Kaiser - We Bleed For This Video

12 December, 2017

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A couple news from Finnish fuzz rockers Kaiser. The band premieres first ever video and announces the album from whence it comes. 1st Sound, the follow up to their 2014 self-titled debut EP, is set for release near April of 2018.

Desertfest London 2018: Old Empire stage announced!

03 December, 2017

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DESERTFEST LONDON are thrilled to reveal the bands taking part in the festival's annual Old Empire stage, that will be hosted on Friday 4th May at the Electric Ballroom in Camden.

Old Empire is now a household name in the London scene, working across an array of acts, venues and cities - we are stoked the heaviest crew, and our favorite drinking buddies, are back in the fold to bring us a stage with some of their most treasured bands! Taking place on the hallowed ground of the Electric Ballroom on May 4th, Old Empire gives you the lowdown below…

For the first time in DF history, Friday will see two headliners sprawled across town – with Swedish stalwarts GRAVEYARD making their long-awaited return to London at the iconic Koko, we had to rustle up something of equal measure. An act we have wanted to book across the festival since our first year of involvement, it’s a true honour to announce that British trailblazers of the extreme NAPALM DEATH are the headline act for the OE ritual – their influence on the world of heavy music is undeniable and hard to truly fathom. Never one to disappoint live, a set of insanity is upon us.

Our second artist comes in a wave of God-like reverence to Old Empire, a master of his craft – Patrick Walkers’ WARNING will bring the Electric Ballroom to its knee’s. One of the most poignant and genuinely dark British doom bands of all time, ‘Watching from a Distance’ is a masterpiece of the highest order. Having reformed for Roadburn 2017, we are thrilled WARNING will be joining us in London - all should know and all should follow.

Next up is an act that needs little introduction to the world of Desertfest, and one who perfectly embody the spirit of the Empire – the mighty EYEHATEGOD make their long-awaited return. A little bit heavy metal, a whole bunch of venom and buckets of dirty groove – we’re all well aware of the party that ensues when these NOLA legends hit the stage, so it felt about damn time to bring ‘em back!

Another familiar face to the London scene comes in the form of WINTERFYLLETH. Hitting the Old Empire spectrum back in 2011, the Mancunian quartet have since consistently impressed with their unique and anthemic take on black metal. Helping to round of proceedings is FIVE THE HIEROPHANT, whose dark jazz soundscapes and eclectically heavy, yet perfectly refined, mix of sounds will make the live debut at Desertfest 2018. Alongside newbies to the scene ACDX - equal parts Isis, Hawkwind and Opeth. The dictionary definition of this Essex group would simply say, ‘indefinable’.

Old Empire & Desertfest are beyond excited to be brothers in arms once again; we hope our assorted and all-embracing heavy picks have hit the palette in the most satisfying and exciting of ways. ~ Purple Sage PR

Desertfest London 2018
4th-6th May in Camden Town, London
3-day pass now on sale AT THIS LOCATION

Our special split payment plan is available until December 12th!
Hotel + ticket packages are now on sale here

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Black Capricorn - Evil Horde of Lucifer Video

25 September, 2017

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The Italian stoner doom metal trio Black Capricorn premieres new music video for Evil Horde of Lucifer, to promote their upcoming LP Omega, that will be released on November 2 by Stone Stallion Rex on a double black vinyl. Careful how loudly you play it - I could see it blowing speakers!

Duel Announce European Autumn Tour

27 August, 2017

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Duel European Tour Poster

Duel is staying busy! The Texan hard-rockers will play 30 dates across 9 countries later this year, which is already their fourth European tour. The band is further on supporting its fantastic latest effort, Witchbanger. They’ll kick off the run of 30 shows in Pisa on November 10 and wrap up in Rome on December 9. You can check out the dates and details below.

Heavy Psych Sounds Records is happy to announce the upcoming repress of DUEL's sold out debut "Fears of the Dead". Their newly released album "Witchbanger" is still available here.

Hailing from the sun-baked lands of Austin, TX, DUEL is a heavy metal four-piece who casts hard-rocking spells of doom, blistering licks and horror from behind a thick haze of smoke. Formed by two ex-members of Scorpion Child and hugely influenced by the darkness of late 60's and early 70’s metal, these purists cut it right to the bone with heavy, deep grooves and blistering tunes.

After they released their well-acclaimed debut "Fears Of The Dead" in February 2016 on Heavy Psych Sounds, DUEL are back with their even more raging full-length, cheekily entitled "Witchbanger", due out April 28th, 2017. The album was produced and engineered by lead guitarist Jeff Henson at his Red Nova Ranch studio in the wastelands of Texas, not far from the historic Texas Chainsaw Massacre house. ~ Purple Sage PR

