Death Alley to Release Black Magick Boogieland May 19 on Tee Pee Records

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Kudos to Amsterdam-based proto-punkers Death Alley, who will make their full-length debut in May on Tee Pee Records with the righteously titled Black Magick Boogieland. The four-piece got themselves off to a raucous start with the Over Under/Dead Man’s Bones 7″ (review here) that came out last year on Ván Records, and they’ve found themselves a suitable home on Tee Pee, whose love of heavy ’70s revivalism once led them to put out the self-titled debut from a nascent Swedish band called Graveyard. Somehow, as Death Alley tap into a slightly different, somewhat rougher retro edge, that comparison seems relevant here.

Also, Black Magick Boogieland is right up there with Black Rainbows‘ Hawkdope among the best album titles I’ve heard this year. Some of y’all need to up your game.

The PR wire brings good news:

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DEATH ALLEY Sign to Tee Pee Records

Amsterdam Heavyweights to Unleash Debut LP Black Magick Boogieland May 19

Amsterdam’s heavy, punked-out, proto-metal outlaws DEATH ALLEY have signed to NYC’s Tee Pee Records. The ferocious four piece will let loose the full length LP, Black Magick Boogieland, on May 19. The album is the highly anticipated debut from the underground band featuring former The Devil’s Blood guitarist Oeds Beydals and ex-members of Gewapend Beton and Mühr.

The sound of DEATH ALLEY has been described as “an unorthodox cross contamination of MC5, Captain Beyond, Blue Öyster Cult, Motörhead and Black Sabbath” and “Rock ‘N’ Roll played with metal finesse and a pitch black psychedelic soul”. In 2013, DEATH ALLEY released the limited 12″ split vinyl single, “Peter Pan Speedrock vs. Death Alley”, which announced the group’s formation with a vengeance. The band’s debut 7″ — Over Under b/w Dead Man’s Bones — dropped last year via Van Records and was hailed as “a serious musical Rock ’N’ Roll statement.” DEATH ALLEY followed the release of the 7″ with an appearance at the 2014 Roadburn Festival and month-long European tour with new label mates, The Shrine.

“It’s thrilling to release our first full-length on Tee Pee, to become part of a family of bands whose music inspires us and with people we know well,” says DEATH ALLEY front man Douwe. “It’s about time Tee Pee opens the gates to Black Magick Boogieland.”

More information on DEATH ALLEY’s Black Magick Boogieland, including new music, will be issued soon. Stay tuned to for breaking news and updates.

Death Alley, Over Under/Dead Man’s Bones (2014)

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