Cancervo: I LP (clear)

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Instrumental, psych doomed stoner.. A few years back I didn’t even think that combination would work. I admit, too many bands have shown my assumption to have been completely wrong over the years. Cancervo from Italy is one of those. You don’t need lyrics, vocals when the music itself is giving you guidelines, letting your Imagination take the reins into your own hands. Thanks to Cancervo for wiping out my last doubts on this matter. And thanks to Electric Valley for releasing this expanding experience in physical form. Sold out from the source, Electric Valley Records but still available for example from Shiny Beast (both versions, clear and green) or from HHV (green version).



Fear Of God: Toxic Voodoo LP (red)

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Fear of God, the band’s name didn’t say anything to me a few months back. Came across this album via the Hand Of Doom label and my interest in the band woke up right away. Through Youtube, I saw the video below and I was really surprised I hadn’t come across this band before,. Perhaps the reason was that I lived in a world filled with British pop at the time of the album’s original release. Heck, in those years I missed too many great bands and recordings. Now it’s finally time to fix the mistakes and get back to basics. Great metal release and thanks to the vinyl version rightly belongs to Hand of Doom. Love Grosby’s vocals and it’s a shame she passed away too early.. Black wax version still available from the source, Hand Of Doom. Recommended!



Mollo Rilla: Viva El Camino LP (clear-black with red splatter)

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After seeing the music video for the song “Night Fang” from the band called Mollo Rilla, I knew I had to get to know this band better. Checked their latest album “Viva El Camino” via BandCamp and it was an easy decision to purchase the vinyl. On this release Mollo Rilla painlessly combines several genres together creating an infinitely functional rock release. I don’t know what kind of mushrooms these guys have eaten but would love to get my hands on those too. A refreshing acquaintance this indeed is. Available from the band’s BandCamp site.



Vokonis: Odyssey LP (yellow with red splatter)

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Yet again stunning release from Sweden.. Got this latest one by Vokonis a few days ago and it has spent some quality time on my turntable more than once. I’ve known this band for years now but this is actually the first physical release from them that I own. Now I’m just wondering how in hell I have managed to skip all their previous releases? This kinda progressive approach to doom/stoner is more than welcome if I may say. Highly recommended album! Available for example from Kozmik Artifactz Records and from the source, The Sign Records.



Spelljammer: Abyssal Trip LP (silver with some splatter)

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I’m speechless. Spelljammer did it again. It’s been a while since I last dropped the band’s record on a turntable.. Shame on me because I just realized how freaking awesome band Spelljammer is and has always been. Crushing doomed stoner with vocals echoing somewhere beyond the void … can you ask for more? This came out via Riding Easy Records a few months ago and was instant must-buy for me. Obviously this color variation is long gone as well as all other special color-variations but who actually even care about colors when you can get your hands on regular black wax for example via Riding Easy Records EU store?



Fulanno: Nadie Está A Salvo Del Mal LP + Test Pressing

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Fulanno with their latest one, never letting you down. I just love their music (even though I have no idea what they are singing about). These South American bands have stole some special place in my heart nowadays. As we already know, Fulanno comes from Argentina and they have a unique approach to their doomed sludge/stoner filled way to produce these tunes. Ordered a test pressing from Interstellar Smoke Records but received a normal version instead, luckily the error was corrected by the record company immediately and I received the version I ordered with a delay of a few days. After all, I ended up redeeming the incorrectly delivered normal version as well because returning it would have been disproportionately expensive. I’m happy with both versions I have! For those who are after the vinyl version of this recording .. Discogs / Ebay are platforms because Interstellar Smoke Records has sold this out.

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Earthbong: Bong Rites 2xLP (secret stash edition)

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Here’s some heavy shit in form of Earthbong. Never heard of this band before so it was time to grab myself by the neck and let these riffs tear my soul to pieces. This German band manages to crush my shine & happy world to deepest and darkest hole on earth. Released by one of my favourite labels, Black Farm Records. Because I have learned to trust the quality of certain record labels, I usually make purchase decisions without listening in advance to the records they release. It has become a way to surprise myself. And I was totally blown away with this one! For those who are interested, this is still available from the source, Black Farm Records (even though this color variation is long gone, there are still regular ones available).



