Get ready to be entranced by the dark, thought-provoking soundscape as South Africa’s own progressive doom virtuosos Acid Magus unleash their latest masterpiece — a riveting music video for their track Dead Weight from their critically acclaimed new album Hope Is Heavy out now on Mongrel Records. This release delves into the heart of modern popular culture’s relentless imitation game, challenging conventions and inviting viewers to question the status quo. To amplify the impact, the track features a captivating guest vocals appearance from none other than the esteemed frontman Johni Holiday from prominent South African stoner rock sensations Ruff Majik.
Johni takes on a dual role, gracing the track with his unmistakable voice while also embodying the main antagonist in the music video. In a stunning visual portrayal, he assumes the role of a vampire, reigning as a corporate overlord in a dystopian, cutthroat business environment.
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Critics and reviewers from renowned music publications have already heaped praise upon the band’s new masterpiece:
“The future is bright for these bruisers.” – 8/10 Metal Hammer
“The six tracks that make up Hope Is Heavy are a thoroughly immersive experience.” – 7/10 Classic Rock Magazine
” Acid Magus are an exciting prospect in the global doom, heavy psych and stoner scenes and Hope Is Heavy is a tremendous sophomore effort that is sure to pull in a host of new fans. Poignant, powerful, and captivating, it is an excellent album to get lost in and ponder your own existence.” – 9/10 Distorted Sound Magazine
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