Friday, September 30, 2011
Monday, September 26, 2011
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
"GURT take the blues and groove of 70s rock and drag it backwards through the swamps of Louisiana. The drums are thunderous, the vocals demonic and the guitars down-tuned, down-tempo and down-right sexy. This is not doom, this is not sludge, THIS IS GURT.
GURT have been responsible for sore necks in and around London since 2010 and take no more pleasure than in hearing new fans claim that they ‘don’t usually like metal’ at the end of a gig. Some say their wide appeal is no surprise considering the diverse mix of influences and experiences they pull together from previous bands." ~ (myspace)
Get Volume 1 Here
Monday, September 19, 2011
"SF Bay Area grunge/stoner rock band Cast Iron Crow is set to release their debut LP "First Edition" on November 8, 2011. The band has been tearing it up over here for the last few years. And with some enthusiasm from vets Tim Sult (Clutch) and Eddie Hernandez (All Shall Parish) the band is now on the verge of releasing the highly anticipated debut. As you will see in the bio (below), the band has pulled from some of the best rock music from the last 20 years and takes inspiration from the likes of Tool, Soundgarden, and Alice in Chains.
How does shattering your collar bone twice impact your musical career if you're a guitarist? For most this would be the end. For Jake Navarra, singer of Cast Iron Crow, it was one of the best things that happened to him.
Cast Iron Crow is a four piece grunge / alt metal Bay Area band that channels the sounds of their childhood. When Alice in Chains released their debut record "Facelift" in Aug of 1990, Cast Iron Crow held an average age of less than a year old. However, their early exposure to Grunge has perhaps lent itself to giving their music an effortless authenticity.
The band's sound transports the listener to a time when MTV and the radio airwaves were dominated by the relevant and timeless music that the grunge era provided. Having consumed and digested the best rock music had to offer in the last 20 years, Cast Iron Crow has the benefit of a perspective that allows them to tastefully blend elements of their favorite sub genres of the 90's and on. A cup of Alice in Chains a pinch of Soundgarden a dash of Tool a sprinkle of a Perfect Circle... is that a hint of Motorhead?
To quote Henry Rollins "Scar tissue is stronger than regular tissue. Realize the strength, move on." After suffering his second broken collar bone in 2009, Jake was forced to quit guitar and thought his musical career might come to an end. Undeterred, he took up singing and was surprised at how naturally it came. Shortly thereafter Jake teamed up with lifelong musical co-conspirators Sam Gouveia (guitar), Joey Evans (bass), Ryan Long (drums) to form Cast Iron Crow.
Out of the gate the band marveled their native East Bay community with a surge of successful shows and by destroying a Bay Area battle of the bands competition. Praise by Tim Sult of "Clutch", Eddie Hernandez of "All Shall Parish", and a mass of new fans further propelled the band to record their debut full length record "First Edition" at legendary San Francisco institution Hyde St. Studios."
Beyond The Brain
(Thanks to Alex for sending the links and info)
Sunday, September 18, 2011
"Ayahuasca Travellers peddle heavy, mystical psych-rock jams for people who ingest substances that are discussed in fascinating detail on Erowid.org. Through both direct and circuitous routes, their music turns your third eye pink." ~ (Last.FM)
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Friday, September 16, 2011
Another French Stoner Band that I found recently go by the name Bear Brawler. I can't remember another time so many likable Stoner Bands came out of that country. This is their 2011 release "Tales From The Putrid Swamp".
"In a meeting between three bears Norman Brawler Bear was born, a group-influenced by Metal / Stoner, bathed in whiskey adulterated."
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Sea of Teeth are a little different from the usual suspect posted here lately. Kinda hard to slap em into any specific genre, so I'll let You decide for Yourselves. There's a little Blues. The vocals are almost Indie/Post-Hardcore. But the Guitar is really what pulled me in on this one. I really dig that tone. Anyway, Check em out...
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Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Heck Out Of Dodge are a Southern/Stoner Rock Band out of Florida. They have their S/T up as a FREE download. Just enter Your email to get it.
