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).



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.



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!


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.



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!



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.



Grave Disgrace: Rest In Peace LP (swamp green with gold/black splatter)

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The very first record to hit me this year, Grave Disgrace with their strongly doomed album called Rest in Peace. At first I wasn’t sure about this record .. I pondered the purchase decision for a while until I grabbed myself by the neck and pressed that button. That decision was the right one. Been listening to this album a lot and still it keeps growing and growing. Great work from this Russian group and I really hope to hear more about them in the near future. “Black Seed” edition (regular black wax) seems to be still available from the source, Black Farm Records. Recommended for all doomsters!



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.



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

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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)

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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!



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

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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)

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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).