Saturday 30 June 2018

The Vintage Caravan - Reflections

DEEP PURPLE, LED ZEPPELIN, JIMI HENDRIX, RAINBOW - the list of bands that influence THE VINTAGE CARAVAN’s creative work is undeniable, but the band still puts their very own stamp on every single track. At least so they do on the first tune and single "Reflections" taken from the upcoming fourth album "Gateways", out on August 31, 2018.

THE VINTAGE CARAVAN are from Álftanes, Iceland. The band was formed in 2006 by Óskar Logi Ágústsson and Guðjón Reynisson before bassist Alexander Örn Númason joined after the first studio album. There has been just one line-up change since the founding of the band when Stefán Ari Stefánsson replaced Guðjón Reynisson on drums in 2015. The band has released three studio albums.

Today's tune "Reflections" is an indomitable beast and gives a great fingertip on what comes ahead in August, really looking forward to a full spin, enjoy!

Upcoming Dates

JUL 11 Elstnaflug Neskaupstadhur, Iceland
JUL 28 Rock im Wald Mosbach In Baden, Germany
AUG 03 Tsunami Xixon Gijon, Spain
OCT 13 Beerland Hengelo, Netherlands
OCT 15 Molotow Hamburg, Germany
OCT 16 Lido Berlin, Germany
OCT 17 Klub Hydrozagadka Warsaw, Poland
OCT 18 Pod Minogą Poznań, Poland
OCT 19 arena wien - verein forum Wien, Austria
OCT 20 Rock The Box Kempten, Germany
OCT 22 Moritzbastei Leipzig, Germany
OCT 23 Strom Munich, Germany
OCT 24 Substage Karlsruhe, Germany
OCT 25 Luxor Cologne, Germany
OCT 26 Backstage Paris, France
OCT 27 Liberte Rennes-le-chateau, France
OCT 30 Santana 27 Black Bilbao, Spain
OCT 31 Nazca Madrid, Spain
NOV 01 Bóveda Barcelona, Spain
NOV 08 Rescue Rooms Nottingham, United Kingdom
NOV 09 Hard Rock Hell Hereford, United Kingdom
NOV 10 Borderline London, United Kingdom
NOV 12 King Tut's Wah Wah Hut Glasgow, United Kingdom
NOV 13 Rebellion Manchester, United Kingdom
NOV 14 Exchange Bristol, United Kingdom
NOV 16 Ancienne Belgique Brussels, Belgium
DEC 01 MOD CLUB Saint Petersburg, Russia
DEC 02 ZIL ARENA Moscow, Russia

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Friday 29 June 2018

The Ugly Kings - Promised Land

The Australian stripped down power blues rockers THE UGLY KINGS is drawing influence from an eclectic and dynamic musical background, they offer a powerful injection of energy and emotion to the modern rock scene, formulating what can only be described as power blues. Catchy, melodic, foot stomping beats and riffs with powerful and emotive vocals combine to create an explosive and edgy sound that translates to raw energy on and off the stage.

Today's tune "Promised Land" is about the false promises that are preached to us by the charlatans of our society (politicians, big business, etc...). It's about the pipe dream they sell us to keep us in servitude to the 1%, to keep us slaves to the dollar and material things. There is nothing at the top of the ladder, except another ladder. The Promised Land isn't the destination we get sold, it's inside of us.

The Band consists of:

Russell Clark (Vocals)
Christos Athanasias (Guitars)
Nicolas Dumont (Bass Guitar)
Andy Alkemade (Drums)

Today's tune "Promised Land" is the leading single from the Debut Full Length Album "Darkness Is My Home".

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Thursday 28 June 2018

Aboleth - No Good

ABOLETH is a dirty heavy blues bruisers from dusty California. On May 25th they released their debut album "Benthos", order it from their bandcamp here!

