Saturday, August 14, 2021

Experiment With Your Musical Tastes With New Albums From Nuclear Bird and City Weezle

Back in the early 1970's, there was a British rock band that went by the name, Atomic Rooster. The band was made up of former member of The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, who were known for the cult classic "Fire." Atomic Rooster ended up have some minor success on the U.K. charts with the singles "Tomorrow Night" and "Devil's Answer." This music inspired drummer/songwriter Mark Murdock to put together a band of his own (Nuclear Bird) as a tribute to Atomic Rooster and other British progressive rock bands from the seventies. Nuclear Bird recently released their debut album titled "Tyrannical Megalomaniac," which happened to be the nickname of Atomic Rooster keyboardist Vincent Crane. The new eight song release by Nuclear Bird begins with the wild keyboard intro of "Exposition Of Fools," which shifts sounds from eighties electronics to early-Genesis prog-rock. Their sound gets even more aggressive and passionate on the title-track "Tyrannical Megalomaniac" and its follow-up "Addicted To The Water." Nuclear Bird dive back into the more progressive time changes of "The Revolving Door," before finishing their new album with the nostalgic rock approach of "Haunted Chords" and the keyboard driving closer "Locked In A Graveyard." To find out more about Nuclear Bird and their latest release "Tyrannical Megalomaniac," please visit nuclearbird.bandcamp.com.

The multinational rock-fusion band, City Weezle return after a ten year hiatus with a new studio album titled simply "No. 2." The new eight-song release is "less chaotic" than their debut release "Taboo," but quickly jumps into the intensity of the opening track "Captain Introspective," which feels inspired by the work of fellow rock-fusion band, Mr Bungle. They combine elements of heavy metal, progressive rock and musical theater within their delivery of "The Underground In Europe," which showcases the diversity in the band's sound. City Weezle go totally "weird" with the experimental nature of the nearly eight-minute "Maestro Mafioso," while "Crimson Jig" is a wondrously addictive music collage that takes you down the rabbit hole of rock-fusion. They wrap up their new album with the storied lyrics and swampy blues of "Even Weezle Gets The Blues," along with the jazzy introduction of the nearly ten-minute closer "Cluedo," which sound straight from the book of Primus. To find out more about City Weezle and their latest release "No. 2," please visit facebook.com/cityweezle.

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