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Bandcamp Recommendations – 5/3/2012

The Heavy Eyes are back with a 2 track demo from their winter recording sessions. It’s only 2 songs (thus the “2”) but they already shows signs of a refined sound. Excellent music as always!



May 1, 2012, Philadelphia — Royal Thunder, the Atlanta-based quartet who release their debut album CVI on May 22 (Relapse Records), and RCRD LBL are offering a download of “Whispering World”: (more…)

Bandcamp Recommendations – 4/26/2012

Colornoise is a noise rock duo formed by Sonya Carmona (Lead vocals, guitar) and Alison Alvarado (Drums, vocals). The style of the band is strongly marked by genres such as stoner rock, grunge, garage and post punk.
The project started in 2009 when the girls created a couple of songs in jamming sessions that they enjoyed playing for friends. Being only two, they decide to make their first album.


ROMERO celebrates 4/20 with FREE DOWNLOAD!

Heavy rockers, ROMERO, are celebrating the high holiday by releasing a pair of tracks for free download.  “Couch Lock” and “In The Heather” are available for FREE in multiple formats.  This release is the band’s second for Grindcore Karaoke, the online label headed by J. Randall of AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED (Relapse).  In addition to the download, ROMERO is releasing a LIMITED EDITION cassette package with 3D artwork, poster & 3D glasses.

Download the tracks here: (more…)

Vagiant : Hard & Spicy Russian Cocktail

Vagiant is a five-piece union of antisocial, paranoid still life loving, good-mannered and joyful nerds. The distinctive feature of the band is peculiar sense of humor based on themes of misanthropy, degradation, blasphemy, substance abuse, psychical disorders and flowers. Growing up in the motherland of Lenin, (more…)

Bandcamp Recommendations 4/19/2012

First up, Electric Taurus. The band sound is strongly influenced by the ’60 and ’70 Rock Blues Cream, Jimi Hendrix, Grand Funk Railroad, Cactus, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Leafhound, Primevil, Buffalo, Blue Oyster Cult, May Blitz, Pentagram, UFO, Kyuss, Sleep,Trouble, Electric Wizard, Clutch, Down, Spiritual Beggars, Otis. Producing an heavy blues sound that include heavy grooves and fat riffs and leaves space for improvisation on stage.

They have 3 songs available but need to be downloaded separately.


Bandcamp Recommendations 4/12/2012

The Next Hundred Years is a band from Vancouver Canada. They play an interesting blend of hard rock citing influences such as Kyuss and Queens of the Stone Age. Their sound is not desert rock though. Perhaps a heavier Queens though. Very good and highly recommended.


Bandcamp Recommendations 4/5/2012

Grip of Delusion Radio has been the home for The Soda Shop Podcast since this past October. April 1st was the first birthday of the station and to celebrate, a free comp album was released. The album is massive. 100+ bands submitted tracks to be included. Well over 11 hours.


Bandcamp Recommendations 3/29/2012

Here’s a band from Australia called Hydromedusa. They play hardcore sludgy, stoner rock. It’s very fast and aggressive. Lots of great riffs galore too.


Bandcamp Recommendations 3/22/2012

Released a few days ago is the new album by Ice Dragon. The album, Tome of the Future Ancients, is a doomy sludge fest. Grab this one. It’s epic.


Bandcamp Recommendations 3/15/2012

Grave Disgrace is a heavy doom metal band from Russia with a lot of 70s doom metal, ala Sabbath, Trouble, Pentagram influence. This is one track (there is one other as well) that is just shy of 10 minutes long. It’s heavy and down tuned just to your liking.


The Soda Shop Exclusive: New Iron Claw Song, Free Download

The Soda Shop is proud to present to you, a new song from Iron Claw featuring their new vocalist Gary Hair. The track named “Final Hours” is available for streaming and free download for 24 hours (ending 11:59 3/15/2012). You can also see an exclusive video below.


IRON CLAW – A Different Game


From 1969 to 1974 Scottish Heavy Rock band Iron Claw plowed across theUK, blasting out relentlessly heavy doom-laden, heavy blues rock.  In and out of the recording studios, the band never officially released an album, but the bulk of their recorded output finally saw the light of day in 2009, released as a self-titled CD by Rockadrome. 35 years had passed since their last recording, but it was as if time had stood still. 2009 found a hungry audience, salivating at the heavy riffs and earthshaking rock that was Iron Claw. Stunned by the overwhelming response, the lads of Iron Claw started talking and soon, the band had reformed to work on new material. The buzz began to build. (more…)

Bandcamp Recommendations 3/8/2012

“Temples is a musical journey to the edges of the world, the dreamworld, the subconscious, life, existence, oblivion, sensitory control, concentration, reflection, enlightenment of the conscious and the realization of self.”

Temples are a heavy psych band with some pretty wicked tripped out tunes.


Bandcamp Recommendations 3/01/2012

PALO VERDE is a highly improvisational all-female, metal/sludge/noise duo from Portland OR. The band initially formed as experimental double-drum duo called Stick-It-In but evolved into the current improvisational guitar/drums incarnation. Since 2006, they have performed extensively in the Northwest and throughout the U.S., sharing the stage with bands such as Jucifer, Thrones, Black Elk, Japanther, and Kusikia. Drummer Lauren K also plays guitar in the blistering LKN.

