“Nothing is held back or toned down”: Mdou Moctar has announced a new album that will be “louder, faster, and more wild” than anything before it – hear the electrifying title track, Funeral For Justice

Mdou Moctar
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Nigerien guitarist and modern day virtuoso Mdou Moctar has announced Funeral For Justice – his latest studio album, which will arrive in May. The record will see the 'Hendrix of the Sahara' blend blues rock with the musical styles of his homeland in an aggressive yet articulate fashion.

The uniquely voiced guitarist has just unveiled the record’s title track, which you can listen to below.

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Phil Weller

A freelance writer with a penchant for music that gets weird, Phil is a regular contributor to Prog, Guitar World, and Total Guitar magazines and is especially keen on shining a light on unknown artists. Outside of the journalism realm, you can find him writing angular riffs in progressive metal band, Prognosis, in which he slings an 8-string Strandberg Boden Original, churning that low string through a variety of tunings. He's also a published author and is currently penning his debut novel which chucks fantasy, mythology and humanity into a great big melting pot.