HAIKAI NO KU To Release ‘Sick On My Journey’ Via Burning World Records

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HAIKAI NO KU – the brainchild of Bong guitarist Mike Vest, Sam Booth and Jerome Smith – will release it’s first album on Burning World Records this August. The release will be available on CD, Vinyl and Digital.

The band has been described as: ”Death Toll Blues” . Ear damaging psych heavily influenced by Japanese bands like Mainliner, Les Rallizes Denudes etc. Crashing drums and Bass lay down the framework for fiery guitar attacks to lash across peoples faces. Expect dirge, noise and astral planes.


New Newcastle supergroup featuring Mike Vest (Drunk In Hell, Bong, Master Slave,Ramesses, Basillica, Obey, etc), Jerome Smith (Female Borstal) and Sam Booth (Fooot Hair, Obey). Phew! Haikai No Ku play some of the most morose, damaged blues psych we’ve heard in years: death-toll bass and crashing drums lead the way for a solitary guitar line obliterated by total psychedelic guitar scree. Songs start off as loose jams that slowly build up to utter brain-melting acid psychedelia. Early Ramleh gone deathrock?

Listen to the first track below on Bandcamp or check out more (live) stuff of the band on Soundcloud: