Portland Oregon’s RED FANG are in the midst of wrapping up their European tour with a show tonight in Moscow, Russia and their final gig tomorrow in St. Petersburg, Russia. Before they had back state-side the band is pleased to announce that they have just confirmed a new batch of North American tour dates. Included in this run are headlining shows as well as shows serving as direct support to The Sword. All tour dates can be found below.
RED FANG will be headlining “A Benefit For Grant High Art Department” scheduled to take place Friday May 25th at the Hawthorne Theater in Portland, OR. Support will come from Lopez, Nether Regions and Grant High’s own Hell’s Parrish. Doors for the show at are 7:00 pm with the first band hitting the stage at 7:30 pm. Tickets can be purchased for the show HERE. (more…)
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
Desert Lord are a stoner sludge/doom metal band from Helsinki. They have 2 track EP available with is FUCKING Kick ass. Heavy and gruffy vocals mixed with some crushing instruments make for a highly enjoyable listen.
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…)
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
Naam is a Brookln based psych stoner band that is releasing a trip of an EP, The Ballad of the Starchild, on May 8th through Tee Pee Records. It’s a ambitious journey of psychedelic sounds and musical gentleness. It is something to get lost in.
“Sentry of Skies” is chill and stoney. The music trickles with a constant beat and gentle guitar that lifts me off with great care and ease. Relaxing. “Lands Unknown” sends rings of Saturn around my (more…)
w/Sleestak, The Revomatics, and Pilot Airer.
at The Up And Under Pub, 1216 E. Brady St., Milwaukee, WI.
$5 cover. Show starts at 8pm.
w/Sleestak, Sioum, Austaras, and Oyarsa.
at The Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL.
Show starts at 7pm.
ROYAL THUNDER AND RCRD LBL OFFERING DOWNLOAD OF “WHISPERING WORLD” FROM FORTHCOMING ALBUM CVI (MAY 22, RELAPSE RECORDS); NEW TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED
In advance of Friday’s premiere of this year’s highly anticipated movie “Marvel’s The Avengers”, Austin, Texas metal luminaries THE SWORD have announced the release of “Hammer Of Heaven”, an early track dating back to 2003 that was not included on “Age Of Winters”, which the band submitted for inclusion on “Avengers Assemble”, a 14-track compilation of music from and inspired by the film.
Due to severe space limitations, the song did not make the final track listing, but the band, along with their new label partners at Razor & Tie have decided to make “Hammer Of Heaven” available digitally to coincide with the release of the film. Click here to download the song on iTunes. (more…)
The hard, strong sound impact of the Genoese (Italy) band, Gandhi’s Gunn (Hobo, vocals; Scazzi, guitar; Maso, bass; Andrea, drums), is intensely inspired by the forcible sound of the first American Stoner Rock undercurrent, such as Corrosion of Conformity, Fu Manchu and Clutch, while frequently exploring more visionary and psychedelic territories.
Considered a point of reference on the Italian Stoner Rock scene, Gandhi’s Gunn have had two years of intense live activity on stage with bands of worldwide fame such as Church of Misery (Japan), Los Natas (Argentina), Acid King (USA), Atomic Bitchwax (USA), 16 (USA), Nadja (Canada), Amen Ra (Belgium) and Clutch (USA) & more.
The Longer The Beard The Harder The Sound was released less than week ago.
Noisey, Vice magazine’s music channel, has uploaded video footage of “a nameless ghoul” from the mysterious Swedish buzz metal act GHOST talking about Satan’s faith in his band and his band’s faith in the BEACH BOYS. Check out the clip below.
GHOST cult leader “Papa Emeritus” (rumored to be REPUGNANT/SUBVISION‘s Tobias Forge, who takes the stage in the form of “a satanic pope”) and his anonymous ghouls are currently supporting MASTODON and OPETH on a North American tour.
ROYAL THUNDER LIVE PERFORMANCE OF “SLEEPING WITCH” AVAILABLE FROM indieATL; CURRENTLY ON TOUR WITH BARONESS
DÖDAREN was formed late 2010 by four devoted musicians in Gothenburg, Sweden. Their first EP, Flyttar In, quickly reaped attention in the realms of the underground blogosphere and was early accepted as stoner rock. It was compared to larger and more influential bands in the margins of alternative rock and swiftly received some dedicated fans in several corners of the world. Eric, Martin, Fredrik and Jon have prior to the formation of the group played in several different constellations in genres ranging from the softest blues to the hardest hardcore.
Spurred by the success of the EP, DÖDAREN gathered during the winter of 2011/2012 and recorded their debut Maen, further raising the level of ambition. The guys in DÖDAREN see themselves as moving through uncharted territories of style, and thus lets others do the categorizations. Some say they sound like the groovy rock that Clutch stands for, with just a hint of post metal added for good measure. Others proclaim that the recipe to sound like DÖDAREN would be to borrow some of the well known Gothenburg energy from Graveyard, steal some riffs from any great (more…)
Watch the entire performance of this Texas stoner rock group shred it up in the full performance from their 4:20 show.
European Tour Underway Now
|CHRISTIAN MISTRESS unleashed their critically acclaimed debut full length album Possession February 28th on Relapse Records. Today SPIN.com the online home of Spin Magazine is hosting an exclusive stream of the song “The Edge of Time”. This song is only available on the Deluxe iTunes version of Possession. Get a first listen to “The Edge of Time” HERE.|
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.
Over 20 years ago, while a student at Fort Collins High School, Aaron Beam of RED FANG helped stand up for music programs put at risk due to lack of funding. Today, Portland schools are struggling to fully fund art, photography, ceramics and other arts classes. RED FANG is honored to headline this benefit to give Portland students greater access to the arts, and have basic materials like paint, paper, and clay. (more…)
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.
Melvins Lite Trekking Across Canada (and some US dates) This Summer; Last Call with Carson Daly performance on Apr. 25
North Carolina crossover luminaries CORROSION OF CONFORMITY are pleased to announce their addition to this year’s Hopscotch Music Fest. The three-day event is set to take place on September 6 – 8, 2012 on their home turf of Raleigh. The band will play alongside a throng of artists from all genres including Sunn O))), The Roots, Baroness, Yo La Tengo, The Jesus And Mary Chain and many more.
Comments guitarist Woody Weatherman:”I always enjoy playing these festivals with such a diverse collection of bands; it’s awesome this time it is in our hometown.”
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY will return to the road this June on a previously announced stretch of West Coast and Canadian headlining (more…)
Here’s a quick review. Just a little while ago this band called Bodacious status post shows up in my Facebook feed. The band says “Hey, new album up on Bandcamp, blah blah blah…” I have a few thousand different band and band related pages “liked” on Facebook. Something told me to check this one out to see if it’s any good. Oh hell yeah it is.
King of Scum by Bodacious is an excellent album. This album really caught me from the start with the monsterous guitars and heavy riffs. The overall sound is heavy rock with lots of post punk, heavy metal, sludge, post grunge and stoner throughout. There’s even a hint of some blues rock heavy psych here and there. I can tell the band took a lot of time putting this one together because they take all those elements and blend them in very nicely. Not all at one time either. They way they approached it, including the track order, it’s got a real nice flow to it. Everything is spread from start (more…)