Blaak Heat Shujaa’s clamorous combination of cacophonic genres, a dissonant symphony unveiling visions of great natural expanses, is unlike any other. The trio’s novelty resides in a transcendental tension between its heavy rock roots and an organic inclination to drift towards multiple forms of psychedelia. While they can rock out harder than many ‘stoner’ rock and metal outfits, the Blaak Heat members pay homage to the vast collection of mind-expanding sounds they grew up on: neo-psychedelia, surf rock, spaghetti westerns, Middle Eastern scales and Far Eastern melodies… The thickest, most colorful bass lines coexist with flying reverb guitars, while ethereal yet in-your-face chants and loud, tribal drums join forces and make way for a unique breed of rock’n’roll: heavy mental.
Blaak Heat Shujaa formed in 2008 in Paris, France, released its debut album in 2010 and put multiple European expeditions behind them. Recently signed to TeePee Records, the now Los Angeles-based trio spent the summer of 2012 at Kyuss’s Scott Reeder’s desert ranch recording The Storm Generation EP (due December 11, 2012), as well as a full length record (due March 26, 2013). The EP and full length will feature guest appearances by Nobel Prize-nominated gonzo poet Ron Whitehead and desert rock pioneer Mario Lalli. Pure expressions of Blaak Heat’s signature psychedelia, these ground breaking releases will undoubtedly shake up the current state of underground rock’n’roll.