Thursday, June 22, 2017

French heavy-psych rockers Domadora to reissue 'The Violent Mystical Sukuma' album for vinyl edition




As announced a few weeks ago : about a year after the release of their acclaimed second full-length effort 'The Violent Mystical Sukuma' for CD/digital formats, French 70's Heavy-Psych Rockers Domadora is gonna to reissue the album for vinyl edition through the Germany-based label Kozmik Artifactz (Cortez, Fuzz Manta, The Great Khan, Son Of A Witch...) on July 14th.

In the meantime, the band just unveiled a brand new music video for the song "Rocking Crash Hero", available right now on YouTube, while 'The Violent Mystical Sukuma' is still available CD / Digital formats on Bandcamp and the main legal platforms (iTunes, Deezer, Amazon...). + full streaming at the same location or SoundCloud.


For the record...

Influenced by the 60's and 70's vibes from Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd or Led Zeppelin, Heavy Psych/Rock/Stoner power-trio from France Domadora delivers psychedelic stoned jams since its birth around the shade of bands such as Fatso Jetson or Karma to Burn.

In 2013, the band released its debut full-length album acclaimed by both critics and public and then toured massively with big names such as Pentagram, Baroness, Earthless of Yawning Man before to work again on a new record.

Three years later, Domadora unleashed its very awaited new full-length effort : 'The Violent Mystical Sukuma'.

MOONSPELL Announce New Album '1755' + Special Portuguese Shows!




[ photo by Paulo Mendes / Pfm.photo ]

NAPALM RECORDS, MOONSPELL and Alma Mater Records (band’s owned label) are proud to announce that there will be three shows in Portugal for the release of MOONSPELL’s new album '1755': a concept album, sung in Portuguese, about the Great Lisbon Earthquake, of 1755.
They will have a double date hometown- show in Lisbon where you enjoy the band's annual Halloween party as well as watching the show. On the 1st of November MOONSPELL will take the event to the city of Porto, as part of the '1755' first three announced dates:

30th + 31st Oct - LISBOA AO VIVO, LISBON
1st Nov - HARD CLUB, SALA 1, PORTO

These very special gigs will be produced by the band themselves in partnership with Alma Mater Records and in collaboration and with total support from their main label Napalm Records.
At the shows you will have the chance to buy the upcoming record exclusively and straight from the band and watch them destroy Lisbon and Porto. The ticket holder will get a free CD or vinyl edition (first 500 tickets, the edition will be signed by the band!). The new album '1755' will hit the stores on the 3rd of November in Europe via Napalm Records. Presales will be announced soon, but you can already get your ticket to Lisbon and Porto right now!

More info about tickets, reservations and information at:

Limited regular tickets for sale coming in September.
VIP Wolfpack deals are available, please contact:

Says the band:
„On these shows we’re gonna play 1755 in its entirety but also recover some obscure stuff we haven’t been playing for many years.

1755 is a poetic, musical and philosophical reflection of the band about the tragic event that took place on the 1st of November of 1755 in Lisbon, decimating the entire city.

It’s mostly a Metal record, with vibrant riffs, epic orchestration and vocals and lyrics which invoke the agony of that day. The band was also concerned in recreating the end of the 18th century Lisbon and there will be lots of fusion, percussion and a melodic approach to that time and to the atmosphere the great city of Lisbon enjoyed back then.

There will be ten powerful, surprising songs that echo remotely to some of Moonspell previous efforts like Under the Moonspell or alpha Noir. But make no mistake! This is MOONSPELL as you never heard them before, with the fire of their native Language Portuguese and 900 years of History to unveil!

An historical, rigorous, serious, artistic record. A black beast from Portugal that the Metal scene so craves for.“

For More Info Visit:

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Knives - Boy Thursday



Preconceived notions will get you every time waveriders, even if those notions stem from extensive knowledge and experience.  Case in point, the debut album Boy Thursday from the band Knives.  Through advance e-mailings I knew that this newly created musical entity featured Mr. J Medeiros, a terrific hip-hop emcee I've been following for years, on vocals and that the music produced could be categorized as rap rock.  Being a fan of Mr. J Medeiros, rap music, and rock 'n' roll I was awfully excited to hear the final product. 

In my head I imagined I'd be listening to something demonstrably similar to a band near and dear to my heart, Rage Against The Machine.  When Boy Thursday released however, I was thrown a curve ball.  Yes there was rapid-fire lyric delivery over aggressive metallic instrumentation but the musical direction Knives chose to follow took me by surprise.  These songs rely on a bedrock of high octane hardcore punk, not the groovy mid-tempo blueprint of most rap rock I've encountered.  That said the title track sounds strikingly similar to RATM's song "Wind Below", only with more urgency.

