We premiere the video for Black Slug from Church of the Cosmic Skull – the seven-piece supergroup from Nottingham preparing to unleash their debut album in September.
Describing themselves as a new religious movement that “seeks to free mankind from their material possessions and unify all living beings into a singular cosmic whole” the band are making some huge and wonderful prog and psych infused rock.
They say: “The combination of guitar, hammond organ, electric cello, bass and drums recalls early Mahavishnu Orchestra, but with six-part Queen-esque vocal harmonies and Thin Lizzy pop-rock structures.”
Brought together by songwriter Bill Fisher (Dystopian Future Movies, Mammothwing, Distillary Blues Band) Church of the Cosmic Skull also features Loz Stone (Iron Swan, Rescued by Wolves) on drums, Michael Wetherburn (Hellset Orchestra, Ullyses Storm), Sam Lloyd (You Slut!, Pilgrim Fathers), Amy Nicholson (Hellset Orchestra, Polymath), Caroline Cawley (Dystopian Future Movies, Club AC30) and Jo Joyce.
Black Slug is taken from the forthcoming debut album, Is Satan Real?, out on Bilocation Records on 16 September 2016 on CD and download. A heavyweight vinyl will follow later in the year.
The band launch the album with a headline gig at Nottingham’s Rescue Rooms on 16 September 2016.