Stoner rock band DUST PROPHET will release their new single “When the Axe Falls” on June 10th, 2022. The single is from their upcoming album One Last Look Upon the Sky which will be out later this year.

Frontman Otto Kinzel comments:

“Musically When the Axe Falls is another song our bassist Sarah Wappler came up with. She is our primary songwriter and “Harvester of Riffs” as we like to say. She wrote the primary riffs you hear in the verse and chorus. From there as a band, we jammed on it and fleshed out the arrangements and structure.

Lyrically, the song is about the infamous Axeman of New Orleans, an unidentified serial killer from the early 1900’s. He was active from 1918-19 and killed 6 people. One of his peculiarities was that he sent a letter to the local press and demanded that all the residents in NOLA needed to play jazz music loudly at night from their homes. If they did that, he wouldn’t commit any murders. Hence the line in the chorus “To Save Your Life I need to Hear the Sound I Crave”. True to his word, there were no murders that night.

I’m a huge fan of true crime. It influences a lot of my lyrics, and I’m particularly interested in unsolved “cold” cases.


Otto Kinzel- Guitar/Vocals
Sarah Wappler- Bass/Keyboards
Tyler MacPherson- Drums

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