Dead Heavens Play Newport Tonight

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Walter Schreifels’ new band rolls into Rhode Island.

Walter Schreifels (Gorilla Biscuits, Quicksand, Rival Schools, etc.) brings heavy psych and garage rock sounds of the late ’60s in the form of Dead Heavens.

The band’s name comes from a 1972 movie.

“Dead Heavens came to me while watching a film called An American Hippie In Israel,” says frontman and guitarist Walter Schreifels. “In the film the aforementioned American Hippie collects a group of like minded flower children from around Tel Aviv. They cram into a convertible for a drive to the sea and pick out an uninhabited island to begin a new “free” society. They lose their raft, the waters around the island are shark infested, there’s no drinkable water or food save a single lamb which the hippies ultimately fight to the death for–their heaven dead yet the lamb survives. Our band is like the lamb, a lamb that grows into a goat, with horns.”

Paul Kostabi, who helped form a band way back when called White Zombie, joined Schreifels and Drew Thomas and Nathan Aguilar.

Dead Heavens Event

Opening for Dead Heavens is…

Holy Hands

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…out of New Bedford.

Also opening:


See you at tonight at The Cafe @ Parlor, 200 Broadway!

-Tristan Pinnock, Blast Music Correspondent

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