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Son of Cain – Closer To The Edge (Raging Planet)

On first looking at the sleeve of ‘Closer To The Edge’ with its oh so American muscle car on the front, opening track of ‘Hit The Road’, and band member names of “Nasty A” and “Rattlesnake”, Sons of Cain must… Continue Reading →

Transylvania Stud – The Red Queen (Transcending Records)

Whether a stud or not Andrew Godfrey calls Virginia home and not Transylvania but luckily this EP has something worthy of sinking its teeth into. Looking at his adopted moniker here you may well expect some sort of Finnish glam,… Continue Reading →

The Atomic Bitchwax – Force Field (Tee Pee)

“You’re dumb as fuck. You fucking suck and now I hope you fuckin’ dieeeeeee!” Not my words but those of Chris Kosnick of The Atomic Bitchwax on the beast of a track “Shocker”. I myself share this sentiment and put… Continue Reading →

The Midnight Ghost Train – Cypress Ave (Napalm Records)

Two and bit years ago The Midnight Ghost Train released “Cold Was the Ground” on Napalm. It got me excited with its ballsy, fuzzed out riffs peppered with Cave-esque pathos. It would appear that the shacks on Cypress Ave. are… Continue Reading →

Steak – No God To Save (Ripple)

Once again, Steak, the meaty quartet from London grace our website and already, you know a juicy offering of riffs will be brought forth. With one of the founders of DesertFest in the line-up and a connection to the fabled… 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 →

Earth Ship – Hollowed (Napalm)

Berlin’s Earth Ship are a band that crosses genres. Depending on your state of mind when you press play, you’ll hear something different each and every time. Firing out two parts doom and one part southern metal, Earth Ship have… Continue Reading →

Mr Bison – Asteroid (Subsound)

Italian Desert Rockers Mr Bison like Clutch and Monster Magnet. Who doesn’t?  Luckily these three Cecina blokes have taken their fandom and translated it into a pretty fine album in its own right. Asteroid is full of catchy upbeat stoner… Continue Reading →

Planet of Zeus – Loyal To The Pack (S/R)

Athens’ own Planet of Zeus have a reputation for big riffage and since forming in 2000 they have toured extensively including being support for the likes of Clutch and Monster Magnet. There’s no surprise then, that fourth release “Loyal To… Continue Reading →

Black Rainbows – Stellar Prophecy (Heavy Psych)

Italian trio Black Rainbows hail from Rome, a city steeped in history and important significance to the world. Home of so many works of art and considered a cultural masterpiece, the Italian Capital has offered much throughout history and it… Continue Reading →

Raging Speedhorn / Monster Magnet – Split (H42 Records)

The annual London Desertfest is approaching. Held in various venues in Camden the 3 day festival takes place between the 29th April to the 1st May with nearly 60 bands playing. Included this year are Corrosion Of Conformity, Russian Circles,… Continue Reading →

Soon – Vol. 1 (Temple Of Torturous)

Atmospheric doom quartet Soon is the brainchild of Stuart McLamb and drummer Thomas Simpson. As purveyors of indie pop, their main project being The Love Language, it’s an unusual sidestep but is a most welcome one and offers up listeners… Continue Reading →

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