Osaka's "dark witch doom duo" BlackLab
recently announced that they will be releasing a new album on May 8th.
will be released by British label New Heavy Sounds
. It will contain eight tracks, and it was produced by Jun Morino
in Osaka, and mixed in London by Wayne Adams
. Recorded under a full moon over
three intense days, the sound of the album is described as "a fat dose of doom meets slowed down hardcore punk; filled
with loud, ultra distorted guitar, and yet, a surprising amount of melody as well".
The album will be available in a limited edition transparent green and black vinyl version that's accompanied by a free download, as well as CD and digital versions. Pre-order the physical release here
or a digital version here
In addition, the duo will be performing outside Japan for the very first time this year. They will be taking the stage at Desertfest
, an event that is described
as "the UK's leading weekend of stoner rock, doom, psych and everything-in-between". The festival will be taking place at various locations in London from May 1st to 3rd. BlackLab
will be performing at The Underworld on May 1st. Tickets for the
event are available here
consists of guitarist and vocalist Yuko Morino
and drummer Chia Shiraishi
. The band's name was inspired by the bands Black Sabbath
. Fans can follow BlackLab
's official Facebook page
stay tuned for more updates on their activities.
The video for Insanity
, a song featured on Abyss
, can be viewed below.