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The Soda Shop Records Presents – The Soda Shop Comp Vol. 3

The Soda Shop Records Proudly Presents it’s next free comp album. The album is officially due out for FREE at the end of May. Artists featured will be Fellwoods, The Grand Astoria, The Dead Exs, The Heavy Eyes and a few more surprises. More details to come soon.

Also on the comp album will be a track from Mothership’s self titled debut album which is due out in June. You’ll be able to stream the song exclusively now. (more…)


Review: Weathers – Heavy Truck

Greece might not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of sludgy stoner metal… or the second, fifth, or tenth. But Weathers is out to change your mind about that. They might come from the windswept isles of the Mediterranean, but listening to their debut EP, you’d swear the trio were raised inside the hollow of a petrified sequoia tree by a pack of ancient dire wolves.

The sheer heaviness of Heavy Truck is truly something to behold. It manages to be completely thundering at its low end, while not sacrificing the searing buzz saw guitar lines that so often are thrown out the door for such bottom-heavy production. Nothing comes out muddy–just fuzzy, and deliciously so. Reminiscent of the sound of their European brethren, Sweden’s Truckfighters, the Greek three-piece wear their influences on their sleeves (I mean CD sleeves–that’s not a maple leaf there) and make it easy to forget that they’re exactly that: a Greek three-piece. (more…)


Review: The Dirty Feathers – Midnight Snakes

According to their Twitter, The Dirty Feathers eat more BBQ than any other band, but after listening to their newest release, Midnight Snakes, it’s plain to see they’ve been chompin’ on the other white meat as well: Jack White, that is.

The band has just (and I mean, just as in like, a week ago) released a new single dripping with sixties psychedelica, but Midnight Snakes is their latest full-length offering and is not to be missed–for fans of The Dead Weather or The Charming Snakes or The Holy Ghost, especially. There’s some consistency in that whole “The Adjective Noun” front, it seems. ,But really, who can’t get down with a ripping rock album full of reverb-drenched guitars and wailing Hammond organ? If you just raised your hand, you may now turn in your license to rock, because you won’t be needing it ever again. (more…)


GRAND MAGUS: Official ‘The Hunt’ Lyric Video Released

The official lyric video for “The Hunt”, the title track of the new album from Swedish heavy rockers GRAND MAGUS, can be seen below. Due in Europe on May 25 via Nuclear Blast Records, the CD’s cover artwork was created by Arik Roper (CATHEDRAL, HIGH ON FIRE, SLEEP), who also handled the art on GRAND MAGUS“Iron Will” LP.

Commented GRAND MAGUS frontman Janne “J.B.” Christoffersson: “Arik Roper is a super-talented artist and we’ve had the pleasure of working with him before when he did the cover art for our album ‘Iron Will’. This time around with the overall feel and lyrical themes of our new album ‘The Hunt’, Arik was the perfect choice once again. We basicallly just gave him the title and he created one of the most haunting and suggestive images ever seen. He totally nailed what the album is all about. To say we are pleased is a gigantic understatement! This piece of art will stand the test of time and become classic.”

“The Hunt” track listing:

01. Starlight Slaughter (more…)


HOUR OF 13: ‘333’ AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER NOW

North Carolina doom metallers HOUR OF 13 are gearing up for the release of their highly-anticipated new album, 333, which is due to be released on May 28th.

DARKTHRONE’s FENRIZ recently featured HOUR OF 13 in his ‘Band of the Week’ column, stating, “This new Hour of 13 album simply cannot do wrong – it is immersed in utmost respect and understanding of the ways of old”.  The album was described by HOUR OF 13 guitarist CHAD DAVIS as “A purely dark heavy metal album for the isolationist in all of us”.

333 is HOUR OF 13’s third album, and was recorded at Epiphonic Studios in Lenoir, North Carolina. (more…)


Baroness Posts Trailer for Yellow & Green; Pre-Orders for New Album Available Now

May 3, 2012, Philadelphia – Baroness, currently on tour previewing material from their forthcoming album Yellow & Green (July 17, Relapse Records), have posted a trailer for the upcoming release (http://youtu.be/JqszuA8bLZ4), giving listener’s their first hint of music from the eagerly anticipated album.  (more…)

STONE AXE Set To Continue The Rock N’ Roll Party With Live Album Release

STONE AXE Set To Continue The Rock N’ Roll Party With Live Album Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Port Orchard, WA – Three years, two full length albums, an EP, countless appearances on compilations and 7” projects, deluxe re-issues of out of print albums . . . the only thing missing from the Stone Axe repertoire is a full length live album. Wait no longer! Stone Axe and Ripple Music will be releasing the first full length live album from the Washington based rock n’ roll (more…)

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