Tag Archives: stoner

Fire Down Below – Viper, Vixen, Goddess, Snake

Review: Fire Down Below – Viper, Vixen, Goddess, Snake

Fire Down Below are another band on the awesome Ripple Music label, that instantly perks my ears up. What’s better, is that ability of Ripple Music has to take these bands that could almost pass unknown and brings them into the greater and much deserved spotlight, Fire Down Below are a band very much deserving too. ‘Viper, Vixen, Goddess, Snake’ ...

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Vokonis – The Sunken Djinn

When you find a label new to you, and they seem to have been behind every release of the year you love so far, you seem to set a higher level of expectation. Ripple music have been behind the releases from White Light Cemetery, Steak, Mothership, Palerider and many more, but recently was the time of Vokonis. I’d already heard ...

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Steak – No God to Save

Review: Steak – No God to Save

Steak have been around a little while and done a great job of putting on some seriously good performances that can leave bands they’ve supported looking mediocre. Finally they’ve done some time in the studio and the release of their latest effort ‘No God to Save’ is due Friday. When it comes to awesome festivals like desertfest, they release a ...

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White Light Cemetery – Careful What You Wish For

Review: White Light Cemetery – Careful What You Wish For

White Light Cemetery I’ll admit, I had never heard of at the time the album was available for review. Described as ‘Southern brother-dudes, cranking out dirty metal and corrosion steel’. Well, with a description like that, what could have been better for to ease my post-Christmas/New Years hangover? The down side is, it hasn’t eased the hangover blues, thankfully it ...

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Crowbar. Photo by Graham Berry

Live: Desertfest 2016

Come the end of April, Camden town descends into a sea of long hair, beards and beer guzzling monsters. Catering for the Stoner/Doom/Sludge/Psychedelic rock crowd across multiple venues, Desertfest finds its home in the heart of it all, cutting off and taking over Greenland Place (just off the side street by Worlds End) and having the Black Heart at the ...

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Bardus – Stella Porta

Review: Bardus – Stella Porta

Bardus are a three piece band hailing from Philadelphia, having never heard of them and seeing the artwork for Stella Porta I found myself instantly interested. The artwork that adorns the album, the style their name is written, all of it just screams to the stoner/doom fan in me, so far so good. A quick look over to their facebook ...

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Review: Desertfest 2016 split EP, Monster Magnet/Raging Speedhorn

The phenomenal Desertfest that resides in Camden, London once a year (and now for those lucky Europeans, Berlin, Germany and Antwerp, Belgium) seem to have found themselves filthy habit of creating a split 7” vinyl EPs in extremely limited numbers. Using only what they consider to be some of the most deserving and exciting of bands, this year is no ...

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Desertfest sponsor Raging Speedhorn / Monster Magnet Split EP

For the second year running, the ever growing and ever impressive Desertfest have sponsored a split EP in honour and in anticipation of this years upcoming Desertfest in Camden, London.     This years EP consists of two titans in the industry, the sludge lords of Corby, Raging Speedhorn, and the almighty stoner Gods from the US, Monster Magnet. The ...

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Iron Jawed Guru release new album ‘Mata Hari’

Iron Jawed Guru, the instrumental doom rockers from Morgantown, West Virginia, have come out swinging with latest release ‘Mata Hari’ (released January 29th) through Grimoire Records. It’s a 25 minute long, 7-track battering, fit perfectly for a new age ‘Easy Rider’ lifestyle. Its roots are heavily set in the 90’s era that made Clutch, Kyuss, and Orange Goblin to name a ...

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Conan sign to Napalm Records

Doom metallers Conan have revealed they have recently signed to the label giants Naplam Records. The band had this say regarding the new deal: “We are very happy to associated with a label such as Napalm Records / Spinning Goblin  and are looking forward to seeing how the new record comes out. We turned down two other record deals, both ...

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