Originally part of the Tampa, FL music scene, the members of The Ukiah Drag, ZZ Ramirez, Thomas Conte, Brian “The Sultan” Hennessey and Andrew Eaton have played in bands alongside the members of Merchandise and Cult Ritual. And now that they’re currently located in New England, they live in a sort of exile.
Wharf Cat Records will be releasing the quartet’s anticipated debut effort, In The Reaper’s Quarters on September 9. And the album’s latest single “Final Prayer” manages to bear a resemblance to the likes of Black Sabbath and The Black Angels – this blistering and ferocious tune with psychedelic elements sounds as though it could have been part of a Satanic ritual gone terribly wrong. The gates of hell have been opened and unimaginable demons have slinked out with the intention of destroying your soul …
Play this one loud, headbang and then repeat.
i’m personally looking forward to their upcoming NYC area set at Greenpoint’s St. Vitus on September 11, as the show will also be their album release show.