10,000 Russos are a formidable force within modern psychedelia; their industrial psych/post-punk has been charming fuzz-heads across the globe with its stomping, shamanic mantras and otherworldly krautrock slant. Following their debut album and recent split with The Oscillation, the Portuguese trio are set to release their huge second LP ‘Distress Distress’ on April 7th via Fuzz Club Records.

10,000 Russos have once again transcended the boundaries of psychedelia as we know it today; their dark, droning noise is twisted, distorted and pushed to its limit. ‘Distress Distress’ is so ritualistic and industrial it see’s their usual post-punk sound – a primal and celestial mix of The Fall, NEU! andSpacemen 3 – pushed within an inch of techno territory at times, with its abrasive, metronomic rhythms.

‘Psych-drone’ may be nothing new but on ‘Distress Distress’ 10,000 Russos’ dark, warped psychedelia is transformed into something completely new and entirely immersive. Compared to their contemporaries – see A Place To Bury Strangers, Wooden Shjips, Moon Duo etc. – 10,000 Russos’ voodoo noise is far less guitar-centered, instead it’s propelled by throbbing basslines, hypnotic chant-like vocals and repetitive stabs of oscillating feedback, drones and loops.

Since their debut self-titled LP, Russos have been touring Europe extensively and acquiring a cult-like following at a whiplash rate – their incredible performance at Liverpool Psych Fest was widely described as a stand-out set by numerous music publications and fuzz fiends-alike. With the entrance of ‘Distress Distress’, the band are showing no sign of slowing down either – redefining psychedelia with every hiss of feedback.

Dark experimental elements that are supported by a charming groove… This trio is about to take Europe’s psych scene by storm.” The 405

“Far removed from the strawberry fields that are genuinely brought into your mind by the term [psych]. Instead, marrying escapist squealing guitars with a vision of a bleak, dystopian future”. Vapour Trail Blog

“Casually dancing through a dystopian sonic landscape, laying waste to what has come before and creating a whole new dimension to the genre that is modern psych rock” Primal Music

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