With four studio albums in the pocket and tours all over the world, you could say Kadavar
would gratefully take a break when there´s a chance. Yet, they took the time in 2018 to start
Despite their reputation of a three piece powerhouse, they have been contemplating the idea
to themselves with guest musicians for quite a while, as singer and guitarist Lupus
Lindemann explains: „Ever since we released Abra Kadavar, I´ve had the feeling something
was missing on the recordings. I was fascinated by the idea to have a big band around us and
let the songs flourish with different sounds.“
Thoughts which seem more understandable when you keep in mind Kadavar wrote and
recorded their second studio album in only two weeks giving everyone the middle finger
who thought they would sell out after signing to Nuclear Blast records in early 2013.
Five years later, the band decided to give it a try and started to rehearse with Matthias Schult
(HEAT)on second electric guitar, followed by Konrad Krenzlin (OPERATORS) on the
organ. With the two Berlin based guest musicians, the band started to revisit and rearrange
material which normally would not be played on a regular live set.
Out of the excitement for growing song structures and a more spaced out, thickly layered
soundscapes drummer Tiger Bartelt asked his older brother David to join the project and
bring in his classical guitar skills. Shortly after that Felix Meyer zu Venne, also known as the
avant-garde noise generator RAUNE, joined the band that now calls themselves THE
COSMIC RIDERS OF THE BLACK SUN.
They will put up a one-off show at HEIMATHAFEN NEUKÖLLN on February 2, 2019 and expose material of Kadavar in a different light. Or as Tiger puts it: „When we play as a trio, it´s all about raw power. It´s about taking all the space. Playing with a bigger group, you need to create space for each other.“
After their sold out Show at FESTSAAL KREUZBERG, this will be a rare chance to
experience the music of KADAVAR like you never heard them before. Surrounded by new
sounds and colors, creating a universe on their own.