You could say that The Sandmen with “5 Minutes Past Loneliness” and “Do Not Let Me Down” has had some of the biggest Danish rock hits in recent history. You could also say that the band has been around for 25 years, who both at home and abroad has toured almost non-stop since their breakthrough with “Western Blood” from 1988 and that they have one of the best rock singers.
But the most important thing about The Sandmen is not their history. For no one goes to a concert for something that once was.
What is important is that they, here in 2014, sounds just as blood filled and juicy as a debut rock band, and that is the reason that The Sandmen is still playing to sold out houses when they tour.
At the same time, they are a band playing “no-bullshit rock”. Because that’s what it is. Rock music, no bullshit. And that is exactly how you stay relevant for 25 years.
It is then no bullshit, either, that The Sandmen has recorded new material in Gothenburg, Sweden for their ninth studio album. An album that has a big surprise up its sleeve and will show new sides of The Sandmen, here a little over 25 years since the breakthrough. The band has also just signed an agreement with A:larm music for the upcoming album, which will be released in the autumn. So there is indeed something to look forward to when the band goes on tour again this fall.