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Electric Wizard - Dopethrone Album
Electric Wizard - Dopethrone Album
Performer: Electric Wizard
Title: Dopethrone
Label: Rise Above Records
Country: UK
Released: 2004
Style: Stoner Rock, Doom Metal
Cat: RISELP 52
Rating: 4.2/5
Format: MP3, FLAC, WMA
FLAC size: 2136 mb | MP3 size: 2722 mb | WMA size: 1173 mb
Genre: Rock

1Altar Of Melektaus
2The Hills Have Eyes
3We Hate You
6Electric Frost
9Vinum Sabbathi
10I, The Witchfinder
11Weird Tales
12Mind Transferral


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
CDRISE 27Electric Wizard Dopethrone ‎(CD, Album)Rise Above RecordsCDRISE 27UK2000
RISELP073Electric Wizard Dopethrone ‎(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, Gol)Rise Above RecordsRISELP073UK2019
RISELP073Electric Wizard Dopethrone ‎(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, Pur)Rise Above RecordsRISELP073UK2015
RISELP073Electric Wizard Dopethrone ‎(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, Whi)Rise Above RecordsRISELP073UK2015
RISELP073Electric Wizard Dopethrone ‎(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RP, Gre)Rise Above RecordsRISELP073UK2015


  • Artwork [Cover Art]Tom Bagshaw
  • Artwork, DesignHugh Gilmour, Jus Oborn
  • Bass, EffectsTim Bagshaw
  • Drums [Assault And Battery]Mark Greening
  • Guitar, Vocals, EffectsJus Oborn
  • Lyrics ByJus Oborn
  • Mastered ByDoug Shearer
  • Mixed By [Assisted By]John Stephens
  • Mixed By, ProducerRolf Startin
  • Photography By [Live Photography]Hugh Gilmour
  • Written-By, Arranged By [Deranged By]Electric Wizard


Recorded Chuckalumba Studios, May-June 2000.
Mastered at Chop Em Out, London.

Comes in gatefold cover and contains the 15 minutes additional reprisal track "Mind Transferral".

This was part of the first vinyl printing , which consisted of 1000 copies on white and 500 copies on black.


Comments (4)
I believe some -- perhaps many or even all -- copies of the first vinyl edition on Rise Above have a pressing defect on side B. Can anyone out there confirm, deny or expand on this?The Dustmonger's Tale:Back in 2004, I ordered a black vinyl copy from the Stoner Rock [dot com] webstore. While the album looked and otherwise sounded great, for much of the second side, every rotation came accompanied by a soft "shhk" noise. This was only audible between tracks and on "Altar of Melektaus", but since it ruined the "Weird Tales" comedown, I returned the album for a white vinyl copy... Which had the same problem. Asking around on SR, I learned that a few other members had similar problems with their copies. At which point, I emailed Lee at Rise Above. Without explicitly admitting anything, he seemed to confirm that the entire pressing was at least potentially defective. And while he was both apologetic and polite, the best he could offer was a refund or credit upon return. I kept the album, of course. Every dope needs a throne.
Holy shit! I experienced this yesterday when listening again since 8 years or 10 years. Because I have a new (working) turntable and I thought the record was damaged... But it's a production error. Sweet jesus... So what's the best sounding pressing around then?
Next to Come My Fanatics, Dopethrone is one of the best albums of the genre. Just as Kyuss perfectly evoke the dusty heat of the desert through psychedelic guitar riffs, the wizard's sound speaks to its environment; ominous church graveyards, intoxication and dark humid summer nights in Dorset (southern England). While this music wears its Black Sabbath influences, this band do it in their own distinctive way. The songs movie references (Witchfinder General, Conan The Barbarian etc.), might seem trivial on the surface, but actually the images of these films seem to act as portals to a kind of introspective horror where THC substances blur the boundaries between occult fantasy and reality. The production on this album helps to achieves a sound so ultra-heavy it probably sucks in objects from the surrounding environment. The only problem with this release is that the pressing isn't very good quality. The white vinyl I picked up had the label printed over the grooves, I exchanged it for the black vinyl but the sound just isn't that great compared to other vinyl pressings like Come My Fanatics. I eventually sold my copy and stick with the CD on this one.
zaneofcawdor"Next to Come My Fanatics, Dopethrone is one of the best albums of the genre".Truth. No less so a decade -- and 10,000 uninspired "psychedelic doom" albums -- later. zaneofcawdor"The only problem with this release is that the pressing isn't very good quality."I hate to say it, but this too is true. See my comment on this edition for details.