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A compelling and very multi-layered record concerning ‘root essence’, occult layers of self, the Tarot and much more, Lux is a major moment for Denver’s In The Company Of Serpents. Pummeling sludge, dreamy wasteland hallucination and solar ego fat melt are all part of the experience.

Produced, mixed and mastered by Dave Otero, the album is the most dynamic release yet from a band who, like Ufomammut or Bask, are content to stack up solid releases upon each other and let the work speak for itself rather than get cocky and big heads. Still, the band have to be feeling pretty stoked on some of this brilliant material. “The Fool’s Journey” is ten minutes of patient stage setting that then leads to one payoff moment after another. The essential statement examined on here is that all is sound, mind, light.

“The Chasm At The Mouth Of All” is probably my favorite, creeping along like Giant Squid was more desert rock minded with a craggy old wise man on verse vocals. I was definitely feeling the bleak country moments of that one.Ethan Lee McCarthy & Ben Hutcherson provide guest vocals on “Scales of Maat” and Paul Primus adds tasty viola to some interludes, giving this whole release the feeling of some dark film revealing moments of hope during a weary series of trials.

If you have slept on this band before this is a great place to start and you’ll be rewarded with plenty of huge riffs from the formidable trio as well as bellowing screams to counterbalance the more “open minded” moments. It’s a profound and killer record anyone from Neil Young to Mastodon fans could curl up next to a campfire with (while keeping a watchful eye out for deadly critters).

Thou Art I drop ‘Dreams of an Outside World’

Posted by longhairedpoet on Friday, March 20, 2020 at 11:18 AM (PST)

Omaha noisemaker Thou Art I has released her newest album Dreams of an Outside World today.

Also today, Bandcamp isn’t taking cuts from purchases made at their site.

If you haven’t had a chance before, now is a great time to check out Thou Art I. She has a pretty expansive discography over at Bandcamp.

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In The Company of Serpents stream “The Fool’s Journey”

Posted by longhairedpoet on Friday, March 20, 2020 at 11:14 AM (PST)

[Photo by Colleen Donley]

Denver doom metallers are currently streaming their newest track “The Fool’s Journey.”

“The Fool’s Journey” comes off the band’s upcoming album Lux due out May 15.

Marking In The Company of Serpents’ first release as a trio with founder Grant Netzorg on guitars and vocals, Ben Pitts (Nightwraith, False Cathedrals) on bass and lap steel guitar, and JP Damron (Vermin Womb, Bleakheart, Clinging To The Trees Of A Forest Fire) on drums, the record was produced, mixed, and mastered by Dave Otero (Cattle Decapitation, Khemmis, Primitive Man) at Flatline Audio with additional engineering by Charlie Abend. Lux includes guest appearances by Colorado Chamber Players violist Paul Primus, Primitive Man guitarist/vocalist Ethan Lee McCarthy, and Khemmis guitarist/vocalist Ben Hutcherson.

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Well, it is sadly apparent that in addition to the terror of the virus ransacking the world at present that we are also going to likely be in a rad live concert photos deficit for awhile in the entertainment world. While that is obviously not the worst problem in the world, it is still a bummer. To satiate your rock n roll urges a little we have some killer shots from Petra Dollet Photography today of Weedeater, The Goddamn Gallows, Atomic Bitchwax and the Worshipper boys tearing up Sonia in Cambridge for you bilge rats today. Enjoy BELOW and play some damn loud music in quarantine, kids.

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For those bummed about Moonsorrow being fascist apologist “BuT MUh FreESpeEecHHSJwSruiNmeDulLLL” fuckheads and taking an NSBM band of holocaust revisionists on tour (seriously, fuck those dudes), maybe support some rad as fuck LGBTQ friendly killer doom ass rad shit instead! Vile Creature!

Vile Creature make some of the most god tier interesting music in the underground right now, soul-searching and heart rending , thought provoking heavy music that will knock the dust loose from your cynical personality and inspire you to believe again.

Vile Creature have today announced a run of North American tour dates, as well as a one off show in London, UK. The act have recently completed work on an upcoming full length album – their first for Prosthetic Records – and more details of that release will be available in the coming months.

The London show will follow their appearance at this year’s Roadburn Festival, where they have been commissioned alongside labelmates, Bismuth, to compose and perform a special one off show. Before they head back to Canada, they will stop off in London for a one-off show at the Black Heart.

The North American dates will kick off in Minneapolis on May 25 and run through to June 13 in Toronto – taking in stops at Northwest Terror Fest and Oblivion Access Festival along the way. They will also play five dates with Elizabeth Colour Wheel!

Upon signing to Prosthetic Records, Vile Creature released a compilation of their back catalogue titled Preservation Rituals (2015-2018), which has paved the way for new material. Whilst further information is not yet available about their as yet untitled new album, it will be released via Prosthetic this year – stay tuned for more.

