The stats on King Gizzard’s colourful career are stacking up fast: 25 albums, 13 of them charting in the Top 20 in Australia, where they are now arguably the country’s most innovative, important and productive rock band. International critical acclaim. Headline festival appearances. And perhaps most importantly, a fervent worldwide fanbase who share endless memes, mixes, videos, graphics, theories and discussions, all through which they explore and expand what they have termed ‘The Gizzverse’.

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard are: Stu Mackenzie (vocals/guitar), Ambrose Kenny-Smith (harmonica/vocals/keyboards), Cook Craig (guitar/vocals), Joey Walker (guitar/vocals), Lucas Harwood (bass) and Michael Cavanagh (drums).

Album discography: 12 Bar Bruise (2012), Eyes Like the Sky (2013), Float Along – Fill Your Lungs (2013), Oddments (2014), I’m In Your Mind Fuzz (2014), Quarters! (2015), Paper Mache Dream Balloon (2015), Nonagon Infinity (2016), Flying Microtonal Banana (2017), Murder of the Universe (2017), Sketches of Brunswick East (2017), Polygondwanaland (2017), Gumboot Soup (2017), Fishing for Fishies (2019), Infest The Rats’ Nest (2019), Chunky Shrapnel (live album) (2020), K.G. (2020), L.W. (2021), Butterfly 3000 (2021), Butterfly 3001 (2022), Made in Timeland (2022), Omnium Gatherum (2022), Ice, Death, Planets, Lungs, Mushrooms and Lava (2022), Laminated Denim (2022), Changes (2022), and PetroDragonic Apocalypse; or, Dawn of Eternal Night: An Annihilation of Planet Earth and the Beginning of Merciless Damnation (2023), The Silver Cord (2023).

