ALBUM REVIEW: Thomas V. Jäger – A Solitary Plan – RidingEasy Records

As cool as it’s been to see some of doom’s most iconic figures go acoustic lately, sometimes it’s even more exciting when fresher faces try their hands at the style. Thomas V. Jäger is one such example, stepping beyond his duties as Monolord’s vocalist/guitarist to release a full-length solo album. It’s an especially interesting transition when you consider that band’s heightened melodicism on 2019’s No Comfort, and this album pushes the idea to even more introspective ends. Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Blackwater Holylight – Veils Of Winter

Blackwater Holylight (RidingEasy Records), the début album from the Portland, Oregon-based doomstresses of the same name, delivered not merely an enlivening quality but also realised founder member Alison ‘Sunny’ Faris‘ intent of giving heavier rock a new lease of life by incorporating more tuneful, lighter music into that sound. With second album Veils Of Winter (RidingEasy Records) the band, now a quintet with the addition of guitarist Mikayla Mayhew, aim to expand on that formula and the buzz created by that first release.

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Monolord Books A Full US Tour For Next Spring

Swedish Stoner and Doom rockers Monolord have booked a US Tour next spring, to complement their appearance at the upcoming Desertfest New York in April. All dates are listed below and on sale now. The band is still touring in support of their 2017 album Rust (RidingEasy Records). They are currently working on the follow-up for a possible 2019 release. Continue reading

Free Download: KR3W Presents Winter 2016 Mixtape

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Southern California record label RidingEasy Records is offering their RidingEasy Winter 2016 Mixtape, presented by KR3W. The mixtape can be streamed or downloaded below.

01: Electric Citizen – “Evil” from the forthcoming album Higher Time out April 2016
02: Mondo Drag – “Out of Sight” from the forthcoming album The Occultation of Light out Feb 2016
03: Slow Season – “Day Glo Sunrise” from the album Slow Season
04: Salem’s Pot – “The Vampire Strikes Back” (Full Version)
05: Zekes – “Box” from Brown Acid – The First Trip compilation
06: Old Man’s Will – “Got It” from the album Hard Times Troubled Man
07: Sons of Huns – “Philosopher’s Stone” from the album While Sleeping Stay Awake
08: Spiral Shades – “Frozen Fear” (Originally performed and written by Bedemon)
09: Holy Serpent – “Shroom Doom” From the album Holy Serpent
10: Spelljammer – “The Pathfinder” From the album Ancient of Days
11: Monolord – “Cursing The One” From the Album Vænir
12: Blackout – “Tannered” from the album Blackout
13: The Well – “Crawling Mist” (McPullish Dub Mix)
14: The Picturebooks – “Learn It The Hard Way” from the album Imaginary Horse

Audio: Old Man’s Will – Troubled Man

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Umea, Sweden based rockers Old Man’s Will is streaming “Troubled Man,” off of their forthcoming album Hard Times — Troubled Man, out August 4, 2015 via RidingEasy Records. “Troubled Man” 7″ single will be in stores in early June.

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01: Fools
02: Troubled Man
03: Easy Rider
04: Ratking
05: Got It
06: Hazel Eyes
07: How Could You Know?
08: Another Seven Days

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Album Streaming + Tour: Mondo Drag – Mondo Drag + July Tour Dates Posted

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Bay Area heavy-Krautrock-psych band Mondo Drag is streaming their self titled album below, out now via RidingEasy Records. They are about to hit the road with Electric Citizen and Slow Season this summer with dates posted below.

Electric Citizen / Mondo Drag / Slow Season Tour:
Jul 10: Reggie’s Side Room – Chicago, IL
Jul 11: Loving Touch – Detroit, MI
Jul 12: Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH
Jul 13: Bug Jar – Rochester, NY
Jul 14: Club Café – Pittsburgh, PA
Jul 15: Ace of Cups – Columbus, OH
Jul 17: Underground Arts Black Box – Philadelphia, PA
Jul 18: Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY
Jul 19: Ottobar – Baltimore, MD
Jul 20: Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
Jul 22: Grey Eagle – Asheville, NC
Jul 23: Masquerade Purgatory – Atlanta, GA
Jul 24: Back Booth – Orlando, FL
Jul 26: Siberia – New Orleans, LA
Jul 28: Rudyards – Houston, TX
Jul 29: Red 7 – Austin, TX
Jul 30: Club Dada – Dallas, TX

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Audio: Sons of Huns – Philosopher’s Stone + An Evil Unseen

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Portland trio Sons of Huns is streaming “Philosopher’s Stone” (featuring Melvins drummer Dale Crover) and “An Evil Unseen” (featuring special guest Scott ‘Wino” Weinrich (St. Vitus) singing duet with Sons of Huns vocalist/guitarist Pete Hughes, also of Danava) below. While Sleeping Stay Awake, the sophomore album by Sons of Huns was recorded in Los Angeles by engineer Toshi Kasai (Tool, Melvins) and will be released July 21, 2015 via RidingEasy Records.

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Sons of Huns While Sleeping Stay Awake Track Listing

01: Osiris Slain
02: Ad Astra
03: An Evil Unseen
04: Eye in The Sky
05: Philosopher’s Stone
06: Alchemist Part I
07: Alchemist Part II
08: While Sleeping Stay Awake
09: The Reaper is Waiting For You

The band has a string of upcoming live dates.

May 22: The Know – Portland, OR (RidingEasy Presents w/ Slow Season, Blackout)
May 23: Christo’s – Salem, OR (RidingEasy Presents w/ Slow Season, Blackout)
May 30: Volume Fest – Spokane, WA
Jul 23: Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR (Album Release Party)

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