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Dax Riggs - Three Live Shows

25 September, 2016

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I think it's time to post again something you can download. Since Dax (Acid Bath, Agents of Oblivion, Deadboy & the Elephantmen) is one of my favorite artists of all time, I would like to present to you this three, marvelous Dax Riggs concerts. Two acoustic, solo shows from 2003 and a show with his band from June 2007. I would say the quality is pretty is good. I hope you'll enjoy it.

The Re-Stoned - Reptiles Return (2016)

22 September, 2016

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The Re-Stoned is an instrumental trio hailing from Moscow, Russia. Lead by guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Ilya Lipkin (Rushus, A Foggy Realm, Waldsonne). For around eight years now the three gentlemen have been making a name for themselves.
This band creates a unique sound, influenced by all the pages of the stoner, psychedelic, space catalogue. They're also exploring the depths of prog, acid and blues rock. I was instantly pleased by a sea of fuzzy, psychedelic vibes. This is not necessarily heavy music, but it packs a punch in the first few songs. Considering the genre, The Re-Stoned definitely stands it's ground in terms of musical creativity. Most of all Lipkin shows he is a great writer and composer.
Mighty fine album from one of the most promising instrumental bands I layed my ears on this year. You can't go wrong with all the great jams on here!

Thermate - Off to Hades (2016)

17 September, 2016

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Thermate is a fresh five-piece band from the Finnish lake region, the city of Kuopio, to be precise.
"Off to Hades" is the band's first official EP; which feature four tasty songs, where the guys are paying homage to the seventies hard rock and the nineties stoner rock. That's always a good combination to start with. Just think of something between Graveyard, Radio Moscow and Dozer. Heavy rock with catchy melodies, parts of dry heat stoner and classic metal give all this that extra boost.
If you love organic desert jams with a touch of blues, Thermate should be a no-brainer. A fuzzy, dusty gem worth checking out!

Nap - Villa (2016)

10 September, 2016

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Nap is an (mostly) instrumental formation from Oldenburg, Germany and Villa is their debut LP. The band describes itself as "psychedelic sounds, up- tempo beats, grooving Doom and Stoner-riffage". And that's what you'll get on this sweet album; tight, dirty, garage-injected groovy rock. Filled with driving riffs, catchy hooks and a warm 70's sound. Their sound instantly reminds me of the first time listening to bands like Yawning Man, Rotor and Ahkmed (you get the idea?). My favourite track "Xurf", takes us on a psychedelic surfin' desert boogie, it could be played in a Tarantino movie.
Another fantastic album coming from an amazing free form psychedelic/ desert rock trio. It will take you on a fuzzy instrumental trip!

Dead Witches - Album teaser/preview

06 September, 2016

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Check out the teaser for Dead Witches debut album. Clear, psychedelic, retro rock vibes with highly enjoyable vocals, made by old school veterans. Sounds really promising, can't wait for the release!

The new heavily occult, retro psyche fuzz project Dead Witches, which features Psychedelic Witchcraft frontwoman Virginia Monti and Electric Wizard’s Mark Greening (Ramesses, With The Dead, etc.), has issued some teaser video clips. The snippets are an intriguing preview that allows us aural glimpses of what we can expect when Dead Witches, who are rounded out by Carl Geary and Greg Elk, make their official public debut. The audio aspect of these teasers is an alluring, somewhat hypnotic style of music steeped in vintage aesthetics and mystique.






Baron Crâne - Baron Crâne EP (2015)

29 August, 2016

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Baron Crane is a refreshing instrumental formation from Paris, France. They play fuzzy instrumental grooves that will get you moving. Rooted firmly in the stoner rock genre while still drawing from jazz, dub and noise rock. A real crazy but absolutely stunning sound. These guys deliver some really great jams. From the production to the song-writing & artwork, everything is top notch on this magnificent record. Gave this one a few spins and it kept me coming back for more.

