Concert preview: German stoner-rock trio Kadavar time travels to the 1970s

From the April 17, 2014 edition

The trio, which is making its first appearance in Columbus, might originate from modern Germany, but its hairy, vaguely psychedelic stoner-rock sound could have been beamed in from the early ’70s.

While the name Kadavar might conjure images of some lumbering black metal behemoth fronted by a growling demon of a man, the band’s most recent album, Abra Kadavar, actually nods to the likes of Black Sabbath, Pentagram and Blue Cheer, which could accurately be described as the riff-loving crew’s spirit animal.

Suns of Huns opens the show.

Kadavar photo