Japan’s dark witch, doom duo BlackLab share lyric video for ‘Weed Dream’ / New album Abyss out now (New Heavy Sounds)



BlackLab, the dark witch, doom duo from Osaka, Japan have returned with their new record ‘ABYSS’ which is out now on London label New Heavy Sounds. 

With a vibe closer to both the arty heaviness of early Boris, and the sweet savagery of My Bloody Valentine, Blacklab are continuing the long tradition of Japanese experimental noise that bands like Melt Banana and Bordeoms exemplify. Ultimately though, it’s a sound that is undoubtedly BlackLab’s own. 

Watch the lyric video for latest single ‘Weed Dream’ now 

BlackLab’s first lp ‘Under The Strawberry Moon 2.0’ was released in 2018, and set Yuko Morino (Guitar, vocals) and Chia Shiraishi (Drums) loose on the world. Now with ‘ABYSS’ the band are very much defining what that space is. 

Once again, the album was produced by Jun Morino in Osaka, and mixed in London by Wayne Adams (Pet Brick, Green Lung, Cold In Berlin) and is an uncompromising beast of a record. 

In fact ‘Abyss’ is the perfect title, a dark looming void that summons the listener…dive in if you dare.

‘Abyss’ is out now digitally with the CD and vinyl versions released on 29th May.

BlackLab are:

Yuko Morino. Guitar, vocals

Chia Shiraishi. Drums

Watch the video for recent single ‘Insanity’

“BlackLab’s relentlessly bleak, feedback-drenched and fuzz-laden take on doom/noise is as dark and mysterious as a black hole, and every bit as absorbing”  –  CLASSIC ROCK

“Blacklab are awesome. Fall under their hex immediately”  – KERRANG

“Distorted blasts of grunge, riot grrrl and chunks of early Boris” –  THE WIRE

” Ultra-fuzzed out riffage, mesmerizing, and sometimes barely harnessed chaos” – DECIBEL MAGAZINE

“They’re not playing to genre so much as bending genre to the shape they want it to take”  – THE OBELISK

“Raw, noisy and groove laden, an extreme, arcane force”  – METAL HAMMER