Monday, 29 February 2016

Mountain Witch - Burning Village (2016)

This review has resided in limbo for well over a month now. At the behest of our good friends over at This Charming Man Records, I've been sat Burning Village for longer than I care to remember, and being a long term diehard fan of the band, it fair to say it's nearly killed me.
I will however open with this - For those of you who have followed Mountain Witch over the years, you may be somewhat taken a back
by trio's most recent sound. It's out with the traditional sombre doom-groove and in with something wholly more, well, retro. Fortunately the change to the band's dynamic has been pretty
gradual, with the introduction of a third member and the subsequent

Saturday, 27 February 2016

Dead Feathers - Dead Feathers EP (2016)

“Ascend yourself into the blanketing incense smoke and celestial grooves that is Dead Feathers. Like the Night sky, this band is nothing below a breath of fresh air. With melodic female vocals and the fuzz driven riffs you might as well be seeing the fortune teller herself when you see this band live. This band takes hold of you and does not let you go!”
Originally self-released by the band in 2014, the debut EP by Chicago 5-piece Dead Feathers has been picked up by UK label HeviSike Records for a worldwide release in late 2015 including a limited edition coloured vinyl 10″.
Combining elements of retro blues rock with soulful, melodic

Friday, 26 February 2016

Greenleaf - Rise Above The Meadow (2016)

If the colossal hug of opening track ‘A million fireflies‘ makes you think of Dozer, you shall be forgiven: one or two Dozer members indeed belong to the Greenleaf ranks! Still, Rise Above The Meadow has no intentions of simply being the product of some side project: their sixth incarnation sees the Swedes taking the Börlänge stoner sound foundation on weird and wonderful journeys! Playfully progressive parts melt into thunderous riffing, and you bet the guys still have enough breath to get their rocks off Queens Of The Stone Age-style. Greenleaf have been invading your dreams and know exactly what you need – this highly melodic masterpiece is the spark to light your fire!

Thursday, 25 February 2016

Mondo Drag - The Occultation Of Light (2016)

It’s no minor thing to pack up and leave your home. Heavy psych mavens Mondo Drag relocated from Iowa to Oakland, California, after recording their self-titled second album (released on RidingEasy in 2015), and the move is central to understanding the progressive turn that their third record, The Occultation of Light, represents.
“Each of our albums has directional changes in songwriting and this third chapter is no exception,” says vocalist/keyboardist John Gamino. “Since moving to Oakland, we’ve been privy to the large amount of music that flows through a major cultural center. We’ve seen legendary acts like Magma, King Crimson, Goblin, and Yes.

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Wolfmother - Victorious (2016)

The Grammy Award-winning Australian hard rock band Wolfmother first captured the attention of the record-buying public when they moved from their New South Wales base to Los Angeles in the spring of 2005 to rent out Cherokee — the famous Hollywood recording studio — home of recording artists such as Aerosmith and Korn.
After a while, the recording was diverted to Sound City and a first single was produced. The Wolfmother project was a three-piece with Andrew Stockdale (guitar soloist and lead voice) working closely with bassist and keyboardist Chris Ross and drummer Myles Heskett.

Monday, 15 February 2016

Duel - Fears Of The Dead (2016)

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!

Sunday, 14 February 2016

Elder - Announce European Tour with Carousel

Well - it's no surprise that we're hitting the road again, this time with Pittsburgh heavy rockers Carousel. We'll be bringing you some sneak peeks of new material and some other goodies. See you in April...

(Artwork - Adrian Dexter)

- Elder & Carousel -
European Tour 2016
17.04.2016 RUS - Moscow, Volta*
18.04.2016 RUS - St.Petersburg, Zoccolo 2.0*
20.04.2016 NOR - Stavanger, Folken ^
21.04.2016 NOR - Bergen, Hulen ^
22.04.2016 NOR - Oslo, Bla ^
23.04.2016 SWE - Gothenburg, Truckstop Alaska ^
24.04.2016 UA - Kiev, Robustfest*
25.04.2016 DK - Kopenhagen, Loppen ^
26.04.2016 GER - Hamburg, Hafenklang

Friday, 12 February 2016

Egypt - European Tour 2016

Eclipse Productions: In cooperation with Total Volume Agency we are thrilled to announce Egypt are coming back to Europe. Hailing from Fargo, North Dakota via the dusty plains of ancient Cairo, Eclipse Productions is pleased to introduce you to Egypt.

