Monday, September 28, 2009

Causa Sui Live At Roadburn 2007

I found this request in my C-Box and I love to post it, though I had a hard time pulling the sticker off the CD because my Mac don't like stickered CD's.
The perfomance of Causa Sui at Roadburn was one of my favourites that weekend. There is no tracklist with the CD, so if someone can help me with that I would really appreciate.

Causa Sui - Live At Roadburn 2007

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Heavy Lord

Heavy Lord is a Stoner Doom Metal band from Hellevoetsluis, Holland. I saw them once as support for Nebula. One of the guitar players use to play in a band called Warb. I saw these guys a couple of times and I'm searching for music from this band. So if anybody can help me with that, I would really appreciate.

Destroying DOOM sound, burning Matamps, ultra low Sabbath riffs and thundering drums. Heavy Lord plays ULTRA LOUD to salute the Gods of DOOM.

Chained To The World (2007)



From Cosmos To Chaos (2006)


The Holy Grail (2004)

Sign Here, Here And Here

Awaiting their full-lenght debut album I put this EP up.
The Company Band is a Stoner supergroup from the U.S.A. featuring Neil Fallon from Clutch, so The Company Band does sound like Clutch. And that isn't a bad thing.

Believe it or not, the collective members of The Company Band speak from experience as they tackle the capitalistic thematic elements that set the foreground for "Sign Here, Here, And Here.". The label turnover band frontman Neil Fallon has experienced in Clutch alone is enough to fill a deluxe filing cabinet; and when you factor in CKY drummer Jess Margera's industry experiences, it's not hard to see the amount of paperwork involved behind this bands concept.

Rounded out by members of Fireball Ministry and Puny Human, "Sign Here, Here, And Here." is a poignant bluesy rock offering sure to convince many to sign on the dotted line. For while its general upbeat rock n' roll feel most closely mirrors that of Clutch, the folky southern boogie has been replaced by tongue in cheek corporate dogma and concise instrumental interplay.

All in all it's a surprisingly tight package, that despite the whole 'supergroup' angle, comes off as readily cohesive and well labored. Given the busy schedules of the players involved one would expect this EP to feel rushed or a bit too spontaneous. Yet it fully realizes a somewhat left field concept and runs with it right to the end, even taking a chance with the timid closing number "Heartache & Misery". If attempted by another cast of characters this bands/EP's concept could have easily come off as hokey and fell flat, but thanks to the first hand knowledge and leathery wisdom on hand here, it becomes an instant must buy.


The Company Band - Sign Here, Here And Here (2008)

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Dutch Courage

This is my contribution for The Reader-Submitted Compilation fall edition on the
This compilation contain superb Dutch Stoner songs from the past and the present.

Tracklist Dutch Courage:

01 Astrosoniq - Godly Pace
02 7Zuma7 - Blue T.S.
03 Stone Oak Cosmonaut - Reborn Again
04 Gomer Pyle - Bring On The Diesel
05 Hooghwater - Hard Rain Fell
06 Tonerlow - Devilbots Designed To Assimilate
07 57Chevy - SunBehindTheSun
08 Cosmic Android - Valvestream
09 Abe Diddy & The Krautboys - Concrete Hell
10 Stonerfront Nijmegen - World Of Geeks
11 Monstertone - When Hell Freezes Over
12 3Speed Automatic - Walk On The Sun

Dutch Courage, The Dutch Stoner Collection By Insane Riez (2009)


A big Thank You to Rafael Oliveira for dropping this one in my C-Box!
Black Drawing Chalks is a Brazilian Stoner Rock band. Their album Life Is A Big Holiday For Us is a real pleasure for my ears. Very easy listenable songs, great guitars and a very nice voice. So I can conclude that this is a great album.
I just can't find anything in English about this band and this album.
So check this out and let me know what you think.

