REZN: Chaotic Divine 2xLP (dark gold/black marbled)

rezn01

Believe or not but this album is my first touch with this awesome cosmisher, doomed stoner/psych outfit. I’ve known the band by the name for a few years and finally manage to purchase a physical copy on vinyl format. Oh boys & girls, what a fool have I been way too long. This cosmic beauty with ethereal vocals have stolen a piece of my heart. Fuckhellyaeah, I’m forced to hunt down their previous releases as well.. This color variation still available via Off The Record label, other variations via band itself & Kozmik Artifactz for example. Go!



Ruff Majik : Tårn LP (yellow/red spatter)

ruff

Over a month ago I got the latest album from Ruff Majik, The Devil’s Cattle, and decided to get the band’s previous recordings as well. I followed Thomas Bleuze’s advice and started with Ruff Majik’s previous album, Tårn. This record has been on my shopping list for some time and now it’s here. It’s annoyingly hard to place this band in any particular genre, it’s a strange mix of groovy garage-doom-stoner-blues and whatever.. a great band and I’m just looking forward to which direction they’re going to steer us in the future. The album is still available via Lay Bare Recorings. Recommended, highly!



Malsten: The Haunting of Silvåkra Mill LP (orange/black marbled)

malmsten000

Here’s some quality doom, this time from Sweden. Another new acquaintance for me because I haven’t come across this band before, so thanks to Interstellar Smoke Records for introducing this slow & heavy monstrocity. The Haunting of Silvåkra Mill is Malsten’s debut album and it sets high hopes for the band’s future releases. This darkened beauty is available via Interstellar Smoke Records.



Ritual King: Ritual King LP (green/white with black splatter)

ritual king

Self-titled debut album from Ritual King hung for too long on my wantlist so I just had to grab myself by the neck and do something about it. This UK based group mixes  stoner, blues rock and psychedelic in a great way. For a reason, this was on my shopping list. One of my favorite releases from last year. This awesome album was brought to sunlight by Ripple Music and if you are after a copy, I suggest you check out the source, Ripple Music (the colored version is long gone so you have to settle for regular vesion though).



Satánico Pandemonium: Culto Suicida LP (oxblood/yellow swirl)

satanico pandemonium

Satánico Pandemonium and their debut album “Culto Suicida” released by DHU Records. This is doom (with little stoner in it) from Mexico. Invasion of South-American doom/stoner bands continues. I don’t remember owning any records from Mexican bands before this one so it’s quite a good start. I like this record and hope to hear more from this band in the future. Still available from the source (band edition on black wax), DHU Records. Recommended one if you are into doooooom.



Brunt: Ataraxy LP (cream/green)

brunt

Sometimes it’s just good to sit down and let the sound waves take you somewhere far away .. Brunt succeeds in this with his latest album perfectly. Ataraxy operates somewhere between post-rocking stoner / desert / doomed Instrumental. Missed this album when it was announced by Magic Mustache Records but managed to grab this copy afterwards. Awesome beauty and available via BandCamp.



Temple Of The Fuzz Witch: Red Tide LP (transparent red with black splatter)

temple of fuzz witch

Interstellar Smoke Records has managed to release a bunch of awesome records during the year. One of them is this “Red Tide,” from Temple Of The Fuzz Witch. Operating somewhere beyond stoner/occult/doom & psych, this album manages to provide very heavy atmosphere and that is just what we are after. This beast is still available from the source, Interstellar Smoke Records and directly from the band. Highly recommended!



Slomosa: Slomosa LP (white)

slomosa

I got this debut album from Slomosa a few months ago. This rocking garage/stoner group comes from Norway and has done great job with this groovy/fuzz record. I can distantly here some echoes from 90´s desert rock on this album and it brings a smile to my face. Great start to this band and I look forward to what they will accomplish with their upcoming records, fingers crossed that there will be some. Available for example via Bandcamp & Apollon Records. Check this out!



The Crooked Whispers: Satanic Melodies LP (orange)

the crooked

Ain’t this a some bad-ass release? Surely I can feel how evil oozes from the grooves of this vinyl. This album could be some kind of soundtrack for some obnoxious human-sacrifising cult.. and I like it, a lot. Managed to grab this very limited version just because on the day of release I waited patiently in front of the screen, pressing the F5-button compulsively. Released jointly by Electric Valley Records & Techio Dischi. Available via BandCamp. Recommended!



Electric Hydra: Electric Hydra LP (white with orange swirl)

Electric hydra

Yet another great record & band, surprisingly from Sweden. Electric Hydra with their hard rocking self-titled debut album. Throughout years I have been wondering how come it’s possible that there comes so many awesome bands from that particular country, who knows. My journey started with Entombed and here we go again, this time with Electric Hydra. This beauty was released by Majestic Mountain Records (one of those awesome labels you should follow) and you can grab a copy for example from Season of MistSound Pollution, Experience Vinyl & Cosmic Peddler. Go for it!!



Beastwars: IV LP (white/blue splatter)

beastwars

While hunting down that Mexicoma album I posted about earlier, I came across this beauty. Beastwars is one of those bands whose records have been on my “wantlist” for ages and finally I got me one those. The band comes from New Zealand and little do I know about them. Stoner/doom with unique touch and I love this band even more now that I have been spinning this record numerous times.. If you fancy a copy, I know where to get one.. Greatest Hits Mailorder is the place.

