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Daily Bandcamp Album – Blue Venus by Venus Blue

Rock n’ roll.

“You can hear everyone from Blue Cheer to the Stooges, early Pentagram, and smatterings of hardcore punk. Venus Blue describe themselves as a band with a “unique sound” that “boggles the mind”. They’re not wrong.”
-Chybucca Sounds

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STONE AXE Set To Continue The Rock N’ Roll Party With Live Album Release

STONE AXE Set To Continue The Rock N’ Roll Party With Live Album Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Port Orchard, WA – Three years, two full length albums, an EP, countless appearances on compilations and 7” projects, deluxe re-issues of out of print albums . . . the only thing missing from the Stone Axe repertoire is a full length live album. Wait no longer! Stone Axe and Ripple Music will be releasing the first full length live album from the Washington based rock n’ roll (more…)

Bandcamp Recommendations – 4/26/2012

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.

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Review – Kadavar – Kadavar

I think I may have found the next big thing here. Kadavar has been featured here before as somewhat of a preview of things to come. The vinyl finally made its way into my hands, while I was waiting anxiously for it, I found it to be worth the wait.

This 3 piece from Germany play heavy psych/psych blues ala Graveyard, Brutus, and a little bit of Witchcraft. The riffs rock and roar, they’re hypnotizing and very damn catchy. The album opens with “All Our Thoughts” which is akin to Graveyard’s “Satan’s Finest.” “Black Sun” is a riff lovers dream, the tempo goes up and down throughout, more of a verse, chorus, verse deal but is very fitting. “Forgotten Past” is a bit slower paced but still has some excellent and catchy riffs. The solo towards the end kicks some serious ass. “Goddess of Dawn” starts off with this really thick and heavy riff. (more…)


Introducing… The Kamals

Official bio:

The Kamals are a 5-piece rock n’ soul band hailing from Oklahoma City, OK. They are comprised of a group of close friends all with strong musical backgrounds. The idea of the group actually coming together wasn’t realized until some casual jamming between recording sessions at Old Dog Records around August of 2011. Seeing as how all members were highly experienced playings shows and writing music in other outfits (not to mention they have been jamming together for over 5 years), they decided to pool their resources together and try something new. With everyone having nearly the same base influences and a collective idea of what they wanted to do, it wasn’t hard for the group to come up with a diversified set they could play live, playing with the likes of The Trading Co., The Black Jack Gypsys, Jonathon Tyler and the Northern Lights, and Bright Light Social Hour. River Myers, Trey Allen, Zak Kaczka, Loren Williams, and Brad Nance are still recording and writing their own material, with a debut E.P. released in (more…)


Bandcamp Recommendations 4/19/2012

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.

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Mount Carmel Tour Dates

Mount Carmel have announced via their Facebook page a string of upcoming tour dates. Check them out below.

MAY 6th, BROOKLYN @ The Knitting Factory w/Pierced Arrows
MAY 7th, TBA
MAY 8th, WASHINGTON DC, Blackcat Backstage
MAY 9th, BALTIMORE MD, Golden West w/Endless Boogie
MAY 10th, NY NY, Cake Shop w/Endless Boogie
MAY 11th, LONG BRANCH NJ, Brighton Bar w/Endless Boogie
MAY 12th, PHILLY PA, Johnny Brenda’s w/Endless Boogie
MAY 13th, PITTSBURGH PA, Thundrbird Cafe