One of the architects of Southern Metal and Sludge, Kirk Windstein is bringing forth his debut solo album. Best known for his work in Crowbar, Down and Kingdom of Sorrow, Windstein will release his debut solo album, Dream in Motion, January 24, 2020 via eOne Music. Kirk handled all vocal duties, guitars, and bass on the album, with drums and effects by longtime producing partner and collaborator, Duane Simoneaux (Crowbar, Down, Exhorder). The album features new originals and The a faithful rendition of ‘Aqualung’, the title track of Jethro Tull’s 1971 masterpiece. Directed by Justin Reich (Black Label Society, Royal Thunder), watch the video for the title track now! Continue reading
Midwestern progressive metal act, The Contortionist, return with another chapter in their transformation story. This particular collection of tracks making up a quick, yet most satisfying, EP is entitled Our Bones (eOne Music). While the group has moved on from their deathcore character, harsh vocals return to this release that brings some promise for future releases as well. Continue reading
As we previously reported, Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society will release a remastered reissue of their debut Sonic Brew, dubbed Sonic Brew – 20th Anniversary Blend via eOne Music on May 17th. The band just released a chilling rendition of ‘Spoke In The Wheel’, heavily relying on piano and strings and a video to accompany it, which you can see below. It’s the bonus track on the reissue and even features a musical nod to Eric Clapton/Derrick and the Dominos classic ‘Layla”.
Stoner and sludge bands Toke andYear of the Cobra have been added to High On Fire’s upcoming “Electric Messiah” Tour this winter. With frontman Matt Pike recovered from his toe amputation, High On Fire is ready to tour in support of their Electric Messiah album, out now via eOne Music. Tickets are on sale now. Continue reading
With frontman Matt Pike recovered from his toe amputation, High On Fire is ready to march on with a new round of headline tour dates. The dates are in support of their Electric Messiah album, out now via eOne Music. Tickets are on sale now at the link below. The band will also be one of the headliners for next summers Psycho Las Vegas. Continue reading
As a part of the early djent movement of bedroom projects that also birthed the likes of TesseracT, the multinational Skyharbor, despite gaining a decent critical reception, almost feel like the forgotten sons in comparison to many of their peers. Two excellent albums in Blinding White Noise and Guiding Lights (both Basick) saw a particularly innovative approach within that sphere, with increasing progressive influences throughout, yet didn’t see them quite reach the heights of the likes of the aforementioned TesseracT or Monuments. Continue reading
Lord Dying has signed a new record deal with eOne Music for a new album, due in 2019. The Portland-bred stoner rock and doom merchants last release was 2015’s well-received Poisoned Altars. They will head into the studio next week with producer/engineer Mike Plotnikoff (Fear Factory/In Flames) at West Valley Recording Studios. Continue reading