Montreal's trio Wykan premiered the new song "Wykan (The Shamanic Trance)" over at The Obelisk at this location, or even easier - in the player above. The song is taken from the debut EP "Solace," which is due out on April 13th. Pre-orders can be made at this location.
Wykan delivers a heavy brew with its touch of black metal, old stoner/psychedelic rock and blues. Blending these genres, the band evokes spirits of heavy riffs and hot amp tubes overridden and pushed to the limits.
Hitting the jam space and recruiting some special guests Matt McGachy (Cryptopsy) and Barrie Butler (Eohum), Wykan's debut EP "Solace" features three punishing tracks full of atmosphere and mystery where you can hear black metal rage meet the finest components of blues and harsh psych stoner riffs. The theme of the EP follows inspiration of Ethnobotany and magic along with a tribal take on ritual and ceremony. More specifically with the Northern European Tribes known as the Saami from Finland/Norway/Sweden areas of today and their usage of Amanita Muscaria mushroom for Shamanic practices. Overall, the EPs concept is a reminder of the brisk realities of our lives in relation to the spirit world.
The track listing is:
1. Lahppon Olmmos (Noaide's Ride To Saivo) (song streaming here) 2. The Gathering
3. Wykan (The Shamanic Trance)