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Monday, November 30, 2009

RADIO MOSCOW last minute tour dates with NEBULA!

RADIO MOSCOW last minute tour dates with NEBULA!

Dec 3 @ Kensington Club – San Diego, CA w/ Nebula
Dec 4 @ The Royal Dive – Oceanside, CA w/ Nebula
Dec 6 @ Origami Records IN-STORE LA, CA w/ Nebula
Dec 8 @ The Prospector – Long Beach, CA
Dec 10 @ Silver Lake Lounge – Los Angeles, CA
Dec 12 @ Five Stars Bar – Los Angeles, CA

Featured on the FREE Exploding In Sound compilation

Storming out from Story City, Iowa, Radio Moscow have been making an impressive name
for themselves over the past few years with their raucous amalgamation of blues, garage, and
stoner rock that shines pure and uncompromising. While comparisons to a heavier version of
The Black Keys are inevitable, not too shockingly the band was first “discovered” by The Keys’
Dan Auerbach who produced their debut album. Radio Moscow has made an enormous leap
since their debut, with their most recent offering Brain Cycles, a fuzzy, psychedelic, time shifting,
jam inducing, freak-out. - Exploding In Sound

Alive Records

Album Of The Week-Iron Giant-"Creator Of Scars" (2008)

The Album Of The Week this week is "Creator of Scars"by Iron Giant.

“IRON GIANT IS A FUCKIN' MACHINE.......a crushing, relentless, bulldozer of a band. The intensity of their live show is as legendary as their off-stage insanity, and, unlike most, you should believe the bullshit. Returning in the spring of 08’ with their second recording effort, The Giant is out to prove a point. With down tuned fury and blue collar frustration, they plan to show you that they fight, and bleed, for what they believe in. Few can match their blood and piss conviction while doing so. Iron Giant's, Sabbath meets Motorhead monstrosity is the heaviest of the "Rock" with enough ball-rumbling groove to get the whole room going."


"Passionate and dynamic, motivated and roaring, Creator of Scars is like a fully-loaded semi uncontrollably barreling down the highway at a puny Toyota. You can imagine what happens when said transport finally connects."
-Exclaim! Magazine

"From the word “GO” the group lays down dirty, heavy riffs sure to please the most ardent metal or stoner rock fan."

"Simply put, this one's too good to allow it to fall through the cracks."

"Their mighty music moves enough meat, muscle, and testosterone to live up to the moniker they have chosen to take on the world."

"Creator of Scars and is sure to impress hard rock/rock ‘n roll fans everywhere"
-Cosmos Gaming

Track Listing:

01. Creator of Scars
02. Blind by Midnight
03. Fuel on the Fire
04. I Need to
05. Black Hides the Sun
06. Workin' Class
07. Nothin' Means Nothin' to Lose
08. Everytime
09. I Bleed
10. Ain't So Bad
11. Flip the Switch
12. One Million Times

FOR FANS OF: Motorhead, Black Sabbath, Goatsnake, Clutch, Corrosion of Conformity and The Sword


Saturday, November 28, 2009

Stoner Rock/Doom, Etc. News For Week Ending 11/28/2009

Here is all the Stoner/Doom,etc. related news stories for the week ending 11/28/2009.

CLUTCH Frontman Interviewed On 'The Alex Jones Show'; Audio Available

MASTODON Members Talk Vinyl Records

THE BINARY CODE: 'Suspension Of Disbelief' Track Listing, Artwork Revealed

EYEHATEGOD, DEATH ROW Confirmed For Holland's ROADBURN Festival


EARTHEN GRAVE: New Tour Dates Announced

WOLFMOTHER: Oakland Footage Available

CLUTCH: End-Of-Year Shows To Be Filmed For Forthcoming DVD

SWALLOW THE SUN: 'New Moon' First-Week Sales Revealed

BLACK SABBATH's BILL WARD Talks Food With 'The Rock 'N' Roll Cook' Blog

DOWN: Video Interview With PEPPER, KIRK Posted Online

CLUTCH Interviewed On BRUCE DICKINSON's Radio Show; Audio Available

Finisher Updates

Dark Castle Tour Updates

Saviours Bag a Goldie

Elektrohasch News and Updates

The Resurrection Sorrow to Release Debut Full-Length

Brutal Panda Records and Red Sun Industries To Release Fight Amp

Eyehategod Vocalist Releases Spoken Word/Power Electronics 7"

Dusted Angel Announces West Coast Mini-Tour With Nebula

Ichabod`s End-Time Broadcast: 2012

Baroness to Head to Europe, Japan

High on Fire to Tour With Lamb of God

Priestess Premieres Brand New Song

Sinking South Posts Free Download

Nebula Announces West Coast Tour Dates

Falling Down Compilation Due in 2010

Revocation Films Video, Posts MP3

Valient Thorr Announces UK/European Headlining Tour Dates

Tweak Bird Posts Music Video

Cortez News

News courtesy of Blabbermouth.net and StonerRock.com

Thursday, November 26, 2009

New Band To Burn One To-The Vagitarians

The "New Band To Burn One To" comes to you from Poland. The band is called The Vagitarians and create their own concoction of Stoner/Sludge/Southern metal.