Speaking of urgency I'm concerned that I have failed to convey my enthusiasm for this fine album.  Boy Thursday is an unrestrained jolt of electricity to my eardrums!  All ten songs on the record are powerful but a few stand out.  "Sucker Punch", "Figurehead Catacombs", "Give Me Air", and "Wylin Inside" all blister with enough energy to rival a star collapsing into supernova. 

Waveriders, if you're looking for propulsive new tunes your search has ended.  Knives will readily galvanize anyone who comes into contact with Boy Thursday, their robust debut album.  Give this record a listen.  You'll be glad you did!

-Penfold

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Dubai's NERVECELL reveal new song and lyric video!

Nervecell Abyssviand


See and listen here the brand new single "Abyssviand" by Dubai's very own extreme metal masters NERVECELL taken from the band's forthcoming album "Past, Present...Torture", which is set to be released on August 25th via Lifeforce Records.

PPT Cover
“Past, Present…Torture” marks the group’s third full-length and is the successor of “Psychogenocide” from 2011. The album consists of 13 tracks and is the most extreme and versatile NERVECELL record to date. The title speaks for itself, focusing on the state of the world and where we are all headed as a civilization.

“Past, Present…Torture” serves as a concise summary for both, the lyrical message and the musical direction. Offering unpleasant truths and a rigorous death metal sound. Just as you know and expect from the beast from the Middle East...NERVECELL!

"PAST, PRESENT...TOURTURE" - Out August 25th on Lifeforce Records

Out Now! MUTANK Unleash New Mosher "W.H.A.T.S.T.H.A.T." + Canada Tour w/ ANNIHILATOR




(Photo Credit: Katherine Dydyk)

L-R – Ahmed Daas – Drums, Chris Nasty – Guitar, Costa Skoulikas – Guitar, Stephen Reynolds – Vocals/Bass

Currently on tour across Canada with metal legends ANNIHILATOR (dates listed below), Montreal thrash champions MUTANK unleash their new EP "W.H.A.T.S.T.H.A.T." via Boonsdale Records, which is now available as of June 16th. The new EP from the 2014 Wacken Metal Battle Canada winners is short, but sweet to follow their debut cassette EP "M.E.C.H. Metal" and is a taste of what's to come from the band's full length planned to be unleashed later this year.

Vocalist/bassist Stephen Reynolds comments:

"It is with sinister pride we begin the next stage of "MU WORLD ORDER" with the release of our new EP W.H.A.T.S.T.H.AT. The human language is not equip to describe what will come next but one thing is certain: it's time to mosh!"

The five track demolisher "W.H.A.T.S.T.H.A.T." was produced with Topon Das (Fuck The Facts) and is a step up from what people have heard from MUTANK thus far. The title of the EP "W.H.A.T.S.T.H.A.T." stands for "We Have Alottta Thrash Songs That Have Abbreviated Titles" and came to be first as joke for the band.

Reynold adds "I just thought it would be funny to force an acronym for ‘what’s that?’ and I came up with ‘We Have Alottta Thrash Songs That Have Abbreviated Titles’. From there we came up with the concept of an EP with a bunch of forced acronym titles. The EP itself was written somewhat conceptually with the individual songs being very short thrash songs that come together to make one longer progressive thrash track, which harkens back to the title since we don’t even know what it is!"

"W.H.A.T.S.T.H.A.T." is now available for CD order and digital download at the following link: https://mutankthrash.bandcamp.com/album/w-h-a-t-s-t-h-a-t
plus all major online retailers such as iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, etc.

MUTANK's first single off the EP, "P.O.P.U.L.O.U.S" is streaming at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgVrCj3Rpd8


Live video MUTANK at Wacken 2014 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQrLaG8BPL4
Track Listing:
1. L.I.F.E. (1:01)
2. I.D.I.O.T. (2:06)
3. P.O.P.U.L.O.U.S. (1:40)
4. F.O.G. (1:33)
5. D.E.A.T.H. (3:50)
EP Length: 10:17

EP line-up:
Stephen Reynolds – Vocals/Bass
Ahmed Daas – Drums
Costa Skoulikas – Guitar
Lee Whiskey – Guitar

Live line-up:
Stephen Reynolds – Vocals/Bass
Ahmed Daas – Drums
Costa Skoulikas – Guitar
Chris Nasty – Guitar
Ripping Through Canada Tour w/ Annihilator, Mason
June 20 – Winnipeg, MB – Park Theater
June 23 – Waterloo, ON – Maxwells
June 24 – Toronto, ON – The Opera House
June 26 – Ottawa, ON – The Brass Monkey
June 28 – Quebec City, QC – L’Anti
June 29 – Montreal, QC – Café Campus
June 30 – Cornwall, ON – The House
July 1 – Cornwall, ON – The House

For More Info:

Monday, June 19, 2017

SAINT BLASPHEMER - Theotokos




Self-released

This band from Santa Ana, CA is comprised of Thomas Monroe (vocals), John Castellon (guitar), Steve Shell (bass), and Steve Ybarra (drums). They've been playing shows since February 2016 and have two releases out now with Theotokos being the newest.

