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Desert Rock

John Garcia – The Coyote Who Spoke In Tongues (Napalm)

If this were an album by any other artist or band, you would wonder just what they were taking as you look at the title of it… But it is not. It is an album by the man who is… Continue Reading →

Buzzard Canyon – Hellfire & Whiskey (Salt Of The Earth Records)

There is nothing quite like filthy sounding rock n roll. There is just something in it which makes you want to get up and just go ‘Fuck It!’, letting go of everything and letting the energy it carries make you… Continue Reading →

Brant Bjork and the Low Desert Punk Band – Tao Of The Devil (Napalm)

“I got all that I need… I got the green…” These are the ten words which open this album, and adequately serve as a synopsis of what to expect. Stereotypical? Perhaps.. But when you look at the mastermind behind this… Continue Reading →

Lacertilia – We’re Already Inside Your Mind (Red Sun Sounds)

If an album title like ‘We’re Already Inside Your Mind’ isn’t enough to get the average stoner metal fan cracking open the extra large Rizla papers – then surely you’re listening to the wrong music altogether. Because this album is… Continue Reading →

Atala – Shaman’s Path of the Serpent (S/R)

Out of the heat and dust of San Bernardino rumbles the trio entitled “Atala”.  Atala is either a 7th Century monk or an Italian make of bicycle. What is more likely in my mind is these lads take their moniker from… Continue Reading →

Temple of Lies – From Sand (Attic Records)

Leicester’s Temple of Lies have hitched up their wagons and headed west – figuratively at least. What this quartet offer is stoner/desert rock with a metal edge.  It may be the Midlands connection but I get a bit of a… Continue Reading →

Them Stones – S/T (Division Records)

Them Stones formed in 2012 and this self-titled cut is the band’s debut effort. Having been influenced by the ‘90’s Seattle grunge scene, these Swiss gentlemen look to make their own mark without being held down to any genre in… Continue Reading →

All Them Witches – Dying Surfer Meets His Maker (New West Records)

Direct from the recording studio of a remote mountainside cabin, hand-built by the band, perched above the fake glamour of Dollywood, here comes an utterly bewitching album of luxuriantly rich sounds. It draws its inspiration from across the dusty plains,… Continue Reading →

Wildlights – S/T (Season Of Mist)

Hailing from Wilmington, North Carolina, here is a story of two buddies, one a drummer from Thunderlip!, one a frontman and guitarist for ASG, never quite being able to make time to write and perform together. Wildlights (formerly known as… Continue Reading →

Space Fisters – Vol. 1 (S/R)

Okay, I’ll admit it was the name that first got me interested in this band. As you might imagine the “Space” part whetted my appetite for a bit of intergalactic rock in the fine tradition of Hawkwind, but really, “Fisters”?… Continue Reading →

The Atomic Bitchwax – Gravitron (Tee Pee)

When two thirds of the band are recording and touring with another band it is quite a feat to write and record an album as damn good and rockin’ as Gravitron. When that other band is Monster Magnet who famously… Continue Reading →

Karma To Burn – Arch Stanton (Faba/Deepdive Records)

Better get this one out of the way straight away; if like me, you were wondering where you heard the name ‘Arch Stanton’ before, it’s the grave name where the treasure is buried in ‘The Good, The Bad, and the… Continue Reading →

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