Saturday 18 June 2022

Introduce Yourselves: Wizard Tattoo And Details Of Upcoming Debut EP

What is the name of your band?

Wizard Tattoo

What is the genre of music that you play?

It's a little tough to pin down stylistically but has roots in classic rock, stoner rock, doom metal, with a bit of psych and prog.

Can you give a brief history of the band of how it came together and where it is today?

I had been wanting to do a project like this for many years, but it finally came together during the pandemic when I was stuck inside with a lot of free time on my hands. Instead of just wallowing around in self-pity and drinking myself stupid (which I did a lot of anyway), I decided to finally commit to something and started writing music.

Later on, after most of the guitar parts were sketched out, I got a tattoo from a local shop and found out that tattoos of wizards are pretty common. So, I thought it'd be kind of funny and cool to combine two played-out concepts - wizard tattoos and bands with the name "wizard" in them. Once I came up with the name, the rest just kind of fell together.

What can people expect from your music?

Lots of fat riffs, some mellotron, a bit of jazz, and a touch of humor. I set out to make music that I would want to listen to and Wizard Tattoo mashes together some of my older influences like Guns N' Roses, ZZ Top, and The Allman Brothers with more modern heavier ones like Elder and Firebreather.

What is the best release that folks should check out from your band?

The single for the title track, "Wizard Tattoo" will probably be out by the time this is published and will be streaming on all the major platforms. Another single will be out on July 15th, and then the whole EP drops on August 26th!

Where can people find you on Social Media?

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Press Release For Wizard Tattoo Debut EP

Wizard Tattoo is an Indianapolis based rock band by multi-instrumentalist Bram the Bard that summons catchy riffs with progressive and heavy elements. Wizard Tattoo is the self-titled debut concept EP, releasing on the 26th of August 2022, which tells the story of a man who starts hearing a dark voice shortly after getting a tattoo. Throughout the four tracks, listen to his musical journey of delusion. Is he really becoming a wizard or is he just going mad?

Bram the Bard comments:

Wizard Tattoo is a culmination of influences from classic rock to doom metal. It takes two played-out concepts “tattoos of wizards” and bands with the name “Wizard” in their name and mashes them together. It’s meant to be tongue-in-cheek but came about from a midlife crisis that I went through during the pandemic. I think everyone gets to a certain point in their life where they evaluate their accomplishments, choices, and their very existence. Some people push through and keep going, and others end up self-destructing. Unfortunately, our protagonist in the EP chooses the latter and goes off the deep end. It’s a journey, and I hope everyone comes along for the ride!”

Conjuring up a storm, the title track delivers a captivating heavy doom sound with distorted guitars and groove rhythms. Transitioning into a spellbinding progressive bridge of orchestration and electronics, the narrative of Wizard Tattoo emerges through the eerie atmosphere. ‘A Wizard’s Lie’ ventures into realms of jazz influences with non-standard time signatures and intricate guitar leads, interspersed with necromantic manifestations of heavy fuzz. Bringing a touch of magic to the barroom brawl, ‘Wizard Knife Fight’ explores in greater detail the actions of the protagonist with a touch of humour and epic guitar riffs. Accompanied by the soft patter of rainfall, a bewitching acoustic guitar and folk harmonies divines a serene but sombre mood.

Wizard Tattoo is not your conventional fairy tale. See what happens when ink goes wrong in this not-so-enchanting story of dark sorcery, told through dynamic guitars, ghostly vocals and genre-crossing instrumentation.

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All music by Bram the Bard
Mixed and Mastered at Garage Fire Recordings, Indianapolis, IN
Album artwork by Zi F. Tam


1. Wizard Tattoo
2. A Wizard’s Lie
3. Wizard Knife Fight (At a Bar)
4. No Return

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