WIZARD RIFLE release new song + announce tour with ACID KING

SELF-TITLED ALBUM ‘WIZARD RIFLE’ RELEASED 30TH AUGUST (SVART RECORDS)

 
 

Portland, OR noisy metal duo Wizard Rifle who will release their 3rd album on 30th August through Svart Records, are streaming new track ‘Rocket To Hell’. The band comment,

“This sonic stew encompasses all the usual elements of Wizard Rifle: gut-punching, down-tuned sludge punk riffs interwoven with psychedelic overtones and triumphant builds with vocal harmonies and dual yells. Lyrically the song is much like a hangover from a thousand-year orgy of global greed. It deals with the shortcomings of mankind and the individual in the face of the apocalyptic consequences of its self-created extinction. Take the ride; strap in and blast off to this seven-minute rager.”

Stream Wizard Rifle's "Rocket to Hell" here:

 
 

Wizard Rifle emerged from the metal groundswell of Portland Oregon in 2009 bent on annihilating the complacency of genre pigeonholes and throwback tropes. Their elusive sound contorts and leaps from sludgy and psychedelic, to thrash, noise and beyond, accented by vocal harmonies and shouts. On first listen, many scoff at the possibility that such a cacophony could be produced by just two band members, but seeing is believing the force that is Wizard Rifle, and skeptics become Kool-Aid guzzling disciples before the altar. Are you next?


Teaming with Nanotear Booking, Guitarist/Vocalist Max Dameron and Drummer/Vocalist Sam Ford have delivered frenzied live shows extensively across the US and Canada including appearances at SXSW, Psycho Las Vegas, Sabertooth, Hopscotch, Crucial Fest, and Musicfest NW. They have shared bills with the likes of The Melvins, High On Fire, YOB, Lightning Bolt, Nick Turner’s Hawkwind, Danava, and SubRosa, and hit the road with Bongzilla, Buzzov*en, Black Cobra and Church of Misery to name a few. Their two full length releases, 2014’s “Here in the Deadlights” and 2012’s “Speak Loud Say Nothing” have drawn great praise and kept critics and fans on their toes. Their upcoming self-titled LP, due out this summer via Svart, pushes the boundaries even further with the aid of metal mix guru Billy Anderson at the helm of the studio.


Wizard Rifle are preparing to join seminal psych metal band Acid King and rising nightmare grungers Warish for the Busse Woods 20th Anniversary Tour this summer in the U.S.


Acid King Busse Woods 20th Anniversary Tour Dates with Wizard Rifle and Warish


09/20 Portland, OR @ Star Theater - Hesh Fest

09/21 Seattle, WA @ Highline

09/23 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater

09/24 Omaha, NE @ Slowdown

09/25 Chicago, IL @ Reggies

09/26 Indianapolis, IN @ Black Circle

09/27 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop

09/28 Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place

09/29 Boston, MA @ Sonia

09/30 New York, NY @ Knitting Factory

10/01 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s

10/02 Richmond, VA @ Richmond Music Hall

10/03 Raleigh, NC @ Kings

10/04 Asheville, NC @ Mothlight

10/05 Atlanta, GA @ The 529

10/06 New Orleans, LA @ One Eye Jack’s

10/07 Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey

10/09 Albuquerque, NM @ Sister

10/10 Mesa, AZ @ Club Red

10/11 Los Angeles, CA @ Satellite

10/12 San Francisco, CA @ Chapel


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