Listen to Death Valley High and Chino Moreno (Deftones) Cover Christian Death

Gothic-tinged electronic band Death Valley High are releasing a new EP this week, Duel releases from MinusHEAD Records this Friday, August 23rd, 2019. The EP is have composed of inventive 1980s covers by inspired bands (think Faith No More, Eurythmics, Metallica, Bananarama) made in collaboration with music legends and underground tastemakers, while the other half is made of remixes of current DVH material. Watch this incredible new video of the band covering Christian Death’s classic ‘Cavity – First Communion’ with help from Chino Moreno of Deftones!

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REVIEW: Desertfest New York

Desert Fest NYC, The Well, Brooklyn NY.

I had to take a moment when Desertfest New York was announced. I only had gotten to experience a real European Festival once in the last few years of my life and it was a game changer. Yet, I had yet to enjoy a Desertfest yet. The excitement I felt getting have this festival come practically to my backyard, and into two clubs I visit with regularity was just icing on the cake. If you love Stoner, Doom, and Psychedelic music, this festival is your true north and now we have a fest of our own like this in the USA. Continue reading

Duel – Valley Of Shadows

It’s a soulful, heavy trip with Texan quartet Duel. Formed largely from the ashes of Groove rockers Scorpion Child, new album Valley Of Shadows (Heavy Psych Sounds) is their third album in three years but despite the prolific nature, there remains a certain impact from the tracks on offer here. Continue reading

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Desertfest NYC

Inspired by stoner metal the world over, the Desertfest series of popular metal fests from Western Europe makes it’s way to America this weekend at the very first Desertfest New York in Brooklyn lifts off! Headlined by Elder, Windhand, and Black Cobra, this promised to be a weekend to remember! Three-day passes, which includes the kickoff tonight at Saint Vitus Bar, is sold out. There are limited Saturday and Sunday tickets avaialble at the link below. Get set with our go-to guide to the weekend.  Continue reading

Heavy Psych Sounds Announces Exclusive Festival U.S. Tour Dates

Red Fang, by Susanne A. Maathuis Photography

Heavy Psych Sounds, one of the best labels in the world for stoner rock, doom and sludge has announced a limited engagement of festivals in the USA. Red Fang will be the special headliner on the west coast, with other bands like Nebula and Duel also headlining a few dates. Tickets for the Heavy Psych Sounds Fest shows in Los Angeles, Dallas and Austin are on sale now. Tickets for the San Francisco HPS event will go on sale February 28 at the link below.  Continue reading

Desertscene To Curate The Roadhouse Stage At Black Deer Festival 2019

Black Deer Festival made a smashing debut in 2018 as prime UK-based music festival for Americana and Country music. Now in addition to a strong, growing bill, Desertscene will now curate bands on the Roadhouse Stage! The first bands announced are Left Lane Cruiser, Radio Moscow, The Vintage Caravan, Asteroid, The Black Wizards, Mountains, Stubb, and Duel, with more to come soon. They join the already announced lineup of Band Of Horses, John Butler Trio, Jade Bird, The Dead South, Larkin Poe, Ryan Bingham, Fantastic Negrito, Hayseed Dixie, John Smith, Martin Harley, Watermelon Slim, Chance Mccoy, Worry Dolls, Gordie Mackeeman & His Rhythm Boys, Irish Mythen, William Crighton, and Morganway. Black Deer Fest takes place 21st – 23rd June 2019 at Eridge Park, Kent. Tickets are on sale now at the link below.

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Descendants Of Crom Festival 2018, Various Venues, Pittsburgh PA

Sojourning to the Steel City, where the steel these days is mostly from the music, Descendants of Crom Festival enjoyed a second annual event recently and Ghost Cult was there. From the pre-fest gala and parking lot party (think of a modern “Heavy Metal Parking Lot” with stoner rock and doom fans), three nights of badassery at both Howlers and the Cattivo club, it was a rager. Shout out to the sponsors Blackseed Records and Riff Relevant among others. Highlights of the weekend included sets from Heavy Temple, Howling Giant, Doomstress, Come to Grief, Thunderbird Divine, Toke, Geezer, Duel, but really you can’t really go wrong with a deep lineup like this. We can’t wait for next year and round three! In the meantime, check out these photos by Dante Torrieri of Useless Rebel Imaging for Ghost Cult. Continue reading

Mos Generator, Lo-Pan, Duel, Come To Grief, Heavy Temple Booked For Descendants Of Crom Fest

Blackseed Records Presents the Descendants of Crom Festival, a three-day underground heavy music festival is taking over Pittsburgh, PA this coming weekend for its second annual event. Billing itself as “A Gathering Of Rock, Doom, Sludge, And Metal” in the Steel City, Descendents of Crom Fest takes place September 27th to 29th at Howlers and Cattivo clubs and features Mos Generator, Lo-Pan, Duel, Come To Grief, Heavy Temple, Worshipper, Devil To Pay, Freedom Hawk, Disenchanter, Geezer and many more. There is also a Pre-fest Gala and other events all weekend long! Full set times, venue info and ticket info can be found at the links below.  Continue reading