Melodic Revolution Records is excited to announce the upcoming new album by Murky Red, “No Pocus Without Hocus” the bands first full length release in 3 years.

Murky Red returns after 3 years and delivers a record filled with addictive, memorable and electrifying songs. The title describes the album perfectly, the journey that Murky Red traveled, to complete their second album. The change of the band’s line-up, serious illnesses, the loss of loved ones, victims of fraud, financial and relational barriers… It seemed like The Murkies were cursed by the devil (although we paid him, the bloody twat. Wise lesson kids: never trust a devil).

According to the band:
The making of ‘No Pocus Without Hocus’ was no walk in the park, but thanks to dedication, patience (ours and our fans’), friendship and a bit of sorcery, we returned with an album we’re all proud of.

The meaning of the album title is a variation of ‘no gain, no pain’, which reflects on the making of the album but also on daily life. Sometimes you need a little magic to help you through the daily struggles. But that doesn’t mean we made a pitch black, sad album. It’s a laugh and a cry album. The songs are about the normal everyday things that happen in your life; you hallucinate a bit, you discuss world problems with your cat, you get horny, you can’t sleep, you penetrate a mermaid with a fish stick…  in fact this is the perfect soundtrack for your life! We know our listeners!

Musically, we stole all the best parts of Deep Floyd, The Black Doors, Led Sabbath and Dennie Christian, but you wouldn’t know it if we hadn’t told you. They endured the Murky-treatment: we put them all in big black cauldron, added 4 cans of blues sauce and spiced it with prog-herbs. We stirred it all up and let it simmer for about 2 years. The end result smells funny but it sounds just like Murky Red doing a cover of a Murky Red tribute band.

We asked Colin Tench (Corvus Stone, Oceans 5, CTP, Transmission Rails, The Minstrel’s Ghost, Coalition …) for his mixing – pocus and to be a guest on ‘Collateral Damage’. Colin immediately agreed and put a new set of strings on his cowbells. You really don’t want to miss this!

‘No Pocus Without Hocus’ should see an early to late fall release, as the album is in the final stages.

Track Listing:
Pixelated Friends, Stoned And Horny, Sweet Dark Hypnosis, She’s Crying Diamonds, Nothing Can Go Wrong, A Wooden Groove, Collateral Damage, Bad Wolf Of The Pack, Wild Flower, Mermaids and Elena.

Production Credits:
Recorded at Murky Red Studios, Belgium: Between 2013 & 2015.
Mixing & Mastering: Colin Tench at Stoned Bun Studios, Sweden.
Music and lyrics by Stef Flaming
© 2015 Murky Red Music

Last but not least, a special thanks to my band members for their effort and positivity during hard times.
-Stef Flaming

Murky Red is back and stronger than ever.

Murky Red Is…
Stef Flaming: Vocals & Guitars
Patrick Dujardin: Guitars
Luk Lantin: Bass Guitar
René Marteaux: Drums
Marie Vancamp: Percussion
Yolanda Flaming: Keys  

Guest Musician:
Colin Tench on ‘Collateral Damage’.  

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