Duel European Tour 2017

10.11 - Pisa (IT) Albatross
11.11 - Reggio Emilia (IT)
12.11 - Milan (IT)
13.11 - Chambery (FR) Le Brin De Zinc
14.11 - TBA
15.11 - Barcelona (SP) Rocksound
16.11 - Madrid (SP) TBA
17.11 - Bilbao (SP) TBA
18.11 - Eindhoven (NL) TBA
19.11 - France TBA
20.11 - Lyon (FR) Le Farmer
21.11 - Mannheim (DE) 7 er
22.11 - Lichtenfels (DE) Paunchy Cats
23.11 - Innsbruck (AT) PMK
24.11 - Bozen (IT) Sudwerk
25.11 - Siegen (DE) Vortex
26.11 - Osnabruck (DE) Dirty + Dancing
27.11 - Berlin (DE) Urban Spree
28.11 - Dresden (DE) Chemiefabrik
29.11 - Wien (AT) Viper Room
30.11 - Kreuzlingen (CH) Horst
01.12 - Blundenz (AT) Villa K
02.12 - Basel (CH) Hirschneck
03.12 - Castel D'ario (IT) Hostaria
04.12 - Zerobranco (IT) Altroquando
05.12 - Slovenia TBA
06.12 - Trieste (IT) Tetris
07.12 - Pescara (IT) Scumm
08.12 - Sofia (BG) TBA
09.12 - Roma (IT) Wishlist

R.I.P. Shares Two Tracks From Forthcoming Album 'Street Reaper'

26 August, 2017

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R.I.P. - Street Reaper Album Cover

Last year, R.I.P. took the doom metal scene by surprise with an excellent debut album, In The Wind, and now they're already back with a brand new record, called Street Reaper. Well, maybe not exactly now because the album is set for release on 13 October. As for now, to build up hype for the new album, you can listen to two songs from Street Reaper.

Listen below to the premiere of R.I.P.'s new song, Unmarked Grave

OHHMS Announce European Fall Tour 2017

24 August, 2017

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OHHMS European Tour Poster

"UK's most fire-driven progressive metal quintet OHHMS have announced a significant batch of festival and club shows to take place in Europe this fall. Not to be missed."

The group’s Fall 2017 tour begins at Mammothfest in Philadelphia on October 8. OHHMS then plays at Desertfest Belgium in Antwerp on October 14. From there, the British doom rockers bring the tour to Copenhagen (DK), Dusseldorf (DE), Stuttgart (DE), Oberhausen (DE) and Leeuwarden (NL) ahead of their tour-closing show in Haarlem (NL) on November 21.

Armed with the thickest riffs and fieriest will, OHHMS formed in 2014 in Kent, UK. It didn't take long for the five-piece to come up with two stellar EPs "Bloom" (2014) and "Cold" (2015), both released on London-based extreme music powerhouse Holy Roar Records. Clocking in at over thirty minutes, each EP unfolds with two monolithic, angst-ridden tracks, blending the down-tuned approach of doom metal with more progressive, eerier landscapes. On top of this distinctive approach in songwriting, vocalist Paul Waller maintains maximum adrenaline levels by alternating sumptuously deep gravelly singing, his warrior bellows and roar-is-war call to arms. ~ Purple Sage PR

OHHMS European Fall Tour 2017

08.10 - Brighton (UK) Mammothfest
14.10 - Antwerpen (BE) Desertfest Belgium
15.10 - Copenhagen (DK) KB18
17.10 - Dusseldorf (DE) Pitcher
18.10 - Stuttgart (DE) Jugendhaus West
19.10 - Oberhausen (DE) Druckluft
20.10 - Leeuwarden (NL) Into The Void Festival
21.10 - Haarlen (NL) Patronaat

Stoner Mountain's Weekly Bandcamp Discoveries #5

31 July, 2017

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Welcome to the fifth issue of Stoner Mountain's Weekly Bandcamp Discoveries. As you can see, time is still not on my side. I drift between projects like an Alzheimer’s patient, so it's some kind of small wonder that I am able to focus enough to even create this list. Also, sorry guys for not responding to your emails and messages lately. This instalment features a lot of recent discoveries (actually by 'recent discoveries' what I really mean is 'discoveries made over almost two months ago' xd) from countries like Germany, France, Russia, USA, Brazil and Venezuela.

P.S. If this is your first visit here, be sure to check out:

#1 | #2 | #3 | #4

Slow Season, The Well, Salem's Pot, R.I.P. And BlackWater HolyLight On Tour (June & July)

17 June, 2017

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Summer's here and RidingEasy Records bands are hitting the road! Here's a quick list of dates for bands currently on the road. Many more tours to be announced soon for other RidingEasy bands in the coming months, including Monolord and Shooting Guns. See all dates below. ~ US / THEM group

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06/14 - Dresden (DE) - Ostpol
06/15 - Berlin (DE) - Badehaus Berlin
06/16 - Kiel (DE) - Die Kieler Schaubude
06/17 - Netphen Deutz (DE) - Freak Valley Festival
06/18 - Lichtenfels (DE) Paunchy Cats Inn Bar
06/20 - Italy TBA
06/23 - Italy TBA
06/24 - Munich (DE) - Saint Helena Festival
06/25 - Frankfurt am Main (DE) - Tiefengrund
06/26 - LittleDevil Bar - Tilburg (NL)
06/27 - Paris (FR) - Espace B Paris
06/28 - Olten (CH) - Coq d'Or
06/29 - Décines (FR) - Warmaudio Décines
07/01 - Piedras Blancas Asturias (ESP) - Stonefest
07/04 - Hamburg (DE) - Markthalle-Hamburg Small Hall

