dinsdag 23 juli 2024

The June 2024 Doom Charts – 40 to 26

 

 

The June 2024 Doom Charts – 40 to 26

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It took a bit longer than usual, but here we are again, collecting what we did on our little Facebook page right after the new regular edition of the Doom Charts goes online. We count down from 40 to 26 and try to type in a few words about that album or ep that makes sense to us. It’s not a review; but usually a miniscule blurb, a little sentence to entice, to hype. A Stoner Hype… Well, we collected them here to post for you in one nice little post on the blog… Because we like to keep things nice and tidy and it helps us spread the good word about them on Instagram as well…

OH HIROSHIMA – ALL THINGS SHINING

"All Things Shining by Oh Hiroshima, delivers glorious post rock, shoegazing moments and progressiveness. And turns your adventure through their landscape into a labyrinthian experience. And every time you wander pack into their wonderous terrain, things will be different...."  

 

THE GHOST NEXT DOOR – CLASSIC SONGS OF DEATH AND DISMEMBERMENT

"Out on Ripple Music, the new The Ghost Next Door gives you Tool-like progressiveness, with overtones of nineties grunge and eighties metal. There is more grit and harshness though and this is exactly what sets Classic Songs Of Death and Dismemberment apart from all other progressive metal albums. Tasty!"

 

 YOUNG ACID – MURDER AT MAPLE MOUNTAIN

"Out on Majestic Mountain Records, the glorious debut album Murder At Maple Mountain, by Young Acid! A veritable supergroup that is not more than the sum of its parts! It's an entirely different machine and its one of those albums that will slowly but surely seep into the very core of your being..." 

 

BLACK ON HIGH – ECHOES THROUGH TIME 

"Black On High's Echoes Through Time delivers doom tuned, down low and grunge toned stoner rock. Seven tracks that resound that early nineties vibe, while giving it a very own edge. It's delicious!" 

 

WYTCH PYCKNYCK – WYTCH PYCKNYCK  

"Wytch Pycknyck!!! Noisy, metal, garage and punk inspired ruckus, it's that skate vibe and that thrashy stoner touch that will surely make you fall in love with this four-piece from the UK... I know I am... And it's a freakin debut album! And and and... That last track... Frostbite... Now there's a change and a change within, starting with UK (the) street(s) rap, moving towards psych and space and punk, metal and then doom tones to set you off on whatever rampage you feel like... Wowzah!" 

 

WHITE CANYON & THE 5TH DIMENSION – THE GOLDEN KEY TO THE KINGDOM OF NO RETURN

"Returning from our holiday in Spain we asked what album we should listen first. From multiple direction we were advised to immediately check out the new White Canyon & The 5th Dimension album The Golden Key To The Kingdom Of No Return . Which meant, we immediately did! The psych is wild here! Tribalistic, spacious and often trance inducing! "  

 

DESERT TWELVE – THE LAST DARK WOOD 

"The new The Last Dark Wood album by Desert Twelve definitely has its moments and a lot of inspiration coursing through its veins. It unfortunately also to seems to waver a bit in production and in delivery, but it's nonetheless a worthy successor to their debut from 2022! " 

 

SUMAC – THE HEALER 

"SUMAC's The Healer feels like an experimental simulacrum of sounds and shifts, which will leave some listeners bewildered and others in blissful ecstacy. An one hour and fiftee minute long trip... "

 

EL JEFAZO – COLISIÓN BRUTAL

"El Jefazo! Brutal and so delicious! stoner metal, doom, sludge and a hefty dose of pure head on colissions! Colisi​ó​n Brutal, is the perfect name for this amazing release! "

 

AMON ACID – SUBMERGING

"We've been digging Amon Acid since we ever came across them... But the new Submerging is something else! And I guess Desert Psychlist's Frazer Jones hit the spot with this words: "Excellent grooves of spacious and heavy doom tinted with elements of Bauhaus like goth." Loving it! "

 

PIJN – FROM LOW BEAMS OF HOPE

"I assumed Pijn hailed from the Netherlands, but they're from Manchester, UK and their post-metal on FROM LOW BEAMS OF HOPE is riddled with audio samples and a truly breathing entity that envelops and embraces as you descend with them into an emotional torrent... "  



BLACK SPELL – INTO DARKNESS  

"𝕭𝖑𝖆𝖈𝖐 𝕾𝖕𝖊𝖑𝖑 Band 's Into Darkness indeed sees the darkness doubling, and with it you descent into the murky depths of the scuzzy, lo-fi, acid doom. Proto by default, this preaches that ancient lust for blood... "

