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 -(16)- ‘Dream Squasher’

'Dream Squasher' is not for the faint-hearted. Extremely down-tuned guitars create a wall of riffs in grey and cold concrete. This album is a musical monolith that can't be discovered after listening to it. 'Dream Squasher' needs several rounds to unfold its intensity and musical creativity. And after that a little bit of sunlight is surely not bad either.

CD review ALKYMIST ‘Sanctuary’

'Sanctuary' is an album, which shines by its intensity. The four danes manage to create sound collages which are dark and melancholic. On the other hand, they also manage to give the whole sound expression a certain lightness every now and then, which makes this longplayer to an interesting journey through varied worlds of gloom. I was impressed by 'Sanctuary' and maybe even a little bit of Danish happiness was spilling over to me.

CD review LOVIATAR ‘Lightless’

'Lightless' is a well-done counterpart to the brighter days of spring. The quartet paints a claustrophobic musical picture with a lyrical concept, inspired by authors like Emile Zola and Thomas Ligotti. If you want to discover the depth of darkness, 'Lightless' is the album you should listen to.

CD review HYBORIAN 'Volume II'

Approximately one year after 'Volume I' was unleashed the next Hyborian record waits in line. Simply entitled 'Volume II' the trio deliver an album with eight new songs of Progressive Sludge Metal. Martin Bush, Ryan Bates and Justi Rippeto combine on their newest album a lot of full-force power with some complex song structures, introduced... 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 →

CD review HIGH FIGHTER ‘Champain’

(8/10) Usually Sludge isn't my most favourite metal genre. It's a bit too much of musical anarchy especially when it comes to the vocals. However, there are some releases that draw my attention and the new longplayer of German High Fighter is such an album. The Hamburg-based quintet, fronted by Mona Miluski, is a rather... Continue Reading →

DESERTFEST in NYC in spring 2019

Great news for all desert rockers in the States: The first edition of DESERTFEST will be happening in the Spring of 2019 in New York City! Over the last years, Desertfest established itself as one of the best cult festivals the stoner, psychedelic, sludge, doom and heavy rock scene has to offer, taking place in... Continue Reading →

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