Review ELDER ‘Innate Passage’

Elder have their roots in Fairhaven, Massachusetts before a journey through different cities and countries began, which led the band to Berlin. The quartet began in 2006 and debuted with their first self-titled album in 2008. Over the years, the group has built up a loyal fan base that will surely enjoy the newest album.... Continue Reading →

Review GAUPA ‘Myriad’

Falun in Sweden is the home of a very interesting band. Their name? Gaupa. The newcomers started in 2017 and the band consists of Emma Näslund (v), Daniel Nygren (g), Erik Sävström (b), David Rosberg (g) and Jimmy Hurtig (d). The debut album 'Feberdröm' was released in 2020, in the midst of the pandemic, and... Continue Reading →

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 KING BUFFALO ‘Acheron’

It's only been a few months that King Buffalo released 'The Burden of Relentlessness'. This album was the beginning of a three album cycle that now continues with 'Acheron'. The idea for this album series came at the beginning of the pandemic and in a way documents the mental effects of it. While at the... Continue Reading →

Review JESS AND THE ANCIENT ONES ‘Vertigo’

Jess And The Ancient Ones are an exciting band. The Finns, hailing from Kuopio, started in 2010 and released three longplayers to date. Jess, Thomas Corpse, Fast Jake, Yussuf and Abraham, that’s the line-up that worked on the next release, an album called Vertigo’. The new longplayer is the carrier of eight new songs of... Continue Reading →

CD review DEWOLFF ‘Wolffpack’

Not being on tour means more time to work on new song ideas. Holland's flagship rockers DeWolff made use of this option after the trio had to end their at the time ongoing 'Tascam Tapes' tour due to COVOID. After the first disappointment vanished, the decision of not sitting still and waiting ripened quickly. Pablo... Continue Reading →

CD review MOLASSESS ‘Through the Hollow’

One thing right away, Molassess isn't The Devil's Blood 2.0 although involved musicians could lead to a different conclusion. Farida Lemouchi, Ron van Herpen and Oeds Beydals have been all part of The Devil's Blood and searching for comparisons between the bands could be natural thing. However, already the concert at Roadburn 2019 showed the... Continue Reading →

GAUPA, exciting music from Sweden

The other day an album crossed my path that might has been a bit under-represented this year. The moniker of the band is Gaupa and the guys are from Sweden, from Falun to be precise. Gaupa is a quintet, consisting of Erik Jerka-Sävstroem (b), Jimmy Hurtig (d), Danial Nygren (g), David Rosberg (g) and Emma... Continue Reading →

CD review WHITE DOG ‘White Dog’

In a world of high-tech and digital gimmicks an album like ‘White Dog’ sound refreshing. ‘White Dog’ is not only the title of this release, it’s also the band name. The quintet calls Austin, Texas their home and their musical imprint is back deeply in the sounds of the ‘70s. White Dog play an exciting... Continue Reading →

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