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April 21, 2014
TOKERidiculous riffing, slow and nasty doom grooves from Wilmington, NC.
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April 17, 2014
ORYXDunes of droning hypnotic sludge from the deserts of Las Cruces, NM.
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April 14, 2014
MAMMOTH STORMPlodding, tar-lathered metal-fed groove doom from Sweden.
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April 8, 2014
LADY FLINT Explosive stoner blues rock duo from Marselle, France.
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April 7, 2014
KING DEAD Doomy psyche-tinged spaghetti western sludge from PA.
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April 2, 2014
GROGGYBlues-obsessed fuzzy garage rock duo from Omsk, Russia.
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March 31, 2014
THE SILENT LOWMelodic, hard-hitting, attitude-driven stoner rock from Denmark.
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March 25, 2014
GRAILPsychedelic punk with a southern demonic desert groove out of Texas.
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March 24, 2014
LORD OF GIANTSincere, lumbering, 70's influenced heavy rock from Germany.
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March 19, 2014
WOVOKA Intense yet melodic, brutal gut-twisting post-metal sludge from LA.
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March 16, 2014
HEAVY VOODOO
Torpedo riffs, hazy grooves and cosmic stoner sleaze from Portland.
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March 13, 2014
SPIRITUAL VOID
Toxic, heavy southern groove metal attitude from Brazil.
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March 11, 2014
SOUTHERN STATE
Somber, shoegazing post-metal sludge from Columbus, Ohio.
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March 10, 2014
HYPERGIANT
Cosmic, gravity-defying stoner fuzziness from Sydney, Australia
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March 6, 2014
KHEMMIS
Fuzz-filled, snail-paced riff-praising doom from Denver, CO.
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March 5, 2014
BITCHCRAFT
Polish doom band with female vocals is a fuzz worshippers dream
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March 4, 2014
DRUG MOTHER
Sleazy, fat and dirty stoner metal riffs from down under.
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March 2, 2014
SPIRAL GURU
Newly formed 70's inspired stoner doom band from Brazil.
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Feb. 27, 2014
TIMESTONE
Expansive psychedelics and dusty grooves from Austria.
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Feb. 25, 2014
RHINO
Fuzzed-out heavy desert grooves from Catania, Italy.
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Feb. 24, 2014
SOLAIRE
Get stuck in some sludgey stoner groove from South Carolina. facebook- bandcamp
Feb. 20, 2014
HADDOCK
Heavy lightning in a bottle stoner boogie groove from Sweden. facebook- bandcamp
Feb. 19, 2014
VALFADER
Stirring progressive ambient doom from Bath, UK
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Feb. 17, 2014
BRUNT
Intense instrumental sludgefuzz from these Guernsey blokes. facebook- bandcamp
Feb. 15, 2014
MATUSHKA
Swirling hypnotic heavy psychedelic rock from St. Petersburg, Russia. facebook- bandcamp
Feb. 10, 2014
MOPE
Sultry and somber jazz-laden ambient doom from Genoa, Italy.
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Feb. 8, 2014
LANDSKAP
Late 60's early 70's influenced heavy psychedelic rock from London.
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Feb. 5, 2014
TOMBSEALER
Death/Doom/Thrash from the mean streets of Adelaide, Australia.
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Feb. 4, 2014
SLUG SALT LAVA
Doomy apocalyptic instrumental Sludge from Istanbul, Turkey.
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Feb. 2, 2014
MIST
Spell-binding all-female occult doom from Ljubljana,Slovenia.
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Feb. 1, 2014
GRIT
Heavy heartfelt psychedelic jams from Heidelberg, Germany.
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Jan. 30, 2014
9OZ OF NOTHING
Riff Heavy Stoner Doom with Southern grit from Athens, Greece
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Jan. 27, 2014
BRILLIANT MACHINE
Chest collapsing progressive heaviness from Ventura, CA
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Jan. 25, 2014
OUTWAILED
Genre-defying atmospheric mood music from Tampere, Finland. facebook- bandcamp
Jan. 23, 2014
YURI GAGARIN
Freaked-out psychedelic space rock from Gothenburg, Sweden. facebook- bandcamp
Jan. 22, 2014
BLACK SNAKE
Swamp-infested grooves and fuzzy desert riffs from Portland,Oregon.
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Jan. 21, 2014
BORDEL INFERNO Gritty heavy rock, solid riffs from Rio de Janiero.
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Jan. 20, 2014
OVERLORD Melodic groove-oriented Heavy Rock from Oxford.
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Jan. 19, 2014
A DAY AS WOLVES Garage-rock inspired bluesy fuzz and roll from Alberta, Canada. Eh! facebook- bandcamp
Jan. 18,2014
NAKED BROWN Hard-hitting Polish heavy rock in the vein of Clutch and Motorhead.
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Jan. 17, 2014
OMEGA SUN
Smoke obsessed Stoner Doom from Slovenia. Free demo.
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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Zac's "Double Dose": Beak / Dawnbringer

 

Beak: Eyrie 


This weeks Double Dose is a monster, in my opinion. We have two extremely immense bands covering a wide variety of metal and knack for good old fashioned song writing, oh yeah and their album artwork is superb. Our first shot are Chicago quartet Beak and their atmospheric and progressive sludge sound. Their debut is entitled Eyrie and is somewhat of a beautiful frankenstein, using all of the band members previous musical talents throughout many genres, hence I use the term 'progressive' sludge. The lyrics and hardened vocals drive these songs forward with a solid backing of complex and intertwining guitars licks and riffs. Don't allow yourself to overlook the rhythym section either, and their ability to spin the mind with an added ambience of keys and an arsenal electronic noises. The package is well produced, crisp and LOUD, and yet somehow never loses that sludgy feel. Check out the haunting video for Hands Collide below, my favorite track (pay extra attention at the three minute mark, the musicianship is spectacular), and look out for a video for Billions of Eyes coming soon.

 

Members: 
Andy Bosnak 
Chris Eichenseer 
Jason Goldberg 
Jon Slusher


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Dawnbringer: Into The Lair Of The Sun God 

Finally, some recognition for a traditional metal sound, still resonating, but alone remains authentic and it's own. I'm speaking of Pennsylvania's Dawnbringer, a band that decided to build a reputation on phenomenal song writing, not the aggro, anti-establishment propaganda so much of today's metal thrives on. If you are unfamilar with Dawnbringer, you missed 2010's excellent Nucleus, making me glad to introduce you to their latest release Into The Lair Of The Sun God. Yes, Dawnbringer return with their mix of classic rock, stoner fuzz, and thrash... only this time in the form of a concept album (which if you've read previous posts, know I have an undying love for well arranged concept albums). The songs are nameless and [Chris] Black's vocals are vallient, as expected, ideal for the narrative piece of Into The Lair Of The Sun God. Seasoned Dawnbringer fans, need not deter, the concept build and epic narration never (I mean never) take away the excellent riffs and licks you came for. Listeners will even find a ballad-esque piece of music as well as organ arrangements amongst other surprises. Pick up a copy from Profound Lore, NOW!
 

Members: 
Bill Palko - Solo Guitar 
Chris Black - Bass / Drums / Vocals 
Matt Johnsen - Solo Guitar 
Scott Hoffman - Rhythm Guitar

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