Monday 24 January 2022

South African Heavy Psych Experimentalists Acid Magus share the video for Red Dawn

Impassioned, epic, slow, and heavy; it’s all here.

After countless setbacks due to lockdowns and scheduling issues, South African’s Acid Magus finally got around to shooting a music video for the second single off their debut album, Wyrd Syster.

Red Dawn closes out the Pretoria foursome's debut effort and as with the rest of the album, is a metaphorical study of feminism. The band therefore opted to wear "dresses" for the video, tailored for the video by Nina Badenhorst.

Photo Credit - Vivid Portraits

The shoot took place over a weekend in October in an abandoned shooting range underneath guitarist Keenan's in-laws' house in Waterkloof Ridge, Pretoria. Heleen and Susan at Tiger & Lilly Productions conceptualized a red-lit live performance vibe and the rest, as they say, is history...

Crank this one up loud and all hail the Red Dawn!!

“Fuzzy psychedelic grooves from the mountains of Pretoria” – Metal Hammer

“Acid Magus deliver a debut album that’s bonafide AOTY material.” – Doom Charts

“Overall, Wyrd Syster is another album of the year contender and possibly one of the best debut records you’ll hear in 2021.” – Outlaws Of The Sun

“packs a heavy, unavoidable punch, both lyrically and musically” – Texx And The City

“cracking with both light and darkness, melody and cacophony and worthy of multiple spins” – The Sleeping Shaman

Buy / Stream Wyrd Syster out now on Mongrel Records