Friday, 29 January 2016

Desertfest 2016 - Complete Line-Up

It's finally here folks! Your complete Desertfest 2016 line-up has arrived! Chicago's majestic instrumental progsters Russian Circles will headline the Saturday night, with Pelican as lead support. Not only that, but we have the mighty forefathers of doom Trouble celebrating their 30th anniversary with a very special show for us just before Electric Wizard bring down the Sunday night curtain in style! My goodness! My riffage! Completing our best line-up to-date are all of the following... See you all in April!
Russian Circles (Saturday headliner, Pelican lead support)

Trouble (30th Anniversary Show, as lead support to Electric Wizard on Sunday)

You can check out all of these bands with full, detailed write-ups as ever right here:

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Duel - Announce European Tour 2016

is proud to announce the European Tour for DUEL.
Duel is heavy psychedelic stoner doom metal from Austin, Texas. Hugely influenced by the darker sounds of early 70’s Proto-metal. Features two ex Scorpion Child (Nuclear Blast)members. Their sound is menacing and brutally old school. Total purists, their tunes cut right to the bone with heavy, deep groove and blistering tone. Tough and Loud! Hard rock as it should be!

09.03.2015 IT Roma-Sinister Noise
10.03.2015 IT Viterbo-Secret Show

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Mammothwing - Morning Light (2015)

MAMMOTHWING were formed under the blood red moon of summer solstice 2013.
Coming from a blues/doom/psych background, the strange sounds of brothers Marty Fisher (guitar + vocals) and Billy Fisher (bass + vocals) melded perfectly with the trancelike grooves of Kev Richardson Jr (drums).
In the centre of Nottingham, England, their self built studio ‘The Room of Doom’ was to be home to sonic experimentation and debauchery. Improvised jams flowed into full tilt rock. No two shows were the same. People listened, people cried.

Monday, 18 January 2016

Witchcraft - Nucleus (2016)

Swedish classic / doom rock masters WITCHCRAFT have released their eagerly anticipated new album, »Nucleus«.

„»Nucleus« surprises and fascinates with unforeseen heaviness, rigidity and darkness. Doom revisited!" DEAF FOREVER (GER) / Andreas Himmelstein >>> ALBUM OF THE MONTH

"WITCHCRAFT's new album is simply addictive. An exciting hippie-esque mixture of stoner rock, doom elements and folk rock retro sound!" ECLIPSED (GER) / Michael Lorant >>> ALBUM OF THE MONTH

Sunday, 17 January 2016

Mothership - Live Over Freak Valley (2016)

After the rerelease of their momentous second album and a storming start to 2015, Mothership – the hard rocking supersonic/intergalactic Texan trio – have today unleashed their brand new live album, Live Over Freak Valley on Ripple Music.
Recorded at their debut European appearance at the iconic German rock festival, brothers Kyle and Kelly Juett along with Judge Smith have captured their steaming hot stew of UFO and Iron Maiden inspired metal; southern Molly Hatchet and ZZ Top swagger, and deathly Sabbathian doom. A concoction that should by all accounts prove too heavy to handle on record, but as fans will soon discover, Live Over Freak Valley will deliver the filth and fury of the full Mothership live experience.

Thursday, 14 January 2016

Conan - Announce North American Tour

UK Battle Doomsters CONAN will return to North American this March in support of their new album Revengeance due out January 29th via Napalm Records. Today the band announces a new North American tour alongside Serial Hawk. The tour is set to kick off March 3rd in Chicago, IL and will run through March 26th is Seattle, WA. The tour will also include a stop at this year’s SXSW Festival in Austin, TX. More info on this show and additional shows will be announced soon.

3/3: Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
3/4: Detroit, MI @ Berserker Fest
3/5: Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck
3/6: Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class
3/8: Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
3/9: Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
3/10: Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar