Blizzard hit road back home

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Preston’s great freak hope Evil Blizzard launch an autumn/winter offensive this week with the release of their first single and details of an upcoming UK tour – including a Hallowe’en hometown date.

‘Are You Evil’ is released on Louder Than War records and the single features a video directed by Dominic Brunt, better known as ‘Paddy the Vet off Emmerdale’.

The single has already been mentioned on Channel 5 show The Wright Stuff and regular plays on 6Music, XFM, Planet Rock and Kerrang! radio.

An album ‘Everybody Come To Church’ will follow in October, with a hometown album launch gig at Preston’s Blitz club on Hallowe’en which will be a strictly fancy dress affair.

The band will tour the album around Britain until December before tackling US and European dates in the new year.

The band are to be featured in most major publications over the next few months, with coverage in Kerrang, Uncut, Metal Hammer and Q magazines.

Initially we were a little hesitant as there seemed to be few musical similarities between the two bands

The album was produced by Richard McNamara of indie stadium fillers Embrace.

Having had his mind reduced to mulch by Blizzard’s thundering four bass attack, McNamara was so blown away he begged the band to work with them.

“Initially we were a little hesitant as there seemed to be few musical similarities between the two bands,” said EB bassist and keyboard player Filthydirty, “but after several meetings it was apparent that Richard had some incredible ideas and a vision of how to capture the chaos and energy of the live shows.”

There is a first chance to catch the band in the North West at the Liverpool International Festival Of Psychedelia.

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