Acid Magus – Red Dawn (Official Video)

    ► RED DAWN

    Impassioned, epic, slow, and heavy; it’s all here.

    After countless setbacks due to lockdowns and scheduling issues, South African’s Acid Magus finally got around to shooting a music video for the second single off their debut album, Wyrd Syster. Red Dawn closes out the Pretoria foursome’s debut effort and as with the rest of the album, is a metaphorical study of feminism. The band therefore opted to wear “dresses” for the video, tailored for the video by Nina Badenhorst. The shoot took place over a weekend in October in an abandoned shooting range underneath guitarist Keenan’s in-laws’ house in Waterkloof Ridge, Pretoria. Heleen and Susan at Tiger & Lilly Productions conceptualized a red-lit live performance vibe and the rest, as they say, is history…crank this one up loud and all hail the Red Dawn!

    “For the first time the band have experimented with some low tuning, so expect octave drops and tempo changes. All the psych / stoner / doom vibes to be expected but once again, that alt rock accessibility lingers…” comments guitarist Keenan Kinnear

    Acid Magus is an experimental rock outfit from Pretoria, South Africa. Doom, stoner, punk, psych, and classic rock are all common themes. As huge fans of the rock greats (Zeppelin, Sabbath), stoner/desert rock behemoths (Kyuss, Sleep) as well as the tripped out psychedelic stylings of modern “psych” bands like Slift. Acid Magus take inspiration from all kinds of great music, spanning the entire gamut from 60’s Hendrix, The Doors, Hawkwind and Scorpion at their heaviest, all the way to pretty much everything inspired by Black Sabbath today. All this with maybe a little Alt Rock sensibility thrown in for good measure.

    “Fuzzy psychedelic grooves from the mountains of Pretoria…” – Metal Hammer
    “Acid Magus deliver a debut album that’s bonafide AOTY material…” – Doom Charts
    “Overall, Wyrd Syster is another album of the year contender and possibly one of the best debut records you’ll hear in 2021…” – Outlaws Of The Sun
    “packs a heavy, unavoidable punch, both lyrically and musically…” – Texx And The City
    “cracking with both light and darkness, melody and cacophony and worthy of multiple spins…” – The Sleeping Shaman



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