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Antigravity Sound Machine: Eldorado

ELDORADO: www.eldoradorockband.com

Rapidly rising new classic hard rock band Eldorado’s ‘Antigravity Sound Machine’ album, on the band’s own (crowd-funded) label, distributed by Cargo Records, is a simply stunning, groove laden, musical delight. ‘Antigravity Sound Machine’, Eldorado’s first album to be released domestically in the UK, was recorded at DNA studios in Toronto with producer Richard Chycki (Aerosmith, Dream Theater, Gotthard, Rush).

Eldorado, a totally organic, talent oozing, fiery four piece outfit who formed in Madrid in 2007, comprise Jesus Trujillo on vocals, Andres Duende on guitar, Cesar Sanchez on bass and Javi Planelles on drums. Inspired by a mutual love of the raw sound and energy of such 70’s classic rock legends as Bad Company, Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin, Eldorado began writing their own, glorious, catchy compositions, all topped with outstanding singer Jesus’ killer, gravel tinged, expressive vocals.

An intensely ambitious group, Eldorado sent their demos out to select major name producers around the world and immediately won over Richard Chycki, who admired the raw, authentic energy of the band. Realising their potential, he agreed to work with them on their debut, (Spanish language only) album, ‘En Busca De Eldorado’, released in May 2008. Encouraged by rave reviews and sizeable sales – in Spain alone, a country in a massive depression and plagued by musical piracy – Chycki then agreed to produce Eldorado’s second album, ‘Golden’, but this time encouraged them to sing in English.

‘Golden’ made even bigger waves on the hard rock scene in Spain and set off major ripples in Australia, Canada and the USA, where ‘Golden’ was voted Best Hard Rock / Metal Album Of 2010 (by the public) at the American Independent Music Awards. Witness to Eldorado’s burgeoning profile and fan base in America is their recently completed 14 date (including 2 festivals) US summer tour. Eldorado’s 2010 single, ‘The House Of The 7 Smokestacks’, was a finalist in the Australian MusicOz Awards, while another song, ‘Atlantico’ was a finalist in the International Songwriting Composition (ISC) Rock Composition category. Eldorado were also invited to play at the Canadian Music Week Festival, where they went down a veritable storm.

Once they had written the bare bones of what was to become ‘Antigravity Sound Machine’, Eldorado had to wait six months while Chycki worked on Rush’s 2011 live DVD and then their ‘Clockwork Angels’ studio album. This gave them plenty of time to launch a crowd funded scheme, which soon exceeded its initial target of 3000 Euros, eventually raising well over 9000 Euros, a massive amount for Spain. After touring with the likes of Alter Bridge and Thin Lizzy around the country, many thousands of fans who were converted by the band’s explosive live performances contributed funds, proudly demonstrating their belief in, and support of, Eldorado.

Having honed the new songs down extensively playing them live, the band couldn’t wait to get in to the studio with Richard in March 2012 to record ‘Antigravity Sound Machine’, a sublime, consummate collection of timeless hard rock songs.

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