Black Drawing Chalks - Life Is A Big Holiday For Us (2009)

Mellow Psychedelics

I've got this sample CD from a guy who bought this Uncut magazine issue for a Beatles article. He was not interested in this sample CD, so he passed it to me.
Seeing For Miles is a compilation with several Psychedelic songs. Except for The Assemble Head In Sunburst Sound, Wooden Shjips and Six Organs Of Admittance anything is unknown to me.
This collection is announced as New Psych-Rock Classics, but it's more mellow to me. Try it and maybe you like it.


1 Arbouretum - Another Hiding Place
2 The Assemble Head In Sunburst Sound - Kolob Canyon
3 Sleepy Sun - New Age
4 Deradoorian - Moon
5 Ganglians - The Void
6 White Denim - Mirrored and Reverse
7 Wooden Shjips - Down By the Sea
8 Sun Araw - Heavy Deeds
9 Sir Richard Bishop - Barbary
10 Six Organs Of Admittance - Actaeon's Fall (Against the Hounds)
11 Theo Angell - Wakeling
12 Mountains - Map Table

Various Artists - Seeing For Miles (Uncut CD 10) (2009)

Monday, September 21, 2009

Italian Stoner Grunge.

This is a strange EP I found in my C-Box. Koan from Italy plays some sort of Alternative Stoner Grunge. When I listen this EP, Chopping Machine from Colour Haze comes to mind. In their myspace Koan claimes to be influenced by the following bands and artists:
Nirvana, Melvins, Kyuss, Q.O.T.S.A., Sonic Youth, Smashing Pumpkins, Bauhaus, One Dimensional Man, Tool, Hedge Hog, Helmet, Jesus Lizard, Shellac, Mudhoney, Soundgarden, Unida, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, The Clutch, The Doors, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Fugazi, Meshuggah, Karp ,Giddy Motors, Uzeda, Sepultura, Pantera, The Who, Jesus & Mary chain, TAD, A Perfect Circle, King Crimson, Genesis, Pavement, Screamin Trees ,Mad Season, Temple Of The Dog, Mother Love Bone,The Fuid, The Wipers, The Cure, The Doors, Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, Pixies, Sex Pistols, Exploited, Peggio Punk, Negazione, Diaframma, Marlene Kuntz, Elliott Smith, Skin Yard, P.J.Harvey, Massimo Volume, Killing Joke... & more.
It's a lot of names and I can't place all of them in comparing with this EP.
I guess you should listen for youself.

Koan - Krav Maga (2009)

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Spanish Stoner Doom Metal

Rhino from Spain is a Stoner/Doom band with very strong metal influences. Rhino's debut album Breed The Chosen One sounds heavy as hell. A welcome addition to my CD collection. Maybe for yours?
This year they released their second album Dead Throne Monarch.

This debut album from the Spanish stoner/doom/thrash band Rhino has just been picked up by the American label Arctic Music for rerelease here in the States later this year, but we've got the original Spanish release from Odio Sonoro here, and fans of ultra heavy stoner metal will bug out for Rhino's ferocious blend of brutal sludgecore, soaring dark rock, and ragged thrash metal. Imagine a cross between High On Fire, Alice In Chains circa Dirt, Danzig's first two albums, Kreator, and Crowbar, with an awesome, deep, soulful lead singer, and you'll have a rough idea of what Rhino sounds like...sure, those references do kind of look odd together, but that's the best comparison I can come up for Rhino. They've managed to create a masive riff heavy sound that is ULTRA catchy and impossibly rockin', enough that I easily see these guys getting HUGE with fans of stuff like Black Label Society, but Breed The Chosen One is way, way heavier than anything you'd hear on rock radio, with one foot in raw doom metal and the other in bestial, old school thrash metal, at times channeling the sound of High On Fire's Blessed Black Wings backed up by a chorus of undead Layne Staley's, or Slayer forcefed a steady diet of Southern Lord albums. Man, I love this album, and I've been playing it nonstop since it came in. Awesome riffs, thunderous drumming, wicked vocals that switch between sick tortured howling to that Layne Staley-style croon, massive stretches of molten doom, ugh....this album rules. The artwork is awesome, all black and red illustrations of goat's heads and demonic thugs, and the song titles are pure luciferian kitsch: ""Name The Horn Bearer", "Exposed To The Rotten Sun", and "Goat Behind The Gates" stand out as some of my favorites. And that awesome final track "Goat Behind The Gates" recasts Alice In Chains as pure Sabbathian doom...awesome. Sure, alot of Rhino's lyrics are flat-out dumb and read like Glenn Danzig's writings on PCP, but it works fine with Rhino's brand of crushing biker doomthrash.

