After over 10 years of slinging their Texas-sized psychedelic blues doom, Dallas-based Wo Fat is going stronger and rocking harder than ever, promising to continue on their swampadelic visionquest of overdriven, fuzz-laden riffage and jazz-minded jam explorations with the next chapter, entitled Midnight Cometh, looming on the horizon.
Throughout their sonic odyssey of five studio albums, a live album, and two splits, beginning with The Gathering Dark in 2006, they have stayed true to the deep, dark blues that wails from within and have continually forged their riffs with a primal grooviness, giving them a consistency of style. But just as notable is their willingness to survey unflinchingly the outer edges of trippiness on the ledge of one footpath only to make a tight turn and trample full on with monolithic heaviness down another.
2009’s Psychedelonaut really began to solidify the Wo Fat name in the Stoner Rock world, garnering them wider critical recognition, leading to releases with Nasoni and Totem Cat Records which, in turn, led to their two most critically acclaimed releases to date, The Black Code (2013) and The Conjuring (2014,) both released on the iconic stoner rock label, Small Stone Records, with The Conjuring landing on NPR’s “Top Ten Metal Albums of 2014” list, among numerous other “best of” lists.
For the release of Midnight Cometh, the newest slab of riffage lurking in your future, which is easily their most daring psychotropic exploration of heaviness to date, Wo Fat has teamed up with a label on the rise, Ripple Records, who have proven themselves to be Brothers in the Riff by peddling some of the finest of the new fuzz. With voodoo drums beating and endless waves of molten, blues-drenched guitar riffery, Wo Fat carries on their tradition of keeping things heavy and fuzzy, but also groovy, which all too often is the missing element in so much modern heavy music.
Supersonic intergalactic heavy rock trio Mothership based out of Dallas, Texas give a real sense of hope that all is well in the universe, and that pure honest rock and roll has once again returned to this planet on a mission to unite true believers. Consisting of brothers Kyle Juett on bass/lead vocals, Kelley Juett on guitar/vocals, and Judge Smith on drums, these guys have created a unique sound.
The band released their sophomore album, Mothership II, in November 2014 on Ripple Music, an unrelenting onslaught of heavy riffs, head-banging grooves, and mind-melting solos.
Arena Vienna / Dreiraum / adv 14 € / doors 17 € / doors: 20.00h