Saturday, December 31, 2011

Go Down Records Compilation

So this is the end of the year 2011. I think this year was a great musical year with a lot of great releases.
I will not bother you with an end-of-the-year-list, but I will tell you what my favorite album of 2011 is: The debut album of the French band Mars Red Sky.

In this last post of 2011 I present you the free download compilation album that is offered by the Italian label Go Down Records. This compilation is a nice overview of what Go Down Records has released in their existance. These are 30 tracks of nice Stoner Rock, Psychedelic Rock and Rock 'n' Roll. Enjoy!

I'd like to wish you all a great 2012!

Go Down Records Compilation (2011)

Tracks: (Band / Track title / Album title)

1 Dome La Muerte And The Diggers / Session Man /Diggersonz
2 Muzzled / Gimme More / Reborn
3 The Morlocks / Dirty Red / Easy Listening For The Underachiever
4 Clepydra / Jimi Plays My Guitar / Marmalade Sky
5 Poison Deluxe / Mature Wine / The Three Dead Blues
6 Muffx / Like Before / Small Obsession
7 Maya Mountains / Wanna Know What I Know? / Hash And Pornography
8 Ojm / Oceans Hearts / Volcano
9 Small Jackets / Listen To The Rock / Cheap Tequila
10 Re Dinamite / Fuzzy Love / Split Connetion Vol.1 With Vic Du Monte's Persona Non Grata
11 Cut / Summertime / Annihilation Road
12 The Sade / Deaf Love / Damned Love
13 Link Protrudi & The Jaymen /Bandito /The Beast Of Link Protrudi & The Jaymen
14 The Last Killers /Flesh And Proud (Feat.Brian Auger)/Violent Years
15 The Shoes / Talk With You / The Shoes
16 Losfuocos / Revolution / Revolution Losfuocos
17 Pater Nembrot / Supercell / Sequoia Seeds
18 Vic Du Monte's Persona Non Grata / Barons &Bankers / Barons & Bankers
19 Glincolti / Ferma Un Momento / Visti & Imprevisti
20 The Strange Flowers / Hollywood / Vagina Mother
21 Gorilla / Hot Cars / Rock Our Souls
22 Veracrash / Beyond The Grave / 11:11
23 El Thule / Black Mamba / Green Magic
24 Underdogs / Fuck Coverband / Ready To Burn
25 King Size / Money Laundering / Guess It
26 Volcano Heat / The Sky / Vive Le Rock!
27 Fango / What I Think / Icarus
28 The Fuzztones / Me Tarzan, You Jane In Heat / Raw Heat
29 Autumn's Rain / Too Loud / Autumn's Rain
30 Horrible Porno Stuntmen / Camon / Unpublished Of Next Album Of 2012

Hot Stuff

From Madrid, Spain comes the band Lüger. This five piece band plays fantastic Space Rock with Progressive Psychedelic and Kraut influences.
According to their Facebook page Lüger is influenced by the following bands and artists: Hawkwind, Can, Pink Fairies, Cluster, Velvet Underground, Guru Guru, Gong, Spacemen 3, Harmonia, Deviants, Love, German Oak, Zappa’s Mothers of Invention, Silver Apples, Cosmic Jokers, Pink Floyd (“pre-dark side”), Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band, United States Of America, Soft Machine, Amon Düül II, Blue Cheer, Neu!, Sun Ra, Fifty Foot Hose, HP Lovecraft, Acid Mothers Temple, Man, Faust, 13th Floor Elevators, Blossom Toes, The Freak Scene, Vainica Doble, Ame Son, Música Dispersa, Agitation Free, The Red Krayola, Moby Grape, Cold Sun, Circus 2000, Caravan, Black Sabbath, Kak, Simply Saucer, Velvet Fogg, The Savage Resurrection, Tuxedomoon, The Fugs, Miles Davis, Fairport Convention, The Godz, Medicine Head, The Black Angels, Van der Graaf Generator, Pretty Things, Turzi, Máquina!, Edgar Broughton Band, Family, Nektar, Sam Gopal, Oneida, Electric Prunes, Throbbing Gristle, Mighty Baby, Flower Travellin’ Band, Quicksilver Messenger Service, July, Spirit, Pan & Regaliz, The Open Mind, Joe Meek, Ash Ra Tempel, The Flaming Lips, Morgen, Andromeda, Brian Eno, Julian Cope and Robyn Hitchcock.
This is a pretty huge list, but it certainly gives you a clue of what Lüger is about.
Concrete Light is the second release of this awesome band. This album contains six excellent and entertaining tracks. Concrete lights is also available on a 12" vinyl record. Enjoy!

