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, Jethro 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 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.
Captain Crimson is
Stefan Norén: Vocals and guitars
Andreas Eriksson: Lead guitars
Mikael Läth: Drums
Chris David: Bass