UNCLE ACID and the DEADBEATS
• Added to Reading & Leeds Festival Line Up
• Confirmed as Main Support on Black Sabbath's European Tour 
MIND CONTROL is OUT NOW via Rise Above Records

OUT NOW!
Label: Rise Above
Formats: CD/LP/DL
 

TRACKLISTING
01. Mt. Abraxas
02. Mind Crawler
04. Desert Ceremony
05. Evil Love
06. Death Valley Blues
08. Valley of the Dolls
09. Devil's Work
 
 
LINKS
 
 
ALSO AVAILABLE via Rise Above:
 
RISECD139   Blood Lust
RISELP139    Blood Lust
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CONTACT: 
Nita @ Gold Star PR
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Through the flickering flames of a pyre built from a thousand emaciated hipsters leap Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats, black tongues distended and hair blown backwards...
 
The UK’s best new rock band are pleased to announce they have been invited by the legendary rock band Black Sabbath as the main support for their EU & UK arena tour in November and December 2013. The quartet have also been confirmed to play this year’s Reading / Leeds festival.
FULL DATES!
 
23-25-Aug UK Reading/ Leeds Reading/ Leeds Festival
20-Nov Finland Helsinki Hartwell Arena
22-Nov Sweden Stockholm Friends Arena
24-Nov Norway Oslo Telenor Arena
26-Nov Denmark Copenhagen Forum
28-Nov Netherlands Amsterdam Ziggo Dome
30-Nov Germany Dortmand Westfalenhalle
02-Dec France Paris Bercy
04-Dec Germany Frankfurt Festhalle
07-Dec Czech Republic Prague O2 Arena
10-Dec UK London O2 Arena
12-Dec UK Belfast Odyssey Arena
14-Dec UK Sheffield Motorpoint Arena
16-Dec UK Glasgow Hydro
18-Dec UK Manchester Arena Manchester Arena
20-Dec UK Birmingham LG Arena
22-Dec UK Birmingham National Indoor Arena
Formed in Cambridge by media-shy frontman K.R. Stars, in an era of profile building, brand-expanding and over-exposure Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats are a cult genuine phenomena. The dictionary definition of cult, in fact: “a system of religious worship, with reference to its rites and ceremonies. A group or sect bound together by veneration of the same ideal.” In this case: taking rock music back to its ritualistic beginnings when pagan heathens would stomp out a dirt-rhythm and howl at the moon. When music was the carnal catalyst for orgiastic midnight reckonings.
 
Uncle Acid’s prime currency is mystery and intrigue. And riffs. Tonnes of riffs. You won’t see them on TV. You’ll barely see their photographs. They perform only on occasions deemed necessary; each show a sensory assault and a sacrifice of social niceties. As such they are the very antithesis of what it is to be a rock band in the 21st century and therefore quite brilliant.
 
Their self-released debut album Volume 1 (2010) laid down the blueprint and grabbed the attention of Rise Above Records. Its follow-up Blood Lust (2011) was a heavy, heavy album dripping in disdain and sanguine plasma. There were shades of the doom and metal greats in there - Sabbath, Pentagram, Maiden - but with a big dose of The Beatles lacing the punch, had the Beatles ditched love and peace to ride the helter skelter down into the dark 70s to discover hate and war, devil worship and knife-play. It is already a classic of its era. Any era. One magazine promptly dubbed them “the Bong Lennon, the Crack Sabbath, the Hex Pistols the world has been waiting for”. A fair assessment.
 
Heady edits of accompanying video clips to accompany songs such as ‘I’ll Cut You Down’ and ‘Ritual Knife’ meanwhile revealed the band’s love for British horror movies like Witchfinder General and Tower Of Evil. Their website is less a media hub and more a paranoia-inducing “garbage dump” for the best of trash culture: photos of goat skulls, nuns, acid tabs and ritual sex sit alongside grainy TV clips of Jim Jones and Charles Manson, exploitation movies and rolling news.

"Brain melting, mind expanding stuff…" Clash Magazine

"A phantasmagoric feast of heavy nuggets" Mojo

"An inspired splicing of fuzz encrusted psych riffs and lunging granite-hewn grooves..." Uncut

"exhilarating metal psychedelia" Classic Rock 

"maybe the catchiest metal record since 1983…." Mojo 
 
"Mind Control simply oozes primordial power" Metal Hammer

"it's a classy formula they follow, a worthy trash culture heritage they borrow from, and their single minded fortitude of approach not to mention creepily cobwebbed signature sound renders them fit to annihilate a thousand laboured retro rock time wasters currently wearily treading the boards" Terrorizer

"It's such a colossal relief to be able to report that 18 months of insane hype hasn't dampened down any of Uncle Acid's evil, tuneful, hypnotic fervour and that this most Satanic, lysergic and mysterious of Cambridge's dark hearted sons, is still sounding like John Lennon channelling Charles Manson fronting Pentagram." The Quietus
Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats’ 2013 album Mind Control looked across the water for inspiration, primarily early Alice Cooper, MC5, Blue Cheer and Blue Oyster Cult and B-movie biker movies. It has been critically acclaimed right across the music press board, from Spin and Pitchfork to Mojo and NME. Because Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats are many things to many people: a blues band, a metal band, a psychedelic band, a doom band. A cult. 
 
The post-Altamont vibes of Mind Control also saw them recently step out of the shadows and break their public silence for some select shows, European festival appearances (Download, Hellfest, Roskilde) and even an occasional interview. Mainly though they’ve kept things on the down-low. 
 
The question of who and why and when still go largely unanswered and indeed become irrelevant when Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats plug in and play. Devotees throw themselves down at the feet. Declare allegiance to the twisted spirit sound. Offer themselves and their grandmothers for sacrifice to these devilish overlords. Because resistance, ultimately, is futile.
 
So just submit.
 
Submit.

Ben Myers / June 2013
 
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