Lüger - Concrete Light (2011)

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Small Tesla's Illustrated Handbook Vol 2. Do It Yourself

Uoh! is a band from Montevideo, Uruguay. There's is not much information to find about this band. But I can tell you that Uoh! plays some impressive Experimental Instrumental Rock with Space and Stoner influences.
Uoh! has released as far as I know one self titled EP and one album called Manuales Ilustrados Del Pequeño Tesla Vol 2. Hagalo Usted Mismo. These releases are available as free download on the website This site offers also over 40 albums of other Uruguayan bands.
The album Manuales Ilustrados Del Pequeño Tesla Vol 2. Hagalo Usted Mismo is an awesome album. Especially the last track is a nice piece of work! Enjoy!

Uoh! - Manuales Ilustrados Del Pequeño Tesla Vol 2.
Hagalo Usted Mismo (2011)

Uoh! - Uoh! EP (2011)

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The Drop And The Sea

Stone In is a duo from Vancouver, Canada. These guys play Heavy Stoner Rock with Psychedelic, Progressive and Post Rock influences. Their music is stunning and quite unique.
The Drop And The Sea is the title of their debut 12" single. This single is also available as free download.
Side A of this single is the title track. This song is an combination of four separate songs. Side B contains the awesome track Take A Look. This song is also subject to seventies influences. On this side there is also a bonus track called Backing In Future Days.
This 12" is a small masterpiece and I hope certainly to hear more from Stone In in the near future! Enjoy!

Stone In brings new meaning to the words 'stone' and 'in'. Held together by a common love of vintage heavies, psychedelic organisms from around the world, progressive noise making and ecstatic drone we sculpt the air around us.

Although there are many ingredients in our sonicfridge, none are more beloved than our ride cymbals, loop pedals and electric amplifiers. Canyon grooves deep and winding. High-flying guitar solos like a mermaid choir in heat.
Alberto Centurion on drums and Greg Valou on multi instruments incluiding the now-legendary double neck bass guitar.
(From their website)

Stone In - The Drop And The Sea (2011)

Coffin Cross

Early november I posted an article about the upcoming album Within The Witch by the New Zealand band Stone Angels with the singer Steven Bell of the band Second Gear Grind.
Well, here is that album! Within The Witch is an album with seven Sludge songs with Doom, Metal and Black influences. The music of Stone Angels is utterly heavy and rude. The riffs and rhythms are filthy and brutal.
The vocals and screams are fitting well in the sound and are very impressive. Steven Bell does show a total other side of himself compared with the work he has done with Second Gear Grind.
Within The Witch is an album that for sure will be appreciated by folks who are really into Heavy.
If you like a physical copy, send an email to the following address: (This is also the address for their PayPal account). Enjoy!

Stone Angels - Within The Witch (2011)

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Everything Can Be A Lie

I'd like to thank José from the band Killimanjaro for sharing their EP!
Killimanjaro is a new power trio from Barcelos, Portugal. This band plays energetic Heavy Rock with Stoner and Seventies influences.
Today is the release of their same titled debut EP. This EP contains seven awesome tracks. The power of Killimanjaro are the freaky bass and drum patterns in combination with stunning fuzz guitar. The singer of this band has a great voice that fits the music well.
The artwork is done by Anoik. See more of his work here.
The Killimanjaro EP is a nice piece of work that sounds raw and heavy. An excellent start by this new band! Enjoy!

''On the same town as other heavy bands such as Aspen or Black Bombaim, three normal guys from Barcelos, Portugal, decided, on April 2011, to get together a go heavy. They realized that it wouldn't be need more than a trio, a power trio. Influenced by the stoner-rock bands of today and inspired on the 70's rock era, they've just released their first EP and are hope you to bang your heads while listening''
(Their bio)

Killimanjaro - Killimanjaro EP (2011)

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Put Your Clothes Back On

The next contribution comes from the Costa Rican band Hongo Fuu.
Hongo Fuu is an one-man band of Félix Arburola. This guy has just released the EP Marshmallow Sleep. For the recording of this EP, Félix has collaborated with several musicians.
The description of Hongo Fuu according to Facebook is Stoner Rock / Spaghetti Western / Experimental / Acid Rock.
What I hear is an EP with a unique sound. There are several elements in the music, such as psychedelic, acoustic and atmospheric parts. All with all a freaky, but very nice EP! Enjoy!

