Through the Eyes of Heathens
If Kyuss and Sleep are the American stoner pioneers then it’s fair to say that Dozer put the genre on the map on this side of the Atlantic.
Dozer forms in 1995 in the north of Sweden and is first noticed internationally when they record a split EP with John Garcia’s Unida. Shortly afterwards Dozer send a demo tape to the legendary Man’s Ruin Records label. The label owner is so impressed that he signs them on the spot. Man’s Ruin releases both their debut ‘In the Tail of a Comet’ and their sophomore effort ‘Madre De Dios’ to unanimous critical acclaim. Those in the music industry know that a band’s third album is crucial and Dozer nail it with ‘Call It Conspiracy’, an album recorded with top producer Chips Kiesbye. The album consolidates their status as a top stoner band and is followed by ‘Through the Eyes of Heathens’ (2005) and ‘Beyond Collosal’ (2008), but after a short European tour Dozer announce they’re going on an indefinite hiatus. Singer Fredrik Nordin has decided to go back to school while other members have meanwhile teamed up in Greenleaf .Three years later Dozer announce that the band is active again and has booked a limited number of shows - in 2015 both Greenleaf and Dozer play Desertfest in Antwerp. In 2020 the band re-releases its first three albums and this summer a selection of their best work will shake our prison walls to their foundations. Prepare for an orbit around your soul!