King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard have delivered the goods again with their newest single People Vultures.
Opening with a brooding riff, the song quickly descends into a fuzzy, roaring rock anthem that evokes memories of early Black Sabbath, a bleaker approach than much of their earlier, jangly psychedelia.
Clocking in at five minutes, the song is a heavy, dark assault that perfectly complements the previously released Gamma Knife. Have a listen below.
Accompanying the song comes the announcement that the band will be releasing their eighth album, Nonagon Infinity on April 8th.
In an email to The Fader, King Gizzard’s front man Stu Mackenzie explained the lyrical themes of the song, insisting that,”Our blue planet is parched and cracks are forming underfoot and the sweat drips from our collective temple onto the citrine sand and a feathered doom encircles us from above and there’s a pulsing in our breast telling us there ain’t nothing any mere mortal can do when the sun retreats and blackness sets in… call upon God to deliver us from our peril.”
The Gizzard’s eighth album is a self-described heavy metal inspired tribute, with influences taken from the likes of Dio and Slayer.
Mackenzie told Rolling Stone that although the album is, “Not really metal but… inspired by stuff like that”, he also noted that “I’m sure no one’s going to put it on repeat and loop the album.”
If this new single is anything to go by, it’s gonna be one hell of a listen.