|Genres||Hard rock, blues rock, stoner rock|
|Years active||2001 – present|
Thomas "Juneor" Andersson - Guitar & vocals
Tobias Strandvik - Drums
Per Wiberg - Bass, keyboards & vocals
Roger Öjersson - bass & lead vocalsLinus Carlsson - backing vocals & bass
In 2005 Kamchatka released their self-titled debut Kamchatka, a 14 track album containing 3 covers: "I Love Everybody" originally written by blues-rocker Johnny Winter. The 2 other songs, "Auto Mowdown" and "Spacegirl Blues" were written by Gerald V. Casale of new wave band Devo (from compilation Hardcore Devo: Volume One). The album was recorded at Shrimpmonkey studios by Nicolas Elgstrand.
In 2007, Before Kamchatka's second album Volume II was released, guitarist Thomas Andersson collaborated on a project called King Hobo with Opeth keyboardist Per Wiberg and Clutch drummer Jean-Paul Gaster, amongst others.
Musical style and influences
Kamchatka have been influenced by several genres including blues, progressive rock, stoner rock and jazz and by artists such as Devo, Ali Farka Touré, Cactus, King Crimson, Kyuss, Sarah Vaughan and Chet Baker.
Thomas Andersson’s guitar playing is mainly riff based and is considered highly inspired by Jimi Hendrix and Robin Trower, therefore Kamchatka are often compared to heavy blues-rock bands active in the late 1960s and early 1970s like The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Led Zeppelin and Cream. The band has been labeled hard rock, stoner rock, jam band, power trio and blues-rock.
In early 2007, Kamchatka did a tour in Sweden opening for blues influenced band Clutch on three occasions. In April/May 2008 Kamchatka did a US Tour opening for Clutch on 21 occasions. In 2009, they continued this affiliation with Clutch by joining them on a November tour of the EU
- Kamchatka (2005)
- Volume II (2007)
- Volume III (2009)
- Bury Your Roots (2011)
- The Search Goes On (2014)
- Todd K. Smith. "The Cutting Edge Kamchatka review". Archived from the original on April 2006. Retrieved 2007-07-26. "Kamchatka take their name from the volcanically active Russian peninsula that divides the Okhotsk and the Bering Sea, and on first listen you'd swear you'd unearthed an early '70's Robin Trower classic."
- "OPETH Keyboardist, CLUTCH Drummer Collaborate On New Project". Retrieved 2007-07-27. "OPETH keyboardist Per Wiberg recently collaborated on a new project with CLUTCH drummer Jean-Paul Gaster and KAMCHATKA guitarist Thomas "Juneor" Andersson, among others"
- "Biography". Retrieved 2011-09-09. "released on Swedish label Superpuma Records at the beginning of March, 2009."
- "Biography". Retrieved 2011-09-09. "The album is released September 5th on GMR."
- Metal Traveller. "The Search Goes On CD Review". Retrieved 2014-03-16. "Kamchatka The Search Hoes On CD review"
- Kamchatka. "MySpace - Kamchatka: General Info". Retrieved 2007-07-26. "Influences: Devo, Chris Whitley, Ali Farka Toure, Elmore James, King Crimson, Kyuss, Cactus, Ray Charles, Sarah Vaughn, Chet Baker, Jan Johansson"
- Jimmy Ryan. "Kamchatka MySpace". Retrieved 2007-07-26. "Unlike other players who end up beholden to their effects, Andersson uses them like weapons, creating a totally stylized Hendrixian bluesy, trippy, greasy and freaky psychofunkedelicized sonic assault with tons of feel and chops to spare. Fans of late 60s - early 70s heavy guitar riffage..."
- Peacedogman. "Kamchatka review at Rock n Roll Universe". Retrieved 2007-07-26. "The sound of the band falls squarely between HENDRIX’s 'Band of Gypsys' and TROWER’s 'Bridge of Sighs'"
- "v.43 Kamchatka" (in Swedish). Retrieved 2007-07-27. "70-talsrock, hårdrock med inslag av blues"
- "Volume II review". Retrieved 2007-07-26. "We like to call it progressive stoner rock/jam band madness... ...tribute to their Blues roots that winds down with pure blues/rock fury... ...True pioneers and visionaries of serious power trio guitar rock"
- Kamchatka. "MySpace blog - "Clutch/Kamchatka"". Retrieved 2007-07-26. "22/4 KB Malmö, 23/4 Debaser Stockholm, 28/4 stickyfingers Gothenburg"
- Kamchatka. "kamchatkas anteckningar - Clutch Kamchatka US Tour". Retrieved 2008-02-23. "4/09/2008 - Peabody's Down Under - Cleveland, OH,4/10-11/2008 - Machine Shop - Flint, MI, 4/12/2008 - Orbit Room - Grand Rapids, MI, 14/14/2008 - Majestic - Madison, WI, 4/15/2008 - Vogue - Indianapolis, IN, 4/17/2008 - The Village - Little Rock, AR, 4/18/2008 - Antone's - Beaumont, TX, 4/19/2008 - Meridian - Houston, TX, 4/20/2008 - House of Blues - Dallas, TX, 4/22/2008 - House of Blues - New Orleans, LA, 4/23/2008 - Center Stage - Atlanta, GA, 4/24/2008 - State Theatre - St. Petersburg, FL, 4/25/2008 - Culture Room - Ft. Lauderdale, FL4/26/2008 - House of Blues - Lake Buena Vista, FL, 4/28/2008 - Sound Factory - Charleston, WV, 4/29/2008 - City Hall - Nashville, TN, 4/30/2008 - Valarium - Knoxville, TN, 5/01/2008 - Orange Peel - Asheville, NC, 5/02/2008 - Hooligan's - Jacksonville, NC, 5/03/2008 - Jester's - Fayetteville, NC"