“As Part 2 of the 3 piece saga, this EP was meant to focus on the travels and trials of The Pioneer, protagonist, and last of mankind. The music reflects his growth and self discovery on a post-apocalyptic planet Earth. To new fans/fresh ears, we’d like to invite them into the Black Hole Space Wizard universe through fat stomping riffs, spacey grooves, accessible vocal melody and juicy, pulpy sci-fi madness. We always try to refine our song writing and take one step into new territory with each release, pulling stylistically from whatever inspires us in the moment. Our recorded music is our best interpretation of the sounds we hear in our heads, and our goal is to make our sonic visions clearer with each release.” —Drummer Zach Wheeler
“Guitars are echoey, melancholy, chiming things on these long, rambling songs. The drums are shambling and loud, while the vocals are buried in the mix, seemingly coming from some faraway place like a stranger’s voice carried on the wind. The overall effect is lonesome and vast, Neurosis in a Larry McMurtry Western novel, doom metal meets Americana in some weird place where Pelican listened to more Thin White Rope albums and did a lot of ‘shrooms while camping in South Dakota and slowly going batshit crazy from the sheer emptiness of it all.” —Keith Bergman for Blabbermouth
“A mesmerizing blend of big metal riffs, alto sax solos and mellotron interludes.” —Yewknee
Woodsplitter is the solo project of All Them Witches guitarist Ben McLeod, who recorded all guitar, bass, drum programming, synth, mellotron, piano, string arrangements, and loops on his 2017 album, Egyptian Overlord.