of Passage” is the new solo album
from progressive fusion legend Coste Apetrea.
The album came about as a result of the
response Coste got with the band ”Samla
Mammas Manna” who are the band Coste
has played in and been working with since
1972 except for a period in the end of the
70´s and the 80´s where Coste
played with and contributed 50/50 in the
Jukka Tolonen Band with whom he recorded
7 band albums and 2 acoustic guitar albums.
Mammas Manna have been frequently touring
the globe where they have developed a strong
loyal Cult-Status among Prog-Rock lovers
the world over, At virtually every gig Coste
was asked the question from fans was, “when
will he make a new record ?” by fans.
“Rites Of Passage” is the answer
to these many fans wishes.
had no idea what the album was going to
sound like when he started writing the music
but now comments, “I look back and
I can see it is a compressed version of
what I have been into during my entire career.
I have a passion for all kinds of music
and all kinds of instruments, still my main
instrument is the Guitar, and being 14 years
old when I first heard Jimi Hendrix on the
Radio of course makes an impact that probably
can be heard on my Music today and as long
as I live. The album is pretty heavy and
maybe the Rockiest I’ve ever done
and that pleases me because people in my
generation seem to cool down making more
acoustic and softer music, I didn’t
intend to make a heavy record it just came
out that way, today I feel I wanna go even
heavier next time around (to my own surprise)”.