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The Black Lips team up with Yoko Ono to deliver you a brand new sound from the fiery depths of hell

The Black Lips are back with a satanic new single and two new band members that more than likely fall into the same category.

After listening to five seconds of Occidental Front, we can only expect that the new album Satan’s Graffiti or God’s art will live up to its name entirely.


Occidental Front immediately paints a picture of an apocalypse, or rather a horse galloping through the firey depths of hell.

Occidental Front demonstrates a much heavier sound than The Black Lips’ 2014 album, Underneath the Rainbow. The track features the one and only Yoko Ono, with the album produced entirely by Yoko’s son, Sean Lennon.

The band has seen the addition of a new drummer, Oakley Munson as well as a new saxophonist, Zumi Rowsow; which could have sparked the sound transformation.

Occidental Front immediately paints a picture of an apocalypse, or rather a horse galloping through the fiery depths of hell. The demonic, fast-paced new sound could almost be Sabbath-inspired, rich with heavy guitar riffs and intense drum bashing.

Whilst the vocals are somewhat loose and have taken a backseat to the Ono’s screams and the clutter of instruments, the new track does will not lack in getting your attention and is sure to have your heart racing.

Keep an ear out for Satan’s graffiti or God’s art, which is due to be released this Friday.