Video Premiere: White Hills ‘Oceans Of Sound’ – New Album ‘The Revenge Of Heads On Fire’ Drops Next Month

We all need some White Hills in our lives as we at Shaman HQ are huge fans of the heavy psych rock that spills out from the core duo of Dave W and Ego Sensation as we couldn’t contain our excitement when a new album was finally announced a few weeks back under the title The Revenge Of Heads On Fire. If that sounds familiar, you’d be right as the eleven tracks include a re-imagining of their 2007 output Heads On Fire, and it’s also the first long-player to be released under their own newly formed label, the aptly named Heads On Fire Industries.

White Hills - Photo by Alex Carter
White Hills – Photo by Alex Carter

As White Hills prepares to unleash this sonic exploration on September 16th, it’s The Shaman’s absolute honour to bring you a skaters and surfers paradise that is the tripped-out video for the re-worked track Oceans Of Sound, that guitarist and vocalist Dave W explains, ‘This song was lyrically inspired by Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 which envisions a nightmare world void of books and critical thought.’

Now hold tight and click play below to enter the kaleidoscopic world of Oceans Of Sound

More On White Hills & ‘The Revenge Of Heads On Fire’

New York City’s explosive fuzz duo White Hills will release their long-anticipated new album The Revenge Of Heads On Fire on September 16th. This will be the first physical release on the band’s newly launched record label Heads On Fire Industries.

‘A screaming head on fire penetrated my chest, jolting me from the universal plane back to earth.’ Guitarist, vocalist, and sonic alchemist Dave W’s vivid fever dream ignited The Revenge Of Heads On Fire which harnesses the energy of ferocious, hedonistic rock with blissful passages of dark ambience. Exploring themes of mortality, transformation and rebirth, the band reveals a spiritual depth unparalleled in previous works.

White Hills - Photo by Alex Carter
White Hills – Photo by Alex Carter

The roar of fire, swirling of oceans and hallucinogenic visions can be heard throughout the seventy-five-minute journey. From the intrepid prelude The Instrumental Head to the closing punk blaze of Eternity, the album ebbs and flows, smoldering and seething in the middle with the twenty-one-minute mammoth opus Don’t Be Afraid.

The Revenge Of Heads On Fire consummates Dave W’s prototype for the 2007’s Heads On Fire, released on Rocket Recordings and later picked up by Thrill Jockey. Six rediscovered songs accompany re-mixed versions of the original material, fulfilling the master arch of the pyre lit long ago. Recorded during the band’s tumultuous early years, the music vibrates with the energy and volatility of a sonic boom. PopMatters crowned the record, ‘Pure psychotropic madness,’ while All Music gushed, Don’t Be Afraid alone makes Heads On Fire an essential listen for fans of contemporary psychedelia.’

White Hills 'The Revenge Of Heads On Fire'
White Hills ‘The Revenge Of Heads On Fire’ Artwork

Poised to subvert convention and amplify innovation, the band’s own Heads On Fire Industries will focus on sonic exploration. The name, inspired by the myth of Viking warriors setting their helmets on fire to astonish their enemies, aptly describes the passion, determination, and creative madness that White Hills has invoked throughout their career. ‘Having our own label has always been a dream,’ Dave W, a rabid vinyl collector, notes. Adds Ego Sensation, ‘Creating music is a tiny peaceful revolution, and when shared with others it can gain momentum and give humanity a chance to raise our collective consciousness. With this label, we will nudge the borders of possibility.’

The Revenge Of Heads On Fire Tracklist:
01. The Instrumental Head
02. Radiate
03. Inoke Tupo
04. Oceans Of Sound
05. Speed Toilet
06. Is This The Road
07. VTDS
09. Don’t Be Afraid
10. Visions Of The Past Present and Future
11 Silent Violence
12. Eternity

White Hills is:
Dave W – Guitar, Vocals, Synth
Ego Sensation – Bass, Vocals
Bob Bellomo – Drums

White Hills will also be hitting Europe and the UK during October and November, the dates are as follows:

White Hills Euro & UK Tour:
12/10/22: DE, Berlin – Urban Spree
13/10/22: DE, Cologne – Sonic Ballroom
14/10/22: BE, Hautrage – Canal 10
15/10/22: BE, Brussels – Magasin 4
16/10/22: DE, Marburg – Trauma
17/10/22: DE, Mannheim – Brandherd @ Altes Volksbad
18/10/22: DE, Munchen – Rote Sonne
19/10/22: AT, Bregenz – Between
20/10/22: IT, Turin – Blah Blah
21/10/22: IT, Ravenna – Bronson
22/10/22: IT, Macerata – Dong
23/10/22: IT, Terni – Fat Art
24/10/22: IT, Roma – GCCB
25/10/22: IT, Savona – Raindogs
27/10/22: ES, Barcelona – Paral-lel 62 (Sala Club)
28/10/22: ES, Madrid – Wurlitzer Ballroom
29/10/22: ES, Gijon – Tizon Sound
02/11/22: FR, Lyon – Sonic Club
04/11/22: FR, Paris – Supersonic
05/11/22: FR, Lille – Bistrot St. So
06/11/22: BE, Kortrijk – The Pit’s
07/11/22: UK, Brighton – Green Door Store
08/11/22: UK, Liverpool – District
09/11/22: UK, Leeds – Headrow House
10/11/22: UK, Glasgow – Audio
11/11/22: UK, Newcastle – Zerox
13/11/22: UK, Birmingham – The Asylum
14/11/22: UK, Newport – Le Pub
15/11/22: UK, London – Peckham Audio

The Revenge Of Heads On Fire, the lastest long-player from White Hills releases 16th September through their newly formed imprint Heads On Fire Industries. Pre-orders for the glorious splatter vinyl housed in a deluxe gatefold sleeve, along with compact disc and digital download are available now over on Bandcamp.

Label: Heads On Fire Industries
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