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Below is our complete BlackLab news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

DesertFest Announces Full 2022 Lineup

As the home for all the things truly heavy, leading independent UK festival Desertfest have announced their full line up for 2022, which will take place in Camden, London from Friday 29th April – Sunday 1st May.

Celebrating their tenth year, next year’s festival promises to be their biggest and most diverse yet. Covering six venues across the heart of Camden and now including a full line up at The Roundhouse on both Saturday 30th April and Sunday 1st May.

Founding owner of Desertfest Reece Tee comments, "Desertfest is 10 years old! I’m so proud that our independent festival has stood the test of time. What we have created is special, a decade of great bands, great friends and amazing memories. This year’s line up is a true reflection of how diverse Desertfest has become and with such a loyal audience, Desertfest can champion the underground for decades more to come."

Headlining the Friday will be Swedish heavy rock masters Witchcraft, with a UK exclusive performance and their first UK show in over a decade.

Saturday’s headliners are none other than Chicago’s Shellac, who in another UK exclusive will be bringing their experimental post-hardcore sound to the Roundhouse. Fronted by the iconic Steve Albini, Shellac are one of those bands we all need to experience live, at least once. Whilst closing the festival on Sunday will be UK doom legends Electric Wizard, whose heavy sound encompasses the spirit of Desertfest.

Other acts confirmed include the likes of Corrosion Of Conformity, Orange Goblin and Truckfighters who all played the festival in its debut year in 2012 and there are further UK exclusive performances from hardcore-punks Integrity and the Ukrainian psych space rock trio Somali Yacht Club. More...

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Blacklab Uploads Full Live Set

Japanese doom metal duo Blacklab has uploaded their full performance from a show in Osaka at the Hokage music bar. You can check it out below. Blacklab's most recent album, "Abyss," was released through New Heavy Sounds in May of last year and can be purchased via the band's BandCamp, along with the audio version of the Hokage live set. An interview with the band conducted by Metal Underground can also be read here. More...

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BlackLab Posts "Weed Dream" Lyric Video

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.

The band's second lyric video from "Abyss," entitled, "Weed Dream" can be seen below.

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BlackLab Posts New Lyric Video Online

BlackLab, the dark witch, doom duo from Osaka, Japan are poised to return with their new long playing record ‘Abyss ’. The band were scheduled to play London’s Desert Fest in May to coincide with the release of their new album but with all their live shows cancelled they have filmed a new lyric video for ‘Forked Road’ instead.

The band comments: "Due to COVID-19, all our UK tours and live concerts in Japan have also been all cancelled. We really miss live shows. Let's keep on rockin' with this song while at home! This lyric-video was totally D.I.Y. Shot, photographed and edited by us and our recording engineer Jun Morino, while I drew the subtitles myself" - Yuko Morino (BlackLab) More...

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