Sydney-based sludgy doom-metal merchants Mountain Wizard Death Cult have recently dropped a music video for a brand new song to be included in their yet-untitled debut album coming later this year via Blighttown Records.
Titled “Initiation“, this video premiered at Invisible Oranges, who had this to say about the track “The track sketches out a clandestine ritual through crunchy riffs interspersed with beguiling clean portions, but even at its gentlest, that unsettling undercurrent remains: faint screams echo just below the quiet grace notes the drummer adds to a hypnotic beat midway through the song.”
The band comments: “Initiation” feels like a culmination of the journey we’ve been through together as a band… channeling our frustrations, influences and aggression to bring the listener into our World. The record is going to be one hell of a journey and this track is a great example of what’s to come.”
First appearing in early 2019, MWDC quickly built a reputation as one of the most encapsulating and devastating acts in the Sydney metal scene. Their moody anguished debut single ‘Eye Of The Sun’ set the tone, follow up EP ‘ Thrones of Putrid Light’ saw them explore their doomier progressive tendencies whilst 2021’s single ‘Wretch’ revealed MWDC at their most intense and visceral, which appeared on their first split vinyl with Astrodeath entitled ‘The Wretched Invasion’ and received airplay on Triple J’s The Racket.
2022 sees them signing to Blighttown Records for the release of their debut full length, off the back of standout performances at the inaugural Aftermath festival, as well as sold-out double headline hometown shows in Sydney and main support slots for heavyweights such as King Parrot, Potion, Flaming Wrekage & Fangz in 2021, Mountain Wizard Death Cult will deliver a sonically crushing experience like none other and are a band to watch in the years ahead.