Kevlar Bikini is a HC/punk/noise/metal band from Croatia’s capital Zagreb. Been around since 2010 and released two albums as a quartet.
The first one, “Explodisiac” (2012), was mixed in Sunlight Studio by the legendary Tomas Skogsberg (Entombed, Refused, Hellacopters, At The Gates, Backyard Babies, etc.) and mastered by Pelle Henricsson (Refused, Meshuggah, Poison the Well, In Flames, Raised Fist, etc.) at Tonteknik Recording.
The album was released by a small UK label Freaky Pug Records and it got excellent reviews from webzines, blogs and magazines worldwide.
The second album “Hi-Fi Or Die”, mixed and mastered by the same sonic team Skogsberg/Henricsson, was released on vinyl for the Italian label OverDub Recordings/WormHoleDeath in 2014.
Over the course of five years a good number of sweaty shows and festivals were played all over Europe (Austria, Bosnia, Croatia, Hungary, Serbia, Slovenia, Sweden…). The Kevlar Bikini quartet was then distilled into a trio, for more oomph. Determined to level up, they took a slightly different turn towards a more snarky, dirty and aggressive soundscape.
The result is the third album “Rants, Riffage and Rousing Rhythms”, released in autumn of 2018 via Geenger Records. The self-explanatory tongue twister of a name describes not only the collage of songs on the album, but also the overall revamped style of the group. Recorded in Soundcage Studio, mixed in Chicken Sound Studio it is the album the band is most proud of.
Now more than ever, Kevlar Bikini 2.0 is ready to hit the road and deliver some of that sonic bile live.