woensdag 20 oktober 2021

Matt C. White - Creepshow Peepshow: Act II

 

 

Matt C. White - Creepshow Peepshow: Act II
Locust Records - October 2021
Stoner, Blues, Southern, Sludge
Rated: *****

Of Grandpa Jack and Dead Seconds fame, Brooklyn multi-instrumentalist Matt C. White has been laying down a bluesy, fuzzed-out circus of stoner and grunge in his solo series "Creepshow Peepshow", and the second installment "Act II" is just pure brilliance (again). Right out the gate, there is zero indication what you're hearing is a one-man operation. White's skill with each instrument, along with piercing vocals filled with personality, is impressive and then some. Opener "Mr. Bloody Bones" beckons you into the party with a drawn out intro of fatty low end fuzz and moans, before White unleashes primal screams that are just pure vocal catharsis. The sludge onslaught quickly turns to an impish bounce of growling riffs, and the ensuing chorus is an anthemic release. There are cheeky surprises aplenty, too, as White sneaks in some sliding southern acoustic and clever percussion that throw a little vaudeville fun into the mix. Follow-up and highlight track "Colt Killer" changes up the pace, busting out sinister bluesy licks that are straight ear candy. The tune settles into a mid-tempo creep with eerie keys and punchy drums, and a full throated chorus cinches the deal. In the song's latter half, yet more atmosphere is added with a delicate acoustic break, and then all bets are off as guitars and drums explode into stomping noise. Without spoiling the whole five track experience, it'd be plain irresponsible to not mention epic closer "Revenge". Gothic, southern acoustic guitar creates a melancholy foundation for hard-hitting, heartfelt vocals that will demand sing-alongs live. "Creepshow Peepshow: Act II" (and Act I, for that matter) shouldn't be referred to as just a "one-man band". White has created a work of bonkers creativity and crushing fuzz hooks that can't be missed.


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dinsdag 19 oktober 2021

Back from the Island…

 

 

Back from the Island…

We returned yesterday from a family visit on the British Island… Wish was amazing, even though we had to mess the best line-up of Desert Fest Antwerp ever and Dirty Sound Magnet that played a venue near my home town. But we returned just in time to wish our very own Reek Of STOOM a very happy birthday. But not in time to be able to post that Most Listened To Last Week post we just did, but normally do on Monday. Dominated ofcourse by Maragda and Redscale! Those two album we were so honored to be able to do an International Premiere for. Both albums are stunning and I hope all of your went over to the blog and pressed play and now know that we are not just going overboard with the accolades again but that they really and truly are amazing… 


And because Madman Tony Maim suddenly fired up his Black Insect Laughter blog again, we immediately went and checked out the albums he posted about. Like that manic Kowloon Walled City about which he wrote: “Kowloon Walled City have carved out an impressive slab of hardcore/sludge/noise rock that is full of dirty, distorted tunes of disgust, regret and thoughtful anger. Feeling slightly less chaotic than past records, the band are not scared to strip away walls of noise to reveal passages of stark intensity which rely on vocals and picked guitar to set the scene before blasting out a barrage of atmospheric noise and aggression. Great production has melded the instruments into a massive force that sounds unstoppable - if there is any justice in this shitty world, this is a body of work that stands out in an overcrowded genre and which other bands will be measured against.” So go check it out! And check Black Insect Laughter blog out, cause the Madman has scribbled down some other mad ravings about other albums as well!

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

 

 

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Top 10 Most Listened Albums Last Week…


Redscale
Maragda
The Automaton
Carcaño
Hairless Monk
Paceshifters
Karmic Seeds
Suns Of The Tundra
Kowloon Walled City
Farfisa

donderdag 14 oktober 2021

World Wide Premier – Redscale – The Old Colossus


 World Wide Premier – Redscale – The Old Colossus

Another premier? Why yes! Today we are extremely honored to bring you, the one day early, World Wide Premiere of the brand new The Old Colossus album by Berlin, Germany foursome Redscale! Out on Majestic Mountain Records you might have already read how smitten we are with said album. Cause we wrote a little blurb for that September Doom Charts Peroration and a tiny bit bigger mention for the HiVe a few days ago! “Indeed, it’s huge, it’s large, it’s stoner rock, it’s stoner metal and it’s damn freaking awesome!

Official bio stuff: Redscale is a heavy rock / stoner rock four-piece based in Berlin, Germany. Founded in 2015, Redscale released several records and brought their live shows to many stages. Redscale plays contemporary heavy rock. The powerful vocals are framed by collosseum-sized chordage, massive hooks and memorable melodies. Earlier releases are:

-    Under The Spell (2016)
-    Set In Stone (2017)
-    Feed Them to The Lions (2019, Karma Conspiracy Records)


And now, due out October 15th, 2021, through Majestic Mountain Records:

THE OLD COLOSSUS





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 'The Old Colossus' comes in 2 color options:

 - Majestic Edition, (Swirl Red/yellow) - LIMITED to 200 copies

- Redscale Edition, (Yellow with purple splatter) - LIMITED to 300 copies 

Both versions contains: 

-Nothing but the heaviest 180-gram vinyl 

-Single sleeve with 3mm spine 

-Blazing full-colour, double-sided insert! 