The band has a ‘90s alternative sound to them, but not enough to make them sound retro or tired, more like familiar, which is good since being a new band, having that sound, makes you think that you’ve known them a long time. They have a very sexy and cool swagger to their music, kind of walking in and knowing that they’re right and about what they’re doing, not that stupid “swag” that kids think is hip nowadays. The band is tight, the vocals are clear, crisp and full of energy and don’t overpower the music, matter of fact, everything is mixed perfectly and has more than enough juice to light up a city, not to mention your ears. The mix of alternative and metal work together far better on here than on most of the other albums that I’ve heard try to mix it up; usually it becomes a battle of which one takes over the song/album, but these guys temper the mix perfectly. The more that I listened to this album, the more that they reminded me of Jane’s Addiction, mostly in the music, not the vocals so much, but not to the point of being copyists.

If you have a soft spot for ‘90s music, or just want to hear a band that has their shit together and can play the hell out of their instruments with feeling and conviction, then you need to grab this one. If they keep on this path, there is no doubt that people will catch on and they will become powerhouses.

-Rick Ecker

Sunday, June 18, 2017

HPS Records&Booking presents : TURN ME ON DEAD MAN new sign - DEADSMOKE news




HEAVY PSYCH SOUNDS Records&Booking is really proud to welcome in the HPS family the Heavy Psychedelic-Space-Metalz masters

***TURN ME ON DEAD MAN***

TMODM are an heavydelic space rock band from San Francisco. Turn Me On Dead Man combines Heavy Metal and Psychedelia to forge a music that is both transcending and unforgettable. The songwriting plunges listeners into the heavydelic landscapes of 60's experimentalism and 70's bombast, creating a disc that is enthralling, imaginative, hugely entertaining, and incredibly hard rocking!

The group have been creating their unique brand of lysergic-soaked rock since their inception in 2000, gigging extensively throughout the San Francisco bay area and garnering praise from all over their home turf and the country, spurred on by heavy rotation at the influential WFMU station in New Jersey. Alternative Tentacles founder Jello Biafra was suitably impressed by the band's spaced-out, glammed-up, turned-up brand of audio mayhem enough to re-release their first epic record, "God Bless the Electric Freak" on A.T.!

Live, Turn Me On Dead Man is a spectacle of epic proportions; a visceral sonic boom that spans the spectrum from the meanest, most gorgeous anthems of rock to the exotic ragas of modern psych, creating an explosive and diverse stage performance as energetic as it is uncommon. Simply put, Turn Me On Dead Man plays Heavy Crush Bliss Rock breaking the sound barrier on their own private Lear Jet headed straight to HELL!

The bands twin guitar harmonization, melodic rhythmic switchbacks and trippy apocalypto- mystical lyricism keep California's psychedelic rock tradition alive

"Mind melt music for the sick and twisted, heavydelic super rock for the ultimate freak out"

HEAVY PSYCH SOUNDS Records quote:
It's almost two years we are dealing with the band, and finally we reached the point. TMODM is finally part of the HPS Records family!! Their sound and attitude reflect a lot which is the label target in terms or Space Rock, Psychedelic Rock and Heavy Rockness

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***DEADSMOKE***

are back!!!

DEADSMOKE are coming back brothers and sisters!!
We can honestly say that with all the new wave of Doom-Sludge bands out in these last years
Deadsmoke recorded one of the best debut album we can remember.

Influenced by the sounds of Sleep, Bongzilla, Electric Wizard the band just added a powerful element to the sound of the band, let in a new band member: Claudio Rocchetti (already in "In Zaire"on Synthesizers. With the new line up the band entered in studio last month to record an incredible sophomore album...more details will be released soon!

Massively heavy sludge/doom band TARLUNG unleash their new full length




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Mind-numbingly heavy, TARLUNG create thick, ponderous sludge that's sure to make your day. Check out this underrated band from Austria setting new standards of heaviness in the style.  Stream their entire album AT THIS LINK.


