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…)
May 7, 2012 | Categories: New Release, News | Tags: Classic Rock, Doom, doom metal, Groan, Hard Rock, Mothership, proto rock, stoner metal, Stoner Rock, The Dead Exs, The Grand Astoria, The Heavy Eyes, the soda shop | Leave a comment
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…)
Toby Cook of The Quietus recently conducted an interview with Matt Pike of the San Francisco Bay Area hard rock band HIGH ON FIRE. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.
The Quietus: The title of the [new HIGH ON FIRE] record, “De Vermis Mysteriis”, obviously has links to the grimoires of Robert Bloch and H.P. Lovecraft, but the concept is based around the idea that Jesus had a twin who died at birth, and then became a time traveller, right? Can you clear up what the fuck’s going on there?
Pike: Yeah, well, he died at birth so that Jesus could live and then forwards himself through time and sees the destruction that Christianity causes and tries to travel back in time to warn his brother — who’s innocent of all this. But there’s lots of little factors in between that are Lovecraft-ian, (more…)
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…)
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…)
It’s not out until May 21, 2012 (on Earache), but Hour of 13’s upcoming 333 has me psyched: The Ritualist was my no. 19 album of last year, and even though this track seems to have evolved very little, if at all, from the sound on that album, somehow it doesn’t matter.
Also, why 333? Because that’s half the alleged number of the beast? You know what would’ve been an awesome title?
25.80697580112788– The Square Root of the Beast!
Anyway, here’s a link to Decibel Magazine’s blog, which is streaming the new single….
Born To Hula have recently released a new album titled Tales of Love. I like this album because of the diversity. I remember with their last release all I could help but think was Queens of the Stone Age. I still think that with this album big time but it appears they’ve reached down and pulled a little Jimi Hendrix and other late 60’s, early 70’s psych rock in. There seems to be a little ode to Songs For The Deaf in the beginning of song 3, “No Regret” with the tuning of the radio to a station before the song starts. Tales of Love isn’t as heavy as their previous release but rocks out pretty hard. The desert rock like tunes keep you moving and grooving to the beat from start to finish. Look for a vinyl release this coming October.
May 3, 2012 | Categories: Album Reviews, Current Rotation | Tags: Born To Hula, Classic Rock, Country Rock, Dark Desert Tales, Doom, doom metal, Kraut Rock, Rise of the willing, Seven That Spells, space rock, Stoner Rock, Tales of Love, The Death And Resurrection Of Krautrock: AUM, Under Your Skin, Vile Red Falcons | Leave a comment
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 2, 2012 | Categories: Bandcamp Recommendation, feature, Free Music | Tags: 2, Bandcamp, Black Kite, blues rock, Bostonia, Bostonia by Whitey, Dödaren, Doom, doom metal, Going Home, Hard Rock, heavy psych, Los Tentakills, MAEN, psychedelic rock, sludge, Sludge Metal, Snail, stoner metal, Stoner Rock, Terminus, The Heavy Eyes, Trippy Wicked & the Cosmic Children of the Knight, Whitey | Leave a comment
THE SKULL, the new band formed by two original members of TROUBLE — vocalist Eric Wagner and drummer Jeff “Oly” Olson — alongside the band’s longtime bassist, Ron Holzner will play their debut show with SACRED DAWN guitarists Lothar Keller and Michael Carpenter headlining the DARK STAR RECORDS “15 Year Anniversary Bash” set to take place at the Tilted Kilt in Elgin, Illinois on Friday, June 15th, 2012. THE SKULL’s set list will consist of 100% music from TROUBLE, with emphasis on material from the albums “PSLAM 9” and “THE SKULL”. Visit www.troubletheskull.com for ticket prices and additional shows. A U.S east coast tour will be announced next week. (more…)
ROYAL THUNDER AND RCRD LBL OFFERING DOWNLOAD OF “WHISPERING WORLD” FROM FORTHCOMING ALBUM CVI (MAY 22, RELAPSE RECORDS); NEW TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED
ROYAL THUNDER LIVE PERFORMANCE OF “SLEEPING WITCH” AVAILABLE FROM indieATL; CURRENTLY ON TOUR WITH BARONESS
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.
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.
April 26, 2012 | Categories: Bandcamp Recommendation, Free Music | Tags: Bandcamp, BARDUS, Brujas del Sol, Buffalo Witch, Colornoise, Denzil, Doom, doom metal, FREE downloads, Hard Rock, Lions Among Men, Moonliner Vol. 2, Pig E.P., retro-rock, Search For Greater Things, sludge, Sludge Metal, stoner doom, Stoner Rock, The Firstborn, The Return of, The Souldiggers Band, Vagiant | Leave a comment
Listen to Grip of Delusion Radio this Saturday 3-5 EST. This week we celebrate vinyl. There’s no denying that vinyl has really taken off the past few years. This weeks Podcast is not only vinyl related but B side too. In the old days of single, there would be a B side that often contained a non album track, a live track or a filler from the full length. Well these B sides are the 2nd side to the LP and not the singles. Oh, this isn’t Mp3 sourced material either, each B side was recorded from my actual vinyl and will contain the little pops and cracks often associated with record playing.