-Beautiful A3 poster! 

-Black poly-lined inner sleeve, of course. 

-33rpm heaviness 

- All safely protected in a PVC sleeve

woensdag 13 oktober 2021

International Premiere – Maragda – Maragda

 


International Premiere – Maragda – Maragda

 
We are extremely honored to present to you the International Premiere of the self-titled debut album by Spanish, trio Maragda! A wild and raw trip into the unknown released on Spinda Records together with Nafra Records and Necio Records. Perhaps you have already been hooked by that first single Hermit? Or the one that followed: The Calling? Either way, the album is a sure fire way to get your Maragda love all fired up! Cause the heavy psychedelic garage, the intense stoner moments and that wild pounding fuzz are all one can possible need to set ones heart ablaze! It might even cause you to incite a revolution!

“This record tells the story of Maragda, a civilization that took refuge underground after the Great Disaster. Many years have passed now, and the memory of a life on the surface has completely faded. People live under the oppression of a totalitarian government, The Core, when suddenly a strange voice speaks inside their minds. After this call, a group of rebels launches an expedition through The Unknown, willing to discover the secrets of Maragda



 

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For all the Spanish crazies around the globe, Mondo Sonoro will handle the Spanish premiere today!


 

Suns Of The Tundra – Murmuration

 

 

Suns Of The Tundra – Murmuration
No Profit Recordings / Bad Elephant Music – 2021 / 2019
Rock, Prog, Psych, Post
Rated: *****

Should we mention the history of this band? The beginnings under the name Peach? The bassist that used to be a part of that line-up and then joined Tool? The fact that three of the four are also part of The Osiris Club and it’s amazing The Green Chapel + Live At Roadburn release earlier this year? Or should we just start going overboard again with the accolades for their 2019 album Mumuration? Well, we are referring to the English foursome Suns Of The Tundra and the vinyl re-release of said album. An album so fine it will surely tune you in and turn you on once again. And it doesn’t matter if you have been listening to this album since November 2019 or if you are now coming to grips with it, it is one crazy good record. Seven tracks and forty-two minutes long, it will bring you all your need from progressive rock. It touches on postrock here and there, gives a few metallic spur kicks and meanders through the psychedelic landscape like the very best of the prog rock greats. Going into record with opening title-track; the whole composition, the rhythms, that bass, the vocals, all serve as the perfect and irresistible lure to pull you deeper into the album. After that the push and pull of every track will either propel you forward or drive you inwards. Often grandiose, the sound and concept remains highly accessible, but complex and carefully constructed. Suns Of The Tundra’s Murmuration is hyper melodic, inventive and extremely gifted, and when the Survive Just Fine track twists, turns, swoops and swirls across your mind; you will surely see the pure beauty in its shape-shifting sound…


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Karmic Seeds – Karmic Seeds

 


Karmic Seeds – Karmic Seeds
Self released – 2021
Rock, Stoner, Garage, Psych
Rated: ****

We’re late to the Karmic Seeds party. Very late. Much too late. And its even more wry than at other times. Cause the Karmic Seeds three delivered their self-titled debut back in May 2021, at a time when their vocalist and guitarist sadly passed away. It’s starts off with Histamine, a psychedelic stoner and garage rocker that shows its color fairly fast and will undoubtedly give you an idea of what is to come. But even if you already hear some of stuff these cats are capable off and a blue sounding guitar that will let you drift away on the sounds before being propelled forward by the heavy undercurrent. It is second track Arabic Spring that will let you know that anything is possible. The eastern influences incorporated into this little psychedelic ditty will warm your bons and make you float along its languid groove and desert vibe. Three fast paced garage and stoner rockers follow that all retain a bit of that blue psych touch and grungy flair. And when you almost are settled into that sound, they open it up on that final stretch of fifth track Intrusion Delusion before they hit you with their sixth track The Black Witch Of Mount Sinjar. Incorporating doom into the mix, with excellent vocals, these three seem to have been capable of a lot if not everything. We are too late. But we will always have this fine album to keep enjoying. In honor of the man who passed away, but more importantly because the seven tracks featured are damn freaking good! Thank you Jorit and Pieter and may Tim be rocking hard wherever that may be…


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Dirty Sound Magnet – Heavy Hours

 

 

Dirty Sound Magnet – Heavy Hours

 

The heavy psychedelic blues rockers Heavy Hours is the second single from their new album arriving in March of 2022. Released on Hummus Records, it’s the Swiss trio Dirty Sound Magnet and their brand new video! Electric psychedelic blues; an acid stomper for a twisted night in your favorite dirty ramshackle bar if ever there was one! 




