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
Experimental doom band SubRosa will release their most triumphant album to date, "For This We Fought the Battle of Ages", on August 26th from Profound Lore. In anticipation of the album’s release, the band has unveiled the first single, “Wound of the Warden”, via NPR’s All Songs Considered. This track showcases SubRosa’s crushing monolithic sound canvas: a devastating mix of soul-crushing doom, innovative chamber music (solidified by the band’s two electric violin players) and balladry all filtered through the veil of American gothic tragedy.
Guitarist Rebecca Vernon’s vision for SubRosa brewed for some years before songwriting for the band began in the beginning of 2005; debut album "The Worm Has Turned" was released the following year, the "Strega" LP followed in 2008 and SubRosa went on to self-release "The Swans Trapped In Ice" EP in 2009. In 2011, SubRosa’s groundbreaking full-length album "No Help For The Mighty Ones" was released on Profound Lore Records; No Help received extensive critical acclaim. With the band’s line-up solidified with Vernon alongside Kim Pack (electric violin, vocals), Sarah Pendleton (electric violin, vocals), Levi Hanna (bass) and Andy Patterson (drums), SubRosa released More Constant Than the Gods in 2013 which topped countless year end lists including Decibel Magazine, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, SPIN, Entertainment Weekly and more.
Now, SubRosa will release "For This We Fought the Battle of Ages" which sees the band expanding their sound to a new plateau with their heaviest, darkest, and most dynamic-sounding album to date through bigger-sounding production value (the new album was fully engineered and mixed by drummer Andy Patterson). With the awareness brought onto the band with the new album’s predecessor, which also saw SubRosa on their most active touring schedule yet, "For This We Fought the Battle of Ages" will bring push the band further as they prepare to unveil their most important and crucial album in their repertoire.
SUBROSA, ON TOUR:
August 26 Las Vegas, NV @ Psycho Las Vegas *Record Release Show*
September 2 Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro *Record Release Show*
September 22 Berlin, Germany @ Urban Spree ^
September 23 Wroclaw, Poland @ Asymmetry Festival ^
September 24 Prague, Czech Republic @ Modra Vopice ^
September 25 Wien, Austria @ Viper Room ^
September 26 München, Germany @ Feierwerk ^
September 28 Milano, Italy @ Lo-Fi ^
September 29 Bologna, Italy @ Freak Out ^
October 1 Nijmegen, Netherlands @ Merleyn ^
October 3 Hamburg, Germany @ Hafenklang ^
October 5 Oslo, Norway @ Bla ^
October 9 Koln, Germany @ Underground ^
October 10 Paris, France @ Espace B ^
October 11 London, UK @ Underworld *
October 12 Birmingham, UK @ Rainbow *
October 13 Manchester, UK @ Rebellion *
November 12 San Diego, CA @ Hideout
November 13 Glendale, CA @ Complex
November 14 Oakland, CA @ Golden Bull
November 15 Sacramento, CA @ Starlite
November 16 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
November 17 Vancouver, NV @ Cobalt
November 18 Seattle, WA @ Highline
November 19 Boise, ID @ Neurolux
December 10 Denver, CO @ Black Sky Fest
^ w/ Sinistro
* w/ Darkher
Hamburg based heavy stoner, sludge / power doom band High Fighter, whose first full length album coming out this Friday June 10th on Svart Records, have just unleashed a full album stream for their debut 'Scars & Crosses'!
Formed in the summer of 2014 by former band members of A Million Miles, Buffalo Hump and Pyogenesis, this band is a volatile cocktail of heavy as hell riffs fuelled by beer and the mighty weedian riffs. Add a heavy dose of the blues and these deadly schizophrenic vocals, and these guys and girl offer something special to the Sludge, Blues and Stoner Scene. After their critically acclaimed debut EP 'The Goat Ritual' released end of 2014, followed by numerous shows over Europe including UK dates, festivals, several tours and shows with bands such as Ahab, Mammoth Storm, Crowbar, Corrosion of Conformity, The Midnight Ghost Train & many more, High Fighter will release their first and full length album 'Scars & Crosses' on June 10th 2016 with Svart Records!
Since the band is hard to categorize, they just recently stated in an interview with Outlaws of the Sun:
"We're not a pure doom band, nor do we try to be a pure sludge or stoner band. You will find a lot more in High Fighter as well as on our upcoming album. If you're a pure metal head, you will find a bit of what you need. If you're a stoner, blues, sludge or doom enthusiast, like your tunes melodic but mean and heavy on the other hand, we've got something for you. We're fans of leaving enough space for your very own definition and vibes you get with our sound."
