Cult UK heavy psych trio JOSIAH shares new video « Let The Lambs See The Knife »; new album out July 15th on Blues Funeral Recordings.
UK’s legendary heavy psych rockers JOSIAH return this summer with their first album in over a decade, ‘We Lay On Cold Stone’, to be issued on July 15th through Blues Funeral Recordings. Feel galvanized with their new video « Let The Lambs See The Knife » now!
Blues Funeral Recordings recently announced their special collaboration with JOSIAH to release their anticipated new studio album as part of their revered PostWax II vinyl subscription series.
Forging ahead to reclaim their legacy as some of the earliest architects of lysergic heavy psych, JOSIAH return in 2022 with the exultant ‘We Lay on Cold Stone’. Emerging re-energized and in peak form, the band sear forth with a barrage of irresistible hooks and tripped-out riff-romps, utterly new yet subtly infused with vintage flashes of Cream and Grand Funk. Striding boldly into a new era, the trio confidently claims a place amid modern titans of psychedelic heavy rock like Monster Magnet, Nebula, The Atomic Bitchwax, asserting vast gravitas in a style they helped create.
About this new song, frontman Mathew Bethancourt comments: « Let The Lambs See The Knife is a sonic wake-up call. A driving, pulsating dose of unreality. So many of us have fallen for the man’s tricks. The ‘only truth’ is a lie. Make your own truth, make your own way. Free yourself from the need for greed. Hold on to your heart and shake off the illusion of fear. Are you lamb or are you knife?«
‘We Lay On Cold Stone’ will be released on limited colored vinyl edition, CD and digital this July 15th through Blues Funeral Recordings. Watch their latest video « Saltwater » at this location.
New album ‘We Lay On Cold Stone’
Out July 15th on Blues Funeral Recordings
At least a decade ahead of their time, JOSIAH had a three-album run between 2000 and 2008 that few in heavy psychedelic rock could (or can) match. Their 2002 self-titled debut, 2004’s ‘Into the Outside’ and 2007’s ‘No Time’ saw guitarist/vocalist Mat Bethancourt, original bassist Sie Beasley and a succession of drummers touring Europe and their native UK, playing festivals like Roadburn (’05 and ’07), Duna Jam and Stoned from the Underground, and headlining dates across the continent. Recorded in Leicester and Wales during the pre-social media era of heavy, those early records (recently reissued by Heavy Psych Sounds) haven’t lost their edge, and even when Bethancourt put JOSIAH on hiatus to explore garage rock and psychedelia with The Kings of Frog Island and Cherry Choke, there was never a loss of his enviable tone or signature songcraft. Nine years removed from JOSIAH‘s ‘Procession’ release, Bethancourt and company began to jam again, crafting songs with a darker edge to suit the times. Rumors of “The Resurrection” began to spread, and with a chance to record amid the pandemic-stricken latter half of 2020, they set to work on their return album ‘We Lay On Cold Stone’, to be issued in the summer of 2022 as part of Blues Funeral Recordings’ PostWax series.
Mathew Bethancourt – Guitar & Vocals
Jack Dickinson – Bass
Dan Lockton – Drums
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