Funky Los Angeles quintet Here Lies Man have shared their new single from their latest record, You Will Know Nothing. The band has been on fire since last year when they dropped their self-titled debut. They started with an intriguing idea; what if Black Sabbath played Afrobeat? Well, you got your answer with Here Lies Man! The band is led by Marcos Garcia of Antibalas who brings his experience with world rhythms and music into the more guitar riff-based foundations of heavy rock n’ roll. The lineup of the band also features drummer Geoff Mann, the song of jazz musician Herbie Mann and a former Antibalas member and a host of other talented musicians who help to bring Garcia’s vision to life.
“We’re very conscious of how the rhythms service the riffs,” explained founder and vocalist/guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Marcos Garcia (who also plays guitar in Antibalas) of the band’s sound. “Tony Iommi’s (Black Sabbath) innovation was to make the riff the organizing principle of a song. We are taking that same approach but employing a different organizing principle: For Iommi it was the blues, for us it comes directly from Africa.”