Greece’s premier hard rock group, 1000mods, have released their new single ‘Lucid Dream’, featuring folk rockers Villagers of Ioannina City and acclaimed Greek cellist Nikos Veliotis. ‘Lucid Dream’ is an acoustic re-working of 1000mods‘ huge song ‘Lucid’, the opening track from their most recent album Youth of Dissent (2020).
Having risen from smoky basements to packed arenas, 1000mods can be considered no less than the most successful Greek rock band of the past decade.
Deriving equally from the glorious 90s and 70s (not only songwriting-wise but also due to their love for vintage equipment and analogue sound), 1000mods have never hesitated to blend all their influences. Retro, hard, doom, and space rock melded with grunge and alternative create a recipe of explosive heavy music that’s impossible to imitate.
1000mods offer inspired, powerful and uniquely fresh heavy tunes, satisfying everyone from stoners to metalheads. Their debut Super Van Vacation (2011) is now considered a classic in European heavy rock, as well as a game-changer for Greek rock music, selling tens of thousands of copies.
Praised by fans and press throughout the globe, the band’s next release Repeated exposure to… (2016) affirmed their place within European heavy rock and roll. The band went on to tour the US in February-March 2018, following that with a sold-out tour of Australia.
Boasting millions of streams and fans worldwide, 1000mods kicked things up a notch with Youth of Dissent, a fearsome blend of taut songwriting, hard-hitting riffs, haunting melodies and hefty psychedelia. Produced by Matt Bayles (Isis, Mastodon, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Botch and many more), and recorded at Litho Studio (owned by Stone Gossard, founding member of Pearl Jam, Temple of the Dog) and London Bridge Studio (where Pearl Jam’s Ten was recorded), Youth of Dissent is 1000mods‘ most mature record to date.
The news comes as 1000mods begin their one month European headline tour.
27/05 – Jena, Kuba Open Air
28/05 – Berlin, Desertfest
30/05 – Hamburg, Gruenspan
31/05 – Copenhagen, Vega
01/06 – Malmö, Plan B
03/06 – Hannover, Lux
04/06 – Dresden, Beatpol
06/06 – Warsaw, Hybrydy
07/06 – Krakow, Zaścianek
08/06 – Vienna, Arena
09/06 – Prague, Rock Cafe Prague
10/06 – Leipzig, Werk 2
11/06 – Munich, Sol Birthday Bash
12/06 – Graz, PPC
13/06 – Zagreb, Mochvara
14/06 – Budapest, A38
15/06 – Salzburg, Rockhouse
16/06 – Winterthur, Gaswerk
17/06 – Mezzago, Bloom
18/06 – Monthey, Pont Rouge
20/06 – Nuremberg, Musikzentrale
21/06 – Cologne, Volta
22/06 – Bielefeld, Forum
23/06 – Amsterdam, Melkweg
24/06 – Luxembourg, Kulturfabrik
25/06 – Wiesbaden, Sol Birthday Bash