Unique Swedish rock band GAUPA are excited to announce that their sophomore album Myriad will be released on November 18th 2022. The album features eight diverse and exquisitely crafted songs that stroll between progressive rock, psychedelic and stoner rock, doom and folk. It is an eclectic and unpredictable, yet very mature record by a band that is destined to win over any open-minded music enthusiast, from any branch of the heavy rock spectrum. The pre-order for Myriad has launched.
To give you a first taster of the record, GAUPA have released a gorgeous video for their first single, RA, which you can watch below.
- Diametrical Enchantress
- My Sister Is A Very Angry Man
- DIGITAL ALBUM
- LP (Black, Red Marbled, Orange Marbled, Green Marbled Vinyl)
With surreal lyrics, an energetic, very unique singer, and an addictive sound that combines progressive stoner rock with doom, folk and psychedelic rock influences, GAUPA released their self-titled debut EP in June 2018 and have since made a name for themselves in the international underground rock scene. The GAUPA EP was well received and led to the band playing one of their first live performances at Scandinavia’s biggest rock festival, Sweden Rock. GAUPA then got a chance to release the EP on vinyl via German label Kozmik Artifactz in October 2019 and went on to play a good number of shows and festivals. Critics were impressed not only by the studio recordings and their diverse and complex arrangements, but also by the level of intensity the band displayed live.
In April 2020 GAUPA, which means “lynx” in Swedish, followed up their debut EP by releasing their first full length album, Feberdröm, gaining even more attention from both, an international audience as well as the world’s biggest metal label: Nuclear Blast Records.
Jens Prueter, Head Of A&R at Nuclear Blast Records Europe stated:
“While most newcomer bands struggled during the Corona pandemic, GAUPA managed to grow in quality. Their unique sound hasn’t remained unnoticed and word of mouth spread fast. Once we had seen their live stream show and had some video conferences, we knew they would sit well in an artist roster that contains some of their favourite bands, even if GAUPA isn’t very metal at all. But it’s that attitude to tear down boundaries between genres – just for the sake of art. We are proud to welcome them in good company.”
In 2021 GAUPA re-entered the studio to record their second full-length album Myriad, which will be released on November 18th 2022.