March 9, 2020
“Gin-fueled hell rides into the Kampala night world.”
Nyege Nyege Tapes has released audio-visual collective Metal Preyers’s self-titled debut LP.
Metal Preyers is formed of audio-visual duo Teeth Agency, aka Jesse Hackett and Mariano Chavez, alongside Lord Tusk, Acholi singer Otim Alpha, drummer Omutaba, and multi-instrumentalist Lawrence Okello.
The album emerged from six weeks spent collaborating at Nyege Nyege’s headquarters, and was created as the score to a collection of Chavez and Hackett’s visual art; its 15-tracks mix cinematic drone and industrial, with incantatory percussion and sound samples.
First single and accompanying video for ‘The Caller’ trails a lonely warrior as he “searches for solace and sanctuary amidst the buzzing moonlit junk of a burning war, the demonic snake woman haunts him from the shadows, invading his mind with intensifying nightmares and disturbing hallucinations,” explains the label.
Metal Preyers follows their The Preying Well EP earlier this year, as well as Nyege Nyege Tapes’ release of Jay Mitta’s Tatizo Pesa – one of our favourite albums of 2019.
Head here for more info on Metal Preyers, and check out the tracklist below.
1. Metal Preyers
2. Hard Screw
5. Snake Sacrfice
6. The Caller
7. Musota Kizinga
9. Night Walk
11. Snake Spit Defender
12. Slither Dripper
13. Double Tongue
14. Skull Head Stompeed
15. Metal Preyers Reprise