 

YAJAIRA – EPOPEYA 

"Yajaira rock is one of those bands that will make you want to move to Chile! EPOPEYA is a huge album, delivering epic scaled stoner metal and monumental doom! Once played, it will be played some more... And more... "

 

NEBULA / BLACK RAINBOWS – IN SEARCH OF THE COSMIC TALE: CROSSING THE GALACTIC PORTAL

"It's not been easy listening to the Nebula / BLACK RAINBOWS split In Search Of The Cosmic Tale: Crossing The Galactic Portal knowing what happened to the lovely bassist Ranch Sironi. The three songs being studio debut with the band its hard to listen to. Wild songs, wild energy and a Nebula that seemed destined to surf the galactic waves once again... This HEAVY PSYCH SOUNDS split has 6 mythical songs that will surely become even more legendary over time... "

 

ATOMIC VULTURE – PILGRIMS OF THE SUN 

"Atomic Vulture has been an absolute favorite band over here, their instrumental albums always an amazing go to for stonerized psych and space rock. The new Pilgrims Of The Sun is no different, a bit darker, a bit more energy and a wild current running through the tracks... 41 minutes of pure instrumental bliss!"

 

Tune in next month when we do this Stoner Hype again for the number 40 to 26 of the July Doom Charts... Live during the weekend on our little Facebook Page or afterwards when we collect them here... But for now... Go listen to all of the 40 of June if you haven't already!   

   

 

maandag 22 juli 2024

Stoner HiVe’s Top 10 Most Listened Artists Last Week…

 

 

Stoner HiVe’s
Top 10 Most Listened Artists Last Week…

Zeal & Ardor
Psychlona
Ruff Majik
The Anomalys
Burnt Lung
Kahfa
Midnight Whiskey Massacre
Poste 942
Yajaira
Atomic Vulture

Another week in the books. Another week that flew by and where we had little time to really get down and dirty for Stoner HiVe. One reason is that we had to have Greif, the new Zeal & Ardor record on repeat due to an upcoming interview with the man. No punishment at all! What a record! And when Psychlona sends their new release Warped Vision you can bet your ass we will spin that as much as possible as well. And Ruff Majik, Moth Eater won’t come out till early October, but let me state the obvious: it’s a magical rock ‘n roll battering ram once again! The new The Anomalys record Down The Hole comes out in September and it’s another high riding piece of rock! Damn, loads of good stuff arriving in the near future! But others have already arrived and we mentioned a few, like the new Starspawn of Cthulhu, expertly written by Jon McGough or the new Poste 942, Burnt Lung and Midnight Whiskey Massacre. We mentioned that wild single by The Devil's Cabana Boiz and we mentioned that we will be doing a FULL ALBUM PREMIERE by Kahfa this Wednesday! Hmmm, looking at this short screed, I guess we did not waste ever spare minute of the week passed. Let’s see if we can do better this week. Have a great one everyone!


zondag 21 juli 2024

Kahfa - Le Poison et La Reine

 

 

Kahfa - Le Poison et La Reine
Argonauta Records – 2024
Rock, Metal, Alternative, Fuzz
Rated: ****

It’s just around the corner! The FULL ALBUM PREMIERE for the new Kahfa release: Le Poison et La Reine. You’ve probably already been getting low and dirty with the first single Errance Et Dissidence. If so, be sure to check Stoner HiVe this Wednesday, cause we shall be premiering the FULL ALBUM. Out on Argonauta Records on Friday the 26th, the Swiss duo excels in delivering an offbeat groove and with those rap styled lyrics Kahfa is entirely its own animal. Stomping metal shifts color into grunge, and a punk spirit is ever present. Guitar and drums delivered in such a maniacal way, that it often feels like a sonic barrage. One that can be felt throughout and soon becomes easy to vibrate along with. Ten tracks and thirty minutes that show off Kahfa’s very own and august taste, which is eclectic, savory and with the right amount of sour to make every muscle contract and continue to bite even after many spins. Fuzz instrumental Le Trip Part III is only two minutes long, but could easily become this massive ten minute long adventure played live, taking their sound even into more cosmic space race territories. Combat De Chiens follows and blows you out of the sky with that rhythmic, stop and go, rap and rock, pistol fire vocalization and absolute wild energy. Another high mark, but so is more muddy title track Le Poison et La Reine and the absolute thundering Infernale Rorrefaction. So much to hear, so much to go absolutely  berserk to! It’s Kahfa and their full sized debut Le Poison et La Reine and you can hear it first and in full, this Wednesday on Stoner HiVe! We’re honored!