From "Benthos" we pick the a video released of the tune "No Good", a heavy blues rocker with more ZEPPELIN than SABBATH, catchy hooks, sludgy riffs and a vocal that really shines pieces of Joplin whisky-drenched soaring vocals occasionally. The Video is directed by Dugan Na$H, the director of photography: Mariana Fiel First AD: Duffey Westlake Editor: Dugan Na$H. Album artwork: Brigitte Roka photo: George Contreras

Filmed on location in Reefer City, California


Brigitte Roka - vocals
Collyn McCoy - baguitar
Dan Joeright - studio drums
Rick Ferrante - live drums

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Wednesday 27 June 2018

The Sheepdogs - I've Got a Hole Where My Heart Should Be

The Canadian classic rock band formed in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in 2006. The group consists of lead singer and guitarist Ewan Currie, bass guitarist Ryan Gullen, drummer Sam Corbett, guitarist Jimmy Bowskill, and Shamus Currie, brother of lead singer Ewan Currie, playing trombone, keyboards, and tambourine. THE SHEEPDOGS became the first unsigned band to make the cover of Rolling Stone in 2011 and have since grown to popularity in Canada and the United States.

Three-time JUNO awarding winning artists THE SHEEPDOGS latest self-titled LP produced by Patrick Carney (THE BLACK KEYS) debuted at #1 on the Top 200 SoundScan Chart, garnering another GOLD record for the band.

“Our goal is two-fold,” Currie says.
“We want to make killer albums that people really want to listen to, but we also want to have a really reputable live show. When we come through town we want to be the hottest ticket there. Those two elements are what make a truly great rock and roll band. Really, though, we just want to play to anyone who is willing to give us a shot and who wants to have a good time.”

Today's tune "I've Got A Hole Where My Heart Should Be" is recorded live at YouTube Space Toronto. The tune is taken from the new and the sixth studio album "Changing Colours", released on February 2, 2018, enjoy!

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Tuesday 26 June 2018

Chubby Thunderous Bad Kush Masters - Mother Chub

British psychedelic power trio CHUBBY THUNDEROUS BAD KUSH MASTERS have announced their debut album "Come & Chutney" will be released via Riff Rock Records on July 13th 2018.

In the mean time we check out a video, taken from the London trio’s 2015 debut EP "Earth Hog", and hey, what a video it is. Looks like they taped over the Beavis and Butt-Head appearance on Dave Letterman on VHS to save it. As the Video follos the same line as an old VHS tape back in the 90's. In the video you will get a bunch of corpsepainted, tye-dyed, headbanging psychedelic hip hop hipsters.

The trio consists of guitarist/vocalist Owen Carty, bassist Will Hart and drummer Mark Buckwell.

The band have recently been signing to Riff Rock Records, where the upcoming album will be relesed. Their words follow the video below.

“We’re psyched and honoured to be joining Riff Rock Records. They totally get that we’re trying to do something a little different with the band… We want to create a rad vibe that’s a little less serious and hopefully a lot of fun. If we can convince one diehard metal fan to buy a tie-dye t-shirt at every show then that’s our job done. We have a split EP coming out around the start of next year with some good friends of ours and then we’ll focus on finishing our first full album. Love ‘n Kush!”

Today's tune "Mother Chub" is taken from the album "Earth Hog", released February 5, 2015

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Monday 25 June 2018

Khemmis - Desolation

Monday, new week, time to introduce "Record of The Week".

"Desolation" is the third album from Denver’s "doomed heavy metal" outfit KHEMMIS, three albums in four years is very creative for a band these days.

"Desolation" is a 41 minutes rocker with a punch divided into six tunes!

And on the third release, the sound more straightforward classic heavy metal but the doomy parts are still here. The album is great produced as the sound is very good, crisp and clear and you can hear every note the guys are hitting. The vocal performances are amazingly good, absolutely the best the band has ever recorded. The songwriting has also moved up a step, well thought out and emotional lyrics. That KHEMMIS should move forward to new areas and find new paths for their creation was something we already got a hunch on "Hunted", so the development was expected, even if the movement isn't that big, more experience and musical interaction between the guys.

This is heavy guitar-driven rock, with heavy and wonderfully distorted riffing. The melody making is clever with great passages thru the layered path of new levels of musical maturity. The harsh parts get some space here and there in the tunes, just enough for "Desolation" which is a brilliantly composed musical album.