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World Wide Premiere’s are coming!

 

World Wide Premiere’s are coming!

In a few hours we are honored to present a World Wide album Premiere! And guess what, we are honored to present another Premiere tomorrow as well! So, stay tuned and stay on the edge of your seat! Cause both are equally amazing, equally stunning and totally different!

maandag 11 oktober 2021

Carcaño – By The Order Of The Green Goddess

 

 

Carcaño – By The Order Of The Green Goddess
Clostridium Records – 2021
Rock, Metal, Stoner, Sludge, Psych, Doom, Grunge
Rated: ****

The Italian quartet Carcaño released their self-titled debut back in 2018 which was hailed as an awesome grungy stoner metal album with overtones of sludge and sweet psychedelic touches. And this year, already a few months back, they followed that up with By Order Of The Green Goddess. Why it did not immediately turn heads and blow minds we will never know. But it is doing so now for sure. By thanks of the Carcaño four themselves, who tugged at our sleeves and because DenpaFuzz’s and fellow Doom Charts Contributor Roberto Lucas whooped up his love like whip cream on the September Peroration of said Doom Charts. Lysergic, lethargic and languid doom meets stoner, grunge and sludge, have a drink or two to get to know each other and then go out to have one of the wildest nights they might never remember By Order Of The Green Goddess. Savory, almost neo-occult atmospheres that will surely make you want to guzzle the absinth and dip your fingers in every drug that might pass before your eyes. At least, that’s how the ambience is painted and that’s how those inner urgers are stirred. Hallucinatory, mesmerizing and fascinating, like that subtle poison that ravages and eats men’s heart and brain. It will offer sanctuary and it will make you want to join a cult. An eight day trip, by virtue of eight tracks, that will surely alter your consciousness and fill you with a tide of happiness and expectation on a wave of delicious music, By Order Of The Green Goddess


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Cavern Deep – Cavern Deep

 

 

Cavern Deep – Cavern Deep

Holy crap! The three guys from Cavern Deep made a full album video. Indeed, a video to accompany 42 minutes of excellent heavy rock that is their self-titled album. All eight tracks, one movie. Excellent work crazies!


The album syposis is as follows:


"The start of the expedition. One archaeologist and 49 men stand at the gates of a previously unknown civilization, for a moment staring down into the bowels of the mountain before they begin their decent. The journey downwards turn out to be more dangerous than expected, they climb down through whirling stairs lit only by organic fluorescent lights.. Further down the path turns more and more crumbled, eventually they must use ropes to traverse the broken bridges and tunnels over the deep chasms below. Filled by the promise of treasure they continue downwards. Many men go missing as they’re tasked to explore diverting tunnels, they never return and their screams are followed by silence. the only thing found is their safety ropes, driven by greed the archaeologist continues the expedition."


The album is out on Interstellar Smoke Records and the video is streaming on the 666MrDoom channel!

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O’ and you might wanna pop over to the Doom Charts page; cause they will be spreading some bandcamp codes provided by the band tonight!

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

 

 

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


 Redscale
Farfisa
Wooden Fields
Paceshifters
Carcaño
Green Lung
Kal-El
Duel
Stone Cadaver
Psychlona


zondag 10 oktober 2021

Redscale – The Old Colossus

 

Redscale – The Old Colossus
Majestic Mountain Records - 2021
Stoner, Hard, Rock, Metal
Rated: *****

They hail from Berlin, Germany and produce one of the most grooviest and weightiest stoner rock sounds to roll across the globe since their foundation back in 2015. Their new album is called The Old Colossus and continues on with that massive Redscale sound. Indeed, it’s huge, it’s large, it’s stoner rock, it’s stoner metal and it’s damn freaking awesome! We could stop talking right there and for the September Peroration of the Doom Charts we did. But here we will write a little more about the sincere love we feel for Redscale and their new The Old Colossus album. It starts with a serious bang called On The Run, which in turn starts with a serious bang as well. That drum work, that guitar tone, those riffs, that solo immediately in the beginning. Now here’s a band who knows how to get the thing started; and then the vocals kick in. Exactly gritty and raw enough they will pull you deeper into the track; which shifts and cracks as the rhythm changes and alters and winds and whips you into a frenzy. Offering release with that second chorus; a chorus that is so attractive and flawless that it has no difficulty pulling you even deeper. And that’s just all on that first opening On The Run track. And there are eight more for us to groove to; some a bit more languid and doomy, others a bit more progressive or full out stoner trucking and one acoustic effort that will definitely pull on a heartstring or two. Redscale outdid themselves once again with The Old Colossus.


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