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Bonafide's "Are You Listening?" – A Resurgence of Pure, Unadulterated Hard Rock

After a six-year hiatus, Bonafide erupts onto the hard rock scene with "Are You Listening?", an album that serves as a clarion call to fans and newcomers alike. Hailing from Malmö, Sweden, Bonafide has been synonymous with authentic hard rock since their inception in 2006.

Their latest album, a fiery addition to an already robust discography, is a masterclass in rock authenticity, dripping with the fervor of the genre's classic era.

"Are You Listening?" is the sonic equivalent of a thunderous return from a band that has never strayed from the roots of rock's golden age.

Each of the ten tracks on this album is infused with the electrifying essence that has come to define Bonafide's sound—muscular riffs, commanding vocals, and the relentless rhythm of an unstoppable rock juggernaut.

Under the guidance of producer Chips Kiesbye, known for his touch with the likes of Hellacopters and Sahara Hotnights, the album thrums with an unprocessed vitality that's increasingly rare in today's digitized soundscape. From the duet "Snacket," featuring Nisse Hellberg of Wilmer X, to every last chord struck, "Are You Listening?" is an assertive statement of rock 'n' roll's timeless allure.

Frontman Pontus Snibb's vision of rock—steeped in blues and early R&B—has not only persisted but flourished, earning Bonafide a revered spot in the hearts of fans across Europe and beyond. Their reputation as a live act is legendary, sharing stages with the likes of Deep Purple and Europe, and translating that visceral stage energy into studio recordings is no small feat—a feat that "Are You Listening?" accomplishes with aplomb.

This is a band with a legacy, having crafted the anthem "Fill Your Head with Rock" for the Sweden Rock Festival, earning over 10 million streams on Spotify, and proving that the flame of hard rock still burns fiercely.

"Are You Listening?" isn't just a return to form; it's a bold reclamation of rock's soul. It's an album that doesn't just speak to its audience—it roars.


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