Melvins To Release Vinyl Reissues for “Houdini”, “Stoner Witch” and “Stag”

 

The always busy and ever-evolving Melvins will reissue some of their classic early 1990s albums such as Houdini, Stoner Witch, and Stag via the always awesome MusicOnVinyl label. All three will arrive on silver vinyl on July 5th, and be limited editions each. Houdini is limited to 1,500 copies Stoner Witch is limited to 1,000 copies, and Stag will be limited to 1,000 copies on silver vinyl. Pre-orders are live now. Continue reading

Big Business – The Beast You Are

 

Despite hardly releasing a duff track, let alone a bad album, Big Business have always been hard to categorize. An unruly mix of Melvins sludge -which is probably why Jared Warren and Coady Willis recorded three albums with Buzz Osborne and co.-, Floor’s ability to mix big heavy riffs and catchy vocals, and a healthy dose of punky rock and roll energy, Big Biz rarely get the love or attention they deserve. Continue reading

Slipknot, Staind, Disturbed, ADTR, Ice Cube, Marilyn Manson and More join Guns N Roses at Louder than Life

 

Slipknot, by Evil Robb Photography

Following the news that Guns N Roses will be a headliner at Louder Than Life 2019, the fest has announced its full lineup and tickets are on sale now at the link below! Slipknot, Staind, Disturbed, A Day To Remember, Ice Cube, Marilyn Manson, Chevelle, I Prevail, Architects, Beartooth, Philip Anselmo & The Illegals, The Crystal Method, Frank Carter And The Rattlesnakes, Godsmack, Halestorm, Dropkick Murphys, Stone Temple Pilots, Suicidal Tendencies, Melvins, Breaking Benjamin, Die Antwoord, Three Days Grace, Sum 41, Geezer Butler’s new band Deadland Ritual, Amigo The Devil and many more on officially on the bill. The fest takes place at Highland Festival Grounds At KY Expo Center on Friday, September 27, Saturday, September 28 and Sunday, September 29. Continue reading

Magnetic Eye Records Launches “Black Sabbath Redux” Covers Album Project

Magnetic Eye Records, the home of brilliant stoner, doom, sludge, and other interesting bands has announced the next edition in their “Redux” series of covers albums. Having previously had huge sellout hits with Helmet, Pink Floyd, and Alice In Chains already in the pipeline is at it again! They will release a Black Sabbath tribute, Vol 4 in 2020. Magnetic Eye always pulls the finest underground bands to contribute distinctive covers such as Melvins, Pallbearer, Mark Lanegan, Ruby The Hatchet, ASG, Year of The Cobra, Yawning Man and many more. The Kickstarter for Vol 4 is live and certain editions are already selling out fast. Check it out, support the label which also puts out original full-lengths by their bands, compilations, has a subscription club and much more.

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PODCAST: Episode 5 Jean-Paul Gaster of Clutch Talks Touring, Drumkit Specs and More!

Clutch continues to tour in support of their excellent 2018 album, Book of Bad Decisions (Weathermaker Music). Recently, Ghost Cult scribe DJ Astrocreep caught up with drummer Jean-Paul Gaster at the O2 Academy in Manchester, UK to chat about the band, how his approaches his live drum sound, the specs of his kit, the bands’ own label Weathermaker hitting the ten year mark, the twenty-fifth anniversary of their debut Transnational Speedway League (EastWest), recording in the same place as their heroes and contemporaries Melvins and Sleep, being influenced by Jazz drummers, and much more! Check it out! Continue reading

GUEST POST: Greg and Rob Of Static Tension – Best Albums of 2018

With 2018 coming to a close, Greg Blachman and Rob Rom of Static Tension took some time to collectively reflect on their Top 10 releases of the year. The below are their picks, listed in no particular order. Continue reading