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US progressive heavy rockers Old Man Wizard premiere their brand new single »Parasite« at The Obelisk

US progressive heavy rockers Old Man Wizard have premiered their brand new single »Parasite« at The Obelisk.

»Parasite« is taken from their upcoming studio album, »Kill Your Servants Quietly«, set to release on November 5th, 2021.

01. I Prayed
02. Kill Your Servants
03. God Is Your Friend
04. I Wanna Know
05. Your Life
06. Today
07. Soldier’s Winter
08. Parasite
09. Falling Star
10. Live Forever

Courtesy of C Squared Music:

Hard rockers Old Man Wizard have released their song »Parasite« over at The Obelisk. The track is taken from their upcoming album »Kill Your Servants Quietly« which will be released on November 5 2021.

Frontman Francis Roberts comments: “I love Carly Simon. »You’re So Vain« isn’t even close to my favorite song of hers (»Nobody Does It Better« wins that prize), but the premise behind the song is genius; It’s essentially a diss track that doesn’t give its target the validation of having a song written for them. I started writing »Parasite« more than ten years ago and stopped because I didn’t feel like the person I was writing it about deserved a song, and reading that story about Carly Simon inspired me to redo it without making it about anyone in particular.
Musically, we ended up doing going for sort of a surf-punk vibe. I think this song was the hardest to get a good take on; That instrumental break is really hard, and it’s one of the songs we hadn’t tested out at a show before recording, so we had less practice on it. If you like it, send it to someone you hate!”

»Kill Your Servants Quietly« escorts you on a fantasy-fuelled journey with a mixture of high-energy tracks and emotional performances. The theatrical thunder and soaring melodies of »I Prayed« opens the album with dramatic effect. The overdriven guitar of the title track provides a heavy grounding to the soaring vocals and harmonies. With lyrics balancing on the line between fantasy and reality, the narrative explores dark ideas whilst aptly suiting the musical arrangement.

From the eerily dark instrumentation and lyrics of »God Is Your Friend« to the serene »Your Life« and dynamic »Live Forever«, »Kill Your Servants Quietly« is an excellently crafted album. Old Man Wizard have cultivated a distinctive sound that delivers epic drama and delight with every track.

Roberts writes: “This is my favorite album I’ve ever made. I love the songs I wrote for it, I loved working on it, and I’m really looking forward to sharing it with everyone. The plan was to record it in a very old school way: guitar/bass/drums live in the same room together with only eight inputs for the band, edited and mixed down to backing tracks, and adding vocals and other stuff as overlays. We got through the live recording part with eight of the songs just before the pandemic hit, so we had to track vocals, overlays, and two of the songs (»Live Forever« and »Your Life«) remotely. All three of us have decent home recording abilities, so I think it turned out sounding really cool. I hope you love it as much as I loved making it.”

Old Man Wizard is:
Francis Roberts – Lead Vocals, Guitar, Synth, Samplers
Andre Beller – Background Vocals, Bass Guitar, Violin
Kris Calabio – Background Vocals, Drums, Percussion


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

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