Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard – Yn Ol I Annwyn

One of the stranger discoveries of recent years is that Doom Metal works really well in Welsh. And, of course, if it’s recorded in Wrexham (because, fuck Swansea!) Such is the ongoing revelation that is Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard, now on its third album, Yn Ol I Annwyn (New Heavy Sounds). Continue reading

Deserfest 2017 Part II: Live At Various Venues, London

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With the queue for Sunday’s opening act Wizard Fight snaking out the door of the Black Heart, there’s a little wait to see Wales’ HARK. Although different from Jim Isaac’s previous outfit Taint, the two share a lot of common DNA; Aggressive, angular riffs with plenty of groove, time changes galore, and plenty of chances to bang your head. There’s a big, receptive crowd for so early in the afternoon, and the band respond with a loud and energetic performance. Continue reading

Deserfest London 2017 Part I: : Live At Various Venues

Has the doom and stoner scene ever been in ruder health? Possibly not, judging from the quality of acts on show at the sixth edition of the London Desertfest. The three-day festival, held across a number of venues across Camden Town has riff-mongers of all shapes, sizes, and styles doing their best to shake the capital apart. Continue reading

GOZU Signs To Metal Blade, New Album Due In 2017

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GOZU, by Hillarie Jason

Boston stoner rock gods GOZU have signed a world-wide deal to Metal Blade Records and their sub-label Black Light Media led by celebrity chef Chris Santos. They are currently writing a new album for release in 2017. Continue reading

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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Trouble – The Distortion Field

Trouble - The Distortion FieldTrouble’s first album with vocalist Kyle Thomas (ex-Exhorder) and eighth overall in a career that has seen their influence and critical acclaim outstrip their commercial success, The Distortion Field (FRW) not only restores faith after the less than stellar Simple Mind Condition but serves to remind of the quality this oft overlooked forefather of stoner and doom metal has to offer. Continue reading