Evil Bebos is strange. Their second full length record is stranger. Hailing from dark psychedelic destinations most avoid, “The Stranger” is a blackened concoction brewed from blood soaked ritual and sun baked lunacy. Crushing riffage combines with nauseous synth work in a constantly unfolding journey of a strange prophet exiled into the wasteland to face the demons of insanity in total isolation.
Their first full length offering since 2008’s acclaimed psychedelic doomfest,“The Dead Language”, Evil Bebos plans to release the The Stranger in Feb 8, 2011 through Meltface Records. The packaging features beautiful yet disturbing original artwork created for the band by artist Dave Denton to draw the listener into the tale of “The Stranger” . Taking subtle cues from Albert Camus’ work by the same name and juxtaposed against an original narritive written by the band the songs weave together like a soundtrack to a film playing in the back of the mind of the audience. Musically the record is also a juxtaposition of dissimilar influences that blend into a flow of collective consciousness to create a style all thier own. Initially tracked live at Wildwood Recording in early 2009 and then completed at Meltface Studios by the band. Having the opportunity to experiment in there own studio allowed Evil Bebos the freedom to perfect the eerie atmospherics, progressive synthesis, and abrasive noises that made their live shows both infamous and irresistible.
Evil Bebos has changed dramatically since it was first unleashed into the world on June 6 of 2006. Formed under the banner of stoney brutal noise destruction the bands unintentional success inevitably led to musical maturity, structures were built and form began to show and before long what started as a couple guys punishing drunk kids at house shows was a roadworthy metal machine. After played countless local shows and doing a number of tours to far off locations like New York, Chicago, and Austin TX for official SXSW showcases in 08 and 09 the cult of Bebos had grown to a national epidemic and the band had cemented their place as mainstays in the Nashville noise and metal scene. In 2010, members of Evil Bebos pursued a myriad of projects, including: assisting The Ascent of Everest in recording “From This Vantage” in the Spring of 2010, and in Winter, performing choice early-era Black Sabbath, with friends The Protomen, in one night of debauchery and tribute.
Evil Bebos has played shows with: U.S. Christmas, Rwake, The Atlas Moth, Black Cobra, Cleanteeth, Battlefields, Junius, Tides, Ocoai, Generation of Vipers, Bongripper, Psilocin, Irepress, Across Tundras, Jucifer, Bloody Panda, Engineer, Lord Mantis, The Witches Tit, Fight Amp, Millions, Hellbender, Enfold Darkness, North, Argentinum Astrum, Thunderlip, Colossus, Caltrop, and many more.
“...Its hard to deny the masterful riffmanship on display here, with dense walls of down-tuned guitars taking precedent over long-winded atmospheric passages. Scratch beneath the surface and you will discover a debut record with much to offer, with excellent use of electronics and a nice line in burnt-out stoner grooves. “ Mike Kemp, Rock Sound Magazine May 2008.
Rock Sound Magazine in the UK named "The Dead Language" #58 of the top 75 albums of 2008.
“Listening to a song on The Dead Language is like [...] a long, dark and intense journey, you're not quite sure where it's going, but it appears so trippy and intriguing you can't resist exploring and focusing on it with all of your attention. It's a lot of crunch, a lot of noise, and a lot of evil.”- Bracken Mayo, Murfreeboro Pulse April 14, 2008
“Comprised largely of members from the Ascent of Everest, Evil Bebos shake foundations with rumbling lows and crushing riffs.”- Matt Sullivan, The Nashville Scene – February 7, 2008
“We drank some beer as Evil Bebos were impersonating Black Sabbath across the street at Exit/In, which talent booker Ryan Bruce told us was awesome. We checked that out for a minute, and it was just the kind of thing that fans of Black Sabbath and Evil Bebos (e.g., The Spin) would find themselves hoisting invisible oranges at.” -The Spin (Nashville Scene) Dec. 10, 2010
“Local favorites Evil Bebos were, unsurprisingly, bad-motherfucking-ass. There's something about their use of three vocalists that make us think about what the Beach Boys would have sounded like if the devil ever called in Mike Love's contract. Hmm...” -The Spin (Nashville Scene) March 25, 2010
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released January 31, 2011
Chris Click - Bass, Vocals
Jeff Ehlinger - Drums
Devin Lamp - Synth/Noise, Vocals
Rob Mckinney - Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Corey Taylor - Guitar, Vocals
Engineered and Produced by Evil Bebos at Wildwood Recording in Franklin, TN and Meltface Studios in Nashville, TN.
With additional production, engineering, and mixing by Mikey Allred at Meltface Studios North in Madison, TN.
Mastered by Jordan Andreen at Robot Recording Studio in San Diego California
Evil Bebos would like to thank:
Mikey Allred for his time, resources, and friendship. We could not have made this with out you;
Brendan Harkin at Wildwood Recording;
The Vaticon for letting us take over for a few days;
Our friends, families, and significant others for their never ending and perpetually under-appreciated support;
The Ascent of Everest, Heartbeater, Hellbender, the Atlas Moth, and all of our brothers and sisters in arms;
And you for buying this record and supporting our music