Legalise Drugs and Murder
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Extended play by Electric Wizard
Released March 31 2012
Recorded 2010 - 2011
Genre Doom Metal, Occult Rock
Length 11:50 (7")
34:36 (Cassette)
36:06 (LP)
Producer Jus Oborn
Electric Wizard chronology
Black Masses
(2010)
Legalise Drugs and Murder
(2012)
Time to Die
(2014)

Legalise Drugs & Murder is the fifth EP by English doom metal band Electric Wizard. It was initially released on 31 March 2012 via Rise Above Records at the band's London concert, limited to 800 copies on clear vinyl exclusive to that concert. Rise Above would release the 7" in the following vinyl editions:

  • Clear Vinyl (800 copies, Band Exclusive)
  • Purple Vinyl (800 copies, Mailorder Exclusive)
  • White Vinyl (100 copies, Mailorder Exclusive)
  • Black Vinyl (Unknown Limited Amount)
  • Green Vinyl (Unknown Limited Amount)

Notably the band recorded the two songs for the 7" with session musicians as both Shaun Rutter and Tasos Danazoglou had left the band by the time of recording. Notably the title track is also musically similar to "The Chosen Few" from the band's 2007 album Witchcult Today. It would also prove to be the final Electric Wizard release on Rise Above Records as the band would depart from the label the next year, signing to Spinefarm along with their own Witchfinder imprint.

On 1 October 2012 Electric Wizard issued the EP in a cassette form free with issue #228 of Terrorizer Magazine. This version contained four additional tracks. One of the songs, a 2012 remastered demo of "Satyr IX" from Black Masses, was released as a flexi disc for issue #94 of Decibel Magazine on 1 August 2012. "Patterns of Evil" is an alternate mix from the song on Black Masses. "Lucifer (We've Gone Too Far)" and "Our Witchcult Grows..." are unreleased outtakes, the latter being an inverted recording of Psalm 100.

On 23 June 2016 Legalise Drugs and Murder would be re-issued as a 12" EP via Witchfinder Records.

Tracklist[edit | edit source]

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Electric Wizard - Legalise Drugs and Murder (Full EP 2012) Cassette Limited Edition

7" Version[edit | edit source]

  • 1. Legalise Drugs & Murder (6:22)
  • 2. Murder & Madness (5:28)

Cassette EP Version[edit | edit source]

  • 1. Legalise Drugs & Murder (6:20)
  • 2. Satyr IX (Demo) (7:13)
  • 3. Murder & Madness (5:24)
  • 4. Patterns of Evil (6:39)
  • 5. Lucifer (We've Gone Too Far) (6:21)
  • 6. Our Witchcult Grows... (2:39)

Vinyl LP Version[edit | edit source]

  • 1. Legalise Drugs & Murder (6:22)
  • 2. Satyr IX (Demo) (7:15)
  • 3. Murder & Madness (5:26)
  • 4. Patterns of Evil (Remix) (6:40)
  • 5. Lucifer (We've Gone Too Far) (6:23)
  • 6. Our Witchcult Grows... (5:40)

Personnel[edit | edit source]

  • Jus Oborn - Guitar (1 - 5), Bass (1, 2, 4, 5), Vocals (1 - 5), Artwork, Layout, Design, Producer
  • Liz Buckingham - Guitar (1 - 5)
  • Shaun Rutter - Drums ("Satyr IX", "Patterns of Evil", "Lucifer (We've Gone Too Far)")
  • Andrew Prestige - Drums ("Legalise Drugs and Murder", "Murder & Madness")
  • William Palmer - Bass ("Legalise Drugs and Murder")

External Links[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

V·T·E Electric Wizard
Current Members Jus ObornLiz BuckinghamSimon PooleHaz Wheaton
Past and Live-Only Members Tim BagshawMark GreeningRob Al-IssaJustin GreavesShaun RutterTasos DanazoglouGlenn CharmanClayton Burgess
Studio Albums Electric WizardCome My Fanatics...DopethroneLet Us PreyWe LiveWitchcult TodayBlack MassesTime to DieWizard Bloody Wizard
Other Releases Electric Wizard/Our Haunted KingdomChrono.NautSupercovenRadio 1 Session 1/05Electric Wizard / Reverend BizarreThe ProcesseanLegalise Drugs and MurderLive Maryland Deathfest 2012
Associated Bands, Artists, Etc. Ramesses11ParanoiasSourvein13Iron MonkeyTeeth of Lions Rule the DivineWith The DeadSerpentine PathDead WitchesHawkwindGreat CovenEight Hands For KaliSabbah NavahthaniSatan's Satyrs • Satan's Wrath • Diavalos • Mirror • Crippled Black Phoenix • Pre-Electric Wizard 1989-1994
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