UK cult legends ELECTRIC WIZARD have teamed up with Noisey to premiere the video for the new song "See You in Hell," which singer/guitarist Jus Osborn called "the most brutally simple and Neanderthal song ever."
The song appears on Wizard Bloody Wizard, the long-anticipated new LP, which is full of cranium-crushing bludgeon rock — a relentless aural brain rape and, like the band's beloved vintage horror/exploitation movies, definitely not for those of a nervous disposition.
WATCH MUSIC VIDEO FOR 'SEE YOU IN HELL'
Finally rising above convention and genre, ELECTRIC WIZARD have constructed their own vision of classic Heavy Rock… a sound harking back to the dreaded days when ‘heavy’ meant Grand Funk and Black Sabbath, and ‘rock’ meant drugs, groupies and mountains of amplification. This is 21st Century Blues, dragged (and drugged) back from the grave…
“This was the first track from the new LP sessions,” says Jus Oborn (guitar/vocals), “and right away we knew this was it… the new direction we should go in. Real heavy music… really basic heavy rock, blues-based but brutal. I think a lot of modern heavy music has disappeared up its own arse… it’s too pretentious and technical. We wanted to get back to that primal sound… over-amplified Blues… Hendrix, Blue Cheer, Zeppelin. They took that music then turned it up… so we thought, let’s do the Blues in our style. Heavy, heavy super fuckin’ Blues, total snail-paced funeral boogie for this 21st century hell. I guess it’s meant to be hopeless, but it’s also defiant and unbroken.”
Even though the LP promises ‘hymns to death, drugs, sex and violence’, the overall vibe is a band that is revitalised and ready to kill. The sound is aggressive, stripped back and savage, as if the new line-up has main-lined a fresh level of attitude and ability…
“Y’know, a lot of bad shit has happened to us, but through it all there was the music. We still dig loud heavy music, and the album is not really depressed or angry, it’s arrogant and rebellious. I still believe in rock and roll, and I still believe in killing it onstage and mentally destroying an audience.”
And the band sounds together, really together. The last three years of touring, writing and rehearsing have honed and moulded a new sound that truly distils the ELECTRIC WIZARD brew. In 43 brain-damaging minutes, the band delivers a varied, challenging, breath-taking new LP, from crushing Blues stomp through savage Detroit sleaze-rock, paranoiac passages of droning drug rock, and creepy funereal proto-metal/acid-rock. This is heavy shit, baby!!
The LP’s stunning all-analogue recording has been produced by Jus Oborn and Liz Buckingham (guitars) in their own ‘Satyr IX Recording Studio'.
ELECTRIC WIZARD ARE:
Jus Oborn – guitar/vocals
Liz Buckingham – guitar
Simon Poole – drums
Clayton Burgess – bass
"WIZARD BLOODY WIZARD"
OUT NOW NOVEMBER 10TH
VIA SPINEFARM RECORDS / CAROLINE AUSTRALIA
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