Southern Californian hard-rock legends Fu Manchu's 12th studio album. The record is their first in 4 years, following the 2014 release of 'Gigantoid'. 'Clone Of The Universe' marks a new chapter for the “fuzz rock” pioneers as they mix the straight ahead blistering rock with the unexpected time shifts, featuring tracks like the roaring cuts 'Don’t Panic' and '(I’ve Been) Hexed' and the dynamically complex “Clone of the Universe” and “Slower Than Light.”
The centerpiece of the album is “IL Mostro Atomico,” an 18 minute, 8 second, side-long epic featuring a special guest performance by Alex Lifeson, guitarist and songwriter of the legendary band RUSH. Heavier than anything they’ve ever done and broken into 4 distinct sections, it's new ground for a band that’s been pushing the boundaries of “fuzz and wah” since its formation in 1990.
“We are excited to get out and play this stuff, especially “Il Mostro Atomico,” says founding guitarist, Scott Hill. “We think it’s some the strongest music we’ve ever done. We really love the overall sound of the album and having Alex Lifeson play on it is just incredible. It gives it that special validation for the idea that we had to try something like a side-long song.”
The album was recorded and produced by the band and Jim Monroe at The Racket Room in Santa Ana, California with additional recording by Andrew Giacumakis at SUSSTUDIO in Simi Valley, California and will be released worldwide for streaming and on vinyl and CD on the band’s own At The Dojo Records.
Fu Manchu is Scott Hill (vocals, guitar) Bob Balch(Guitars), Brad Davis (Bass) and Scott Reeder (Drums and Percussion).
1) Intelligent Worship
2) (I’ve Been) Hexed
3) Don’t Panic
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