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Saturday, September 23, 2023

Swiss stoner heads Gentle Beast unleash music video of “Toxic Times”

Swiss stoner heads Gentle Beast are back with their first release in 3 years with “Toxic Times” from their upcoming self-titled album to be released via Sixteentimes Music. Psychedelic fuzz-powered stoner riffs mixed with underlying catchy melodies, “Toxic Times” takes the listener through on a heavy, psychedelic ride that is fitting for the pandemic-paralyzed, war-torn state of the earth. The song cunningly maneuvers through subjects such as power, exploitation, greed, and inner conflicts.

Gentle Beast pulled a “Weekend at Bernie’s” with one of their members in the music video of “Toxic Times”. While staying true to the band’s stoner rock roots, the video features an absurd yet entertaining storyline involving a tragic death, a burial with beer, a wild chase through the woods, violent threats of death, and signals a significant line-up change.