Danzig will release his Gothic Industrial tinged album Blackacidevil, vinyl for the first time on October 29th 2021 via Cleopatra Records. Blackacidevil marked a departure from the “classic Danzig sound” as well as new members to his core band, although Danzig often writes the majority of his albums. In addition he was joined in the studio for this album by drummer Joey Castillo (later of Queens Of The Stone Age), keyboardist Joseph Bishara (now one of the preeminent horror film scorers working today) and some stellar contributions from Alice In Chains’ Jerry Cantrell, who plays guitar on 3 of the album’s tracks. In addition to killer originals that have held uip with time, there is a phenomenal industrial take on Black Sabbath’s classic song “Hand of Doom.”
Stoner-Doom royalty Nick Oliveri (Mondo Generator, Stoner, Dwarves, Death Machine, ex- Kyuss, Queens of The Stone Age) will release a new album, N.O. Hits At All Volume 7 compilation on Heavy Psych Sounds, July 2nd. Jam out to “I Am Your Sun” right now.
From the moment of Royal Blood’s self-titled debut seven years ago, the Bristolian duo’s rise was meteoric. Their music is simple, brutal, and effective – taking inspiration from Queens of the Stone Age and The White Stripes and combining big hooks, tasty riffs, and volume to full effect. This beefed-up take on indie rock can only take you so far though, so on the new album Typhoons (Warner Records), they looked toward Dance and Disco to broaden their sound. Continue reading
Rock supergroup Gone Is Gone has shared a new video for their latest single “Death of a Dream” from the upcoming If Everything Happens for A Reason…Then Nothing Really Matters at All via the Clouds Hill label on December 4th. The video for, “Death of a Dream” was created by longtime collaborator Freangel Pacheco who has worked with the band on the socially distanced videos for the album during the pandemic and features additional footage by Troy Sanders capturing shots of him in the ‘dream-like’ video. The band includes Sanders (Mastodon) Tony Hajjar (At The Drive-In), Troy Van Leeuwen (Queens of the Stone Age) and Mike Zarin (Sencit Music).
Gone Is Gone, the Rock and Metal supergroup featuring Mastodon’s Troy Sanders, At The Drive-in’s Tony Hajjar, Queens Of The Stone Age’s Troy Van Leeuwen and Guitarist-keyboardist Mike Zarin, has released a new single called “Everything Is Wonderfall”. Listen to it now!Continue reading
Kyuss continues to cast a large shadow over the stoner doom scene that is perpetual and ever-changing. This truth is no more certain than the shadow they cast over themselves and having to live up the expectations they set. Coming out of nowhere (really the Palm Desert in California), the band set the template for the genre with Blues For The Red Sun (Dali) and Welcome To Sky Valley (Elecktra), but were always going to be hard-pressed to keep that pace. Looking back on their final album And The Circus Leaves Town (Elecktra), it may have not have lived up to its lofty older sisters, but it has some gems that maybe were not appreciated at the time since the band was disintegrating. Continue reading
There are some excellent Stoner Blues albums around right now, with enough beef to wake you from that delightful trip around the Mojave on the back of some languid solo work. The name of Memphis quintet The Heavy Eyes speaks of a lull into one of those shamanic stupors, but fourth album Love Like Machines (Kozmik Artifactz) has a ‘bad boy’ image to keep those peepers open.Continue reading
The more disparate aspects influence a band, the more it’s able to grow. Psalm Zero‘s music prior to the new album Sparta (Last Things Records) was all aggravated Indie, the tunes given an edge by guitarist Andrew Hock. With his departure and the subsequent recruitment of Kayo Dot pairing Keith Abrams and Ron Vodun, remaining founder member Charlie Looker has added a warmer, heavier feel to the Grungey lightness and this, together with a tantalising contribution from Lingua Ignota‘s Kristin Hayter, makes the album an enticing prospect.Continue reading
Rock supergroup Gone Is Gone, the band featuring Mastodon’s Troy Sanders, At The Drive-In’s Tony Hajjar, Queens Of The Stone Age’s Troy Van Leeuwen and guitarist-keyboardist Mike Zarin, has released a new song called ‘No One Ever Walked On Water’. ‘No One Ever Walked On Water’ is the first new music from Gone Is Gone since the release of ‘Phantom Limb’ in November 2017 as part of a seven-inch red vinyl single for Record Store Day’s Black Friday. Gone Is Gone’s debut album, Echolocation, entered Billboard’s Heatseekers Chart at No. 3 back in January 2017. Check it out now!
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