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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, April 17, 2013

New Band To Burn One To: STANGALA

HEAVY PLANET presents...STANGALA!


BAND BIO:

"At first, there was this old Breton wizard, tarnished by the years, wandering the woods of Kemper, in quest of precious herbs to prepare his wicked beverages. He was very much frowned upon with his bizarre stories of goblins, witches and other deranged spirits of the forest. Nevertheless, he managed to get in touch with two fellows whose spirits were just as much burnt by entheogen drugs as his.

Stangala plays rock. Finding inspiration in the roots of occult and psychedelic music, from Black Sabbath to Celtic Frost and from Hawkwind to Queens of the Stone Age, the french trio enhance their vintage liquors with a twist of celtic folklore. After two short-length collections of recipes (« ...Dans les bois » in 2007 and « LSD » in 2008), Stangala released their first occult book « Boued Tousek Hag Traou Mat All » , through Solitude Productions at the end of 2011. The band also produced two videos for the tracks « Doom Rock Glazik » and « Bigoudened an Diaoul », reminiscent of vintage B-movies. Stangala gave quite a few live rituals in company of notorious acts such as Ramesses, The Bottle Doom Lazy Band, Coffin on Tyres and Huata.

Today, the druids teamed up with the mighty StoneBirds from Rostrenen (France) for a split recipe with a high concentration of hydromel and local mind-opening mushrooms, resulting in a bizarre cosmo-fuzzy trip in the countryside. Spread the word."


THOUGHTS:

"Bagpipes and Stoner Rock. You bet your ass! As I fill in for Zac as he makes his way to the Midwest, I thought that I would grace your ears with some pretty interesting Stoner/Occult/Doom rock courtesy of French band Stangala. While not exactly a "new" band, the band may be new to some if not many. Frankly, until receiving the e-mail from the band, I had never heard of them myself. So, with that being said, you should engage in a listen to this wonderfully unique band.

When you think of bagpipes, and without being too stereotypical you think of a Scottish dude in a kilt. I must say that the first time I listened to the track "Doom Rock Glazik", I shuttered in amazement. The music contained within this album is entertainingly diverse. If I could sum it up in one sentence I would, but that just wouldn't serve this band it's due diligence. 

If you are a fan of Occult Rock you will love this album as it has that mysterious and eerie vibe throughout. From the macabre and sinister vocal approach, the band uses it's love for seventies riffing to envelope the listener. Evil sounds fill the air as chants and burning sacrifices beckon the heavy guitar as it embraces the screams crying out in pain. 

If you are a fan of Stoner/Doom you will love this album for it's groove and layered fuzz. The music rises in it's intensity as the drums blast out and the flames get higher and higher. There are so many different dynamics to this album that it is hard to pinpoint them all. The band even segues effortlessly from surf guitar riffing right into a bagpipe solo. Fucking insane! This is just one of those albums that you have to listen to and hear for yourself to discover all of the nuances. Amazing!"

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