Vancouver new music – Black Wizard’s New Waste
Black Wizard‘s New Waste dropped today (Friday Feb. 12). The album is the Vancouver metal band’s third full-length, following the 2010 self-titled debut and 2013’s Young Wisdom. The group celebrates the release with a show at the Rickshaw Theatre Feb. 27 with Mos Generator, Anciients, Waingro and Man The Wolf.
Guests on the album include Kenneth Paul Cook (guitar solo on “Eliminator”) and Colton Lauro (organ on “Laughing and Lost”). New Waste was produced by Michael Kraushaar and Black Wizard and recorded and mixed by Michael Kraushaar in New West, BC. The record is on the French label Listenable Records and is the first with the band’s current lineup of Adam Grant (guitars/vocals), Eugene Parkomenko (drums), Evan Joel (bass) and Danny Stokes (guitar).
Francois Marchand at the Vancouver Sun picked New Waste as his Album of the Week and had this to say about the record: “New Waste… is chock full of the hard rock and metal sorcery that made you a fan of Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Motorhead, ZZ Top and every dirty hair metal band since Motley Crue…”
Black Wizard, “Eliminator”: