Vodun are an utterly remarkable proposition.
The three-piece fuse together elements of West African culture and heavy rock - a little like Black Sabbath, if they're formed in Benin City instead of Birmingham.
A stunning live act, their electrifying performances move from the magical to the downright terrifying, an overwhelming experience.
Led by vocalist Chantal Brown (Oya), the group's new album 'Ascend' is out now, and it comes close to splitting the heavens asunder.
New track 'Rituals' leads the way, a blast of insurrectionary afro-rock that re-casts Vodun's ultra-heavy guitar assault as a means of communing with the spirit world.
Rooting, pageantry, dance, prayer, feasting, sacrifice, fasting, and meditating, can all form parts of ones own ritual. Any repetition of an order of a set of actions, if given symbolic meaning can constitute a ritual. Something as simple as a morning routine to aid the feeling of security and normality, is just as important...
So each to their own.
Tune in now.
Catch Vodun at the following shows:
25 Nottingham Alberts
27 Bristol The Old England
29 London 10 Years of Chaos Festival, The Dome
1 Bournemouth The Anvil
29 Manchester Riffoloution Festival, The Bread Shed
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