Everything is in Polish on their MySpace, but the music speaks for itself. If you dig grimey Stoner/Sludge a la bands like Corrosion Of Conformity, Crowbar, EyeHateGod, etc. then you should give these guys a listen.

Download Demo here!


Tuesday, November 24, 2009

New Release Tuesday-11/24/2009

There are not too many New Releases out this week due to the fact that it is nearing the end of the year, but here is one that may be of some interest to you guys.

Megasus-Megasus(EP)(20 Buck Spin)

2009 debut from the Providence, Rhode Island outfit. Riding forth like thunderbolts cast from the hammer of Thor, the eight hooves of the Megasus burn a trail of ice across the winter sky. Combining elements of Heavy Metal titans like High On Fire, Slayer, Pentagram, and Karp, Megasus delivers a debut of amazing power and volume with riff after riff of neckbreaking Metal fury.


"This is the debut album from filling-rattling metal Providence-based supergroup Megasus. "Swords", "Hexes/Szaadek" and "Iron Mountain" all are over six minutes long, combining slow dirge, distorted blood curdling screams, massive riffs and furious double kick pedal mayhem. At some points, I thought of a gonzo Saint Vitus. But on top of the music, this has one of the most impressive vinyl packaging ever to pass through these hands. I doubt I could withstand their live show, as whenever I see the "No Wimps" sign I always turn around and go home"(75orLess)

Here are some New Releases from previous weeks to check out:

11/17/2009 House Of Broken Promises-"Using the Useless"(SMALL STONE RECORDS)

11/17/2009 Luder-"Sonoluminescence"(Small Stone Records)

11/17/2009 Swallow The Sun-"New Moon"(Fontana Universal)

11/17/2009 Them Crooked Vultures-"Them Crooked Vultures"(DGC/Interscope) Features DAVE GROHL (Foo Fighters, Nirvana), JOSHUA HOMME (Queens of the Stone Age) and JOHN PAUL JONES (Led Zeppelin)

11/3/2009 Raise The Red Lantern-"Raise the Red Lantern"(At A Loss)

10/27/2009 Tia Carrera-"The Quintessential"(Small Stone Records)

10/26/2009 Pelican-"What We All Come To Need"(Southern Lord)

10/26/2009 Wolfmother-"Cosmic Egg [Deluxe Edition]"(Interscope)

10/20/2009 Fu Manchu-"Signs of Infinite Power"(Century Media)

10/20/2009 Shrinebuilder-"Shrinebuilder"(Neurot Recordings)

Monday, November 23, 2009

"Album Of The Week"-The Company Band-"Self-Titled" (2009)

The "Album Of The Week" this week is the first full-length self-titled album from The Company Band.


"The Company Band is an aptly-named little project. Featuring Neil Fallon of Clutch on vocals, Rev. James Rota of Fireball Ministry and Dave Bone on guitar, Jess Margera of CKY on drums, and Fu Manchu bassist Brad Davis, the band is an all-star collaboration of hard rock and stoner metal’s blue collar best. Supergroup you say? No way in hell. This is just five drinkin’ buddies playing ball-busting hard rock the way they know best. With equal inspiration from the source bands (except for CKY), this self-titled effort is ten songs of stoner-boogie, blues-based hard rock, and should easily please fans of the band members, and in much more than typical side project fashion. It more than delivers on the promise of their debut EP, Sign Here, Here and Here, and is a helluva fun way to start rounding out 2009.

“Zombie Barricades” lets the listener know from the first second that they’re in for a serious bounty of rock. There is no secret to what these boys are doing here. It’s verse-chorus-verse rawk-n-roll with shitloads of meaty-yet-simple riffs, driving (and occasionally deft) drumming, and Fallon’s signature vocal delivery. Speaking of Fallon, he is the undisputed star of this show, even more so than he normally is in Clutch, due in large part to the devilishly infectious choruses strewn throughout The Company Band. Each is punctuated by his undisputed charisma and goofball-genius lyrics (of which “Hot Topic Woman” is particularly hilarious). From the Fu groove of “It’s A Confusing World” and Clutch quirk riffs of “Djinn and Pentatonic” to the softer, very bluesy “All’s Well in Milton Keynes,” the album actually has a fair amount of variety. The latter is even enhanced by a touch of Allmanesque slide guitar and some moody drumwork from Margera. Immediately following is the much heavier (and, again, ludicrously catchy) “Who Else But Us?” The production is on the warmer side of amp sounds, and nicely reveals the nuances of each (slight) style variation.

