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Tearing through the speakers like a swamp monster summoned from some dark cosmic morass, Texas riffmasters Wo Fat unapologetically blast out a southern fried, blues-infused version of Psychedelic Doom, conjuring up visions of hoodoo shacks, prowling undead, hell hounds at the crossroads, Lovecraftian cultists and ghouls, and worlds beyond where the riff reigns almighty.
Wo Fat rose from the deep and began their psychedelic quest circa 2003 when guitarist Kent Stump formed the band with drummer Michael Walter and bassist Tim Wilson. Their goal was to create a music that is crushingly heavy, but that stays within the paradigm forged by Black Sabbath, Jimi Hendrix, ZZ Top and the other 70’s greats. A music that allows for improvisational freedom, extensive jamming and interplay between the three members yet that, at the same time, allows them to crank out monolithic, fuzzed out, downtuned riffs, all the while staying true to the haunting blues that wail and moan deep within their souls. (review)
Monday, March 12, 2012
Los Globos Nightclub, 3040 W. Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles CA 90026 (more…)
March 6, 2012 | Categories: News, Tour Dates | Tags: Backwoods Payback, Dixie Witch, Dwellers, Gozu, Hard Rock, Lo-Pan, Sasquatch, Small Stone Records, Stoner Rock, Tia Carrera, Wo Fat | Leave a comment
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For some of you this old news, as we have already let the cat out of the bag on Facebook for a few of these… But for those of you who prefer to get your information the old fashioned way, we have quite a few new acts that have just joined the Small Stone Family.
February 15, 2012 | Categories: News | Tags: Asteroid, Fuzz Rock, Hard Rock, Lord Fowl, Mopther of God, retro-rock, Small Stone Records, stoner metal, Stoner Rock, Supermachine, Wo Fat | Leave a comment
Wo Fat is extremely pleased to announce that we are now on Small Stone Records!
Congratulations fellas, another fine band added to a fine label.
Kent from Wo Fat here. I’m going to be starting an internet radio show on BabylonFM called Transmissions From Beyond. It’s gonna obviously be dedicated to the stoned psyche-doom-adelic world as well as the Old Heavy 70’s. The first show will be airing this Saturday at 10 PM Central time on www.babylonfm.com. If you’ve got an iphone/android you can use the TuneIn app to listen to BabylonFM. The first show features a number of upcoming Texas talent as well as some killer European bands.
If any bands are interested in submitting music for the show, they can contact me at email@example.com.
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…)
December 18, 2011 | Categories: article | Tags: Alive Records, Backwoods Payback, Barbarian Overlords, Been Obscene, Black Pyramid, Black Rainbows, Cherry Choke, Deepseagreen, Dixie Witch, Earache Records, Elektrohasch Records, Father Phoenix, Freedom Hawk, Gentleman's Pistols, Gideon Smith & The Dixie Damned, Graveyard, Grifter, Left Lane Cruiser, Lo-Pan, Lonely Kamel, My Goodness, Nasoni Records, Ogressa, Planet of Zeus, Radio Moscow, Rhythm Hawks, Ripple Music, Rise Above Records, Rival Sons, Roadsaw, Sex Type Thing, Small Stone Records, Sungrazer, The Black Keys, The Flying Eyes, The Hanna Barbarians, The Heavy Eyes, The Mediums, The Quaker City Night Hawks, Trash Titan, Trip In Time, Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats, Wo Fat | 4 Comments