Rhino - Breed The Chosen One (2007)

Awaiting Their New Album.

I've heard some rumours that Astrosoniq will release a new album before the end of this year. Until that time I pleasure you with their last album from 2006, Speeder People. This album is awesome (Just as their other recordings). If you got the chance to catch them life... Do!
They perform very well on stage.

"Another overwhelming album from these underestimated Dutch guys. Astrosoniq from Oss do it again with a new album containing a fresh whirlwind of psychedelic stoner. An album filled with a mix of heavy and dark driving spacey themes. Courage and diversity cannot be denied. They come closer than ever to icons Kyuss and Monster Magnet, in combination with musical side-steps towards fusion and the use of nicely found samples. The direct sound of Speeder People puts down a wall of sound which doesn’t end up being a mess. Maybe this time they get the acknowledgement they deserve?"
(By Cor at

Astrosoniq - Speeder People (2006)


Meet The BellRays is a compilation album featuring songs from the first two albums by the L.A. based band The BellRays.
This band does sound musically like The Stooges/MC5, but the vocals sounds more like Tina Turner or that singer from Mothers Finest. Lisa Kekaula does a outstanding performance with her vocals.
I've never seen The BellRays live, but what I've heard and read, they're really good on stage.

The BellRays have been kicking around LA for nearly a decade now, however they are not that widely know in the UK.

This puzzles me as I have never seen such a powerful front woman as Lisa Kekaula. Imagine a cross (if you can!) between James Brown and Heather Small - well that's Lisa Kekaula personified.

Kekaula's voice as strong and soulful, yet what accompanies it is not your usual bongo or soft guitar, oh no, The BellRays flitter between, soulful beats, crazy psychedelia and fierce garage rock - in fact the BellRays are probably one of the craziest bands I have seen.

Audience participation was lacking somewhat, and the Charlotte wasn't even at half capacity. The crowd were a rather odd mix of couples, old rockers and the token head banging groupies at the front, never the less the BellRays gave it their best shot.

Kekaula made the show. Her flirtatious ways tease both guitarist Tony Fate and husband/bassist Bob Vennum, whilst drummer Vince M resembles the Muppets' cookie monster as he bashes behind them.

Halfway through their set Kekaula paces through the crowd picking on innocent viewers, inciting them to dance, sing and have a good time.

Tracks seemed to roll into each other, however they did play their single 'Fire on the Moon'. The BellRays are on tour to promote their new album, a follow up from the semi successful Meet the BellRays, released in 2002.

I can appreciate their attempt to mix soul and garage rock, however, the Bell Rays are a little too crazy for me, but nevertheless a good night's entertainment!

(By Caroline Burgess at

The BellRays - Meet The Bellrays (2002)

Thursday, September 10, 2009


Unida's Coping With The Urban Coyote is John Garcia's second attempt after leaving Kyuss. Slo Burn was great, but with Unida the music sounded better and there was more progression in the songs. Thorn, Black Woman and the epic You Wish are really great songs.
If you're a guitarist, try to play Black Woman. It's real fun.

