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US band DRUG HONKEY have always been a step ahead of their peers, if there were any in the first place. Their brand of death/doom is something nightmarish, vaguely psychedelic and exudes a post-apocalyptic quality too. They’ve taken the vision of GODFLESH and added their own twist to it, making it darker, surreal and morbid. And yet there’s a strangely reassuring quality to their atmospheric music. There’s a form of tenacity in their music of the same kind that will have you crawl ahead in life despite all its inherent ugliness pinning you down. They are taking things to a different level, with guest contributions from the legend himself, Justin K. Broadrick (GODFLESH, JESU) and Bruce Lamont (YAKUZA, CORRECTIONS HOUSE) with his saxophone eeriness, and having the hand-painted artwork of Paolo Girardi (INQUISITION, CHTHE’ILIST) represent the pulsating sickness of this ambitious and unconventional release.

 

PREMIERES –

METAL HAMMER (UK) –
teamrock.com/news/2017-05-23/drug-honkey-release-new-video-for-pool-of-failure

ROLLING STONE (India) –
rollingstoneindia.com/exclusive-release-american-doomsayers-drug-honkey-the-oblivion-of-an-opiate-nod/

DECIBEL MAGAZINE (US) –

decibelmagazine.com/blog/2017/4/26/track-premiere-drug-honkey-pool-of-failure-justin-broadrick-remix

METAL INJECTION (US) –
www.metalinjection.net/av/song-premiere/drug-honkey-delivers-eclectic-death-doom-with-its-not-the-way

CVLT NATION (US) –
www.cvltnation.com/psychedelic-post-apocalyptic-doom-now-streaming-drug-honkey-sickening-wasteoid/

TOILET OV HELL (US) –
www.toiletovhell.com/video-premiere-drug-honkey-sickening-wasteoid/

THE OBELISK (US) –
theobelisk.net/obelisk/2017/03/22/drug-honkey-cloak-of-skies-pool-of-failure-premiere/

THE SLUDGELORD (US) –
thesludgelord.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/track-premiere-drug-honkey-deliver.html

NO CLEAN SINGING (US) –

www.nocleansinging.com/2017/03/06/an-ncs-premiere-drug-honkey-cloak-of-skies/

PRESS –

– “Epic, imperious, fucking massive” – Dom Lawson (editor), METAL HAMMER MAGAZINE (UK)

– “Drug Honkey make it work incredibly well” – DECIBEL MAGAZINE (US)

– “will slice your drug-addled face off” – ROADBURN MAGAZINE (Netherlands)

– “this is Drug Honkey’s best material to date” – Autothrall, FROM THE DUST RETURNED (US) 9.25/10

– “this one stands next to the absolute genre classics” – MERCHANTS OF AIR (Belgium)

– “Drug Honkey would easily be in my top two” – HEAD-BANGER REVIEWS (US)

– “at the same time terrifying and beautiful, lulling me into a disturbing trance” – CVLT NATION (US)

– “Drug Honkey’s new album has quite a bit of clout behind it” – METAL INJECTION (US)

– “Drug Honkey have always been a step ahead of their peers” – THE SLUDGELORD (UK)

– “If there were any justice in the universe, they’d be playing in art galleries” – THE OBELISK (US)

– “a stunning listen” – METAL TALK (UK) 9/10

– “an unsettling cosmic doom experience” – HELLBOUND (Canada)

– “you will not be disappointed” – TOILET OV HELL (US)

– “Excellent” – DEADLY STORM (Czech Republic)

– “I’ve not heard an album like this in a long time, and I’ve a feeling I won’t any time soon” – METAL BITE (US) 9.5/10

– “an interesting journey to the other side of reality” – AVE NOCTEM (UK) 8/10

– “genius” – RIFF RELEVANT (US)

– “it has a magnetic and immersive quality” – NO CLEAN SINGING (US)

– “Terrifyingly essential” – THE KILLCHAIN (US)

– “excellent” – THE METAL FORGE (US)

– “a success” – THRASHOCORE (France)

– “don’t pass up Drug Honkey” – WORMWOOD CHRONICLES (US)

– “This album is alive with atmosphere” – DOOMED AND STONED (US)

– “compelling, enchanting, sombre” – LORDS OF METAL (Netherlands)

– “frighteningly authentic” – STORMBRINGER (Austria)

– “bring doom/death metal in their own way” – DARKVIEW (Belgium)

– “certainly something unique” – WORSHIP METAL (US)

– “Nightmarish indeed” – DEAD RHETORIC (US)