Tuesday, July 22, 2014

JERRY ONLY'S MISFITS WITH BIERSACK LAST NIGHT = FAIL


Someone had the idea of pairing Jerry Only's Misfits with Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides) for a performance at the APMA show last night. It was a sad moment...

NOW ELECTRIC WIZARD ON BANJO? WHAT'S UP WITH ALL THESE BANJOS?

Each week there seems to be a new person or group doing metal covers on banjo. Most recently we discovered Mr. Joseph Winiarski doing this cover of Electric Wizard's 'Saturnine'. Joseph joins Steve'n'Seagulls, Rob Scallon and other Banjocore heroes in their quest to re-imagine the metal song. Hats off to you all for doing something a little different. Now... go banjo up some more stuff! 

Watch some Banjocore below...



Rob Scallon takes on Slayer's 'Raining Blood'

Monday, July 21, 2014

BLACK MOTH REVEAL ARTWORK AND NEW VIDEO FOR UPCOMING ALBUM CONDEMNED TO HOPE


Britain's young new heavy rock heroes Black Moth reveal album artwork today by legendary 70s artist Roger Dean, whose iconic fantasy inspired paintings for Yes, Budgie, Uriah Heep and many more had nearly come to define the era's sleeve art. For Black Moth's forthcoming new album Condemned To Hope, Dean drew upon vocalist Harriet Bevan's dark lyrics for inspiration on the gatefold sleeve's apocalyptic, bleak landscape.

Black Moth's haunting, heaving first single from Condemned To Hope, "Room 13" gets a fittingly dark treatment in the video clip shot in recently unlocked servants quarters of a 200 year old haunted mansion.




Condemned To Hope was produced by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Grinderman drummer Jim

ONLINE PETITION STARTED IN HOPES OF ENDING GHOST

In today's world of convenience when anyone can listen to whatever they want on-demand via Spotify or YouTube, it seems a bit ridiculous that people have so much intolerance for, of all things, a band.

Sven Armdacht feels so disgusted by the band Ghost, he has started a petition in hopes of breaking up the band. Here's what he says over at Change.org

“We petition against Ghost of the heavy metal genre that continues to make albums and tour. Many people getting into metal think that they are the real deal and that we should forget the real bands like Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, etc. They wish to destroy real metal with their carnival music nonsense. Seriously, is a song like If You Have Ghost actually something that a real metalhead would listen to? They are not metal. People also make the erroneous claim that they are so directly inspired by King Diamond/Mercyful Fate, which is just wrong. They are, in fact, a watered-down version of BOC. We the people oppose Ghost continuing as a band, and they should be split up as soon as possible.”

WITCH CHARMER SIGN WITH ARGONAUTA RECORDS

After the great feedback received across the board for their debut EP “Euphoric Curse“, Sunderland (UK) based Stoner/Doom/Metal outfit WITCH CHARMER follow it up with their first full length record raising the bar on what came before. The band (featuring the talents of Kate McKeown - Vocals, Dave McQuillan - Drums & Vocals, Len Lennox - Guitar & Vocals, Adam Clarke - Guitar & Vocals, Richard Maher – Bass) expands on the sound from their previous release and add a monolithic slab of smoked out doom and groove to take you on a satirical journey to enlightenment. “The Great Depression” has been mixed and mastered by Tony Reed (Mos Generator, Stone Axe) and will be released by Argonauta Records in September 2014.

Check out their 2013 release, "Euphoric Curse"

Thursday, July 17, 2014

ALUNAH UNVEIL DETAILS OF UPCOMING ALBUM


Birmingham's Stoner Rock Doomsters ALUNAH are set to release a new album via Napalm Records in October 2014. The band centered around guitarist & singer Sophie Day have now unveiled first details of artwork, title, track listing & release dates!

Awakening The Forest is set to be released on October 6th in the UK & October 7th USA/CAN and forges forward with hard guitars, pumping heavy grooves and a sound that will make fans of this genre, fans of this album!

