Earlier this year Helsinki psych-rockers Black Lizard unleashed their third full-length in a now decade-long career. Celebration Of A New Dawn was released on Fuzz Club Records and saw the four-piece deal in a spectral garage-psych sound that calls on the scuzzy snarl of the finest Nuggets cuts and the swirling, neo-psychedelic march of the early 90s.
Having spent the latest couple of months performing the album at various spots in their homeland, and off the back of their addition to the stacked Fuzz Club Eindhoven 2018 line-up (alongside The Black Angels, APTBS and Spectrum), Black Lizard have now unveiled a video for ‘Black Shadow’, the penultimate track from Celebration Of A New Dawn.
Since forming back in 2008, Black Lizard have been busy leading the charge in the ever-fruitful Scandinavian underground with a relentless gig schedule and a constant stream of releases. They’ve collaborated with the likes of Anton Newcombe and Sonic Boom (Spacemen 3/Spectrum) and toured Europe several times, appearing at a number of festivals including Great Escape and sharing the stage with the likes of Brian Jonestown Massacre, DIIV, The Men, The Horrors, Allah-Las and Veronica Falls.
‘Black Shadow’ is set to distorted VHS footage and as it name suggests, has a darker edge than the rest of the album, with an atonal guitar riff setting the scene whilst a menacing drum beat drives. That being said, it showcases the diversity of the band that they can put such a track in this LP and it not feel out of place.