News: Doom Metal Icons Acid King Announce New Single And Summer Shows

Acid King, the pioneering Californian doom psych band fronted by the inimitable Lori S., premiere their brand new single “Mind’s Eye.” The song is taken from their eagerly-anticipated fifth album Beyond Vision, to be issued on March 24th as part of Blues Funeral Recordings’ PostWax series.

San Francisco-based doom metal giants Acid King are set to make their long-awaited comeback this spring. Propelled by an undulating, lysergic pulse, their new album Beyond Vision launches a new era for the band who built the template for thundering, swinging, trip-inducing heavy. One might even call it a concept album, contemplating interplanetary migration and the winding path of existence.

Don’t get it twisted: Beyond Vision is undeniably Acid King, in widescreen technicolor and interstellar cinemascope with blistering guitars and swirling power dirges aplenty—the result of a special collaboration between Acid King founder, guitarist and vocalist Lori S., Black Cobra guitarist and vocalist Jason Landrian (Black Cobra), bassist and keyboardist Bryce Shelton (Hawkwind), and drummer Jason Willer (Charger, Jello Biafra).

Listen to Acid King’s new single “Mind’s Eye” here.

On the new album’s concept, Lori S. explains:

“The band was never really that psychedelic, but this is definitely more trippy because we’ve got keyboards and synthesizers. That’s something we’ve never had before on Acid King records. The songs really have no beginning or end—They all just flow into each other. It’s meant to be listened to as one piece. The whole point was to have the listener feel like they’re on a journey. If you put headphones on, it’ll take you to whatever places you’d like to go to.”

In anticipation of the release, the band recently presented an epic and mind-altering video for “Destination Psych/Beyond Vision.”

Watch the video on YouTube:

Acid King are also confirmed to play a string of live shows and festival appearances this summer, with a full European tour to be announced really soon.

Acid King Summer Shows:

June 3 – Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
Aug 4 – Poolbar Festival – Innsbruck, Austria
Aug 10 – Sonic Blast – Moledo, Portugal
Aug 11 – Alcatraz Festival – Kortrijk, Belgium
Aug 12 – Hoflärm Open Air – Marienthal, Germany
Aug 25 – NOAF – Wörrstadt, Germany
Sept 8-10 – Setembro Negro Festival – Sao Paolo, Brazil
Sept 23 – Ripplefest Austin – Texas

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Preorders for new album Beyond Vision are available now from Blues Funeral Recordings on a variety of limited edition vinyl and cassette formats, as well as CD and digital. Preorder are available on Blues Funeral website,  Bandcamp, and EU store.

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