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King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard Announce Thrash Inspired Second Album 'Infest The Rats' Nest'

Friday, 21 June 2019 Written by Jon Stickler

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard have announced their 15th studio album.

The prolific psych-rock seven-piece have lined up a summer release for their second LP of 2019, 'Infest The Rats' Nest', due out on August 16 via Flightless Records. It'll arrive just six months after their most recent album, 'Fishing For Fishies', which landed back in April.

Head below to view the artwork and tracklist for the record, which features 10 tracks influenced by the 1980s golden era of thrash metal, citing bands like Metallica and Slayer, as well Exodus, Kreator and Overkill. Vocalist and guitarist Stu Mackenzie said:

"In year four there was an older kid who was into Rammstein. I made friends with him and we put together a performance at our school assembly where we headbanged to Du Hast. I got whiplash, which I thought was pretty cool. That was my introduction to heavy metal, and soon Rammstein led to Metallica, Metallica led to Slayer, Slayer led to Kreator and Sodom.

"The German bands really kicked my ass and scared the hell out of me too. Later on, when I picked up a guitar I realised that shit was too hard to play, so I got into rock ‘n’ roll and garage. That was liberating."

The Melbourne band will support the release with a previously announced European tour this autumn, including their biggest UK show to date at London's iconic Alexandra Palace on October 5.

'Infest The Rats' Nest' tracklist:

1. Planet B
2. Mars For The Rich
3. Organ Farmer
4. Superbug
5. Venusian 1
6. Perihelion
7. Venusian 2
9. Self-Immolate
10. Hell

King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Mon September 30 2019 - NOTTINGHAM Rock City (United Kingdom)
Tue October 01 2019 - GLASGOW Barrowland Ballroom (United Kingdom)
Wed October 02 2019 - LEEDS O2 Academy Leeds (United Kingdom)
Thu October 03 2019 - MANCHESTER O2 Victoria Warehouse (United Kingdom)
Sat October 05 2019 - LONDON Alexandra Palace (United Kingdom)
Mon October 07 2019 - UTRECHT Tivoli Vrdenburg (Netherlands)
Tue October 08 2019 - BRUSSELS Ancienne Belgique (Belgium)
Fri October 11 2019 - COLOGNE Carlswerk Victoria (Germany)
Sat October 12 2019 - BERLIN Columbiahalle (Germany)
Sun October 13 2019 - ESCH SUR ALZETTE Rockhal Club (Luxembourg)
Mon October 14 2019 - PARIS L Olympia (France)
Tue October 15 2019 - MILAN Alcatraz (Italy)
Wed October 16 2019 - ZURICH Xtra (Switzerland)
Fri October 18 2019 - MADRID Sala La Riviera (Spain)
Sat October 19 2019 - BARCELONA Razzmatazz (Spain)

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