Bongzilla: Weedsconsin LP (cornetto)

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Subconsciously, I’ve been waiting years for a new album from this American sludge monster. And now that a new album unexpectedly (at least for me) came out via Heavy Psych Sounds, it was a must-buy for me. Dirty & Evil sounding sludge / stoner / doom in this format is just honey to my ears. Bongzilla will not disappoint, ever. This vinyl version sold out very quickly but there are still nice looking (and sounding) variants available for example from the source, Heavy Psych Sounds, Kozmik Artifactz, Stickman Records  just to mention a few possible marketplaces. Yeah!


La Era de Acuario: La Era de Acuario LP (clear with purple splatter)

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Here we have a good example of a record that jumped straight to number one on my “wantlist” as soon as I heard the first track of the album via BandCamp. The problem, however, turned out to be that the record was already sold out from BandCamp when I found it. The debut album of this Mexican band became a total obsession for me, I had to get it one way or another. To my surprise I found a copy on the record company’s own website (Necio Records) and seems that there are still copies available. Awesome psych/space rock album and highly recommended if you are on this kinda music!



Morbid Angel: Blessed Are The Sick LP

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Have to admit that it has been way too long since my last blog update. Been very busy at work the last few months and now that summer is already at the door my hands have been tied up in gardening. But let’s get straight to the point, a few months back I finally managed to get this classic into my hands, Morbid Angel and their second full-length “Blessed Are The Sick.” A great album in its own category and a welcome addition to my collection. Oh, and this is the original version and I got it at a pretty affordable price. I’m satisfied.



The Re-Stoned: Thunders Of The Deep LP (colored)

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Here’s some beautiful instrumental psych-stoner from Russia, The Re-Stoned with their latest, fuzz-filled album going under the title, Thunders of The Deep. As I have said million times before I haven’t ever  been that thrilled about instrumental stoner etc. music but here’s a great example how good it can be at it’s best. So, now I’m ready to take back all those narrow-minded words I have said earlier. It’s time to enjoy every damn note I’m hearing here. Great album, honestly. Colored version of this album still available fro example from Greatest Hits Mailorder and if you don’t mind the color of the vinyl, regular black copies available for example via Kozmik Artifactz.



Switchblade Jesus: Death Hymns LP (purple)

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Got this latest from Switchblade Jesus via Cursed Tongue Records along with that Sumoken album I posted earlier. A band I’ve known for years but never managed to get familiar with. Once again an error that has now been corrected. Stoner / doom (and I’m honestly hearing strong Speed/Thrash Metal influences here) is the name of the game, obviously, and hell yeah I love these furious tunes that are penetrating the fragile cranium. Here I am wondering how on earth I managed to dodge the repertoire of this band until now? Damn. Recommended one and still available from the source, CTR! Get a copy, you obviously need one like I do.



La Mancha Negra: La Mancha Negra LP

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I have to admit that it’s pretty nice to finally get my hands on a record I ordered about five years ago. The copy I ordered never reached its destination (no thanks to the band) and no one ever bothered to answer my queries about where the record might travel. I purchased this copy through Discogs.. And I still really love this crappy swamp-blues / garage sound La Mancha Negra offers to its listener. Not maybe the best album in the world but a very enjoyable experience, still. If you ever fancy a copy of this record.. avoid their BandCamp site and try to get it somewhere else (if  you are not ready to wait years to your copy to arrive). Anyways, recommended one.



Kult Of The Wizard: Gold 2xLP (gold/black marbled)

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Five years ago I bought a twelve-inch vinyl from a band called Kult Of The Wizard. The name of that release was “The White Wizard” and I listened to that record quite a lot and I was amazed by those bluesy psych / stoner / doom soundwaves and haunting beautiful vocals. This latest album came as a complete surprise to me, I didn’t see this coming. Bought a copy straight away from Interstellar Smoke Records and now that the record has spun under the needle countless times today .. I just can’t get enough of this. With this album, Kult Of The Wizrad moves into its own category. Buy this double album while you still can !! Available from Interstellar Smoke Records.