Oh how you count the days
And the nights slip away
And the storm and it’s rage
War, the hell, every place



Mexicoma: Obsidian Monolith LP (blue/white)

mexicoma

Hell, picture of this record (with BandCamp link) was posted to Sludge/Doom/Stoner Vinyl Collectors -group on Facebook about 3 months ago. Never before had I even heard about this band but after listening to only a opening track from this album, I was sold. Quality stoner from Sweden and this is kinda music I love to listen while driving. Tried to find a copy via Kozmik, checked out Discogs (a few copies were available) but managed to find a mint copy from Greatest Hits Mailorder! Great record and if the rumors of upcoming album are true, I will be here waiting.



Goblinsmoker: Toad King 12″ (clear with green splatter)

_goblin

Got this abomination from Sludgelord a few weeks ago.. Dirty, evil and heavy as hell. This surely is not the easiest record to listen through. Actually this recording was released a few years ago on cassette version. I missed the tape back then but now I’m happy owner of “Toad King”on most precious format, vinyl. Still available from the source, Sludgelord. Recommended one if you want to let your speakers grind your brains to porridge, like I do!



LáGoon: Father Of Death 12″ (white)

LaGoon

Some time a go I purchased LáGoon’s album “Maa Kali Trip” and promised to myself that I’m gonna hunt down all recordings this band has released. Well, I didn’t have to wait too long because Interstellar Smoke Recordings released this one. Really difficult to describe which genre this band could fit into, some kinda mix of surf-garage-skate-stoner-doom or something. But who cares, record sounds amazing and I’ll continue hunting down those previous ones. Available via BandCamp (Interstellar has sold out copies they had).



Sun Of Grey: Outerworld LP (black)

_sun of grey

Here is one of the most played records in our household recently, Sun Of Grey and their album “Outerworld”. Outstanding beauty filled with doom-psych-stoner from first groove to very last one. Been listening to this one while driving to work and back, daily for a few weeks now and loving it more and more. I spotted this band via Captain Beyond Zen (Facebook) and bought a copy at that same day. Don’t know about the limitation of this vinyl but the band seems to have some copies still available on their BandCamp site. Go for it!



Fostermother: Fostermother LP (black)

fostermother

One of those records I nearly missed, Fostermother and their self-titled debut album. This band sounds amazing with their doomed stoner, flavored with some heavy vibes. I bought my copy from Cosmic Peddler (states) although I knew some copies would be coming up for sale at Kozmik Artifactz here in Europe. Surprise, surprise those copies came available at Kozmik just a few days after my order arrived .. That’s how it goes. Well, money well spent and I’m happy with my copy. Limited to 50 copies on black wax, 50 copies on golden vinyl and 100 copies on gold/black marbled vinyl (seems that Peddler has black version, autographed, still available) Recommend one, so don’t wait too long..



Lucifungus: Derek LP (secret stash edition)

derek

Some really nasty doomed sludge/stoner from Australia brought to you by Black Farm Records. Band is called Lucifungus and this is their second album named as “Derek”. Debut album Akuma Kin stole my attention a few years ago (still under some heavy rotation) and when this new one was announced the purchase decision was obvious. This is “secret stash” edition, limited to 100 copies, and sad to say it’s sold out (surprise, surprise) but you still can grab a orange-colored version from the source, Black Farm Records. Recommended!



Devil’s Witches: Guns, Drugs and Filthy Pictures 10″ (magenta/black splatter)

witches0000

Yes, I bought this one even though “ten-inch” vinyl ain’t my favorite physical format, but now we are talking about Devil’s Witches and I haven’t had that much luck with releases of this artist, ever. All releases have sold out in the blink of an eye except this one because the edition was large enough, about 1,500 copies (thanks for that, I finally had a chance to grab a copy without high blood pressure and extra heartbeats).  And the record itself, two awesome tunes and that second one.. I’m speechless. Don’t know much about this artist but I just let the music speak for itself, ain’t that the main reason why songs are made for? Share a few minutes of your time and you know what I’m trying to say. Thanks to artist & label (Majestic Mountain Records) for giving us an opportunity to grab a copy without worrying of those Discogs/Ebay prizes. Beautiful release from the start to the very end!



Fumarole: Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes LP (black marbled transparent green)

fumarole

Some grooving Stoner/doom from Australia in vinyl format. Band follows the name Fumarole and this is their debut album “Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes”. I listened to a few songs through BandCamp and my interest woke up right away. The  purchase decision was obvious. Lately this album has been spinning under the needle almost daily and have to say it’s worth every damn penny I invested. Have to send some love to Interstellar for releasing these kinda records, from bands that deserve to be heard! Still available from the source, Interstellar Smoke Records and I suggest you to purchase a copy while you still can..



Mephistofeles: Mayhem Sessions 12″ (Re, blue)

mephistofeles

Although in general I skip all possible reprints, sometimes I’m forced to bend. This is the third edition (on transparent blue vinyl as you can see on the picture) of Mephistofeles twelve-inch “Mayhem Session” which I received from Hand Of Doom a few months ago. This Argentine band has burned a scar deep into my heart with their filthy mixture of doomed-garage-stoner. My personal torment began almost 4 years back when Black Farm Records released their debut album, Whore. Still missing the original version of “(((I’m Heroin)))”, so if anyone knows where to get that beauty for decent prize just drop me a line.. well, the first press of this one would be nice too (that red one..)