Watching these two throw down onstage is like witnessing some outlaw backwoods Baptist troupe. They scream their lyrics and bang their instruments as if their lives hang in balance if their performance isn’t executed at 110%. – New Noise Magazine (US)
Their live show is raw minimalist garage punk meets old-world blues, minimalism yielding maximum results. – Pure Grain Audio (CAN)
Reverend Beat-Man & Izobel Garcia announce worldwide release of Baile Bruja Muerto in January 2019, debut video for their blues trash rework of Venom’s “Black Metal.”
Originally available exclusively via their 2018 touring route, Voodoo Rhythm Records is proud to make Reverend Beat-Man and Izobel Garcia’s collaborative album available worldwide on January 18th, 2019.
Baile Bruja Muerto is its name, an LP effort that melds heavy blues, garage punk, obscure psychedelic noise, and Mexican ranchera throughout. Weird mix, right? Sure is, but it’s about to get weirder. Infuse that description into some covers, and then it gets more interesting. For example, a blues trash rendition of Venom’s notorious “Black Metal” track is one of three on here along with their original work. Venom is an influence on Beat-Man, and he pays homage to the NWOBHM trailblazers with this video that contains visuals in lowbrow art and tragedy noir.Punk News is now streaming the video.
Together, these two have crisscrossed the Old World and more recently, the New World, bringing their lo-fi blues trash productions to festivals as large as Azkena Rock Festival (ES) to as intimate and well traveled gatherings like Debauch-A-Reno (USA). Recording efforts for Baile Bruja Muerto began in 2017 and were split across three countries with sessions in Montebelluna (IT), Bern, (CH), and Los Angeles (US). While on their US tour in early 2018, the two discussed the making of this record with Utah Stories.