GRAF ORLOCK completes Los Angeles EP

Graf Orlock has completed work on its new EP, Los Angeles.

In keeping with its tradition of using Hollywood blockbusters as inspiration, Graf Orlock has based Los Angeles entirely on Michael Mann’s 1995 film, Heat, starring Robert De Niro and Al Pacino.

Los Angeles is the follow-up to last year’s acclaimed Doombox EP, which Decibel Magazine called, “a churning, eclectic barnburner evoking unrestrained masterpieces of yore such as Converge’s Petitioning the Empty Sky or even Deadguy’s Fixation on a Coworker.”

Doombox turned heads for its artwork as well as its music – the EP came packaged in an actual-size, card stock “boom box”. Previous Graf Orlock releases have boasted equally outrageous art — a gatefold LP with a pop-up “chestburster”, inspired by the movie, Alien, for example. The artwork for Los Angeles ups the ante once more: Graf Orlock guitarist Jason Schmidt reports that Los Angeles will sport three different collectible covers, each a “shooting range target” depicting a scene from Heat and riddled with actual bullet holes.

Los Angeles was recorded by Ronald Uruk at Backlot Studios in Graf Orlock’s hometown of LA. The EP will see a Spring 2012 release on the band’s own label, Vitriol Records (also home to releases by Ghostlimb, Birds In Row, and more).