Bongzilla To Embark On 2017 European Tour

29 March, 2017

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Bongzilla European Tour Poster

Bongzilla is ready to return on the stage: after announcing their long awaited reunion in 2015, and after playing some shows in 2015 and 2016, the stoner doom legend is about to embark on a month-long tour of Europe, which will see the group play over 30 shows. The band will perform their legendary Gateway in its entirety at Roadburn Festival!


Want to catch the band in concert while they tour Europe? Then check out the tour dates below.



BONGZILLA EUROPEAN TOUR 2017

20.04 - Tilburg (NL) Roadburn Festival
21.04 - Saint Petersburg (RU)
22.04 - Moscow (RU) ШАГИ
26.04 - Bologna (IT) Alchemica Club
27.04 - Lausanne (CH) Impetus Festival / Romandie
28.04 - Berlin (DE) Desertfest Berlin
29.04 - London (UK) Desertfest London
30.04 - London (UK) Desertfest London
01.05 - Bruxelles (BE) Magasin 4
02.05 - Le Havre (FR) Le Sonic
03.05 - Paris (FR) Glazart
04.05 - Nantes (FR) Ferrailleur
05.05 - Toulouse (FR) Rex Club
06.05 - Madrid (SP) Kristonfest
07.05 - Gueret (FR) Metal Cultures
08.05 - Aarau (CH) Kiff Foyer
09.05 - Zagreb (HR) Mochvara
10.05 - Wien (AT) Arena
11.05 - Belgrade (SR) Elektropionir
12.05 - Skopje (MN) МКЦ
13.05 - Sofia (BG) Live & Loud Club
14.05 - Timisaora (RO) Daos Club
15.05 - Budapest (HU) A38
16.05 - Prague (CZ) Klub 007
17.05 - Warsaw (PL) Pogłos
18.05 - Kauns (LT) Lemmy Klubas
19.05 - Riga (LV) Nabaklab
20.05 - Talinn (EST) Rock Stars
21.05 - Helsinki (FIN) Bar Loose
23.05 - Oslo (NOR) Blå
24.05 - Gothenburg (SWE) Truckstop Alaska
25.05 - Copenhagen (DK) Pumpehuset
26.05 - Hamburg (DE) Hafenklang

Black Rainbows -​ The Red Sky Above Single (2017)

27 March, 2017

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Black Rainbows -​The Red Sky Above Single Cover

Black Rainbows is a tireless and dedicated band that has been making energetic stoner rock for more than 10 years. And in case you were busy on March 24th of this year, chances are you probably missed Black Rainbows’ new single entitled The Red Sky Above. It's a must have for anyone that enjoys good fuzzy stoner rock music.


This brand new song from BLACK RAINBOWS was recorded during their last tour in January 2017, in a cool studio surrounded by snowy mountains in the north of Italy. "The Red Sky Above" is six minutes of pure, fuzzy, groovy, stoner frenzy. With this new single, the trio shows a subtle shift toward a darker and heavier sound. "The Red Sky Above" is exclusively issued as part of the "Heavy Psych Sounds Sampler Vol. 2", available at this location.


Desertfest London 2017: Stage Times Announced For The Festival!

25 March, 2017

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Desertfest London 2017 Poster

Anyone still pondering who to see and when over the upcoming Desertfest London festival can now take a look at the full line-up and set times. Just click here.


Get your notepads ready, as DESERTFEST LONDON have finally announced the stage times for their sixth edition, taking place April 28-30th in Camden!

It's finally that time of year; the last pit stop on the way to Desertfest 2017. We have those all important stage times at the ready. Were you worried about Steak clashing with Lowrider? Did you wonder if you'd be able to run to The Underworld for Samsara Blues Experiment after Sleep? Now you'll be able to answer all clash-based worries. To help planning your weekend, the festival put together a very helpful Clashfinder timetable.

