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Daily Bandcamp Album – Bonejackal – Rocket City Riot

Bonejackal plays rock and roll, no vocals, just raw to the nerve UFO rock and roll. Heavily influenced by classic rock the trio also blends elements of early psychedelic acts such as Pink Floyd and Black Sabbath and the proto-punk sounds of the Stooges, and the MC5.


Daily Bandcamp Album – Green&Wood – Devil’s Plan

Happy St. Patty’s Day! I hope you’re drunk already reading this. If not, get to it!

I was pleasantly surprised when I came across this one. The band, Green&Wood from Los Angeles, CA, the music, Devil’s Plan. Devil’s Plan is some fine 70’s doom/proto metal. Black Sabbath inspired obviously. Kick ass obviously! If you’re looking for physical copies, the band has then, click the player below to go to their Bandcamp page with the info.

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Review – Stone Axe – Stone Axe II Expanded Edition

Stone Axe III could have sworn for the life of me that I reviewed this album when it came out 2 years ago. I guess I was wrong. I’m not sure why, perhaps it was because when I got it, I listened to it so much that it consumed me. How much? Well imagine Spiderman and the alien suit which lead into the Venom storyline (the comic, not the movie). Yeah, that much.

While the album is 2 years old, since it’s release, Stone Axe have signed with the fine folks at Ripple-Music. Following hot off the heels of last years first album reissue, Stone Axe II boasts a lot more punch. Besides the original album, there’s a bonus disc full of so much content that it’s liable to keep you locked up in your room for days playing it over and over again. (more…)


Micro: Playground of the Damned, Manilla Road

Though influencing many, many subsequent doom/stoner acts, Manilla Road end up sounding here like Hour of 13 or The Gates of Slumber. Overall? Sounds like Swans’ Michael Gira or even Bauhaus playing with Black Sabbath: alterna-rock-doom. If you’re feeling like Ian Astbury or Jim Morrison, but still love the doom, this is your album.

Highlights: “Into the Maelström,” and “Playground of the Damned.”

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The Soda Shop Podcast This Saturday!

Oh come on now. You had to have seen this one coming!

Anyways, The Soda Shop’s Podcast is this Saturday on Grip of Delusion Radio. Tune in at 3-5pm EST to hear some “smoking” good songs!

Setlist:

01 Asteroid – “Dr. Smoke” from Asteroid (2007)
02 Marijuana Johnson – “Slowburn” from Green Hit (2010)
03 Honky – “Love To Smoke Your Weed” from Balls Out In (2005)
04 Acrimony – “The Bud Song” from Bong On – Live Long! (2007)
05 Mighty High – “I Live To Get High” from In Drug City (2008)
06 Clutch – “Willie Nelson” from Slow Hole to China: Rare and Unreleased (2009)
07 Cannabis Corpse – “Shit of Pot Seeds” from The Weeding EP
08 Drunk Horse – “Weed Elf” from Unearthed Gems 7″
09 Groan – “Throne of Weed” from Groan/Vinum Sabbatum Split EP
10 House of Aquarius – “Cosmic Weed” from The World Through Bloodred Eyes (more…)


Review – Black Capricorn – Black Capricorn

An amazing package arrived on my doorstep recently. In the package was a self titled album by Black Capricorn, an Italian doom band. Now I get a lot of strange stuff pop up and lots of stuff I haven’t heard before. Never one to judge an album by it’s cover (although sometimes the cover is what draws me to it) I popped it in. The first thing that the covers says to me is doom, maybe some drone and occult stuff. Well lets just say I was partially right.

This album is a doom album all the way through to the bone. There’s no ifs, ands or buts about it. It’s a mesmerizing and psychedelic doom trip. There’s some moments of classic rock, a la Black Sabbath but they are far away from being anything remotely close to Black Sabbath. The guitars are heavy, crunchy and fuzzy. The vocals are very out there but yet fitting. At times they are droney but it’s all to add to the atmosphere of the album. For me there (more…)


Review – 9 Chambers – 9 Chambers

First a bit of a recent press release:

(Los Angeles, CA – August 10, 2011) – It was announced today that 9 CHAMBERS, the collaboration of two respected hard rock veterans – producer/singer/guitarist Greg Hampton (Alice Cooper, Bootsy Collins, Lita Ford, and on recently unearthed Tommy Bolin recordings), and former Monster Magnet guitarist Ed Mundell, are set to release their self-titled debut.  The album will drop on September 27th via Samson Records/E1 Entertainment.

The 9 CHAMBERS ensemble comes complete with a kick-ass rhythm section, comprised of Gov’t Mule virtuoso bassist Jorgen Carlsson and drummer Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath/Dio/Heaven & Hell).

The first single, ‘Know Your Enemy’, was inspired from the old adage “Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer”. Hampton says, “It’s about when you hear people say one thing and mean another – they twist the truth, but they’re not totally lying.  It’s the wolf in sheep’s clothing, a bit of an L.A. thing.” (more…)