Fusing all the best parts of this scene we love, Egypt are a band with a lot of strings to their bow. Their acclaimed self-titled debut in particular shows this off but Egypt continue to add to that sound, cranking the noise up to a sludgier ceiling to add even more variety for their first full length ‘Become the Sun’.

As there are already some event posters going around the globe (a full tour poster is in the making), here´s the full tour announcement with all pleasure:

29-4 Desertfest London (UK)
30-4 Desertfest Berlin (DE)
01-5 Mohawk Mannheim (DE)

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Black Rainbows - Stellar Prophecy Tour 2016

Here we go!
BLACK RAINBOWS announce full European tour in support of new album "Stellar Prophecy", out on April 15th.
Roma's heavy psychedelic trio BLACK RAINBOWS are back on the road this spring, with an extensive European tour to support the release of their upcoming fifth full-length "Stellar Prophecy", due out April 15th on Heavy Psych Sounds.
This European tour will kick off the very same day of the "Stellar Prophecy" release, on April 15th.

15.04.2016 IT Viterbo

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Lonely Kamel - Announce European Tour 2016

This camel is certainly not a lone voice in the wilderness. Especially since LONELY KAMEL indeed sound like a desert, but in truth come from Norway. And obviously traditional Hard Rock can be produced quite exquisitely between fjords and endless forests, which sound nice, meaty and dry. On their fourth album the Norwegians act in the tension between Hard Rock from the seventies, Stoner Rock, Blues, Psychedelic and a dash of Doom.

Tour Dates:

27.05.2016 Berlin Urban Spree Clubshow (D)
28.05.2016 Netphen Freak Valley Festival (D)
29.05.2016 Tilburg Little Devil Clubshow (NL)
30.05.2016 London Black Heart Clubshow (UK)
31.05.2016 Paris Tba Clubshow (FRA)

Gin Lady - Call The Nation (2015)

Gin Lady from sweden formed in early 2011 and released in 2012 their same titled debut, which got positive feedback all over the globe.
The group is influenced by artists such as The Faces, Alice Cooper, Master’s Apprentices, Cream and Blue Oyster Cult. The sound is straightforward and heading for the roots of rock. Earlier ventures Black Bonzo and The All Janet clearly show the members taste for detail and perfection in their sound and songwriting.
 On their new album ‘Call the nation’ the band shows their talent for catchy melodies and songwriting in the best tradition of The Black Crowes and from the heydays of Heavyrock from the seventies.

Friday, 5 February 2016

Spiritual Beggars - Announce European Tour 2016

SPIRITUAL BEGGARS – Debut first “Sunrise To Sundown” single; Tour announced!
Swedish vintage style hard rock pioneers SPIRITUAL BEGGARS return with their 9th studio album entitled “Sunrise To Sundown”, which will be released on March 18th, 2016 in Europe as well as March 25th, 2016 in North America via InsideOutMusic.

Therefore the band is now debuting the album’s first single for the title-track “Sunrise To Sundown” launched on the website of UK’s Classic Rock Magazine. 

27.03.2016 - Schijndel, The Netherlands - Paaspop
28.03.2016 - Cologne, Germany - Club Bahnhof Ehrenfeld
29.03.2016 - Aschaffenburg, Germany - Colos-Saal

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Isaak - Sermonize (2015)

With their second full-length under their current moniker, Genova-based heavy rockers Isaak hit their stride. Their earlier-2015 Heavy Psych Sounds split with Mos Generator gave advance notice of some significant growth in their sound since the 2012 release of their Small Stone debut, The Longer the Beard the Harder the Sound (streamed here), but with Sermonize, they affirm more open stylizations and increased penchant for atmosphere, making the 12 included tracks a richer, more engaging listening experience. Remarkably, the band — vocalist Giacomo H. Boeddu, guitarist Francesco Raimondi, drummer/vocalist Andrea Tabbi de Bernardi and bassist Massimo Perasso (who since the recording has been