The festival kicks off in 6 weeks time and tickets are selling at a rapid rate – under 200 weekend passes and only 50 Saturday tickets left! We also have limited spaces left on our hotel packages at Camden Lock Hotel and just 4 beds left at Smart Hostel Camden. Find out more about accommodations here. ~ Info from Purple Sage PR


- DESERTFEST LONDON 2017 -
28th to 30th April in Camden, London
Weekend & day tickets still available HERE

3-day pass - £100
Friday - £40
Saturday - £40
Sunday - £45


Get more infos on the Desertfest website
Follow the festival on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

Deepspacepilots - Nebulizer Video

24 March, 2017

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Chicago drone rock 3-piece, Deepspacepilots, have released a music video for their single "Nebulizer" from their most recent album, Point of No Return (2016).

Deepspacepilots features singer/guitarist Ronald Strojny, bassist Andre Almaraz, and drummer Bill Shanklin.

"The band wanted a video for their song 'Nebulizer' and suggested that it should have some kind of extraterrestrial storyline. So we thought up a narrative with an inverse alien abduction done by a group of manipulative scientists," said the video's director, Derek Quint. "Someone gets pregnant and there's a cover-up. The alien protagonist gets sucked into some people problems on Earth right from the get-go which, in my imagination, is probably what would happen anyway." ~ Addovolt Productions


Monarch Announce European Tour With Birushanah To Kick Off This Spring

18 March, 2017

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Monarch European Tour Poster

Monarch and Birushanah have just announced plans to team up this spring for a two-week long European tour dubbed Distort Europe. The two-headed tour will kick off at Bordeaux’s Void muscic club on March 30, then hit more than a dozen cities across the continent, before closing out April 15 in Toulouse.


Beware, as extreme doom unit MONARCH is gearing up for their spring European tour with Birushanah...

France's most active and emblematic drone/doom metal purveyors MONARCH have announced a batch of dates with Japanese tribal doomers Birushanah, with whom they will soon release a split record on MusicFearSatan. MONARCH are also currently putting the finishing touches to their new full-length, to be unleashed later in the year. ~ Purple Sage PR


MONARCH EUROPEAN TOUR w/ Birushanah

30.03 - Bordeaux (FR) - Void
31.03 - Paris (FR) - FGO-Barbara
01.04 - Rouen (FR) - L'Oreille Qui Traîne
02.04 - Bruxelles (BE) - Magasin 4
03.04 - Hamburg (DE) - Club Astra
04.04 - Copenhagen (DK) - KB18
05.04 - Oslo (NO) - Blitz
06.04 - Malmö (SE) - Plan B
08.04 - Leipzig (DE) - Plaque
09.04 - Prague (CZ) - Mayapur pokojíček
11.04 - Zurich (CH) - Ebrietas
12.04 - Milan (IT) - Macao
13.04 - Montpellier (FR) - The Black Sheep
14.04 - Lyon (FR) - Grrrnd Zero
15.04 - Toulouse (FR) - Pavillons Sauvages

Stoner Mountain's Weekly Bandcamp Discoveries #3

13 March, 2017

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First of all, sorry I haven't written a blog post in so many days, but I have been preoccupied with work.


You know who loves a good list? Every single one of you. So here's a new list of Stoner Mountain's Weekly Bandcamp Discoveries. From Finnish stoner rock to Mexican dark jazz, here are 11 discoveries I made this past week. For the first time, there's no black metal album closing the list. I just couldn't find anything interesting.


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

#1 | #2

Duel: Album Release Date & European Tour Dates

07 March, 2017

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Duel European Tour Poster

The Texan doom metal band Duel just announced their European tour in support of their upcoming album Witchbanger, which has been tabbed for a April 28th release (pre-orders from March 17th on Heavy Psych Sounds). The album was produced and engineered by lead guitarist Jeff Henson at his Red Nova Ranch studio.


