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Sundowner - Australian Sludge-Metal Outfit Drop Music Video For New Track "Substance Abuse"

Australian purveyors of caustic and slow-burning sludge, Sundowner, today drop a music video for a new song titled "Substance Abuse", which is taken from the band's second full-length album “Lysergic Ritual” due out on April 20th.

The video has premiered at Metal Sucks, who had this to say about this new track "Featuring a simmering fury that just bubbles under the surface of crushingly heavy guitars and pounding rhythms, the track’s got an easily identifiable through line to genre masters like Eyehategod and Weedeater, with a little bit of Black Sabbath in their tone at times."

The album sees the band continuing its heavy dirge of grim, feedback laden, nihilistic sludge first offered on their 2021 debut album “Guns, Knives And Tyre Irons.”

“Lysergic Ritual” is the best representation we’ve put together of what Sundowner is; just dirty, noisy, heavy sludge.” Says the band.

“Having previously done everything on our own: recording/mixing/mastering etc, this time we decided to bring in Jason Fuller from Goatsound Studios to mix the album and Dav Byrne from Iridium Audio to master it, both based in Melbourne, Australia.”

Intoxicated, bluesy and corrosive riffs permeate the album from beginning to end, all mixed with an aggressive and intense mid-tempo swing and violent hardcore punk passages; for the burnt out and downtrodden.

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Drawing on inspiration from the likes of: Eyehategod, Iron Monkey, Buzzov-en, Weedeater and a slew of other miscreants, Sundowner play sludge intended for those set on personal annihilation to drop out of life and embrace the sacred ritual of the riff.

It’s an uneasy listening for troubled times. will find the grooves irresistible.

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