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Broken Hand Charity – Gotterdammerung (S/R)

Danish outfit, Broken Hand Charity have been kicking about since 2008 and have always done their own thing their own way. Currently in the middle of recruiting for a drummer and a bassist, the Danish alternative rock outfit have a… Continue Reading →

Teverts – Towards The Red Skies (Subsound)

There are plenty of stoner metal bands around the world with a very common mission statement and, indeed sound. That’s natural. I find it a difficult thing sometimes, because there is often a fine line between influence and imitation and… Continue Reading →

Wolfgang – Castle In The Woods (Fuzzpanzer)

Wolfgang’s history goes back a fair way despite “Castle In The Woods” being only their second album. Having released their first work in 1998 –“Welcome To The Cactus Mountains”, the Norwegians have had numerous distractions to take them away from… Continue Reading →

Pander – Fierce Self (Metalization)

Formed in 2011, Pander are a four piece Dutch group who have mastered the art of delivering gut-busting stoner metal fuelled riffery. “Fierce Self” reflects a band who appear to be on a single-minded mission to rumble mercilessly through your… Continue Reading →

El Caco – 7 (Indie)

Norway isn’t a country you would predominantly associate with metal which wasn’t of the grim, kvlt and frostbitten variety, but thanks to bands like Lonely Kamel and Audrey Horne, this is slowly changing. El Caco (Spanish for Thief) join the… Continue Reading →

Appollonia – Dull Parade (S/R)

Those of us who have been eager for the return of beautiful, melancholic heaviness of grunge can officially rejoice, as French Trio Appollonia’s fourth full length release Dull Parade is set to satisfy every last miserable bone in your body…. Continue Reading →

PIST – Rhythm & Booze (When Planets Collide)

Formed in 2013 with one aim – to bring the worship of the riff to the masses, the Manchester based four piece PIST have been working overtime. Touring extensively in support of the fantastic “Riffology” EP and being rewarded for… Continue Reading →

Sardonis – III (Consouling Sounds)

Two men. From Belgium. Laying down riffs with a JCB Digger. No pesky vocals to get in the way of the thunderous groove.   Jelle and  Roel on Drums and guitars respectively have released their third full length imaginatively titled III… Continue Reading →

Path Of Samsara – The Fiery Hand (Ván)

German psychedelic rock n roll three piece from Freising, The Path Of Samsara like to keep their cards close to their chest. With a very helpful presser which simply read “Black Magic Rock and Roll from Germany”, the band can… 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 →

Glowsun – Beyond The Wall Of Time (Napalm)

Hailing from Lille, France, Glowsun are a psychedelic stoner rock trio who are predominantly an instrumental band. Opting to allow the music to be the main focus, the lack of vocals really helps set the trio apart as they sling… Continue Reading →

My Sleeping Karma – Moksha (Napalm)

My Sleeping Karma are a psychedelic groove band from Aschaffenburg, Germany who formed in 2006 out of the ashes of the stoner rock band The Great Escape. Playing a brand of instrumental music with minimal complexity and massive dynamics, the… Continue Reading →

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