Deeply influenced by Greek nature and cosmic phenomena, psychedelic stoner rockers VILLAGERS OF IOANNINA CITY take you to new atmospheres with their first live album, “Through Space and Time (Alive in Athens 2020)” to be released physically for the first time via Napalm Records on March 3, 2023.
VILLAGERS OF IOANNINA CITY have come through with the album’s second single, “Dance of Night”, showcasing the band’s unique blend of psychedelic and stoner rock influences.
The track features a mesmerizing live video that transports the listener into a trance-like state, filled with captivating instrumentals and powerful vocals. The engrossing rhythm is the backbone of the song, guiding the listener through a dynamic range of instruments that explores a vast array of musical colors. Heavy guitar riffs, intricate drum patterns, and the wonderful melodies from the vocals and bagpipes create a rich atmosphere that transcends time and space.
VILLAGERS OF IOANNINA CITY gather their strengths from Greek nature and cosmic spirits, letting it flow right into their phenomenal psychedelic stoner rock. Delivering amazing performances, the band ascends forth to create their first live album, “Through Space and Time (Alive in Athens 2020)”. With their short but very mesmerizing discography, the live show is centered around the band’s most recent studio album, ‘Age of Aquarius’ (2019), as they play the album in sequence and spice it up with songs from their debut album and singles.
Starting with the fascinating “Welcome”, “Age of Aquarius” and “Part V” all in sequence, VILLAGERS OF IOANNINA CITY represent their ability as great storytellers underlined by great visuals. The band then jumps straight into their debut album, ‘Riza’ (2014), playing “Nova”, “Perdikomata” and “Skaros”. Fans are blown away from the dedication of the clarinet, bagpipe, and guitar.
“Through Space and Time (Alive in Athens 2020)” presents the sextet’s attention to detail with great production, amazing musicianship, a bombastic live presence, and the yearning to play more amazing shows in the future. This won’t be the last time VILLAGERS OF IOANNINA CITY will transcend fans into the heavens of Mount Olympus – this is only just the beginning.
“Through Space and Time (Alive in Athens 2020)” Track List:
1. Welcome (live)
2. Age of Aquarius (live)
3. Part V (live)
4. Nova (live)
5. Perdikomata (live)
6. Skaros (live)
7. Dance of Night (live)
8. Zvara (live)
1. Arrival (live)
2. Father Sun (live)
3. Millennium Blues (live)
4. Ti Kako (live)
5. Audience I (live)
6. Cosmic Soul (live)
7. For the Innocent (live)
8. Audience II (live)
9. Karakolia (live)
Formed in 2007, Epirus-based VILLAGERS OF IOANNINA CITY have delivered an explosive performance to the big stage with their infusion of heavy psychedelic rock and folk instruments. After the band released their promising debut album, “Riza” (2014), the Greek musicians followed up with the game-changing album, “Age of Aquarius” (2019) – catapulting them straight to the biggest rock festivals and numerous sold-out shows in the biggest music scenes in Greece.
Followed by this year’s tour through Europe, psychedelic stoner rockers VILLAGERS OF IOANNINA CITY proved to their fans once more that they are ready to start this exciting next voyage.