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BLACK WIZARD: US Tour With Brant Bjork And Royal Thunder Underway
Canadian heavy metal/stoner rock faction BLACK WIZARD is
currently waging their riff war across the US supporting Brant Bjork and Royal
Thunder. The tour, which BLACK WIZARD officially kicked off April 9th in Sacramento, California,
will run through May 1st in Los
and includes performances with Pentagram. See all confirmed dates below.
BLACK WIZARD continues to tour in support of their New Waste
full-length, released via Listenable Records last year and currently streaming
at THIS LOCATION. Boasting nine tracks of red-eyed, road-raging, retro-riff
worship, the record continues to earn approval from media outlets globally.
Writes Sonic Abuse of the record, "Taking the best bits from thirty years
of heavy-ass metal, there are hints of Priest, Maiden, Sabbath, Purple and
more, all wrapped up in BLACK WIZARD's own, patchouli-scented haze. The prog
aspects of the album help to make the sound more unique and interesting and the
delivery is spot on - gritty and brutal and yet with a deft touch that keeps
things interesting throughout." In a 4/5 rating, New Noise Magazine
concurs, "BLACK WIZARD may be one of the best retro acts going, and the
band are certainly more interested in having fun and doing what comes naturally
than recycling old riffs. It doesn't hurt that you don't have to be stoned to
enjoy it, too." BeatRoute Magazine charmingly champions BLACK WIZARD for
being, "the only band in town that will add inches to your dick."
Stereokiller gushes simply, "I hope this band makes albums every year for
the next twenty years," while The Sludgelord hails a, "fine retro
record, filled with good riffs and 100% commitment." Adds Heavy Blog Is
Heavy in a 4/5 score, "From the very beginning, New Waste wraps you in a
thick blanket of distorted grooviness, galloping bass lines and guitars that
seems to switch from shred to riff and back on the drop of hat."
New Waste is out on Listenable Records. Secure your copy
today at THIS LOCATION.
BLACK WIZARD w/ Brant Bjork, Royal Thunder:
4/23/2017 The Middle East - Boston, MA
4/25/2017 Masquerade - Atlanta,
4/26/2017 Siberia - New
4/27/2017 Barracuda - Austin,
4/28/2017 Gas Monkey - Dallas,
4/29/2017 Launchpad - Albuquerque,
4/30/2017 Club Red - Mesa,
5/01/2017 Echoplex - Los
BLACK WIZARD was forged in 2009 by four high school friends.
Founding members Adam Grant and Eugene Parkomenko were both working
underwhelming construction jobs at the time, passing the days to the sounds of
Thin Lizzy, Deep Purple, Witch, and Electric Wizard. Heavily motivated by the
thick, weighty sounds of bands like Bison and 3 Inches Of Blood monopolizing
the scene at the time, "The Wiz" was born. Having followed a true DIY
aesthetic, the band has released two full length LPs along with a 7" single
independently and sold over five thousand copies worldwide.