Wizard Smoke - The Speed of Smoke

Posted by Captain Beyond Zen on Sunday, March 20, 2011

Big things are around the corner. Wizard Smoke will release their new album ‘The Speed of Smoke’ on 3/29. Wizard Smoke, an Atlanta band that has shared various local venue stages with Torche, Red Fang, Zoroaster, Coliseum, Kylesa, Thrones and others, features members of the bands Maserati, Dust Rabbit, and Cassavetes, among others. They released an album in 2009, entitled “Live Rock In Hell”. Dan Nadolny, who plays in Wizard Smoke, says “The kids call us a "doom" band, which means there's screaming and heavy riffs and stuff. But you knew that.” These are humble words and it is only half the truth. This monster, named ‘The Speed of Smoke’, crawls out from the swamps of the Deep South. Wizard Smoke is not only a damn good doom band - this is the real stuff!  

Wizard Smoke shows references to Weedeater, especially in the vocals, but they go far beyond the tight limits of the genre. They offer the full spectrum of a musical kaleidoscope, which glows in the brightest colors of psychedelic sludgy doom. The production is excellent and all songs are HEAVY AS FUCK! No fillers, only killers! ‘The Speed of Smoke’ is rotating in my cd player since days and I can hardly get enough of it. This is one of the best albums of 2011 so far, if not the best. There's no doubt about it. This is the soundtrack of the apocalypse. The world will be doomed with a big bang or with Wizard Smoke’s masterpiece ‘The Speed of Smoke’.

Highly recommended! Big thanks to Dan Nadolny for providing their new album for preview.

Wizard Smoke is giving this album away digitally beginning 3/29. They're playing their release show on 4/30 at the Drunken Unicorn in Atlanta and will have vinyl and cassettes for sale there and online afterwards.

Handsome Dan (aka Dan Nadolny)
Maximum (Matt) Cherry
Famous Dave
Dug Dawyer (aka Sean Sawyer)
Jizz'n James Halcrow

Track listing:
1.    Dead Wood
2.    Butcher
3.    Weakling
4.    Growing
5.    Panama II
6.    Witches Brew

Dan agreed to sharing one track from the upcoming album. Here is my favourite song ‘Weakling’, which was uploaded by Angrychairs

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