a legend of
Polish music scene, is working on a new studio album with the working
title “Blue Trans”. The band, comprised of the
composer Józef Skrzek, the excellent guitarist Apostolis Anthimos, and
flawless drummer Gabor Nemeth, plans to release the new material in
via Metal Mind Productions.
They are currently working in ResRublica
Lubrza, again with Sebastian Witkowski, who produced their previous
Curtain”. The album, released in January 2007, was highly acclaimed by
and music media. The trio offered a perfect blend of the sincerity of
the freedom of jazz. The music was mature and rich in emotions. It
sophisticated ballads, perfect guitar solos, oriental and highland
SBB is no doubt a
legend of Polish
music scene. The band was formed in 1971 as Silesian Blues Band. Then,
musicians played for 2 years with Czesław Niemen in his group Niemen, to
return as SBB in 1974. By 1980, Józef Skrzek, Apostolis Anthimos and
Piotrowski had recorded dozens of albums in Poland and abroad, they
hundreds of concerts all around Europe, sharing stages with Bob Marley
Festival '78), Soft Machine, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Charles Mingus
Bruce Group, Thin Lizzy, Canned Heat, Omega and Klaus Szultze. In the
they returned in an extended line-up after an almost 10-year break to
series of concerts in USA. SBB started as a blues band but, fascinated
Mahavishnu Orchestra, soon began to search for new means of expression.
Gradually, their music became more and more lyrical and the band started
combine wild, Hendrix-like energy with peaceful, gentle, calm moments.
soon came up with their own idea of prog-rock, skillfully mixing
classical music and jazz-rock instrumental frenzy. The albums that
showed the band's great evolution, featuring grand and marvelous music.
Anthology 1974-2004" box and "Lost Tapes, Vol. 1", "Lost Tapes, Vol.2"
constituted a certain summary of their career up to that point. The 2004
releases, especially the anthology, were received with real enthusiasm.
the final "pro" for recording a new album "New Century" and for
worldwide tour. In March 2006, SBB headlined Baja Prog Festival, one of
important progressive festivals in the world. In late August 2007, Metal
Productions released a 20-CD box with Skrzek's complete solo
anthology includes electro-rock songs, film music etc. The year 2007 saw
release of SBB's new album "The Rock". Soon after that, SBB released
Decades” DVD. In January 2009, the band returned with a new fantastic
“Iron Curtain”. The band promoted the release on several gigs in Poland.
highlight of the tour took place at Wyspianski Theatre in Katowice,
recorded the show for the “Behind The Iron Curtain” DVD (may 2009).
Productions - Promo Dept.
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