STRAY TRAIN is Heavy Blues band from Ljubljana, Slovenia.
The band was founded by experienced musicians in early 2015, with the main idea of playing famous (or less famous) blues rock covers in small clubs, just to field-test and cultivate their sounds and to stay in shape. What started as a small idea turned out to be a great adventure. Without planning so, songs came out just naturally between September and December 2015 – culminating in a studio session at Amsterdam Recording Company in January 2016, which was recorded in just five days.
The resulting album Just ‘cause you got the monkey off your back doesn’t mean the circus has left town, which was produced by Stray Train. All instruments were recorded live while the chain of noble boutique amps and speakers was miked elaborately. Intentionally, there are no overdubs or edits on this record.
After the release of their debut album Just 'cos you got a monkey off your back does not mean circus has left town in 2016, that received the full attention of Slovenian and European music experts and fans, Slovenian media named STRAY TRAIN a “blues rock machine” and Rock.it Magazine named their first record Album of the Year 2016.
And this machine brought a fresh wind to the blues rock scene in Slovenia and abroad last year with it’s fresh and intriguing approach, which is without a doubt the trademark of the band’s music, combined with strong influences of the Southern Blues.
After having relentlessly toured through Europe in 2016 and playing festivals in 2017 they took time to compose and record their 2nd album.
Stray Train’s second album Blues From Hell – The Legend of the Courageous Five will be released November 24th, 2017 through Dallas Records (for territory Ex-Jug.) and through SAOL/H’ART for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The album was mixed by the eminent Ronald Prent, who has already participated in mixing albums for bands like Depeche Mode, Rammstein and Queensryche. Recorded at Wisseloord Studios in the Netherlands, where Queen, U2, Depeche Mode and many others have recorded, Blues From Hell contains 12 fresh compositions, with a specific and distinctive blend of blues and rock in English language. The album will be released on CD and double vinyl.