Since the inception in 1993 Swedish Rise and Shine has paved a way of their own for their version of 70's Heavy/Psych/Doom Rock. Despite their roots being ever audible (think SABBATH, THE OBSESSED/SPIRIT CARAVAN, PENTAGRAM, TROUBLE) RISE AND SHINE has always sounded like RISE AND SHINE and no one else. The reason for their uniqueness is spelled Josabeth Leidi. Josabeth has a sky clad, emotionally charged voice echoing Joplin and a pathos that nears that of Faithfull, with which she delivers the bands spot on lyrics darkly, but always with a glimmer of light, for the sake of contrast. Empty Hand is released in April, is Rise and Shine's fourth album proper and will not disappoint any fan of honest, heavy and groovy Rock!