Through relentless touring with bands like Pretty Girls Make Graves, The Mars Volta, The Blood Brothers, The Locust and Turbonegro, JR Ewing has steadily built a reputation from being one of the utter most vital sources of European rock as of today. Live is where their music comes into full form, and their explosive performance is void of safety and full of uncontrollable intensity.
Since their 2000 debut Calling In Dead, which now stands as a hardcore classic, through the sonically explosive Ride Paranoia in 2003, released on The Mars Voltas Gold Standard Laboratories label, to their epic and ambitious Maelstrom, JR Ewing has always pushed the envelopes on both themselves and their listeners. Singer Andreas Tylden has been mentioned to be vocally reminiscent of everything from Jon Anderson to Aaron Montaigne, drummer Kenneth Lamond to be rhythmically inspired by everything from Keith Moon to Dave Lombardo, and combined with the dual guitar-excess of Erlend Mokkelbost and H?kon Mella with their very melodic and percussive style of playing, as well as the pure drive of bassplayer Petter Snekkestad, JR Ewing are in lack of other words unstoppable.
JR Ewings new album Maelstrom tells the story of their darkest year on this planet, losing both good friends and familymembers in 2004, as well as portraying the confusion and insecurities life brings for young people in big cities. Its a brutally honest record done with the intention to channel emotions towards bigger and better things, and create a memorable piece of music.
Maelstrom has already received raving feedback by the press and fans, and JR Ewing will continue on their mission to bring people an alternative to a lot of the music out there with less noble intentions.