CONCERT REVIEW: Church of Misery – Truckfighters – Valley of The Sun and More: Live at The Kingsland

We were back at the Kingsland for a night of epic Doom Metal and Stoner Rock shenanigans. The place was packed in with heshers and hesherettes early. I was running around doing interviews so I dipped in and out of the main room and caught a little of openers Forming the Void and Black Wizard. Between those two bands, you have almost a perfect word cloud for Doom bands. Both bands rep beefy riffs worth getting wrecked over, so smoke ’em if you got em when you see these guys. Continue reading

High On Fire, Toxic Holocaust, Doomriders, Dopethrone, Black Wizard, and Spirit Adrift Booked For Modified Ghost Festival

Vancouver, British Columbia’s Modified Ghost Festival is the bastion of great underground music every year, with the greats from Doom, Thrash, Stoner, and other genres. This years’ lineup is a beast so far with High On Fire, Toxic Holocaust, Doomriders, Dopethrone, Black Wizard, Spirit Adrift, Hasherteroid and many more to be announced. Tickets on sale now at the links below. Continue reading

Desertfest Belgium Part I: Live At Trix, Antwerp

Desertfest is an ever-expanding, sprawling franchise festival, having pushed it’s tentacles out from London to Berlin, Antwerp and even Athens. As Ghost Cult did last year, we went to Desertfest Antwerp again, about the only October festival in the genre of stoner and doom music. Last year proved a great party and this time the line-up is salivatingly good, so we expected no less than a wonderful party of fuzz, swamp and bass, with a side order of psychedelia. Continue reading

The Shrine Announce Upcoming West Coast Worship Tour

The Shrine (L to R: Courtland Murphy (bass), Jeff Murray (drums) and Josh Landau (guitar / vocals)

The Shrine
(L to R: Courtland Murphy (bass), Jeff Murray (drums) and Josh Landau (guitar / vocals)

California “Destroyers of Rock N Roll” The Shrine have announced their forthcoming spring North American tour, with dates posted below.

Mar 16: Beerland – Austin, TX (SXSW – 6PM as part of “Heavy Metal Cage Match” w/ American Sharks, Eagle Claw, Elder, etc.)
Mar 18: Spiderhouse Ballroom – Austin, TX (SXSW – 9PM)
Mar 20: The North Door – Austin, TX (SXSW -w/ Kadavar, Ruby the Hatchet, Elder, Castle, etc.)
Mar 21: Gypsy Lounge – Austin, TX (SXSW – 2PM as part of Thrasher + Converse “Death Match” w/ OM, Goatsnake, The Skull, etc.)
Mar 21: The Lost Well – Austin, TX (SXSW – 11PM as part of “Heavy Metal Parking Lot 2” w/ The Skull, Weedeater, Ruby The Hatchet, etc.)

the shrine dirty fences west coast tour 2015

West Coast “Worship Tour”
* All dates also include Dirty Fences

Apr 02: The Casbah – San Diego, CA (w/ Loom)
Apr 03: The Paper Agency – Los Angeles, CA
Apr 04: Thee Parkside – San Francisco, CA (w/ Banquet)
Apr 05: Analog Cafe – Portland, OR
Apr 06: Capitol Theater Backstage – Olympia, WA (w/ Mos Generator)
Apr 07: SBC – Vancouver, BC (w/ Black Wizard)
Apr 08: One Six Boardshop – Victoria, BC (w/ Black Wizard)
Apr 09: Barboza – Seattle, WA
Apr 10: Dante’s – Portland, OR (w/ JOY)
Apr 11: Eli’s Mile High Club – Oakland, CA
Apr 12: Velvet Jones – Santa Barbara, CA (w/ Blasting Concept)

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