Electric Wizard

Dopethrone

Marketing Highlights

*Long out of print as a domestic CD, finally available once more.

*Drug fuelled cult classic, considered by many to be the heaviest album ever recorded!

*Includes bonus track

Bio

Formed in Wimborne,Dorset, UK in 1993 in homage to vintage amplification, marijuana and Black Sabbath. Initially conceived as 1970s styled doom metal the sound quickly developed a more aggressive and heavier style drawing influences from early black metal, detroit garage, acid rock ,hardcore punk and even electronic music. It was also due to rural isolation, drug abuse, police harassment and a general escalation in violent lifestyle and environment that this style developed and also spilled over into live performances and personalities. Yet despite these self-destructive tendencies (including poorly explained injuries, arrests, court appearances, the infamous debauched and demented US tours, alcoholism and the inevitable acrimonious and public line-up shuffles) and a perceived paranoiac media/industry unfriendly attitude, the band and their sound has risen to dominate and define the doom metal, stoner and sludge metal music scenes. They are now commonly referred to as ‘the heaviest band in the world’ with at least, three of their seven LPs widely recognised as genre benchmarks and heavy metal classics(1996’s ‘come my fanatics…’, 2000’s ‘dopethrone’ and 2007’s ‘witchcult today’). Also their lyrical and stylistic obsessions (the 70s, weed, horror films, the occult, HP Lovecraft, witchfinding, 70s porn, psychedelic art etc) have had an undeniable influence over modern doom metal and how it is perceived today. Electric Wizard are a modern day cult and phenomenon with an aggressive, fanatical and ever-growing fanbase. Their uncompromising style continues to inspire every new generation of disenfranchised long-haired dropout/stoner metalheads and seekers of extremity in music sick of genre raping ‘product’ spewed out for weak minds and feeble ears.

Tracklist

1 Vinum Sabbathi
2 Funeralopolis
Weird Tales
3.1 Electric Frost
3.2 Golgotha
3.3 Altar Of Melektaus

4 Barbarian
5 I, The Witchfinder
6 The Hills Have Eyes
7 We Hate You
8 Dopethrone
Bonus Track
9 Mind Transferral

For Fans Of

Doom Metal
Acid Rock
Stoner Doom
Sludge
Black Metal
Heavy Metal

Home Market

Wimborne, UK

Album Details

Artist

Electric Wizard

Album Title

Dopethrone

Street Date

06/16/2017

Order Due Date

05/19/2017

Genre

Rock/Metal

Label

Rise Above Limited

Configuration

CD Longplay

Price Code

CD13

UPC

803341226357

Box Lot

25

Catalog #

RISECD073

Tour Dates

Bandsintown

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