|Mick Martel: Vocals/Guitar, Adam Gilbert: Bass/Vocals, Ulrick La Mast: Drums, Photo Credit: Brooke Dee|
The Hazytones, a three piece band from Montreal have, since their 2015 inception, been kicking some serious ass around the live circuits of their Canadian home turf. The Hazytones jam a groove of hard and stoner rock blended with touches of bluesy psych that has a distinct but not overpowering retro feel, a feel perfect for an underground scene dominated by bands looking backwards towards the hard rock of the 70's. Scorching guitar solos and fuzz drenched crunching power chords, vocals, clean, clear and powerful, big burly bass lines, a dazzling display of power and finesse ... the three musicians combining to create grooves that can be heavy and face melting one minute and laid back and lysergic the next.
The Hazytones have just announced a huge US winter tour - their first ever - spanning with width of the US and including dates in Mexico and Canada. Please see the above flyer for a full list of dates.
"The Hazytones" is an album that could as easily find its way onto the playlist of an avid 70's hard rock collector as it could that of the most discerning stoner/psych/doom fan. From the Sabbath-esque opener "Light Of The Day", with it's familiar vocal melody (Sabbath's "Hole In The Sky") and catchy guitar riff, through to the Swedish retro-like grooves of final track "Moonstruck" there is a feeling of the past and the present coming together to create something totally new yet oddly recognizable. (reviewed by Desert Psychlist)
For fans of Black Sabbath, Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats, Kadavar, Witchfynde.
01. Light Of The Day
02. Fool's Paradise
03. Free From Your Spell
04. Marked By The Devil
05. Children Of The Universe
06. Day Of The Dead
07. Kill To Survive
08. Living On The Edge
Oak Island Records:
200 copies on blue vinyl.
100 copies on pink/purple splatter (EXCLUSIVE KOZMIK ARTIFACTZ mailorder edition).
All on high performance vinyl pressed by Pallas Group/Germany.
Special Edition translucent red two tone splatter Ripple Music vinyl. Only 80 made, 1 remaining.
Clear vinyl from Ripple Music. 9 remaining.
Blue vinyl from Oak Island Records. Edition of 200, 10 remaining.
Compact Disc Second Edition.
Ripple Music Bandcamp:
Milky clear "hazy tone" vinyl. Edition of 100.
Compact Disc 4 Panel Digipak.