Buried Sleeper are a doom metal band from the UK. Slow played, drawn out and down tuned is their specialty. This is an album that you can really get into, groove your head along to the beat and get lost up in the moment with.
Lonely Crowd is heavy and aggressive. The riffs groove and the drumming is addictive. Many times I found myself in the role of air drumming to this album. “Think Fast” and “Black Cloud” are 2 standout tracks that I found myself doing this to. The album doesn’t give up either. It’s full on balls to the wall from start to finish. There is no slow or sappy songs to break up the flow. It flows real nicely from start to finish. This album is pretty aggressive to begin with so you may not be able to get all the way through it if you’re to weak. Listen for yourself on the player below but be warned, it’s not for the feint of heart.
Currently only a few tracks are up for streaming but the entire album kicks some major ass. While the majority of the album is instrumental, the highlight lies within its bone crushing, face melting and spine tingling riffs. It’s huge, it’s massive, it’s everything that embodies doom metal.
Micro-review Fest, 2012: 5 doom/stoner bands, including Badr Vogu, Pelican, 16, Elder and Low Gravity!
Self-described as Blues/ Death Metal/ Ghettotech, from Oakland, CA, Bädr Vogu and their long player, Exitium, are a second generation Cough (who, it could be argued, are a second-generation Electric Wizard); now, while I love me some Cough and EW, Bädr Vogu don’t quite hit those standards: the drums are a bit stiff, the death-growl vocals seem a bit forced… but overall, at jet engine volume, this is a pretty rocking collection of tunes, particularly “Slumlord Blues,” with its lurching, evil blues….
April 20, 2012 | Categories: Album Reviews | Tags: 16, album review, ataraxia/ taraxis, badu vogr, deep cuts from dark clouds, deep roots stirring, Doom, Elder, incarnadine, Low Gravity, Pelican, psych, rock, sludge, stoner | Leave a comment
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.
April 19, 2012 | Categories: Bandcamp Recommendation, feature, Free Music | Tags: ambient, blues rock, Bluesbreaker, Doom, doom metal, Electric Taurus, hardcore, instrumental rock, Ipswich, Live in Dunedin, Old Gods, Progressive rock, Promo '07, Punk, retro-rock, Russia, Shock Absorber, sludge, Sludge Metal, stoner doom, stoner metal, Stoner Rock, SUn Eater, You You Dark Forest, You You Dark Forest Live | Leave a comment
The Australian melodic doom/death metal recording project Subterranean Disposition has agreed to a deal with the Canadian underground label Hypnotic Dirge Records known for acts such as netra, Ekove Efrits, The Foetal Mind, and Exiled From Light among others to release the upcoming self-titled debut album in late summer 2012. Subterranean Disposition is a one man project headed by veteran musician Terry Vainoras, known for being involved in numerous projects within the Australian metal scene over the years such as The Eternal, Cryptic Darkness, and Insomnius Dei among others.
Originally inspired by and conceived as a follow up to the music Mark Kelson had written for his and Terry’s Collaboration on the Insomnius Dei (more…)
Of course you are. That’s why you’re here, among other devotees of the Ostinato, in whatever form(s) it may take. Today, we have three up and coming perveyors of the Riff: Demon Lung, Prong, and Crystal Viper. (more…)
Friday the 13th is a sort of taboo day. The superstitious type think anything that is bad can and will happen to them on this day. I call it bullshit but it’s also a great excuse to feature 13 great doomy, dark and eerie albums for the day. Each of these 13 albums could be the soundtrack to any horror/slasher movie. So, here they are, in no particular order with their crushing and coma inducing albums.
13: Love Sex Machine – Love Sex Machine: Love Sex Machine deliver the goods with bone chilling and crushing riffs.
April 13, 2012 | Categories: Daily Bandcamp, feature | Tags: A Sea of Dead Snakes EP, Bell Witch, Bell Witch Demo, Buried Sleeper, capricorn, Colosseum, Conan, Devil's Playground, Doom, doom metal, funeral doom, Godhunter, Green & Wood, Iron Mtn, Love Sex Machine, Monnos, orchid, Phoenix, stoner metal, Stoner Rock, Summoner, Undersmaile, Uzala, Wolves | 1 Comment