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06/16 - Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive
06/17 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Blue Note
06/18 - Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
06/19 - Chicago, IL @ Reggie's
06/20 - Indianapolis, IN @ Fifth Quarter
06/21 - Cincinnati, OH @ Northside Yacht Club
06/22 - Philadelphia, PA @ KFN
06/23 - Brooklyn, NY @ Bar Matchless
06/24 - Frederick, MD @ Maryland Doom Fest
06/25 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Howler's
06/26 - Detroit, MI @ Corktown Tavern
06/27 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Cactus Club
06/28 - Louisville, KY @ The Cure Lounge
06/29 - Nashville, TN @ The Cobra
07/01 - Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn w/ Wo Fat

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06/15 - Sioux Falls, SD @ Total Drag Records
06/16 - Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive
06/17 - Denver, CO @ 3 Kings Tavern
06/18 - Oklahoma City, OK @ The Blue Note
06/19 - Dallas, TX @ RBC
06/20 - Austin, TX @ Beerland
06/21 - San Angelo, TX @ Dead Horse
06/23 - Sierra Vista, AZ @ The Horned Toad

R.I.P. Image


06/14 - Las Vegas, NV
06/15 - Grand Junction, CO
06/16 - Denver, CO @ Electric Funeral Fest
06/17 - Santa Fe, NM
06/18 - Flagstaff, AZ
06/19 - San Diego, CA @ Til Two Club
06/20 - Los Angeles, CA @ Union
06/23 - Portland, OR @ Blackwater

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BlackWater HolyLight:

06/14 - Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar
06/15 - San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside
06/16 - Berkeley, CA @ UFO Gallery
06/16-18 - Leggett, CA @ Hickey Fest
06/19 - Eugene, OR @ Luckey's
06/20 - Olympia, WA @ Obsidian

I really can't believe Chris Cornell is dead!

18 May, 2017

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Image of Chris CornellImage by Valerie Kuypers/PAP/EPA

Such sad news, I still can hardly believe it isn't a hoax. Chris Cornell was one of my teenage “heroes” and his music was a massive part of me. I feel like a little piece of my childhood just died. He was truly one of the best, most dynamic singers around, a musical talent not to be replaced. Thank you for all the amazing music and inspiration you gave us.

Say hello to heaven Chris!

Honeymoon Disease - Electric Eel Single / Video

06 May, 2017

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The Swedish band Honeymoon Disease have unleashed their new music video for the vinyl seven-inch single Electric Eel. It was directed by Max Ljungberg and it's Honeymoon Disease's first new material since the release of their 2015 debut The Trancendencee. Electric Eel follows the typical Honeymoon Disease cadence of bombastic retro rock rooted in the classic sounds of the 70s. Another grand testament to the incredibly healthy state of Swedish retro rock.

Also, they’ll be back in studio this summer to record their next album. The new album is set for an early fall release on The Sign Records.

Blackbird Hill - Midday Moonlight EP (2017)

06 May, 2017

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Blackbird Hill - Midday Moonlight EP Cover

I’m a real sucker for catchy music like this, tunes that will have your feet tapping and singing along to their infectious melodies. So when I received this album for review - I just had to do it.

In six songs and twenty-five and a half minutes, Midday Moonlight treats the listener to a brand of nearly perfectly executed blues rock. It has a great variety of sounds, electric blues, delta, americana and just good old rock and roll, and yet they all fit Blackbird Hill. As you listen to each track, you'll find it hard to pick a clear favourite. All of the songs are equally good. The guitar hooks are where it's at. There's a lot of really bouncy riffs that sound like they’d make for a big, sweaty blast of fun in concert. The drumming is simple, yet masterful and ripe with subtle technique.

The EP starts out fantastic with Trigger Law. A song that channels the spirit of Jimi Hendrix with its raucous riffs and an almost hip-hop sounding drum beat. It's hard to get this out of your head for the rest of the day. Next up is Horseback Sight. It's a mellow, moody song that hits all the right notes. The third number, Run Like Mad, is an energetic song that is very simple and straightforward, but also probably the catchiest number on the record. Stories From The Road shows that the band is able to stretch a song out to without losing any steam or having those listening lose interest, as even at eight minutes, it's as captivating at the end as it is at the beginning. Second to last is Hold Your Fire, which is a catchy, upbeat and sweet track. The very first few bars, the intro to this song, reminds me a bit of Sonic Youth's Cool Thing. Then comes the final track, Midday Moonlight. This gorgeous song begins with a slamming opening chord that is catchy and resonant. It has the most passionate vocal performance on the album. Also, the fuzz dial here is obviously set to '11'!

With so many bands trying so hard to do something new, it's nice to have a duo like Blackbird Hill to prove that good old-fashioned blues rock can still beat the socks off any trendy new style. Midday Moonlight has its flaws but it is certainly a great effort.