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Preston’s 4 bassed behemoth Evil Blizzard follow up the tremendous success of last year’s ‘The Worst Show On Earth’ album with the release of a double live album. Recorded live at their headline slot at Sonic Rock Solstice festival in 2018, the album features a frenzied, furious and frantic hour long set released as a limited edition of 500 white premium grade vinyl in full gatefold sleeve, complete with DL code. Due to public demand, the album is also being released on CD, again strictly limited to 500 copies. 

STAFF COMMENTS

Barry says: Evil Blizzard are one of the most dynamic and heavy-hitting live bands on the circuit at the moments, and this live set from last year shows us why. Hammering percussion and heavy AF guitars perfectly bracket the snarling vox and off-kilter progressive psychedelic weirdness.

TRACK LISTING

1 .Sacrifice
2. Hello
3. Unleash The Misery
4. Sleep
5. Like A God
6. Fast Forward Rewind
7. Tell Me
8. Slimy Creatures
9. Are You Evil?
10. Knock Knock Knock

Evil Blizzard

The Worst Show On Earth

    When Evil Blizzard emerged from the bowels of Lancashire with their debut album 5 years ago it is fair to say they caused a stir. Put on the front cover of The Guardian, and championed by Mark E. Smith (who gave the band the money to record their debut album out of his own pocket) their gruesome mix of four bass players blending Psyche, Krautrock, Post Punk and an unmistakable image saw them launched onto magazines and websites world-wide. Their new album 'The Worst Show On Earth' (on their own newly-founded Crackedankles Records label) presents a logical progression from the previous two, a third stepping stone on the journey into their peculiar sonic dream- or nightmare? -scape.

    Heavy, grinding, yet commercially viable, this release sees the band truly shake off the ‘gimmick’ tag of the past and stride forward into new musical dimensions. Yes, there’s still 4 basses. But also piano, cello, samples and a general disregard for the basic concept of a ‘pop song,’ with 2 tracks hitting the 10 minute mark. The introduction of keyboards into their live onslaught (you have seen them live, right? Right?!?) has developed their sound to incorporate techno and industrial elements, with recent single ‘Fast Forward Rewind’ hitting the nation’s airwaves aided by its freak show video shot illegally in an abandoned Victorian music hall.

    The album title came from a less than impressed reviewer. The band, ever self-deprecating, take great pleasure in antagonising their crowd to the point that their dedicated following greet live performances with booing rather than applause. One fan, who has the band logo tattooed on his arm, made his own ‘I Hate Evil Blizzard’ t-shirts. ‘People pay money to hate us. Win/Win.’ 

    TRACK LISTING

    1) Hello
    2) Fast Forward Rewind
    3) Unleash The Misery
    4) Those We Left Behind
    5) Like A God
    6) Tell Me
    7) Pull God From The Sky
    8) The Worst Show On Earth (* Extended Version - CD/download Only)


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