Tour Dates

Date Details Venue City With Tickets
08/15/24
@ The Anthem
Washington, DC
w/ Geese, DJ Crenshaw
The Anthem
Washington, DC
Geese, DJ Crenshaw
Sold Out
08/16/24
@ Forest Hills Stadium
Forest Hills, New York
w/ 3 HR MARATHON – Geese, DJ Crenshaw
Forest Hills, New York
3 HR MARATHON – Geese, DJ Crenshaw
08/17/24
@ Forest Hills Stadium
Forest Hills, New York
w/ 3 HR MARATHON – Geese, DJ Crenshaw
Forest Hills, New York
3 HR MARATHON – Geese, DJ Crenshaw
Sold Out
08/19/24
@ The Stage at Suffolk Downs
Boston, Massachusetts
w/ Geese, DJ Crenshaw
The Stage at Suffolk Downs
Boston, Massachusetts
Geese, DJ Crenshaw
08/20/24
@ Thompson’s Point
Portland, Maine
w/ Geese, DJ Crenshaw
Thompson’s Point
Portland, Maine
Geese, DJ Crenshaw
Sold Out
08/21/24
@ Budweiser Stage
Toronto, Ontario
w/ Geese
Budweiser Stage
Toronto, Ontario
Geese
08/23/24
@ Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre
Detroit, Michigan
w/ ACOUSTIC SET – Geese
Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre
Detroit, Michigan
ACOUSTIC SET – Geese
08/24/24
@ Jacob’s Pavilion
Cleveland, Ohio
w/ Geese
Jacob’s Pavilion
Cleveland, Ohio
Geese
Sold Out
08/25/24
@ MegaCorp Pavilion Outdoor
Newport, Kentucky
w/ Geese
MegaCorp Pavilion Outdoor
Newport, Kentucky
Geese
08/27/24
@ The Dell Music Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
w/ Geese
The Dell Music Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Geese
Sold Out
08/28/24
@ Brown’s Island
Richmond, Virginia
w/ Geese
Brown’s Island
Richmond, Virginia
Geese
08/30/24
@ ExploreAsheville.com Arena
Asheville, North Carolina
w/ Geese
ExploreAsheville.com Arena
Asheville, North Carolina
Geese
Sold Out
08/31/24
@ Ascend Amphitheater
Nashville, Tennessee
w/ Geese
Ascend Amphitheater
Nashville, Tennessee
Geese
09/01/24
@ Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
Chicago, Illinois
w/ 3 HR MARATHON – Geese
Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
Chicago, Illinois
3 HR MARATHON – Geese
Sold Out
09/03/24
@ The Armory
Minneapolis, Minnesota
w/ Geese
The Armory
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Geese
09/04/24
@ Miller High Life Theatre
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
w/ Geese
Miller High Life Theatre
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Geese
09/05/24
@ The Factory
St. Louis, Missouri
w/ Geese
The Factory
St. Louis, Missouri
Geese
Sold Out
09/06/24
@ The Astro Amphitheater
Omaha, Nebraska
w/ Geese
The Astro Amphitheater
Omaha, Nebraska
Geese
09/08/24
@ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Morrison, Colorado
w/ Geese
Morrison, Colorado
Geese
Sold Out
09/09/24
@ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Morrison, Colorado
w/ EARLY SHOW – Geese
Morrison, Colorado
EARLY SHOW – Geese
09/09/24
@ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Morrison, Colorado
w/ LATE SHOW – Geese
Morrison, Colorado
LATE SHOW – Geese
09/11/24
@ Edgefield Amphitheater
Troutdale, Oregon
w/ Geese
Edgefield Amphitheater
Troutdale, Oregon
Geese
Sold Out
09/12/24
@ Pacific Coliseum
Vancouver, British Columbia
w/ Geese
Pacific Coliseum
Vancouver, British Columbia
Geese
09/14/24
@ The Gorge Amphitheatre
Quincy, Washington
w/ 3 HR MARATHON – Geese, DJ Crenshaw
The Gorge Amphitheatre
Quincy, Washington
3 HR MARATHON – Geese, DJ Crenshaw
11/01/24
@ The Forum
Inglewood, California
w/ King Stingray, DJ Crenshaw
The Forum
Inglewood, California
King Stingray, DJ Crenshaw
11/02/24
@ The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park
San Diego, California
w/ ACOUSTIC SET – King Stingray, DJ Crenshaw
The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park
San Diego, California
ACOUSTIC SET – King Stingray, DJ Crenshaw
11/03/24
@ Vina Robles Amphitheatre
Paso Robles, California
w/ King Stingray, DJ Crenshaw
Vina Robles Amphitheatre
Paso Robles, California
King Stingray, DJ Crenshaw
Sold Out
11/04/24
@ Frost Amphitheater at Stanford
Stanford, California
w/ King Stingray, DJ Crenshaw
Frost Amphitheater at Stanford
Stanford, California
King Stingray, DJ Crenshaw
11/08/24
@ Bakkt Theater at Planet Hollywood
Las Vegas, Nevada
w/ King Stingray, DJ Crenshaw
Bakkt Theater at Planet Hollywood
Las Vegas, Nevada
King Stingray, DJ Crenshaw
11/09/24
@ Arizona Financial Theatre
Phoenix, Arizona
w/ King Stingray
Arizona Financial Theatre
Phoenix, Arizona
King Stingray
11/10/24
@ Revel Entertainment Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico
w/ King Stingray
Revel Entertainment Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico
King Stingray
11/12/24
@ The Criterion
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
w/ King Stingray
The Criterion
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
King Stingray
11/13/24
@ JJ’s Live
Fayetteville, Arkansas
w/ King Stingray
JJ’s Live
Fayetteville, Arkansas
King Stingray
Sold Out
11/15/24
@ Germania Insurance Amphitheater
Austin, Texas
w/ 3 HR MARATHON – King Stingray
Germania Insurance Amphitheater
Austin, Texas
3 HR MARATHON – King Stingray
11/16/24
@ White Oak Music Hall
Houston, Texas
w/ King Stingray
White Oak Music Hall
Houston, Texas
King Stingray
11/17/24
@ Mardi Gras World
New Orleans, Louisiana
w/ King Stingray
Mardi Gras World
New Orleans, Louisiana
King Stingray
11/19/24
@ Fox Theatre Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia
w/ King Stingray
Fox Theatre Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia
King Stingray
Sold Out
11/20/24
@ St. Augustine Amphitheatre
St. Augustine, Florida
w/ King Stingray
St. Augustine Amphitheatre
St. Augustine, Florida
King Stingray
11/21/24
@ Factory Town
Miami, Florida
w/ King Stingray
Factory Town
Miami, Florida
King Stingray
05/18/25
@ Coliseu dos Recreios
Lisbon
Lisbon
05/19/25
@ Coliseu dos Recreios
Lisbon
Lisbon
05/20/25
@ Coliseu dos Recreios
Lisbon
Lisbon
05/23/25
@ Poble Espanyol
Barcelona
Barcelona
05/24/25
@ Poble Espanyol
Barcelona
Barcelona
05/25/25
@ Poble Espanyol
Barcelona
Barcelona
05/29/25
@ Lukiskes Prison 2.0
Vilnius
Vilnius
05/30/25
@ Lukiskes Prison 2.0
Vilnius
Vilnius
05/31/25
@ Lukiskes Prison 2.0
Vilnius
Vilnius
06/04/25
@ Lycabettus Theatre
Athens
Athens
06/05/25
@ Lycabettus Theatre
Athens
Athens
06/06/25
@ Lycabettus Theatre
Athens
Athens
06/08/25
@ Ancient Theatre
Plovdiv
Plovdiv
06/09/25
@ Ancient Theatre
Plovdiv
Plovdiv
06/10/25
@ Ancient Theatre
Plovdiv
Plovdiv

