Betelzeus: Congolese Sterilization LP (magenta/clear)

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Ha! In your face! From my recent hometown comes Betelzeus with Congolese Sterilization. It’s damn nice to see/hear that there’s actual stoner/doom/sludge scene in this godforsaken backyard called Finland (and someone dares to call us Finns the happiest people in the world, fuck it!). Thanks to Interstellar Smoke Records for releasing this on vinyl, tape version I purchased from the local record store earlier last year. Pissed off sludge/doom in best physical format ever. Highly recommended piece of art!  Available from the source,  Interstellar Smoke Records.



Widows: Oh Deer God LP (black)

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Now I have to say that 5£ prize tag on this album is like stealing.. Oh Deer God by Widows is album filled with some stoner/sludge & doomed/bluesy riff-rock. This musical mayhem has been dragged under the sun about 3 years ago and seems that it is still very alive. Don’t know if the band is still active but would love to hear from them in the future. Good one, really good! I should have paid little more than 5£ from this one.. shame on me. Check out this via their BandCamp site and if you like what you’re hearing, buy it.



Ruff Majik : Tårn LP (yellow/red spatter)

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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!



Beastwars: IV LP (white/blue splatter)

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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



LáGoon: Father Of Death 12″ (white)

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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).



Lucifungus: Derek LP (secret stash edition)

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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!



Laser Dracul: Hagridden LP (clear/red/splatter)

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Thanks to Majestic Mountain Records for introducing this Swedish group to me. One more album to prove the superiority of the Swedes while watching my record shelf, damn. This album will take you to deep forest where beams of sun can’t reach you, place where you’ll feel alive again. Great album forcing me to check out their previous album as soon as possible. Still available from the source, Majestic Mountain Records and for example from bands BandCamp site.



Ruff Majik: The Devil’s Cattle LP (yellow with red splatter)

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Yeah, I’ve known this band for some time but after listening this latest album I was sold. This band has a rather unique approach to this genre (or can this music even be categorized into any particular genre ..). Somehow this reminds me distantly of QOTSA but they are certainly doing everything with their own style. Now that I’m under the spell of this South-African band, I’m going after their previous albums. I ordered this beauty via Black Farm Records (just checked that BFR has sold out copies they had) but you still can get your hands on this via Just Direct. Really hope there would be easier way to grab this one, but at this moment I can’t find better solution than Just Direct..



LáGoon: Father Of Death LP (white)

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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).



Slow Green Thing: Amygdala LP (clear)

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Slow Green Thing from Germany and their latest release, Amygdala. I’ve been familiar with this band’s name but it took way too long to check out their records, shame on me. A few weeks ago I suddenly listened this one via BandCamp and purchased physical version immediately after first song I heard. Love the slow, groovy heaviness wrapped with almost ethereal vocals. Music like this is meant to listen via headphones with maximum volume. Available from the band via their BandCamp site and I suggest you to check out their other available albums too (I bought their previous album, III, along this one).

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Bongtower: Oscillator 2xLP (white/black merged)

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Here’s some love from Russia in the form of Bongtower. Oscillator is Bongtower’s first vinyl release and have to say that this love is heavy, crushingly heavy. I’m not that familiar with the Russian stoner / doom scene but this band sounds amazing! Great Blend of space / stoner / doom & sludge. Deep bow in the direction of Hand of Doom for releasing this beast from below / above. Limited to 250 copies and still available via Hand of Doom. Get a copy before it’s too late.



Mammon’s Throne: Forward Unto Flame LP (splatter)

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Here’s some heavy riffs straight to your face. This Melbourne based doomed/stoner outfit is delivering us some crushing tunes with their debut album. Released by Black Farm Records a few months ago and it has been under the stylus numerous times during the past couple of weeks. Highly recommended if darker/heavier stoner/doom makes you stomp your feet. This awesome looking version and other color variant still available from the source, Black Farm Records. Check this out!