"Heck Out of Dodge represents the spirit of America that rears it's ugly head in times when values are challenged in the name of progress. Clinging to our guns and religion, holding fast to our responsibilities and rights, and standing up to overwhelming opposition; we hope to rekindle a fire to fight for the ideals and institutions we love." ~ (Myspace)
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Sunday, September 11, 2011
Sean from the Band Eidetic Seeing sent me a new song from their new full length coming soon. Once again people, this is Kick Ass and we need to pay attention. Looking forward to the release gentlemen... Stream it here kids.
Get their other release Posted Here
It's Not Blood It's Gamelan by Eidetic Seeing
So I'm good and ripped but felt like sharing this great music anyway. Mandate of Heaven is hitting the spot at the moment. They're a newer group but have that familiar sound of the 90's and are a welcome mat to end this very busy weekend and start the new week out on the right foot at the same time... Enjoy people!
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Polish Fuzzsters Satellite Beaver released this Demo some time ago, but what is time to pure Rock? It will never go out of style thanks to Bands like this one. Trip Outside Your Mind has three songs that bring the Riff and everything else for that matter. All in all, this is a great listen so go get Your FREE download today...
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Monday, September 5, 2011
So Spiderlord have finally put their 2011 S/T EP up for FREE download. They've changed the artwork but that's ok, the music is fuckin' golden. Don't forget to get the other song they have up as well. Have at it kids...
"A stripped-down, raw, hard hitting sound that attempts to replicate and enhance a mind-altering hypnotic induction. A sound that takes the listener to a parallel universe, a universe made up of groove and sonic distortion." ~ So Saith The Lord
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Lowriderz are a Band from Russia and released their 4 song EP titled Ride The Walrus in 2010. In order to get this whole EP for nothing (or whatever You choose to pay) you have to choose each song individually then download it. Otherwise it'll cost ya 5 bucks. Simple.
"Here comes the breath of the South from the North-West swamps of Russia. It brings the drive with a smell of whisky, fine malt brew 'n weed and a hard groove fed by the sweat, gasoline and burnt down tires. Check it out!" ~ (Band)
Somali Yacht Club is a Psychedelic Stoner Rock trio from Lviv, Ukraine. The band mixes elements of Stoner Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Shoegazing and Post-Metal in their music. In August 2011 they released their first four-song EP “Sandsongs”.
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"NAVTILVS - not influenced by a specific style of music, but by our nightmares & the cataclysmic prospects of the downfall of this cursed world experienced daily.
We started this as an art project that became a band & mutated into some kind of an unitary movement.
Since this collective was founded in Vienna in 2008, it has gone through a lot of turbulence, like various line-up changes & so on. But it never abandoned the aim for which it was founded. This is a band working differently. First there is a lyrical concept in which we put our musical ideas. Somewhere in between heavy & dark post-hardcore, dissonant instrumental eruptions, & ambient soundscapes. Apart from the inner circle of the band, which manifests itself in a-five piece, we work with artists/musicians of all genres that are willing to put pieces of themselves into the creative process.
In April 2010, we issued our first official release, the “POLARIS VLTIMAT I”-EP. This piece of music is the first part of a trilogy dealing with the motif of isolation. It tells the story of a man who lives an average life, has average friends and an average job. One day he awakes & everyone is gone. The only thing that remains of a former civilization are the snowcovered ruins of his previously reality. On his quest to find another human being, he faces the harsh wilderness & the lethality of total isolation & self-mutilation…" ~ (Last.FM)
DOWNLOAD “Polaris Vltimat I” (EP)
Sunday, September 4, 2011
Thursday, September 1, 2011
"Pet The Preacher" have a three song Demo called "Meet The Creature" that You can get for FREE. The Danish Band have a Sound that's similar to COC, Down, and Maybe The Sword musically. All You have to do to get the Demo is send them an email HERE with Your name and city you live in. An automated message will then be sent with the download link. It's that easy.
Check em out Here
(Thanks to Ride with The Devil Blog for the heads up.)