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Jess And The Ancient Ones unleash the third single »Burning Of The Velvet Fires« taken from their new album

The occult rock behemoth Jess And The Ancient Ones unleash the third single »Burning Of The Velvet Fires« taken from their new album, »Vertigo«, out on May 21st, 2021 via Svart Records.

Svart Records comments: “Jess And The Ancient Ones call us to an infernal psychedelic ceremony with their new song »Burning Of The Velvet Fires«! The third single from forthcoming new album Vertigo, is a rabble-rousing anthem of Roky Erickson and Black Widow meets early Heart at a pagan cult meeting for mind expansion. Leave your innocence behind and step into the flames of Jess And The Ancient Ones’ velvet fires on our Youtube channel now!”

From Svart Records:

The Savonian occult rock behemoth Jess And The Ancient Ones have emerged with a new album! Their brand of heavy guitar and organ-led swagger has progressed from the twin guitar metal blast of yesteryear to Jess And The Ancient Ones’ very own take on soulful late sixties garage psychedelia. Titled »Vertigo«, the new record is set for release on Svart Records on May 21st this year with a foreboding sound of lysergic doom.

What began on the previous record, »The Horse & Other Weird Tales« is taken further and deeper, towards a conclusion on »Vertigo«. Songwriter and guitarist Thomas Corpse comments, “To me this album sounds like a dark horse – a brother to the previous album. There’s a strange ominous feeling that hovers upon the entire album, maybe it’s the feeling of nostalgia that’s arising from the lyrics.”

Wrapped in a crude tornado-adorned old school sleeve, the album’s eight tracks bubble in a boiling cauldron of vintage pop culture influence and occult-tinged paranoia. Ranging from the softly fiery opening track »Burning Of The Velvet Fires« to the almost heavy metal-ish nihilistic banger »Born To Kill«, »Vertigo« is a spiraling journey of heavy Finnish psych rock at its finest.

Photo by Jarkko Mikkonen

The first single cut »Summer Tripping Man« is a heavy hitting prophecy of doom condensed into the classic three minute garage format, and it has already become a steady part of the band’s live set long before it was captured on tape. The single comes accompanied by an animated music video, created by Giuliano Di Girolamo.

Jess And The Ancient Ones is:
Jess – Vocals
Thomas Corpse – Guitars
Fast Jake – Bass
Yussuf – Drums and Percussion
Abraham – Keyboards, Organ, Synthesizer

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

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