"Desolation" opens up with the uptempo tune "Bloodletting", a great and solid and punchy piece of musical rock art that in the end shifts turn to a harsh and heavy slab that follows up by the lead single "Isolation", the shortest tune on the album, a fast melodic piece that flows in the classic NWOBHM steps. Dual guitars with a catchy melody make this a really fun tune to spin. "Flesh To Nothing" is a melodic piece with great swelling harmony. In the middle path of the album, it's time for an epic doom piece, "The Seer", heavy and still a very melodic tune that drags the listener out on a great musical journey. "The Maw of Time" is a magnificent piece with superb singing with both clean and harsh vocals a melody with great energy that will give you goosebumps. The album closes up with an melancholy epic piece "From Ruin", a dark and half paced SABBATH riffing and emotionally charged lyrics. In retrospect, I’m glad that I handed out "Record Of The Week" to KHEMMIS before, "Absolution" in October 2015 and "Haunted" in November 2016. A band that I just loved back then and still love what I hear on "Desolation" so it's really hard to be 100% objective even if I always try to listen to an album without comparing with anything until it's time to write.

"Desolation" was released June 22 on 20 Buck Spin in North America and Nuclear Blast everywhere else.

Some of the beautiful Vinyl releases.

Sum: After six months of spectacular album releases, "Desolation" effortlessly floats up to the surface as one of the greatest releases of 2018.

Today's tune is the opening track "Bloodletting", enjoy!

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Sunday 24 June 2018

Def Leppard - Photograph

Sunday, time for a classic.

"Photograph" is a song performed by English hard rock band DEF LEPPARD and produced by Robert John "Mutt" Lange. It is the lead single from the band's third studio album, "Pyromania" (1983). Their lead vocalist Joe Elliott has described the song as generally about "something you can't ever get your hands on". In 2006 the song was used in promotional adverts for the DVD release of Blades of Glory. In 2009 it was named the 13th greatest hard rock song of all time by VH1. It was also listed as the No. 17 greatest song of the past 25 years by VH1.

"Photograph" was a smash hit for the Sheffield, U.K based group in 1983, helping launch the band and their "Pyromania" album into the rock stratosphere, and frontman Joe Elliott didn’t need a thousand words to get his point across.

The lyrics reveal right from the start that the singer is “Outta luck and outta love” and it doesn’t take long to figure out that his photograph collection isn't getting the job done romantically. He longs to touch the real thing, whoever she is. Alas, this mystery girl remains only a fantasy and much to his despair, he can only love her from afar.

DEF LEPPARD knows the formula for creating a good single, and this was just one of many for this talented group. Elliott and guitarist Phil Collen are both humongous fans of rock ‘n’ roll, and with mentors like the Beatles, David Bowie and MOTT THE HOOPLE, this band of believers were destined for their own stardom.

There are two slightly different versions of the music video. The uncensored version shows a knife scene at the beginning, and on the censored version of the video, it is almost the same except the knife scene is replaced with a stationary black cat among other minor bits removed. There are several appearances of a look-alike impersonating Marilyn Monroe in the video, as the song is actually about the star and lead singer Joe Elliott's declaration that he does not just "want her photograph" but that is all he has of her, and he must admire her from afar.

The music video was directed by David Mallet and was shot on 2 December 1982 (bassist Rick Savage's 22nd birthday), in Battersea, London, England. It featured the video debut of their co-lead guitarist Phil Collen. Released on 3 February 1983.

Enjoy today's tune!

Live In McNichols Sports Arena In Denver, Colorado, 1988.

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Saturday 23 June 2018

Trampled by Turtles - Wild Animals

"Wild Animals" is a tune by American bluegrass/folk-rock band TRAMPLED BY TURTLES. They were formed in Duluth, Minnesota and they have released eight full albums. Their latest album, "Life is Good on the Open Road", was released on May 4, 2018. They have played internationally and at many popular music festivals in the US, and as of July 29, 2015, have played live in every state except Hawaii.

The band members have mentioned as inspirations Townes Van Zandt, Bob Dylan and Ralph Stanley.

Dave Simonett – guitar, lead vocals, harmonica
Tim Saxhaug – bass, backing vocals
Dave Carroll – banjo, backing vocals
Erik Berry – mandolin, backing vocals
Ryan Young – fiddle, backing vocals
Eamonn McLain – cello, backing vocals

Today's tune "Wild Animals" is the title track from the seventh studio album "Wild Animals", released on July 15, 2014. The cover art was inspired by metal sculptor Tomohiro Inaba's work.

