Experimental rock phenomenon VILLAGERS OF IOANNINA CITY electrifies with their hooky first single, “For the Innocent”, alongside a hypnotic music video. The track appears on the band’s standout album, Age of Aquarius, set to be released physically via Napalm Records on April 3, 2020. Alex’s crooning, unique vocals accent the sludge-woven first shades of “For the Innocent”, drawing its listener into the track as it progresses into a metallic, psychedelic rock anthem. Gritty blues guitar riffs and driving drums are accented by folk instrument contributions to form a swirling vortex. Accompanied by mesmerizing visuals, VILLAGERS OF IOANNINA CITY leads the listener through a sunburned aura coalescing with hallucinating images of dreamers and wanderers of mind – The Innocent. Represented by the fans themselves, this added an extra personal touch to the video. In spellbinding mania, the artful kaleidoscopic illusions carry “For the Innocent”. VILLAGERS OF IOANNINA CITY’s unique synthesis of post, kraut and psychedelic rock influences underlined by a palpable dose of heaviness and Greek folk elements precisely hits the mark. VILLAGERS OF IOANNINA CITY on “For the Innocent”: "We are really really happy to present to you our new video clip! Dedicated to all the dreamers, the deviants, the immigrants of life and the wanderers of mind! To all the innocent ones!"
The region of Epirus is famous for its landscape of mammoth mountains and holy rivers - and now experimental heavy rock. VILLAGERS OF IOANNINA CITY are deeply influenced by Greek nature and cosmic phenomena and infuse their unique brand of heavy psychedelic rock with folk instruments such as bagpipes, flutes and didgeridoos. Their second album, Age of Aquarius - originally released in September 2019 - will now be reissued by Napalm Records. Epirus may become the unlikely epicenter of the heavy rock universe: A mantra for the new age!
Tourdates VILLAGERS OF IOANNINA CITY: 07.02.20 GR - Larissa / Mylos 08.02.20 GR - Volos / Lab Art 15.02.20 GR - Athens / Faliro Pavilion (TAE KWON DO Stadium) 22.02.20 GR - Heraclion / Cine studio 29.02.20 GR - Ioannina / Stage 06.03.20 CY - Nicosia / Downtown 20.03.20 GR - Thessaloniki / Principal 27.03.20 GR - Patra / Royal Theater 02.04.20 RO - Bucharest / Quantic 03.04.20 RO - Cluj Napoca / From Space 05.04.20 PL - Krakow / Zascianek 07.04.20 PL - Warsaw / Hydrozagadka 08.04.20 PL - Poznan / Klub U Bazyla 09.04.20 DE - Dresden / Beatpol 11.04.20 DE - Jena / Kulturbahnhof 14.04.20 DE - Cologne / Helios37 15.04.20 FR - Paris / Glazart 16.04.20 DE - Aachen / Musikbunker 18.04.20 NL - Rotterdam / Podium Grounds 22.04.20 UK - London / Dome 23.04.20 UK - Manchester / Night People 25.04.20 FR - Nantes / La Scene Michelet 27.04.20 NL - Nijmegen / Doomroosje 29.04.20 DE - Hamburg / Knust 30.04.20 DE - Berlin / Lido 01.05.20 DE - Wiesbaden / Schlachthof 02.05.20 DE - Munich / Feierwerk 03.05.20 CH - Zurich / Rote Fabrik 05.05.20 CZ - Prague / Hol 06.05.20 HR - Zagreb / Mochvara 07.05.20 AT - Vienna / Arena 09.05.20 RS - Novi Sad / Ritam Evrope 10.05.20 BG - Sofia / Mixtape VILLAGERS OF IOANNINA CITY are: Alex (guitar/vocals) Akis (bass) Aris (drums) Kostantis (clarinet, winds) Kostas (bagpipe) Kostas (guitar) Find VILLAGERS OF IOANNINA CITY online: FACEBOOK INSTAGRAM