Hamburg-based Sludge and Stoner Metal unit High Fighter have signed a worldwide deal with Italian label Argonauta Records. Currently putting together the final songwriting touches, the band's hotly anticipated second album will be released in the Spring of 2019!
Says Argonauta's CEO Gero Lucisano:
"Today I'm beyond stoked to welcome High Fighter in the Argonauta family. I remember how their album "Scars & Crosses" has been on heavy rotation here in our head-quarters for many months, and still is an "evergreen" listening these days. Moreover, thanks to the fact they are an hard working band always on tour, I got the chance to see them on stage, where I saw a captivating band with an uncontrollable energy, top professional attitude and awareness of their own means. Speaking with the band, I immediately got we are both moved by the same type of enthusiasm and it'd be such a lack of synergy to not join forces for their new album, which I can already grant it will be totally massive!"
After their critically acclaimed debut EP 'The Goat Ritual', self-released in the end of 2014, followed by numerous shows all over Europe including festival appearances at Wacken Open Air, Summer Breeze, Desertfest Berlin & Antwerp, Sonic Blast, Stoned From The Underground, Up In Smoke and many more, gigs on tour with bands alike Ahab, Conan, Crowbar, Mantar, Corrosion of Conformity, Elder, Downfall of Gaia, Mammoth Storm, Brant Bjork or Earth Ship to name just a few, High Fighter released their first full-length 'Scars & Crosses' in June 2016 with Finland's cult label Svart Records.
High Fighter vocalist Mona Miluski comments:-
"We have met Gero a few years ago at a show in Italy, and we immediately felt his passion and love for the underground heavy music scene. Over the past few months, I also got the chance to work closely with Gero due to my daytime job in the music industry, and I have probably not met many people like him before in this very tough business. He's passionate but also very professional hard work for versatile, heavy bands not only impressed me but the entire band, when Gero made us an offer we could not refuse. We have and always will be very grateful for what Svart Records did for us and our first album, but musically we feel a step to sunny Italy with a label that represents the direction we currently go with our new album has been a great choice and move. We can't wait to start recording in Berlin at the Hidden Planet Studio with our dear friend Jan Oberg (Earth Ship) in the beginning of 2019, and unleash our second full-length baby with Argonauta Records next Spring!“
Official video – 'Darkest Days': www.youtube.com/watch?v=apMW_u2v8rs
Official video – 'Blinders': www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mVD5kl42QI
Official video – '2Steps Blueskill': www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEr35ihG4Gc
Weed Demon are pleased to reveal their new video for "Sigil Of The Black Moon". The song is taken from the album Astrological Passages which is getting a fresh release on vinyl July 27th.
The band commented:-
"We started working on the video for “Sigil” in August of last year. A handful of setbacks and numerous bowl packs later we finally got around to wrapping everything up. Seeing the final product was like a huge collective exhale for us. It’s no easy task to put together an almost 11 minute video. A huge thanks to Josh Richter for helping to keep the project moving forward. We are humbled and honoured that Decibel was kind enough to handle the premier. Keep it heavy. Keep it hazy. "
Watch the video here: https://www.decibelmagazine.com/2018/07/19/watch-weed-demon-sigil-of-the-black-moon/
Pre-order the album on vinyl here: https://smokeweeddemon.bandcamp.com/album/astrological-passages
A year on from the release of their debut album, "Altars", and following an acclaimed set at Bloodstock festival on the 12th of August, KROH have returned with a brand new release that showcases the Birmingham-based five-piece at their best. "Pyres" will be set free into the world on Friday, October 13, 2017 via Devizes Records.
Pre-orders are available here: http://www.ds.bigcartel.com
Norwegian Stoner masters Kal-El release new video from their highly acclaimed album “Astrodoomeda”.
“Code of the Ancient” can be seen at this address: https://youtu.be/QzuZ93oMf_Y
Kal-El “Astrodoomeda” is out now via Argonauta Records and available here: http://bit.ly/2rnCGhq.
The band will perform at Into The Void Fest 2017, as part of a stellar line-up headlined by Candlemass, God Is An Astronaut and Saint Vitus. Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/211079935971154
European riff powerhouse Heavy Psych Sounds have added one more gem to their brilliant roster, with the signing of German stoner / psych rock craftsmen Mother Engine for their third album to be released this fall. Stay tuned for more tunes!
Mother Engine plays instrumental rock music influenced by stoner and post-rock as well as the trippy psychedelic rock of the 60s and 70s, and indigenous German krautrock. It's no real surprise that the journey of that spaceship actually began on the stage of a big German stoner rock festival in the year 2013. What we talk about is a spirit of DIY, uncompromising endurance, and the strong will to play every single stage. After two records ("Muttermaschine" in 2013 and '"Absturz" in 2015) and appearances at some of the most important stoner festivals like Stoned from the Underground, Freak Valley Festival, Sonic Blast Moledo, Into the Void or Rotormania, it seems like they got their landing permission on the European stages for heavy psychedelic music.
In fall 2017, Mother Engine will release their third studio album "Hangar" and embark on a 6-week long tour through Europe to present their new material.
Mother Engine are:-
Chris Trautenbach (guitar)
Cornelius Grünert (drums)
Christian Dressel (bass)
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Canada's 88 Mile Trip releases free EP 'Blame Canada' ft. covers of BTO, Neil Young, Red River and more
Vancouver's 88 Mile Trip are very proud Canadians, they are so proud that they have put together a new 5 track EP entitled 'Blame Canada' covering songs in tribute to Canadian rock and roll music of years past such as Bachman Turner Overdrive, Neil Young, Red River, The Stampeders plus Doug and The Slugs. The best part about this EP besides it all celebrating Canuck music, is that it's available for FREE DOWNLOAD via the band's bandcamp page at https://88miletrip.bandcamp.com.