Their self-titled debut EP was released last year, but it's never too late to write about cool music. Visit their Bandcamp page below & support these guys!

Tropical Doom - Mangue (2016)

12 August, 2016

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Tropical Doom's latest EP, released in March. This is certainly some very promising stuff, but I don't like it as much as the debut album.

With the release of Mangue, the sound of Tropical Doom is changing and evolving. It's still a lot of the same stuff here, but with a slightly heavier edge and minus the rock 'n' roll. You can definitely feel a Corrosion of Conformity vibe here. Basically, it's more doom than stoner on this album. Anyhow, this is worth checking out! Give Tropical Doom's Bandcamp page a visit and!

P.S. Both awesome artworks are made by Thaís Burmeister Tirelli.

Tropical Doom - Tropical Doom (2015)

11 August, 2016

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And back to old requests. This is such a killer album, I should write about it a long time ago!

Tropical Doom is a fresh psychedelic stoner/doom rock band from Curitiba, Brazil. I'm not very familiar with the Brazilian stoner scene. So please let me know in the comments, if you guys knows more amazing bands from the land of coffee.

The self-titled album is the band's debut full-length. Their sound is traditional doom (think of bands like The Obsessed, Saint Vitus etc.) mixed with awesome stoner grooves (like Los Natas and Kyuss), sexy riffs and just fuckin' rock 'n' roll. A distinct hybrid of familiar genres. It's damn catchy, colourful and highly energetic. Another fantastic newcomer in the world of stoner rock. Should be a no-brainer for fans of warm, fuzzy, psychedelic desert rock. You will rape the repeat button, that's for sure!

P.S. You can find them also on Spotify and Deezer.

Dax Riggs - Electric Comoland (2002)

07 August, 2016

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As I mentioned before I have to catch up with some older requests, but let me make a small break for this one.

Electric Comoland is an old Dax Riggs (Acid Bath, Agents of Oblivion, Deadboy & the Elephantmen) bootleg which you can downlaod below.

Dax is one of my favorite artists of all time. Listening to his singing is an otherworldly experience. He is one of those artists that sounds absolutely amazing on disc, and even better live.

Electric Comoland is a collection of seven unreleased demos. Although the songs themselves are all strong compositions, the bootleg's quality varies wildly throughout. If the sound quality was more consistent, Electric Comoland would easily prove essential to any fan of Dax Riggs. Nonetheless, it's still worth have this one on your hard drive.

My favorite songs? Perfect Dreaming Skull, Momentarily Lost in Space and the excellent cover of Leonard Cohen's Tower of Song.

Demons From the Dungeon Dimension - As the Crow Flies (2016)

05 August, 2016

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I have to catch up with some older requests. To start with I present you the first band from Africa on Stoner Mountain. It's great to get music from all corners of the world.

Demons From the Dungeon Dimension is some heavy psyched out vintage doom band from Durban, South Africa. This is their self-released debut album. They created a distinct blend of stoner, Seattle Sound, heavy & doom metal in a raw 70's package. You can even notice some slightly tangible oldschool black metal influence in one or two songs. I guesss Windhand is the closest band that comes to my mind. The production is not that bad, but very far from perfect. But you must remember that it's a DIY record and it's not that easy to record an album as a metal band in South Africa.

Thanks to Duncan for sending me this one. Check it out & give them a visit below (also listen to their newest EP, which you can download for free)!

She Beast - Felch EP (2016)

03 August, 2016

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First of all, I love the Nosferatu cover.

She beast is a heavy sludge/doom trio from Melbourn, Australia. Heavenly inspired by bands like Grief, Church of Misery, Iron Monkey and especially Eyehategod. From the harsh, Mike Williams inspired vocals to the groovy feedback-drenched riffs. Taking their massive sound through hateful swamps of sludge & doom. And that's what you'll get on this sweet EP. Nothing too groundbreaking, but who gives a damn when it rocks this hard? Definitely worth checking out!