News

King Gizzard Crown New Label With Jay Watson/Ambrose Kenny-Smith LP
SPIN

Australian sextet King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard are folding their own KGLW label into a new entity, (p)doom Records, which will not only put out their new and archival music moving forward but also that of their individual band members, friends and collaborators. First out of the gate on July 19 will be Ill Times, the debut pairing of Tame Impala/Pond/GUM principal Jay Watson and Gizzard multi-instrumentalist Ambrose Kenny-Smith. The title track is available now

The 63 Most Anticipated Tours of 2024
Pitchfork

BIKINI KILL: 

Punk icons Bikini Kill will hit the road starting this summer for a North American tour. It will follow the release of lead singer Kathleen Hanna’s memoir, Rebel Girl: My Life as a Feminist Punk, which hits shelves in May. The tour begins in Los Angeles this August and includes stops in San Francisco, Toronto, Brooklyn, and more, with support from Comet Gain, Big Joanie, Tropical Fuck Storm, Snoozers, and R.Aggs.

 

KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD: 

The beloved and prolific Australian weirdos King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard are touring a lot this year in support of their latest album, The Silver Chord. After a successful string of March festival dates in South America, the band has dates slated for May with Grace Cummings across the United Kingdom and Europe. Then, the group will head to North America for shows in August, September, and November. Crowds in Forest Hills, New York, on August 17; Chicago, Illinois, on September 1; Quincy, Washington, on September 14; and Austin, Texas, on November 15 are also getting the band’s famous three-hour “marathon shows.”

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard Announce 25th Album The Silver Cord
Paste Magazine

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard are back with a triple-single to announce their monumental 25th album, The Silver Cord. The band also have unveiled a lineup of 3-hour marathon sets beginning next year. The Australian six-piece dropped “Theia / The Silver Cord / Set” in a trippy 12-minute music video showcasing the album’s range from melodic synths to hard-hitting techno with distorted vocals.

King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard Goes Electro On Three New Songs
Spin

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard dives headfirst into electronic music like never before on its upcoming 25th album The Silver Cord, the first three songs from which are out this morning (Oct. 3). “Theia,” the title track, and “Set” introduce a synth-dominated sound as far removed as possible from the summer prog/metal companion album PetroDragonic Apocalypse, with nods to techno forefathers such as Kraftwerk and Underworld powering this surprising change of pace.

