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…)
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…)
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After an epic 13 day DMT bender in an abandoned women’s mental institution, MAMMOTH MAMMOTH emerge with a new album not only ripped straight from the bucket bong, but straight from Satan’s anus too.
To celebrate we’re releasing a limited edition, 180g vinyl, gatefold album with extra track, numbered, signed AND each individually cursed by a one breasted Haitian voodoo priestess just for you! (more…)
New Weathermaker Music Releases Revealed
Maryland rockers CLUTCH are currently in the midst of a North American tour which features headlining shows, co-headlining dates with HELLYEAH and a radio festival appearance. Today CLUTCH is excited to announce a headlining run for this summer with Prong and Lionize providing support. The tour is scheduled to kick off July 11th in Fayetteville, AR and currently scheduled to wrap up on July 22nd in Richmond, VA.
The first is Abrahma
Through The Dusty Paths Of Our Lives
Just the name Paris evokes thoughts of romance. From tiny streetside cafes serving cafe au lait and fresh croissants to the breathtaking
panoramic view as seen from atop the Eiffel Tower, the city simply oozes love. Thankfully the city of love also has a darker side. One
just as dedicated to love, just love of a different kind. Love of all things heavy and all things rock. And that’s the real Paris the one (more…)
The second album by Gandhi’s Gunn “The Longer The Beard The Harder The Sound” is available on streaming via bandcamp (http://gandhisgunn.bandcamp.com).
The album will be released by Taxi Driver Records on April 27th in CD, LP, Limited LP, Cassette and Digital formats. European distribution via Clear Spot.
Preorders have started already on Taxi Driver webstore (http://www.taxidriverstore.com/store/): the limited white Vinyl edition is almost sold out! So make sure you pre-order your copy while there’s still time! (more…)
Buffalo, the latest full length from The Midnight Ghost Train, began like most records do: as ideas ricocheting between singer and guitarist Steve Moss, bassist David Kimmell and drummer Brandon Burghardt on Moss’ 500-acre ranch in rural Kansas.
But the stage is where these soulful, riff-driven monsters found their shape. “We never are sure about a song until we do it live,” Moss says. “I can’t tell you how many songs we have thrown out after playing them live once.”
To be sure, Moss, Kimmell and Burghardt have spent years honing their live chops the way Marines do basic training. Since 2007, the band has criss-crossed the United States 13 times and Europe twice, earning loyalty from fans through exuberant, jaw-dropping shows that left only one question: how to capture this on tape.
Enter David Barbe, whose credits include R.E.M., Drive-By Truckers and Bob Mould. Moss’ first phone call with the producer-engineer sealed the deal. “He said, ‘I promise you I will help you make this record sound just like your live show – just as intense and just as real.’” This past March, the band joined Barbe at Chase Park Transduction Studios in Athens, Ga.
Buffalo unfolds as a thrilling, 30-minute blues-based behemoth. Burghardt’s tribal tom work kicks off the record’s satisfying one-two punch, “A Passing Moment of Madness” and “Henry.” “Foxhole,” the first single, finds Moss calling up fat, nasty grooves matched by Kimmell’s stormy bass lines. “Tom’s Trip” flips the script slightly, revealing itself as a trance-induced journey that recalls the best characteristics of – if you have to say it – stoner rock. But just when you think the Train has one speed, in comes an a cappella rendition of Lead Belly’s “Cotton Fields,” a taste of the band’s affinity for gospel, stomp-clap numbers and adding spiritual dimension. (more…)
Stone Axe, Grifter, and Iron Claw Ready for the Official North American Release of New Albums in the Wake of their Triumphant Appearances at Desertfest
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By all accounts, the crowds were blown away. Rocking the Midlands hailed Stone Axe’s recent route through the U.K., as “the best kept secret in rock!” The Obelisk called Grifter’s Desertfest show “no bullshit rock n roll” and “the destination I’d been running to all day.” And famed rock critic, Mark Taylor, from Touchline Live Music and Metaltalk.net, claimed that finally seeing Iron Claw live as they took the Desertfest stage was a “skullcrushing joy.” (more…)