King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard have announced that they will release a feature-length film, entitled Chunky Shrapnel.
The Australian psychedelic rock band teased the film with a series of posts on Facebook over the weekend, including one of a poster for the release.
Details on the film are sparse, but from the teases and the poster – it looks to be a live concert film charting last year’s European tour. Chunky Shrapnel is directed by John Angus Stewart, also responsible for the videos for Planet B, Organ Farmer and Self Immolate, from the band’s latest thrash-inspired LP Infest the Rats’ Nest. Take a look at some of his handiwork below.
Advance screenings of the film are set to be held on April 3 and 4 at Melbourne’s restored single-screen Astor Theatre. Tickets will reportedly go on sale at 9am on March 10. There is no link for tickets yet, but you can keep up to date on the band’s Facebook page and the Astor Theatre’s website.
The title comes from a lyric taken from the Album Murder of the Universe. It’s spoken by a text-to-speech program, the voice for the album’s protagonist – Han Tyumi, a cyborg who wishes to do the two things a cyborg cannot do: die, and vomit. Slightly odd, yes, but not much about King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard is normal – Murder of the Universe was one of five full-length records the band released in 2017.
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