Born 3000 years ago and resurected in 1985 Hongo Fuu, the spawn of an evil male alien and a she-demon, was destined to conquer the world and later destroy it with his powerful chords and devastating riffs… instead he decided to spare the lives of the pathetic human beings and create awesome music in hopes they reach a higher and supreme state of mind… that, plus gummy bears.
(The bio)

Hongo Fuu - Marshmallow Sleep (2011)

City Of Fuzz

Thanks to Barbara for sending me this promo!
Lord Stereo from Warsaw, Poland is a band that plays great Stoner Rock with Psychedelic, Punk, Garage and Hard Rock influences, or as the band calls it: Heavy Vintage Rock.
This promo contains two of the seven tracks from their same titled EP. Lord Stereo is an awesome band that plays their music very well. What I like about this band, is the addition of organ in their sound.
These two tracks gives a clear image of what Lord Stereo is about. So support this band and buy the entire EP on their Bandcamp page. Enjoy!

Lord Stereo's music can be described in three words:

VINTAGE - like the postcards and photos from the late sixties and early seventies, full of melancholy and longing for the times of rebellion and carelessness. With a psychedelic sound of Hammond organ and a dirty, unruly guitar clatter in the background.

HEAVY - like a burden of sadness and anger that has accompanied us in music for generations, like the intensity of emotions.

ROCK - because as a band we belong in a great music drawer of this genre's numerous influences, where the Stooges are mixed with Black Sabbath and early Led Zeppelin with the 1960s garage punk rock.

Natural eclecticism, stemming from the diverse characters and inspirations of the band members, emotionality and simplicity are the key features of Lord Stereo. The band is formed by people known from a variety of alternative groups such as The Black Tapes, Oregano Chino, Vavamuffin, Pablopavo i Ludziki, the Monsters from Switzerland, Poker Face or Capital.
(Their bio)

Lord Stereo - Lord Stereo Promo (2011)

Sister Disaster, The Video

Three months ago I've posted the EP Mahogany Secrecy by the French band The Buffalos. Now these guys haven't recorded new music, but they have a now a new video of the song Sister Disaster. This video is a nice piece of work. So check it out!

The Buffalos - Sister Disaster
Directed & Edited by Fabien Maierhofer
Filmed by Fabien Maierhofer & Nicolas Favre at Le Brise Glace and Balus' cave
Performed by The Buffalos
Photography: Elina Sirparanta
Sister Disaster performed by Adélaïde Sixdenier


Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Paths Of The Restless

The following contribution was brought to me by Dmitriy from the band Cosmonauts Day.
2011 is nearing it's end, and BANG! There is this stunning album that can be counted as one of the best of this year!
Cosmonauts Day from Moscow, Russia is a four piece band that plays outstanding Post Rock/Metal with Sludge and Space influences.
This band has released their Live Demo EP in may and now they're back with their full-length album called Paths Of The Restless. This eight track album is definitely an impressive masterpiece. The musicians do a great job with their instruments. Thereby is the sound of this album very good.
All of the songs of this album are great, but if I have to pinpoint some highlights, then I have to say it are the songs Captain, Rift, Satellite and The Great Disease.
Support this band by spending some money on their Bandcamp page!

Cosmonauts Day - Paths Of The Restless (2011)

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

If It Ain't Broke... Break It

From Dublin, Northern Ireland comes the band And So I Watch You From Afar. This Post Rock band has released this majestic full-length debut album in 2009.
There is a lot happened in Dublin over the past decades and this is reflected in the music of And So I Watch You From Afar. This is Post Rock with a quite aggressive appearance. Beside that there are also beautiful atmospheric passages in their music.
This album is absolute a recommended masterpiece with high musical skills. Two songs I want to mention as my favorites are Set Guitars To Kill and If It Ain't Broke... Break It. Enjoy!

