New Era for Fu Manchu: Double Album Showcases Their Creative Vitality

Fu Manchu's Fuzz-Fueled Sound Returns with 'The Return Of Tomorrow'...

Since their inception in 1985 as Virulence, Fu Manchu has cemented its position as a pillar of hard rock, helping to define the “stoner rock” genre alongside influential bands such as Kyuss and Monster Magnet. The band, originally inspired by Black Flag, shifted their sound and identity, rebranding as Fu Manchu in the early 1990s.

Fu Manchu’s debut album, No One Rides for Free, released in 1994, was a critical stepping stone that established their presence in the stoner rock scene. Over the years, the band has released notable albums such as In Search Of… (1996), The Action Is Go (1997), and California Crossing (2001), each contributing to their reputation for high-energy, riff-heavy music.

The band’s evolution from its early days to its current status as Fu Manchu exemplifies its unwavering commitment to musical exploration and innovation. Their distinct guitar-driven sound and lyrical themes celebrating muscle cars, choppers, skateboarding, and science fiction have garnered a dedicated following over the years.

Now, in 2024, Fu Manchu embarks on a new chapter with the release of their 14th album, The Return Of Tomorrow – a double album showcasing their ongoing creative vigor.

Designed as an immersive vinyl experience, The Return Of Tomorrow comprises a diverse selection of tracks spread across two LPs. The first LP features seven songs characterized by Fu Manchu’s signature heavy fuzz sound, including the lead single “Hands Of The Zodiac” and the irresistibly catchy “Loch Ness Wrecking Machine.” The second LP delves into more introspective territory with six slower tempo compositions, such as the synth-infused “Solar Baptized” and the titular track. Both LPs are meticulously crafted for vinyl enthusiasts, rotating at 45RPM to ensure optimal sound quality.

For digital aficionados, The Return Of Tomorrow will be available on CD, download, and streaming platforms, with tailored mastering for each format to deliver an unparalleled listening experience.

In the six years since their last album of new material, Fu Manchu has maintained an active presence, releasing a live album, six reissues, three EPs, and contributing to the soundtrack of Glen E. Friedman’s documentary, A Look Back – Dogtown & Z-Boys. The band also celebrated the 30th anniversary of their debut single by reissuing it on limited-edition vinyl. Their steadfast dedication to their craft and relentless touring schedule, including performances at major music festivals like Roadburn and Desertfest, underscore their enduring significance and influence.

As Fu Manchu returns with The Return Of Tomorrow, fans old and new can anticipate immersing themselves in the sonic landscape of one of hard rock’s most esteemed acts, reaffirming their status as true trailblazers in the genre.

Fu Manchu –The Return of Tomorrow

At The Dojo Records

Release: 14 June 2024

For Fans Of: Kyuss, Queens Of The Stone Age, Monster Magnet, Clutch, High On Fire

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