Ok it is rare to have more verbal than acoustic abuse through the blog; so it is time to move on to the 283rd suggestion of this blog (still aiming to make a minimum of 365). With their new album (Heretic Tongues) serving as a perfect motivation for today's suggestion it is right to say that at last there is an offspring to my newbie favourite Blood Ceremony.I've had them in mind from the time I've accidentally heard The Rat Catcher (their most streamed song @Spotify), thus diving to their retro-like fusion of heavy, prog rock and funk, with female vocals (the best female vocals since Gathering's Anneke) and as you' ve guessed by now a fabulous flute that accompanies, playful 70's like guitar riffs and rock oriented solos of the past. Their new album is sensational as far as I'm concerned, having one of the best disco rock anthems since Queen's insurmountable "Αnother one Bites the Dust"
But what do experts say?
"Wucan are a rock band from Dresden, Germany. The band were formed in 2011 and have released an EP and three studio albums to date. Francis Tobolsky (flute, rhythm guitar, vocals), Tim George (lead guitar) and Patrik Dröge (bass guitar) are the founding members of the band and have remained in the line-up since. Leo Vaessen is the current drummer after several other drummers left the band. In December 2011, singer Francis Tobolsky posted an advertisement in a student magazine with the headline 'Blues Brothers Wanted', with the intention of forming a band. Guitarist Tim George and drummer 'Pätz' joined Tobolsky for rehearsals throughout 2012 and the band's first line-up was complete when Patrik Dröge joined on bass in November the same year.
Throughout 2013, Wucan started songwriting, recording and playing their first gigs as a band. They had also released demos and singles on YouTube. In July 2014, Pätz left the band shortly after the recording of the debut EP Vikarma. His replacement was a new drummer 'Ollie', who remained with the band for six months before leaving and was replaced by a further drummer 'Marc'.In February 2015, the band started preparing for their first studio album. A month later they were the main support act for Siena Root during their tour of mainland Europe.
Marc only lasted 2 months before being replaced by Leo Vaessen, who was brouht in gor recordings for the debut album Sow The Wind
Wucan's music can be described as Heavy 70's influenced folk rock with hints of stoner & doom. Fans & critics often compares the to Jethro Tull because of the continuous use of flute and Black Sabbath. Wucan fit into retro rock subgenre along with fellow German bands like Kadavar & Zodiac with the former previously using Wucan as main support on a number of occasions" (source: Wikipedia)
So without further a due let Kokdi present to you the beautiful
With a wide career spanning selections playlist
(plus a live performance)
and the Spotify playlist
plus the mentioned above links
And don't forget; All of Kokdi's suggestions HERE