Just a few short weeks after revealing "Gods Of Grungus" on No Clean Singing (listen HERE), Portland's trio of 600-year-old wizards of doom, the infamous Blackwitch Pudding, have unleashed "Toke'n Man," the second track from their forthcoming EP, Covered In Pudding Vol. 1 (out Aug 12). The Sleeping Shaman, who are featuring the track exclusively today, have written:
"As Portland’s doom wizards BLACKWITCH PUDDING doth their robes while they prepare to unleash their new EP, Covered In Pudding Vol. 1, The Sleeping Shaman is ecstatic to premiere the 2nd track, Toke’n Man, which symbolises the band at their heaviest and filthiest as the waves of bludgeoning despondent doom crush everything in its path and carry you off into a heavy, yet magical ether. However, 1 question does remain, is it new material, a cover version or even a parody? Nobody really knows."
Take a toke of the Pudding AT THIS LOCATION.
Paying Homage to the rotten filth from which they were born, Blackwitch Pudding are actually a band of three wizards. Legend has it they were raised from a stagnant, used puddle of ergot, left by the mysterious Blackwitch no less than 600 years ago. Trained in the dark arts of doom and witchery, these wizards wander the cosmos in search of nothing, for their path is a simple one: The riffs must be heavy and the smoke must be heavier.
The band, their records, their merch, their live shows and the entire experience of Blackwitch Pudding is a self-sustaining, self-produced operation. Great lengths have been taken to ensure that no part of the spectacle that is Blackwitch Pudding has been overlooked. The sights, the sounds, the smells, the lights and the crushing feeling you get in the pit of your stomach travel to every stage, forest, and cabin they play. Hand-crafted by a loyal cadre of dark-art comrades, everything that goes into the Blackwitch Pudding experience is tailored to send the listener, and even more so the concert goer, into an unforgettable celestial black hole of tongue-in-cheek, stoned-out doom.
It’s been nearly a year since the wizards released their infamous debut LP, Taste the Pudding, and they have grown restless. Though one might question why, after 600 years of conjuring evil riffs, casting spells and wreaking supernatural havoc upon this planet that the trio has only created one full-length record, but the truth is, for centuries, pesky, silly mortals have been ripping them off and making the themes more palatable for straight-laced human consumption. So the robed wizards of doom have resurfaced again with a new EP, Covered In Pudding Vol. 1, to prove once and for all that they were here first, that their riffs shall ring true, and that rock and roll should be about an average wizard’s favorite things: sex, drugs, witch-babes and filth.
Covered In Pudding Vol. 1 is the follow-up to Blackwitch Pudding’s Billy Anderson-mastered, self-released debut, Taste The Pudding. Released in August 2013, it was so heavy, catchy and bewitching that the riffs cast by this power trio of wizards left thousands spellbound.
Who are these mortals who nicked their tunes? You’ll have to hear Covered In Pudding Vol. 1 and figure it out for yourself.
Covered In Pudding Vol. 1 pressing info:
-Release date: August 12, 2014
-Limited to 200 pudding-green, wizard-conjured cassettes
-Digital download will be available on Bandcamp
The wizards of Blackwitch Pudding are:
Space Wizard - Guitar, Vocals
Lizard Wizard - Bass, Vocals
Wizard Wizard - Drums, Vocals
Catch Blackwitch Pudding Live:
8/13/14 - Portland, Oregon @ Slabtown w/ Usnea, Fórn & Chasma (cassette release show)