Pretoria based South African experimental psych rock outfit Acid Magus have release their new single “Red Dawn”. It’s taken from their upcoming album Wyrd Syster (which will be released via Mongrel Records on the 30th of July 2021).
After setting the tone a couple weeks ago with the self-titled first single off the album, Acid Magus return with “Red Dawn” – a straight fuzz attack with reverberating, delay drenched verses designed to hypnotize.
Guitarist Keenan Kinnear comments on “Red Dawn”
“For the first time the band have experimented with some low tuning, so expect octave drops and tempo changes. All the psych/stoner/doom vibes to be expected but once again, that alt rock accessibility lingers.”
More info about Acid Magus
As huge fans of the rock greats (Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath), stoner/desert rock behemoths (Kyuss, Sleep) as well as the tripped out psychedelic stylings of modern “psych” bands like Slift, Acid Magus take inspiration from all kinds of great music, spanning the entire gamut from 60s Hendrix / The Doors to Hawkwind and Scorpion at their heaviest, all the way to pretty much everything inspired by Black Sabbath today.
All this with maybe a little Alt Rock sensibility thrown in for good measure. With an uncompromising, DIY approach to writing, Acid Magus promises to offer up only the best, most impassioned musical works. Long, slow, heavy, soft, it’s all there, and it comes from the heart.
You can download / stream “Red Dawn” HERE.
“Red Dawn” is a kick-ass track that I can imagine myself listening to on repeat. It has a nice pace to it and its very pleasing to my rock ‘n roll loving ears. I’m curious to find out what the rest of their upcoming album is going to sound like. I’m also keen to check these okes out live at a venue near me (I am based in Pretoria after all).
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