UK heavy psych rockers JOSIAH share new video « (Realise) we are not real »; new album out July 15th on Blues Funeral Recordings.

UK’s cult heavy psych rockers JOSIAH present the third single and video taken from their long-awaited comeback album ‘We Lay On Cold Stone’, to be released on July 15th through Blues Funeral Recordings. Get into the entrancing heavy of « Realise (we are not real) » now!

A journey of both heart and soul, the album’s a real trip from edge to center.” Doomed and Stoned

Watch new video « Realise (we are not real) » 
Stream the digital single at this location

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.

‘We Lay On Cold Stone’ will be released on limited colored vinyl edition, CD and digital this July 15th as part of Blues Funeral Recordings’ PostWax series. Watch Josiah’s latest videos for « Let The Lambs See The Knife » and « Saltwater » videos!

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. 

JOSIAH line-up:
Mathew Bethancourt – Guitar & Vocals
Jack Dickinson – Bass
Dan Lockton – Drums

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