Pointing out highlights on such a complete album is essentially pointless, as each fan will have their own favorites. So in the interest of just talking about a couple more great songs, I’ll offer my own. First, “CD&W” is a shuffle-crazy blast with the most sing-along chorus of them all (really conjures some Blast Tyrant), and even a touch of space rock during the bridge. In a just world, this would have limitless rotation on rock radio (alas, it is not a just world). Second, “Lethe Waters” is the emotional highlight of the album, again showing off the power of Fallon, and ending the album with a slightly darker, yet equally drinkable, mood.

This album just demands the inclusion of brews and buddies. Call it “tailgate metal” if you want, best mixed with equal parts bratwurst and pale ale. The Company Band are certainly doing their best to help us forget how shitty the weather outside is getting. In a year already featuring great albums by Clutch, Fu Manchu, and Bible of the Devil, The Company Band is yet another quality slab of metal and rock’s have-a-blast side. So kick back, grab a cold one, and allow yourself about 40 minutes to forget about the world’s problems, you’ve worked hard to deserve it." (Zach Duvall, MetalReview.com)

"After issuing their IPO in the form of the recently-vinylized Sign Here, Here and Here EP (on CD through the band’s own Venture Capital Records in 2008), the five-piece supergroup The Company Band return with a change in lineup and general approach on their self-titled debut full-length. The Company Band, produced by Andrew Alekel (Foo Fighters) with additional tracking by J. Robbins (Clutch), is ten tracks of straightforward pop songwriting that is tight and given an edge because of the players involved...(Read more)

Track Listing:

01. Zombie Barricades
02. It's a Confusing World
03. Djinn and Pentatonic
04. Inline Six
05. Hot Topic Woman
06. All's Well in Milton Keynes
07. Who Else But Us?
08. CD&W
09. Love Means Never Having to Say You're Ugly
10. Lethe Waters

Listen Now!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Heavy "F'n" Planet Update

I have decided on a new format for the blog. Now that I have a more definite schedule, here is the way the weeks events will transpire starting this Monday.

Sunday-No posts
Monday-"Album Of The Week"
Tuesday-"New Releases"
Wednesday-"New Band To Burn One To"
Thursday- Feature a fellow blog to check out
Friday-No posts
Saturday-News from the past week

In the meantime, I will try to make an archive of all the "New Bands To Burn One To" just in case there are some that you may have missed along the way.

As usual, keep those requests for band promo coming. I will make sure to get to them some way some how.

If any of you have a great review about a show you attended and would like to have it posted here just send it to me.

Alright, have a great Saturday!

Doom on!!! \mm/

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

"New Band To Burn One To"-HYPNO5E

The "New Band To Burn One To" today is HYPNO5E. These guys come to you from France and create an exciting blend of ambient/experimental/prog metal. Their sound lies somewhere between Gojira and Pink Floyd.

Showing an all around approach to the arts both musically and visually, their videos consist of their custom movie archives and extracts, which are also projected at their live performances. I highly suggest you go to Hypno5e’s YouTube channel, for each video they create is both thrilling and chilling, and their virtuosity with the art of film is incredible:

The Ripple Effect

“Experimentally proggy, technically over the head, and brutal all at the same time, these guys hear music in their own unique way and aren’t afraid to stretch their sound to distant and, as of yet, unimaginable dimensions... This is the type of album that will make you question all that you know, or think that you know, about music… ”

Metal Underground

“From breakdowns behind classical female vocals to gut-wrenching screams and syncopation, the band covers more ground than Rambo ripping through a jungle… A surrealistic venture through several genres of haunting ass-kickings, because this is an album meant to frighten, impress, and envelope the listener.”

Be sure to check them out on their North American tour starting in January 2010.


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

"New Band To Burn One To"-Rat King

The "New Band To Burn One To" today is RAT KING!! RAT KING are an experimental/ambient/dark lounge metal band from Chennai, India! This is a band like you've never heard before, fusing elements of psychedelic, ambient and folk themes with experimental, industrial metal. If you haven't heard their music, now is the time! With influences as diverse as David Lynch, Fantomas, Philip Glass and Andrei Tarkovsky, this is a band like nothing you've ever heard before.

Rat King have recently released their second album 'Larva' as well as a re-master of their 2008 release, 'The Plague Of Hamelin'. The 2008 edition of 'The Plague Of Hamelin' received critical acclaim from international webzines such as Industrialized Metal, Kvltsite and Metalwave.