The EP was created as a fun salute to the greats who laid the foundation for 88 MILE TRIP and other modern Canadian bands. The connection came full circle when, while recording the EP, Doug And The Slugs co-founder and keyboard player Simon Kendall got wind that the band were covering “Tomcat Prowl”, that he came down to the studio to lay down some keys on it.
The band explains the story behind the EP:
"The idea for the Blame Canada EP was spawned while we were on tour promoting our full length album “Through The Thickest Haze”. On our drive from Calgary AB to Cranbrook, BC, a song came on the radio in the van with this incredibly heavy riff that was good enough to be on any of the first four Black Sabbath records. It turned out to be a Bachman Turner Overdrive song called “Not Fragile”. After that we got thinking, if we had never heard this song before, how many other awesome Canadian rock songs have we missed out on. That thought turned into many hours of beer drinking plus record spinning, and eventually the idea to cover some songs we had discovered. We hope that Canadian music fans, young and old alike, enjoy this tribute to some of the best music our country has ever produced."
Song Stream - 88 Mile Trip - Fragile (Bachman Turner Overdrive) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HtogI3s7qg
Brazil stoner thrash outfit Orckout have posted a new music video 'Far From All' in support of their latest EP 'Destination'.
The video can be viewed at the following links:
EP full stream can be heard at https://soundcloud.com/orckout/sets/orckout-destination-2016
Both the song and the whole EP were recorded at Studio G3 by Alessandro Sá along with mastering done by Fernando Quesada (Shaman, Noturnall). The EP cover design was designed by Orckout guitarist Eder Munhoz.
Kiev-based rockers Ethereal Riffian in association with Robustfelow Prods have premiered a 30 minute Mini-Documentary titled "Robust Rehearsal Vol. II: Bobina Records & Ethereal Riffian".
The video, which covers a five year period of the band including their first two albums "Shaman's Visions" (2011) and "Aeonian" (2014), offers live-in-studio clips, interview segments and snippets of live performances. It also features showcases work from Etherial Riffian's latest effort, "I AM. Deathless" EP, released earlier this year.
Along the video, you will be able to watch the band members from this Ukrainian band explore and discuss spirituality and belief systems, providing an insightful and interesting story for both die-hard fans and those who are just discovering the essence of Ethereal Riffian.
Watch the documentary above.
Italian Stoner band Indivia reveal cover artwork and tracklist of their second album “Horta”, a huge journey made of experimental and hypnotic mood. A monolithic wall of sound accompanied by “green vibrations” and raw fuzz.
Indivia “Horta” will be released in CD/DD by Argonauta Records on the 26th of September 2016.
You can have a taste of the band by giving a listen to their first single here: https://youtu.be/kTaEZjzOnTc
Preorders “SAVE 20%” are available at this address: http://bit.ly/2asUYsp
www.argonautarecords.com - www.facebook.com/indiviadoom
On October 3rd, Iron Bonehead Productions is proud to present the debut recording of New Zealand's Solar Mass, Pseudomorphosis, first to be presented on cassette tape and then 12" MLP and CD later on. Just as a prehistoric universe exploded into being like a hell-storm of raging chaos, so, too, the sounds of Solar Mass leap into existence in the present era before you with five new songs in random acts of ferocious violence across a broad spectrum of subgenres to escape the mediocrity of the governing Magian death-cult. Listen as the Faustian aristocracy announce a declaration of war and leads a counter-attack to reclaim the right to metallic existence. Hear the atomic warlords impose a new epoch, a nascent culture on a dying world swamped with obsolete low-tech assets resembling mindless automatons managed by the invisible hand of media moguls and alien usurpers. Bear witness to the war cry, the four-string fog-horns of doom, the clanging of metal armour, the rattle of sabre-lazers, and the sound of air-raid sirens screaming across the fire-lit crimson skies into night's dawn as the mechanized battalion marches with savage brutality and cutting-edge technology towards the nuclear horizons of the future.
A deafening roar from the tomb of Diocletian asserts dominance over the cowering effeminate indie and lowbrow radio-wave slaves, to relinquish and thwart the encroaching vanguard of invading subcontinental simian hominids. See how, in their confusion and fear, the label-stables huddle together, seeking shelter and refuge in the subterranean sewers of pop music, hiding from the six-string extermination squads sent in to ethnically cleanse the inferior mongoloids under a reign of bombastic fire from overhead atomic cannons, an aural pogrom set in motion as a consequence of fashion’s own making, a cataclysm repaid in kind for their criminal psychopathic altruism of which they have committed with impunity against the music world. So begins an assault and a long, cold nuclear winter for the subhuman to endure as deadly amplifiers detonate like one billion megatons of TNT to stamp out their miserable campfires, breaking their linked hands and murdering their "Kumbaya" mantras, smashing their acoustic guitars over their befuddled heads, snuffing their dreams of an egalitarian planet. Watch as their pop-stars are mercilessly extinguished for singing hymns to a third world from the sun. Lift up your chalice and quaff the toxic heavy metal which overflows like a sonic shock-wave into the deepest recesses of the eternal space drama. Toast, if you will, the good fight against immeasurable odds in the timeless face of a seemingly inevitable order of death: Solar Mass' Pseudomorphosis! Hear the first nuclear detonation with the track "Weaponised" at Iron Bonehead's Soundcloud HERE
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