Formed by two ex-members of Scorpion Child, these purists cut it right to the bone with heavy, deep grooves and blistering tunes. After their well-acclaimed debut "Fears Of The Dead" released in February 2016, DUEL are back with an even more raging full-length on Heavy Psych Sounds, cheekily entitled "Witchbanger". Prepare for Hell or Valhalla, from start to finish this carefully-crafted album WILL KILL YOU!

The tour kicks off April 26th in Rome, winding down on May 21st in Castel D'Ario. Look over the complete list of currently announced dates below.



DUEL EUROPEAN TOUR 2017

26.04.2017 - Roma (IT) Traffic
27.04.2017 - Parma (IT) Titty Twister
28.04.2017 - Oberentfelden (CH) Borom Pom Pom
29.04.2017 - Berlin (DE) Desertfest
30.04.2017 - DK Tba
01.05.2017 - Copenhagen (DK) TBA
02.05.2017 - Secret Show (DK)
03.05.2017 - Malmoe (SE) Plan B
04.05.2017 - Erfurt (DE) AZJ doordeal
05.05.2017 - Dresden (DE) Chemiefabrik
06.05.2017 - Winterthur (CH) Gaswerk
07.05.2017 - Varedo (IT) Crazy Driver
08.05.2017 - Zerobranco (IT) Altroquando
09.05.2017 - Izola (SL) Hangar Bar
10.05.2017 - Torino (IT) Blah Blah
11.05.2017 - St Gallen (CH) Rumpeltum
12.05.2017 - Basel (CH) Art & Wheels Fest
13.05.2017 - Bludenz (AT) Villa K
14.05.2017 - Salzburg (AT) Rockhouse
16.05.2017 - Karlsruhe (DE) Akk
17.05.2017 - Stuttgart (DE) Keller Klub
18.05.2017 - Freiburg (DE) White Rabbit
19.05.2017 - Athens (GR) An Club "Sonic Ritual Fest"
20.05.2017 - Mezzago (IT) Bloom "Sonic Ritual Fest"
21.05.2017 - Castel D'Ario (IT) Hostaria


Dandy Brown - The Bees Single / Video

06 March, 2017

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Steve Brown, better known as Dandy Brown, is a music producer, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He was a member of the following bands: Hermano and Orquesta del Desierto. A couple of years ago, he started a new music project under the moniker Dandy Brown and released a great album in 2015 called Damned To The Heels Of Success.>/p>

Keep an eye out for the band's untitled second album coming later this year on Taxi Driver Records. But until then, enjoy Dandy Brown's music video for the new song - The Bees. The video was directed by Tyler Geeson and released on March 1st.


Spring Tour Dates:
Saturday, April 15, San Diego, CA, Tower Bar
Tuesday, April 18, Joshua Tree, CA, The Beatnik Cafe
Wednesday, April 19, Palm Desert, CA, The Red Barn
Thursday, April 20, Phoenix, AZ, Yucca Tap Room
Friday, April 21, Sierra Vista, AZ, the horned TOAD


Calgary's 420 Music & Arts Festival Announce Line Up W/ Wo Fat, Anciients, Black Mastiif, La Chinga + MORE

04 March, 2017

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Calgary's 420 Music & Arts Festival Poster

The 2017 420 Music & Arts Festival line-up has been announced! It's a mix of stoner rock, desert rock, doom and sludge metal from around Canada + the Texan stoner masters Wo Fat. Find more details about the festival from the press release below.



The 420 Music & Arts Festival is a three day celebration featuring 22 Stoner Rock, Desert Rock, Doom & Sludge Metal and Fuzzy, Kick Ass Rock n Roll bands surrounding the culture that is 420. Headlining this inaugural year all the way from Dallas, TX for their first Canadian performance, stoner legends WO FAT, Vancouver’s ANCIIENTS and Edmonton/ Vancouver based BLACK MASTIFF.