Official video Starring Har Mar Superstar Directed and Produced by Philip Harder

Upcoming Tourdates:

June 22 Oakland CA Fox Theatre @@
23 San Diego CA Humphreys By The Bay @@
24 Pasadena CA Arroyo Seco Weekend
27 Seattle WA Woodland Park Zoo @@
28 Jacksonville OR Britt Pavilion @@
29 Portland OR Oregon Zoo Amphitheater @@
30 Vancouver BC Commodore Ballroom @@

5 Milwaukee WI Summerfest
7 Duluth MN Bayfront Park
13 Mount Solon VA Red Wing Roots Fest
14 Beech Mountain NC Beech Mountain Resort ~~
15 Louisville KY Forecastle Festival
18 Aspen CO Belly Up ##
19 Morrison CO Red Rocks &&
20 Jackson WY Pink Garter Theatre SOLD OUT
21 Missoula MT KettleHouse Amphitheater XX
22 Bozeman MT Bridger Brewing XX SOLD OUT

17 Portsmouth VA UnionBank Pavilion ZZ
18 Cockeysville MD Hot August Music Festival
24 Nashville TN Live on the Green ++
24 Moorhead MN Bluestem Amphitheater
25 St. Paul MN Minnesota State Fair %%

8 Chattanooga TN Moon River Music Festival SOLD OUT
12 Toronto ON Danforth Music Hall ^^
13 Ottawa ON CityFolk Festival
14 North Adams MA Fresh Grass Festival
15 Canton MA Festival at the Farm
16 Portland ME State Theater ^^
19 Wilmington NC Greenfield Lake Amphitheater ^^ SOLD OUT
20 Atlanta GA Buckhead Theater ^^
21 Charleston SC Music Farm ^^
23 Cincinnati OH Taft Theatre ^^

6 Tempe AZ Tour de Fat
7 Flagstaff AZ Orpheum Theater
8 Albuquerque NM Sunshine Theater
10 Lincoln NE Bourbon Theater **
11 St. Louis MO The Pageant $$
12 Eureka Springs AR Hillberry Festival
13 Austin TX Austin City Limits Fest
26 Live Oak FL Suwanee Hulaween
27 Placerville CA Hangtown Music Festival

3 Groningen NED Take Root Festival
4 Amsterdam NED Paradiso Noord
5 Hamburg GER Nochtwache
7 Copenhagen DEN Hotel Cecil
8 Oslo NOR John Dee
9 Falkenberg SWE Tryckhallen
10 Kristianstad SWE Kulturkvarteret
11 Malmo SWE Folk O Rock
13 Stockholm SWE Nalen
14 Gothenburg SWE Pustervik
16 London UK Electric Ballroom

~~ Sarah Siskind + Travis Brook
%% LORD HURON + Lissie
^^ David Huckfelt
** Frankie Lee

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Friday 22 June 2018

If These Trees Could Talk - Solstice

Midsummer, is the period of time centered upon the summer solstice, and more specifically the northern European celebrations that accompany the actual solstice or take place on a day between June 19 and June 25 and the preceding evening.

The exact dates vary between different cultures. The undivided Christian Church designated June 24 as the feast day of the early Christian martyr St John the Baptist, and the observance of St John's Day begins the evening before, known as St John's Eve. These are commemorated by many Christian denominations, such as the Roman Catholic Church, Lutheran Churches, and Anglican Communion.

In Sweden, the Midsummer is such an important festivity that there have been serious discussions to make the Midsummer's Eve into the National Day of Sweden, instead of June 6. It may also be referred to as St. Hans Day.

Today's the is the Swedish Midsummer's Eve, I will be out with the family to celebrate this day, lunch, the Swedish tradition with fresh and newly taken potatoes and herrings with some "dip in cup", a tornedalia classic. Then we raising and dancing around a maypole and some games before the evening barbecue. And for today we play a tune that suits the Summer Solstice.

IF THESE TREES COULD TALK is an instrumental post-rock band from Akron, Ohio. They released their third studio album "The Bones of a Dying World" on June 3, 2016. The album was produced by drummer Zack Kelly. The album was announced in late April 2016 alongside premiere track and today's tune "Solstice", enjoy and happy midsummer!

