As with their 2019 full-length debut, Scarecrow’s second full-length album sees the Russian quartet deepen their commitment to a distinctly off-the-cuff, kitchen sink Occult Metal. Scarecrow II (Wise Blood Records) sits on the arcane line between Hard Rock and Heavy Metal best demonstrated by groups like Seventies-era Scorpions and Judas Priest. There are menacing riffs and banshee vocals galore indicative of Classic Metal but also experimental eccentricities that play like holdovers from the Psych Rock era.
Following up a breakthrough album, such as Boss Keloid’s last opus Melted On The Inch (Holy Roar) which finished at #4 in Ghost Cult’s Album of the Year poll in 2018, is a challenging proposition. Stray too far from the magic formula and you risk undoing that giant stride taken forwards (even without being a band that has always taken efforts to ensure development and evolution of their sound is a given); repeat the previous approach and accusations of diminishing returns, or playing it safe, abound along with an invariably inferior product. Continue reading
Psychedelic Doomsters Thunder Horse has shared the new video for their song “Let Them Bleed” today. The track and clip comes off of their forthcoming new album Chosen One, due out on March 12th through Ripple Music. Watch the video right now!
Japan’s leading psychedelic rock outfit Sonic Flower has collaborated with members of Church Of Misery to unleash a new song taken from their upcoming sophomore album “Rides Again”, set for a January 22nd release on Heavy Psych Sounds. This new single is a cover of Larry Graham’s Graham Central Station track “Earthquake”. Jam it our right now!
Florida Psychedelic Blues Rock band, The Apocalypse Blues Revival will release their new self-titled album this Friday, December, 11th 2020. The album can be pre-ordered and pre-saved to stream on all DSPs. ABR will drop a new video this Friday, “Waltz Of The Antichrist/Impure” along with a live chat joined by Shannon Larkin and Shane Hall. The 9-track album loosely follows an autobiographical narrative centered around a protagonist on the left-hand path, embracing dark magic rituals that begins on “Waltz of the Antichrist/Impure,” and later changes his ways to ascension concluding with the seven minute-plus track, “A Gecko (Part 2) – The Endless Possibility of Water (666 Reprise),” that stretches towards a fiery musical catharsis. You can also watch our EXCLUSIVE interview with Shanon Larkin (Godsmack) below in which we discuss the album and much more. Continue reading
The badasses in Gramma Vedetta are back with a new video for their song “Hangup My Boots”! They might be putting their boots away but they brought the riffs and swagger they have become known for as one of the up and coming bands in the UK right now! The video is a spazzed out acid-trip on a daydream that definitely sells the rocking song. Gramma has found fast fans in the desert scene, but also if you dig Monster Magnet, QOTSA, Cutch, COC, and the like – this band is in your wheelhouse. “Hangup My Boots” comes from their recent EP, A.C.I.D. COMPLIANT, which is available today for Bandcamp Friday in a “pay what you want” option at the link below! Check out the clip and support these guys!
With All Them Witches recently becoming a power trio after five albums as a quartet, it’s easy to imagine that their sixth full-length would reflect a changed dynamic. But for the most part, the Nashvillians’ vision is largely undeterred on Nothing As The Ideal (New West Records). The overall runtime may be the band’s shortest to date at only forty-three minutes long, but their signature mix of Fuzz Blues, Americana, and tripped out ambiance allows for plenty of exploration. Not much has changed on the surface but there are certainly ways to show off the more straightforward approach.
Cutting her professional teeth among serious pedigree as a member of Psych-Rock collective The Eden House Orchestra, the ethereal vocals of Belfast’s Louise Patricia Crane have dripped honey with such luminaries as Monica Richards and Julianne Regan. Debut solo album Deep Blue (Peculiar Doll Records) sees a host of Rock legends lend a hand to create a work of strange, wistful charm, paying due deference to a number of influences in the process.Continue reading
North Carolinian Psychedelic rock group Bask will release their third studio album, dubbed III, on November 8 via Season of Mist, their debut label debut. The band only recently announced their signing. The album was recorded and mixed by Matt Bayles (Pearl Jam, Mastodon, Minus The Bear, etc.). The album art and complete track-listing can be found below. Watch the video for the first single ‘New Dominion’ now!Continue reading
If you’ve worn out your copy of Dopethrone (Rise Above) and have still got a hankering for a dirty heap of occult-themed Sabbath worship, you could do a lot worse than UK Doom outfit Dead Witches.Continue reading