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Electric Wizard set Time To Die

Electric Wizard will release eighth studio album Time To Die in September – and they've launched a taster in the form of an 11-minute video for lead track I Am Nothing.

The doom outfit’s follow-up to 2010’s Black Masses is described as “uncompromisingly heavy” and “genuinely twisted.”

Frontman Jus Oborn says their new material is inspired by the early-80s era when the underground dark metal movement began. “It was heavy shit for real,” he recalls. “There was no way you were ever going to get a decent job. So I became a Satanist – I dug up a grave, I got into tape-trading, I had a one-man band called Regurgitated Guts, and there were loads of documentaries on TV warning us not to listen to the devil’s music.”

Time To Die is available for pre-order ahead of its launch via Spinefarm on September 29. The band have begun listing a run of live dates, with more to be confirmed:

Aug 16: London Excel Centre

Sep 12: Reverence festival, Portugal

Oct 10: Desertfest, Belgium

Martin Kielty

Not only is one-time online news editor Martin an established rock journalist and drummer, but he’s also penned several books on music history, including SAHB Story: The Tale of the Sensational Alex Harvey Band (opens in new tab), a band he once managed, and the best-selling Apollo Memories (opens in new tab) about the history of the legendary and infamous Glasgow Apollo. Martin has written for Classic Rock and Prog and at one time had written more articles for Louder than anyone else (we think he's second now). He’s appeared on TV and when not delving intro all things music, can be found travelling along the UK’s vast canal network.