27 April 2018
Toundra: new album 'Vortex' out now!
Toundra:  new album 'Vortex' out now!

Spanish instrumental rockers Toundra release their new fifth studio album ‘Vortex today, following on from their previous record ‘IV’ which reached number 2 in the Spanish charts. 

On the Wednesday the band played live on ‘Late Motiv’, the most important late night TV show in Spain, and tonight the band celebrate the release of the album with a special show at Vortex in Siegen, Germany. Watch a clip from their TV appearance here:

‘Vortex’ has been receiving some fantastic reviews and you can find a selection of them below:

“expansive, emotive music, appealing to our hearts as much as our heads.” – Prog

“a bombardment of claustrophobia & ecstasy, often within the same song, Vortex is a breathtaking piece of work.” – Metal Hammer

“It’s inspiring, highly energetic, full of riffs, hooks, melody. What else do you need?” – Echoes & Dust

a voyage of discovery in an enthralling album. Never heard of what the Spanish have to offer in terms of cutting edge rock before? Sit back, relax and turn it up loud.”Louder Than War

The album is available on special edition CD digipak, gatefold black LP + CD & as digital download. Order the album now here: https://toundra.lnk.to/Vortex 

Watch a video for the track ‘Kingston Falls’ here: https://youtu.be/I2y0NOiyDKI 

Their previous video for ‘Cobra’ was created by Jorge Escalona using photographic material from Pulitzer Prize winner Manu Brabo and video material from well-known Spanish journalist Gonzo.  

Watch that now here: https://youtu.be/eFNLm380Uzg 

As mentioned previously, the title of the album is ‘Vortex’, as the band explain:

"On September 19th in 2012 we arrived at a venue called 'Vortex Surfer Musiklub' in Siegen, a small town in Germany. We played there, the venue got packed and everything about that night, including the warm welcome from everybody working there, was incredible. We fell in love with that small venue and the house next to it where we slept that night.

Since then, we played Vortex five or six times and there has always been that same great fond feeling from the people there. So, this upcoming album is called 'Vortex'. We leave behind the roman numbers and want to use this as a way to thank all the promoters, people working in venues, labels, agencies, fans... and everyone who has helped us over the years to live this dream. We can't wait for you to hear some of the music"

You can find the beautiful cover artwork and track-listing below:

  1. Intro Vortex

  2. Cobra

  3. Tuareg

  4. Cartavio

  5. Kingston Falls

  6. Mojave

  7. Roy Neary

  8. Cruce Oeste

The first run of European tour dates were recently announced and tickets are on sale now.

27.04.2018 Spain Secret Show
28.04.2018 Spain Villarrobledo, Viñarock 
03.05.2018 Spain Donosti, Doka Antzokia
04.05.2018 France Bordeaux VOID
05.05.2018 France Paris Supersonic
06.05.2018 Netherlands Amsterdam Melkweg Upstairs
07.05.2018 France Nancy The Riveter
08.05.2018 Switzerland Geneva L’Usine
09.05.2018 Belgium Gent DOK
10.05.2018 United Kingdom London Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen
12.05.2018 United Kingdom Leeds Temple of Boom
13.05.2018 United Kingdom Glasgow Nice ‘n Sleazy
14.05.2018 United Kingdom Bristol The Fleece
16.05.2018 Germany Köln JUNGLE
17.05.2018 Germany Stuttgart Keller Club

18.05.2018 Luxembourg Luxembourg Rocas
19.05.2018 Germany Hamburg Molotow
20.05.2018 Danmark Copenhagen KB18
23.05.2018 Germany Berlin BiNuu
24.05.2018 Germany Dresden Groovestation

25.05.2018 Czech Plzen Papirna
26.05.2018 Hungary Budapest A38
27.05.2018 Austria Vienna Viper Room
29.05.2018 France Lyon Le Farmer
30.05.2018 France Marseille Molotov
31.05.2018 France Toulouse Les Pavillons Sauvages
23.06.2018 Spain Salamanca Tres Acordes Fest. 
29.06.2018 Spain S. de Compostela, O Son Do Camiño SOLD OUT
12.07.2018 Spain Madrid, MadCool Festival SOLD OUT
29.09.2018 Spain Bilbao, Kafe Antzokia 
13.10.2018 Spain Barcelona, AMFest
10.11.2018 Spain Córdoba, Sala Ambigú Axerquía 
17.11.2018 Spain Saarlamand, Gloomaar Festival 
23.11.2018 Spain Valencia, Sala Moon 
28.12.2018 Spain Gran Canaria, La Choza
29.12.2018 Spain Tenerife, Aguere Cultural

It has been an intense 3 years since the band got signed with Superball/Century Media in 2014, with whom they put out their most recent a lauded album, ¨IV¨, (January 2015), after the first 3 albums that were released independently. Since then the band has performed over 100 concerts in 17 different countries with their instrumental sound combining progressive and post rock making them one of the leaders in there genre.

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