I’m not sure what it is, but I keep finding these great heavy bands coming out of Italy and Greece, like Messa, Puta Volcano, and now Villagers of Ioannina City from — of course — Ioannina City, Greece. I wouldn’t necessarily call it stoner or psych rock, it’s really just King Buffalo style majestic, epic rock and roll.
Self-described as ‘post-rock with a dose of Greek folk traditional music’, Villagers of Ioannina City have delivered with their second full-length album a masterful opus of sweeping rock soundscapes that subtly incorporates elements of traditional Greek folk music into its heavy tales of gods and the grandeur of nature and history. If you like epic, majestic rock, give this a spin.
Villagers of Ioannina City on the web