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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

New Band To Burn One To-Humberstone

Hailing from the faraway land of Chile, South America, comes a band called HUMBERSTONE (a ghost town in the chilean north, in the middle of the desert, where there was a saliter mine office).They play a raw, heavy and psychedelic rock and roll that subtly evolved from straight forward stoner riffs a la Fu Manchu / Orange Goblin / Sabbath / Down to heavier, slower and more maniac doom-sludge dirges. They have 1 full length album, which was released in 2006, and now are working on the final details for their second album. Their lineup consists of Joseph Shaoul on the left handed SG axe, Pedro Ogrodnik on drums and backing vocals, Benjamin Villaseca on the thunderous bass and Sebastian Martinez with his filthy throat. Their first album was recorded with a slightly different lineup, with the base of Joseph, Benjamin and Pedro, plus the lead guitarist Sebastian Garay and vocalist Rodrigo Arias, both departed due to musical differences (they wanted to do a more commercial kind of rock, in the likes of Pearl Jam and Guns and Roses). Their main influences, by now, are Sabbath (forever), Sleep, Electric Wizard and Eyehategod, among many other bands and music. In Chile, there is a small but very solid stoner-hard rock-doom-sludge scene, with bands like Hielo Negro, Devil Presley, Tabernarios, The Winexperience, Condor, Sangria, Electrozombies, Jabalí, Orate, Supercabron and many others rising the flag of fuzz, tube heat, power and low tuned but high volume riffage...Check them out!

Pedro also plays in two bands beside Humberstone, one is the stoner blues 70s oriented trio El Gran Temor (http://www.myspace.com/elgrantemor), and the other one is the raw and action rock oriented quintet Cañonero (http://www.myspace.com/canhonerorock).

Humberstone MySpace

Here is the link to download their first album http://www.badongo.com/es/file/7334895

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