Biblical and WHOOP-Szo
with Ian Blurton's Future Now
From the Promoter
BIBLICAL is the sound of mountains splitting and oceans parting.
Formed in Toronto, Canada during the spring of 2010, BIBLICAL delivers crushing riffs drenched in cinematic
atmosphere. Their fierce live show has earned festival and touring slots with top artists such as KYUSS, DEATH
FROM ABOVE 1979, THE SWORD, RED FANG, TORCHE, FUCKED UP and ANDREW WK.
In 2011 they released a self-titled EP that delighted rock fans with a blast of tense garage metal steeped in
minor-key twang and sludgy, organ-soaked breakdowns. POP MATTERS called the release “a grand debut” while
stoner aficionados THE OBELISK praised the band’s sound, noting “BIBLICAL‘s swagger is definitely their own.”
But that was just a preview of the epic jams to come. In March 2014, NEW DAMAGE RECORDS released BIBLICAL’s
debut LP: MONSOON SEASON to unanimous acclaim from rock and metal press. Lauded by PITCHFORK as a
“climactic, Red Sea-parting surge of narcotic guitar” MONSOON SEASON is a thunderous opus of haunted
psychedelia. While punishingly heavy, the album is cloaked in texture and dynamics, casting aside the tropes of
hard rock in favour of atmosphere, tension and palpable dread.
True psych pilgrims using music as an extension of their search for enlightenment, WHOOP-Szo create delicately rambling soundscapes. With an experimental and dramatic air, they combine a wide spectrum of sound samples. From water dripping, to cats purring, to assorted erotic noisemaking, nothing is out of reach in the name of expression.