Unida's debut album Coping with the Urban Coyote marks a sharp musical turn for singer/songwriter/guitarist John Garcia, toward straight-ahead hard rock and away from his artier work in Kyuss and Slo Burn. Songs like "Thorn" and "Blackwoman" are loud, propulsive rock excursions, featuring Garcia's emotive, classic rock singing, and only the relatively gentle finale "You Wish" sees Unida vary from the tried-and-true hard rock formula.
(By Heather Phares at All Music Guide)

Unida - Coping With The Urban Coyote (1998)

Royal Society.

Here is the first full lenght album from The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster. You can expect roughly the same as on Horse Of The Dog. Royal Society is produced by Chris Goss. Great songs are Rise Of The Eagles and Mister Mental.

The snarling and bass heavy modern day troubadours of punk rock that are the Matchbox Disaster boys have created a second album of tunes that are fiery in their passion and relentless in pace. No punches are pulled here, the assault of guitars starts with their latest single and opening track (the fiercely self affirming ‘Rise Of The Eagles’) and continues to blast away throughout. Even the relatively speaking ’slow numbers’, like the perverted calliope of ‘Puppy Dog Snails’, are laden with bass and menace. While there are nods to the gothic and pure metal guitar glory you would be struggling not to think of The Damned while listening to ‘Royal Society’, which is no bad thing.

The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster - Royal Society (2004)

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

The Eighties What???

Wow, what a guitar explosion we got here! The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster from Brighton, U.K. play some Alternative Guitar Rock with aggression. The most awesome song is Psychosis Safari, those riffs! Wooooooow!

Here... they... come!

10 songs, 25 minutes, wham, bam, fuck you ma’am, less a debut album than a seedy grope in an all-night cinema, The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster are here and they want to fuck your mother. Thrashing out of balmy Brighton like an Elvis Of Death on nasty-assed drugs, they’ve never seen the sunlight that Fatboy Slim or The Electric Soft Parade seem so keen to bask in; a bullet to your dog, Norman!

Coming up from the underground like a rabid animal, Horse Of The Dog is the best and worst excesses of savage guitar noise wrapped up in one buzzing, gnashing package of psychosis, Oedipal lust and affectation, an electric shock charade where the singer looks like Make Up’s Ian Svenonius and hollers his hyper-sexual butcher songs like Jim Morrison gone punk, a howling garage-thrash racket twitching through gonzo-riff after gonzo-riff behind him, everything over and done with inside two-and-a-half minutes. In the dark. With your mother.

When they hit a full-blown tune rather than just a riff, a howl and a clatter, TEMBD are awesome, the band ...Trail Of Dead would be if you stripped away the artifice and feeling with caustic soda. “Morning Has Broken” is fantastic dirty lust-rock, and “Celebrate Your Mother” is the best song about shagging mothers that you’ll hear all year. With titles like “Whack Of Shit” and “Team Meat” they clearly mean brutal business, and know not to outstay their welcome.

(By Nick Southall from Stylusmagazine)

The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster - Horse Of The Dog (2002)

Monday, September 7, 2009

Macrosolutions To Megaproblems

Voivod is a Canadian Thrash Metal band that has more developed into a Progressive Metal band. I while ago their very last album was released. After guitar player Denis “Piggy” D’Amour died, he left a lot ideas behind at his note-book. These were the base for the albums, Katorz and Infini.
Back to the past now. The fourth album,Dimension Hatröss is my favourite Voivod album. In those days it was a stunning album, cause there was nothing that sounded like this. Psychedelic Metal?

