Insane VHS Footage of Electric Wizard Recording Dopethrone Made Its Way Online

Electric Wizard’s Dopethrone is one of modern metal’s most iconic underground albums. In many ways, it was such an extreme album – yet it managed to crossover into a general indie/Pitchfork sensibility that maintains to this day. This band was also, along with Sleep the previous decade, ahead of the curve when it came to down-tuned, slow, brooding metal that we now see literally everywhere.


But few bands have topped albums like Dopethrone and Holy Mountain. So it’s cool to see that some old VHS-transferred footage from the recording of Dopethrone has made its way onto YouTube. Watching this stuff is like looking through a window to another time in music history. Check out the three clips below:

Thanks to CVLT Nation for bringing this to our attention!

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Max is managing editor of Gear Gods.

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