Review BLUE HERON ‘Ephemeral’

When the sun rises over the New Mexico desert, another hot day is about to dawn. This is exactly the right setting for stoner rock. Blue Heron from Albuquerque, New Mexico are used to these conditions and as soon as the temperature rises above 30 degrees Celsius, not only the daily routine slows down but... Continue Reading →

Review CROWBAR ‘Zero and Below’

Sludge metal pioneers Crowbar recently announced a new album which is always a very welcomed news. Kirk Windstein started the band in 1990 in New Orleans and ‘Zero and Below’ is the 12th delivery from the American quartet. The new album contains ten songs, all equipped with the typical Crowbar trademarks. There are the typical... Continue Reading →

Review HANGMAN’S CHAIR ‘A Loner’

The label info sheet mentions doom metal as genre in which French metal outfit Hangman’s Child operates. In a way it fits but in case you think of doom metal a la Candlemass and others you might be disappointed. Hangman’s Chair are fans of lower paced metal that sounds rather modern. While listening to the... Continue Reading →

Review HEMELBESTORMER ‘Collide & Merge’

Hemelbestormer means ‘stormer of heaven’ and is the band name of a Belgium metal band that founded in 2012. The band premiered with ‘Portals’ in 2014 and released two additional longplayers to date. With having three records on their list of achievements, Hemelbestormer has finished work on ‘Collide & Merge’, the next step of the... Continue Reading →

Stoner rock powerhouse ATOLAH is back

Atolah, hailing from Australia, formed in 2007 and released two EPs between 2009 and 2012. In April 2013 the trio things slowed down dramatically, and the band went on a hiatus that lasted until this year. Atolah regrouped and reissues the mentioned two EPs under the banner of ‘Post, Cross and Yoke’. For the first... Continue Reading →

EARTHLESS announce a new album

The shortest tracklist of the upcoming 2022 year is probably the one from the upcoming Eartless album. The band announced ‚Night Parade of One Hundred Demons‘, an album that consists out of two songs. There will be the 41-minute title track and the 20-minute ‘Death to the Red Sun’, and that is it. Release date... Continue Reading →

Review DR. DEATH ‘Reincarnation’

Siegen, Germany is the homebase of death metal powerhouse Dr. Death, a band that is started in the early ‘90s. After having had released two longplayers the band disbanded and what seemed to be a final decision faces a revision these days. After more than two decades the death metal enthusiasts are back with an... Continue Reading →

Review RED FANG ‘Arrows’

Portland, Oregon is the homebase of stoner rock outfit Red Fang. The quartet premiered in 2005 and it took a while to get the debut album out on the market. The self/titled first longplayer arrived at the record storers in 2009 and three more records followed. Five years after ‘Only Ghosts’ entered the Billboard Charts,... Continue Reading →

HIGH FIGHTER and ‘Before I Disappear’

July 2019 seen Hamburg-based sludge and stoner metal unit High Fighter release their second album titled 'Champain' with Argonauta Records. Almost a year since the release of the band's critically acclaimed, brutal beast of an album, High Fighter have just premiered a gripping new music clip to the album opening track, ’Before I Disappear’. With... Continue Reading →

CD review MY DYING BRIDE ‘The Ghost of Orion’

‘The Ghost of Orion’ is the return of a band that belongs to the spearhead of Death- and Doom Metal. It seems like that the dark shades of the last years slowly fade away and reveal a band that finds back to their own strength. I guess there is no better way than celebrating the band’s 30th anniversary with an album like ‘The Ghost of Orion’.

CD review THE OLD DEAD TREE ‘The End’

'Gothic Metal', that according to the label info the genre The Dead Old Tree fits best. That might be right but this release is so more than solely Gothic Metal. 'The End' is a record that includes many shades and influences. Great melodies, Dark Rock, progressive structures and some extreme Metal trademarks, all units on... Continue Reading →

CROWBAR’s Kirk Windstein announces solo album

Crowbar mainman Kirk Windstein will release his solo debut on January 24th, 2020 through eOne. The album title is 'Dream in Motion', a longplayer featuring 10 songs. Dream In MotionHollow Dying ManOnce AgainEnemy In DisguiseThe World You KnowToxicThe HealingNecropolisThe Ugly TruthAqualung (* Jethro Tull cover) Windstein says: "I’m going to do an acoustic record,' but... Continue Reading →

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