SAMSARA BLUES EXPERIMENT are a German three-piece who channel their musical forms in extended forays of psychedelic heavy rock. Formed in 2007 by guitarist Christian Peters with second guitarist/actual bassist Hans Eiselt, drummer Thomas Vedder and former bassist Richard Behrens, the Berlin-based band plays a mixture of stoner rock, psychedelic blues, Indian raga, and traditional folk.
Their uniquely organic sound has earned them a reputation as one of the best new bands to rise out of the current heavy rock genre while their live shows are heralded as euphoric jams and cosmic voyages. Extensive touring throughout Europe has put the band on stage with several iconic bands. Not only festivals like Roadburn, Hellfest, Burg Herzberg, Desertfest and Stoned From The Underground, but playing concerts in the United States (when they toured there for the first time, they didn’t even have a record deal), Europe, South and Middle America and, last but not least, Oceania have all witnessed the cosmic grooves and metaphysical energy of SBE’s psychedelic whirlwind.
Up to this day they have produced four superior albums, “Long Distance Trip” (2010), “Revelation & Mystery” (2011), “Waiting For The Flood” (2013) and “One With The Universe” (2017), the first studio album to be released on their own label Electric Magic Records (the US-Tour Promo 2009 reissue and “At Rockpalast” – a strictly limited live recording of their show at Germany´s most famous live rock TV show – were already released in 2013), that showcase a playful musical journey blending unique guitars, hypnotic rhythms, retro styled jamming and transcendent hooks in the tradition of classic hard rock.
Within their more than ten years lasting evolution their sound is recently more filled with the usage of analog synthesizers, keyboards and effects, while not losing focus on catchiness and well-rendered songwriting. Following this claim, they’re working on new material for the next studio album to be recorded in the near future. When they toured Down Under, New Zealand and Latin America in 2018, they already played some of their new stuff live, and, yet no miracle, it resonated very well to the audiences – as well as it took place in Europe later that year.
All in all, SAMSARA BLUES EXPERIMENT is a multifaceted heavy rock band with tons of heart, soul, courage and originality without missing the heaviness a healthy soul needs from time to time!
Text by The Living Blues. Live pictures by Bruno Pereira.