4 bass players, a singing drummer, a baby's head theremin and a dancing sacrificial pig....
Welcome to the surreal and slightly worrying world of Evil Blizzard. An assault on the ears and the eyes, their brutal onslaught of bludgeoning riffs has been making friends and enemies in equal measures throughout the country over the past 12 months.
The debut album THE DANGERS OF EVIL BLIZZARD will be released on Louder Than War records on April 7th, 2014 on CD, download and very limited edition pink vinyl.
Comprising of four bass guitars, with minimal vocals, keyboards and samples, the band have drilled right into the void currently present in the UK music scene. With influences ranging from Hawkwind, Dub Reggae, Krautrock and Black Sabbath they have amassed a huge and dedicated following in a short space of time, playing with such varied acts as Bo Ningen, Conan, Goldblade,Ufomammut, Gnod and Mugstar and being 'the most talked about band of the weekend' at this year's Supernormal Festival. The Liverpool Echo even gave the band their own genre: the kings of 'Poly Rhythmic Gumbo'.
Spotted at an early gig by Mark E Smith, who promptly took the band on tour supporting The Fall, the band have spent the past year gathering phenomenal reviews for their incredible live shows which feature a myriad of masks, on stage brawls, off stage brawls, stage invasions and audience participation. Their tribal and ritualistic performances are a B-Movie theatre of the absurd; a mix of bewilderment and celebration.
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The two awards have made for a great 72nd birthday present for the country music icon.