That Derry’s finest instrumental rock troupe And So I Watch You From Afar are oh-so-frequently lumped in with the post-rock brigade is not so much unfortunate as it is downright wrong, but it does say something about the genre. In the eyes of all but the seasoned observer, a band doesn’t have to do anything, or sound a particularly way, to be labelled “post-rock”: just not having a vocalist is enough. Now, nothing irks a band more than being pigeon-holed, but it must hurt doubly to be holed in the wrong coop entirely. And with all due respect to post-rock, And So I Watch You From Afar’s music is so far removed from the post-crescendo genre that it warrants screaming from the roof-tops- in fact, that wouldn’t be such a bad idea. The Belfast-based band’s raucous sound is a pithy amalgamation of the ferocity and intensity of DC hardcore and the carefree abandon of arena rock. To point out the obvious contradiction would be to miss the point entirely.

Given the obvious lack of lyrics (apart from an “oi!” here and they odd “hey!” there), the song titles have to be a little more descriptive than they typically are. Opener ‘Set Guitars To Kill’ is a perfect example, kicking the album off with a crunching power chord riff and pulsating reverb-soaked drums that give way to increasingly more chaotic and dissonant exchanges. Likewise, the impeccably-titled ‘TheseRIOTSareJUSTtheBEGINNING’ is frenetically-paced and relentlessly aggressive, while ‘Don’t Waste Time Doing Things You Hate’ sees the band indulge their zanier pleasures: from signature shred-guitar moves rarely heard outside a guitarist’s bedroom to sexy Meters-like funk rhythms and a beer-soaked ‘Hey Jude’-style gang sing-a-long for the last couple of minutes. In truth, there is the odd moment within a song of overt post-rockishness: single ‘A Little Bit Of Solidarity Goes A Long Way’ works the silence-crescendo model to a T. But the overall effect is more comparable to compatriots and frequent touring partners Adebisi Shank, as they’re more likely to lock into a dynamic groove and play off that energy than to tease listeners with the quiet-loud formula.

Not only is And So I Watch You From Afar well-balanced between the band members, it’s also a quality effort from start to finish. It’s always tempting to load the best tracks to the front- and, to be fair, the opening three songs are the most immediate on the album- but the album ends just as strongly as it starts. ‘The Voiceless,’ one of two tracks to re-appear from the group’s debut EP, another track that hints at erupting into an Explosions In The Sky-like cacophonous crescendo, but instead holds off without really sacrificing anything in the way of grandeur. Following that, and finishing the album on a high, is ‘Eat The City, Eat It Whole’ (Pedants’ Corner: that should be a semi-colon). It’s stylistically different from anything else on the album, beginning with some country and blues-tinged motifs before patiently easing into a familiar mathy groove, the type that litters the album and makes it such a wonderful, coherent listen from start to finish.
(By Dave Donnelly at SputnikMusic)

And So I Watch You From Afar - And So I Watch You From Afar (2009)

Let It Rot

The next Heavy Rock contribution comes from Idyllwild, California, USA.
Throw The Goat is a quartet that plays energetic Stoner Rock with a Rock 'n' Roll attitude. This band has just released their first demo and it is immediatly a step in the right direction. This demo contains six catchy songs with nice guitar riffs, screamy vocals and a solid rhytm section.
Throw The Goat displays their capabilities with this demo. This band is for sure a promise for the future. Enjoy!

Throw The Goat - Demo Primero (2011)

Monday, November 21, 2011

Connoisseur II And The Hit Joint Sessions

Almost two years ago I've posted the album Connoiseur by the band Mountains Of Blow.
Now is this band from Los Angeles back with two simultaneously released free download albums called Connoisseur II and The Hit Joint Sessions. Musically seen are these albums a continuation of what they've done on the first one. It is Sludge and Metal influenced Heavy Rock music with again great repetitive riffs and rhytms.
A new thing is the addition of vocals. The album Connoisseur II is with exception of the song Matrix (Blue) almost completely instrumental, but almost all the songs from the album The Hit Joint Sessions are with vocals.
These vocals sounds great and are a welcome addition to their music. It makes it more complete.
So it is fair to say that Mountains Of Blow has grown and these new albums are a proof of that. Enjoy!

Mountains of Blow (named after a Ghostface Killah lyric) was formed in Los Angeles during May of 2009 by Shane Berman and Bill Hawken after their former band Exoneration broke up due to unforseen circumstances.

