Founded in 2017 by guitarist/singer Jeremy Perkins (Eohum), Montreal’s trio WYKAN delivers a heavy brew with its touch of black metal, old stoner / psychedelic rock and blues. Blending these genres, the band evokes spirits of heavy riffs and hot amp tubes overridden and pushed to the limits soon to be heard on their debut EP “SOLACE” due out on April 13th.
“After releasing very heavy black metal for 3+ yrs with my band Eohum, I wanted to return to blues and doom oriented music and expression, with atmosphere, blues solos and more feeling. Both Morgan Zwicker (drums) and Daniel Paras (bass) are distinct musicians / vocalists with jazz/blues backgrounds whom had the will to jump on board.” says band founder Jeremy Perkins.
Hitting the jam space and recruiting some special guests Matt McGachy (Cryptopsy) and Barrie Butler (Eohum), WYKAN‘s debut EP “Solace” features three punishing tracks full of atmosphere and mystery where you can hear black metal rage meet the finest components of blues and harsh psych stoner riffs. The theme of the EP follows inspiration of Ethnobotany and magic along with a tribal take on ritual and ceremony. More specifically with the Northern European Tribes known as the Saami from Finland/Norway/Sweden areas of today and their usage of Amanita Muscaria mushroom for Shamanic practices. Overall, the EPs concept is a reminder of the brisk realities of our lives in relation to the spirit world.
Teaming up with NoCleanSinging, WYKAN are premiering their next single “The Gatherin” featuring guest vocals from Eohum‘s Barrie Butler.
Band founder Jeremy Perkins comments:
“Is a poetic/fictional poem/story which ( would have taken place) when the Saami’s lands where colonized, told from generation to generation among the Sammi people speaking of the new schools of thought hitting their lands during Gatherings. A reminding piece of literature to not forget their cultures relation with the Amanita.”
Listen to “The Gathering” at the following link: http://www.nocleansinging.com/2018/04/11/an-ncs-premiere-wykan-the-gathering/
“Solace” is available for pre-order at Bandcamp here.
April 28 – Montreal, QC – Piranha Bar (EP Release Show) – info
1. Lahppon Olmmos (Noaide’s Ride To Saivo) (6:49)
2.The Gathering (8:00)
3. Wykan (The Shamanic Trance) (9:17)
EP Length: 24:06
– Produced by Sowilo Arts
– Written by Jeremy Perkins
– Lyrics and Thematic by Jeremy Perkins
– Recorded & Mixed/Mastered at Silverwings Studios in Montreal Feb 2018 by Jonathan Lefrancois-Leduc.
– Vocals and Guitars : Jeremy Perkins
– Drums : Morgan Zwicker
– Bass : Daniel Paras
– Featuring guest vocalists:
Matt McGachy (Cryptopsy ) Track 1
Barrie Butler (Eohum ) Tracks 2 & 3
– Music & Lyrics WYKAN / S O W I L O A R T S 2018 ©
– Artwork and band logo by David Paul Seymour
Live Band Line Up:
Vocals and Guitars : Jeremy Perkins (Eohum)
Drums : Morgan Zwicker
Bass : Daniel Paras
Vocals : Matt McGachy (Cryptopsy)
Vocals : Barrie Butler (Eohum)
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