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Top 20 of 2011 – Jake’s Picks

Shortly after I wrote last year’s Top 20 list, I knew it was going to be interesting to write this year’s. I’ll be honest, I didn’t hold out much hope for 2011 after the year that 2010 was. There were several huge releases in ’10 that I figured would put it on top for, at least, a few years. Sure, there were a few heavily anticipated releases I knew were coming in ’11 like Graveyard‘s Hisingen Blues, but that still paled in comparison. It wasn’t until this year started to go along that it was clear that 2011 was just as good, if not better, than 2010. This was helped along by several amazing hidden gems that were discovered throughout the year. I must have had fun discovering and enjoying all of this music because 2011 flew by faster than any year in recent memory.

In comparing last year to this year, I did find something curious. Last year, Bill and I shared similar lists with 10 matching entries with several of those in nearly identical placements on our lists. This year, things are a bit different. I only count 7 matches, and only 2 with a similar position. Consider the additional albums on this list an early Christmas gift from the cosmos.

As always, the creating of these lists are extremely hard, and I hate to leave some very deserving bands off of a list like this. Unfortunately, I can’t include every amazing album on this list. This year’s list has been worked on all year. I’ve meticulously arranged albums as I’ve listened to them throughout this year, continually going back to adjust their standings. Some bands have moved up, some have moved down, and some have flew to the top, seemingly out of nowhere. (more…)

Top 20 of 2011 – Bill’s Picks

Well it’s that time of year again. Time to name my favorite albums of 2011. 2011 brought us a lot of good stuff by a lot of great bands. 2011 also brought on a lot of surprises from bands that were really unknown until their material was released or well afterwards. Bandcamp played a huge role in music discovery for me. It turned out hundreds of great albums not only released in 2011 but in years past as well. This list, my favorites as well as honorable mentions, is no way a complete list of what was released this year. There is just to much out there that I don’t either have time to get to, never heard of or won’t discover until well after this year is completely over. I know there’s going to be a few surprises. Let it be known that I listened to a LOT of new albums this year and picking my top 20 out of the hundreds was very hard to do.

20. The Sade – Damned Love – (review) I really didn’t know what to expect when this one came across my desk but I needed to check it out. And check it out I did. I was pretty damn impressed that I listened to the album at least 10 times in a row. In my review I stated “The majority of the album is all alchchol fueled hard rock. Throughout my listening of the album I couldn’t help but think that this is what Social Distortion may sound like if they were more rooted in 70′s hard rock as opposed to their punk roots.” Granted it’s been a few months since I’ve listened to it, it still has a strong spot in my top 20.



Desertfest 2012

Click the poster to the left to see an full size version with the lineup.

This fest has made me officially jealouse. Desertfest 2012 will be taking place in London on April 6th, 7th and 8th 2012. This will probably be THE fest to attend and how can it not with bands like Truckfighters, Black Pyramid, Gentlemans Pistols, Orange Goblin, Karma To Burn, Brain Police, Wight and many more. proudly present Desertfest in London. 3 days of the best stoner, sludge,doom and underground rock from around the globe.If you like your riffs heavy and fuzzed out then we have 50 plus bands ripping through Camden over the easter weekend 6-8th April. Tickets are only £70 and you can reduce the booking fee by buying tickets from the paypal link below. Like Our Page and keep posted for more info and line up announcements (more…)

Orange Goblin Announce full UK & Ireland tour plus a release date for ‘A EULOGY FOR THE DAMNED’

We are delighted to announce that the brand new Orange Goblin album ‘A EULOGY FOR THE DAMNED’ will be released on Candlelight Records on Monday 13th February 2012 (this is the same date that Black Sabbath released their self-titled debut in 1970!). It will be released in the USA the following day on Tuesday 14th February 2012 and will make the perfect Valentine’s Day gift!!

To celebrate the release of the album, Orange Goblin will embark on a full tour of the UK and Ireland in April. Sponsored by Metal Hammer and Jagermeister the tour kicks off at the very first Desertfest in London on Saturday 7th April. Desertfest also features bands such as Valient Thorr, Gentlemans Pistols, Truck Fighters and Church of Misery (who will also play the next night with OG in Bristol!) Support on all dates of the tour (except Irish shows) comes from GRIFTER plus various locals and the full list of dates is as follows:


Sat 7 April – Desertfest @ The Underworld, LONDON
Sun 8 April – The Fleece, BRISTOL (more…)

Orange Goblin Announce Annual Christmas Show

We are proud to announce that the festive chaos that is the annual Orange Goblin Christmas show will be taking place on Saturday 17th December at The Underworld, Camden, London.

This year we have given great thought to which bands should join us to provide the fans with the ultimate Christmas party and we are happy to announce that main support will come from the UK’s finest retro-rockers GENTLEMENS PISTOLS, promoting their latest album ‘At Her Majesty’s Pleasure’. Kick-starting the party will be Welsh behemoths and ex-Acrimony heroes SIGIRIYA who will be serving up treats from their debut ‘Return To Earth’ to be released soon.

Tickets are priced £15 in advance and are available from, or


British Rock Band GENTLEMANS PISTOLS To Release New Album “AT HER MAJESTY’S PLEASURE” On June 21, 2011



     Fast-rising UK rock band GENTLEMANS PISTOLS will release their sophomore LP At Her Majesty’s Pleasure on June 21 via Rise Above Records / Metal Blade.  The follow up to the group’s self-titled debut, At Her Majesty’s Pleasure  was produced by the band’s singer/guitarist James Atkinson at Mutiny studios in Bradford and promises to be “a record full of energy and powerful songs.”