Sulatron / Rock Freaks
Giöbia has been one of the most influential psychedelic bands in Europe over the last years.
Seduced by the lizergic side of the 1960s, by exotic mantras and the evocative power of space-
rock, Giöbia is a band from Milano, Italy with many facets and one only faith, that is to turn every
encounter with sound into a psychedelic experience.
The band counts four members: leader Bazu (vocals and string instruments), Saffo (organ, violin,
vocals), Detrji (bass) and Betta (drums) and their name – Giöbia – comes from an ancient pre-
christian festivity celebrated in Northern Italy when a big straw puppet resembling a witch is burnt
as a propitiatory ritual towards the forces of nature.
Since 2015 the album "Magnifier" (Sulatron Records) which has been defined by many as a true
masterpiece, it seems expanding through the vastness of space. The sound of the album is
heavier and darker than past records, but unique as always and it reveals the intimate bond that
the band always had with the 70’s Italian progressive. Is now available a re-release of Magnifier
( Heavy Psych Records) which brings to light not only a new great artwork by Laura Giardino – but
also a remarkable The Open Mind cover "Magic Potion". After the recent release of the new and
already sold out 7 '' What have you done / Silver Machine" (H42 records) and the album "Live
Freak" (Live at Freak Valley Festival, release July 2017), the band is currently completing the
preproductions of its new LP which will be recorded in studio next August.