US stoner rockers Black Wail released new EP »Dead Mountain« via Rhyme & Reason Records
New Jersey stoner rockers Black Wail have released new EP, »Dead Mountain«, out on November 12th, 2021 via Rhyme & Reason Records.
01. Staring At The Sun
02. Dead Mountain
03. Hot Seat 2020
04. The Frigate
All songs written by Michael Tarlazzi.
Produced by Black Wail and Mike Moebius.
Recorded at Moonlight Mile Studios, Hoboken, NJ.
Mastered by Joe Lambert.
Courtesy of Freeman Promotions:
Jersey City’s Black Wail have released their second EP of 2021, »Dead Mountain« (Rhyme & Reason Records). This release, the band’s fifth, was recorded and produced by Mike Moebius (Kings Destroy, Pilgrim) at Moonlight Mile Studios, who they last worked with on their 2014’s self-titled debut EP.
“This record is definitely on the darker side with all the down-tuned guitar goodness lovers of heavy music will enjoy,” says vocalist/guitarist Michael Tarlazzi of the release.
The opening track, »Staring At The Sun« is a trashy banger that transitions into a spacey guitar-y jam before ramping back up into a super heavy crescendo. The second song and title track, »Dead Mountain« is a slow and heavy stoner jam that sees guitarist Ed Charreun and Tarlazzi trade fuzzed-out solos for nine minutes. It’s also the band’s first such track. »Hot Seat 2020« is a re-recorded visit to a Black Wail live staple, while the final track, »The Frigate«, is a story song about old-timey sailors meeting their demise.
Black Wail formed in Jersey City in early 2014 when Tarlazzi, then best known as a drummer or guitarist, decided to front his own band to draw on his influences of metal, punk, psych, stoner, and classic rock; playing guitar as well as handling vocals for the first time. After recruiting Susan Lutin on bass and Bram Teitelman on keys, the lineup solidified with the addition of guitarist Ed Charreun and drummer Felipe Torres, who also play in the sludge/noise trio Twin God. »Dead Mountain«, the quintet’s fifth EP, follows »Born On Fire« from earlier this year, and was produced by Mike Moebius (Kings Destroy, Pilgrim).
Black Wail is:
Michael Tarlazzi – Guitar, Vocals
Susan Lutin – Bass
Ed Charreun – Guitar
Felipe Torres – Drums
Bram Teitelman – Keys
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