King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Announce Second New Album of 2019, Will Take on Thrash Metal

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King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Announce Second New Album of 2019, Will Take on Thrash Metal

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard just won’t let the fun come to an end. The Melbourne-based seven-piece have just announced the release of their second new album of 2019, set to hit shelves on Aug. 16 via ATO Records.

Titled Infest The Rats’ Nest, the band’s 15th studio effort is described as their “hardest and heaviest” record to date. A departure in sound from February’s neo-psych release Fishing For Fishes, the forthcoming album finds the band taking on thrash metal and pulling inspiration from the genre’s mid/late-1980s golden era.

The album will include the band’s newest singles, “Planet B” and “Self-Immolate,” both of which showcase the band’s new heavy sonic territory. You can preorder the album via ATO starting on July 9.

The band will embark on a North American tour in August in support of Infest The Rats’ Nest. You can check out those dates down below.

Seeing that the band released five albums in 2017, this certainly isn’t the last release we’ll be expecting from King Gizzard this year.

While you wait, check out the band’s newest single (and 2015 Daytrotter Session) and the Infest The Rats’ Nest album artwork below.

Infest The Rats’ Nest Artwork:


King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard Tour Dates:

13 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Greek Theatre
14 – San Francisco, Calif. @ SVN West
15 – San Francisco, Calif. @ SVN West
16 – Portland, Ore. @ Roseland Theater
17 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ Harbour Event Centre
18 – Seattle, Wash. @ Paramount Theatre
20 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ The Depot
21 – Denver, Colo. @ TBA
23 – Milwaukee, Wis. @ Riverside Theater
24 – Chicago, Ill. @ Aragon Ballroom
26 – Montreal, Quebec @ Olympia
27 – New Haven, Conn. @ College Street Music Hall
28 – New York, N.Y. @ SummerStage in Central Park
30 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Franklin Music Hall
31 – Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club

01 – Asheville, N.C. @ New Belgium Brewing Company
02 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Tabernacle
03 – New Orleans, La. @ Joy Theater
04 – Austin, Texas @ Stubb’s Austin
06 – Dallas, Texas @ The Bomb Factory