I had no idea that long-lived stoner rock stalwarts Spiritual Beggars were from Halmstad, Sweden till I looked it up. SB was formed in 1994 by guitarist Michael Amott of Arch Enemy, Carcass and Carnage fame. Groovy guitar riffs and some funky keyboards give their sound a great classic vibe.
Their most recent release, Earth Blues, lies somewhere between Deep Purple in its heyday and Dio-fronted Black Sabbath. It’s a rollicking rollercoaster of 70s-style heavy rock that frankly makes some of the best open road driving music I’ve had the pleasure of cranking in my car.
Spiritual Beggars just finished a successful tour of Japan, hopefully we’ll see them in the states before long!
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