Every year, Austin is the seat of the American music industry’s major conference and festival, South By Southwest (SXSW), which draws thousands of bands, record industry people, concert organizers and fans to the city. The band Holy Death Trio are from Houston and are unleashing their latest single, Bad Vibrations, this fall. In a year that seems like nothing but bad vibrations, this up-tempo anthem encourages listeners to fight back against negativity and rise above whatever’s holding them back. A follow-up to their doomy 2019 track Witch Doctor, it’s surely a welcome message in 2020. Bad Vibrations will be released on October 9th.
Holy Death Trio was borne out of a Mercury Retrograde, the stars literally aligned when Holy Death Trio formed. These Central Texas natives sound like what would happen if Jimi Hendrix played with Black Sabbath and John Dwyer from Thee Of Sees set up his pedalboard. Suffice it to say, the ever-shredding band knew they were onto something special from the first. Psychedelia rams into hard hitting riffs when Holy Death Trio play, and they are determined to give it their all. This is a group who love the grind and have ambitions that reach all the way up to the big Texas sky.
Holy Death Trio’s songs reflect an attitude of living each day like it’s your last and embracing self-empowerment. The band take pride in staying fit and maintaining healthy habits so that when they hit the road, they can easily put in the work needed. A band who refuses to half-ass anything, Holy Death Trio demands the whole ass. This has paid off with appearances at numerous festival showcases and opening slots for countless stoner rock titans.
Now the band is focusing on their debut full length, a veritable Holy Death Experience. The power trio is preparing a concept album that promises to act as a sacred trip through the sonic waves. With aspirations to tackle many of the heavy rock festivals that have come to dominate Austin over the years, Holy Death Trio are well aware that they live in a breeding ground for heavy music. It puts them in a prime position to take on the scene at large, and with their virtuoso guitar leads and crushing rhythms, you know they will.