maandag 16 juli 2018

Stoner HiVe’s Top 5 artists listened to last week…


Stoner HiVe’s
Top 5 artists listened to last week…


As mentioned, we did not have a whole lot of time between the Rock Werchter and Bospop festivals to listen to new stuff. Luckily we did recover in time from the accident to enjoy them both to the fullest! And in those few spare moments we did some quick listening sessions to some hot new stuff! Svvamp’s new album, released via Riding Easy Records, is called II and is once again pure heavy psychedelic gold! Shark Inferno released Terra Theia Baby Luna; stoner-punk, garage grime and lazy psych that reminds of the Dandy Warhols. The mixture of it all is definitely erratic, wild and insane. If yer in need for a rollercoaster ride, check out the Shark Inferno! Drug Cult featured high on the Doom Charts and as Melissa Spence from Stoner Witch Radio stated there: “These are some of the thickest and heaviest riffs, fully laced with a female entity who’s vocal charm alleviates and pulls you back to consciousness throughout this 7 track journey. The atmosphere created by this four-piece from Australia is dark, satisfying and may cause intense hallucinations if not properly dosed.” Spot on! Ready for some groovy bluesy heaviness? Check out Old Man Rob and the Trial By Stone album. It will quench yer thirst! And you will surely get drunk on the Andy Samford album Reflections. Psychedelic fuzzy and adventurously heavy! Exactly what is needed for a hot and sunny evening! And you know the deal. You need to check’m out yourself! Check’m all out!

dinsdag 3 juli 2018

The Doom Chart For June 2018

   
Doom Chart

“The future is uncertain but the end is always near.”
    ― Jim Morrison

The year is halfway over already and the intensity continues to build each month here at the Doom Charts. We are growing our roster, our team, our family, reaching into deeper waters and harvesting a larger cross section of the heavy underground. This month marks the end of the beginning of the year and the beginning of the end. Nearly 300 individual unique albums were voted for this month of which 25 made the final cut, based on frequency and ranking, presented below. Another month splitting the tally between newcomers and repeat acts vowing towards the throne of Doom at #1. Turn out the lights folks.

Welcome to Doom Charts, representing some of the finest bloggers, journalists, radio, podcasters and album reviewers from the doom-stoner-heavy underground around the globe.  Each month, our critics submit their picks for the best new doom, sludge metal, stoner-psychedelic and heavy rock albums.  The results are compiled and tabulated into the chart below.  This is a one-stop shop for the best new albums in the world…

And as Bucky already stated, almost 300 stunning albums got voted for this month. Of the 25 I submitted, 6 made the final cut. And in the 25 below that are another 5 and in the 25 below that are another 6. And that's how it goes on. There's so much great stuff out there. We listen to what we can and we love all we love. And those make the final 25! But I'm sure the new Astrosoniq album just needs to be heard some more by my fellow Doom Chart cats. Or the new Yawning Man for that matter!  They'll make the cut next time around! Right?! Who knows. For now, check out that that damn fine Doom Chart June 2018 edition and get freaky!



maandag 2 juli 2018

Stoner HiVe’s Top 5 artists listened to last week…


Stoner HiVe’s
Top 5 artists listened to last week…


Well, it was about that time again. Time for another accident… So yes, dislocated jaw and shoulder and a whole lot of bruises. And that fuckin happens, right now, in the middle of festival season. Cause we only just recovered from Graspop Metal Meeting and Rock Werchter is almost upon us. Bloody fuckin hell! It is also the reason we did not listen to a lot of new stuff last week. We could not concentrate. Unfortunately, so we turned to old faithful Spidergawd to sooth our senses and found a few new releases that tickled our blood on the moments we could handle it. Like Zoe’s Idol record We Apologize For Being Awesome. German based groove metal turned psycho stoner, yes, everyone should apologize for this being awesome. Bluesy and psychedelic seventies hardrock straight from magical Melbourne. It’s Whoopie Cat and their proggy approach and soulful hardrock on Illusion Of Choice is a righteous soundtrack for every summer evening! Thirst Planet releases Essence, a riff explosion of doom and stoner metal straight from somewhere in Israel. It has enough groove and enough wicked little weirdness to make everyone go crazy! Black Moon Circle released their one track album Psychedelic Spacelord. Over three quarters of an hour long, it is one hell of a cosmic adventure! A spacey quest to fill the void with an endless array of majestic jams! Check’m out! Check’m all out!

Stoner HiVe's Top 10 artists listened to last month...


Stoner HiVe's
Top 10 artists listened to last month...