South London-based heavy rock quintet GREEN LUNG have been confirmed as main support for PUPPY on their upcoming UK tour, starting April 17. The tour dates will come shortly after the release of GREEN LUNG‘s debut album, Woodland Rites which will be released via Kozmik Artifactz on heavyweight vinyl, CD, cassette and digital editions on March 20, the Spring Equinox, pre-orders are now available.
Of the tour, GREEN LUNG say:
‘Puppy are one of our favourite bands in the UK right now – we’ve followed them since Forever and we share their love of massive riffs, melodic hooks and dabbling in the occult. It’s an honour to be invited onto the Greatest Of All Tours and we look forward to playing to puppalos up and down the country – and hopefully making a few new lungalos too.’
Earlier this week, GREEN LUNG premiered the first track from the album – titled Let The Devil In – which is now available on all streaming platforms. Alongside the track premiere, The Obelisk described Woodland Rites as ‘an early contender to stand among 2019’s best debut albums.’
GREEN LUNG captured the attention of the international underground in 2018 with the release of their much acclaimed EP Free the Witch, and spent the year sharing stages with the likes of Conan, Conjurer and Primitive Man before signing to cult Berlin-based label Kozmik Artifactz. With the addition of new member John Wright on organ, the band have also expanded their horizons musically, voyaging beyond the doomy psych of the EP to explore a spectrum of heavy music. The overall, irresistible impression is of a young band summoning up the eccentric English spectres of 70s proto-metal, early 80s NWOBHM and 90s stoner rock and dragging those sounds kicking and screaming into the 21st Century.
Woodland Rites was recorded and mixed by Wayne Adams (Vodun, Ghold) who reprised his Free The Witch duties at Bear Bites Horse Studios. Mastering was undertaken by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege. Woodland Rites will be packaged in hallucinatory artwork by renowned woodcut artist, Richard Wells (The Wicker Man, Doctor Who) on vinyl and CD, with the cassette cover featuring photography by Courtney Brooke.
In addition to the PUPPY tour dates, GREEN LUNG will be celebrating the release of Woodland Rites with Juniper Grave and label mates Deathbell on May 22 at The Black Heart, London, with confirmed shows in Paris, Liege and Cologne with Deathbell in June; more information will be available in due course. The band will also appear at HRH Doom vs Stoner alongside Monolord, Orange Goblin and Church of the Cosmic Skull on September 29.