(Written by JK)

First single for Le Poison et La Reine can be heard here, come back for the FULL ALBUM on Wednesday




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Midnight Whiskey Massacre – Overwatch and Control

 

 

Midnight Whiskey Massacre – Overwatch and Control
Self-released – 2024
Metal, Doom, Punk
Rated: ***

Hertfordshire, I know that part of England well. Even though I’ve been there many times I’ve never had the pleasure of hearing about Midnight Whiskey Massacre until the band emailed their music. Of course, I could not have heard it before, cause it was only set loose upon all you unsuspecting heavy fiends a month or two ago. And it turned out that it’s a solo project and I assume the man behind it must be a big fan of bands like Orange Goblin, MC5, Sabbath and Motörhead. Well, we’re all fan of those bands right? But on his five track Overwatch and Control release he makes Midnight Whiskey Massacre sound like the bastard child of those four legendary bands. His voice often moving in Ben Ward’s direction or more towards Lemmy, still has a very own languid pronounced touch. The lo-fi, proto feeling of the entire production gives Midnight Whiskey Massacre that honest and profound edge, you immediately feel you are listening to someone’s blood, sweat and tears. There’s doom here, but it’s the proto metal touch that will have you coming back for more. More drinks, more riffs and more spilt blood. It’s a Midnight Whiskey Massacre, and Overwatch and Control is his first card on the table. Looking forward to seeing what more the man has up his sleeve…


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The Devil's Cabana Boiz - ...Wizard, Man!!

 

 

The Devil's Cabana Boiz - ...Wizard, Man!!!

It went live on July 12, the new single and video …Wizard, Man!!! An awesome new track by Londonites The Devil's Cabana Boiz! And yes, as you can hear pretty quickly, they’ve teamed up with Ruff Majik’s Johni Holiday for this track. A perfect fit! Cause a Wizard is only a Wizard if it can shoot that Majik when the need arises! Animated by the band themselves, this is some impressive stuff! The stuff of sorcery… And the song has that special something as well… Faerie dust abound! So go listen, follow their plan, this can’t go wrong… Cause they’re a goddamn …Wizard, Man!!!




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vrijdag 19 juli 2024

Burnt Lung – Burnt Lung

 

 

Burnt Lung – Burnt Lung
Self-released – 2024
Metal, Doom, Stoner, Sludge
Rated: ****

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada is home to many a great band and Burnt Lung with their self-titled debut four track EP will surely be among that huge list soon. Especially on that dark side that features all those lovely bands from the Heavy Underground. And Burnt Lung is definitely that! It’s the archetypal doom and stoner that scorches and blisters and sends wave after wave of billowing smoke your way. The riffs might come first, but the  powerful drums are equally propellant on that first opening track named after the band. Harsh and intense vocals, opting for the vile and wicked, blackens the road ahead, the seem to act as a carpet to pave the way for the song to continue. The sudden end and transition into second track Crowbar is severe, but they immediately punch on, stomping on the terra like a beast on rampage. Charring and full of ardor, the machinal step in, step out, approach to this song is even more intense than the opener. And with those two tracks alone the Burnt Lung three already leave a high mark. But there are still two songs to come both of them will singe and sear and will, together with the earlier two, feel like the iron is there for a reason. To brand you as a Burnt Lung fan for life!  


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Poste 942 - #chaleurhumaine

 

Poste 942 - #chaleurhumaine
Self-released – 2024
Rock, Hardrock, Stoner, Blues, Grunge
Rated: ****

#chaleurhumaine, the new album by French outfit Poste 942. A nod towards Christine And The Queens perhaps? Or a nice call for more humanity? For more warmth, generosity and kindness towards one another. Something the world and humankind can definitely use. Always and now even more so. It’s perhaps also a reaction to the fact that the band had to stop playing live once that pandemic thing hit? Remember that? Cause they were ecstatic to finally take the stage again last week at La Sainte Rock Festival (picture above) after many years without a live gig. They did release singles during the past years. And those showed definite musical progress and change. Big change! Biggest change, they had vocalist Virginie D join the team and her voice immediately took the sound in a different direction. Most composed, as if the rural punk and stoner rock metamorphosized into something more melodic, a bit symphonic and even catchy. Did you hear the stand alone La Danse De Fous single for instance? Or Fada Fighters, the fourth track on the new album? La Ligne perhaps, number nine on the album? Or the second track on the album and the first one that featured Virginie D, released in September 2022 La Gorgone, a big step forward for the outlaw rockers calledPoste 942. Collected all on the album, twelve tracks and over forty five minutes of heavy rock. Hard rock, as a high note, the stoner influences as apparent as the grunge and punk, it’s now often turning more metal as well. Exchanging some of that grit from earlier times for something sexier and more danceable. Did we already mentioned there’s a lot of change to find within the new Poste 942? But don’t fret, the old Poste 942 spirit is also still there, but it has aged like fine wine… 

