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King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard announce new heavy metal album


King Gizzard & The Lizard are getting back to what they’re used to… creating new albums at an almost unspeakable speed.

Having just released previous LP Fishing For Fishies, the Australian psych outfit have announced their 15th studio album to date and a change in direction that comes with it. Infest the Rats’ Nest, the new album out August 16th via Flightless/ATO, will be their first major move into heavy metal.

“Drawing on the mid/late 1980s golden period of thrash metal – Metallica and Slayer, certainly, but also lesser-cited bands such as Exodus, Kreator and Overkill – Infest The Rats’ Nest sees a wholly unexpected creative detour into new sonic terrain,” as described by a press release.

The band have also described the new record as their “hardest and heaviest album to date” after deciding to trim down their massive band to three-piece lineup of Stu Mackenzie, Joey Walker, and Michael Cavanagh as they attempt to enforce “tight arrangements and maximum velocity.”