LEGEND OF THE BLACK SHAWARMA
OUT SEPTEMBER 8
For LEGEND OF THE BLACK SHAWARMA, electronic-rock innovators Infected Mushroom return with their patented hybrid of thrashing metal and psychedelic trance to bring a frenetic rock energy to the form and venture where other electronic acts fear to tread. The Israeli-bred, Los Angeles-based electronic duo continue to push sonic boundaries for their eighth studio album that's due out September 8, 2009 on electronic music giant Paul Oakenfold's Perfecto label.
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Legend Of The Black Shawarma sees Amit "Duvdev" Duvedevani and Erez Eisen teaming with high-profile rockers. The album's lead single "Smashing the Opponent" features a scorching vocal from Korn's Jonathan Davis, while Jane's Addiction frontman and alt-rock trailblazer Perry Farrell lends his inimitable pipes to the follow-up track "Killing Time." "Recording with Jonathan and Perry was a highlight, of course," Duvdev notes. "They were both incredibly cool. The fact that they liked the tracks was awesome because we're huge fans of what they do."
And what of the album's mysterious, culinary title? "We were on tour in Australia two years ago," explains Duvdev. "My friend came to me said, 'I have this dream to dive with sharks.' They do that in Australia – you're lowered into shark-infested waters in a cage." At that point, Duvdev warned his burly friend that in a wetsuit he would resemble, to toothy denizens of the deep, a certain meat wrap of Middle Eastern origin. "I told him if he did this, there were five gigantic sharks waiting for a shawarma like him to come down in a cage and be devoured. We thought that was pretty funny and the Legend of the Black Shawarma was born." As the title track's cautionary lyrics have it: "Life's been treating you nice/ You better be wise/ And enjoy your moment."
Their explosive show - featuring guitars, live drums, Duvdev's intensely passionate vocals, Erez's nimble keyboards and an ambitious multimedia backdrop - ranks among the genre's most unpredictably joyous events. Infected Mushroom will highlight new selections from Shawarma during several of their live shows in North America this summer, launching "Smash The Opponent" during their performance at electronic mega-music festival Electric Daisy Carnival in Los Angeles June 27. The complete list of dates follows below.
The complete track listing for Infected Mushroom's Legend of the Black Shawarma is:
1. Poquito Mas
3. End of the Road
4. Smashing the Opponent *featuring Jonathan Davis (Korn)
5. Can't Stop
6. Herbert the Pervert
7. Killing Time *featuring Perry Farrell (Jane's Addiction)
8. Project 100
11. Legend of the Black Shawarma
Infected Mushroom's North American summer tour dates are as follows:
06/05/09 Fri Trump Taj Mahal Atlantic City, NJ
06/11/09 Thu Heat Ultra Lounge Anaheim, CA
06/12/09 Fri Spin San Diego, CA
06/13/09 Sat Electric Daisy Carnival Denver, CO
06/25/09 Thu Empire Ballroom Edmonton, AB
06/26/09 Fri Great SaltAir Salt Lake City, UT
06/27/09 Sat Electric Daisy Carnival Los Angeles, CA
07/03/09 Fri Showbox SoDo Seattle, WA
07/04/09 Sat Commodore Ballroom Vancouver, BC
07/17/09 Fri The Grand Ballroom at The Regency Center San Francisco, CA
07/18/09 Sat Vanguard Los Angeles, CA