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Thursday 21 June 2018

Loney Dear - No Leaf Clover/Wherever I May Roam

METALLICA and The Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM) received the Polar Music Prize 2018 at a ceremony at the Grand Hôtel in Stockholm in June 2018. Lars Ulrich and Robert Trujillo from METALLICA attended the event, as well as Dr Ahmad Sarmast, the founder of ANIM.

Several artists honoured the Laureates during the evening; Aryana Sayeed, Loreen, GHOST, CANDLEMASS, Vargas & Lagola, MONEYBROTHER with Seek & Destroy, Dennis Lyxzén, Mikkey Dee, Loney Dear and Tuva Syvertsen. Host of the evening was Swedish mezzo-soprano and journalist Boel Adler.

The Polar Music Prize band, conducted by Svante Henryson were:
Svante Henryson, cello/bass/conductor
Joel Lyssarides, keyboards
Mattias Norgren, beatbox
Karin Nakagawa, koto
Feras Charestan, qanun
Rosa Quartet – Daina Mateikaite, Knapp Brita Pettersson, Anna Manell, Jessie Langhard
Elin Larsson, saxophone (sopran, baryton)

The Swedish singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Loney Dear did a magical version of METALLICAs No Leaf Clover/Wherever I May Roam at the Polar Music Prize ceremony, see the clip below.

Loney Dear is the pseudonym of Swedish singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Emil Svanängen (born March 29, 1979).

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Wednesday 20 June 2018

The Fumes - Tell Ya Story Walking

THE FUMES, an Australian blues rock band that play some raw and dirty blues with touch of the garage and the delta, some swaggering Beats Of Bourbon style.

Today's tune "Tell Ya Story Walking" is taken from "Guns Of Gold" album, released 2006, enjoy!

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Tuesday 19 June 2018

Kalmah - Evil Kin

The finish blackened thrash, melodic death/power, folk rockers KALMAH have released their eight full-length album "Palo". And as always the ship is ed by the Kokko brothers Antti (guitars) and Pekka (guitars, vocals). Backed up by the loyal dudes Timo Lehtinen (bass), Janne Kusmin (drums) and their latest recruit Veli-Matti Kananen (keyboards). "Palo" is a powerful high energy record with roots of death metal, Finnish melodic heritage, cantankerous never-say-die attitude and themes of Northern nature and the folly of mankind.

KALMAH was formed in Oulu, Finland in 1998. In less than a year after its formation, KALMAH was signed by Spinefarm Records. The word "kalmah" is Karelian and could be translated as "to the grave" or "to the death".

Antti Kokko states: “Almost 30 years of swamp madness and here we are today representing our 8th album with fishing tridents sharpened shiny. The album stands strongly on the very roots of KALMAH sound yet introduces fresh breath from the Swamplord’s tar-stained lungs. "The Evil Kin" as the first single gives you riffs written back in 1991 blended with melodies of Kalmah today. It’s a perfect statement to show where we were and are right now.”

Today's tune "Evil Kin" is the first single of "Palo", enjoy!

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Monday 18 June 2018

Amorphis - Queen Of Time

Monday, new week, time to introduce "Record Of The Week"

"Queen Of Time" is the thirteenth studio album from the metal icons AMORPHIS, one of Finland’s biggest musical export alongside NIGHTWISH.

"Queen Of Time" is a collection of epic songs, well carved with an impressive musical creation, sound fresh and familiar. It's very progressive with death folk techniques, big atmospheric soundscape, amazing chemistry, clever melody with sharp riffing by Esa Holopainen and Tomi Koivusaari, rhythm section by Santeri Kallio who handles the key together with the drummer Jan Rechberger does a excellent work, tastefully vocals in both the clean and the harsh delivery by Tomi Joutsen and I guess the original bassist Olli-Pekka Laine return after a 17-year absence has made some impact in the creation of the album. The album has got a great treat in the production, by Jens Bogren. "Queen Of Time" was released May 18, 2018 on Nuclear Blast.

