Wizard Rifle formed in Portland, Oregon in 2009. Teaming with Nanotear Booking, guitarist/vocalist Max Dameron and drummer/vocalist Sam Ford have performed extensively across the US and Canada, including appearances at Psycho Las Vegas, Hopscotch, Crucial Fest, MusicFest NW and SXSW, and tours with Bongzila, Buzzov*en, Black Cobra, Church of Misery, Saviors, Arabrot, Cutthroats 9 and NAAM.
Their powerful live shows and two full-length releases, 2014’s “Here in the Deadlight” and 2012’s “Speak Loud Say Nothing” have drawn great praise and kept critics and audiences on their toes. Wizard Rifle eludes classification and sonic pigeonholes, with an onslaught of sludgy psychedelic noise metal accented by vocal harmonies. On first listen many scoff at the possibility that such a cacophony could be produced by just two band members, but seeing is believing the force that is Wizard Rifle, and skeptics become Kool-aid guzzling disciples before the altar. Are you next?