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Go Down Records MAXIMUM FESTIVAL 2012

Go Down Records Out Now – El Thule

Five years after the previous “Green Magic”, the heavy-drug rockers EL-THULE are now back with a newfull-length album titled “Zenit”. Recorded directly in the band’s own studio, the record includes 12 brand new tracks and it’s considered as a concept-album based on the ancient legends that gave name to the stars and about the re-discovery of the union between world – human – life.

Determined to continue as a duo (after the departure of the historic founding member bass guitarist “El Comandante”), the band did a great job taking care of every single aspect of “Zenit”: from the artworks (full of symbolic illustrations) to the lyrics (for the first time entirely in Italian in order to sounds more heavy and with a deeper impact), passing through a new way to compose their own music.

“Zenit” promises to be a big step forward for a band that is always evolving its sound. (more…)

Current Rotation 3/18/2012

The Forest And The Trees by The Gingerdead Men is a heavy stoner metal album with a little sludge flavor throughout. While the vocals are easily sung and understandable, there are some high pitched screams and yelling that is often associated with sludge music. It certainly adds to the otherwise excellent music.The first few times I tried to listen to the album it became nothing more than background music due to other events going on. Once I got a chance to sit down and pay attention to it, it was clear to me that this album is pretty damn good. It’s deep, it’s heavy, at times it can be a little sludgy but over all, the flow is good. The music at times can be harmonious and off the wall. Punk, hard rock, sludge? It’s tough to really tie everything together because when you think the band is going one way, they go the other. This is one album you can really get moving to. You’ll want to start moshing through it too.



Go grab this juicy comp album for 30 choice cuts from what Go Down has to offer!

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.



Review – Fango – Icarus

Another gem from the ever awesome Italian label, Go Down Records. This time it’s a newer band called Fango and their release Icarus. Listening to this I thought I was listening to something from the desert. The sound is pretty much heavy and fuzzy desert rock. Imagine a little bit of Kyuss, The Truckfighters, early Greenleaf and a tad of Alice in Chains.

Icarus is short, it’s only 15 minutes long. There’s 4 tracks that range from 3:15 to 3:45 long.This one warrants multiple play through, especially since it’s so short. That and it’s a pretty decent slab of music. Another winner on the Go Down Records roster! Check out the title track and hit up their Facebook page for more tunes. Then go buy yourself a copy. (more…)

Review – Underdogs – Revolution

When I want to watch hit by hit action, I turn on an NHL Hockey game. When I want to hear hit by hit, I turn to Go Down Records. The Italian label is known for signing some great local talent and showcasing them to the world. They’ve given us great bands such as OJM, Vic du Monte’s Persona Non Grata, The Shoes and Small Jackets. Add Underdogs to that growing list. Their recently released album Revolution is one hell of an album.

If you like desert rock, stoner rock, riff rock or any combo of the above, Revolution is your album. Listening to it, I couldn’t help but draw comparisons to other bands such as Dozer and Queens of the Stone Age. While the sound may be similar, It’s completely different. It’s a breath of fresh air in a somewhat crowded and stale environment. The riffs are a plenty, the vocals are harmonious and the rest of the album beats on in good tune. The bass (more…)