We’re pleased to bring you the premiere of Blaak Heat’s new music video for their song “Marr El Kallam” featuring Fareed Al-Madain (watch it below). The track is taken from the band’s forthcoming 7″, which will be available starting August 1st through the Svart Records webstore.

Thomas Bellier of Blaak Heat commented:

“Both the song and the video are a tribute to our 1960s and 1970s Middle Eastern psychedelic pop influences. We enlisted French filmmaker Mathieu Baillargeon, who was able to bring our vision to fruition after digesting countless hours of pixelated, lo-fi Persian and Turkish music videos from 50 years ago. We were honored to have Jordanian ethno-musicologist Fareed Al-Madain contribute guest vocals to the song. Fareed wrote the lyrics on the very night the US dropped the so-called Mother Of All Bombs in Afghanistan. The pivotal line of the song, ‘The shit who owns a weapon will kill’, is an old Arab saying which remains ominously relevant in the context of 2017 American global policy. We achieved cool tones by blending a rock’n’roll instrumentation with oud (which I play in the video) and doumbek (performed by Peter Valsamis).”

Tour Dates:
August 12 – Sonic Blast Moledo, Moledo (Portugal)
August 25 – Woolstock Festival, Tilburg (Netherlands)
September 1 – Emerald Haze Fest, Dublin (Ireland)
September 2 – Festival Arteficial, Ribadavia (Spain)
September 8 – Bucéphale, Draguignan (France)
September 9 – Cheapstock Fest, Barcelona (Spain)
September 10 – Supersonic, Paris (France)

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