Sold My Soul, with the ins and outs about the album Beyond The Darkness .
Broadcast Monday April 15 , Radio Duivenstraat http://www.radio.duivenstraat.net (19:00 CET), Saturday April 20, (K)ansas (C)ity (O)nline (R)adio http://www.kconlineradio.com (6PM CT)
Sold My Soul is founded in January 2012 by the guitarist Smok Smoczkiewicz previously performing with the British power trio Firebird and other groups in the UK. The music played by the band has its roots in the 1960’s blues and 1970’s rock. You can clearly see the influences of Led Zeppelin, Free, Black Sabbath or Jimi Hendrix, but these have not been the only inspirations. Strong traditions of old school rock and blues music are present here…
Łukasz “Lipa” Lipowczan – Vocal
Smok Smoczkiewicz – Guitars
Cezary Majewski – Drums
Yan Lee – Bass
In September 2012 band releases their first EP and the first two gigs of the band in the Opole region (Silesia) are sold out. The group gets their first favorable reviews and in 2013 wins the Rysiek Riedel “In memoriam” festival. the groups music was then on air in the Polish National Radio “three” Radio and regional stations such as Radio Opole, Radio “Revolta” Radio “Afera” Poznań, Radio “Świdnik” etc. In September that year the group will open International Drum Fest in Opole (supporting Doug Aldrich with his Steamroller) and will continue performing concerts until the end of the year.
The band’s debut album is released on May 3, 2014. “Teraz albo Nigdy” (Now or Never) is a first single of the album. By the end of 2014 the album gets very good reviews in Poland and Spain. Gitarzysta (The Guitarist Magazine) gives it review 8/10 and prints two articles of considerable size about Sold my Soul and leader of the band Smok, over the period of 7 months. A wonderful distinction for a debut band! In addition the band is awarded second place in the bluesonline.pl contest in the album of the year category. Winter 2015 sees the release of the new official video ‘Dream of yesterday’ while in April Sold my Soul performs its first foreign tour of Spain (8 club gigs) and later that year continue to play gigs in Poland. In 2016 went through line-up changes in the meantime while looking for a new singer band played few gigs with guest appearances of fellow singers.
In march of 2017 new video single is released with a new lead vocal Łukasz “Lipa” Lipowczan in the new line-up. Single “Ostatni Król” (The last King) a song dedicated to B.B King. The band plays gigs throughout the year. In December the 20th of 2017 single “Joy Machine” is being released. The end of February 2018 the group goes into the Stobno recording studio to record a new material for its second album. After that, in June 2018 Sold My Soul goes on its second tour of clubs in Spain (11 club dates) and after that plays few dates in Poland. A new second album of the band is finished now. 10 brand new tunes Due to be released by the end of 2018. Date to be announced..