Samavayo and crew circa 2017.
|Years active||2000 - Present|
|Labels||Nasoni, Sector-B, Setalight, Noisolution|
|Associated acts||Tool, Kyuss, Stoned Jesus,|
|Current members||Behrang Alavi, Andreas Voland, Stephan Voland|
|Past members||Marco Wirth|
Samavayo is a Berlin based Stonerrock Band, founded in year 2000. The most important thing is the riff, the beat, and the fuzz, rough and edgy Songs with excellent energetic arcs of suspense, relentless, unmistakable, and direct. Since their inception the band has managed to release five studio albums and toured frequently throughout Europe.
Ínfluences: Wall of sound of the 90s, Stoner Rock and Alternative Rock, bands like Kyuss, Monster Magnet, QOTSA, Tool, bands from the 70s like Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath.
All three band members of Samavayo grew up in East-Berlin, in the neighbourhoods Lichtenberg and Friedrichshain. As a 10 year old kid, singer Behrang Alavi fled as a political refugee from his home country of Iran to Berlin, Germany. The brothers Andreas and Stephan Voland grew up in the GDR (East-Germany) in East-Berlin.
After the fall of the Berlin Wall, the city was open, letting in cultural influences from any foreign country. The capital city became a multi-cultural melting pot where a singer from Teheran and two brothers from Berlin started making music. Samavayo ranks among the German Stoner bands who tour regularly. More than 700 live shows in Europe and overseas followed, including gigs in Brazil, Albania, Greece, Croatia and France. They also played at one of the most well-known European Stoner Rock festivals such as "Stoned from the Underground.” or Desert Festival Berlin.
The band remains active and constantly touring as of 2019.
2018 "Vatan" (12" Vinyl, CD, download)
2016 Trio-debut LP “Dakota” (12″ Vinyl, CD, download)
2015 Split 10” EP with The Grand Astoria (Vinyl, download)
2014 Split EP with One Possible Option (CD, download)
2012 “Soul Invictus” (12″ Vinyl, CD, download)
2011 “Cosmic Knockout” (12″ Vinyl, CD, download)
2010 “One Million Things” (12″ Viny, CD, download)
2008 “Black EP” (CD, download)
2007 “White EP” (CD, download)
2005 “Death.March.Melodies!” (CD, 12″ Vinyl, download)
2004 “Songs From The Drop-Outs” EP (CD)
2003 “131” EP (10″ Vinyl)
- Behrang Alavi
- Andreas Voland
- Stephan Voland
- Marco Wirth