STAFF PICKS: Torbjorn Solgard’s Top Albums of 2020



2020..What can I say? A year where Poppy releases a metal album and Glenn Danzig does an album of Elvis covers (for real go look it up)! Seriously though I think it was a bad year for everyone. Luckily there was some killer music to help us all get through. So, I’ve compiled a list of what helped me. This list was a lot harder to make than I first thought it was going to be so much good stuff out there. To be clear though, this isn’t a “best of” it’s just a list of my personal fav’s this year. So, enough bullshittin’ I present to you Torbjorn‘s 13.


Maryland Doom Fest 2020 is Canceled Due to COVID-19 and Other Issues


Maryland Doom Festival has regretfully pulled the plug on the 2020 event, which was to host fifty-plus bands, but was postponed and rescheduled, before reaching this decision. Among the bands booked were Blood Ceremony, Cirith Ungol, Speedealer, Mondo Generator, The Skull, Witch Mountain. We’ll see you next year!Continue reading


NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: September 11th New Music Releases


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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: February 21st New Music Releases


 

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Blood Ceremony, Cirith Ungol, Speedealer, Mondo Generator, The Skull, Witch Mountain and More Booked for Maryland Doom Fest 2020


Maryland Doom Festival has revealed its massive fifty-plus band bill for the 2020 edition. Among the bands booked are Blood Ceremony, Cirith Ungol, Speedealer, Mondo Generator, The Skull, Witch Mountain and many more! Early Bird discounted Weekend Pass tickets are on sale from Dec 17 thru Dec 31, 2019 only. Standard ticket options will be available starting Jan 1, 2020.Continue reading


Ripple Music Announces East Coat Headquarters


Ripple Music, a label that exemplifies quality and integrity in underground music has announced an expansion to the east coast of the USA. They will open up a Baltimore office soon and also revealed plans to expand the staff of the label with another announcement coming soon. Ripple is a label known for stoner and doom metal bands such as Mothership, Vokonis, Earthen Grave, Mondo Generator, Chron Goblin, the debut album from Lightning Born, and more. Congrats to Ripple Music. We’re excited to see what is next for the label. Continue reading


Brant Bjork and the Low Desert Punk Band Streaming New Album


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Brant Bjork and The Low Desert Punk Band is releasing their new album Black Flower Power on November 17th via Napalm Records. Listen to the album here.

The former Kyuss and current Vista Chino drummer is handling guitar and mixes Stoner Rock, blues and Doom into a feverish hazy brew. Bjork has previously founded recording labels (El Camino and Duna Records), worked as a producer, and collaborated with LAB (featuring ex-Bl’ast members), Fatso Jetson, Fu Manchu and Mondo Generator (with Nick Oliveri)

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