Article by: Leanne Ridgeway
From beyond the gutter, THE DEATH WHEELERS bring you their second album, the soundtrack to the fictional bikesploitation flick that never was: Divine Filth. Drawing inspiration from instrumental rock, proto-metal, punk, and funk, the band embalms the listener in their sonic world of decay, groove, and debauchery.
Surfing the line between Motörhead, The Cramps, and Dick Dale, the Canadian quartet uncompromisingly blends rawness and power in their riff fueled compositions. Recorded entirely in 48 hours in a live setting just like in the good old days, this second opus is a testament to what the band stands for: a no BS attitude spiked with a heavy layer of crass.
We have the available audio singles streaming below, along with their recent official video for the title track “Divine Filth“. Just like their previous offering ‘I Tread On Your Grave‘, the upcoming album is devised to serve as a soundtrack loosely based on a plot synopsis of a B-movie:
It’s 1982. Spurcity is run-down. The crime rate is up and so is drug use. A new kind of kick has hit the streets and it ain’t pretty. DTA, a powerful and highly addictive hallucinogenic drug, is transforming its loyal citizens into undead trash. Its users experience an indescribable high, but it leaves them rotting away within days, craving human flesh. No one knows who is dealing this new potent drug, but rumor has it that the motorcycle cult, The Death Wheelers, is behind this concoction. Could this be the end of civilization as we know it? What is motivating this group of psychotic individuals?
01. Welcome to Spurcity
02. Ditchfinder General
03. DTA – Suicycle Tendencies
04. Divine Filth
06. Corps Morts
07. Murder Machines – Biker Mortis
08. Motörgasm (Carnal Pleasures Pt. 1)
09. Chopped Back to Life
10. Road Rites
The cycle of violence indeed continues with this sordid slab of sounds. So hop on, and enjoy one last ride with The Death Wheelers. ‘Divine Filth‘ will be available on vinyl LP, CD, and digital download/streaming on September 11th, 2020, through RidingEasy Records.
THE DEATH WHEELERS:
Max Tremblay – Loud pipes
Hugo Bertacchi – Tire screeches
Richard Turcotte – Battery acid
Ed Desaulniers – Fender bender