Friday, 22 July 2016

It's Not Night: It's Space - Our Birth Is But A Sleep And A Forgetting (2016)

Guitarist Kevin Halcott and drummer Michael Lutomski founded It’s Not Night: It’s Space early in 2010. Crammed in a small, smoky bedroom, they tapped in and jammed, compelled by chemistry to push forward. By that Fall, Tommy Guerrero had joined on bass and the band dropped two self-releases by 2012.
The first EP arrived in October 2011. East of the Sun & West of the Moon featured three epic instrumental pieces that set the tone for what to expect from INN:IS. Positive response came in virtual and physical realities, and the band set about honing their craft, averaging about 50-60 shows a year.
Momentum carried them straight into their first LP, 2012’s Bowing

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Foghound - The World Unseen (2016)

The new album from Foghound is a crushing display of heavy riffs, Fu Manchu-ian driving grooves, heady lyrics and vocals that sear straight into your soul. A great set of tunes from this leading member of the stoner scene. “The World Unseen”~the new album ~
Produced by Mike Dean, Frank Marchand & Foghound ~ Vinyl/ CDs/ Digital~out June 2016 on Ripple Music
Foghound erupted out of the Baltimore asphalt in 2012, high on gas fumes and loud riffs. Forging a line up from ex members of Sixty Watt Shaman, National Razor and Junkrod, Foghound quickly got down to work honing their sound through many live shows across the Mid Atantic region and on their debut album “Quick, Dirty &

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Throttlerod - Turncoat (2016)

Richmond, Virginia’s Throttlerod have always had a knack for surprising, and their fourth album, Turncoat, is no exception.
After making the transition from four-piece to trio, the outfit offered up their third full-length, Pig Charmer, in 2009, and took a left turn from their earlier, riffier vibes to blistering and aggressive noise rock. Like all their prior work, it was produced by Andrew Schneider, and had a sharpness in its chug that, while it still grooved, was clearly looking to accomplish something apart from the band’s earlier three LPs: 2000’s Eastbound and Down (on Underdogma), 2003’s Hell and High Water, and 2006’s Nail, as well their quiet, semi-unplugged 2004 EP, Starve the Dead.

Sunday, 17 July 2016

Gozu - Revival (2016)

Damn, sometimes you just fall in love and fall hard. It happens, it’s a beautiful thing. You never expect it and are never looking for it in that moment and then all of the sudden twelve tons of love fall off the dump truck right on top of yours truly.
Boston’s own Gozu is that twelve ton dump truck and their third release Revival is all the love you can handle. How could that not be the case with a band named for a face-licking cow head in a low budget, absurdist yakuza movie? Well actually, I am glad you asked.
What we are dealing with here is eight songs that were properly assembled to interconnect and create what is the finest

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Truckfighters - Sign deal with Century Media

The mighty TRUCKFIGHTERS’ own label, Fuzzorama Records, and Century Media Records team up to floor the gas and fuzz pedal. The Örebro, Sweden based band was formed in 2001 by Oskar “Ozo” Cedermalm (vocals & bass) and Niklas “Dango” Källgren (guitar). Since that time, they have released four studio albums and several more releases through their own label Fuzzorama Records – including the 2011 DVD

Sunday, 3 July 2016

Farflung - "5" (2016)

If there were ever proof that stoner rock has become its own genre, it would be the fact that an album would have song titles like "Endless Drifting Wreck" and "Silver Shrooms" -- given the band, it would actually be more surprising if it didn't have song titles like that. Farflung have been at it often and long enough that by this point their jacked-up space boogie -- still audibly in debt to the patron saints of the whole shebang, Hawkwind, but no less enjoyable for that reason -- gives exactly what anyone who favors the approach would want: great album graphics perfect for black T-shirts, more echo slathered over the vocals than imaginable, and a