Better later than ever. The Graviators, I have come across the name of this group a few times but never bothered to check any of their records before. Been following some Facebook groups about stoner & doom and saw Robert Black (a guy behind one of my favorite DIY labels, DHU Records) posting a picture of this album there. After staring that picture a while I thought maybe I should check out this band at last. Damn! It was love […]
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 […]
Earth Tongue and their loving psychedelic/garage mixed debut album. Have to say that this record is quite refreshing. I came across with this album via some stoner/doom/psychedelic chart, listened to it via BandCamp few minutes and decided to hunt down the psychical release. I managed to grab this “Inverted Eye” edition, limited to 250 copies. This beauty is released by Stolen Body Records and seems that there’s a second press available right now to pre-order. Go for it, I certainly […]
This arrived a few weeks ago, Green Lung and their debut “Woodland Rites” on green/black marbled vinyl (well, in the picture it looks very black..). My story with this band started last year when I missed totally their cassette EP and I promised to myself that I will hunt down a copy somehow. Never got that cassette but now I got a full-length. A great record filled with occult/stoner/doom & hard rocking tunes. Funny thing with these releases by Kozmik […]
Don’t know what’s wrong with the drinking water in Norway but yet again amazing stoner/hard rocking album from the country better know of its blackened metal scene. Had to choose between this album and some bills I was going to pay.. Well, it’s quite obvious how that went at the end. Band is mixing 70s sounds with hard rocking stoner and as we all know by now, that concept can’t go wrong. Cursed Tongue Records is behind this release and […]
More I listen to this more I find myself enjoying it. Taiga Woods, never heard of this norwegian band before but decided to order this with Absent’s album from Cursed Tongue Records (I really like the idea of releasing two albums at the same). Well, this psych/stoner/hard rocking record has earned its place in my record shelf. Don’t know but these groovy, fuzzy tunes are forcing me to move my legs across the floor. Limited to 100 copies on green […]
Yeah.. When this one was available I waited too long with my decision and suddenly it was sold out. In the end the main reason for skipping was those sadistic shipping costs. For few weeks I listened this latest from The Necromancers via BandCamp and I knew that I must get my hands on this someway or another. Now it’s here. Bought this from some Discogs seller and paid about 10 euros more than it would have cost (with shipping) […]
Damn.. I got this album in my wishlist at BandCamp for few months. Then came the day when I listened it through once, for the second and third time. I was sold and I had to get my album in my collection. This is pure rock’n’roll, heavy blues, stoner combining so many elements and the result is.. just amazing! This Italian band is just awesome and I have check out their previous album as soon as possible. Album is still available […]
That album from Dozer ain’t the only little treasure I picked up from that local record store of ours. Original copy of Orange Goblin’s Thieving From The House of God in nearly perfect condition and also this one I got very cheap. I already have few albums from Goblin (Frequencies From Planet Ten & Time Travelling Blues) and this one is nice addition to my collection. For those who are after this one on wax, there’s good news because Rise […]
Yep, second one from Here Lies Man on clear wax including booklet (limited to 100 copies). Got this hmm.. last week but haven’t had a time place this one under the needle until today. Band’s debut album (that was released last year) was quite amazing and “You Will Know Nothing” goes to that same category, bringing some fresh air to stoner/psych genre with some afrobeat included. Some may find this band and their records way too hard to chew but […]
A damn nice blues/hard rock album from this australian band. I listened this album via BandCamp few times and result of those moments can be seen on the picture above. Bluesy rock with touch of darkness, what else can I ask? Highly recommended album even though this has nothing to do with stoner/doom/sludge. Jus give a listen and you know what I mean. Still available from Kozmik Artifactz on white vinyl if you are interested. Yeah!!
