You ever yearn for the return of the sludge scene from the late 00’s where Baroness‘ Blue Album and Mastodon’s Blood Mountain were the prevailing style before the arena rock vibes took over? Look no further than Vancouver natives Black Wizard, who are working diligently to keep that flame alive, bridging classic rock like Thin Lizzy with modern stoner metal tones in a way that we just haven’t been hearing in the past year to such a degree of success.
The group’s new record Livin’ Oblivion dropped back in February via Listenable Records, and your period of sleeping on it is over. Put down that new Sleep record for a minute and get a load of Black Wizard’s new music video for the album’s title track below, filmed during their recent North American tour with Weedeater.
Party-ready sludge is at short supply, so if you like what you hear, you can dive into Livin’ Oblivion in full right now over at Bandcamp. Be sure to keep up with the band for tour dates on Facebook.