Released nearly two years after the transitional Killing Technology, Dimension Hatröss is the first album where Voivod's experimental metal is explored from beginning to end. Shedding the clichéd lyrics that the band relied on for their first two releases, they're thankfully replaced by much more thought-provoking lyrics. The group has also grown as musicians -- guitarist Denis d'Amour is one of metal's finest, the rhythm section of Michel Langevin on drums and Jean-Yves Theriault on bass is tighter than ever, and vocalist Denis Belanger sings more conventionally (no more shrieking). The band's sudden songwriting maturity becomes evident from the opening track, "Experiment," when futuristic imagery collides head on with heavy sounds. "Macrosolutions to Megaproblems" contains impressive, busy interplay between the bandmembers, while "Tribal Convictions" is a simpler, Sabbath-like number that opens with some primitive drumming courtesy of Langevin (who also designed the album's cover). Dimension Hatröss is Voivod's first fully realized album and sets the stage for their best ever, 1989's major-label debut, Nothingface.
(By Greg Prato, All Music Guide)

Voivod - Dimension Hatröss (1988)

Detroit Stoner: NOVADRIVER

Novadriver is a Detroit based Stoner band and they play it well. They recorded this two records and appeared with two songs on the Sucking The 70's compilation CD's released by Small Stone records. The latest album is from 2005, so I think it's about time for a new album. (Or does Novadriver exist no more?)

From the riot-burned streets of the Motor City comes Novadriver...a sonic high-octane blast of shag-carpeted, metal flake Detroit muscle, fused with classic British psychedelia. Imagine Sabbath and the Stooge's fist fighting at a Hawkwind concert over the last sheet of LSD. Exploring such topics as mind expansion, interstellar travel and tube amplification, Novadriver's musical attack and creative vision are sure to thrust you into another dimension. Performing at blistering volume, Novadriver's full-stack stage presence has all the raw power and appeal of late 1960's early 1970's classic mustache rock, plus the groove to boot. With rocket powered, cosmic overdriven guitars, rock god lead vocals, heavy-explosive drumming and thundering atomic bass, the psychedelic maelstrom created by this five piece leaves in its wake a burning dirigible ambience that lingers well after the last power chord. With the launch of their lastest cd "Deeper High," Novadriver initiates their mission of sound exploration and planetary domination...You should be able to catch the band live (a spectacle that you really don't want to miss).
(From their MySpace)

Deeper High (2005)

Void (2001)



Sunday, September 6, 2009

Death Ride

Last week I posted In Blood We Rock from Blood Of The Sun. As comment I got the suggestion from Zodiac Lung to post Death Ride. So I do now. Death Ride is the third album of Blood Of The Sun. Enjoy!

Some bands can't record ordinary or boring albums and the Texans BLOOD OF THE SUN definitely belong to such musicians. 'Death Ride' is their third record, again released through Brainticket Records in 2008 and once again there have been some changes in the line-up. Rhythm guitarist Rich Hurley has been replaced by Eric Schmidt, who's also in Mitra, but the biggest surprise is new entrant Derek St. Holmes, the former singer and rhythm guitarist for Ted Nugent and St. Paradise. Classic songs like 'Stranglehold', 'Cat Scratch Fever' or 'Stormtroopin' wouldn't be so unmistakable without his vocals and he also suits perfectly to the heavy organ-driven sound of BLOOD OF THE SUN. The musical changes keep within a limit, tough in comparison to the previous records 'Death Ride' is in places more funky. That's alright for me, particularly because the entire sound didn't lose anything from its striking heaviness.
'Rise from the Underground' for example is so fat and heavy that it always gives me a goosebumps. Drummer Henry Vasquez is singing this song as well as 'Shine', who knows to convince as he did on the second record 'In Blood We Rock'. The interaction between all musicians is simply perfect and everyone manage to set a course, whereas organist/pianist Dave Grynder's diversified playing is adding the ulimate cut to this thunderous sound. 'Death Ride' is engrained in the 70's, but it never sounds outmoded or antiquated. It's supersaturated with energy and power from the first to the last song. Marvelous! This time BLOOD OF THE SUN have recorded a cover version of Lucifer's Friend's 'Keep Going', which is from their first album. It's redundant to mention that the execution is superb. For me personal this is one of the best albums of 2008 and meanwhile BLOOD OF THE SUN have demonstrated that they are an exceptional band, who rule every stage, too. What for a killer album!

