“Weird underground heavy metal psych lounge, kinda undefinable. It’s definitely heavy but veers into bubble gummy pop and ’70s lounge music at the drop of a hat. Inspired by drugs, retro filth and Vietnam. It’s like an alternative soundtrack to Apocalypse Now.”
JUS OBORN, ELECTRIC WIZARD
Record Store Day, 18th April | #RSD20
Majestic Mountain Records – one of the 2019’s newest and most exciting underground labels – will launch its first foray into Record Store Day this year with the limited-edition release of Guns, Drugs and Filthy Pictures, from one of cult rock’s most enigmatic superpowers, Devil’s Witches.
Marking the three-year anniversary of the band’s debut album, ‘Velvet Magic’, Devil’s Witches may have started out life as a one-man band but has since gone on to build a following and fanbase as incredible as their sold-out back catalogue of unique vinyl releases.
Never one to play by the rules, the band was originally founded by the mysterious multi-instrumentalist, Witchdoctor General, but has since gone on to welcome a number of honorary members into the fold. For this special two-track release the General is joined once again by The King’s Pistol’s bassist Andy Shardlow, along with latest recruit in lead guitarist Daniel Jones, known online as East London Blues.
With new track Cross My Path, I’ll Cross Your Face marking a dramatic shift away from stoner rock to out-and-out, malevolent country requiem, inhabiting the high plains of Kris Kristofferson and Johnny Cash the song constructs an engaging narrative based around murder, influenced in no small part by Clint Eastwood’s Unforgiven.
Most Devil’s Witches records are now extremely rare commodities, with some collector pressings demanding upwards of hundreds of pounds apiece, but this Record Store Day fans of the band who have championed their music from day one will be able to get their hands on a truly collectable piece of underground rock history when Guns, Drugs and Filthy Pictures lands on 10″ magenta/black splatter vinyl (limited to 1500 copies) on Record Store Day, 18th April 2020.
With thanks to Sheltered Life PR