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King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard unleash 13-minute track "Han-Tyumi & The Murder Of The Universe"

12 April 2017, 09:28 | Written by Jessica Goodman

Your favourite Australian psych rockseptet, King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard, are back in full force.

Not that they ever went away, of course. Their latest album is barely two months old, but the group have already announced the release of their next. Now they've shared a first music from the release, and at 13 minutes in length, there's plenty to whet your appetites.

"Han-Tyumi & The Murder Of The Universe" is the third of three chapters that make up the 21-track record. Comprised of six tracks, the chapter couples the group's characteristic storming psych with chilling narration - it's a venture through disaster, decay, and whatever might follow with visuals from Jason Galea.

"We’ve always thought of our albums as portals through which you can move from one to the other," says the band's Stu Mackenzie. "Or maybe each album is a bridge to the next part of the story. Songs sync together, records can be played in loops and past ideas recur or are reprised, and then woven into new textures. These ideas aren’t necessarily contrived though... sometimes these just happen."

Following Flying Microtonal Banana, Murder Of The Universe is the second album from King Gizzard to see release this year, with a further three rumoured before the year ends.


The Tale Of The Altered Beast

  1. A New World
  2. Altered Beats I
  3. Alter Me I
  4. Altered Best II
  5. Alter Me I
  6. Altered Beast III
  7. Alter Me III
  8. Altered Beats IV
  9. Life / Death

The Lord Of Lightening Vs. Balrog

  1. Some Context
  2. The Reticent Raconteur
  3. The Lord Of Lightening
  4. The Balrog
  5. The Floating Fire
  6. The Acrid Corpse

Han-Tyumi And The Murder Of The Universe

  1. Welcome To An Altered Future
  2. Digital Black
  3. Han-Tyumi, The Confused Cyborg
  4. Soy-Protein Munt Machine
  5. Vomit Coffin
  6. Murder Of The Universe
Murder Of The Universe is released on 23 June.
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