Release Date: Apr 22, 2022
Genre(s): Rap, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Heavy Metal, Neo-Psychedelia, Alternative Rap, Neo-Prog
Record label: KGLW
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For two years, Australia's most relentless rockers King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard couldn't record together. The pandemic essentially shutdown Melbourne, the band's base of operations, not allowing the members to engage in the group recording sessions that spawned one of the most eclectic discographies in modern music, littered with genre hopping and fantastical silliness. Of course, that didn't stop them from recording their parts remotely and releasing three albums during lockdown, followed by a vinyl only release earlier this year.
When it comes to approaching the infamous double-alarm, most bands should pause for thought before taking the plunge. King Gizzard aren't most bands, however. Now a decade into their recording career, 'Omnium Gatherum' is the group's 20th studio release, the past three created despite a global pandemic. When it comes to contemporary acts who have the ambition and scope to earn a double album, you can't go wrong with these tireless Aussies.
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