Photo credit: Danika Zandboer

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The debate between Peter Gabriel and Phil Collins obviously goes to Phil (he collabed with Bone Thugs, Tarzan and “Against All Odds” can make anyone cry). When it comes to the solo prowess of Scott Kelly and Steve Von Till of Neurosis it is harder to pick a favorite, and you almost don’t want to. Both have released incredibly moving and introspective works that have challenged them to touch upon new foundations creatively while also pulling from known strengths. My all time favorites from them as solo endeavors would probably be Scott’s brooding folksterpiece The Forgiven Ghost In Me and Steve’s awe inspiring Harvestman meditation Music For Megaliths.

Anyhow, all that aside it is always rad to see either of these true artists resurface to do solo appearances. The creativity over-floweth from one vessel.

Taking place in the shadows of the Grand Teton Mountains in Wyoming, Fire In The Mountains MMXX will take place July 10th through 12th. Steve Von Till joins the lineup which includes Enslaved as well as Yob, Obsequiae and many more. In addition to Enslaved’s headlining performance of the gathering, the band’s Ivar Bjørnson is the 2020 feature curator, presenting a special “On Wings Over Utgard” segment of the fest, in which Von Till will be performing. Find more info on Fire In The Mountains MMXX HERE.

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Doom dealers Warhorse reared their handsome heads to make a very special appearance at the legendary Middle East in Cambridge, MA on January 16th. Hell Bent and Ritual Blade were also part of the riff ritual and we are pleased to offer you good folks some photographic evidence courtesy of Petra Dollet. Check out the gallery of this awesome night below.

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Windhand announce 2020 US headlining tour dates

Posted by longhairedpoet on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 6:31 PM (PST)

Virginia doom metallers Windhand have announced the dates for their 2020 headlining tour.

Windhand will be touring with labelmates Devil Master beginning in March.

Windhand have recently released previously unreleased demo and rarity tracks on their Bandcamp. The five album collection spans from the band’s full-lengths Soma, Grief’s Infernal FlowerEternal Return, plus miscellaneous demos, alternative mixes & their Live at WFMU session on June 8 2013. All proceeds for the albums will help Windhand post-theft of their instruments and gear earlier in the Fall.

Check out the full list of tour dates here.

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Finnish melancholy death-doom metal masters Swallow The Sun have just announced their North American headline tour today. The band will be on tour this Spring with special guests Infected Rain and Wheel. Catch the band on tour starting April 20th in Tampa and ending on May 24th in Dallas. Tickets are available for purchase HERE.

“We have been touring many times in North America since 2007 but never headlined before this,” states Swallow The Sun’s Mikko Kotamäki about the upcoming headline tour. “So it’s about time to play you a decent length shows, not just 30-45min like before. Better get your tickets now and spread the word. No excuses, you asked for it, you got it! See you soon!”

The band will be touring in support of their most recent full-length album When A Shadow Is Forced Into The Light. Swallow The Sun’s seventh studio album was produced by the band’s very own Jaani Peuhu and Juha Raivio and is their most personal, cleanest work to date. Purchase and stream When A Shadow Is Forced Into The Light, which Heavy Blog Is Heavy calls “songwriting perfection”, HERE.

Swallow The Sun is Mikko Kotamaki (vocals), Matti Honkonen (bass), Juuso Raatkainen (drums), Jaani Peuhu (keys and vocals), Juho Raiha (guitar), and Juha Raivio (guitar and keys).

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Taking a moment from perusing the House Of Harlow 1960 crystal collection and being amused at the Rose Quartz Crystal Statement Ear Jackets name. They are a nice design but the merging of “crystal” and “statement” screams hippie + bougie to me in a way that I am sure was psychically intentional. No shade, Nicole Richie. That’s how you get ’em. Not a bad collection, sis!

Anyway, back here in Riot-ville to tell you unwashed weirdos the lowdown on some sounds.

Necropanther‘s much awaited The Doomed City is streaming HERE. The Colorado metallers mean business on this Logan’s Run inspired riff fest. I especially like the absurdly whiplash-ready track “Cathedral” which ought to appeal to both fans of Power Trip, old gargle scream Skeletonwitch and Pantera in fairly equal measure. Somewhere Farrah Fawcett is windmilling like Corpsegrinder and The production on this and the growls are just…is evil overused as a descriptor in metal? The stream comes in advance of the record’s official release this Friday November 15th.

Following a few December gigs, stoner icons Sleep will be on indefinite hiatus. I never expected another record, let alone the brilliance of The Sciences. I mean, it isn’t hard for dudes as rad at rocking as Sleep to make a good album, but that record was “chef’s kiss”.  This Chicago date with Big Business looks pretty sick, for a pretty penny. I’d go, though. Lot worse things you could do with that money and you probably have enough weed already if this interests you, fam.

Seriously though, much thanks to Sleep for inspiring so many and keeping it real across the vastnesses of here, there and wherever. Hails.

 

 

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Hey kids. Just taking a break from The Mandalorian to tell you that gravel throated sludge icon Kirk Windstein has a solo album Dream In Motion coming next year (allegedly also featuring a Jethro Tull cover I am a little wary of, no offense to the big lug). Heavy Consequence has a premiere of the first video for the title track, which almost makes up for their ghastly top 25 albums of the decade list the other day (hahaha). Not sure yet if Windstein is part of the Down reunion show announced for next year, but somebody knows.

