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Stoner metal, Psychedelic rock, Heavy metal, Doom metal

1000 MODS

Country: Greece

Source: https://www.allmusic.com/artist/rise-of-the-northstar-mn0003147722

1000mods, the stoner metal quartet hailing from Chiliomodi, Greece, emerged onto the music scene in 2006, wielding a distinctive sound and a passion for heavy, riff-driven compositions. Comprised of Dani G. as the vocal powerhouse and bassist, flanked by the guitar prowess of Giannis S. and Giorgos T., and anchored by the rhythmic force of Labros G. on drums, the band’s name itself bears a playful nod to their origins, intertwined with the Greek pronunciation of “a thousand” echoing the essence of their birthplace.

Their musical journey began with the release of two impactful EPs, “Blank Reality” in 2007 and “Liquid Sleep” in 2009, laying the groundwork for their explosive debut album, “Super Van Vacation,” which saw the light in October 2010. Produced in collaboration with Billy Anderson, recognized for his work with Sleep and Neurosis, the album propelled 1000mods into the limelight, sparking a European tour that spanned 15 countries and included notable festivals like Rockwave Festival, Desertfest, and Lake on Fire.

Building on this momentum, their second album, “Vultures,” released in May 2014 under The Lab Records, solidified their presence. The subsequent “Claws Over Europe” tour in October-November 2014, along with supporting The Atomic Bitchwax in May 2015, further cemented their reputation as a formidable live act.

In September 2016, 1000mods unveiled their third album, “Repeated Exposure To…,” a testament to their growth and sonic evolution. Produced and mixed in collaboration with George Leodis at Wreck It Sound Studios in Corinth, Greece, and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege Studios in Portland, Oregon, this album showcased their maturity and musical depth. The accompanying 27-date European Tour with Monkey3 and Moaning Cities reinforced their stature in the stoner metal scene.

The subsequent “Repeated and Exposed To…” tour in 2017 spanned 42 live dates across 15 European countries, gracing renowned festivals like Up in Smoke, Desertfest, and Keep it Low, further solidifying their status as a powerhouse live act.

Venturing into new territories, 1000mods embarked on their maiden North American tour in early 2018, captivating audiences across Mexico, Canada, and the United States with their distinctive blend of heavy, resonating music, marking yet another milestone in their musical odyssey.