Thursday, 31 March 2016

Blood Ceremony - Lord Of Misrule (2016)

Now four albums in, Blood Ceremony have crafted their finest release to date in Lord of Misrule. While they’ve admittedly strayed further from their metallic origins, they manage to keep things heavy, though in a different context. From the first notes of album opener “The Devil’s Widow” I was immediately transfixed and sent through a wormhole, coming out somewhere between 1968 and 1973.

“The Rogue’s Lot” is downright haunting. From the deceptively powerful feature riff to the danceable sway of the chorus, the song conjures visions of cloaked (or nude) occultists dancing around a

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Spiritual Beggars - Sunrise To Sundown (2016)

Swedish vintage style hard rock pioneers SPIRITUAL BEGGARS are releasing their 9th studio album “Sunrise To Sundown” (March 25th, 2016 in North America) via InsideOutMusic.
In the light of the album’s release date, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS are now also launching a new animated video for the song “Dark Light Child”. The clip was created by Costin Chioreanu / Twilight13Media (At The Gates, Grave, Arcturus, etc.), who also did the stunning artwork for “Sunrise To Sundown”. Check it out here:
SPIRITUAL BEGGARS guitarist and main composer Michael
Amott commented about the album’s release and the new clip as

Sunday, 20 March 2016

Farflung - Announce European Tour May/June 2016

California's space rock torchbearers FARFLUNG are set to make their come back to the Old Continent this spring, as the band will be touring extensively to support the release of their new album "5", due out May 27 on Heavy Psych Sounds. 
The ever-experimenting space rock five-piece from Los Angeles is making a great comeback this spring, with their first full-length in eight years and a full European tour to kick off at the end of May. FARFLUNG will release their new album "5" on May 27th via Heavy Psych Sounds.
This European tour will include a special appearance at Freak Valley Fest, as well as Duna Jam. Find all infos and dates below:

26.05.16 - TBA (IT) Duna Jam
27.05.16 - MILAN (IT) Cox18
28.05.16 - NETPHEN (DE) Freak Valley Fest

Saturday, 19 March 2016

Holy Grove - Holy Grove (2016)

Remember when heavy rock bands wrote songs? In the early ‘70s, Grand Funk, Bang, and Deep Purple brought hooks and choruses to seriously weighty tunes. In 2015, Portland, Oregon’s Holy Grove walks in the long footsteps of tradition, pitting soulful vocals, searing guitar solos, and swinging grooves into its own Bic-flicking dinosaur stomp.

After wowing NW audiences for several years, the band is now ready to unveil its self-titled debut—seven songs of blazing riffs, and cloud-piercing wails, with enough rhythmic heft to satisfy today’s doom-hungry audience. Vidal’s lyrics of myth and fantasy

Sunday, 13 March 2016

Orange Goblin - Announce New Label and New Tour Dates

Orange Goblin are very proud to announce that we are now part of the Spinefarm Records family following Spinefarm’s recent acquisition of Candlelight Records.
Moving forward, all new Orange Goblin recordings will be released via Spinefarm/Candlelight Records; OG now take their place amongst metal heavyweights such as Ghost, Venom, Electric Wizard, Airbourne and Rammstein (to name but a few).
This new relationship kicks off in considerable style, with Orange Goblin appearing as Special Guests to Monster Magnet on the latter’s one-off headline London show at The o2 Forum, Kentish Town on Saturday, March 19th.
Following this, we can reveal that we will be touring in late September / early October, playing select shows in towns and cities that we did not visit on the 20th Anniversary Tour last December.
'The Shortest Tour' will hit the following:
30.09 – Reading, Sub 89
01.10 – Sheffield, HRH Doom Vs Stoner Festival*

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Banquet - Jupiter Rose (2016)

Banquet is a fuzz rock-70's rock-Retro Rock Psych band from San Francisco, California. Playing tons of shows in California and opening for bands as Hot Lunch, Radio Moscow, Wild Eyes, Sleepy Sun, Dirty Fences, The Shrine, plus appereance at the last "Psycho California" fest last May. They just signed for HPS Records for their debut, full lenght album out in March! The band will be touring next spring!