Photo: Reed Calder
Singer-songwriter and drummer Miss Randall introduces her new single, “Desertations, the title track from her upcoming EP, Desertations Vol. 1, slated for release on November 10.
Miss Randall explains, “‘Desertations’ is my take on the epic journey that is going into the desert, its symbolic Mysticism, and the entheogens that help us get to the other side.”
On the flipside, Miss Randall is renowned as a heavy metal musician, having released multiple albums and singles that she co-wrote and produced with her former band, the LA-based metal trio Rusty Eye.
She has also appeared as a featured vocalist in trailer music for Insidious Chapter 2, in Music Junkies’ “La Llorona Insidiosa,” and in advertising spots for Nextrip, a Los Angeles Metro app.
Never quite leaving behind her metal past, she united forces for a full debut album with German producer/guitarist Waldemar Sorychta in a metal band that will announce their first single. For context, Waldemar produced timeless Century Media albums for bands such as Tiamat, Lacuna Coil, Samael, and Moonspell, as well as being considered a virtuoso guitarist himself while in Grip Inc.
As one of rock/metal’s earliest female drummers, Miss Randall has performed at The Roxy, Viper Room, Regent, and Whisky a Go Go. She also collaborated as composer and producer with Iranian film litterateur Soheil Afifeh on his short film, The Deb.
In addition, she has collaborated with Sergio Arau y Los Heavy Mex (Botellita de Jerez), Fredrik Klingwall (Anima Morte), Claudio Simonetti (Goblin), Alex Mitchell (Circus of Power), and Waldemar Sorychta (Grip Inc./Voodoocult).
“Desertations” opens with potent percussion topped by sneering guitar riffs flowing into a portentous rhythm capped by a fat, rolling bassline that pulsates with thrumming resonance. Miss Randall’s vocals imbue the lyrics with spellbinding tones. An interlude of growling guitars leads to a dream-like refrain, dripping with entrancing depth.
Hypnotic and heavy, with “Desertations,” Miss Randall takes listeners on a compelling voyage through a mystical desert landscape.