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Under The Blood Moon With MOTHERSLUG

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Melbourne psych/doom/stoner outfit Motherslug have taken all of the elements of those genres, pillaged them, thrown them in the blender and then added lashings of their own spice to deliver what can only be described as stoner rock, Aussie style.

For over a decade the four piece have plied their trade tirelessly, racking up the shows and supports and carving their own corner of a growing national market that is only getting bigger.

The group are poised to drop their third album Blood Moon Blues on August 20, with a special celebration launch as part of this weekend’s Sunburn Festival in Melbourne at the Gasometer Hotel.

HEAVY caught up with vocalist Cam Crichton and drummer Nick Rad to chat about the album and show, starting with the title, which is deceptively hard to say.

“Yeah, it’s a little bit of a tongue twister actually,” Crichton laughed. “It can be difficult to say. We struggled with an album title for quite a while”

“As we always do,” Nick interjected.

“And we had some horrible suggestions early up,” Crichton picked up, still laughing. “We were following along in the lines of Electric Dunes Of Titan from the previous one, and I think the first suggestion we had was The Nubian Pyramids Of Kush – which is actually a real place – but it sounded a little bit airy fairy. We had another one in there for a while, but we just came up with it one day, Blood Moon Blues, and the blood moon is a bit old now, but it was happening around the time we were writing these songs so it was kind of appropriate even though it’s long gone now. The blood moon has affected my life in a couple of ways. Not to read into astrology or any of that kind of stuff, just coincidental, but every time it came around something bad happened, so Blood Moon Blues seemed appropriate.”

In the full interview, the boys talk more about the album, its musical direction, the different tones on the album, the stoner scene in Australia, this weekend’s launch party and more.

Blood Moon Blues is to be officially launched at the upcoming Sunburn Fest in Melbourne on Saturday August 20 at the Gasometer Hotel alongside the likes of Dr Colossus, Pod People, Potion and more! Tickets from www.oztix.com.au

Intro track PISTONFIST ‘Rise Up’: https://youtu.be/U1Y3DX87yAI

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