'The Plague Of Hamelin' is a morbidly distorted version of the Grimm Brother's fairy tale, The Pied Piper Of Hamelin, and 'Larva' deals with a psychopath, whose recurring nightmares and visions lead him into complete and total disintergration.

The artwork of 'Larva' has been done by Emerson P Williams (Veil Of Thorns, Choronzon) and looks fantastic! This album is a must have, I'll tell you that much.

For fans of John Zorn, Mike Patton, Godflesh, Ministry, Type O Negative, Carcass, and Gnaw Their Tongues.


Track Listing:

1. Egg
2. Hour Of The Wolf
3. The Duel
4. The Wake
5. Spiracle
6. For Absent Gods
7. Tranquility Lane
8. Smorgasbord
9. Vapour

You can buy the new album 'Larva' at this location.

More info:

Gimme Sound

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

"New Band To Burn One To"-Sad Breakfast

The "New Band To Burn One To" comes to you guys from Mexico. They call themselves Sad Breakfast and produce an awesome blend of instrumental post-rock music. The band has just recently released their new CD and it is available for free from their website. If you are into bands like Pelican, Isis, Tides, etc. then you should check these guys out!

Download here

Track listing:

1. Atahualpa Yuyeti
2. Antlia
3. Aldeano
4. CamaleĆ³n & Andromeda
5. Enloquece Rabino, Enloquece
6. Munaf
7. Rompiendo Cosas

Official Website

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


To the 3 of you that responded to my post for help with the blog, I would like to thank you. The new format will not take place until the beginning of the new year so stay tuned. In the meantime, I will continue to post when I can. Hopefully more than I have. This week I will have a couple "New Bands To Burn One To" as well as a an "Album Of The Week". I really didn't like the Two For Tuesday feature because I just felt like I wasn't giving each band the exposure they deserve. For your enjoyment, here is a list of a few stellar releases you should hear.

1. Shrinebuilder-"Self-Titled"-Supergroup featuring Al Cisneros (Sleep, Om), Dale Crover (Melvins, Porn, Altamont), Scott Kelly (Neurosis), and Scott "Wino" Weinrich (The Obsessed, The Hidden Hand, Saint Vitus and Wino).

2. Fu Manchu-"Signs Of Infinite Power"-2009 release, the 11th album from the SoCal Alt-Rock quartet. If life is a highway, Fu Manchu s its soundtrack. Over the last dozen years, the Southern California quartet has perfected the art of the riff, mastered the depth of the groove and sharpened the edge of the hook. As Signs Of Infinite Power proves, the group's always-rockin' van still has plenty of gas left in the tank. Although Fu Manchu's alumni include such decorated names as Brant Bjork (Kyuss, QOTSA), the group's lineup has been rock-solid since 2001. If you're craving a fix of unpretentious, classic-minded Hard Rock in its most timeless form, look no further than Fu Manchu.

3. Iron Age-"The Sleeping Eye"-Austin, Texas' Iron Age have been slugging it out in hardcore and punk circles since the middle of the decade, touring with such contemporary hardcore luminaries as Rise And Fall and Fucked Up, while steadily honing the riffed-out hardcore sound established on their 2006 debut Constant Struggle. With The Sleeping Eye, Iron Age remains a modern torchbearer for the long tradition established by the crossover classics but twists the NYHC-inspired thrash of their debut to create something bigger and darker, enhancing the violence of their former efforts with mammoth Lovecraftian atmopshere.

4. Naam-"Self-Titled"-Naam manifests a signature brand of super-sonic and ultimately mesmerizing heavy psychedelia. Trance-like and punishing at times, this trio of psychonauts (John Bundy-bs, vox; Ryan Lugar gtr, vox; Eli Pizzuto drms) mold elements of classic psychedelia and prog with modern elements of jam-heavy bliss and apocalyptic amplitude. Naam's self-titled debut is more so an aural-intoxicating odyssey than an album. In its increasingly dark and sinister progression, the album depicts an unholy spiritual journey in the search for a higher plane of enlightenment. RIYL: Deep Purple, Hawkwind, Sleep, Floyd.

5. Baroness-"Blue Record"-Blue Record announces the re-awakening of Savannah s rock giants BARONESS. The follow-up to 2007 s Red Album, Blue Record is an instantly-classic album, with all the peaks and valleys, textures, and nuances that timeless records yield over repeated listens. Deep and dark; Blue Record overflows with gossamer melodies and striking, earnest riffs that have become the band s signature. Swollen and Halo , Jake Leg , War, Wisdom, and Rhyme , The Sweetest Curse , are just a few of the tracks that are both instant and unforgettable, making Blue Record the most poignant moment in the BARONESS canon to date.
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