This is Bottenhavet

As the latest addition to Fuzzorama Records Stockholm based Bottenhavet is taking a big leap onto the stoner/fuzz/rock scene with their forthcoming debut album. Musically, Bottenhavet strives to deliver a unique and diverse sound to your ears but always with the roots in rock. Some people would describe the sound as 70’s hard rock, but with various influences shining through, including stoner, prog and grunge. Stick around to find out for yourself.

Bottenhavet (translates to ’The Bothnian Sea’) was originally formed in 2020 by Marcus Wigren, Kim Minkkinen and Charlie Karlsson (2020-2023), and later joined by Andreas Bohman (2021). All being musicians with various musical backgrounds adding their skills and preferences to the mix that together creates the ”Bothnian sound”. To add another layer of uniqueness to the music, the songs are sung in their native language, Swedish. After gaining a steadily increasing following with their initial four track EP release "Ett hav av tårar" (released March 19th 2021) as well as follow up singles "När tiden dör", "Faller" (released summer and autumn of 2021) and "Allt på svart" (released spring of 2022), the band knew it was about time to start working on their debut album.

The writing process started late 2022. And in mid April 2023 Bottenhavet entered Studio Humbucker, owned and run by the legendary Robert Pehrsson (known from Robert Pehrsson Humbucker, Death breath, Dundertåget, Imperial state electric etc), to record drums. Vocals and guitars were recorded by the band themselves before Pehrsson later mixed and mastered the album. In the summer of 2023 Bottenhavet signed a record deal with Fuzzorama Records, run by none less than the masterminds behind fuzz rock giants Truckfighters, Oskar Cedermalm and Niklas Källgren. The album ‘Ljud i tysta rum’ is to be released on Fuzzorama Records in early 2024.

‘Ljud i tysta rum’ is a concentrate of everything the band has established musically so far - An imposing compound of the band’s hard-hitting yet melodious sound that has been boosted to new levels, with striking dynamics that move unobtrusively between delicacy and force. It goes without saying that Bottenhavet is here to stay.

In 2023 the band played the 4th edition of Fuzz Festival in Stockholm and David Lecander joined the band.


Kim Minkkinen - Vocals
Marcus Wigren - Drums
Andreas Bohman - Guitar
David Lecander - Bass