- Up In Smoke
Ola Hellquist (Guitar, Vocals) / Niclas Stalfors (Guitar) / Peder Bergstrand (Bass, Vocals) / Andreas Eriksson (Drums)
Playing an outright Stoner rock melting their influences into a sound familiar but new, LOWRIDER is considered as the Sweden's answer to all the American rocky-funky-gritty Desert rock that grew in the 90's ! Their impact on both their native scene and the international underground in Europe and beyond is not to be underestimated.
The band released a split EP with Nebula in 1999, followed by an European tour, playing in fourteen venues in eight different countries, and a unique full-length album in 2000, "Ode to Io", released on MeteorCity Records... But such a gem it is, cut in the purest, hardest and brightest Rock !
But after another small tour, LOWRIDER retreated in the coldness of Scandinavia… Until an unforgettable weekend of April 2013 at Desertfests, when LOWRIDER returned (along with their bros DOZER, also reforming for the occasion) in front of hundreds of nostalgic stoneheads! A year later, LOWRIDER were called to play at Hellfest 2014, but are not considering permanently reforming for now... but maybe writing new songs! Stay tuned...