Canadian heavy rock instrumentalists The Death Wheelers recently released a video single for the title track to their forthcoming album Divine Filth. The video is an ode to the sleazy, grimy and violent exploitation movies of yesteryear. Give it a watch below.
The new album is the group's second full-length offering following their 2015 self-titled debut, serves as the soundtrack to the fictional bikesploitation flick that never was: Divine Filth.
The fictional film's plot synopsis reads: "It’s 1982. Spurcity is run-down. The crime rate is up and so is drug use. A new kind of kick has hit the streets and it ain’t pretty. DTA, a powerful and highly addictive hallucinogenic drug, is transforming its loyal citizens into undead trash. Its users experience an indescribable high, but it leaves them rotting away within days, craving human flesh. No one knows who is dealing this new potent drug, but rumour has it that the motorcycle cult, The Death Wheelers, is behind this concoction. Could this be the end of civilization as we know it? What is motivating this group of psychotic individuals?"
Drawing inspiration from instrumental rock, proto-metal, punk and funk, the band embalms the listener in their sonic world of decay, groove and debauchery. Surfing the line between Motörhead, The Cramps and Dick Dale, the Canadian quartet uncompromisingly blends rawness and power in their riff fueled compositions. Recorded entirely in 48 hours in a live setting just like in the good old days, this second opus is a testament to what the band stands for: a no BS attitude spiked with a heavy layer of crass.
Divine Filth will be available on LP, CD and download on September 11th, 2020 via RidingEasy Records.
The album features artwork by Sadist Art's Marc Schoenbach.