MOB played several shows as a free-form jam, guitar-and-drums duo with no set songs. Continuing with this set-up, the group released the self-recorded 'Connoisseur' album, comprised of 4 free form jams which were met with positive reviews from several stoner metal sites. Around this time, close friend and former Moment of Youth bandmate James O'Mara began jamming with the group and eventually joined on bass.

The band then wrote many songs and proceded to play all over LA on a regular basis throughout the rest of 2009 and 2010. However, this incarnation of the band began to dissolve and played it's last show opening up for Torche at the Bootleg Theater in Echo Park. Before completely disbanding, an 8-song recording was completed in 10 hours at the Hit Joint Studios in Silverlake, Los Angeles.

After the departure of James O'Mara on bass, Shane & Bill continued jamming once again and came up with what would become Connoisseur II. 5 tracks of mostly instrumental jams recorded at their home studio in Silverlake.
(Their bio)

Mountains Of Blow - Connoisseur II (2011)

Mountains Of Blow - The Hit Joint Sessions (2011)

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Unspeakable Acts Of Intoxication

Thanks to Jay from the band Otis Reaper for this submission!
From Jackson, Tennessee, USA comes Otis Reaper. This four piece band plays some incredible Sludge/Doom/Metal with Punk and even NWOBHM elements. It has resulted in this debut cassette. This cassette contains five tracks, which are truly awesome and heavy. The guitar riffs sound because of the NWOBHM element very authentic. The vocals that sounds like the screams of a maniac are really impressive. Combined with the heavy rhythms, it forms a outstanding and aggressive piece of music. Enjoy!

Hailing from the doomed wastelands of Tennessee, We play hard rock and punk tinged cro-magnon metal harkening back to the days of yore. Sludgy, neanderthal doom riffs collide with nwobhm tinged melodies, thrashing drums and guttural, blackened vocals w/lyrics about intergalactic time travel, misanthropy, and alcohol.
(Bio from Facebook)

Otis Reaper - Self Titled Cassette (2011)


Saturday, November 19, 2011

Echoes In The Night

One Inch Giant is a new band from Gothenburg, Sweden. This quartet has released their debut album Malva three months ago. This album contains six tracks of high quality Stoner Rock.
Their sound is according to their Facebook page influenced by Black Sabbath, Alice in Chains and Mastodon. I think that it is quite correct, the guitar riffs are somewhat like Black Sabbath, the vocals remind me a lot of that guy from Alice In Chains and the music of this band has the same heaviness as Mastodon.
Malva is a great sounding album with great riffs, pounding drum and bass and outstanding vocals. There's only one thing, this album is with 31 minutes a bit short. One Inch Giant can make that right with the next release. I hope they do!

One Inch Giant - Malva (2011)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Mother Fuzzer

I want to thank Max from Go Down Records again for sending another beauty!
Underdogs is an italian trio that plays some superb Stoner Rock with Psychedelic, Seventies and Grunge elements. According to their Facebook page is this band influenced by the following bands and artists: Kyuss, Queens Of The StoneAge, Ramones, Fu Manchu, Black Sabbath, The Doors, Nirvana, Rage Against The Machine, Led Zeppelin, Danzig, Helmet, Melvins, Motorpsycho, Stone Temple Pilots, Brant Bjork, Alfredo Hernandez, Joe Lalli and Vic Dumonte.
Revolution Love is their third release after the debut Ready To Burn and the unplugged EP Dogs Without Plugs. (This EP is available as free download on their MySpace page.)
Revolution Love is a nice collection of songs that goes from energetic and up-tempo to some more laid-back.
So it is fair to say that Underdogs is a great band with an impressive new album. Enjoy!

Once in a great while, a band comes along that sets itself apart from the rest.
With the recent explosion of independent music this becomes an even more difficult task.
As rock bands evolve and develop a more technical and refined sound, it becomes increasingly necessary to sonically "strike hard and fast" and leave your listener "hooked and begging for more. Enter UNDERDOGS.
Powerful and versatile trio inspired by the "desert rock", supported by GoDown Records and formed in 2004.
They already occupy a respectable place in the Italian underground, thanks to a lot of granitic & wild r'n'roll gigs all over Italy (and not only..), supporting international cult bands such as Nebula, Josiah, Colour Haze, OJM, Joe Lalli (Fugazi), The Answer, Brant Bjork (Kyuss), and many more!!
The lucky debut album "Ready to burn" was released in 2007 for GoDown Records, followed in 2009 by an E.P. unplugged "Dogs without plugs" (self-produced and available for free download).
After one year away from the scene for recording the new album & changing drummer, on summer 2011 they are ready to come back and strike again. The new album will be available by september 2011.. let's keep one eye open.. ..the 'dogs are back!
(Their bio from Facebook)

