Finnish Stoner Rock Trio FUBEAR has released their third EP named “III” March 3, 2016 through Inverse Records in Digital Format
Fubear. was formed in 2012 in the city of Jyväskylä when Santeri Karppinen and Martti Rasa randomly met one night after the bars’ closing time. Sharing musical interest in grunge bands such as Soundgarden and Alice in Chains, Karppinen and Rasa decided to form a band and started looking for a drummer. After several drummer tryouts, they found their funk-possessed brother in stoner rock, Veli-Matti Österberg in the autumn of 2013. After that, the band proceeded to play their first gig and record their debut EP, ”First Time You’re Alive.” At this point, the band had already started evolving their own sound by matching strong vocals, fuzzed riffs and groovy drumming with an alternative feel. Soon they would be opening for bigger bands like Portland’s Red Fang. The stoner rock trio released their second EP “Hopeless” in august 2014, an EP which has got many good reviews from all over the fuzz loving world.
Fubear went to the studio again for a weekend in January 2016 and recorded three songs, which are now being released as their third EP, named “III”. The third release of the band is nearly 20 minutes of stoner rock, heavy riffs and melodies with even a little psychedelic twist. The band definitely relies on its strengths on this internet release, but also explores new territories with the title track “III”, which is a massive stoner rock opera. This EP is their most definitive work to the day and the bear has never been stronger!
Genres aside, fubear. is a power trio, relying on heavy and fuzzy rock n’ roll that’s plain, simple and loud.
01. Half Life
Santeri Karppinen – Vocals, Bass
Martti Rasa – Guitar
Veli-Matti Österberg – Drums