(ps. The live picture at the top of the lovely Virginie D, taken at La Sainte Rock Festival by Vincent Driancourt)


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dinsdag 16 juli 2024

Starspawn of Cthulhu – Alienum

 

 

Starspawn of Cthulhu – Alienum
Self-released – 2024
Doom, Metal
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Alienum is a doom filled, sci-fi, Lovecraftian inspired adventure through ancient time and space. The vocals are haunting throughout ranging from baritone to a resonating bass similar to Peter Steele in some instances but unalike in the fact that the singer has an authentic European accent. On 'Ancient Visitors' you're immediately cast into the fire and the ancient mythos with a metallic intro and bellowing lead guitar parts behind the thick doom riff rhythms, while the chronicle of aliens mixing their blood with our ancestors is told. 'Melodies from Another Dimension' is probably my favorite song with a repeating synth sequence, a masterfully played spacious guitar solo, and the song showcases the deeper range of the vocalist. 'They Come at Night' is another headbanger of detuned rhythm guitar, doom metal, and minor notes while the lyrics tell the terrifying horror of being awakened by unearthly beings. Did I mention this new Starspawn of Cthulhu album is all the work of one Roberto Biasin? That's right I forgot to say it's a one man operation. This talented musician and his mysterious tales of alien visions, ancient visitors, and extra dimensional voyages are all very much worth your time as the lyrical themes and concepts are fascinating!


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A new member to the team: Jon McGough!

 

 

A new member to the team: Jon McGough!

You've seen him around, everywhere, always posting about his new favorite finds, those new heavy rock albums he adores... And he’s also driving hundreds of miles to see live shows. Puer dedication! So,  yes, as a permanent fixture to many a Facebook group, forum and reacting to posts everywhere, Jon McGough has been writing mini reviews without even knowing it. And then he joined the Doom Charts and upped his game. And now he’s graced us by joining Stoner HiVe to write the occasional review as well… First up: the new Starspawn of Cthulhu!

We welcome the honorable Jon McGough to the team and can’t wait to read his first words of wisdom about the new Starspawn of Cthulhu… Welcome good sir, welcome!



maandag 15 juli 2024

Stoner HiVe’s Top 10 Most Listened Artists Last Week…

 

 

Stoner HiVe’s
Top 10 Most Listened Artists Last Week…


Jegulja
Black Capricorn
Ritual
Kurokuma
Mammoth Volume
Poste 942
Worshipper
Dead Monarchs
Big Sun
Strangled By The Sun

It’s Monday again! And I’m wondering where the week went! But as usual, we had loads of rent-paying work to come to grips with and a ton of other appointments. But we listened to some great music and hope to mention some of them with a few words soon! But we did post about Greenleaf, Earth Tongue and La Sainte Rock Festival. And let’s not forget the awesome Black Capricorn; we’re still honored that we were able to do the FULL ALBUM PREMIERE for their best album so far. And as the weekend commenced, we also got to mention the new album by Slovenian three Jegulja. What a monster! Check’m out, check’m all out!

vrijdag 12 juli 2024

Jegulja - Anguilla Guerrilla

 

 

Jegulja - Anguilla Guerrilla
God Bless This Mess records – 2024
Rock, Metal, Stoner, Instrumental, Prog, Blues
Rated: *****

