REVIEWS ROUND-UP: Stoner Doom Edition ft. Tenebra, Eric Wagner, Domkraft, Slomatics, Ufomammut


Tenebra – Moongazer (New Heavy Sounds / Seeing Red)

There is something evocative about the retro / occult rock of Italian quartet Tenebra that is encapsulated in a most vigorous way on the third track of Moongazer, ‘Black Lace’. A steady, spacious build from jangled, careful chords that takes its time gives room for the powerful smoke-and-whiskey vocals of Silvia to take centre stage, before a Zeppelin-esque vocal-led coda closes things out. It is not the only, nor possibly even the best, song to do this, but as a drawing together of the best elements of the Tenebra sound perhaps serves as their best showpiece. Continue reading


PODCAST: Glacially Musical Episode #69: Robert Plant Doesn’t Understand Buddhism


The Glacially Musical Pouredcast is a weekly Podcast that has three principles: Beer, Metal, and Swearing! Hosted by Nik Cameron – grown out of the Glacially Musical blog is all about great music and vinyl collecting. Once per week Ghost Cult’s Chief Ghost Cult Keefy joins Nik to discusses great bands and great era’s of bands. Nik and Keefy conclude their series on Robert Plant with Manic Nirvana.

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PODCAST: Glacially Musical Episode #68: Now and Zen We Settle Back On Robert Plant


The Glacially Musical Pouredcast is a weekly Podcast that has three principles: Beer, Metal, and Swearing! Hosted by Nik Cameron – grown out of the Glacially Musical blog is all about great music and vinyl collecting. Once per week Ghost Cult’s Chief Ghost Cult Keefy joins Nik to discusses great bands and great era’s of bands. Nik and Keefy continue their series on Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin, reuniting with
Jimmy Page,
and a breakdown of the album Now & Zen!

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PODCAST: Glacially Musical Episode #66: Let’s Talk About Robert Plant


The Glacially Musical Pouredcast is a weekly Podcast that has three principles: Beer, Metal, and Swearing! Hosted by Nik Cameron – grown out of the Glacially Musical blog is all about great music and vinyl collecting. Once per week Ghost Cult’s Chief Ghost Cult Keefy joins Nik to discusses great bands and great era’s of bands. Nik and Keefy begin their series on Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin, his work with Phil Collins, and the start of his solo career!

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PODCAST: Glacially Musical Episode #67: Robert Plant Drips Some Honey and Gets Shaken


The Glacially Musical Pouredcast is a weekly Podcast that has three principles: Beer, Metal, and Swearing! Hosted by Nik Cameron – grown out of the Glacially Musical blog is all about great music and vinyl collecting. Once per week Ghost Cult’s Chief Ghost Cult Keefy joins Nik to discusses great bands and great era’s of bands. Nik and Keefy continue their series on Robert Plant, The honey Drippers, and the disaster that was Live Aid for Led Zeppelin!

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Watch the Trailer for Jimmy Page’s “ The Anthology – Open Book Edition” Book


Genesis Publications specializes in beautiful, limited edition collectors books about a sole subject in music or the arts. After the huge response to the sold-out response to Jimmy Page The Anthology, now the seller is releasing a more affordable smaller version of the book which is on sale now at the links below. Past collaborators with Genesis include literary greats William Burroughs and Arthur C. Clarke; stars of film and television such as Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, Roger Moore, Michael Palin and Eric Idle; fine artists such as Andy Warhol, Shepard Fairey, Yoko Ono and Peter Blake; sporting legends such as Michael Owen and Jackie Stewart; icons of fashion including Naomi Campbell, Grace Coddington, and Kate Moss; and the most important musicians of modern times, including Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, David Bowie, Mick Jagger, Paul McCartney, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood, Pete Townshend, and Ravi Shankar. Watch the trailer which features Jimmy and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the books. Continue reading


Led Zeppelin Great Jimmy Page Says It’s ‘Really Unlikely’ The Band Will Ever Reunite Again


In a new interview with BBC Radio 2 (and transcribed by Blabbermouth) Jimmy Page says that it’s “really unlikely” that Led Zeppelin will ever play any more concerts. The guitarist discussed the possibility of a reunion of his legendary band during an appearance this morning (Wednesday, July 22) on BBC Radio 2 after his previously unreleased collaboration with The Rolling Stones, “Scarlet”, premiered on the “Zoe Ball Breakfast Show”.

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Led Zeppelin to Stream “Celebration Day” Concert This Weekend on YouTube


Led Zeppelin has partnered with YouTube for a special streaming event of “Celebration Day”. Recorded live at London’s O2 Arena on December 10, 2007, the film captures a two-hour-plus tour de force of the band’s signature blues-infused rock ‘n’ roll that instantly became part of the legend of Led Zeppelin. Founding members John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, and Robert Plant were joined by Jason Bonham, the son of their late drummer John Bonham, to perform 16 songs from their celebrated catalog, including landmark tracks “Whole Lotta Love”, “Rock And Roll”, “Kashmir”, “Stairway To Heaven”. “Celebration Day” and more will be streamed in its entirety for three days only on the official Led Zeppelin YouTube channel, premiering this Saturday, May 30, at 8 p.m. GMT / 3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PST.Continue reading


Forty Years Ago – Led Zeppelin Released “In Through The Out Door”


On this day forty years ago, Led Zeppelin signaled the begging of the end when they released their final studio album, In Through The Out Door (Atlantic). That title alone should have been then first clue really, that this was not your older brother’s Zep album. The turmoil stricken members fought through loss, and injury, and drugs, and excess, but wound up still making fine music. ITTOD is a solid album with moments of greatness. It’s definitely a late-era gem in their catalog in many ways, but also a signpost to the fatigue they were feeling after over a decade on top of rock’s peak. Drummer John Bonham would pass away just thirteen months and two weeks after this release, more or less ending the band as a regular unit. Continue reading


Metallica, Ghost, Bring Me The Horizon, Architects, Idles Win Big at the Annual Kerrang! Awards


Kerrang! Magazine held their annual awards ceremony and party last night Islington Assembly Hall as the world’s biggest rock stars came out in force. Winners and attendees included legendary artists such as Metallica, Motörhead, Jimmy Page, Skunk Anansie, current Kerrang! cover stars Ghost, FEVER 333, Architects, IDLES, Enter Shikari, and Don Broco. Jimmy Page was honored with the Icon Award, while Metallica again won Best International Act. Motörhead won the inspiration award. The Kerrang! Hall of Fame in association with Marshall added Brit Rockers Skunk Anansie The full list of winners can be seen below.Continue reading