South African heavy psych experimentalists Acid Magus stream their anticipated debut album, »Wyrd Syster«, out on July 30th, 2021 via Mongrel Records.
The band commented: “Album »Wyrd Syster« out now! Through 3 hard lockdowns, and a unprecedented time in humanity. It is our pleasure to contribute some light into the world. This album has pulled us through tough times, we hope it can do the same for you.”
01. Wyrd Syster
03. Conscientious Pugilist
05. She Is The Night
07. Red Dawn
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In the faint light that separates dreams from reality, lies from truth and heaven from hell, lives the Acid Magus. Meditating, surrounded by darkness and light, energizing the air with electric anticipation. Come forward and listen, stay awhile, there are no sins…
Acid Magus is an experimental rock outfit from Pretoria, South Africa. Their debut album, »Wyrd Syster« is here and heaving with fuzzy guitars, fat bass lines and thunderous drums, as has come to be expected from the four-piece. Doom, stoner, punk, psych, and classic rock are all common themes. As huge fans of the rock greats (Zeppelin, Sabbath), stoner/desert rock behemoths (Kyuss, Sleep) as well as the tripped out psychedelic stylings of modern “psych” bands like Slift.
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Acid Magus take us on a journey with highs, lows and plenty heaviness. While still maintaining that signature psychedelic, experimental approach, the band take a somewhat darker turn in thematically and metaphorically addressing the trials of womanhood.
Intended to be listened to in one sitting, the 7 tracks flow from song to song and evoke a bevy of emotions as the band deftly nudges the listener in every which way without it feeling jarring.
Expect the 44 min long album to pass by in a flash as you are immersed in the striking and beautiful world that is the psyche of the Acid Magus.
Acid Magus is:
Keenan Kinnear – Guitars
Jarryd Wood – Bass
Roelof van Tonder – Drums
Christiaan Van Renen – Vocals
Buy / stream »Wyrd Syster« now on Mongrel Records: