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Black Wizard: New Waste

Album Review

Portland riff-slingers stir the retro-rock cauldron

With a name like Black Wizard you might expect a band scouring doom’s dark underbelly and spinning your brain into a state of dreamy lethargy, but this four-piece from Vancouver offer an all-round chuggier endorsement of Satan’s songbook.

Sounding like it was written on beer and whiskey more than weed and LSD, New Waste is a product of Adam Grant and Eugene Parkomenko’s musical mainstays (Thin Lizzy, Deep Purple) while working a ‘shitty construction job’ when the first formations of the band took shape. 

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