German meditative doom/drone/sludge trio BongBongBeerWizards presents their third full-length album »Ampire«, out today via Electric Valley Records
Dortmund, Germany based meditative doom/drone/sludge trio BongBongBeerWizards presents their third full-length album, »Ampire«, which was just released today, June 24th, 2022 via Electric Valley Records.
01. Choirs & Masses
Courtesy of Qabar PR:
Dortmund’s BongBongBeerWizards are poised to release their third album, »Ampire«, this Friday (24 June 2022) via Electric Valley Records. Ahead of the album release date, the sludgy doom/drone group teamed up with Deaf Forever to offer an advanced stream of the album.
BBBW informs: “We are influenced by bands like Pink Floyd, St Erik, Bomg, ODD, Dark Buddha Rising, Slomatics, Radien and all different other kinds of music. Our live sound volume levels got hardly influenced by a show we had together with our old bands and Cult of Occult back in 2016; they were blasting our ears like no others with an enormous backline. Now we are pretty good at achieving the same physical pressure, not least thanks to our guitarist Jan, who is building cabinets known as Cosmic Terror.”
On the new album, »Ampire«, BBBW intended to create weird film music for a concept running in their heads: the old story about the good fighting the bad, the “one true evil.” Here, the counterparts of the evil are gathered on the highest summit in the form of priests, and the album tells of an endless pilgrimage towards the mountain summit where choirs are summoning the endless waves. Through the three lengthy songs, the record flourishes BBBW’s unusual and unearthly “heavy meditational doom” brand.
Photo by Natalie Plaskura
BBBW are confirmed for Nekropolis Festival in Munich in November 2022.
Film and artwork made by Natalie Plaskura.
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Alex Pojda.
Cabinets and Fuzzes by Cosmic Terror Cabinets.
»Ampire« will be available on four variants of vinyl (Test Press, Transparent Purple, Neon Green Splatter Black, Ultra LTD “Bong Edition”); Pre-order at Electric Valley Records’ webstore or Bandcamp.
Find BBBW on Social Media right HERE.
Watch the video for the final track, »Slumber«, at THIS LOCATION, and click HERE to watch the short film »Łobyra«, which tells a new chapter of BBBW’s concepts journey, dealing with the themes of a tiresome wander to one’s insurmountable obstacles. Both the video and the film were created by the renowned Natalie Plaskura.
Emerged from Dortmund in 2017, BongBongBeerWizards initially began as a fun-time drinking side project. Upon releasing the first album, Bong Hit Wonders, BBBW took an entirely new direction, revamping with a new lineup and focusing more on songwriting and building sounds, ultimately becoming more of a serious project than that of the past and bringing more fun than ever. Since their 2020’s release »Albong«, the three-piece have been creating intense live sounds, droning atmospheres, heavy meditational riffs, and vocals that echo through deep endlessness. Based on the foundation of bass, guitar, and drums, BBBW use different instruments from synths to saxophone and trumpets to tons of amps and effects – basically, everything that creates impact and summons the endless waves for the sonic end time.
Reib Asnah – Bass, Vocals, Flute
Chill Collins – Drums, Vocals
Bong Travolta – Guitars, Synthesizers, Saxophone
Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well