BLUNKEN is a Miami-based progressive hard rock band with many different musical and cultural influences. The band was founded in 2009 by Frank Matyok and Rick Diaz when they remained together from a past project. Bass player Nate Greenberg was at the time involved with his own project, but got on board because he loved the newness of the music.
The band is a tight-knit power trio, who are known for their great live shows. On their debut album “Embers” you can expect progressive rock with reggae twists. The music is diverse, long intense songs with lots of changes, lyrically and musically explosive.
BLUNKEN had the honour to work with Carl Canedy ( The Rods ) as their producer / manager for this CD. Rick Diaz had known Carl already for several years and they worked together on major projects for big labels. It was a natural move that Canedy would be involved on this CD. Next to Carl Canedy, also Bryan New was added to the team as engineer. New is known from working with Def Leppard, Whitesnake among many, many others. The band has a great designer in the name of Horacio Cardozo. He is responsible for the front cover artwork for “Embers” which goes originally by the name “Sympathy For The Devil” – Oil on canvas.
Here’s a really cool compilation of some of their songs all put together to kinda introduce you to their different styles in their music. Guaranteed a great listen! Support Local Talent!!!!
P.S: Who knows what a BLUNKEN is? All we can tell is that you will not be the same after you know…