If you know their earlier albums Darkest Light and Exit Sandman you will wonder if the Slovenian three called Jegulja have decided to swim around in a different rock pond once their new album Anguilla Guerrilla commences. Cause those earlier albums were eccentric progressive and highly metallic pieces of instrumental rock. But as the seventh drummer since their first incarnation that started in 2013 runs up to his drum set and quickly tests if the sound is on, you will wonder if they have turned into a blues rocking outfit. Cause opening track Damage Control is that freak blues, that punk blues, that diesel blues, which will get your motor running and gets you into the groove bright and early. Those blues roots continue along as a minor undercurrent throughout most of the album, even though it turns more metal, progressive and stonerish quickly. Second track Zombie Casanova as a matter of fact immediately thunders out of the gate to become this off beat and quirky progressive metal monster. The classic, gothic touched guitar motif during the middle part perfectly fitting within the composition, giving both guitars time to circle around each other, luring, enticing and making both of them twinkle like that glint in the eye of a sneaky Casanova. Audible immediately is how meticulously every song was crafted, instantly apparent as well once third track Consider It A Favour graces your ears. Making expert use of the two guitars, running across and dancing around a demanding and massive metal drum roar that turns jazzy and with a choppy punk groove later on to show off the expert use of unpredictability, which is something Jegulja has always cherished. Formed in Ljubljana in 2013 by Jan Kozel, ex-member of Carnaval and Jure Gašper from Uroš, they had Rok Večerin 'Wuko' from legendary metal band Lene Kosti deliver the beat for that first five track demo Finese In Blat. For the new album Rok 'Boogie' Henigman from Golliwog joined the team. The man also played with skate punk thrash band Straightline and survived many other projects. It’s his first recorded album, but he sounds like an old hand, just listen to closing, funny titled re-recorded track Baby Pictures Of Famous Dictators. (It was also present on that first demo.) It’s his drumming, his way of catching air, of letting the sound drift that gives that opening ominous riff that dangerous edge. Dangerous, but always with a sly wink. And both that menace and that humoristic touch seems to be prevalent on most of the songs, turning the Anguilla Guerrilla album into something very special, a bit elusive and yet extremely attractive. And for those of you that fear there might be an insurrection soon on the British Caribbean island Anguilla, it also means eel in Latin. Just like Jegulja means eel in Slovenian. And in every language, it’s a slippery fish…  


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La Sainte Rock Festival

 

 

La Sainte Rock Festival

You have the lovely dream, partying in front of a stage, in the south of France, listening to all these great bands! And then you wake up. And immediately realize you do not live in Beaurecueil, France and you will not be present for La Sainte Rock Festival. Tomorrow. Saturday 13th of July! And that you will have to miss all the amazing bands taking the stage… But maybe you do?! Cause even if you have the remote possibility to go, how could you pass up on a gig that features: SBRBS, Los Disidentes Del Sucio Motel, Rodeo Punch, Poste 942, Damantra and Cachemire!! Great food, great drinks, great people and great freaking music!


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donderdag 11 juli 2024

FULL ALBUM PREMIERE - Black Capricorn - Sacrifice Darkness and ... Fire

 

 

FULL ALBUM PREMIERE 

Black Capricorn - Sacrifice Darkness and ... Fire

You’ve drawn the pentagram on the floor, lit the candles and are now waiting for the ritual to commence. You feel the air grow thicker, the surrounding shadows grow larger and the burn in your lungs means something behind you is waiting for the right moment to show itself. So, here we are, for the FULL ALBUM PREMIERE of Black Capricorn’s new album Sacrifice Darkness and ... Fire, which will arrive tomorrow on Friday 12th  through Majestic Mountain Records. We wrote a few words about it on Wednesday, you can read them HERE, but all you doom worshippers really need to do, is press play… See you on the other side…




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Italy's modern titans of doom rise once again, as the coven of scuzzy, occult psychedelia that is Black Capricorn are proud to present their epic new album "Sacrifice Darkness ... and Fire", out July 12 through Majestic Mountain Records. Following their lead singles and music videos "Sacrifice" and "A New Day Rising", the three-piece now unveil their seventh album in all its wicked glory.

As befits the title, Black Capricorn dive dark and deep on the LP, fully embracing the occult side of their signature doom to deliver eight tracks oozing with atmosphere. The journey is a winding one, dreamily wandering through the lysergic hypnosis of cuts like "The Moon Rises As The Immortals Gather", and raging with the thunderous, quaking stomp of "Queen Zabo" and "Electric Night". Rachela, Virginia, and Fabrizio are fully dug in on "Sacrifice Darkness ... and Fire", honing their craft ever further as they invite listeners on a psychedelic odyssey of dark magick rites and undeniable grooves.

"Majestic Mountain Records believed in us once again and we are thrilled to announce the new album, the second released by the rec label and the seventh of our career. We can't wait to start this new adventure and to spread the word!"


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