Einstellung …with a touch of Sabbath


...with a touch of Sabbath
…with a touch of Sabbath

Hope you like Einstellung ’s new logo Black Sabbath inspired logo – based on the We Sold Our Soul for Rock ‘n’ Roll compilation LP graphics. The logo, like Einstellung’s “…with a touch of Sabbath” performance during  the  next Home of Metal event at new Art Gallery Walsall on Thursday 6th November is a homage to Brum’s finest. The set will include some classic Black Sabbath riffs among Einstellung’s usual powerkraut  rocking tunes.

 

A shared love of Sabbath was an early discovery when Einstellung got together through a series of chance meetings on the Birmingham scene. Here’s the full story… exclusively documented on the Home of Metal blog

Many moons ago Andrew Moscardo-Parker played in a heavily ‘Black Sabbath’ inspired Birmingham band called Sally. Sally disbanded after recording two albums for Rise Above Records and Andrew was then left in a quandary as of what to do next. One evening he found himself at the Jug of Ale watching local indie rock boys Grover. That evening, for some strange reason, ‘Grover’ played a special version of a shockingly awful Rolf Harris song. Inspired by their ability to manipulate the terrible and make it beautiful, Andrew approached them and asked if they wanted a second guitarist. He was the faced with an immediate ‘no!’ but as a consolation was asked to play in a one off show under the guise of Grrrover. This combined ‘Sally’s’ Sabbath inspired riffing and Grover’s melodic walls of noise. Incidentally, the show also featured a cover of ‘Sweat Leaf’. The Sabbath induced on-stage chemistry was so good that Andrew persuaded Grover’s Si Rider and Steve Hough (ex Godflesh/Cable Regime)  to join himself and Andrew Smart in what would become Einstellung… and the rest is history.

At first the new band wanted to move away from the industrial/doom/ stoner rock sound of Godflesh, Cable Regime & Sally – they wanted to do something more “plinky”.  Destiny had other ideas though and the band found it difficult to avoid surrendering to the mighty riff.  

Andrew explains that taking influences from his home town’s past couldn’t be avoided:

“We’re dropped tuned to D which Sabbath were and as soon as you get a fuzz pedal on it, as soon as you do a riff it’s gonna end up sounding like Sabbath which is a good thing. Its Birmingham’s heritage, you’ve got to love Sabbath”.

 

It’s worth a footnote that Einstellung rehearsals are often interrupted by Andrew and Steve air guitaring through their favourite Sabbath riffs. Incidentally Andrew’s current favourite to ‘air’ to is Hand of Doom where as Steve prefers to ‘fist’ to Hole in the Sky. Also worth noting is that both Black Sabbath and Einstellung took inspiration for naming themselves from the world of cinema. 

This interview with Andrew Moscardo Parker was recorded at Aston Hall, Birmingham during an Ozzy Osbourne Family Fun Day.

...with a touch of Sabbath

…with a touch of Sabbath

Hope you like Einstellung‘s new logo Black Sabbath inspired logo – based on the We Sold Our Soul for Rock ‘n’ Roll compilation LP graphics. The logo, like Einstellung’s “…with a touch of Sabbath”  performance during the next Home of Metal event at new Art Gallery Walsall on Thursday 6th November is a homage to Brum’s finest. The set will include some classic Black Sabbath riffs among Einstellung’s usual powerkraut  rocking tunes.

 A shared love of Sabbath was an early discovery when Einstellung got together through a series of chance meetings on the Birmingham scene. Here’s the full story… exclusively documented on the Home of Metal blog.

Many moons ago Andrew Moscardo-Parker played in a heavily ‘Black Sabbath’ inspired Birmingham band called Sally. Sally disbanded after recording two albums for Rise Above Records and Andrew was then left in a quandary as of what to do next. One evening he found himself at the Jug of Ale watching local indie rock boys Grover. That evening, for some strange reason, ’Grover’ played a special version of a shockingly awful Rolf Harris song. Inspired by their ability to manipulate the terrible and make it beautiful, Andrew approached them and asked if they wanted a second guitarist. He was the faced with an immediate ‘no!’ but as a consolation was asked to play in a one off show under the guise of Grrrover. This combined ’Sally’s’ Sabbath inspired riffing and Grover’s melodic walls of noise. Incidentally, the show also featured a cover of ‘Sweat Leaf’. The Sabbath induced on-stage chemistry was so good that Andrew persuaded Grover’s Si Rider and Steve Hough (ex Godflesh/Cable Regime)  to join himself and Andrew Smart in what would become Einstellung… and the rest is history.

At first the new band wanted to move away from the industrial/doom/ stoner rock sound of Godflesh, Cable Regime & Sally – they wanted to do something more “plinky”.  Destiny had other ideas though and the band found it difficult to avoid surrendering to the mighty riff. 

Andrew explains that taking influences from his home town’s past couldn’t be avoided:

“We’re dropped tuned to D which Sabbath were and as soon as you get a fuzz pedal on it, as soon as you do a riff it’s gonna end up sounding like Sabbath which is a good thing. Its Birmingham’s heritage, you’ve got to love Sabbath”.

It’s worth a footnote that Einstellung rehearsals are often interrupted by Andrew and Steve air guitaring through their favourite Sabbath riffs. Incidentally Andrew’s current favourite to ‘air’ to is Hand of Doom where as Steve prefers to ‘fist’ to Hole in the Sky. Also worth noting is that both Black Sabbath and Einstellung took inspiration for naming themselves from the world of cinema.

This interview
with Andrew Moscardo Parker was recorded at Aston Hall, Birmingham during an Ozzy Osbourne Family Fun Day.