Premiere: Hippie Death Cult ‘Better Days’ – New Album ‘Helichrysum’ Releases 20th October

As the now three-piece Hippie Death Cult, which also sees bassist Laura Phillips stepping up as the lead vocalist, prepare to release their new album Helichrysum featuring seven tracks of trippy ‘70s heavy rock through Heavy Psych Sounds on the 20th October, we at The Shaman are beyond chuffed to bring you the second single Better Days.

Hippie Death Cult - Photo by Eddy Vazquez
Hippie Death Cult – Photo by Eddy Vazquez

With their rejuvenated lineup, which also sees new recruit Harry Silvers on drums and completed with founding member Eddie Brnabic on guitar, about the track Laura Philips says, Better Days draws lyrical inspiration from colossal dark stars destined to transform into light-swallowing black holes reflecting the destructive power of an inflated ego that obliterates all goodness in its path’.

Now embrace the death cult of the hippies and wish for Better Days by clicking play below…

More On Hippie Death Cult & ‘Helichrysum’

Hippie Death Cult’s journey through shameless and triumphant artistic expression has led them to become a vibrant force in the realms of psychedelia and riff-heavy rock ‘n’ roll. This journey has not been without its challenges, but the band has always managed to emerge stronger and more determined than ever. Throughout their formative years, the band underwent what proved to be a very significant evolution, transitioning from a 4-piece to a more cohesive and harmonious power trio. This lineup currently consists of guitarist and founder Eddie Brnabic, vocalist and bassist Laura Phillips, and drummer Harry Silvers.

Hippie Death Cult - Photo by Eddy Vazquez
Hippie Death Cult – Photo by Eddy Vazquez

In 2019, Hippie Death Cult caught the attention of Cursed Tongue Records, who signed them for the release of their highly anticipated album 111. The record was met with widespread acclaim, solidifying their place in the music scene. Building on this success, the band made another significant move in 2021 by signing with Heavy Psych Sounds Records. This partnership resulted in the release of their album Circle Of Days and a split release titled Doom Sessions Vol. 5 with label mates High Reeper. Both full-length albums soared to the very top of the Doom Charts as well as many ‘Album Of The Year’ lists, further cementing their status as a rising force in the genre.

Beyond their studio work, Hippie Death Cult is renowned for their electrifying and passionate stage performances. Their captivating stage presence have taken them on tours across the United States, Canada, and Europe, where they have garnered a dedicated and growing fanbase.

Hippie Death Cult - Photo by Eddy Vazquez
Hippie Death Cult – Photo by Eddy Vazquez

Now, as they prepare to unleash their new album Helichrysum on October 20th, Hippie Death Cult is ready to take their music to even greater heights. This album marks a significant milestone as it features Laura Phillips on vocals for the first time, adding a new dimension and sense of originality to their sound. Helichrysum promises to be an unapologetically deep, heavy and groovy album that showcases the band’s artistic growth and musical prowess.

To support the release of Helichrysum, Hippie Death Cult has planned full-blown North American and European tours. Fans can expect an immersive and powerful live experience as the band brings their high-energy performances to stages across the globe. With their unwavering dedication to their craft and their ability to push boundaries, Hippie Death Cult is poised to leave an indelible mark on the music scene for years to come.

Hippie Death Cult 'Helichrysum' Artwork
Hippie Death Cult ‘Helichrysum’ Artwork

Hippie Death Cult is:
Laura Phillips – Vocals, Bass
Eddie Brnabic – Guitar
Harry Silvers – Drums

Helichrysum Tracklist:
01. Arise
02. Shadows
03. Better Days
04. Red Giant
05. Toxic Annihilator
06. Nefelibata
07. Tomorrows Sky

Helichrysum, the new album from Hippie Death Cult, releases 20th October through Heavy Psych Sounds with pre-orders available for various vinyl pressing and digipak CD over on the labels webstore.

Label: Heavy Psych Sounds
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