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FROM SCANDIC HOTEL ANGLAIS
PRESENTED BY SUZANNE SHAMMAS and ANDERS TENGNER
The Swedish band Eskobar started playing together in the current lineup in late 1996 -- then located in a small town called Åkersberga, 30 kilometres north of their current hometown Stockholm.
1999 they signed a record deal with V2 Music after having sent them a three-song demo. The first single, On A Train, was released on November 21, 1999. The debut album 'Til We're Dead was released in March the following year. Since 2006 Eskobar are running their own label, named Gibulchi Records.
The first record on their own label was the self-entitled Eskobar, an 11 track half acoustic album that was released in May 2006.
"Eskobar" is not only recorded fully live. In opposite to their prior albums, the band used some new instruments such as the trumpet, violins and even a cajon (wooden box / drum box). Furthermore, there are no longer blind lovesongs that promise eternal togetherness. This time it is the brutal truth which is in focus.
During the past 10 years the band has grown musically, personally and also gained insight into both sides of music business -- the good and the bad. They've learned that it is important to go their own way. That's why the band's decided to release "Eskobar" on their newly founded label called Gibulchi Records.
The band released their fifth album Death In Athens 2008.
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