Swedish rockers THE DURANGO RIOT have inked a deal with Ninetone Records. The band’s new album, “Backwards Over Midnight”, will be released later in the year.

Hailing from a small industrial town called Karlskoga, Sweden, THE DURANGO RIOT was formed in 2005 by childhood friends Jacob (guitar), Fred (vocals/guitar), Erik (drums) and Håkan (bass). With their debut album, “Telemission” (2007), the band immediately started making waves in their native Sweden with their bluesy, rootsy and highly energetic songs. The CD’s success enabled the group to tour Europe and Japan and led to a collaboration with producer Joe Barresi (QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, TOOL) on the follow-up effort. The result was a two-week session at Barresi‘s studio in Pasadena, California, were the band laid the ground to what was to become the album “Backwards Over Midnight”.

According to a press release, THE DURANGO RIOT “has taken a big step towards a more expressive, dark and dangerously groovy sound that contains both à journey into the very heart of rock n roll and also à very unique fresh sounding type of songs.”