KOOK

by KOOK

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DoomStonePsyCult
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DoomStonePsyCult I got to see them live and let me tell you, they blow you away! They played a few new songs at the show and I cannot wait to hear them again! Favorite track: Demonize.
FalconFury
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FalconFury I love this song, I find myself singing it in my head or humming it all the time. I like all the songs on the album but this one gets me going fast! Thanks KooK Favorite track: Why.
James Murphy
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James Murphy The Almighty KOOK, rad dudes making rad Bluesy Doom.. having heard these songs progress over the last year, it's wonderful to hear their craft realized properly in this first of many albums (I'm hoping with reason) .. it's as though Frankenstein's Monster, Dracula, & The Wolfman all backed a Banshee elvis fan in the glorious monster doom they law waste with \m/ Favorite track: Demonize.
dbh73
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dbh73 This first track, Play Dead, is killer, great mix too. Can't wait for the release of the rest!
JD Norton
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JD Norton Elvis never died, they just relocated him far away from the world so he could deal with his demons. While away, he discovered Sabbath & listened to a lot of those dirty, dirty blues. He recently re-emerged with a fond love for the heavier side of music. He joined forces with some incredible musicians, each bringing many other influences with them, & this is what they created together. What do I love most about Kook? You can hear their influences, but they don't try to mimic them-unique & heavy! Favorite track: Demonize.
Bucky
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Bucky These guys are super fun. A little kooky, super groovy and the Danzig influence throttles you with volumetric proportions of avant-garde stoner riffs.
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about

"You should take that name for everything it implies. KooK is a wild, whimsical mix of freewheeling riffs, unhinged vocals, and sweet, sweet bluesy doom.

This six track album ranks right up there with the grit of last year’s Geezer LP, the wound-up energy of The Watchers’ Sabbath Highway, and the inventiveness of The Great Electric Quest’s Chapter 1."

-Billy Goate, Doomed and Stoned


"...KOOK proceeded through a rip-roaring set with all manner of weird sound effects being produced throughout by the vocals, guitar and bass, as the drums pounded out in all sorts of changing time signatures, bringing order out of chaos in a strangely melodic yet not-of-this-world sound. In one fell swoop my mind was stolen from me and I was hooked. Fast forward about eight or ten months...to one of my most anticipated album releases in quite some time.

So here I sit, pondering these six tracks… “Who does KOOK sound like” you might ask? That is a question that is hard to answer, KOOK ultimately, sound like KOOK, and that is a rare thing these days for a band to have so many familiar qualities yet sound completely different from everything else out there. Maybe it’s a conspiracy, maybe it’s a cult movement, maybe they’ve come to steal your mind!!! No, I’m sure it’s harmless. Why don’t you just sit down there and put these headphones on and stare into this eye of gold and let go of your thoughts for awhile? I promise, in a few minutes you’ll feel right as the rain…"

-Riffcaster, The Ripple Effect

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released April 8, 2017

Album Lineup:
Troy Aschenbrenner-Vocals
Mike Donofrio-Drums
Karl Larson-Guitar
Jeff Wilson-Bass

Recorded and mixed by Chris Hughes
Mastered by Tony Reed
Album art by Adam Burke

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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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Track Name: Play Dead
So play dead only once because I want you to
My life's a bloody mess, I give it back to you
Lay there I'll tell the monster with the bolts to sing
I don't care anymore 'cause the bell's about to ring

Pain - High - Electric - Sky

Well you're a cold one now and you will be the bride
This ain't no suicide or a heart attack
Lonely I'm all alone then you lay next to me
Once more now to you I say, that the bell's going to ring

Pain - High - Electric - Sky
Electric - High - Electric - Bride

Don't try to run and hide, slut you're the dying bride
It's cold today
I listened...what you choose, you said what you know
Still cold and damp
Seen change to true, your life it fits you
Your life no mind
No more you play dead, play dead-that suits you
Play dead in sin
Play dead...
Track Name: Not Killing Me
Not killing me
You not killing me

Creeping all alone-into the lonely wicked night
Underneath the stars above-in the shadows of delight
Waiting what is that-just there among the trees
Could it be the enemy-getting close not killing me

You not killing me

Drifting in those shadows-of the lonesome lonely night
To be all alone-and calling out for the fight
Waiting what is that-just there amongst the trees
Your eyes will be shut-your're not close to killing me

Your move, where do i stand?
Not killing me
Because I'm not alone

Was it you, was it me, was it plain to deceive?
Evil eyes, evil cries, hypnotize and disguise
You were wrong, to be right, were they all parasites
If i bleed , will you bleed, you will bleed, you will bleed

Your move, where do i stand?
Not killing me
Because I'm not alone
Track Name: Ta-Da/Eye of Gold
You broke the silence
You broke the silence
Got my patience running down

The Eye's awoken
The Eye's awoken
And the fire will scorch the ground

My ears are bleeding
My ears are screaming
Edge madness from the sound

The eye's awoken
You won't believe it
When I burn that fucker down

When the Eye of Gold rains down
Fire...
When the Eye of Gold

The forge is running
The fire's burning
Molten magma melting down

The end is coming
The forge is running
And the fire will scorch the ground

The Eye is heating
Soon you'll be screaming
Howls of death-your only sound

The Eye is ready
The Eye is ready
Come to burn that fucker down

When the Eye of Gold rains down
fire When the Eye of Gold rains down
When the Eye of Gold rains down
Fire...
When the Eye of Gold

Fire and ash, heat and smoke, and flames
As you scream for death
Fire and ash, heat and smoke, and flames
As you scream for death
Fire and ash, heat and smoke, and flames
Taking your last breath...

When the Eye of Gold rains down
Fire...
When the Eye of Gold
Track Name: Crawl
With the full moon on rise
Should take this flight
High in fog
That devil's in disguise
To roam the night
As they fall
Thick clouds are covering
As the fiend within
Turns then hunts its victims
Mindless they're moving in slow
Motion too slow
And then caught

Reflections never change, they rearrange
That shadow on the wall, I watched it crawl

Walk in the shadows now
On the prowl
As your're lost
That devil's in disguise
Howls in the night
As they fall
Thick clouds are covering
As the fiend within
Turns then hunts its victims
Mindless they're moving in slow
motion too slow
And now gone

Reflections never change they rearrange
that shadow on the wall i watched it crawl

With the full moon on rise
I'll take a flight
Should I be all alone
I know...
Track Name: Demonize
Little one got me wrong, got me wrong oh little one
Run away, save yourself, save yourself and save your soul
I'm not right, wrong inside, demon's coming run and hide
When he comes all will fall

You got me wrong
All dead leaves they fall
On scabbed knees I crawl
Awake-the demons eye

Way you moved me, slowed down time
My knees got weak, so amusing,
Found it hard to even speak.
I'm not right, wrong inside nowhere to hide
The demons here all will fall

You got me wrong
All dead leaves they fall
On scabbed knees i crawl
Awake-the demons eye

And here we sit, as they all trip
Too spaced to stay, now fade away
Awake now
Gone
Demon's eye