Has The Shaman got a treat in store for you, loyal readers, as the prolific Heavy Psych Sounds continue their relentless pursuit to bring you only the finest psych, stoner and hard rocking sonics to the airwaves. The latest being the brand new recording Optical Delusions by Texan quartet Warlung.
Although we were asked to feature this premiere at the witching hour, so impressed are we with Warlung, and their passionate take on NWOBHM forged from the foundations of heavy blues rock, only a fool would refuse. With midnight oil now burnt, the time has arrived to go forth and be summoned by the Order Of The Solar Temple…
More On Warlung & ‘Optical Delusions’
Warlung took the heavy rock underground by storm in 2017 with the release of their debut album Sleepwalker. Playing festivals such as End Hip End It Fest and opening for acts like Wo Fat and Dead Meadow, they quickly gained a cult following and high praise by both fans and critics alike.
Less than a year later, they entered the studio to record their second album, which was released in February 2019. Immortal Portal hit #14 of the Doom Charts and was included to Weedian’s first artist compilation.
Warlung continued to host various breweries and festivals alike SXSW, and quickly became a fan favorite within the local rock community and abroad. Their audience grew as they opened for bands such as High Reeper, Forming The Void or King Buffalo.
Their hotly anticipated new album Optical Delusions is slated for a release on the 9th October 2020 via Heavy Psych Sounds. Pre-orders for various vinyl pressing and digipak CD are available from the labels webstore and downloads from Bandcamp.
Optical Delusions Tracklist:
02. The Scorpion In The Sand
03. Snake Eyes
04. Sun Eater
05. Order Of The Solar Temple
06. Hell on Earth
07. Devil’s Game
08. No Man’s Land
George Baba – Guitar/Vocals
Philip Bennett – Guitar/Vocals
Chris Tamez – Bass
Ethan Tamez – Drums