The Los Angeles-by-way-of-Portland stoner, doomed out, mathrock conjurers from Wizard Rifle are very pleased to unveil their brand new full-length in the form of the smoldering five-track “Here In The Deadlights.”
Set for release via Seventh Rule Recordings later this month, the follow-up to 2012’s “Speak Loud Say Nothing” full-length (reviewed here) was tracked by guitarist Max Dameron over three weeks at Breakfast Studio in Los Angeles, then toiled over for a year, with Billy Anderson (Sleep, Eyehategod, Melvins et al) and Jesse Johnstone sharing mixing duties.
The band’s previous album saw Wizard Rifle earn a nomination for best newcomer of 2012 during our annual year-end awards.
The new album “Here In The Deadlights” sees Wizard Rifle for the first time as a trio featuring Dameron alongside, drummer Sam Ford, and bassist David Boe pushing the band’s sound into far sludgier realms and reaching new levels of monolithic heaviness. The track listing is as follows:
1. Crystal Witch
2. Buzzsaw Babes
3. Paul The Sky Tyrant