Wolf Snake Sun
(written by Zach Pino)
Hailing from San Jose, CA, Wolf Snake Sun blends hard rock, metal, progressive rock, blues, and psychedelic rock into a unique sonic wall of sound that can be aptly summed up with three words: Outlaw Doom Metal.
The sextet’s characteristic sound draws influences from the world of 60s and 70s hard rock, yet is presented in a fresh, modern context. You’ll hear guitar riffs reminiscent of Black Sabbath and keyboard/organ textures that bring Deep Purple and Yes to mind. The band’s dynamic build-ups and extended jams nod to Syd Barrett-era Pink Floyd, while spoken and melodic vocals jump out like Jim Morrison’s with added grit. The band’s spooky, groovy and undeniably heavy style is complemented with a Southwestern flavor that creates an overall vibe akin to an acid-laden Tarantino movie.
Wolf Snake Sun is the brainchild of lead vocalist Robert Lindemann. Originally formed in 2012 with a different sound and lineup, the band released a full-length album and EP before disband-ing in 2014. With a new sense of direction, Lindemann restarted the band with a talented and eclectic mix of musicians, including Greg Metz on guitar, Edward Vigen on bass, Jeff Hurley on drums, Ashley Burma on vocals, and Andrew Rosas on keyboards.
The current lineup released a 3-song demo in the summer of 2015. Produced by Vingen, Unti-tled, is a concise, raw, and powerful representation of the band’s unique blend of genres. It’s also a strong calling card, which has earned the band an international distribution deal with Candlelight UK/Plastic Head Media.
The band is currently busy recording their debut album to be released in early 2016. To find out where they’re playing next and to check out what this band has to offer, follow Wolf Snake Suns’s social media pages:
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