12" Vinyl LP


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Portuguese (but London-based) trio Madmess got in touch with me out of the blue at the end of last year and I am so, so glad they did. They were pointed in my direction by the lovely lads from Gnob after they played a gig together and realised  they shared a lot of influences. This debut, self-titled LP is powerful psych/stoner-rock of the highest order and I was blown away by it on first listen and its four immense tracks have been on constant rotation ever since at DRR HQ. I’m obviously not alone in my love for these guys and they have duly been noticed and were added to the bills of At The Centre of the Universe Festival in London and Douro Jam in Portugal (before the Cornona virus changed everything).

For fans of Earthless, Gnob and Sabbath.

The Madmess LP will be released in two variants:-

Special edition:

200 copies on clear vinyl with gold, black and cream splatter effects

Regular edition:

100 copies on cream coloured vinyl.


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special edition, regular edition

  1. Ignition Madmess 5:59


Madmess is a London based Heavy Psych Rock Trio.

Originally from Portugal and mainly influenced by 60’s psychedelia and 70s prog, Madmess carry in their luggage the famous “Porto Fog”, a dense haze, coloured with psychedelic sounds full of lightning and heavy thunderclaps. They deploy their magic fog  to take the entire audience on a journey from the edge of a rugged desert to the outer edges of distant galaxies. The acid-doused amps of Madmess vent serpentine psych and bleed the deepest shades of violet from the electric heart of rock ‘n’ roll.

Madmess are:

Sam Paio (Guitar/ Vocals/ FX)

Vasco Vasconcelos (Bass)

Luis Moura (Drums/ Vocals).

“Fast, repetitive and loud. There’ s hints of Sabbath and even Blue Cheer. They have a doomy feel but its not downbeat. The effortless riffing and continual chugging keep it all bouncing off the walls. They manage to be both raw and technically (very very) proficient and it’s a powerful storm they are bringing; a genuinely exciting band.”

The Last Stop Sounds

” This Portuguese trio’s Psychedelic/Space rock conjured up images in my mind of the power of a rocket launch, followed by the serenity of orbit before smashing back through the atmosphere and returning to Earth.”

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