1968 - Ballads of the Godless Vinyl LP
Formed in 2013 out of a chance meeting between Sam (Orr, guitars) and James (Coppack, vocals) 1968 was created out of their love for many legendary albums created in the year that signalled the beginning of a darker, heavier movement in music and popular culture; a period in time characterized by an evolving socio-political environment, the end of the colourful ‘Summer of Love’ era and the dawn of a more cynical cultural landscape defined by the Manson murders and the Altamont tragedy.
"Everything about Ballads… screams “Retro” and delightfully so. ‘Temple of the Acidwolf’ has an Eastern feel, that fluid rhythm still dragging monuments, the air thick with desert sand and seedy sin." -- Ghost Cult Mag
"1968 manage to create highly original music of their own. Especially when they play a more distinctive psychedelic rock/metal groove. Ballads Of The Godless is an album that has something for everyone and one that has everlasting appeal across the whole Hard Rock/Heavy Metal spectrum.
If you're a fan of Psych, Classic, Desert Rock, Grunge and Stoner Rock then Ballads Of The Godless is as good as it gets. An outstanding record." -- Outlaws of the Sun
All songs written and performed by 1968
Recorded at Skyhammer Studios, Faktory Studios and The White House throughout 2017-2018
Mixed by Chris Fielding and Simon Jones | Mastered by Vagrant Recordings
Featuring Chris Drury, Harry Walker and Jonathan Rule