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King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard announce new heavy metal album, Infest the Rats’ Nest

The band's second LP of 2019 promises to be their "hardest and heaviest album to date"

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, photo by Philip Cosores
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, photo by Philip Cosores
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    King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard are back to their prolific ways. Today, the Australian psych-rock outfit has announced the release of new album called Infest the Rats’ Nest, due out August 16th via Flightless/ATO. It marks the band’s 15th album to date and arrives just four months after their previous LP, Fishing For Fishies.

    Infest the Rats’ Nest features the band’s two recent singles, “Self-Immolate” and “Planet B”, which offer an exciting preview of what a press release describes as their “hardest and heaviest album to date.”

    “Drawing on the mid/late 1980s golden period of thrash metal – Metallica and Slayer, certainly, but also lesser-cited bands such as Exodus, Kreator and Overkill – Infest The Rats’ Nest sees a wholly unexpected creative detour into new sonic terrain,” the press release adds.

    Infest the Rats’ Nest was recorded by a scaled-down three-piece lineup of Stu Mackenzie, Joey Walker, and Michael Cavanagh, ensuring “tight arrangements and maximum velocity.”

    Come August, King Gizzard will return to the road for an expansive tour consisting of dates both in America and Europe. See the full schedule below, and get tickets here.

    King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard 2019 Tour Dates:
    08/13 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
    08/14 – San Francisco, CA @ SVN West
    08/15 – San Francisco, CA @ SVN West
    08/16 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
    08/17 – Vancouver, BC @ Harbour Event Centre
    08/18 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
    08/20 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
    08/21 – Denver, CO @ TBA
    08/23 – Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theater
    08/24 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
    08/26 – Montreal, QC @ Olympia
    08/27 – New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall
    08/28 – New York, NY @ SummerStage Central Park
    08/30 – Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall
    08/31 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
    09/01 – Asheville, NC @ New Belgium Brewing Company
    09/02 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
    09/03 – New Orleans, LA @ Joy Theater
    09/04 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Austin
    09/06 – Dallas, TX @ The Bomb Factory
    10/05 – London, UK @ Alexandra Palace
    10/06 – Utrecht, Netherlands @ Tivoli Vredenburg
    10/07 – Utrecht, Netherlands @ Tivoli Vredenburg
    10/08 – Brussels, Belgium @ Ancienne Belgique (AB)
    10/11 – Cologne, Germany @ Carlswek Victoria
    10/12 – Berlin, Germany @ Columbiahalle Berlin
    10/13 – Luxembourg @ Rockhal Club Esch Sur Alzette
    10/14 – Paris, France @ L’Olympia
    10/15 – Milan, Italy @ Alcatraz
    10/16 – Zürich, Switzerland @ X-TRA
    10/18 – Madrid, Spain @ La Riviera
    10/19 – Barcelona, Spain @ Razzmatazz

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