RECOMMENDED IF YOU LIKE: Black Sabbath, Shellac, Jucifer.


Bandcamp Recommendations 2/23/2012

There’s a cemetery in the south suburbs of Chicago called Bachelor’s Grove. It’s rumored to be haunted. Over the years many people have gone to the cemetery in search for such ghosts, myself included. Most chicken out at the gate, others do not. This isn’t  a haunted ghost story, this is about music. The band (whom I’m sure took their name from the cemetery) is from Chicago and play mellowed out, blues based stoner rock.


Review – Stubb – Stubb

“Holy fuzz rock Batman” would be the words out of Robin’s mouth after listening to Stubb’s debut full length. Stubb has been around for a few years with one EP under their belt. Well they have just released their first full length and oh it is ever so good.

Stubb is a fine mix of hard rock, blues rock with plenty of fuzz. Right away the album kicks into high gear with the track “Road” and it doesn’t stop until the last note in “Galloping Horses.” “Road” is one catchy tune in itself. The Cream/Hendrix like riffs and guitar work, the catchy tune and lyrics (“Every road I take, it leads me to your door.”). “Scale The Mountain” gets fuzzier and a bit more aggressive but yet melodic at the same time. “Soul Mover” is what I would describe as a soul mover, the track was written to really get you going. It’s fast paced and really grooves. “Hard Headed (more…)

Bandcamp Recommendations 2/16/2012

Thanks goes out to A Distant Rumble for some of these recommendations. As usual, everything is free, no strings attached. Support the band in any which way you deem necessary.

Old Man Lizard are a sludge rock band from the UK that play a mix of sludge metal and stoner rock with some bluesy elements. Their self titled album is available for our consumption. Go. Go get it now.


Bandcamp Recommendations 2/09/2012

Here we go again.

By now I’m sure you’ve heard of the great music site Exploding in Sound. No? Well here’s your chance to get acquainted. The site is run by Dan Goldin, the man knows his shit too. He puts together some great comp albums. This one is his latest.


Bandcamp Recommendations 2/2/2012

let’s get right to it shall we?

J / Q pronounced (jā kyo͞o) [the slash is silent]. Hard rock from Boston. Simple, straight up, and worthy of your download.


Introducing… Head For The Sun

We was formed in October, 2011, in Budapest, Hungary. In december we got a chance to record our concert for almost free, so we did it, however at that time we had been playing together only 2 months. Fortunately the songs come easy for our songwriter, Rico.

Ok, so what do you get when you reincarnate Kyuss (MK1) and place them on the other side of the earth? The results may surprise you but Head For The Sun would probably be that band. They’ve got some kick ass stoner/desert rock vibes going. They have a FREE live show to download (Bandcamp player below). Check out their cover of “Pilot the Dune” by Slo Burn on the video below. (more…)

Bandcamp Rcommendations 1/26/2012

Is it Thursday already? Yes, in fact, it’s the LAST Thursday this month. The month flew by pretty quickly. I’m going to stop beating around the bush. All FREE music. Support, support, support and support. If you like what you hear, give back in any way you can. Hell even a “like” on their Facebook page and telling all your friends works when all else fails. Anyways, the music, there are a few instrumentals this week. Lets give the vocalists some rest shall we?

Bear Baiting is the brainchild of bassists Matt Boylan (Cuneiform) and Dennis Valles (Helen 55). The two met at a mutual friend’s show and discussed a 2 bass project. Shortly after, the two got together and started writing material. Valles decided to program all the drums, and take a more DIY approach, tracking and mixing everything. We’re proud of our experiment, and hope you enjoy as well.Bear Baiting play instrumental post rock and shoegaze blend of music. Very interesting and very good stuff indeed.


The Soda Shop Records Presents: Forged in Flame EP

Forged in Flame’s Gary Kane (vocals) had offered this EP up to use to give away for free download before. The album was stored in MP3 format on a Megaupload server. That service is no longer in use so the band has allowed us to give you the album for FREE once again. This time it’s hosted on the ever awesome Bandcamp and in full lossless format for those who prefer it.

The EP was released in 2008 and contains 4 songs:

  1. Miss Mothership
  2. Black Halo
  3. A Ravens Cage
  4. Hexa (more…)

Introducing… Doublestone

Doublestone was formed in Copenhagen, January 2011 as a grunge duo.
Already two months after, they made the first release (7 “vinyl, with 3 Tracks), which has been very well received. Kira Skov, from DR-songwriter commented on the single” Loaded “and was extremely positive.
Since then the style changed, to be more 70’s highway-rock, more stoner. Yet still with high energy and simple songs. Plus they have acquired a charming young bassist who really manages to get the new style and groove.
They have played 9 shows in Copenhagen, and have just returned from a trip to Seattle, where they went live on the radio to present the music.
Doublestone will try to schedule a tour this autumn on the U.S. west coast.
They’ll record all the new stuff in January 2012. (more…)

Bandcamp Recommendations 1/19/2011

Another week, more free music. This one has a little something for everyone from blues, to punk, to stoner to sludge. You know what to do.

EVIL COSMONAUT is an energetic amped-up garage-power-rock band with strong blues, boogie, classic hard rock, doom and stoner metal influences.