Please don’t throw rocks at me… This is my first album from Killing Joke. I blame Metallica that I have skipped this band till this very day. Metallica’s version of “The Wait” is.. well, not that good one. I bought this album few months ago from local record store, just because I thought that it’s time to check this band what they are all about. Damn you James & Comp. This band is awesome, how in hell I have managed […]
Got these three tapes few days ago from Creep Purple Records (first releases from this label), some of you may already know Creep Purple by its awesome promotion site for sludge/stoner/doom etc. releases. It didn’t took that much time for me to purchase this bundle of cassettes because I do not own these on vinyl. Nice work and damn good tapes. Waiting for next releases from this label for sure! These tapes are available from Creep Purple Records (Lee Van […]
Been waiting for this to arrive and finally I got this here with me. I don’t know anything about this band but it took only one track , “You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere”, and I decided to purchase the album. Strange one this surely is, mixture of hazy psychedelic stoner rock with some afrobeat. Strange and refreshing, in other words this album sounds awesome. Swedish Goat has now proper competitor, even though I don’t like to compare bands nor music they […]
Hey, here we go again with the latest STB release, now it’s time for Red Wizard and their debut album “Cosmosis”. Awesome looking package and I bow to the king, STB Records, for putting out these treasures one after other. After numerous spins this record, that seems to be band’s debut full-length, grows better, and better. Red Wizard plays doomed/stoner/hard rock with retro vibes and from first tune to the last this record have been very refreshing, mesmerizing experience. In […]
Even though I have said that I’m not that interested of test pressing.. here’s one, surprise. Very strong performance from this band on their second full-length released by Riding Easy Records. If you like good old-time rock favored with blues I suggest you to check this one out. These test pressings are limited to 30 copies (still wondering why so much..) and surprisingly sold out but there are still clear copies (limited to 200 copies) available from Riding Easy. Nice […]
This stoner/hardrock band managed to surprise me totally with their debut album here. I listened this few times via their BandCamp site and it was quite easy to decide either purchase this one or not. This (US) version here is self released by the band, limited to 150 copies (according to BandCamp) and available from that same source, BandCamp. And for those who are still able to wait for some colored versions, Kozmik Artifactz is going to repress this one soon […]
Package came today from RidingEasy Records. Once again I was bit too eager to get this album that I did not read release information through.. I pre-ordered this because I thought that I missed test pressing/die hard versions. Well, actually those came on sale about week later or something :D (same thing happened with my Monolord LPs). Anyways, maybe I just have start collecting every single version of every item RidingEasy is releasing. And about the band, hard -psychedelic-stoner-whatever-rock and […]
This test press of Old Man’s Will album came from Easy Rider Records today. And I have to say that I’m very pleased with this one. Packaged ultra secured, record taken out of the cover etc. This is the second LP I have received from this label and it’s nice to see that they put some effort on packaging. And about the album itself, good old-time hard rock.. from Sweden (seems that all good hard rock bands nowadays comes from […]
Bought this yesterday from local record store. This is one of those “must have” records for me (originally released on CD, 1996). This Finnish band was like Carcass, evolving record by record. First time this is released on vinyl (100 copies on red and 400 copies on black vinyl) and surprise, I totally missed that red copy so I have to settle with this black one (for now). Xysma’s first record was all grind/death metal and this (their fourth full […]
I actually bought this from a physical record store today :) This one have been on my “wanted-list” for some time and now I finally bought this. Not bad at all. Nice record in my opinion. This is limited to 500 copies and if you’re after this, Discogs is place to go.
At last this was released on vinyl, big hand to Svart Records. This was quite unique band from Finland. Xysma evolved with every record they made, starting with grindcore and ended up playing some kind of mixed garage rock or something. This record is limited to 500 copies on black vinyl and is available from Dark Descent.
This was the 7″ that introduced The Hellacopters to me. I am a big fan of Nicke Andersson, seems that everything being touched by Nicke turns to gold.. Entombed, Death Breath, The Hellacopters, Solution, Imperial State Electric.. etc. But for me By The Grace Of God album is one of those albums that matters.