Here’s the deal with King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard
NPR

The key to understanding the King Gizzard phenomenon is a willingness to imagine disparate categories in dense overlap, well beyond anything our post-genre pop era might have prepared us for. The group’s six musicians live at the center of a very unlikely Venn diagram: stylistic chameleons on par with Beck and Damon Albarn, prolific at a rate that outpaces even the famously hyper-productive Guided By Voices, mounting completely unpredictable live shows with the jam band ethos of Phish. Led by 32-year-old primary songwriter Stu Mackenzie, they have released 24 studio albums since 2010, five of which dropped in 2022. (Two of those, the MGMT-ish Omnium Gatherum and the groovy jazz-fusion opus Ice, Death, Planets, Lungs, Mushrooms, and Lava, are good entry points for the uninitiated.) The records tend to be organized around genre and musical high concepts — garage rock, various flavors of psychedelia, electronic excursions, prog, blue-eyed soul and several albums exploring the possibilites of microtonal tuning.

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard Unveil New Album PetroDragonic Apocalypse: Stream
Consequence of Sound

King Gizzard clocked back into somewhat familiar instrumentation with PetroDragonic Apocalypse (for short, because, of course), which marks their 24th studio album. Self-described as “heavy as fuck,” the new record harks back to 2019’s Infest the Rat’s Nest by diving into the metal pools of experimentally hard-hitting riffs and songs about witches and wizards. They teased the album with lead single “Gila Monster.”

King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard Deal in Black Magic and Black Comedy on ‘PetroDragonic Apocalypse’
Exclaim!

Finally — King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard have made an album about lizards and wizards. With a title impossibly more tongue-twisting than the band’s name, and one which seems to beg for a sepia-toned fantasy map in the vinyl gatefold to fully understand its lore, PetroDragonic Apocalypse; or, Dawn of Eternal Night: An Annihilation of Planet Earth and the Beginning of Merciless Damnation finds King Gizzard opening the medieval spellbook on their most blackened, ominous album to date.

A Murky Shade Of Death: King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard Conjures A Heavy Metal Concept Album
SPIN

Thankfully, this bleak turn of events chronicled on King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard’s new album, PetroDragonic Apocalypse or Dawn of Eternal Night: An Annihilation of Planet Earth and the Beginning of Merciless Damnation, is just a fantasy (for now). But as some kind of metaphor for how humanity has ravaged its only home to the point of no return and is actively contributing to its own demise, it feels frighteningly, powerfully real.

King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard isn’t a band, it’s a lifestyle. And a strange one at that.
The Chicago Tribune

“Unlike nearly every musical act on the planet, you don’t see them expecting to hear a favorite song. Chances are, you won’t hear it. Instead, what binds all this, what they ask is faith in an old value: A live performance should be ephemeral, fleeting. King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, exciting, dumb, silly, moving, is alive above all else.”

Exclaim!’s Staff Picks: King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard Lean into Heavy Fantasy with “Gila Monster”
Exclaim!

Following their latest foray into thrash metal with 2019’s Infest the Rats’ NestKing Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard returned with a promise of more “heavy as fuck” tunes coming our way with the lengthily titled PetroDragonic Apocalypse; or, Dawn of Eternal Night: An Annihilation of Planet Earth and the Beginning of Merciless Damnation, due June 16 via their own KGLW.

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard announce 24th album, ‘PetroDragonic Apocalypse’
NME

The band’s first album of 2023 follows the triple-header of LPs released in October of last year, Ice, Death, Planets, Lungs, Mushrooms and Lava’, ‘Laminated Denim’ and ‘Changes’.

The new album’s full title is ‘PetroDragonic Apocalypse Or Dawn Of Eternal Night: An Annihilation Of Planet Earth And The Beginning Of Merciless Damnation’. No firm release date has yet been revealed, but the album will be up for pre-order from May 16 on Gizzverse.

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard Detail New Album PetroDragonic Apocalypse, Share “Gila Monster”: Stream
Consequence

Earlier this month, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard announced a new album called PetroDragonic Apocalypse; or, Dawn of Eternal Night: An Annihilation of Planet Earth and the Beginning of Merciless Damnation. Now, they’ve shared more details about the project, due out June 16th, and revealed its first single, “Gila Monster.”

