Both as a band and as individuals, The Morlocks have earned their stripes on the rock and roll circuit. Through break-ups, break downs, personnel changes, changing cities and shifts in popular culture, The Morlocks have continually grown stronger at what they do best even as they died their many deaths. In the process, The Morlocks have built up a die-hard following and originality. Where others would have bled out long ago, The Morlocks get stitched up and keep going.
Surprising, then, that in 1999, Spin Magazine printed an inaccurate story declaring the death of their energetic, charismatic lead singer Leighton Koizumi ( also fronting the Gravedigger V ). Needless to say, Leighton ( far from being dead ) continues to lead the charge, a duty he has held since the band’s debut LP Emerge. The Morlocks have continued to perform and make records, a number of which have been featured prominently in movies, television shows and video games.
Now, the re-vamped & resurrected Morlocks are ready to spread their wings like a Phoenix rising from the ashes… Currently based out of Dusseldorf, Leighton has inlisted a who´s who European fuzz masters… Starting with Rob Louwers - drums ( Fuzztones, Q-65, Link Wray ) Oliver Pilsner - Bass ( Fuzztones, Cheeks, Montesas, Magnificent Brotherhood ) Bernadette - Guitar ( Sonny Vincent, Humpers ) and Marcello Salis ( Gravedigger V, Hangee V ), The Morlocks have been secluded in their secret European lair. Planning and plotting a new set along with classic fan favorites! You can expect a whole new trip, including new recordings, new tours, new merch, and a new "live" show guaranteed to melt your mind, make your ears bleed, put some boogie in your backseat, and leave you with an intense feeling of wanting more.
As it says in the Bible, «ask and you shall receive» The Morlocks are proud to announce ( for all ye faithful ) the release of their new LP. «BRING ON THE MESMERIC CONDITION» on Hound Gawd Records. Slated for release late Summer 2018. Recorded By Alaska Winter at various secret locations in Germany, including stops in «The Black Forests» of Freiburg, the seedy underbelly of the Rhine (Dusseldorf/Cologne) and East meets West (Berlin). Mixed and mastered by the notorious «Jim Diamond» of Dirtbombs fame, to give it that special «Motor City» grit and grease that is required on a Morlock record! Alas it´s been a while since the release of «The Morlocks Play Chess», «BRING ON THE MESMERIC CONDITION» features something never before offered on a Morlocks LP, all original songs!!!!!
Through the twists and turns of rock and roll’s unending stretch of highway, The Morlocks have proven themselves to be road warriors and survivors. Today, as they prepare to take on the world, The Morlocks continue to see themselves being placed in the ranks of the most mysterious, respected and legendary American and European garage punk bands.
When The Morlocks play in your city, you’re going to need lots of cold beers and some dry towels standing by when the show is over. And, yeah… save some for the band as well.
Marcello Salis - Guitar, Vocals
Bernadette - Guitar
Oliver Pilsner - Bass, Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Rob Louwers - Drums