Red Dawn (Single Edit)

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Pretoria based South African experimental psych rock outfit Acid Magus release their new single Red Dawn today. It’s taken from their upcoming album Wyrd Syster out on the 30th July 2021 via Mongrel Records.

After setting the tone a couple weeks ago with the self-titled first single off the album, Acid Magus return with Red Dawn a straight fuzz attack with reverberating, delay drenched verses designed to hypnotize.

“For the first time the band have experimented with some low tuning, so expect octave drops and tempo changes. All the psych/stoner/doom vibes to be expected but once again, that alt rock accessibility lingers.” Comments guitarist Keenan Kinnear

As huge fans of the rock greats (Zeppelin, Sabbath), stoner/desert rock behemoths (Kyuss, Sleep) as well as the tripped out psychedelic stylings of modern “psych” bands like Slift. Acid Magus take inspiration from all kinds of great music, spanning the entire gamut from 60s Hendrix/The Doors to Hawkwind and Scorpion at their heaviest, all the way to pretty much everything inspired by Black Sabbath today. All this with maybe a little Alt Rock sensibility thrown in for good measure. With an uncompromising, DIY approach to writing, Acid Magus promises to offer up only the best, most impassioned musical works. Long, slow, heavy, soft, it’s all there, and it comes from the heart…


Pain and fever
Patient bleeder

Planned creation
Wasted nation

Blood and sand, god be damned
This gift is a curse
Understand, she is the land
The mother, the nurse

Social seer
Rested fear
Future clear

Abhor ration

Blood and sand, god be damned
This gift is a curse
Understand, she is the land
The mother, the nurse

All hail, the red dawn
All hail
All hail, the red dawn
All hail


released June 18, 2021
Composed, produced and mixed by Keenan Kinnear
Vocals by Chris Van Renen
Additional production by Jarryd Wood and Roelof van Tonder


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Mongrel Records is an imprint label of Just Music. Focused on the development of rock and metal artists from around Africa to the international market and regional representation of international artists and labels in Africa

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