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 →
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 →
It is almost impossible to have an overview of all bands and releases these days and sometimes it is also a coincidence that draws your attention to a certain band. In this case it is The Neptume Power Federation and their second album that came to me in such an unusual fashion. It was a... Continue Reading →
Hexvessel sketches pictures with their songs. Bigger soundscapes like in 'Phaedra' are musical storytelling that demands focus an attention from the listener. 'Kindred' isn't an album that supplies easy-listening music. It's an enormous depth and songwriting skills that demand focus and attention. If you want to take a break from reality, it's 'Kindred' and earphones that allows you to go on a trip through musical magic forest with songs being the trees and notes being the leaves.
'Summerland' is the anticipate bold next step of Dool. It showcases a band that maintain the revolutionary wildness of the debut, adding more layers and twists to their sound. Dool is one of the most exciting bands these days and their second longplayer underlines, why this is the case.
Although Stockholm is their homebase, Lucifer is an international Rock act with roots in Berlin, Germany. Lucifer is the brainchild of Johanna Sadonis who penned the first album together with Cathedral's Garry Jennings. Line-up changes in 2016 brought new players on board with veteran Nicke Andersson becoming an important musical partner for Sadonis. With Andersson... Continue Reading →
Dool is one of the bands that gained so much momentum over the last years, becoming a constant player in the fields of Psychedelic/Dark Rock. With just having released on album, 'Here Now, There Then', the band gained many fans based on stellar music. The first concerts took place in smaller rooms, like at Paradiso... Continue Reading →
One of the first real surprises this year reaches us from Holland. Psychedelic Rock trio DeWolff shows the world that fancy productions and newest recording technique isn‘t needed to record a damn cool album. ‘Tascam Tapes‘ comes without hammond, drums and guitar amps. DeWolff recorded the 12 songs for this album on a Tascam Porta... Continue Reading →
(8/10) Good things come to those who wait, this could be the overarching headline for Monomyth’s new album. The band, hailing from Den Haag, NL, originally planned to release their new longplayer earlier this year but health issues forced the guys to move the release date. The wait is over in September this year. ‘Orbis... Continue Reading →
(9/10) Jess By The Lake is the moniker of Jasmin Saarela, known from Jess And The Ancient Ones. ‘Under the Red Light Shine’ is the first album by Jess By The Lake and is the expected real big-time. Eight songs provide exquisite and atmospheric Rock music, all done with a down-to-earth approach. This debut triggers... Continue Reading →
(7/10) Texas doom rockers Duel are back with a new album entitled 'Valley of Shadows'. Duel is hailing from Austin, Texas and their music is deeply rooted in '70s Rock and Metal. Although the album has a certain retro-vibe things still sound modern and dynamic. There isn't a dull moment on this album, just Duel... Continue Reading →
(7/10) High Reeper is based in Philadelphia and plays doom and stoner rock. The band was formed in 2016 and the newest longplayer ‘Higher Reeper’ is their sophomore album after having premiered in 2016 with ‘High Reeper’. Although the title of the sophomore release is more kind of playing with words the new longplayer is... Continue Reading →
(8/10) Cellar Darling, that’s Anna Murphy, Ivo Henzi and Merlin Sutter. Right after the three guys parted ways with Eluveitie they initiated there new band Cellar Darling, named after the 2013 debut of Anna Murphy. Three years after having premiered with ‘This is the Sound’ it is the sophomore album ‘The Spell’ that picks it... Continue Reading →
(8/10) Hexvessel is the brainchild of Mat 'Kvohst' McNerney. The musician, that was born and raised in the UK, played in various metal bands before he moved to Finland, his new home. Inspired by the Finnish heritage and pagan past, McNerney founded Hexvessel, a folk rock outfit that premiered in 2011 with 'Dawnbearer'. Eight years... Continue Reading →