(From Cosmic Lava)

Blood Of The Sun - Death Ride (2008)

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

In Blood We Rock

This album is my first meeting with Blood Of The Sun, a Hardrock/Stoner band from Texas, U.S.A. I felt immediately in love with this recording, I think because of the combination of 70's Hardrock with Stoner Rock and the use of the Hammond organ (and electric piano).
This is the second of three albums.
Go listen and you know what I mean.

"The debut was a fine slab of lead weight heavy rock but this album is just in another league!! The real deal when it comes to delivering authentic hard and heavy 70's influenced underground rock! Recorded entirely on ancient analog gear and capturing a raw, earthy sound with monster musicicanship and lead weight heavy rock this will groove your head and soul! Grade "A" quality heavy rock that stands up with Deep Purple (early), Mountain, Dust, Buffalo, Grand Funk, James Gang, Uriah Heep, Bad Company, 70's Pentagram, Atomic Rooster, Bang, Wicked Minds, Spiritual Beggars, Witchcraft etc..."
(From AllThatIsHeavy)

Blood Of The Sun - In Blood We Rock (2007)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Mother, Some Day I'm Going To Be An Astronaut

The Movements (Space Edition) is a Swedish Psychedelic Garage Space Rock band. If you're into Hawkwind and The Øresund Space Collective than this is your thing. I love the album title, how do you figure a title like For Sardines Space Is No Problem?
Or tracktitles like That is the wrong bolt, Christer, Standby or Mother, Some Day I'm Going To Be An Astronaut (This song is for sure one of my favourite Space Rock songs ever!) You really have to experience this Space Trip!

This album by this Swedish band from Göteborg is dedicated to the first Swedish man ever in Space (Christer Fuglesang). The CD features 12 musicians from several local bands contributing. You can still hear some a lot of the bands garage rock influence in this special space rock record that the band has put out but this is really something different for them but also amazing stuff.

The CD starts with a short intro piece with some cool organ. This opens up into the track, "Mother someday I’m going to be an Astronaut". This is a high energy almost punky space rock freakout track with cool spacey wah wah guitar, loads of spaced out synth sounds and effects for the first 5 minutes before the vocal kick in towards the end and the track becomes more organ driven. Great track. "In the Footsteps of Gagarin" is very organ driven but has a melodic spacey slowly building track with amazing keyboards before the guitar solo kicks in and they rock out. "Trapped on Earth" starts with some acoustic guitar, and is a nice change of pace and a great number, which really takes off. It is great combination this 60’s farfisa organ and all the spacey stuff. "Go now my friend (Out into Space)" again starts off slowly with lots of spacey stuff slowly being added to the slowly evolving track with a simple repeated vocal line. The next track with the funny title, "That is the wrong bolt, Christer, Standby", is a short track with some actual samples from NASA, maybe?? "Ministers of Space" is a 9 minute track and is very hypnotic at times. This really reminds me of Circle. The CD ends with "The Grasp of the King’s hand is not Enough" and this has a bit of Swedish folky feel to it and a very nice beautiful and melodic track. Pretty cool CD.

(By Scott at

The Movements (Space Edition) - For Sardines Space Is No Problem (2009)

Heavy Grinding Grooves

I found this in my mailbox with the request to promote this stuff, and I love to do so!
Sihr is a Heavy Sludge/Metal band from Arizona, U.S.A. They discribe their music as ExperiMETAL Sludge. I like this a lot: Cool fuzz riffage, grinding grooves (From slow to heavy and everything between) and some very raw vocals. Fans of Electric Wizard and Bongzilla will like this for sure. So give this piece of Heaviness a chance and let me know what you think.

Sihr - Beneath The Twelve Mile Zone (2009)

Can, then, one who was dead and We gave life, and for whom We set up a light whereby he lives among men, be like the one who is in deep darkness, out of which he cannot come out?

(From their MySpace)