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Announce 24th Album PetroDragonic Apocalypse; Or, Dawn Of Eternal Night: An Annihilation Of Planet Earth And The Beginning Of Merciless
Stereogum

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard came out of 2022 with five new albums, and the prolific Australian psych-rockers already have another new one on the way. They announced their 24th studio album in an Instagram post: It’s called PetroDragonic Apocalypse; Or, Dawn Of Eternal Night: An Annihilation Of Planet Earth And The Beginning Of Merciless Damnation and pre-orders for the album start on May 16, though they haven’t disclosed a release date just yet.

King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard Announce Album, Share Video for New Song “Gila Monster”: Watch
Pitchfork

“When we made Rats’ Nest, it felt experimental,” singer Stu Mackenzie said in a statement. “Like, ‘Here’s this music that some of us grew up on but we’d never had the guts or confidence to really play before, so let’s give it a go and see what happens.’ And when we made that album we were like, ‘Fuck, why did it take us so long to do this?’ It’s just so much fun to play that music, and those songs work so well when we play them live. So we always had it in our minds to make another metal record.”

King Gizzard Announce New Album ‘PetroDragonic Apocalypse’
Clash Magazine

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard will release new album ‘PetroDragonic Apocalypse; or, Dawn of Eternal Night: An Annihilation of Planet Earth and the Beginning of Merciless Damnation’ on June 16th.

The Australian band are ever-productive, releasing a string of albums throughout 2022. The coming year brings yet more projects, with King Gizzard set to release a grandiosely titled album this summer.

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard share video for ‘Astroturf’
xsnoize

Today, they present a new video for “Astroturf,” a track off of 2022’s Changes. The album was originally conceived in 2017, and is a concept album that is ” built around this one chord progression – every track is like a variation on a theme,” says Stu Mackenzie. “Astroturf” is one of those creations, a 70s-tinged soft-pop earworm. The accompanying video was filmed in the band’s Australian studio. The band adds: “We filmed this live then overdubbed the fuck over it. Recording is fun.”

King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard: “Ice, Death, Planets, Lungs, Mushrooms and Lava”
Pitchfork

“Certainly, this is one of their loosest, most sprawling records, with almost every track exceeding seven minutes; on the other hand, even the most outré odysseys are less a product of improvisation than intricate arrangement. When the Afrobeat-steeped “Ice V” and the dizzying 13-minute showstopper “Hell’s Itch” settle into their fleet-footed grooves and start introducing new ideas every 16 bars, the effect is less like a band showing off their chops and more like rotating MCs chiming in with a few rhymes on a posse cut. And where past Gizzard epics have embraced a racetrack construction, whipping in and out of recurring motifs at regular intervals, the mischievous “Magma” is built more like a spiral staircase, its guitar accents and frisky rhythms swirling skyward en route to the cataclysmic, wah-wah-splattered finale…”

Into the Gizzverse with Shrimp and Juicy
The New Yorker

“King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, the pretty-much-every-genre rock band from Australia, boarded a tour bus in Montreal at 2 a.m. one night this month and arrived in Brooklyn nine hours later. No gig until the following night, in Queens: a rare day off. “I passed out for an hour at the hotel, grabbed a chicken burrito, and here we are,” Ambrose Kenny-Smith, one of the band’s singers and multi-instrumentalists, said that afternoon. “Here” was a skate park under the Kosciuszko Bridge, on the Brooklyn side of Newtown Creek. “On off days, we try to go for a skate,” he said. “It keeps the mental health in check.””

Stream King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard’s New Album Changes
Stereogum

“The Melbourne band, one of the most formidable live acts in the world, also somehow finds time to release more albums than almost anyone, with an admirable degree of quality control. This month they’ve already released two albums, the Can-inspired cut-and-paste exercise Ice, Death, Planets, Lungs, Mushrooms And Lava (for which they jammed their way into songs in the studio and edited them together afterwards) and the motorik rave-up Laminated Denim (comprising two 15-minute songs, each one written at 120 bpm to mimic the pulse of a ticking clock). Today they’re back with the last album of this October outpouring”

King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard: “If something is shit and no one likes it, you just put out another one the next month”
NME

