Grooving in Green is an English Gothic Rock band formed in 2008 by ex-Children On Stun members Pete Finnemore (guitar) and Simon Manning (bass, guitar) and ex-Solemn Novena member, General Megatron Bison (vocals).
They released two EPs in 2009 (“Ascent” and “Dirt”) and one album in 2010 (“Post Traumatic Stress”).
“Post Traumatic Stress” found the band playing with Steven Carey (ex-Burning Effigy and Adoration) and Tony Pettit (ex-Fields Of The Nephilim) both currently with The Eden House.
Today I had the privilege of listening to the forthcoming Grooving in Green album titled “Stranglehold” which is set to be released through Glory & Honour Records, on October 5 2012, when the band will be touring Germany.
11 well crafted tracks, full of great melodies, powerful vocals, atmospheric guitars, and smart bass lines.
“Stranglehold” is produced by Steve Carey and mastered by Pink Floyd’s engineer Andy Jackson.
Although their sound is unique, one can easily trace influences from old school Gothic Rock bands such as The Mission and Fields of The Nephilim.
From the opening track, the instrumental “Breathless”, Grooving In Green will lead the listener straight to their dark world through their solid Gothic Rock sound.
In our days, that seems too difficult for one to find an album with more than one good song, the band succeeded to offer us a masterpiece.
The songs I like: “Stranglehold”, “Fat Cats”, I like the industrial touch on “More News On Nothing”, the fantastic opening track “Breathless” as well as the closing one, “Even The Light” which could be a hit not only for the fans of this music genre.
If you are into Gothic Rock, this album is a must for you…