About Samavayo

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Samavayo is

Behrang Alavi (Vocals, Guitar)
Andreas Voland (Bass, Vocals)
Stephan Voland (Drums, Vocals)

Samavayo have been a trio since 2013.

All three band members of Samavayo grew up in East-Berlin, in the neighbourhoods Lichtenberg and Friedrichshain. As a 10 year old kid, singer Behrang Alavi fled as a political refugee from his home country of Iran to Berlin, Germany. The brothers Andreas and Stephan Voland grew up in East-Berlin.

After the fall of the Berlin Wall, the city was open, letting in cultural influences from any foreign country. The capital city became a multi-cultural melting pot where a singer from Teheran and two brothers from Berlin started making music. 600 live shows in Europe and overseas followed, including gigs in Brazil, Albania, Greece, Croatia and France.

Musical influences of Samavayo:

Wall of sound of the 90s, Stoner Rock and Alternative Rock, bands like Kyuss, Monster
Magnet, QOTSA, Tool, bands from the 70s like Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath.

Highlights in Samavayo’s band history:

2004 show at “Stoned from the Underground”
2005/2006 “Death.March.Melodies!” tours
2007 shows in Greece Italy, show in JVA Tegel (prison in Berlin)
2008-2009 shows at “Rock am Ring”, “Hurricane”, “Highfield” and “Brandenburger Tor”
2009 BBC show at “Bushhall” in London, TV Report on BBC Persian
2010 show at Persian Rock Festival in London
2012 published first Persian Song “Roozhaye Roshan”
2013 shows in Albania; Live gig on the Albanian TV channel “Top Channel”
2014 shows in Croatia, Brazil; Video clip for the song “Roozhaye Roshan” (produced in Iran) –
2013-2015 “Soul Invictus” Tours I, II & III
2016 show at Desertfest Berlin, Keep it low Munich, Krach am Bach Beelen, “Dakota” tour 2016
2017 “Cross the Line” Tour, shows at Desertfest Londin, “Stoned from the Underground”
2021 PALP Festival, Col du Lein (Alps)

Discography of Samavayo:

2022 LP “Pāyān” (12 ” Vinyl, CD, download)
2018 LP “Vatan” (12′′ Vinyl, CD, download)
2018 LP Split “The Fuzz Charger Split” (with Sons of Morpheus) (12′′ Vinyl, download)
2016 Trio-debut LP “Dakota” (12′′ Vinyl, CD, download)
2015 Split 10” EP with The Grand Astoria (Vinyl, download)
2014 Split EP with One Possible Option (CD, download)
2012 “Soul Invictus” (12′′ Vinyl, CD, download)
2011 “Cosmic Knockout” (12′′ Vinyl, CD, download)
2010 “One Million Things” (12′′ Viny, CD, download)
2008 “Black EP” (CD, download)
2007 “White EP” (CD, download)
2005 “Death.March.Melodies!” (CD, 12′′ Vinyl, download)
2004 “Songs From The Drop‐Outs” EP (CD)
2003 “131” EP (10′′ Vinyl)