II

by KOOK

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FDJ
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FDJ Kook take the best from all your favourite genres throw it all in the air and use what lands to make one unholy delightful noise!
Full review here …. stonerking1.blogspot.com/2019/04/kook-ii-review.html Favorite track: Chains.
Reek Of STOOM
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Reek Of STOOM Six slabs of Mind-Bending Mayhem! Favorite track: Frequency 8.
Crypt Guard
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Crypt Guard "Like an unrelenting wounded beast moving at a glacial pace. Seemingly overcome and crushed, it's woeful wails piercing the listeners skin. 'KooK II' places the listener in a filthy faraway galaxy filled with twisted monsters and six tracks full of heavy riffs, haunting vocals and tripping rhythms. The album's track titles are a fitting preview for the consecutive madness that is about to unfold."
FULL REVIEW:
www.crypt-guard.com/home/ii-kook Favorite track: Frequency 8.
d00mwizard's Dungeon
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d00mwizard's Dungeon As always, Bucky hit the nail on the head here. These guys put together their own brand of doomy blues, mixed together with, honestly, what ever the fuck they want. What are you gonna do about it? Nothing. Nothing but sit back with your favorite strain and enjoy the ride. Favorite track: Escape Velocity.
marcusgreybeard
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marcusgreybeard One of my benchmarks for a "great album" is this: How many tracks am I skipping by the 10th listen? A resounding ZERO for Kook II. It's crunchy, moody, and a little trippy, with great dynamics! Favorite track: Left Behind.
Bucky
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Bucky There’s a lot going on here on II, as suggested by the detailed and ‘weird’ artwork. KOOK have hatched from their shell revealing a controlled, yet chaotic groove and tempo which proves to be a huge leap forward from their debut in terms of dynamics. The riffs are dominating and the groove flows with breakneck force.
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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    ONLY 50 available!
    Deluxe LP package includes:
    -Special spot-gloss gatefold cover available only for the Worlds End version
    -Purple and blue A-side/B-side vinyl with heavy splatter (gold, red and green)
    -7 prints of alternate cover art by Nick Fox (the cover piece will be 11x6, the sizes of the others will vary)
    -One embroidered logo patch in album colors

    Engineered and produced by Billy Anderson at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland California, with cover art by @alfiandikid.

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    -Gatefold cover
    -Orange and yellow half & half vinryl with heavy splatter (purple, blue, and black)

    Engineered and produced by Billy Anderson at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland California, with cover art by @alfiandikid.

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Hey ho kooks. We have something really special here...want to get your hands on KOOK II on wax 2 months early, signed by all 4 band members? Test presses have been approved and the plant is pressing our record, so we're going to sell 3 signed test presses and ship them out (with some extra goodies) next week. Only three, so act fast!

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  • Cassette + Digital Album

    Turquoise cassette with red leads in a clear case. 6-panel fold-out J-card and custom OBI strip. Engineered and produced by Billy Anderson at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland California, with cover art by @alfiandikid.

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Digipack CD with 6 panel fold out of interior cover art. Engineered and produced by Billy Anderson at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland California, with cover art by @alfiandikid.

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  • T-Shirt/Apparel

    The Life Reaper approaches, the Priest cares not. @alfiandikid cover art looking fresh on this unisex black long-sleeve super-deluxe t-shirt. These will be printed once for album release and then never again.

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  • T-Shirt/Apparel

    The Life Reaper approaches, the Priest cares not. @alfiandikid cover art looking fresh on this unisex black t-shirt. These will be printed once for album release and then never again.

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  • Button

    High quality 1" enamel pin of @alfiandikid KOOK II album logo in classic red, black, and white. Come with a heavy duty butterfly clip to keep it where it belongs (on your battlevest).

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  • 4" wide embroidered logo patch in KOOK II album colors. Your vest has a 4" empty spot on it, you know it does.

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  • Poster/Print

    "And then white light flashed the end is near
    Escaped, bolted into space slowly twisted
    No moralizing for the fire is real
    Set off on a course to reach the unknown"

    Nylon banner to hang in your room, over your windows, in your jam space, or wherever...these things are great looking and indestructible.
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  • Poster/Print

    "Freaks they will laugh, monsters attack
    Creature came burning desire
    See them again for I will defend
    When they all reappear
    Will I just go, drifting alone
    Will the life-reaper be there"

    Nylon banner to hang in your room, over your windows, in your jam space, or wherever...these things are great looking and indestructible.
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about

Engineered and produced by Billy Anderson, and inspired by generations of kooks and lunatics who believe and do crazy things, this album is about the fight for survival...of the individual and the species...in an insane galaxy filled with monsters.

Digital pre-order only. Includes download of Left Behind. CD, tape, vinyl, and special merch bundle pre-order starts 1/11/19! Check back then for cool stuff.

credits

released March 26, 2019

Engineering and Production: Billy Anderson
Additional Engineering: Chris Hughes
Mastering by Justin Weis at Trackworx Mastering
Recorded at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, CA
Cover art by @alfiandikid
Layouts by Mark Aceves
Inspiration: Anton Lavey, Marshall Applewhite, L Ron Hubbard, and whack-ass gross old white dudes everywhere.

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KOOK San Jose, California

Karl Larson-Guitar
Troy Aschenbrenner-Vocals
Eric Wilkins-Drums
Jeff Wilson- Bass

The incredible combination of volume, substance(s), and love for all things heavy. It's hard to boil down what we do into a few words. The music is rich, complicated, hypnotic, dark, spooky, sleazy, powerful, groovy, campy, blah, blah, blah....HEAVY.
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