Black Rainbows Premiere Video for “Electrify” from Stellar Prophecy

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Immediately upon release of their fifth long-player, Stellar Prophecy, on May 15, Roman trio Black Rainbows will commence touring the hell out of it. The three-piece, who recently announced the addition of bassist Giuseppe Guglielmino to the lineup with drummer Alberto Croce and guitarist/vocalist Gabriele Fiori, have arguably done more to advance the cause of Italian heavy rock than any other band in the past decade. The stiffest competition would be Ufomammut, whose sonic influence is wider at this point and who’ve been around longer, but I think Black Rainbows have the edge when it comes to supporting countrymen acts and relentlessly being on the road, spreading the word about what they do, whether it’s through their own actions or Fiori‘s work with his label and booking arm, Heavy Psych Sounds.

That’s admirable, but not necessarily a guarantee the record’s going to be good, right? Fortunately, Black Rainbows at this point have a track record of delivering on that level as well. Last year’s Hawkdope (review here) was a psychedelic highlight, pushing their sound even further than the prior 2012 outing, Supermothafuzzalicious!! (review here), had gone, and moving into fluid realms of ’70s-style boogie and space rock. Stellar Prophecy offers these in kind with a naturalist approach to heavy riffing, Fiori and company fleshing out their songs with effects wash or tight rhythms as need and whim drives them to do, but rounding out each side of the vinyl with an expansive vibe that adds to the overall breadth. “Electrify” appears at the very start of the record and is as much a statement of intent as an introduction to the raw riffing that follows, tripping out over consuming fuzz and languid vocal echoes that donate a vibrant hook to the space ritual underway in the track.

And as an introduction to the energy and wash that Stellar Prophecy has in store, there’s not a lot more one could ask of it. The video for “Electrify” colorizes and spaces-out performance footage in a way that very much suits the catchy proceedings in the song, so yeah, have a blast. All those tour dates, including stops at Freak Valley and Into the Void fests, follow the clip below.

More to come, but in the meantime, enjoy:

Black Rainbows, “Electrify” official video

BLACK RAINBOWS European tour will kick off the very same day of the “Stellar Prophecy” album release, on May 15th. Find all dates and venues below:

15.04 – Viterbo (IT) Secret Show
16.04 – Livorno (IT) TBA
22.04 – Roma (IT) Sinister Noise
03.05 – Feldkirch (AT) Graf Hugo
04.05 – Innsbruck (AT) PMK
05.05 – Frauenfeld (CH) Kaff
06.05 – Basel (CH) Art&Wheels Fest
07.05 – Luzern (CH) Bruch Bros
08.05 – Lyon (FR) TBA
09.05 – Lille (FR) El Diablo
10.05 – Nantes (FR) La Scène Michelet
11.05 – Paris (FR) La Mécanique Ondulatoire
12.05 – South France TBA
13.05 – Aldea (SP) Aldearock Fest
14.05 – Bilbao (SP) Kristonfest
15.05 – Leiria (PT) TBA
16.05 – Lisbon (PT) Sabotage Club
17.05 – Madrid (SP) Fun House Rock Bar
18.05 – Barcelona (SP) Rocksound
19.05 – Zaragoza (SP) La Ley Seca
27.05 – Mannheim (DE) Mohawk
28.05 – Netphen (DE) Freak Valley Fest
29.05 – Bruxelles (BE) TBA
30.05 – Leipzig (DE) Zoro
31.05 – Dresden (DE) Ostpol
01.06 – Chemnitz (DE) TBA
02.06 – Jena (DE) Kulturbanhof
03.06 – Berlin (DE) Urban Spree
04.06 – Olten (CH) Coq D’Or
01.07 – Salzburg (AT) TBA
02.07 – Bozen (IT) TBA
07.08 – Cyprus TBA
22.10 NL Leeuwarden – Into The Void

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