It’s been four years since Electric Wizard released Black Masses, but it feels like it’s been longer. If you’ve been hoping for more stoner, doomy goodness from the band, you’re in luck as the band has announced the completion of its next album. The band’s eighth studio album will be their first release though Spinefarm Records, working in conjunction with the band’s own Witchfinder Records. Frontman Jus Obern offered the following comment:
“Our master plan is this. Real metal!! We stand for rebellion, we are with the kids; we fight, puke, smoke weed, etc… Electric Wizard is an entity, with its own history, its own symbols, its own iconography, and with this new album, we wanted to return to basic values. It’s primitive. We needed to claw it back down to the evil core – sex, drugs, violence, revolution… to go back to being a band that hung out and jammed hard. No teaching songs, just feeling them out. If you jam enough and you are on the same level – artistically, musically, whatever, you gotta be committed – then good music will happen. I totally believe that…”
The album is still untitled and there is no release date, set though the album is expected to be out by the end of 2014.