Following their June release, Australian rock outfit King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard are set to deliver their 25th album, The Silver Cord, in October.
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard have announced their forthcoming studio album, The Silver Cord, slated for release next month.
The new album marks the group’s 25th overall, serving as a sequel to their June release, the pleasantly named PetroDragonic Apocalypse; or, Dawn of Eternal Night: An Annihilation of Planet Earth and the Beginning of Merciless Damnation.
On their Instagram account, the band shared that the album will encompass seven new tracks and will be available in two editions: a standard version and an “extended edition” that includes elongated renditions of each song. The album cover features the sextet adorned in matching black attire and red teashade glasses, surrounded by an array of keyboards and synthesisers—a possible indication of a return to the electronic elements present in their 2019 track ‘Cyboogie.’
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It remains unclear whether any singles from The Silver Cord will be unveiled ahead of its official release on Friday, 27 October. Pre-orders for the album will commence on 12 October via the band’s Gizzverse webstore. The European webstore can be accessed here, while the Australian one can be found here and the North American one here.
Earlier this year, the band kicked off 2023 by releasing an expansive nine-hour, 86-track live album titled Live At Red Rocks ’22. Their prolific nature extends beyond the main group. In May, The Murlocs—comprising band members Ambrose Kenny-Smith and Cook Craig—debuted their seventh album, Calm Ya Farm. Guitarist Joe Walker released his second solo album, Late Life Circ, on September 1.
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