“The band’s North American tour is a breathtaking live comeback for them, even by Gizz standards. In just over a month, they’ll play a headline set at Desert Daze; four marathon three-hour sets, three of them at the picturesque Red Rocks amphitheatre; and a stadium show in New York supported by Black Midi, Leah Senior and Jonathan Toubin”

Supreme Ascendancy: Inside King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard’s New, Strange Trip
Spin Magazine

From humble beginnings as a goofily named, “hey, why not?” college project in Australia to releasing 23 different genre-jumping albums since 2009, King Gizzard has suddenly become one of the most talked-about bands in rock, seized upon by jam band-loving Gen Z stoners, Metallica and Tool devotees jonesing for like-minded heavy riffage, suburban dads still holding a candle for AC/DC and Pink Floyd, and Discogs-loving record nerds perpetually in search of the next great buzz. At a time when many established artists can’t make the economics work to tour at all and many listeners cling to the notion that “rock is dead,” there’s something quite extraordinary about what King Gizzard is doing

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard: Changes – album review
Louder Than War

“The discography of Australian sonic explorers King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard is littered with grand conceptual flourishes, ambitious schemes and missions often seemingly impossible. Be they reinventing the electric guitar to explore the outer reaches of Middle Eastern psychedelia, soundtracking climate change nightmares with blood-flecked thrash-metal, finding new possibilities within archaic synthesisers or composing the world’s first ever infinitely looping psych-prog mobius strip, the impossible seems something the Gizzards eat for breakfast”

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard share “Hate Dancin’” video from new album ‘Changes’
Brooklyn Vegan

This Friday, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard release Changes, their third album of October 2022 following Ice, Death, Planets, Lungs, Mushrooms And Lava and Laminated Denim. That will also be their fifth album of the year, not counting the remix album they dropped in January. They’ve just shared the video for “Hate Dancin'” from the album and it’s on the group’s poppier side. “I started writing a song about how I hate dancing, but then I realized that I love dancing,” says KG frontman Stu Mackenzie. The video has the band showing off their moves and you can watch that below.

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – “Hate Dancin’”
Stereogum

“It was originally going to be the fifth album that we made in 2017,” the band’s Stu Mackenzie said in our recent KGLW cover story. “We had it locked in to be the fifth record. And we recorded what we thought was going to be the album in 2017. It just wasn’t fully realized at that time. We didn’t have the musical vocabulary to actually complete this idea.” On Changes, “we’re kind of flicking between key like every chord change on every song,” he explained. “It’s these two keys, and they shouldn’t be in tune with each other, basically. We’re sort of flicking between them the whole time.”

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard release new album ‘Laminated Denim’, announce 2023 Europe and UK tour
NME

“King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard have released new album ‘Laminated Denim’, the second of three the ultra-prolific psych-rockers will share in October.

The album was released on Wednesday (October 12), and consists of two tracks – ‘The Land Before Timeland’ and ‘Hypertension’ – both of which are exactly 15 minutes in length. ‘Laminated Denim’ serves as a spiritual successor to earlier album ‘Made In Timeland’ (which its title is an anagram of), which was released physically in March of this year before arriving digitally yesterday alongside ‘Laminated Denim’ “

King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard Launches New Album At Red Rocks Shows
Spin Magazine

“King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard launched its new album, Laminated Denim, last night (Oct. 11) against the backdrop of two marathon three-hour performances at Red Rocks outside Denver. The vinyl (with an actual denim cover) was available early at the merch stand yesterday, and the music itself was debuted over the PA during each show’s intermission”

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard Return with New Album Laminated Denim: Stream
Consequence of Sound

“Laminated Denim is an anagram of Made in Timeland, the album the ever-prolific psychedelic band released in March. Like that project, Laminated Denim is comprised of only two songs — “The Land Before Timeland” and “Hypertension” — that both run for exactly 15 minutes. To coincide with its release, King Gizzard have also uploaded Made in Timeland to streaming services for the first time”

Listen to King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard’s new album ‘Laminated Denim’
Brooklyn Vegan

“King Gizzard are very busy this month; in addition to being on tour in North America they’re releasing three albums in three weeks. Ice, Death, Planets, Lungs, Mushrooms and Lava was released last week, and now here’s Laminated Denim, the band’s 22 album in 10 years. They call this a “spiritual successor” to Made in Timeland from earlier this year — “Laminated Denim” is also an anagram of “Made in Timeland” — and it consists of two very jammy 15-minute songs, “The Land Before Timeland” and “Hypertension.”

