Oh, and those of you within driving distance of Gastonia, North Carolina are in for a treat on October 29th, when both Luurch and Evilleaf join forces with Skull Servant and the legendary Grave Next Door for a Night of Doom at The Rooster. It’s one of the best lineups to hit Gastonia… ever!
Even if you can’t make it to Gastonia, you owe it to yourself to check out this single, and kick yourself for missing an opportunity to see it happen live…
Read More The single Life: Luurch and Evilleaf
Lord Velvet is an absolute force to be reckoned with. I have no clue what otherworldly stuff is going down in the Rockies or what’s in the water there (Coors Light, perhaps?), but something is afoot, and it’s awesome. It’s always incredibly refreshing and honestly a bit mindblowing to hear insanely talented musicians nowadays, especially in the age where anyone with a MacBook can be a musician. But, these guys have it. They come together not only with their individual skill sets, but with their own unique musical influences to create something epic.
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Just go to https://shadowofjupiter.bandcamp.com/yum copy and enter one of the codes below. I do suggest starting at the top, and work your way down.
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Check out my reaction video (live, with the the band). Hit ’em up on Bandcamp, maybe even throw them a buck or two for the single. Luurch is the real thing, and if the upcoming full release is anything like this, they might have a monster on their hands.
And if I had a small, independent label, I’d take a few notes…
Read More The Single Life: Luurch unleashes The Pull (AKA Giraffe Nuts)
That might be the only flaw to Speak Your Mind. It delivers the goods with a velvet-wrapped jewelry hammer and not a maul. An audience craving earth-shattering bombast may have missed this “stoner” gem.
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Ingress by Hibernaut is one of my favorite releases so far this year. There’s a spirit, a vibe to it that reminds me of the bad ol’ days, when underground bands didn’t stand a chance against the likes of Cinderella, Ratt or whoever else media moguls declared as Metal. Back in the days when you had to know about a release you read about in a fanzine, or your friends shared with you with hushed tones and wild eyes.
Read More Hibernaut: Ingress
I also love their name: no goats were harmed in the making of the band. Big sigh of relief!
Read More The Single Life: Shadow of Jupiter Crosses the Bridge of Sighs
But here it is: the best of the best that I listened to this month. These are the exact titles in the exact order that I submitted to the Doom Charts. I’m opting to start at #1 this month, and not do the countdown thing. As always, ANY of these coulda been the best for me, and might be for you.
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nd yet, it goes beyond that. Because these moogerfoogers sound like they’re having a BLAST pumping out some of the most magically delicious tunes I’ve heard all year. Everyone gets the spotlight at the party. A band of equals who give one another room to do their thang. It’s fucking intoxicating.
Read More Faerie King: Weary Traveler
Nothing can capture what We Follow the Earth unleashes in their debut, Lightbearer. Bottom Line Up Front (BLUF): if you love Doom on a cosmic level, buy this moogerfooger NOW! Don’t even waste your time reading this Quckie review. Just buy it. Okay?
Read More Late to the Party: We Follow the Earth Dooms with Lightbearer!!!