Stoner/doom metal heavyweights Electric Wizard have finally completed work on its new studio album, whose title is yet to be confirmed. The effort will be the band's first release through Spinefarm Records and follows 2010's Black Masses. Let the anticipation begin...

Electric Wizard have thus far released seven studio albums with both Come My Fanatics (1997) and Dopethrone (2000) being lauded as landmark releases.

There is now the return of Mark Greening (the drummer on Dopethrone), who completes the line-up of Oborn, US guitarist Liz Buckingham, a key member since 2003, and new bassist Clayton Burgess (Satan's Satyrs).

Toerag Studios in London was once again charged with capturing 'The Sound', and words like "raw", "hateful" and "sickeningly heavy" are being traded.

Says Oborn: "Our master plan is this. Real metal! We stand for rebellion, we are with the kids; we fight, puke, smoke weed, etc... Electric Wizard is an entity, with its own history, its own symbols, its own iconography, and with this new album, we wanted to return to basic values. It's primitive. We needed to claw it back down to the evil core - sex, drugs, violence, revolution... to go back to being a band that hung out and jammed hard. No teaching songs, just feeling them out. If you jam enough and you are on the same level - artistically, musically, whatever, you gotta be committed - then good music will happen. I totally believe that..."

Electric Wizard will make the following festival appearances in 2014, with more shows to be added:

May 2nd - Temples Festival, Bristol, UK (headline)
June 20th - Hellfest, Clisson, France (Valley Stage headline)
July 3rd - Roskilde Festival, Roskilde, Denmark (Arena Stage)
July 4th - Sonisphere, Knebworth Park, UK (stage headline)
August 16th - Jabberwocky, The Excel Centre, London, UK
September 12th - Reverence Valada, Portugal (headline with Hawkwind)


Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Electric Wizard
 
Posted: 18.04.2014 by Bad English



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!J.O.O.E.! - 18.04.2014 at 12:41  
2010, has it been that long already? Anyway this is extremely exciting news. Looking forward to getting lost in their miasma at Temples and Hellfest this year.
Alex Fenger - 18.04.2014 at 18:00  
Very excited for this. Hopefully it sounds like Witchcult Today. I thought Black Masses was a bit of a step down from that one.
!J.O.O.E.! - 18.04.2014 at 18:05  
Written by Alex Fenger on 18.04.2014 at 18:00

Very excited for this. Hopefully it sounds like Witchcult Today. I thought Black Masses was a bit of a step down from that one.

This, though I probably won't be disappointed even if it is Black Masses-y.
Demerzel - 18.04.2014 at 18:55  
Judging by that quote they seem to be going for a Dopethroney sound, though I think it's safe to expect something entirely new and different.
Ocean Sage - 19.04.2014 at 00:54  
I was hoping for a new Electric Wizard album that sounded like Come my Fanatics or Dopethrone. It sounds like it's going in a Dopethrone type of territory, so everyone may love this one. STOKED!
Ocean Sage - 19.04.2014 at 00:55  
Written by Demerzel on 18.04.2014 at 18:55

Judging by that quote they seem to be going for a Dopethroney sound, though I think it's safe to expect something entirely new and different.


Newer, modern type Dopethrone or a sequel type sound. I'm done for that, man!

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