Psychedelic rock 'n roll - Netherlands

Molassess Band

MOLASSESS were beckoned to life as a commissioned performance for the 2019 edition of Roadburn Festival, five years after THE DEVIL’S BLOOD – a chaotic coterie of musical misfits lead by the efficacious guitarist Selim Lemouchi – ended their fever dance.
The invitation inspired new shoots of creativity to blossom where death had walked.

THE DEVIL’S BLOOD’s supernal singer Farida Lemouchi formed new bonds with old cohorts Oeds Beydals, Job van de Zande, and Ron van Herpen (ASTROSONIQ), Bob Hogenelst (BIRTH OF JOY) and Matthijs Stronks (DONNERWETTER). Not a reunion, but a confirmation of deep binds and steadfast connections, much like the substance of their namesake – deep and all-consuming, and impossible to untangle.

Taking their name from the final song on Lemouchi’s solo EP ‘Earth Air Spirit Water’ – and tragically his last mortal offering before his death in 2014, the band is not a continuation of a buried past, nor a celebration of a cherished collaborator, but a culmination of heartache, requisite resolution, a rediscovery of rage and the relighting of a fire that never really burned out.

Recording the music of the Roadburn performance on a two-track single, MOLASSESS released ‘Mourning Haze / Drops Of Sunlight’ via Ván Records in 2019. The circle was completed once more with the coming together of a tribe that had been torn apart but found their moment of re-connection: being together again, but also being something new.

Now, with the band’s first full length, MOLASSESS are setting out on a new path:

“Through The Hollow.
She proudly carries forth seeds of the past, present and future and cuts loose entirely within the new sonic search of Molassess. An infinite search for personal and spiritual renewal, a remedy for reason and rationality. The state where earth and neither flow inseperable. The new light that follows the one great death.”


  • Oeds Beydals : guitar
  • Ron van Herpen : guitar
  • Job van de Zande : bass guitar
  • Bob Hogenelst : drums and percussion
  • Matthijs Stronks : keys
  • Farida Lemouchi : vocals
Date Venue City Country Info Ticket
October 29th, 2022 Samhain Festival Hasselt Belgium Exact date tba
November 11th, 2022 Patronaat Haarlem Netherlands  
November 12th, 2022 Iduna Drachten Netherlands  
December 1st, 2022 Tivoli Utrecht Netherlands  
Posted on September 21, 2020

Dutch psychedelic rock ‘n roll formation MOLASSESS are now releasing the third and final song from their upcoming record ‘Through the Hollow’. The new track “The Devil Lives” is now streaming at the official Season of Mist Youtube Channel HERE, in the form of a streaming video, filmed by S. de Jager.

Posted on August 26, 2020

Dutch psychedelic rock ‘n roll formation MOLASSESS have announced a European tour in 2021 with TRIBUTLATION and BØLZER. The ‘When the Gloom Becomes Sound’ tour will kick off on January 29, 2021 in Copenhagen and ends almost a month later in Stockholm, Sweden on February 20, 2021. A full list of shows can be found below.

Posted on August 17, 2020

Dutch psychedelic rock ‘n roll formation MOLASSESS are now premiering the second new song from their upcoming album ‘Through the Hollow’. The track “Death Is” is streaming at the official Season of Mist Youtube Channel here, accompanied by visuals of S. de Jager en Ioana Tomici.

Posted on July 21, 2020

Dutch psychedelic rock ‘n roll formation MOLASSESS have teamed up with PROG magazine for the premiere of the band’s new single ‘Through the Hollow’. The song is taken from the upcoming album ‘Through the Hollow’, which will be released via Season of Mist on October 16.

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Through the Hollow
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