Sumokem: Prajnaparadha LP (oxblood)

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Do you ever purchase albums without hearing a single note from them in advance? I do, sometimes. That’s what happened here, I bought this from Cursed Tongue Records along with another record (I’ll come back to that other record another time). What we have here is the second full-length from Sumokem. Their debut was released a few years back and I clearly remember skipping it, the reason could be that I simply didn’t have the money at that time to invest in records. Shame on me! But back to this one, this is mere perfection from start to finish. Progressive, doomed stoner / sludge with a classic metal twist and I’m speechless at this moment. Maybe it’s just better that you check out this record all by yourself because my words don’t do justice. A-W-E-S-O-M-E! Go and grab a copy while you still can, available from the source, CTR or for example from Kozmik Artifactz. Those floating around the States can grab a copy from The Cosmic Peddler.



Curse The Son: Excruciation LP (clear with black splatter)

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This came along with other goodies from Ripple Music in the second half of 2020. Been a little while since I have listened to Curse The Son, previous album I got from them is “Psychache” from the year 2014. So it was time to get some new stuff from this group. Quality stoner / doom with lots of fuzz and heavy riffs, perfect concept. So as a result, we get to the point that I need that missing previous album. This latest on is still available from Ripple Music US.



Arcadian Child: Protopsycho LP (grey/white)

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Getting this record on my shelf didn’t go quite like in the movies but more on that later. Arcadian Child comes from Cyprus and that can be easily heard throughout the record. Psychedelic stoner with eastern vibes. I can’t remember when I heard from this band at the first time but when I listened to the first track from this album via BandCamp I was sold, immediately. Mixing stoner rock & psychedelic and adding some eastern melodies they just managed to draw my attention. Stunning release and highly recommended also. Available from the source, Kozmik Artifactz.

Oh, I ordered my copy from the band, via their BandCamp site and it was Oct 16, 2020, when I placed an order. In December, I asked for the first time after the status of my order, the second time at the end of January. No reply. I went and ordered a new copy directly from the record company, Kozmik Artifactz. On February 6th I received a message via BandCamp that the original order is now on its way .. yep, 4 months and soon I have two copies of this stunning record!



Lightmaker: Lightmaker LP (red/blue pinwheel)

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This is Lightmaker from States with their self-titled debut album. Hell yeah! Doomed stoner with haunting vocals, what else can you ask? Due to the situation all over the globe, it took nearly 2 months for this to arrive at its final location (my hands) but I have to say that every minute was worth the wait. This is a kind of record that will have a lot of spinning time in this household. Heavy as hell and at the same time so beautiful. Highly recommended. Released by DHU Records and there’s still “Band edition” (half black / half white) available from the source. Kozmik Artifactz also has that version if you are interested. And both color variations still available via Band on their BandCamp site!



Serpentina Satelite: Nothing To Say LP (red)

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Serpentina Satellite with their second album called “Nothing to Say”. This album was released on vinyl format about 10 years ago and I only recently got this added to my collection. The Serpentina Satellite is from South America, more specifically from Peru. The thing here is all about the fuzzed, psychedelic / space journey and as the name of the album puts it, no vocals. Love this one. Two color variations available, black and red one. If you are after colored one, skip those Discogs sellers and head to Tasty Odds, that’s where I purchased my copy.



The Kings Of Frog Island: VI LP (green/black splatter)

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Last year, more specifically in the second half of the year, I received lots of stunning records. Here’s one of them, the latest from The Kings of Frog Island. When I ordered the record, I had the impression that it was an instrumental recording. I can’t figure out where that impression came and yes, I was wrong. Psychedelic space / stoner album from the first note to the very last one. Very enjoyable to listen to. Recommended music while sitting behind the steering wheel. Transparent blue version of this record is still available from the source, Kozmik Artifactz. Splattered version available from Greatest Hits Mailorder as well as that blue one.