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THE SKULL Featuring Original TROUBLE Members To Headline DARK STAR RECORDS 15th Anniversary Bash

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 for ticket prices and additional shows. A U.S east coast tour will be announced next week.  (more…)


Review – Knife – Knife

The band has no official bio posted anywhere so I can’t give you their version of the band’s history. I didn’t know about these guys until they sent in an email saying “hey, check us out!” When I get those I usually check them out to make sure their music is either within the realm of The Soda Shop of just plain ol kick ass enough that I have to share. Well it turns out that Knife fits both parts.

Where to start off. Well this is tough. They are a 5 piece from the Motor City, Detroit, Michigan for those who don’t know. Their music is aggressive, really really aggressive. Their self titled album is quite the dick kicker. It’s a force from hell. The vocals are deep and very gruff. The music is heavy metal without a shadow of a doubt. If you listen closely you’ll hear elements of sludge and doom metal. It’s melodic and really well played. I’m (more…)

CARETAKER Release New Album ‘Providence’ on March 12th 2012 on We Be Records.


Release New Album ‘Providence’ on March 12th 2012 on We Be Records.


We Be Records are proud to announce the release of ‘Providence’, the debut full-length album from UK band Caretaker. (more…)

The Soda Shop Podcast This Saturday!

Tune in this Saturday 3-5 EST to Grip of Delusion Radio for our weekly Podcast. Heavy, that’s it. No quirks or anything, just heavy music. Heavy rock that bleeds into doom and a little bit of sludge. Sit back, scratch your sac and enjoy.


01 Rifflord – “Children of the Electric Currency” from Rifflord (2009)
02 Saint Vitus – “Jack Frost” from V (1989)
03 Fellwoods – “Fell Hand” from Wulfram (2011)
04 Summer Love – “By The Wayside” from Summer Love (2012)
05 Christian Mistress – “Home in the Sun” from Agony and Opium (2010)
05 Acid King & Altamont – “Phase II (Extended Mix) from Down With The Crown (1997) (more…)

Introducing… Bring The Knife

Bring The Knife is a face-ripping metal band from Boston. They just released their self-titled first EP on Thrashachusetts Records.

The band grew from the ashes of Boston’s Destruct-A-Thon, a nine-year project that closed shop in 2009 after killing everyone at that years WBCN Rock N’ Roll Rumble.

Duncan Wilder Johnson — a longtime singer and solo performer/monologuist who shared the stage with such luminaries as Jim Carroll, Jello Biafra, and Marky Ramone — fronts Bring The Knife like a possessed and highly energetic hybrid of Johnny Rotten and Spiderman.

Pattie The Gimp and Zay Dohse play guitar and bass, respectively. (more…)

SAINT VITUS To Release ‘Blessed Night’ Single

via Blabbermouth

The long-awaited new album from U.S. doom legends SAINT VITUS, “Lillie: F-65”, will hit the stores this spring via Season Of Mist. Due to “manufacturing issues,” the North American release date will be announced later. The CD is tentatively due on April 13 in the rest of the world.

In the meantime, SAINT VITUS will release a seven-inch single featuring “Blessed Night”, a track from “Lillie: F-65”. The B-side is a live version of classic VITUS tune “Look Behind You”, recorded in December 2010 at Z7 in Pratteln, Switzerland.

The “Blessed Night” seven-inch single is limited to 1,000 hand-numbered copies. Pre-order it at this location.

ORANGE GOBLIN: Behind-The-Scenes Footage Of The “Red Tide Rising” Video Brought To You By Noisecreep

Today Noisecreep premieres behind-the-scenes footage of ORNAGE GOBLIN’s “Red Tide Rising” video, the opening track off the band’s forthcoming A Eulogy For The Damned full-length, set for North American release on February 14, 2012. The video clip is loosely based on H.P. Lovecraft stories and was shot in a series of dilapidated buildings around the UK.

Elaborated vocalist Ben Ward of the video: “We made the terrible decision to make the video for ‘Red Tide Rising’ the day after the London Christmas show so it meant we all had to be up bright and early, with very severe hangovers and head down to the New Forest. Luckily it was a bright, sunny day so everyone was in good spirits and the production crew went to work setting up at the location, which was some sort of abandoned army barracks in the middle of nowhere! It could have doubled as the location for Hostel 4! In the meantime, the band was dragged halfway across Dorset to do a photo shoot whilst being attacked by rampaging horses! When we returned, thankful to be alive, we were ready to go and the recording process was very pleasant and quite a lot of fun! We already knew that the footage of us would be mixed with some animation (more…)