Black Flag’s co-founder, bassist and songwriter Chuck Dukowski is back with THE CHUCK DUKOWSKI SEXTET and the new album “Haunted”. Joined by his stepson Milo Gonzalez on guitar, wife Lora Norton on vocals and Ashton Slater on drums, “Haunted” is a vortex of elegantly chiseled energy. THE CHUCK DUKOWSKI SEXTET is a mélange of old school metal, hardcore and psychedelic rock peppered with a dash of classical.
Chuck Dukowski’s playing and songwriting were a critical force in the creation of punk rock and hardcore. THE CHUCK DUKOWSKI SEXTET’s new version of Chuck’s classic Black Flag song “My War” (on a split 7”in with The Missingmen) shows that the man’s edge has not dulled.
THE CHUCK DUKOWSKI SEXTET is a generation and genre-crossing whirlwind. Their live performances are powerful and explosive with guitarist Milo Gonzalez using his skills as a professional contortionist to backbend through his guitar solos and singer Lora Norton betraying her prettiness and knee length hair with a voice powerful enough to blow your head off.
Together on “Haunted”, this family has come together to fuse the worlds that exist between Black Sabbath, Jefferson Airplane, Hawkwind and Yes. Beautiful but reckless all in one, a place where prog-rock, psych and the punk laden folk innards have come together for a cohesive listen of pummeling, kaleidoscopic fury.