Desertfest London 2023 Books Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats, Graveyard, Kadavar, Church of Misery, and More!


Events Center, Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV 8/18/19

 

Desertfest has announced its dates and first bands for 2023 for its Desertfest London event. Taking place Friday 5th May – Sunday 7th May 2023, weekend tickets are on sale now at the link below. Initial headliners include Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats, along with Graveyard, Kadavar, Church of Misery, Somali Yacht Club, Blood Ceremony, Inter Arma, Grave Lines, Valley of The Sun, Spaceslug, Mars Red Sky, Gaupa, Ecstatic Vision, Celestial Sanctuary, High Desert Queen, Plainride, Everest Queen, Venomwolf and Margarita Witch Cult. Buy tickets and see the first poster here:

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ALBUM REVIEW: Frayle – Skin and Sorrow


 

Skin & Sorrow (Aqualamb) is the second full-length release from Cleveland, Ohio’s “heavy, low and witchy” duo Frayle. The band consists of multi-instrumentalist Sean Bilovecky and singer Gwyn Strang, who between them cite the influence both doom metal (Black Sabbath, Kyuss, Sleep) and avant-garde pop (Björk, Portishead). Frayle’s stated aim is to create “music for the night sky”.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Clutch – Sunrise On Slaughter Beach


Clutch, the irrepressible quartet from Maryland, America have just graced our ears with a new record Sunrise On Slaughter Beach (Weathermarker) – their thirteenth record, coming four years after Book Of Bad Decisions. It is unmistakably a Clutch album, full of hearty riffs and deft turns of phrase, but it is a shorter and more varied one than its predecessor.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Conan – Evidence of Immortality


For years, Conan has shaped themselves into one of the heaviest bands on the planet. With their fifth release, Evidence of Immortality (Napalm Records), they maintain sole possession of that throne with their enemies’ heads at their feet. While the “caveman battle doom” pioneers have their own sound, they continue to push their own boundaries of their older releases ever so slightly to keep everyone coming back for more. Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Moths – Space Force


Moths, the five-piece stoner/prog outfit from San Juan, Puerto Rico, take a voyage into space on their debut LP. As cosmic and inter-galactic as the results are, this mission perhaps required more focus, more direction and a tad more discipline. The myriad metal genres, frequently-changing time signatures and disparate musical sections idiosyncratically grafted together into songs can make it hard to grasp or nail down any plan behind it all.

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PODCAST: Glacially Musical Episode #87: Fireball Ministry – Self-Titled Album and Series Wrap-Up


The Glacially Musical Pouredcast is a weekly Podcast that has three principles: Beer, Metal, and Swearing (and also Vinyl, NHL, and other topics)! Hosted by Nik Cameron – grown out of the Glacially Musical blog is all about great music and vinyl collecting. Once per week Ghost Cult’s Chief Ghost Cult Keefy joins host Nik Cameron as we conclude our – Fireball Ministry series!

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PODCAST: Glacially Musical Episode #86: Fireball Ministry “The Second Great Awakening” and “Their Rock Is Not Our Rock”


The Glacially Musical Pouredcast is a weekly Podcast that has three principles: Beer, Metal, and Swearing (and also Vinyl, NHL, and other topics)! Hosted by Nik Cameron – grown out of the Glacially Musical blog is all about great music and vinyl collecting. Once per week Ghost Cult’s Chief Ghost Cult Keefy joins host Nik Cameron as they undertake their current series- Fireball Ministry’s glory days in the aughts!

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ALBUM REVIEW: Telekinetic Yeti – Primordial


The fabulously named Iowa-based duo Telekinetic Yeti release Primordial their follow up the rather excellent Abominable on Tee Pee Records, and appropriately it’s a beast.

Notably minimalist in its composition, which serves to emphasize the satisfyingly abrasive low end, title track Primordial kicks off proceedings with a very potent low and slow deep groove. This is made even more impressive by the lack of a bass player.Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Aptera – You Can’t Bury What Still Burns


Aptera is here with their debut full-length album,You Can’t Bury What Still Burns (Ripple Music). Taking their name from the battle site between sirens and muses (that’s metal as fuck!), Aptera is an all-female foursome who performs some heavy seventies-inspired doom / sludge. Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Oreyeon – Equations For The Useless


Italian stoner rockers Oreyeon release their third album Equations For The Useless (Heavy Psych Sounds), a potent mix of stoner, grunge, heavy rock, and lengthier progressive compositions. This album notably draws on the influences of years gone by not only in style but was also recorded live, an approach to a recording I’m very much a fan of.

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