Once again a good example of how good music these Swedish bands produce. Huanastone is the name of this group and this seems to be their debut album, at least if Discogs is to be believed. I’m completely sold to this prog/stoner/blues combination. Clear vocals, groovy riffs, and the atmosphere on this album are near perfection. Would love to know how swedes manage to release these awesome albums one after another. Great find if I may say. Available from band’s BandCamp site. Highly recommended!
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!
Time for some hard-hitting bluesy stoner rock from the UK. I would have missed this record but luckily, I came across it via BandCamp while browsing here and there looking for some new music. The first time I noticed this band earlier this year via Facebook’s Doomed & Stoned group, but somehow I managed to forget the whole album. Luckily, it’s now here in my hairy hands, sending sweets sounds to my eardrums. Pink Cigs self-released debut album is sold out from the band’s BandCamp site but don’t worry because Bear Tree Records still have copies for waiting for you!
One of those records that I’ve been listening very closely the past couple of weeks. Lightning Born’s debut that arrived with Zed & Shotgun Sawyer from Ripple Music some weeks ago. Bluesy/stoner/hard rock is the field they are playing on. This “Astral Storm” version is still available from the source, Ripple Music. Those EU citizens who want to save some shipping cost can also purchase this album via Ripple’s EU store. I prefer US store… some of you may know why. Ten out of ten to this album for sure.
Numidia and their self-titled debut album. This Australian band combines elements of progressive & psychedelic rock with middle eastern blues or something and the result is outstanding. A really enjoyable record we got here. I know that these tunes are far from stoner & doom records I have been purchasing lately but oh boys & girls, time to time it’s refreshing to step outside the box. Limited to 300 copies on orange vinyl and still available via Nasoni Records & straight from the band. Great release and at this moment most played one in this household.
Recently I went through some “monthly list” I came across while surfing around the net. Checked all the bands mentioned (well, I knew some of the bands already but then there were bands I had never heard before). No Man’s Valley was one of those. Holy hell, I love this record. Mysterious, melancholic, psychedelic, bluesy desert rock or something. After listening to the first track it was obvious that I have to purchase this one. Here it is now as you can see from the picture above. Brilliant album if I may say even though it has nothing to do with stoner/sludge/doom I nowadays mostly like to listen. Just check out this one, it might surprise you like it did in my case. Available from Tonzonen Records.
Yeah, got this album by Rifflord few weeks ago from STB Records. Bought this also on cassette version from Teschio Dischi (didn’t manage to get that most limited cassette version but I’m good with the one I got). Like this album a lot, more than just a lot. Bluesy stoner with some southern influences, match made in heaven. I’m a huge fan of STB Records and this was obvious purchase. Have to admit that I was little surprised that STB has started using those mailers without so-called “buffer zones” , got my copy with dents on the corners of the cover.. and some old followers know exactly what I think about these cosmetic faults.. As I have said before, you just can’t win every time.. This die-hard edition is sold out but you still can get some other limited versions via STB’s BandCamp site. There’s also a handful of copies of this album available on cassette version from Italian label, Teschio Dischi (Teschio has sold out all their cassette versions). Recommended release, indeed.
Well, I skipped this bands debut (can’t say why..) but then I came across with this one, their second full-length and I was sold. Don’t know how to describe this record.. it’s like doomed metal with some darkened jazz in it or something. Anyways, it sounds freaking good. Love the atmosphere on this album and those vocals.. Must get my hands on that debut album too. I bought this copy of mine via Aural Music (according to Discogs there should have been A2 double-sided poster included.. who knows) and surprise, first edition is sold out (orange/black color-in-color (ltd.200) & orange (no information of limitation) . But don’t worry, Aural has second pressing now for sale with three color variations. I suggest you to check this beauty out!
Yet another release from DHU Records. This EP from Black Road arrived few weeks ago (if I remember right, been messing up days lately). Hell yeah this is one damn good release, bluesy-fuzzed-stoner-rock and oh I love Suzi Uzi’s voice. This copy here is DHU Records exclusive version, limited to 90 numbered copies. And for your information, this and other two variants (plus cassette version that I still have to purchase) are still available from the source, DHU Records. Wondering why this haven’t sold out already, that good this one surely is. Recommended!
It took only one song to hear via BandCamp and I had to purchase this debut album from Earth Witch. I really like this kind of stoner/doom/blues/whateverwecallitnowadays. Hopefully I found a copy of this raw diamond via Cursed Tongue Records (really surprised that this still is available). I’m really lost with bands & records of this “genre” but I really try keep myself on the map. This record has been given hours & hours spinning time in this household and more I listen to it, more I like it. So, this is limited to 100 copies on orange vinyl (hand-numbered etc.) and 200 copies on blackened wax. Just check this out, I think you wont be disappointed.
I’ve been following this thread about Doom/Stoner metal on Vinyl Collective’s forum and came across with this band (actually with their latest release, on cassette, called “Orange”). Listened the band via BandCamp and really liked what I was hearing, doomed-bluesy-sabbath-stoner metal. Well, missed the cassette but found out that Opoponax Records was about to release their first one (?) on vinyl. Surprisingly missed that one too just because ordering with mobile phone ain’t that easy especially when you having problems with your Paypal app.
