Green Lung Announce Debut EP Free the Witch out Feb. 19; New Single Posted

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London’s Green Lung will release their first EP, Free the Witch, on Feb. 19. You might recall the band hit on a fascinating stylistic blend of pastoralism, heavy riffing and underlying metallurgy with their 2017 two-songer demo, Green Man Rising (review here). Well, I’m not saying I’ve heard the new four-track outing or anything — oh wait, that is very much what I’m saying, yes — but it would seem at least on first/second impression that Free the Witch finds Green Lung working to solidify a cohesive whole and individual approach from their swath of influences, and, if the eight-minute roll of “Older than the Hills” is anything to go by, getting to where they’re going with little to no trouble whatsoever.

Bottom line: If you’ve dug the work of Elephant Tree or were into the first Sigiriya record when that came along, keep an eye on these guys.

To herald the EP’s impending issue, Green Lung have a new single straming for opening track “Lady Lucifer.” You can check it out at the bottom of this post, of course, but first, the PR wire has its requisite say:

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GREEN LUNG announce debut EP Free the Witch, release ‘Lady Lucifer’ single

???Today Green Lung release ‘Lady Lucifer’, a single taken from their upcoming debut EP Free the Witch, set to be released on 19th February on digital and cassette via Deckhead Records. The single (along with b-side ‘When the Axe Comes Down’) is streaming now on Spotify.

‘Lady Lucifer’, the follow-up to last year’s well received demo ‘Green Man Rising’, sees the band encounter a femme fatale straight out of a 70s Jess Franco or Jean Rollin movie. Producer Wayne Adams of Bear Bites Horse Studio (Vodun, Ghold, Riddles) brings the band’s sound into high definition, shearing off the woolly fuzz of the demo and sharpening the impact of their soaring vocals and thundering tone. With an irresistible chorus, barrage of riffs and virtuosic solo, the single harks back to the occult-obsessed catchiness and groove of early 90s purveyors of doom and gloom like Cathedral and Type O Negative, displaying an uncanny ear for melody without sacrificing any of the band’s psychedelic heaviness. The accompanying promo video, directed by Tracy Mathewson, features clips of the band performing alongside a host of leading ladies from vintage horror cinema.

The Free the Witch EP is now available for pre-order on the band’s Bandcamp page, and on Deckhead Records’ Bandcamp for US customers.

Green Lung bio:

Green Lung combine crushing heaviness with soaring hooks, summoning up the proto-metal spectres of Black Sabbath and Pentagram, the psychedelic heft of heavy prog and the anthemic gloom of Danzig and Type O Negative; all the while dragging those influences into the 21st Century and sculpting them into a sound that is entirely their own.

Hailing from South London and made up of vocalist Tom Templar, guitarist Scott Masson, bassist Andrew Cave and drummer Matt Wiseman, the band released a demo, ‘Green Man Rising’, in 2017 which will be followed by a debut EP, Free the Witch, on February 19th 2018. The band have been critically acclaimed and have shared the stage with a host of UK heavy titans including the likes of Desert Storm and Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard.

Green Lung is:
Tom Templar – Vocals
Scott Masson – Guitar
Andrew Cave – Bass
Matt Wiseman – Drums

Green Lung, “Lady Lucifer”

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2 Responses to “Green Lung Announce Debut EP Free the Witch out Feb. 19; New Single Posted”

  1. StevhanTI says:

    Sigiriya, yeah what happened to those guys?

    • Smetty says:

      Sigiriya still going strong.

      Playing shows in the UK, supporting Iron Monkey as well as the Obsessed this year.

      New album on the way hopefully.

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