In addition to all the rad music, festival attendees will have the opportunity to view and purchase the work of select local artists, artisans and craftsman at the 420 Expo, Saturday, April 22 at Distortion from 10am-4pm. Interspersed with vendors of interesting and eclectic wares will be information on medical marijuana and hemp products and even more 420 enthusiasts. Select vendors, artists and marijuana related companies will be available in the evenings at the festival as well. NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) will be in attendance to answer questions.

You will be able to indulge your desire for munchies with a variety delectable culinary creations from some of Southern Alberta’s best food trucks. If that isn’t enough, each night of the festival there will be an opportunity to show off your glorious facial hair in our beard contest. Celebrity judges will decide who moves onto the final round on the last night of the festival where one beard will rule them all! ~ ASHER MEDIA RELATIONS


Thursday, April 20
Event's Facebook

Black Mastiff – (Edmonton, AB/Vancouver, BC) – Facebook
HighKicks – (Calgary, AB) – Facebook
La Chinga – (Vancouver, BC) – Facebook
The Electric Revival – (Calgary, AB) – Facebook
Buffalo Bud Buster – (Calgary, AB) – Facebook
Hypnopilot – (Calgary, AB) – Facebook
Set & Stoned – (Crossfield, AB) – Facebook

Friday, April 21
Event's Facebook

Anciients – (Vancouver, BC) – Facebook
Dead Quiet – (Vancouver, BC) – Facebook
Lavagoat – Saskatoon, SK) – Facebook
Orbital Express – (Regina, SK) – Facebook
ChronoBot (Prince Albert, SK) – Facebook
Lordosis – (Calgary, AB) – Facebook
Hunted By Ravens – (Red Deer, AB) – Facebook

Saturday, April 22
Event's Facebook

Wo Fat – (Dallas, Texas, USA) – First ever appearance in Canada Facebook
Chron Goblin – (Calgary, AB) – Facebook
Cowpuncher – (Calgary, AB) – Facebook
Mammoth Grove – (Calgary, AB) – Facebook
NVGR (Nikki Valentine & Gypsy Riders) – (Calgary, AB) – Facebook
Black Thunder – (Regina, SK) – Facebook
Brown Dwarf – (Red Deer, AB) – Facebook
Bazaraba – (Calgary, AB) – Facebook


- 420 Music & Arts Festival 2017 -
20th to 22th April in Calgary, Alberta
Tickets and passes are vailable HERE and HERE

Get more infos at www.420MusicAndArtsFestival.ca
Follow the festival on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest

Her Name Was Fire - Road Antics (2017)

03 March, 2017

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Her Name Was Fire - Road Antics Album Cover

What were the odds? The first band from Portugal on Stoner Mountain and already a strong contender for my album of the year. I just can't stop listening to it over and over again. Her Name Was Fire is a desert rock duo based in Lisbon consisting of João Campos, guitar & vocals, and Tiago Lopes, drums. This is the recently formed band's first full-length and follows their EP, EP 1, which was released last year.


Her Name Was Fire is a small band with a big sound. They draw inspiration from such legends as Queens of the Stone Age, Black Keys, Kyuss and Alice In Chains to create electrifying compositions based around the blues and stoner rock. They take everything that's good in those genres to make the best out of it, creating addictive and groovy songs with a high-repeat listening potential. Passion and haunting melodies pour from the speakers as they are adept at producing catchy hooks. They also know when to hold back and when to unleash a torrent of sound. The songs take all of the duo's strong points to a pinnacle, as the guitar lines race up and down a memorable drum beat, all set to gritty vocals that will stick with you for quite some time after listening.


There is absolutely nothing disappointing about this record or this band. From the opening chords of Little Pain to the last tune that is So Long Starman, Her Name Was Fire's debut album Road Antics is easily one of the most surprising releases of the last months. My ears are pleased with this refreshing debut. I can't stress again how great this album is. In my opinion one of the best records out this year, and probably awesome live too. Do yourselves a favour and get your hands on it and I dare you not to put in on repeat all day.