Can I just add that as usual Kirk is still the daddy of all the best riffs?

As for his decision to record a solo LP, Windstein states:
“The idea to record a solo album started out as, ‘I’m going to do an acoustic record,’ but that’s just so cliché, you know? Nothing against that, but it’s been done a million times. But I had been thinking about doing something a little more mellow for some time. It’s something I wanted to do, I needed to do. It’s another side of my songwriting, my personality. It’s another side of me. It’s something I did for myself. It’s not even that this isn’t heavy, because there are bits and pieces that are very heavy. But even the heaviest riff on this is something I couldn’t really do in Crowbar. If some Crowbar fans don’t like it, I’ll understand. But I hope people dig it.”

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Alunah streams ‘Violet Hour’ at Metal Insider

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 4:13 PM (PST)

Respected underground doom rock unit Alunah will release its new LP, Violet Hour,  on October 11 via Heavy Psych Sounds (Nebula, Ecstatic Vision)- and Bandcamp HERE. Recorded at the historic Welsh Foel Studio (My Bloody Valentine, Godflesh) and produced by Chris Fielding (Conan, Electric Wizard, Primordial), the album’s eight tracks showcase a searing combination of strong melodies, righteous riffs and focused writing buttressed by the addition of new guitarist Dean Ashton (Diamond Head). In celebration, Metal Insider is streaming ‘Violet Hour’ in full ahead of its release, adding, “The group’s latest effort is promised to showcase a robust set of melodies filled with compelling riffs on all eight tracks”. Stream Alunah’s Violet Hour, in full, at this location.

Formed in 2006 in Birmingham “Sabbath City”, Britain’s home of metal, Alunah recently toured the UK as support for The Obsessed and will appear as one of the featured acts at the 2019 Damnation Festival alongside Alcest, Inter Arma and Opeth.

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Band Spotlight: Green Druid

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 3:24 PM (PST)

 

Winter may be around the bend but climate change is real and you will not find apathy from the Denver doom riff inclined metallic/nature honoring covenant known as Green Druid .

Who better than druids to know with a grim certainty that the Earth needs our help?

Want to hear one of the most timely and heavy slow molten lava toe tapping tempo songs on environmental issues all year? “The End of Men” has got you covered with a captivating psychedelic visualizer video HERE. We all have to embrace this moment in time and face this era with our most determined artwork, habits and as much pragmatism as we can muster in order to survive.

“The End of Men is a commentary on the general state of decay that our planet is currently in,” comments guitarist and vocalist Graham Zander. “In recent years it has become increasingly common for people among our generation to feel an overall sense of doom. This stems from everything from the impending climate apocalypse to world politics.”

 

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High Reeper announce fall east coast tour

Posted by longhairedpoet on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 4:09 PM (PST)

Philadelphia stoner metallers High Reeper have announced a fall east coast tour. The tour will be in support of the band’s newest full-length Higher Reeper.

Higher Reeper is out now via Heavy Psych Sounds.

The week-long trek will launch on September 20 in Northampton, MA and run through September 26 in Holbrook, NY.

You can stream Higher ReeperDecibel over at .

Check out High Reeper tour dates and the video for “Bring The Dead” here.

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Hello happy campers. I have survived the New York heatwave over the weekend, sweating away in a dark room listening to Fields of the Nephilim’s early Dawnrazor era with curtains drawn trying not to die as my cat hogged space in front of a cheap fan. Who needs more than an hour sleep from discomfort?! Not when you are writing about miserable, earth shaking metal! Anyway, all is well and got some gnarly tour news to kick off the week. I hope it brings you cheer to counter-balance slightly that the FUCKING ARCTIC is burning and we are all going to die. Humans suck so bad, what an embarrassment.

Anyway, speaking of fire…GRAMMY conquerors High On Fire have announced a disgusting wealth of mosh via their new tour with Power Trip, Creeping Death and buzzworthy band of the moment Devil Master! This is gonna be sicker than hot zombie guts in a Play-Doh fun factory.

High on Fire tour dates:
*All shows also include Power Trip and Creeping Death

November 7 – Austin, TX Mohawk (as part of 2019 Levitation Festival)
November 10 – Houston, TX @ Foamhenge
November 12 – Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
November 13 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
November 15 – Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ Southend
November 16 – Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry
November 17 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
November 19 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
November 20 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes
November 21 – New York, NY @ Elsewhere
November 22 – New York, NY @ Elsewhere
November 23 – Hartford, CT @ Webster
November 24 – Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
November 25 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
November 26 – Detroit, MI @ The Majestic
November 27 – Chicago, IL @ The Metro
November 29 – Denver, CO @ Oriental Theater
November 30 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall
December 2 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
December 3 – Vancouver, BC @ The Rickshaw
December 4 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
December 6 – Berkeley, CA @ The UC Theatre
December 7 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent

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