Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Yidhra - Cult of Bathory E.P

Los Angeles-based stoner/doom volume abusers release their new 10-inch EP via Black Voodoo Records. Titled Cult Of Bathory, the followup to 2013’s critically-lauded Hexed full-length was captured live with master engineer and producer Bill Metoyer (Slayer, Corrosion of Conformity, Trouble, etc.) at Skull Seven Productions and boasts four rumbling, lead-footed anthems centered on the occult, witchcraft, inhumanity, life, death and imminent destruction.

This is a killer release, this isn't just for fans of the doom genre, this is an album that fans of all metal should hear. Sound systems across the globe should have Yidhra at max. Check out their Cult of Bathory ep below.

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AbouT:BlanK - Self Titled Release

AbouT:BlanK is a band composed of musicians with 10+ years experience. Built from hardship, successes, failures and perseverance from all band members, the band thrive to bring a fresh wind on the Technical Death Metal genre. Their self titled release came out late last year and has had steady traction within the tech death scene. As of this post the album is only 1 dollar, that's less than a cup of coffee and is a total steal for the 6 tracks of unrelenting showing of technical metal that you will receive. 

Check out AbouT:BlanK below.

Dope Smoker - Marijuana

Dope Smoker is a three piece stoner doom band from South West Wales. Their latest release 'Marijuana' offers 10 tracks of pure unadulterated Sabbath worship. This is some damn good shit. The fuzz, the space, the riffs, Dope Smoker brings forward every great aspect of the genre and hits it out of the park.

Check out their Marijuana album below.

Ready For The Fall - No Fate But What We Make

Ready For The Fall is a four piece Sydney based post-hardcore band. Through blending the strongest elements of their musical roots such as 90s pop punk and metal with recent hardcore influences, the resulting cocktail was a melodic mixture of dual guitar riffage, punk anthem choruses, violent breakdowns and bloodcurdling screams.

Check out their No Fate But What We Make release below.

Atlantis of the Sky - Full Circle

Atlantis of the Sky is a five piece metalcore/deathcore outfit from Sydney, Australia. Their latest release 'Full Circle' offers 5 tracks of solid metal. The first track 'Chimeras Army' impressed me right from the gates and the rest of the album is no exception. The band credits Suicide Silence, Attila, and fellow Aussies, Thy Art is Murder as influences to their sound.

Check Full Circle out below. 

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Witching Altar - Ride with the Devil

Witching Altar is a side project created by T. Witchlover (Beast Conjurator, Seven Candles, ex-Stormblood) and Peter Vitus (Seven Candles, ex-Preatcher, ex-Electric Mooker) in order to fulfill their oath of reverence to the Traditional Doom Metal Cult.

If their was a course on how to play traditional doom then Witching Altar would be graduating with honors. This is a brilliant throwback to that classic sound with hints of Black Sabbath, Witchfinder General, Pentagram, this is an album that deserves to be side by side with those legends of the genre.

Give it a listen below!

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Spiral Guru - The Road

Spiral Guru is a Brazilian Stoner Rock band formed in 2013 with themes about science fiction, extraterrestrial life, the psychedelia from 60's and influenced by bands such as Jimi Hendrix, Coven, Led Zeppelin, Blue Öyster Cult, and especially by the masters Black Sabbath and their bastard sons Saint Vitus, Witchfinder General, Pagan Altar, Candlemass, Sleep, and others!

Below you will find their two track ep 'the Road', I have one complaint about this release and that's the fact that they only have two songs. This is amazing female fronted stoner rock that I need more of, like right now. Come on Spiral Guru, get back in the studio and make some more killer jams!

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Sleeping Widow - The Beginning of the End

Sleeping Widow is a five piece stoner rock band from Zittau, Germany. On August 1st they released their debut album 'The Beginning of the End' and I sure as hell hope they don't come to an end anytime soon.

This album is so ridiculously good. Its female fronted occult blues rock at its very best. This genre is absolutely killing it lately, bands from around the world are creating this glorious retro vibe and Sleeping Widow are definitely at the front of the pack.

Check the full album out below, crank the volume and enjoy every minute of it!

Wolfmen of Mars - Vs The Mangled Dead

Wolfmen of Mars are an electric/rock group that channels the sounds of 70s/80s movie scores and mixes them with a touch of heavy groove. They create very interesting and enjoyable tracks, a step away from traditional metal music.

 They have a bunch of albums available on their bandcamp page and below you will find their latest so you can get a feel of the music.

Monday, 3 August 2015

Krallice - Ygg Huur

Krallice is an Experimental Black Metal band from New York, New York. They have just put forth their fifth full length release 'Ygg Hurr'. This album is pretty brutal, a mixture of hardcore and black metal, a pure assault on your senses. I have listened to earlier releases from Krallice and none have really stuck to me like this one has. Check it out below.