Captain Black Beard made it’s live debut on the 31st of October 2009 and has since been playing most of the clubs in Stockholm. At the end of 2010 the band decided to pick it up a notch and record a full length album. Having been in talks with the biggest rock producers in Sweden – Chips Kiesbye (Sator, The Hellacopters), Tobias Lindell (Europe, Mustasch), Patrik Frisk (Takida, Corroded) – the band chose to work with David Castillo (Opeth, Katatonia) who had already shown himself capable when working on the bands single “Rock Is My Life”.
Captain Black Beard’s debut CD has been hailed in the press with tons of great reviews in fact it was
also named one of the “Albums Of The Year So Far” by legendary journalist Geoff Barton of Classic Rock. 2012 saw the band playing in the U.K. for the first time, headlining Summer Nights Rock Fest and gearing up for the next album, among other things. Plus March 2014 saw them at the Spring HRH gathering. Most of 2013 was dedicated to the making of “Before Plastic”, the band’s second album, and they signed a deal with Dead End Exit Records at the beginning of 2014.
Unfortunately, I missed their set at HRH so had no idea what to expect with this album. What they have produced is aset of songs that have an almost Stones-y swagger but these boys are no copy band. Once again the Scandinavians show the rest of the world how to produce very cool, rock and roll This is another album that I keep having repeat listens to – you need to check them out![youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hO8bQg1D66Y]
“Before Plastic” is available now on Dead End Records (through Rough Trade) and they promise lots of live performances to follow.
Band photograph copyright Bjorn Petterrson