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Introducing… Prisma Circus

Official Bio:

“Prisma Circus first came to be in late 2010 as the creation of Alex Carmona Blanco (drums) and Joaquin Escudero Arce (bass/vocals) in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. Although the acid rock band had an incomplete line up, they decided to continue working and recording an opening EP. With the help of friends (Jordi Rodriguez Gallego, Aureli Rubio Panades and Oscar Garcia Albizu) guitar tracks were added to the EP to complete the sound. Oscar Garcia Albizu (guitar) later joined as a permanent addition to the band.
Prisma Circus, inspired by the 60’s and 70’s psychedelic rock era, uses the lyrics as tales to introduce the instrumental music. Heavy riffs, loud drums, blues-filled bass lines, and fuzzy-wah guitar solos all insure to set the psychedelic mood in every track.
Currently Barcelona’s trio is planning to work on the road and record a full length album later this year.”


Introducing… The Kamals

Official bio:

The Kamals are a 5-piece rock n’ soul band hailing from Oklahoma City, OK. They are comprised of a group of close friends all with strong musical backgrounds. The idea of the group actually coming together wasn’t realized until some casual jamming between recording sessions at Old Dog Records around August of 2011. Seeing as how all members were highly experienced playings shows and writing music in other outfits (not to mention they have been jamming together for over 5 years), they decided to pool their resources together and try something new. With everyone having nearly the same base influences and a collective idea of what they wanted to do, it wasn’t hard for the group to come up with a diversified set they could play live, playing with the likes of The Trading Co., The Black Jack Gypsys, Jonathon Tyler and the Northern Lights, and Bright Light Social Hour. River Myers, Trey Allen, Zak Kaczka, Loren Williams, and Brad Nance are still recording and writing their own material, with a debut E.P. released in (more…)

Introducing… Midnight Ghost Train

Official Bio:

On August 1st 2007, John Goff was pronounced dead. He died in his small house in Abilene, Kansas from a severe asthma attack. This was the influential event that caused John’s best friend Steve Moss, to start The Midnight Ghost Train, as a eulogy to John. “Something had to be done,” Steve says. “John’s memory and life has to be remembered in some way.” Moss then moved to his hometown Buffalo, New York with a plan to start a band, record a record, and go on tour. This was the idea and the drive that fueled The Midnight Ghost Train’s engine. (more…)

Introducing… Wolverine Blues

Stonezilla from Ethereal Riffian sends along a promo video of his other band, Wolverine Blues. “Here is a live promo of 2 songs from our debut album recorded and filmed @ Zvukoceh Studio in Kiev.” The sound is fucking fantastic. It’s 50% blues, 50% stoner rock and 110% going to kick your ass when the whole thing is finished and released. Until then though, you’ll have to do with the video.


The band was formed with members of Ethereal Riffian, Bluesbreaker and Woundead, fall 2011. In march 2012 was recorded live set @ Zvukoceh studio in Kiev – promo of 2 songs from debut album which will be released this summer. (more…)

Introducing… Doctor Cyclops

Here’s a juicy one for you. The band is Doctor Cyclopes. They’re a 70’s based psych blues band. Think Graveyard and even a little Siena Root.

Official Bio:

Doctor Cyclops is a seventies-style power trio playing heavy rock music inspired by a vintage sound, eldest son of glorious Balck Sabbath and of other more underground heroes from the 70ies and early 80ies such as Truth and janey, Sir Lord Baltimore, Captain Beyond, Witchfinder General. Even later and more modern references are warm-vintage style ones: Witchcraft, Firebird, Cathedral, Spiritual Beggars just to say some. (more…)

Introducing… Black Banner Dovichenko


Black Banner Dovichenko is a bit character in the book Dr. Zhivago by Boris Pasternak. We stole his name and used it for our band.

Formed sometime in the first half of 2010-Black Banner Dovichenko is a Stoner Rock/Desert Metal band from Phoenix Arizona consisting of three members: Claire Griese on Drums, Nikolai Votichenko on Guitar and Vocals, and Jonathan Roberts on Bass. Each musician brings a different experience and understanding of music to the project which mixes elements of thrash-metal, funk, Seattle style grunge, and blues.

Introducing… Voodoo Pistols

The voodoo story .. .
At the foot of a giant cactus, in the baking heat of a desert plain , on the sand gnarled earth , lay a Gibson les paul. A guitar with a soul. Nobody knows how long it had been laying there, absorbing the subtle tones of the desert, some say it grew out of the desert itself. Spawned from tumbling heat that could evaporate men’s souls. All we truly know is that a man called Nas found it. Gripped by it’s esoteric aura he began to play the new sound. But this was not the only thing lurking in the sand that fatefull day, for as the Gibson was lifted from it’s cactus throne it unearthed a huge artifact made of cow skins and wood, a primative kick drum of some sort. The ancient instrument was lifted out by Al who quickly mastered it’s exotic sound. With the (more…)