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BLACK WIZARD: Heavy Metal/Stoner Rock Collective To Release Livin' Oblivion Full-Length This February Via Listenable Records; Artwork And Track Listing Revealed
Canadian heavy metal/stoner rock collective BLACK WIZARD
will release their brand new full-length Livin' Oblivion this February via France's
Listenable Records. Their second release on Listenable and fourth album overall
was produced and engineered by Michael Kraushaar in Vancouver, BC,
and comes sheathed in the cover art of renowned Berlin, Germany-based
illustrator Eliran Kantor (Testament, Crowbar, Satan).
Livin' Oblivion centers itself on the obliteration or slow
decay of one's self, morals, and life as we know it. "We are living in an
age where the powers of the World are taking steps backwards and moving away
from a positive future," the band elaborates. "There is a large
number of disenfranchised youth and young adults that would rather live their
lives in oblivion -- drinking, drugs, partying etc. -- than chasing any kind of
future or dreams, simply because the rest of the world seems to be falling
apart around them."
Further info on BLACK WIZARD's Livin' Oblivion, including
final release date, teaser tracks, and preorders, to be released in the coming
weeks. Stand by.
Livin' Oblivion Track Listing:
1. Two Of These Nights
2. Feast Or Famine
3. James Wolfe
4. Livin Oblivion
7. Poisoned Again
8. Heavy Love
9. Eternal Illusion
Hailing from Vancouver,
BC, BLACK WIZARD was forged in
2009 between high-school friends. Some years and personnel changes later, the
band is going stronger than ever. Founding members vocalist/guitarist Adam
Grant and drummer 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. Today Parkomenko and Grant are
accompanied by guitarist Danny Stokes and basisst Evan Joel. Having followed a
true DIY aesthetic, the band has released three full-length LPs along with a
7" single independently and sold over five thousand copies worldwide. In
classic WIZ fashion, Livin' Oblivion has evolved from their previous efforts
boasting a bigger, heavier, sharper, and louder approach than ever before.
Faster thrash elements have been added, while staying true to that sultry, Thin
Lizzy-esque twin lead vibe throughout.
Since their first Listenable album release, New Waste, in
early 2016, the band has toured non-stop including a Canadian mini-tour with
Red Fang, a six-week stadium tour with Killswitch Engage and Volbeat, a
month-long US tour supporting Brant Bjork and Royal Thunder, a month-long North
American tour supporting Weedeater, and so much more. At home on the road,
BLACK WIZARD is ready to take to the streets again kicking 2018 off with their
fourth European run.