You can stream High Fighter's upcoming and hotly anticipated debut album 'Scars & Crosses' now and in full HERE.
'Scars & Crosses', coming as a 6-page CD Digi Pack, LP Gatefold and Digital Download, is available to pre-order here: www.svartrecords.com/shoppe
Catch the band and their energetic live shows on the following dates:
10.06. Hamburg, Bambi Galore, Album Release show - with Jucifer & The Moth
17.06. Würzburg, Immerhin - with The Midnight Ghost Train
18.06. Karlsruhe, Alte Hackerei - with The Midnight Ghost Train
02.07. Stadtfest Mücheln
Album release summer tour, with Earth Ship & Mammoth Storm:
22.07.: Kiel, DE - Kieler Schaubude
23.07.: Naaldwijk / Den Haag, NL - De Flatertheek
24.07.: Le Havre, FR - Mac Daid's
25.07.: Nantes, FR - Le Ferrailleur
26.07.: Köln, DE - Underground
27.07.: Weinheim, DE - Cafe Central
28.07.: Berlin, DE - Badehaus Szimpla
29.07.: Erfurt, DE - From Hell
30.07.: Hamburg, DE - Fundbureau
17.08. Dinkelsbühl - Summer Breeze Festival
10.09.: Open Air Fraureuth
Electric Wizard, are working on their ninth studio album, with delivery expected in time for a Halloween 2016 release.
This is all the information available. The whereabouts of the band and the recording / mixing details are not currently known, but more news should follow in due course…
This new offering will be the follow-up to 2014’s ‘Time to Die’ and will be the second release on the band’s ‘Witchfinder Records’ imprint, the result of a worldwide deal with Spinefarm Records.
‘Time to Die’ effectively closed the lid on a particular part of the band’s career, and this new album will represent a fresh turn of the turf…
Until that time, get your fix of pure evil at one of these live performances:-
12/07/16 – Download, Castle Donington, UK
28/07/16 – Metal Days, Tolmin, Slovenia
13/08/16 – Brutal Assault, Czech Republic
26/08/16 – Psycho Las Vegas, Las Vegas, US
01/10/16 – Z7, Basel, Switzerland
A brand new video by West Virginia-based noise / stoner metal trio Rhin has just been completed and immediately dispatched by the aficionados of the underground at Cvlt Nation. Culled from their third album, "Passenger", the video was filmed for the track "Uncle Tuck" by the band at their own House Of Tuck residence where the LP was recorded as well.
Issues Cvlt Nation with the "Uncle Tuck" video premiere, "I love the hypnotic, psychedelic riffs of stoner metal, and the dirty blues of sludge, but I like them even better when they're mixed in the rebellious, chaotic blender that is noise! West Virginia's Rhin have a new album in the works entitled Passenger that will make you want to get all fucked up on moonshine and burn some shit!"
Feel free to shred to Rhin's "Uncle Tuck" at Cvlt Nation RIGHT HERE.
Baltimore-based Grimoire Records is preparing the diverse and damaging "Passenger" for release on splatter vinyl, cassette, and digital formats on May 6th, with a CD pressing following. Preorders are available HERE.
Directly preceding the release of "Passenger", Rhin will hook up with their brethren of dirge in Grizzlor for a three-day romp through the Northeast at the very end of April. Also Rhin will inundate the Southeastern and Midwestern states on a more extensive tour with Ratship, whom they recently did a split cassette with, that action running from May 26th through June 5th.
RHIN Tour Dates:
4/28/2016 The Fire - Philadelphia, PA w/ Grizzlor
4/29/2016 Grand Victory - Brooklyn, NY w/ Grizzlor
4/30/2016 Three Sheets - New Haven, CT w/ Grizzlor
5/26/2016 VClub - Huntington, WV w/ Ratship
5/27/2016 The Green Lantern - Lexington, KY w/ Ratship
5/28/2016 Nightmare House on Elm Street - Bowling Green, KY w/ Ratship
5/29/2016 Springwater Bar - Nashville, TN w/ Ratship
5/30/2016 Lost Cross House - Carbondale, IL w/ Ratship
5/31/2016 Black Sheep Cafe - Springfield, IL w/ Ratship
6/01/2016 Institute 4 Creativity - Champaign, IL w/ Ratship
6/02/2016 House Show - Bloomington, IN w/ Ratship
6/03/2016 Modern Cult Records - Louisville, KY w/ Ratship
6/04/2016 Rake's End - Cincinnati, OH w/ Ratship
6/05/2016 Spacebar - Columbus, OH w/ Ratship
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