The forthcoming Split 12″ vinyl long player (available to buy online from Head Of Crom as from May 2013) featuring Bradford’s monstrous and legendary LAZARUS BLACKSTAR on one side and Glasgow’s equally gargantuan HEADLESS KROSS on t’other is now streaming below and over on the Head Of Crom Bandcamp page HERE.
LAZARUS BLACKSTAR (undoubtedly one of the heaviest and grimmest bands in existence) were formed years ago from the ashes of the mighty Khang and comprise Lee Baines and Izaak Gloom on guitar, Mikhell on vocals, Bri-doom (of the legendary Doom) on bass and Gordon Wilkinson on drums. This new recording features Alicia Morgan (ex-NYC doom legends 13) on guest vocals on track 2 of this new split.
HEADLESS KROSS are a Glasgow-based trio of Derek Sexton on bass and vocals, Tommy Duffin on guitar and Jonny Montgomery on drums. Sound-wise imagine Neurosis and Thou sparring with classic early Kraut-prog like Amon Duul II and shot through with the kind of searing guitar solos that reaffirm heavy rock as a secular religion and you’re getting warm. This new recording is a reworking of Amon Duul II’s ‘Deutsch Nepal’ mutated into an eighteen minute cosmic-headfuck-jamathon.
LAZARUS BLACKSTAR side:
1. Crawl (Demo Version)
2. Flesh For The Coffin
HEADLESS KROSS side:
4. The Silver Hand (Part 1 – Deutsch Nepal; Part 2 – Toward The Silver Hand)