Today The Shaman is proud to introduce you, our faithful readers, to the instrumental heavy blues, psych, and stoner rawk of Lord Elephant. Having recently signed a worldwide deal with the highly respected Heavy Psych Sounds, the power trio are gearing up to release their eight track debut Cosmic Awakening on the 8th July.
As a taster for the melting pot of sonics the band offer, it gives us great pleasure to be able to bring you the new single from their long-player in the form of the six-minute workout Stellar Cloud. Now click play below to follow the fuzzed out kaleidoscopic path the three-piece have furrowed…
More On Lord Elephant & ‘Cosmic Awakening’
Lord Elephant was raised by Edoardo and Leandro in 2016, after the split of their previous ‘napalm blues’ band Random’N’Roll and the entry of Tommaso Urzino behind the drum kit. With diversified and complementary experiences, the trio melt its passion for blues, stoner, fuzzy and improvised music into a personal journey of acid psychedelia, graced with heaviness and tasty riffs as well. After almost five years in the work, the debut album seals the final result of the long road made by Lord Elephant in their musical research, finding in Heavy Psych Sound Records the best possible partner to expand their sound as far as they can!
Cosmic Awakening is the first offering ever released by Lord Elephant in its lifetime. Rather than concentrate themselves on other outputs, they wanted to celebrate the long road made together as musician and human beings, that made as background in the progressive construction of this album, with a proper debut album, long in its creation as the band itself.
Through the episodes of this journey, the trio experiences different moods and sounds on the path, sealing through the dreamy waves of space and acid rock towards the perilous reef of heavy blues, stoner and sludge metal, finding strength and inspiration in the solid cohesion that bound the three of them. Steady rooted in the metal, rock and blues tradition, Cosmic Awakening tries to find a personal manner to melt heavy music and psychedelia, shadows and lights, with a focused starting point, but going to nowhere defined…
All Music written and performed by Lord Elephant. Recorded, mixed and mastered at Audiovolt Studio in August/September 2021 with the artwork and Layout by Coito Negato.
Cosmic Awakening Tracklistings:
01. Cosmic Awakening Pt. I – Forsaken Slumber
02. Cosmic Awakening Pt. II – First Radiation
03. Hunters Of The Moon
04. Desert Collision
06. Covered In Earth’s Blood
07. Stellar Cloud
Lord Elephant is:
Leandro Gaccione – Guitar
Edoardo De Nardi – Bass
Tommaso Urzino – Drums
Cosmic Awakening, the debut album from Lord Elephant, releases 8th July through Heavy Psych Sounds, and is available to pre-order on various vinyl pressings and digipak CD over on the labels webstore.