Dead Weight by In Covert

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In Covert, hailing from Los Angeles, is the brainchild of musician Wes Lopez. What initially began as a solo project has blossomed into a collective endeavor, with the group dedicated to crafting their eagerly anticipated album.

Their latest release, Dead Weight, is a synthesis of gothic rock and punk, embellished with the resonance of doom metal, the allure of shoegaze, and the intensity of industrial sounds.

In Covert's Wes Lopez comments: "This current batch of songs reflect a dark and confusing time in my life, during the pandemic, due to my depression and thinking our impending doom as a society with the AI and biotech on our horizon. I wanted my music to sound heavy, like the pain I was feeling. I think many people would relate to that. In an effort to lift my spirits, I painted a mural of a scene of a lush forest with a night sky of stars and moons. On adjacent walls, I painted different colors such as Orange. In addition, I have my blacklights and other color lights. Once I had the vibe of my room, I was inspired to create very experimental sounds with my cassette tape loops. These sounds instantly created an ominous and scary atmosphere like those depicted in a horror film. Then, I started to create songs on top of the loops. I was very inspired by watching, X-Files, Creepshow, Twin Peaks, Dawn of the Dead, Pet Semetary, Darkness, Terminator, Alien, John Carpenter, Stephen King and Argento films …etc. Emerging out of the pandemic, I released a couple songs and played a few shows as a 2 piece with drum machine. Eventually, Hexx (previous singer) and I went our own ways and I decided to bring in my old drummer (Oscar Ruvalcaba), who I used to play with in various previous bands in the years prior. We started working on the songs and recorded a few with Chris King from Moon Palace Productions in January 2023. Then, I recruited (Kris Balocca) into the band as the new Vocalist/ Bassist and now we are a 3 piece. We are just starting to gel-together and we're currently recording new stuff together for the future debut record."

Dead Weight is out through Dune Altar.

In Covert


Video directed by Wes Lopez and Miguel Gomez

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