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Watch: King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - “The Lord of Lightning vs Balrog” Video

Murder of the Universe Due Out June 23 via ATO

May 30, 2017 King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
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Prolific Melbourne psych-rock adventurers King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard have already stated their intentions to release five albums this year and they already released one, Flying Microtonal Banana, back in February via ATO. And they are releasing their second album of 2017, Murder of the Universe, on June 23 via ATO. The album is split into three chapters and the band have previously shared a 13-minute video containing the entire third chapter, “Han-Tyumi and the Murder of the Universe.” Last month the band made their worldwide TV debut on Conan, performing Murder of the Universe track “The Lord of Lightning.” Now the band have shared a 14-minute video for “The Lord of Lightning vs Balrog,” which is another chapter from the album and includes “The Lord of Lightning” song. Jason Galea and Ben Jones directed the video, which features the band performing in the forest while strange rituals occur. Watch it below, followed by the band’s upcoming tour dates.

Frontman Stu Mackenzie previously had this to say about the album in a previous press release: “We’re living in dystopian times that are pretty scary and it’s hard not to reflect that in our music. It’s almost unavoidable. Some scientists predict that the downfall of humanity is just as likely to come at the hands of Artificial Intelligence, as it is war or viruses or climate change. But these are fascinating times too. Human beings are visual creatures - vision is our primary instinct, and this is very much a visual, descriptive, bleak record. While the tone is definitely apocalyptic, it is not necessarily purely a mirror of the current state of humanity. It’s about new non-linear narratives.”

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard Tour Dates:

European Tour Dates:

5/31 - 6/4 - Barcelona, Spain - Primavera Sound Festival 2017
6/3 - London, UK - Field Day 2017
6/5 - 6/8 - Marina di Ravenna, Italy - Beaches Brew 2017
6/8 - 6/10 - Porto, Portugal - NOS Primavera Sound 2017
6/9 - 6/11 - Nimes, France - This Is Not A Love Song 2017
6/13 - Brighton, UK - Concorde 2
6/14 - Manchester, UK - Albert Hall
6/15 - London, UK - O2 Forum Kentish Town
6/16 - 6/18 - Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands - Best Kept Secret Festival 2017
6/16 - 6/18 - Mannheim, Germany - Maifeld Derby 2017
6/22 - Paris, France - Cabaret Sauvage
7/21 - 7/23 - Byron Bay, NSW, Australia - Splendour in the Grass Festival 2017

U.S. Tour Dates:

9/26 - Nashville, TN - Cannery Ballroom
9/28 - New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jack’s
9/30 - Austin, TX - Mohawk Outside
10/1 - Dallas, TX - Trees
10/3 - Albuquerque, NM - Sister Bar
10/4 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
10/5 - Boulder, CO - Fox Theatre
10/6 - Salt Lake City, UT - Metro Music Hall
10/7 - Boise, ID - Neurolux
10/8 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
10/9 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
10/10 - Seattle, WA - Neptune Theatre
10/12 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore

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