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Wax Mekanix


WAX MEKANIX / TROLL TEETH
Split-EP “Blunt”
out now
Electric Talon Records

The time has come! The rock songwriter WAX MEKANIX and the stoner metallers TROLL TEETH are proud to see that the new split-EP Blunt is today released via Electric Talon Records

In this EP lasting almost 15 minutes, the three tracks by WAX MEKANIX illustrate a striking sonic and thematic evolution for this American rock artist. As if to invite them to follow his lead onward into bountiful undiscovered musical territory, Wax’s diverse, open-minded, brave, and adventurous audience are presented with “Head”, “Manchester Strawberry Blonde”, and “Freak Boutique”. Tribal, exotic, mysterious, fearless, contemporaneous connective tissue between what has come before and whatever Wax sees on his creative horizon. The two songs “The Pigs Are on Parade Today” and “Barbs On A Wire” by TROLL TEETH show a more stoner and metal attitude (as seen from the long guitar solos) while the lyrics have a sarcastic tone, almost bordering on nihilism. 

Stream the album in its entirety, courtesy of 666Mr.Doom YouTube channel! https://bit.ly/30Hkwyv 

The EP has already been welcomed very well from the press! Read the praises below: 

A brilliant EP, indeed, exactly the reason that split EP’s exist. “Blunt” is a clash of styles, but more, it is artists pushing themselves. To put it bluntly as it were, this is for music freaks by people who totally understand that.” 

Maximum Volume Music, 9 / 10 

The Split EP Blunt is a little gem. The old hand Wax Mekanix shows that he still has it and Troll Teeth apply for a permanent place on the American Stoner Rock map. A strong and entertaining EP.” 

Soundmagnet, 8 / 10 

Both artists/bands are doing something different and unique sounding here.” 

GBHBL, 8 / 10 

Once again WAX MEKANIX provocatively invites its audience to reflect. This time, for themselves. For years, intelligence professionals around the world have been warning us about the dangers of the digital age. Unregulated social media, troll farms, identity theft, disinformation, fake news! Wax asks simple questions and defiantly reminds anyone who might listen to him that we need to watch the signs around us, because they give us the key to understanding what is going on. 

The rock songwriter WAX MEKANIX and the alternative hard rockers TROLL TEETH announced to have joined their artistic efforts in a new split-EP entitled Blunt – set to be released on October 22nd via Electric Talon Records! 

In this EP lasting almost 15 minutes, the three tracks by WAX MEKANIX illustrate a striking sonic and thematic evolution for this American rock artist. As if to invite them to follow his lead onward into bountiful undiscovered musical territory, Wax’s diverse, open-minded, brave, and adventurous audience are presented with “Head”, “Manchester Strawberry Blonde”, and “Freak Boutique”. Tribal, exotic, mysterious, fearless, contemporaneous connective tissue between what has come before and whatever Wax sees on his creative horizon. The two songs “The Pigs Are on Parade Today” and “Barbs On A Wire” by TROLL TEETH show a more stoner and metal attitude (as seen from the long guitar solos) while the lyrics have a sarcastic tone, almost bordering on nihilism. 

A first look at the front cover you can see enclosed, while this is the tracklist of Blunt:

  1. Head (Wax Mekanix) (3:57)
  2. Manchester Strawberry Blonde (Wax Mekanix) (1:23)
  3. Freak Boutique (Wax Mekanix) (2:56)
  4. The Pigs Are on Parade Today (Troll Teeth) (3:40)
  5. Barbs on a Wire (Troll Teeth) (3:56)

 

Wax Mekanix

Personnel:
Wax Mekanix: Lead and backing vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Harmonica, Drums, Percussion (Tracks 1-3)

Lectriq: Backing vocals, Percussion (Tracks 1 & 3)
Brandon Yeagley: Backing vocals (Tracks 1 & 3)
Chris Bishop: Acoustic Guitar (Tracks 1 & 3)
Tom Altman: Acoustic Guitar, Bass (Tracks 1 & 3)
Stephen Burdick: Acoustic Guitar (Tracks 1 & 3)
Marissa Wolner: Backing vocals: (Tracks 1 & 3)
M11SON: Backing vocals (Tracks 1 & 3)
Gene ‘Machine’ Freeman: Drums (Track 1)

Produced by: Wax Mekanix and Lectriq (Tracks 1-3)
Engineered by: Lectriq (Tracks 1-3), Machine (Track 1), Alberto De Icaza (Tracks 1 & 3), Brandon Yeagley (Tracks 1 & 3)

Recording Locations:
1. Lectriq Factory, Philadelphia, PA (Tracks 1-3)
2. The Machine Shop, Austin, TX (Track 1)
3. Alberto Mixes, Austin, TX (Tracks 1 & 3)
4. Yeagley Sound, St. Clair, PA (Tracks 1 & 3)
7. Wax’s car (Tracks 1-3)

Songs 1-3 written by Wax Mekanix.

Troll Teeth

Personnel:
Moe Eccles: Bass/Vocals
Peter Trafalski: Guitar
Kyle Applebaum: Drums

Mixed by: Richard Bukowski and Neil Cote at Groundwork Sound
Mastered by: Machine
Recording Location: Troll Teeth’s studio in Blackwood NJ

Songs 4-5 written by Troll Teeth.

Wax Mekanix – Head

Wax Mekanix – Black

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