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When You Battle the Balrog, Bring Guitars

This Melbourne band is known for hard-riffing psychedelic rock, but this track proves they're equally adept at proggy epics with fantasy-oriented lyrics. All hail King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard!

by Jon Davis, Published 2017-06-28


Filed under: Video

Related artist(s): King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard

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