The Conjuring

by Wo Fat

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Colin M.
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Colin M. Wo Fat are back with another example of why they kick so much ass. You know what to expect from them by now, and they deliver and then some. Favorite track: Dreamwalker.
Frederick Jones
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Frederick Jones Sounds great on the Red Limited Edition wax. Wo Fat sound better than ever. This album is filled with killer riffs and sweet vocals along with the usual outstanding Bass and drums. More of the voodoo magic from these Texas boys. Can't get enough of the Fat. Favorite track: Pale Rider From the Ice.
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Skibbers This album is a good old fashioned kick in the pants! Mind expanding slabs of pure gold. Brilliant. Favorite track: Read The Omens.
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You can wade through as many press quotes about “Texas-sized” as you want or see how many top-whatever lists Wo Fat have made since the Dallas trio got started in 2003, but none of that is going to be the same as staring down their swampadelic fuzz groove for yourself. If you want to know the monster, shake its hand.

In 2014, Wo Fat will release The Conjuring, their fifth full-length and second through Small Stone. Like their last two, 2012’s The Black Code and 2011’s Noche del Chupacabra, it’s a heavy-riff/heavy-jam blast of a time – the kind of record that turns the vaguely interested into converts and that makes the corners on squares look even sharper. Guitarist/vocalist Kent Stump, bassist Tim Wilson and drummer/backing vocalist Michael Walter are jazz-combo tight and their roll is easy and natural, like you remember Fu Manchu being, but bigger-sounding and in the case of The Conjuriing, darker as well.

There’s been a creature lurking in the woods since Wo Fat’s 2006 debut, The Gathering Dark – their second album, 2009’s Psychedelonaut, pulled back on the threat some to lighten the mood – but whether it’s the motor-driven rush of “Read the Omens” or the you’re-already-lost-in-it riff-exploration of 17-minute closer “Dreamwalker,” The Conjuring is indeed a backwoods ritual. Bluesmen have sold their souls for less.

Veterans of Roadburn, slated for Freak Valley 2014 and self-sufficient with Stump handling the recording at his own Crystal Clear Sound in Dallas, Wo Fat push their jams farther than they’ve ever gone before on these five tracks. Topped off with a mastering job from Nolan Brett at Stump’s studio and an otherworldly cover courtesy of Alexander Von Wieding, the beast that Wo Fat’s tectonic riffage calls to earth has never seemed more real or more alive than it does on The Conjuring.

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released June 17, 2014

WO FAT is:
Kent Stump: guitar, vox,
Tim Wilson: bass
Michael Walter: Baterie Mastodontica, harmony vox

Recorded and mixed by Kent Stump at Crystal Clear Sound, Dallas, Tejas.
Mastered by Nolan Brett at Crystal Clear Sound.
Album artwork, logo design and song titles typography art by Alexander Von Wieding, www.zeichentier.com.

All songs written by K. Stump, M. Walter, T. Wilson. © 2013.
Published by Small Stone Records (ASCAP)

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