Video Premiere: Stoned Jesus, “Wound”

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It’s been nearly 10 months since Stoned Jesus released their third LP, The Harvest (review here), but the album seems only to be continuing to build momentum. The Kiev, Ukraine-based three-piece’s most sonically adventurous outing to-date, it was nonetheless cohesively written and constructed, and as it pushed further into atmospheric heft and a strange sense that the band were headed beyond genre confines, it did so without relinquishing its structured, accessible feel. That’s a hard line to walk, but as Stoned Jesus show in their new video for the track “Wound,” taken from The Harvest, they’re not so much walking as jumping up and down all over it.

They spent a decent portion of the year on tour, between coming to the US for the first time to take part in Psycho California this past May and doing multiple runs through Europe, at fests and more, and it’s that on side of their presentation that the “Wound” clip is focused. With footage from the Re$publica and Zaxid festivals in the Ukraine, guitarist/vocalist/organist Igor Sidorenko, bassist/backing vocalist Sergii Sliusar and drummer/backing vocalist Viktor Kondratov deliver energetic performances that, like the album itself, are put together here to tell a story. I guess the central difference is this story is about three minutes long and it’s about a band kicking ass on stage. Not a difficult narrative to grasp, folks. The people in the crowd at these fests seem to have a pretty decent handle on it.

In addition to the recently-announced Stormy Monday EP (info here) that Heavy Psych Sounds will release next month, Stoned Jesus will look to keep their train a-rollin’ into the New Year with a slew of tour dates — including the Up in Smoke Roadfestival VII with Mars Red Sky and Belzebong — that will carry them all the way to a June appearance at Hellfest 2016 in Clisson, France, and Stoned from the Underground 2016 in Erfurt, Germany, in July. Dates follow the video for “Wound” and some comment from Sidorenko about its making and their itch to get back out, both of which you can find below.


Stoned Jesus, “Wound” official video

Igor Sidorenko on “Wound”:

“This is our ‘Live Experience’ video for The Harvest track called ‘Wound.’ This is our third video this year, after ‘Silkworm Confessions’ thriller and ‘Here Come the Robots’ thing, and it was shot during our Re$publica and Zaxid festival sets. Damn we miss playing live! Can’t wait to get back on track with all those shows booked for February, March and April.”

Camera – Artem Isaev, Artem “Slippy Inc” Pronov (
Edited by – Vladymir Nevelsky, Victor Priduvalov
Produced by ??????????/ re:evolution film / mental dRive studio

Stoned Jesus on Tour
23/01 – Kyiv (UA) WINTER MASS III
30/01 – Gdynia (PL) Klub Muzyczny Ucho
31/01 – Torun (PL) NRD Klub
04/02 – Warszawa (PL) Klub Hydrozagadka
05/02 – Poznan (PL) Klub u Bazyla
06/02 – Wroclaw (PL) Sound Depot
07/02 – Krakow (PL) Klub Alchemia
10/02 – Riga (LV) Nabaklab
11/02 – Tallinn (ES) Rockstar’s
12/02 – Helsinki (FIN) Elmun Baari
01/03 – Leipzig (DE) Werk 2
02/03 – Hamburg (DE) Hafenklang
03/03 – Brussels (BE) VK
04/03 – Paris(FR) Le Divan Du Monde
05/03 – Rotterdam (NL) Baroeg
06/03 – Berlin (DE) Lido
07/03 – Cologne (DE) Underground
08/03 – Stuttgart (DE) Universum
09/03 – Linz (A) Stadtwerstatt
10/03 – Vienna (A) Arena
11/03 – Ljubljana (SL) Siska
12/03 – Munich (DE) Under The Black Moon Festival
13/03 – Innsbruck (A) PMK
14/03 – Lausanne (CH) Le Romandie
15/03 – Pratteln (CH) Z7
16/03 – Wiesbaden (DE) Schlachthof
17/03 – Arlon (BE) L’Entrepot
18/03 – Eindhoven (NL) Tuchthuis
19/03 – Hannover (DE) Faust
17/06 – Clisson (FR) HELLFEST

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