"Queen Of Time" opens up with the strong tune "The Bee", chants, powerful keys harmony, heavy harsh vocals mixed with clean singing. Follows up with a more folkier rocker "Message in the Amber", a more progressive and softer piece. Next in line is "Daughter Of Hate", a tune that follows the more traditional AMORPHIS standard, catchy rocker with Jørgen Munkeby extraordinarily in-demand saxophone and a native spoken word that makes a nice spice to the tune. "The Golden Elk" is a great piece with an atmospheric layout, powerful vocals and beautiful riffing. "Wrong Direction" is more straightforward tune with pure clean vocals and catchy melody. "Heart Of The Giant" and "We Accursed" follows the folkish line with harsh vocals and powerful melody, a more standard AMORPHIS tune. "Grain Of Sand" is a deep and sorrowful piece, Mideast folky harmony, deep riffing and keys. "Amongst Stars" with Anneke van Giersbergen as guest vocal, great piece, see the video below. The album closes with the beautiful "Pyres On The Coast", a monstrous piece with amazing harmony.  The two bonus tunes "As Mountains Crumble" and "Brothers And Sisters" follows the AMORPHIS standard with a lot of keys in an atmospheric landscape in a very high standard.

Sum: AMORPHIS did it again, "Queen Of Time" is an epic piece of music.

Today's tune "Amongst Stars" taken from "Queen Of Time", enjoy!

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Sunday 17 June 2018

Buffalo Springfield - Mr Soul

Sunday, time for a classic.

"Mr. Soul" is a song released by the American-Canadian rock band BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD in June 1967, from their second studio album "Buffalo Springfield Again.

"Mr. Soul" is about Neil Young's personal problems with fame and disregard towards rock stardom. It was written by Young after experiencing an epilepsy attack after an early show with BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD in San Francisco. Many people in the audience were questioning if it was part of the act. While being a patient at UCLA Medical Center's neuropsychiatry branch, he wrote the song once he was awake and recovering and told to return for further tests. The lyrics had reflected Young's experience, feeling as though he was about to die. Thereupon, he was advised by his doctor to never take LSD or any other hallucinogenic drugs.

Composed on an acoustic twelve-string guitar, the dark and moody song is in double drop D tuning, which Young used in a number of other songs, such as "Ohio" and "Cinnamon Girl". On the third track of Sugar Mountain - Live at Canterbury House 1968, Young stated that, "A lot of songs take a long time to write. Generally they take an hour and a half, two hours to write. But this one took only five minutes". Young subsequently recorded several other versions of the song, often with marked stylistic changes. The song has been described by music writers as folk rock, psychedelic rock, and hard rock.


Stephen Stills - guitar (lead), backing vocals
Neil Young - guitar, lead vocals
Richie Furay - guitar, backing vocals
Dewey Martin - drums
Bruce Palmer - bass guitar

Enjoy today's tune "Mr Soul"

"For What It's Worth / Mr Soul" 1967 on the TV show Hollywood Palace.

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Saturday 16 June 2018

Gaupa - The Drunk Autopussy Wants to Fight You

Swedish rockers GAUPA comes from a deep cellar in the concrete jungle of Falun, Sweden. They have their roots in stoner rock, from which they developed their own style with elements as heavy doom with progressive tones together with the high-energy singer (Emma Näslund) with surreal lyrics, and a vocal that reminds me of Björk, which strangely works really well in the slightly tougher and raw tongues like this.

GAUPA consists of:

Emma Näslund - Vocals
David Rosberg - Guitars
Daniel Nygren - Guitar
Erik Jerka Sävström - Bass
Jimmy Hurtig - Drums

Today's tune "The Drunk Autopussy Wants to Fight You" is taken from the latest self-titled EP available on Bandcamp The tune is written and performed by GAUPA. Recorded, mixed and mastered by Erik Berglund. Video directed, shot and edited by David Rosberg

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Friday 15 June 2018

Heliod - Lone Wolf

In the beginning there was the God of the Sun.

And with his light he created his sons.

They are from now on their way to spread his light. With music...

