Lynch Mob Takes a Slow Drag

I love when things just come together.

Just less than two months ago, your fine friends at Zenfilm played host to metal guitar royalty as George Lynch and company made the trip down south to Houston. It’s not very often we find ourselves in the presence of such a long standing guitar slinging pedigree, and the experience did not disappoint.

First the gang was loaded in for a rousing round of Live From SugarHill Studios. The episode has not yet graced the internets, though it is in queue and on the way. It was a rarity, the normally raucous metal-loving rockers choosing to strip down as far as possible and do an intimate acoustic set. It was a side not often seen, and we’ll be sharing with the masses as soon as possible.

A different kind of magic began to sprout as the gang moved on to shoot the video for ‘Slow Drag,’ the first single form their new EP titled Sound Mountain Sessions¬†(available on iTunes). The set we had chosen perfectly mirrored the aesthetic that would later adorn the cover of the EP; crumbling cement, burnt ruins of former fortifications, rubble lining the walls . . . . perfect. One of the more delightful surprises of the day came from the selection of vintage amps that made a guest appearance. We were able to get the boys rocking live on set with the help of a vintage Magnatone shipped in from Dallas, and a vintage Ampeg on loan from the gang at SugarHill Studios. Some of the best moments were in between shots, when the attention of the idle musicians would drift, and the waiting crew would be treated to an impromptu jam that would bounce maniacally between the stone walls of the vacant compound. The unwavering skill of a group of men that have been in the game for decades can be awe inspiring. Truly a humbling experience.

They were troopers . . . . it takes resolve to stick it out through Houston’s heat and humidity for any amount of time when you’re not used to it. Lynch Mob handled it like the pros they are. Gallons of sweat and several cup-fulls of gasoline later, and the video for Slow Drag was born. That’s that it’s reached full maturity, Rat Pak Records has released it for all of metal fandom to see. And see they have. . . just under a week since posting, the video had garnered nearly 25,000 views on the official YouTube page. Slow drag, indeed.

Check Lynch Mob’s new EP out now on Rat Pak Records, if you know what’s good for you.