THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Moonshine Booze present their second album Pandemonio, following up their 2018 debut album Desert Road. With classic rock elements and balanced rhythms, Pandemonio showcases the band’s unique alt- indie rock with bizarre variations; a twisted and cynical mixture of spaghetti-rock soaked in bluesy tones. Through hard work with retro style arrangements, plenty of colour has been injected into all 15 songs, appearing in a specific order to create a linear journey. The raw, cutting and electrified sound is framed by their vision and extravagance.
“The political and social turmoil of the past years have given all of us enough pressure, and to us, the release of the Pandemonio album represents a new dawn; the creature has been freed. In this work, our sound has become even more sharp and eclectic, and for this, we have to thank the vastness of red wine that has fueled our inspiration,” says frontman Emiliano Zapata.
Moonshine Booze formed in the summer of 2014 in Teramo, Italy. This trio includes Andrea Manila (vocals), Emiliano Zapata (guitar) and Fabio Manchos (drums). Having been active on the music scene for over 20 years in various bands, both in Italy and the U.S.A., they have gathered and relaborated experiences from different musical genres, putting them to good use in their new project.
Initially, the band just wanted to put out a series of classic covers from Johnny Cash to Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Little Walter and J.B. Lenoir, but this has turned into something so much more. Combining grit blues rock with alternative country, Moonshine Booze’s music has been described as psychedelic country blues-tinged rock, as well as brazen desert alcoholic acoustic rock.”