Underdogs - Revolution Love (2011)

Monday, November 14, 2011

The Fruit Is Still Fresh

Exactly two months ago I've posted the album A Good Tip For A Good Time by the Norwegian band Cato Salsa Experience. In that post I've asked you to look out for that album, because it was really hard to get. There were a couple reactions by the readers of this blog. Because of these reactions I can call myself a happy owner of that CD.
Today I was pleased again when I found this CD on my doormat. It is the Japanese issue of the most recent album The Fruit Is Still Fresh. This version contains four bonus live tracks.
The Fruit Is Still Fresh is again a garantee for some infectious catchy and energetic Psychedelic Garage tunes. An example of that is the song Lovesick, once played and it remains sticking in your head for the rest of the day. You are warned! Enjoy!

Meet the hardest working band in Norway: Cato Salsa Experience! And (along with Ricochets, Madrugada, and Motorpsycho) they're also one of the most credible rock bands around our shores. I had the pleasure of seeing the latter half (to bad I missed the full set) of their performance at this years Roskilde Festival, Denmark, to experience what a great live band they are. So what about recordings then?

The Fruit is still Fresh is album number two (their debut A Good Tip For A Good Time came almost three years ago), with more of their garage'n'roll rhythm'n'grooves. Or; maybe one of the titles of the songs from this album is a fitting tag: "Rock'n'Soul". Their sounds twist and turns, and even though this music really begs to be performed live it works remarkably well on disc. Much thanks to the tightness of the band and the arrangements of the songs. The mixture of the charisma and energy of front man (singer/guitarist) Christian Engfelt, the dancing and playful bass thrills of Cato "Salsa" Thomassen, the steady drum-beat from the hands and feet of Jon M. Riise, all topped or touched with a spicy taste of organ by Nina Bjørndalen.

CSX have played 200 gigs the last three years, which is understandable when listening to how tight and punchy The Fruit... is. A few tracks: opening song "Living Longer Each Year"; the energetic "Runaround"; the explosive "Up & Around"; the slightly Television/Tom Verlaine-ish (guitars!) "Waiting For The Summer Sun". Plus my fave of them all: "Candyman", which is a rolling, stomping, thundering, whispering, blistering song.

Good luck around the world, CSX. Guess he success will increase (they've already been on tv soundtracks in Jackass and The Osbournes). In the USA they're (along with Ralph Myerz and the Jack Herren Band) signed to Emperor Norton Records. In Japan Epic/Sony distribute the CSX groove-machine.
(By Håvard Oppøyen at

Cato Salsa Experience - The Fruit Is Still Fresh (2003)

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Your Protected

Today is day that this blog is up for three years. So I like to celebrate that anniversary with the following contribution.
Your Protected is a Post Rock band from Brynmawr, South Wales, UK. According to their Facebook page is this four piece band influenced by the following: Cloudkicker, Baroness, Tool, Animals As Leaders, Maybeshewill and the awesome band And So I Watch You From Afar.
The selftitled EP contains six outstanding instrumental songs. Especially the guitars make quite an impression. The high level of musicianship has resulted in progressive and sometimes complex music, which me make think a bit of Math Rock.
This EP is a great start by this fantastic band. Enjoy!

Please allow us into your homes, phones, stereos and screens.

Music should be organic, like a symbiotic life form entwined with our minds; healing and helping, invoking and teaching. Mutually evolving and leading us down unforeseen corridors of thought, on adventures of mind and hope.

As dark or as bright as you like we shall write in this our voiceless tongue.

So enjoy, relax, accept and protect.
(Bio from Facebook)

Your Protected - Your Protected (2011)

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Soil Sacrifice

This is yet another fantastic free download Bandcamp discovery!
From Tampere, Finland come the one-man project Consciousness Removal Project by Antti Loponen.
This guy plays impressive Post-Metal with Sludge influences. The album The Last Season is an atmospheric masterpiece. This album contains five amazing tracks that display great musical capabilities.
Antti Loponen had some help with this album of several musicians. Whereby I especially was touched by the violin in the songs Soil Sacrifice and Kyoto.
The Post-Rock genre is in general instrumental music. That is not the case with this project. Antti shows some great vocals, from clean to scream, it sounds awesome.
So The Last Season is for sure a need-to-hear album! Enjoy!

