The Angolan heavy metal band Kishi first came together in October 2017 and eventually released a pair of singles and a 2018 debut album named Depois da Meia Noite, as well as performing live in Angola, Namibia, and Botswana. And then, of course, the pandemic struck in 2020 and forced the band into a hiatus.
Yet, as happened with many other bands around the world, the songwriting didn’t stop, and in fact took inspiration from the disruptive and disturbing impact of covid’s spread. The result was a new Kishi EP fittingly entitled KHAOS, which is set for release on February 17th by the South African label Mongrel Records and the Portuguese label Nightfear Productions. As the band have explained:
“The Khaos EP reflects the band’s experience and feelings in the face of the social chaos in which the world plunged during and after the pandemic. It talks about wars and personal struggles against demons, without leaving aside Angolan mythology in the theme “’69 Feiticeiros e 14 Fruxas’”.
Speaking of personal demons, what we have for you today is an excellent video for a head-hooking bruiser of a song from the EP called “Dead Lost Rumbled“, which was inspired by vocalist ManKav‘s experience with sleep paralysis. Continue reading »