Death Panels, a heavy rock outfit out of Atlanta/Athens, have released their vinyl debut, a two-song, 45 r.p.m. 12” record titled Alive & Loaded. The band began in 2014 as a five-piece, but has since trimmed down to the trio of Arjun Kulharya (guitar), Jack Lansdowne (bass) and Michael Pierce (drums).
Pressed in a limited run of 500 copies, the music on Alive & Loaded is of the same ilk as late ‘60s/early ‘70s decibel dealers such as Black Sabbath, Blue Cheer, The MC5 and The Stooges. On the other hand, Kulharya has been known to also handily navigate a sitar in his other endeavor, Naan Violence.