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UK stoner/sludge trio Purple Kong announce debut album »Blood Lightning« and premiere a music video for the first single »Cocaine Pentagram«

London, UK based groovy stoner/sludge trio Purple Kong premiere a music video for the first single »Cocaine Pentagram« taken from their upcoming debut full-length album, »Blood Lightning«, set to release in December 2022.

London’s other-worldly groovy stoners Purple Kong have announced that their first full-length album »Blood Lightning« will be officially released in December 2022. This is the band’s first full work after two EPs, which received great acclaim in 2016 and 2018 respectively. »Blood Lightning« is the culmination of the writing process in the intervening years that saw the band overcome the challenges of Covid and recruit a new drummer.

All 10 tracks were recorded and mixed by Wayne Adams (Petbrick/Iggor Cavalera, Green Lung, Wasted Death) at Bear Bites Horse Studios in London and mastered by Ade Emsley (Orange Amplification, Iron Maiden) at Table of Tone Mastering. The album is scheduled for digital and CD release initially, with plans for a vinyl release in 2023.

01. Village On Fire
02. Crowned In Ouija
03. Obolus
04. Cocaine Pentagram
05. Major Arcana
06. Blood Lightning
07. Mount Kong
08. Hellbringer
09. Last Man On Earth
10. Minor Arcana

Ahead of the album release, Purple Kong is giving fans a taster in the shape of a video and single from the album: fan-favourite »Cocaine Pentagram« is a 6-minute long journey through the grim, grisly and occult.

Heavily influenced by Black Sabbath and Sleep, a wild rampage of 70s proto-metal guitar riffs and distortions – Stoner Mountain Blog

Thunderous heavy doom/sludge groove populated by deeply, and we are talking deeply, distorted bass and titanic drumming over which howling guitar and powerful, cleanly delivered vocals are laid – Desert Psychlist

The band are always immense fun to watch, with their ballsy stoner that’s packed with attitude and peppered with splashes of outer-space synths to cut through the chunky groove of the riffs and the venomous, ultra-cool delivery of vocals – Astral Noize

Purple Kong is:
Dr.Tompson – Vocals, Guitars
Allan Enos – Bass
Sylvy Styx – Drums

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

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