HELIOD hails from Dresden, Germany and on their self titled debut do they captured the essence of their wandering so far. Without any label or producer but the help of friends and family, they came out with 8 songs, each packed with dense atmosphere fed by different genres. Songs which resemble their journey through the warm, the cold, the me and the us…

A journey through the sounds of the Sun. And the Moon… For a recording that launches from the swamp, makes a flyby of the sun and concludes with a moon landing, HELIODs eponymous debut is suitably propulsive and cosmically-inclined. The voyage is ably achieved on the strength of an interstellar riff rocket, eight groove generators and a tankful of ballistic blues.


Tom Schneppat: guitar, vocals
Tom Witschel: guitar
Maximilian Meyer: bass guitar
Martin Jahn: drums

All Songs written and performed by HELIOD
Organs in "Trees" performed by Falk Schönfelder
Recorded at MorningWood Studios by Ralf & Falk Schönfelder
Mixed by Peter Heise
Mastered by Johannes Frank at Feinklang-Mastering Leipzig
Released April 13, 2018

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Today's tune "Lone Wolf" is taken from the self titled debut album, enjoy!

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Thursday 14 June 2018

Witchcryer - Cry Witch

WITCHCRYER are a 4-piece old-school doom metal band hailing from Austin, Texas.

Their music is infused with heavy rock of BLACK SABBATH, BLUE OYSTER CULT and the doom vain from WITCHFINDER GENERAL and ST. VITUS.

WITCHCRYER was created by guitarist Jason Muxlow during his time with Chicago doom band, (EARTHEN GRAVE). Javi Moctezuma joined in 2015 and later that year, Suzy Bravo (HOGBITCH) and Marilyn (PILLCRUSHER/LAS CRUCES) joined.

"The Preying Kind" demo was recorded and released as a demo on bandcamp. In May 2017, the full length album, "Cry Witch" was pressed and sold as an independent limited cd and digital Bandcamp release. The band played its first show on April 2016.

WITCHCRYERs debut album, "Cry Witch" was released in May 2017. Nine songs of classic doom, produced by the band & BRANT SANKEY (recording & mix engineer).

WITCHCRYER consists of:

Suzy Bravo – vocals
Jason Muxlow – guitar, synths
Marilyn – bass
Javi Moctezuma – drums, backing vocals

Extreme Limited Edition Blue Witch Vinyl LP
All music on "Cry Witch" is by WITCHCRYER , except "Embryo (Instructions)" (inspired by Tony Iommi / BLACK SABBATHs "Embryo") and "Witchfinder General" by Paul Tavey and Phil Cope. All lyrics by Suzy Bravo except "Witchfinder General." All © and ℗ 2017, WITCHCRYER.

Produced by WITCHCRYER & Brant Sankey
Mixed by Brant Sankey at BLS Studios
Mastered by Chris Cline
Viola and cello on “Lapis Philosophorum” by Bridgid Bibbens
Cover illustration by Becky Cloonan<

Today's tune "Cry Witch", the title track from WITCHCRYER s 2018 Ripple Music release - officially released January 19th.

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Wednesday 13 June 2018

Sergeant Thunderhoof - The Tree and The Serpent

Psychedelic tinged heavy grooves from the mystical realms of Somerset in England.

SERGEANT THUNDERHOOF are that weird exception to the rule, a band who have turned down record label interest so that they can control their own destiny, a band who like doing things for themselves, and more power to them for doing that because so far it seems to be working. "Terra Solus" is the bands third studio album and if you are familiar with their past work you will know to expect plenty of addictive grooviness, raucous riffage and hazy psychedelics all executed with a breath-taking level of musicianship and outstanding display of vocal dynamics and "Terra Solus" does not disappoint in any of those departments.

Formed in late 2013, Bath (UK) based rock outfit SERGEANT THUNDERHOOF initially started as an excuse for old friends to get together once in a while and jam some tasty licks. It soon became apparent that a collective sound was emerging and so it was decided that they would go into the studio and do some recording. The result of which was 'Zigurat', a killer 5 track EP, stretching over 40 psychedelic doom drenched minutes. 2015 saw the release of their first full length album 'Ride of The Hoof' which garnered even more attention and led to features in magazines such as Metal Hammer and Terrorizer, plus a main stage slot at the first ever sold-out HRH Doom vs Stoner festival in Sheffield.

"Terra Solus" was released May 12th 2018.

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Today's tune "The Tree and The Serpent" is taken from "Terra Solus", enjoy!

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