The Wild, Wonderful world of King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard
Stereogum

“It also happens to be 10 years to the day since they released their first, 12 Bar Bruise. In the decade since that record’s fried echo-chamber psych-surf shenanigans, King Gizz have tried their hand at (among other things) a Spaghetti Western epic narrative, heady jazz fusion, dreamy psychedelic folk, prog-metal short stories, woozy soft rock, brain-melted boogie, charred primitivist thrash, panoramic synth-pop, and extensive experiments with microtonal composition — most of it merged seamlessly into the zany garage-punk jam-band vibe that has made them one of the most infectiously fun live acts in the world. They’ve also documented that concert experience via umpteen live albums and official bootlegs freely uploaded for their fans to download and distribute how they see fit. It’s a rare group that can convincingly blur the lines between Phish, Neu!, King Crimson, and the Osees while never sounding like anything less than themselves”

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – “Iron Lung”
Stereogum

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard already shared “Ice V,” a 10-minute track that’ll appear on Ice, Death, Planets, Lungs, Mushrooms And Lava. Today, they’ve also shared the free-flowing nine-minute rave-up “Iron Lung.” It’s a percussive acid-rock explosion with some nice, sinuous riffage and a whole lot of guitar theatrics, and it sounds like the work of a fully locked-in jam band. In a press release, band member Stu Mackenzie says, “We wrote the lyrics as a group and created the music out of improvisation. Spontaneous creation. The best kind. And that’s why I’m proud of it. Hope you dig.”

Desert Daze Festival Has Its Vibey, Happy Crowd Tripping on Tame Impala and King Gizzard (and on Gopher Holes, Too): Concert Review
Variety

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard — longtime Desert Daze favorites who have grown to increasingly bigger stages and later time slots — exploded onto the Moon Stage for their headlining appearance. They blasted through selections from their hefty catalog like Stone Roses playing speed metal or Metallica on acid, while inflatable alligators were tossed around, and a skeleton on a stick and a skewered fuzzy worm were waved about by an enthusiastic crowd.

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard To Host Gizzverse Record Fair At Forest Hills Stadium Show
Live For Live Music

Australian psych-rockers King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard will host the Gizzverse Record Fair at their upcoming show at New York City’s Forest Hills Stadium on Friday, October 21st. Fans will have the chance to buy “bootlegs, test pressings, limited edition variants, warehouse finds & other rarities galore, plus a limited edition tote bag.”

Forget the MCU, psychedelic rockers King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard created the ‘Gizzverse’
Los Angeles Times

Since 2011, the six-piece Aussie posse from Melbourne and surrounding areas has steadily amassed one of the largest and most diverse discographies in modern rock while cultivating an endearingly obsessed corner of Reddit with almost zero radio play. What started as psych-inflected surf rock on a pair of debut EPs has evolved into 20 full-length albums and bootlegs that span decades of sounds — garage, spaghetti-western, thrash metal, synth-pop, jam, krautrock, hip-hop — with a wailing harmonica and the occasional flute solo. Sometimes all on the same project.

Our favorite songs of the week (playlist) Our favorite songs of the week (playlist) Our favorite songs of the week (playlist)
Brooklyn Vegan

Between our daily coverage, our Notable Releases and Indie Basement columns, and our monthly punk and rap roundups, we post tons of new music all the time here on BrooklynVegan. In an effort to keep track of all the new music we’re excited about, we’ve been posting a new playlist each week with many of the songs we love that were (mostly) released that week.

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Announce Three New Albums For This Fall
Uproxx

It’s often said that the best things come in threes, and King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard is looking to confirm that this October when they release a trio of new albums. The group will kick the month off with Ice, Death, Planets, Lungs, Mushrooms And Lava on October 7 before coming right back with Laminated Denim on October 12, which is notably releasing on a Wednesday.