King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard have announced their new album!
In a post just dropped on social media as a follow up to their last little 60 second tease…
— King Gizzard (@kinggizzardband) June 18, 2019
The new album will be called INFEST THE RATS’ NEST and will be released August 16th, 2019. That’s about all we know right now, but Pitchfork got a statement from Stu giving some more context into what it’s all about.
We now know those two recent metal singles “Planet B” and “Self-Immolate” will both be on it. And it’s gonna be metal AF.
“In year 4 there was an older kid who was into Rammstein. I made friends with him and we put together a performance at our school assembly where we headbanged to ‘Du Hast.’ I got whiplash, which I thought was pretty cool. That was my introduction to heavy metal, and soon Rammstein led to Metallica, Metallica led to Slayer, Slayer led to Kreator and Sodom. The German bands really kicked my ass and scared the hell out of me too. Later on, when I picked up a guitar I realised that shit was too hard to play, so I got into rock ‘n’ roll and garage. That was liberating.”
INFEST THE RATS’ NEST ⠀
Album XV ⠀
Will be released August 16th, 2019.⠀⠀ pic.twitter.com/zxXWhK4sbo
— King Gizzard (@kinggizzardband) June 20, 2019