The Vintage Caravan is a young band hailing from the Reykjavík area in Iceland, they were form since 2006, but their been more active as a band since 2009 playing gigs and recording albums, in 2011 they released their self titled album, followed by their second album titled Voyage in 2013 via Nuclear Blast Records. This year they are releasing a new album titled, The Arrival.
The Arrival is like an end of an era for The Vintage Caravan, an era that begun with the release of Voyage in 2012. Since then the sound of The Vintage Caravan had transform from classic rock to a more psychedelic blues style, the classic rocks in which the band was formed still there, it had just evolved into a more dark and dense. That darker sound is quite alive on The Arrival, where you will listen a more structured band, with a psychedelic dense sound, that still rocking, but for some reason their sound is more aggressive and at times it borders with progressive rock.
An example of that is the track Babylon, that opens up with a punching drum solo, that bridges to a more dense psychedelic entrance that will mark the rhythm style of the song forward. The Vintage Caravan makes serious progress within this new album, not only they keep growing as musicians, but their sound also grows into new and uncharted territories.
The Age Of Metal had the pleasure to speak with Óskar Logi Ágústsson guitar player and founding member of The Vintage Caravan. We talked about The Arrival, touring, their growing up process as musicians, and his role on the movie Málmhaus/Metalhead.