ALUNAH on the upcoming album Awakening The Forest:

"We are delighted to introduce our 3rd album "Awakening The Forest" to our old, new and future friends. Recorded by Greg Chandler and mixed/mastered by Tony Reed, we are extremely proud of this album. We are also very lucky to have worked with the exceptional illustrator Michael Cowell who brought our songs to life visually in the CD and LP package. Napalm Records have been very

WINDHAND REVEAL NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES


Richmond psyche-doom practitioners WINDHAND have revealed a three week run of headlining North American fall tour dates. The shows kick off on August 24th in Richmond, VA and include support from psychedelic Nashville outift, All Them Witches plus Jex Thoth and Ilsa on select dates. The band has also been hand picked as openers for the legendary SLEEP’s sold out show in Philadelphia on August 26th. 2014 has already seen the band traverse North America and Europe with Relapse label-mates Inter Arma and Indian including appearances at SXSW, Maryland Deathfest, and Roadburn. A complete listing of dates is included below.

WINDHAND's latest album Soma can be streamed below. The band has been writing new material for their next full-length and will be playing new songs on the road.


Windhand Tour Dates

Aug 24        Richmond, VA        Strange Matter w/All Them Witches
Aug 26        Philadelphia PA        Union Transfer w/ Sleep SOLD OUT'

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

MOUNT SALEM announces European tour

American Doom Rock outfit MOUNT SALEM has confirmed their first European tour in support of their latest album "Endless"!

"We are very excited to be coming overseas for our first time. Traveling is a hobby for all of us so we're thrilled to be able to see new countries, meet new people, and of course, play some music."

MOUNT SALEM TOUR DATES

25/10/14 NL - Leeuwarden - Into The Void Festival
26/10/14 DE - Hamburg - Rock Club St. Pauli
30/10/14 DK - Copenhagen - Stengade
31/10/14 DE - Paderborn - Thumbs Up Fest
01/11/14 NL - Rotterdam - Dutch Doom Days
02/11/14 UK - London - Our Black Heart
07/11/14 ES - Zaragoza - Arrebato
10/11/14 IT - Milan - Lo-Fi
11/11/14 IT - Bologna - Freakout Club
12/11/14 AT - Wien - Arena
15/11/14 DE - W├╝rzburg - Hammer of Doom Festival
16/11/14 DE - Leipzig - Plaque

NEW MUSIC VIDEO FROM JOHN GARCIA

JOHN GARCIA is set to release his solo album John Garcia on August 4th in the UK & August 5th USA/CAN on Napalm Records!  JOHN recently completed work on the first video from the album for the song "My Mind".  Today the video is receving its exclusive premiere courtesy of Noisey, VICE Magazine's music channel.  Check out the video below.

With VISTA CHINO, GARCIA makes music very close to his KYUSS roots, but on his self-titled solo album he also ventures out with some experiments and convinces all along the line. This record is full of first-class, catchy rock numbers that commute equally between Classic Rock and concise Stoner elements.

 Once you've made contact and started ingesting the tracks 'My Mind' or '5000 Miles', you will see this album is spreading like an infection to the body and one is happy to be involved in the short and crisp 'Saddleback' or  'Confusion', which is strongly rooted in Blues. 'Her Bullets Energy' is the next ultra-bouncer on the record, with the legendary Robby Krieger (THE DOORS) on the guitar. JOHN GARCIAhas delivered a multi-faceted and extremely intense solo album that will stir up more dust than a sandstorm in the California desert. Danko Jones, Tom Brayton, Mark Diamond and also GARCIA's old cohort of KYUSS Nick Oliveri show up as guest musicians to round out this solo masterpiece.

STONEBURNER ANNOUNCE TOUR DATES

Portland doom bringers, STONEBURNER, will kick off a short run of West Coast live rituals beginning today on their home turf at Mississippi Studios. From there the band will trample through five more cities in California and Oregon alongside progressive metalists, Burials. Additionally, team STONEBURNER will make an appearance at Festicide next month. The three-day event takes places in venues throughout the Portland area in an effort to celebrate P-Town's deep-rooted DIY culture with an emphasis on punk, metal, and extreme music. Festicide shows are five bucks or totally free!


STONEBURNER will be touring in support of the diseased fruit of their Life Drawing full-length, released earlier this year via Neurot Recordings.

TOUR DATES:

7/15/2014 Mississippi Studios - Portland, OR w/ Burials
7/17/2014 Johnny B's - Medford, OR w/ Burials
7/18/2014 Haus of Rice - Concord, CA w/ Burials
7/19/2014 First Church Of The Buzzard - Oakland, CA w/ Burials
7/20/2014 Starlite Lounge - Sacramento, CA w/ Burials
7/21/2014 Goodfella's - Springfield, OR w/ Burials
8/15/2014 The Know as part of Festicide - Portland, OR