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BlackLab share a music video for the latest single »Crows, Sparrows And Cats«; new album »In A Bizarre Dream« out this Friday via New Heavy Sounds

Osaka, Japan based doom witch duo BlackLab share a brand new music video for the latest single »Crows, Sparrows And Cats« taken from the upcoming album, »In A Bizarre Dream«, set to release this Friday, August 19th, 2022 via New Heavy Sounds.

01. Cold Rain
02. Abyss Woods
03. Dark Clouds
04. Evil I
05. Evil II
06. Crows, Sparrows And Cats (feat. Laetitia Sadier)
07. Lost
08. In A Bizarre Dream
09. Monochrome Rainbow
10. Collapse

Produced by Jun Morino, recorded at Lub Lab, Osaka.
Mixed by Wayne Adams at Bear Bites Horse Studio, London.

Courtesy of For The Lost PR:

Osaka doom witch duo drop one of the most surprising tracks from their new album »In A Bizarre Dream«. Their name (as they’ve pointed out) is a mix of Black Sabbath and Stereolab, two of their favourite bands. If you want to hear how these two differing elements might sound together, this is it. Featuring a lead vocal from Laetitia Sadier of Stereolab no less. Enjoy.

BlackLab are back. The self-proclaimed ‘Doom witch duo from Osaka’ drop their third album »In A Bizarre Dream« which ups the ante considerably from their previous records, to let rip and define what BlackLab are about.

The combined talents of Jun Morino on production and Wayne Adams (Big Lad, Green Lung, Pet Brick, John, Cold In Berlin) on the mix have conspired to produce a towering beast of a record. A real step forward for the ‘Doom Witch Duo’.

The drums have a humungous ‘Fugazi’ like welly, and the guitars are a boiling maelstrom of fuzz dense riffola and warped psychedelics, with added synth. Yuko’s throat shredding snarls are as mean as a pissed off Satan, and melodious, often within the same song. This is doom meets hardcore punk, hooky melodies, and killer riffs, all cranked up to the max. Plus there’s a real surprise in there with Laetitia Sadier of Stereolab contributing lead vocals on one track.

Japan has always had a special take on ‘noise’ and ‘heavy’ and with »In A Bizarre Dream« BlackLab add their own spin to that tradition.

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BlackLab are:
Yuko Morino – Guitar and Vocals
Chia Shiraishi – Drums and Percussion

Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well

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