CONSCIOUSNESS REMOVAL PROJECT is a one-man post-metal band from Tampere, Finland. Its only official member Antti Loponen is solely responsible not only for compositions, lyrics and arrangements but also for most instruments and the record production. With the help of a live collective, Consciousness Removal Project has also been able to perform live since 2008.

The music of Consciousness Removal Project has been published on the internet for free since 2004. The style has evolved from guitar-based instrumental rock/ambient towards a post-metallish direction and vocals have been added into the equation. The 2011 album "The Last Season" was also released as a limited-edition CD Digipack.
(Bio from Facebook)

Consciousness Removal Project - The Last Season (2011)

Night O'Mine

Been Obscene is a Psychedelic Stoner Rock band from Salzburg, Austria. This quartet has released last year their album The Magic Table Dance. This is a fine album, but a point of critisism is that some songs reminds a lot of Color Haze.
Now is Been Obscene back with their new album Night O'Mine. With this album does this band show more a sound of their own. This is an entertaining album with eight impressive tracks.
Beside the Psychedelic Stoner Rock, does their sound contain also some Seventies, Alternative, Progressive and even Pop elements.
Night O'Mine is an album that definitely should not be lacking in your record collection. So make sure you get it at Elektrohash or your local record store. Enjoy!

Been Obscene, founded 2008 in Salzburg, Austria, are tremendous versatile. Hypnotic Stoner Rock with Pop elements? Psychedelic Post Rock? Alternative progressive vibe? They inweave new song structures with classics and create their own universe.

“A full moon is drawing absurd, alive seeming shadows into the surrounded by huge trees night. Only the blazing eyes of an observing owl are glowing cool out of the coppice. The sun has set long ago, but the heat is left.”

Night O’Mine is the second album of the quartet, signed by Elektrohasch Records since their debut The Magic Table Dance in 2010. It is more gloomy and mystical than their debut. More experienced, detached and filigree. Rocking parts with spacy breaks and mosh parts mixed up with easy sound walls. On top a brilliant voice, which always modulates perfectly to the different atmospheres of the songs.

”The most beautiful time throughout the year is the night, because of it things are possible, which are detained by the routine of everyday life.”

Music-wise as well as lyric-wise Night O’Mine leads through the schizophrenia of the night with its combined abyss and climax of human beings. Driving riffs meet melancholic interludes, classic 4/4 beats complex rhythms and arrangements. A powerful, but sentimental up and down, that always finds its salvation in wonderful refrains.

”We don’t want to turn night into day. We want to live the night – in all its euphoric, calmative and redemptive outcome.“

Been Obscene already played with scene heroes like Motorpsycho, Fu Manchu, Brant Bjork, Colour Haze, Los Natas, Rotor and My Sleeping Karma, among others at the Swamp Room Mania, DUNAjam Festival, On The Rocks Festival and various venues all around Europe like Festsaal Kreuzberg Berlin, Backstage Munich, Arena Vienna or Rockhouse Salzburg.
(From their presskit)

Been Obscene - Night O'Mine (2011)

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Head Of The Demon

This awesome piece of heaviness called Head Of The Demon was releseased in 2009 by the band Tank Destroyer. This band from Columbus, Ohio plays stunning and heavy Stoner/Doom Metal with obvious Sludge influences.
Tank Destroyer is according to their Facebook page inspired by: Black Sabbath, YOB, Boris, Deep Purple, Pentagram and Sleep.
This album is the only release by this band so far and a new album is scheduled for 2012.
Head Of The Demon is an album with eight superb songs, that together last for almost an hour. The sound of this album is very good. So what more do you want? Enjoy!

Justin, Chris, Dan, Ben, and Michael formed Tank destroyer in July/August of 2008. Recording and playing live commenced soon after. 'Head of the Demon' released October 10th 2009. ...more live shows... Justin & Chris resign due to artistic differences in May 2010. Justin replaced by Chad. Ben resigns due to schedule conflict. Lance replaces Chris. New album coming spring 2012.
(Their bio from Reverbnation)

Tank Destroyer - Head Of The Demon (2009)