mates. Few weeks after, PARALYZED were still unsigned; so I decided to reach them. I deeply wanted PARALYZED on my label.
Here’s a fun fact. Back in 2019, towards the end’s year, I stated that their EP ‘Hidden Sun’ was one of the album that should have been released on wax. This never happened. However 2021 is back with a vengeance!
The self-titled debut album is channeling the magic of the seventies while incorporating proto-doom elements to the whole chemistry. Close your eyes, you’re not only hearing accomplished musician, you are hearing living legends! A sizzling warmness emanates from this album made of dreams.
PARALYZED’s self-titled debut was digitally released January 29, 2021
PARALYZED is a German rock band from Bamberg, founded in spring 2019. Their retro style incorporating blues rock and stoner rock is compared to bands of the 1970s hard rock era.
The members Michael Binder (guitar and vocals), Caterina Böhner (guitar), Philipp Engelbrecht (bass) and Florian Thiele (drums) were moved by the legacy of giants such as Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin, and quickly recorded their first EP ’Hidden Sun’ in September 2019.
The result is a unique mixture of Binder's guitar work with swooping wah solo's, combined with his powerful vocals. Engelbrecht´s booming, growling bass lines sit just beneath Böhner´s crunching power chords and single note riffs. Additionally, Thiele's solid, tight and punchy percussion contribute the groove into the live-recorded EP.
In October 2020 they again entered the studio to record their debut album. They stayed true to their line and relied on the energy of live recording and the spirit of the seventies.Being a breed of 70s Vintage Rock, Heavy Blues and Stoner Rock, this album unites several different influences in itself.
Straight forward rock, dark melancholy paired up with optimistic sounding rock ballads.
PARALYZED’s self-titled debut was released January 29, 2021 via Bandcamp and all major online streaming platforms.
Vinyl via StoneFly Records being released on October 15.
Stonefly Records is damn proud to give this album a much needed vinyl treatment. The vinyl edition has been re-mixed and mastered by Tony Reed at HeavyHead Recording Company.We open the doors for the vinyl order on September 102021.
“Imagine Joakim Nilsson, Jim Morrison, and Danzig walked into a bar....... Big, burly, ballsy and bluesy growls erupt into whiskey stained, smoke-hazed debauched riffage, leaving all in sight PARALYZED. Nuff said. –Bucky Brown, Bandcamp
TRACK LISTIING: PARALYZED:
2. Lucifer's Road (My Baby And Me)
4. Noise On The River
5. Golden Days
7. Green Eyes
8. This Woman
9. Mother's Only Son
Michael Binder– Vocals & Solo Guitar
Caterina Böhner – Rhythm Guitar
Philipp Engelbrecht – Bass Guitar
Florian Thiele – Drums
All tracks written and performed by PARALYZED