But one week later these “wax mage” versions came available again (small amount) and I managed to snag a copy. My variant is one of those 29 copies that were pressed by Wax Mage Records (hand poured & hand pressed) and Kinda like these colors on this one, not bad. Great record pressed on awesome looking vinyl! Some less limited color variations still available from Opoponax Records and EU customers can head straight to Totem Cat Records because they still have some black copies available (and while visiting their store you can also snag a signed & hand-numbered copy of Goya’s Enemy 12″)
Elbrus? Never heard of this band but as I was about to purchase that Son Of A Witch album from Kozmik Artifactz I came across with this record, listened it while via BandCamp and decided to purchase this one too. Now I have to say that I’m quite happy that I did. Bluesy, doomed, psychedelic stoner or something like that.. but the main thing here is that I like what I’m hearing here. Seems that there’s a punch of awesome bands coming from Australia nowadays. This colorway is also limited to 111 hand-numbered copies and available from Kozmik Artifactz. Recommended one indeed!
It didn’t took that much time to purchase this Youngblood Supercult’s album “High Plains” after I heard that second track “Monolith” via their BandCamp page. Thing I like the most is the atmosphere on this album, fuzzed bluesy stoner/retro/psych rock with damn good sounding vocals. Needless to say that I dig this album big time! This brilliant double album is available from D.H.U. Records. The color variation on the picture is called “Acid Tongue edition”, it’s D.H.U. exclusive limited to 90 copies and sadly it’s sold out by now. But don’t worry, there’s still black-colored copies (ltd. 150 copies) available from the source, D.H.U. Records. Recommended one!! And hey, if you’re gonna visit the site I suggest you to check it out thoroughly.
Ha, I just could not resist purchasing this box set. One of the most interesting albums this year and surely one of my favorite. In case you do not know what Zeal & Ardor is about, I suggest you just to listen few tracks below. This box set is limited to 40 copies and sold out quite fast (and yes, this is second press of this magnificent album. If you dig what you’re hearing there’s still white-colored vinyls (second press, limited to 100) available via Reflections Records.
Got this one the other day and after listening it more than few times through I’m convinced that there’s something here. It’s like listening to The Doors, updated version. It’s dark, it’s bluesy and it’s grooving. I haven’t heard of this band before and found it accidentally while surfing around BandCamp. Quite nice album if I may say. This has been released more than two years ago and I’m surprised that there’s still copies available to purchase on their BandCamp site. Limited to 250 copies on opaque red vinyl. recommended one for sure. Looking forward for their upcoming album.
Yep, It’s Zeal & Ardor, this weird record mixing black metal, blues etc. First time I heard this I was more than confused.. Music that I’ve been waiting for years (unconsciously). I don’t know what else to say. Negro Spiritual & Black metal, what a confusing but awesome blend and those lyrics.. I bought this record straight ahead from BandCamp on mp3 and few days/week from that Reflections Records announced that they will bring this on vinyl. Must buy. This version I bought came with a badge, patch & t-shirt and transparent green vinyl, it’s so-called “deluxe version” and if I remember right there were 100 pieces available. There’s still these “regular” versions available, on black and on transparent green vinyl. Awesome album and it makes you want more! Go, go, go!!
One more band you should check out if you haven’t already. For your information, I wasn’t aware of this british stoner/blues/doom/psych/experimental group until I suddenly came across this album while I was about to purchase latest Moon Curse album from Kozmik Artifactz. I like this record, it’s heavy, it’s raw and the force is strong with this one and I love these lyrics. This yellow version is limited to 166 copies but if you are after more limited version I suggest you to choose that regular black copy (limited to 150 pieces). I chose this just because it looks… better than regular black one. Check out this beauty, it takes just about 35 minutes of your time and it’s worth every second. Both versions available from the source, Kozmik Artifactz.
Haha.. I mentioned this album on my last post (yesterday) and surprisingly this arrived from Cardinal Fuzz today.. ahah! Fuzzy garage/psych/blues rock and there certainly is something magical on the atmosphere this album provide. I really like their previous album “There Are Witches In The Woods”, but when listening this new one I’m purring. I dig this new album a lot. As I have mentioned before Cardinal has sold out all versions of this vinyl.. But don’t worry (yet), if you are after this most limited version (100 copies) it’s still available from Greatest Hits Mailorder (as I mentioned on my previous post..). Recommended, obviously!
Holy shit! This came today and boys (& girls), this sounds wicked! Got this tip via STB Records (some one has a freaking good taste of music), listened one tune and was ready to order this jewel. Gloom-Doom-Stoner-Blues and heavy this is. If you like your music presented this way, this is must have record (…actually I can recommend this to anyone who love to listen music as heavy as this one is). This is limited to 150 copies on red and 450 copies on black vinyl. Patac Records and band itself has sold that red one out but there are still black copies available from both addresses.
and now I have to say that there’s something wrong with these people working around postal delivery. This package came looking like untouched.. until I noticed that one corner was dinged.. surprisingly that reflects on the cover of this album I got. Don’t take this wrong, record was packaged secured. With this case my middle fingers are pointing to direction of postal delivery personnel.
If anyone out there know where to get pristine replacement cover to this vinyl of mine, just contact me (I can pay postal fees if You just promise super-secured shipping). Love & gloom
One thing I love about BandCamp is that you get noticed every time when someone you follow purchase some records. Once again I have to thank retter for purchasing awesome releases.. And about this little lathe cut seven-inch (limited to 50 copies and surprisingly sold out now), it’s lovely folk-blues-punk-soul three-piece as described on his BandCamp page. What can I say, powerful & emotional release. And I’m really happy that I managed to grab a copy.