It was the lead singer from the stoner rock band Blowback who started the band back in 2010. Since then, Captain Crimson has drawn their inspiration in the music from the sixties and the seventies such as The Grand Hogs, Blue Cheer, Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Jethrou Tull or Cactus. If you take this influence and mix it the best of bands like Graveyard, Witchcraft or Blues Pills, you would be left with Captain Crimson.
In august 2012 the first album “Dancing Madly Backwards” was released. Without a doubt, their debut album is one fine-tuned piece of art. There is a lot of blues based rock riffs, killer hooks and howling vocals to keep you hooked.
In November that year, Captain Crimson played a European tour in support of the album. In the beginning of 2013 Chris David (ReinXeed) joined the band on Bass, ensuring Captain Crimson an even tighter rhythm section. A second European tour followed to support “Dancing Madly Backwards”.
The recordings for the second album “Ageless Time” started immediately after the touring cycle.
“For the new record, we all drew inspiration from our common musical sources as well as from new influences. I for example took a lot of my inspiration from all sorts of jazz and Chris was inspired by heavy metal. So there are a lot of new and exciting things to discover on our new record” – says Mikael, Drums.
“This is what’s so fun with this band that we have so many different music tastes that makes us sound like Captain Crimson. But one thing is for sure, we are all in love with music from the 60s and 70s” – Andreas, Guitars.
The new album “Ageless time” was crafted based on blues, rock, metal and classic rock. As everyone in Captain Crimson contributes to the songwriting, nothing seems wrong or out of place. Everyone is part of the creative process and a piece of the magic of Captain Crimsons.
“Ageless Time” was recorded live in a chapel together with their live sound engineer, producer and close friend Joakim Frisö.
The title “Ageless time” was consciously chosen based on the theme of the album. This time, Captain Crimson want to tell people something they can relate to. We are living in a constantly changing world, there are people living through hard times in many different ways and countries, this is what Captain Crimson showcases on “Ageless Time” lyrically.
“Ageless Time” captures you by its realness and deepness.
Captain Crimson is:
Stefan Norén (Ex. Blowback): Vocals and guitars
Andreas Eriksson: Lead guitars
Mikael Läth (Anyone For Tennis): Drums
Chris David (Reinxeed, Sledge Leather, Azoria): Bass