Major Kong - Brave New Kong (2016)

30 September, 2016

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It's about time to present you a release from my country. Just ten months after their last Ep, Major Kong from Lublin is back with another EP. It came out almost a month ago, but I finally got to hear this gem.

Major Kong offers a fully instrumental cosmic trip into bulky stoner metal. Throughout the 13 minutes that is Brave New World, the band manages to create a highly listenable trip. Delivering 3 tracks filled with thick, fuzzy doom drenched in cloudy psychedelica. These guys throw out some crushing riffs, massive grooves and hard hitting drumwork while staying really dynamic in their own distinct way. The tracks are well-written and the overall sound is everything what you could wish for.

Their sound is one big epic adventure, listen without distraction from start to finish. Overwhelming, atmospheric & highly immersive. Currently one of the most heavy Polish bands out there. I can't wait for a full-length album with the same vibe.

Possessor - Dead By Dawn (2016)

27 September, 2016

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Possessor is an unholy 3 piece from the UK. Dead By Dawn is their second full-length album. It was released in July and is still available as limited edition cassette. How cool is that? They are offering these tapes for 6 pounds. Check the bandcamp link below.

Possessor is a band that blends many influences from the past & present. From the classic Sabbathian and Pentagram grooves, to the massive Electric Wizard riffage and Melvins craziness. With a bit of oldschool death metal and a touch of the first and second wave of black metal. I even hope that their next album will have more black metal influences. Last but not least, the 80's thrash metal high-speed. Yes, it's fast, thrashy, pounding and heavy while maintaining a somewhat distinctive personality through the sound. Of course you can't forget all the horror films inspirations. Just to mention one. The album title is obviously referring to Evil Dead 2 (aka the best movie ever made). But every more experienced horror fanatic will quickly notice all of them.

All in all, an excellent slab of heavy metal with more than enough to keep even the most discerning listener engaged for countless listens. I know I’ll certainly be revisiting this one over and over again.

She Beast - III EP (2016)

25 September, 2016

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Remember She Beast, heavy sludge/doom band from Melbourn, Australia? I've written about their previous EP Felch just last month and the guys are coming right back with a new EP. Now that's what I call a busy band. With the release of their follow up, III She Beast once again take you on a trip you won’t soon forget. Playing the old school sludge metal vibes like we love 'em. This is the kind of music you want to play on maximum volumes. Solid stuff coming from the sleazy underground.

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.