Electric Wizard - Releasing New Album In November, Unveil Cover Art


After announcing last year that they were working on a new album, Electric Wizard have more to tell us now. Wizard Bloody Wizard is the anticipated new LP from the stoner/doom metallers. It contains 43 minutes of cranium crushing sounds and will drop on November 10th. The LP's all analogue recording has been produced by Jus Oborn and Liz Buckingham (guitars) in their own "Satyr IX Recording Studio". Check out the cover below.

"Right away we knew this was it... the new direction we should go in," says Jus Oborn (guitar/vocals). "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 and 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.

"We've been worn out by the modern scene, it's all about styles and genre. We just wanna make solid heavy music... no rules. We didn't set out to record a style or product. We set out to record what we wanted to hear. I want people to know it's Electric Wizard from the first second, but also to know we are gonna take them on a trip. Heavy doesn't just mean tone and bottom end... I think people have become too obsessed by fx and boutique amps. It's more about playing style, attitude and song-writing... y'know, a lot of our songs have been interpreted as acoustic numbers by various people and they are still heavy and ominous sounding... you can't dilute true darkness."

The LP sleeve and art has also been conceived by the band and echoes, again, their love of the macabre, evil and sleazy.




Source: spinefarmrecords.com
Band profile: Electric Wizard
 
Posted: 11.09.2017 by BloodTears


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11.09.2017 - 14:26
Kurty Wurty
Amatsu Mikaboshi
I wonder if the budget got cut so much on weed and booze that they had to use Liz's torso for the photo since it seems too perfectly frontal to be a screenshot from your usual Franco sleeze. But then again I'm not the Franco master, Jus is.
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11.09.2017 - 21:57
cossaisVendeurs
At least the music will be better than that godawful album cover.
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12.09.2017 - 01:31
Kurty Wurty
Amatsu Mikaboshi
They are also in competition with With The Dead for the better upcoming Electric Wizard album.
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12.09.2017 - 02:28
Übermensch242
Written by cossaisVendeurs on 11.09.2017 at 21:57

At least the music will be better than that godawful album cover.


I certainly hope so. It almost gives the impression that they changed their sound.
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12.09.2017 - 03:28
Ocean Sage
Written by Kurty Wurty on 12.09.2017 at 01:31

They are also in competition with With The Dead for the better upcoming Electric Wizard album.


I'd say With the Dead are winning on that front. EW's last album was great, but they are getting repetitive. With the Dead are constantly crushing it with their super heavy sound.
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18.09.2017 - 20:23
darkthrone
I preferred the cover art to their other albums -can't say I m knocked out with this but hopefully the music will be better!
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