- "organic and visceral" - METAL NA LATA 9/10

- "a weighty album of growling malevolence and despair" - DESERT PSYCHLIST

- "drag the listener to dark places" - VOID

- "cover dark and esoteric themes" - DOOMED TO DARKNESS

Dense and suffocating, TARLUNG's music crawls along ponderously, squeezing the life out of its listeners. This kind of expression in sludge is rarely done but ends up being most satisfying. The riffs command the direction, as within the mire of the deafening sludge you have catchy hooks and memorable tunes. Influences from closely related genres such as death metal and even stoner doom coalesce to form their monolithic sound. This is the band's latest full length album and it lays waste to everything else they've done before. Listen to one of the heaviest albums in this style and quiver under its might.
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Line up:
Rotten - Guitars
Marian Waibl - Drums
Phillip "Five" Seiler - Guitars and Vocals
Artwork - Alex Eckman Lawn (DEFEATED SANITY, MARUTA, KREIG, ZEALOTRY)

Track list:
1. It Waits In The Dark 01:50
2. Dying Of The Light 08:16
3. Mud Town 06:27
4. Kings And Graves 09:47
5. The Prime Of Your Existence 10:56
6. Resignation 04:02
7. Born Dead 09:13
8. Beyond The Black Pyramid 07:29
9. Karma 08:21

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Bandcamp Bonanza – Take Her Easy



The album cover making the cover of today’s bonanza takes you to another place. Personally I love the high desert landscape as it puts me at ease. We have a variety of styles featured today all of which also put me at ease in a way that only music can.

BJ Wilbanks – BJ Wilbanks
BJ Wilbanks was recommended by a friend on facebook and I ate it right up. Ordered the vinyl after a few full listens as it just has that sound that yearns for crooning away on the turntable.
 Soulful, countrified southern blues screaming total class while gently tugging the heartstrings of authentic Americana meets rock n roll. Fans of Chris Stapleton take note.

The Teskey Brothers – Half Mile Harvest
I was sold right off the bat with these guys. I would normally have ordered the vinyl, however I’m sort of on a new budget trying to get my finances organized and really pushing myself to hold back on the vinyl buys. But even though it’s quite pricey to import from Australia, it is well worth it. Right off the bat you get a bit of an Allman Brothers blues vibe, but with perhaps a bit more soul injected. I played all the albums from The Teskey Brothers repeatedly the other day upon discovery. You should too.

Caves of Utah – Caves of Utah
Caves of Utah is a project by a somewhat prolific artist it turns out after diving in further to the band.
This Billy Fridrich dude is quite prolific. Just as his other project Axis/Orbit piqued our attention with its garage/psych/rock amalgamation, Caves of Utah blister the sunset with a rather melodic approach. The cave walls are etched with metallic solos, sun stained vocal croons, and tinted with a film of grunge as the diversity between each song carries its tone into the desert horizon.

Slingshot – A Period of Reflection
This popped up on my bandcamp feed the other day and seemed worth checking out. Boy was I glad I did. Being released in 2013 normally has me scratching my head wondering how I haven’t heard of them yet, and offered at name your price the band was off to a great start. Fast forward to multiple listens from the 2 full lengths offered up and my mind was completely blown. Be sure to listen to their latest one as well. Top quality stuff guys!
Slingshot rear back the whip and let loose a progressive cannon of heavy groove propelled by quality song craft, soaring riffs and a golden vocal rasp. This ain't your everyday stoner rock folks. This is something special. Mindblower alert!!

Void Commander – Shrooming Window
Shrooming Window is an interesting concept and a killer piece of music at that. The tracks are massive on this baby. It starts out extremely fuzzy with an occult like doom vocal, high on low end and as the album progresses the psychedelic elements begin to peak just as coming into a trip off a bag of shrooms. This is still hovering in my wishlist at the current time, again budgeting is a bitch, but you should give this your full attention. It really gets better the deeper and deeper into the trip

Hope you enjoyed this edition of Buckys Bandcamp Bonanza and see you in another week.

-The Huntsman

Friday, June 16, 2017

The Black Seeds Announce New Album 'Fabric' Due Out on Easy Star Records September 8th, 2017 || North American Tour Kicks Off Today!





‘The best reggae band in the world right now’
– Rolling Stone Germany

‘Almost like the changing of the seasons, you can count on The Seeds to rock into your town and deliver an uplifting concoction of reggae, dub and funk with their own ingenious twist’
– Otago Daily Times

‘One of the best live reggae acts on the planet’
– Clash Music 

‘The forefront of reggae today and tomorrow’
– JamBase

On the eve of their 10-date US / Canadian tour, The Black Seeds announce their long-awaited sixth studio album to the world: Fabric, which will be their first album in over five years, is set to be released in North America via Easy Star Records on September 8th, 2017. The album features their brand new single “Better Days” which marked a triumphant return in May. The new record is available for pre-order via digital platforms as well as physical CD and double LP via the Easy Star web store.

To celebrate, the band has shared a lyric video for the new single, created by Mark Russell (renegadepeach.com) & Owen Watts (themakersinitiative.com). Watch the time-lapsed footage here or below, featuring stunning scenes from their homeland Aotearoa.

After a couple of years touring the world and juggling festival slots, The Black Seeds focused their efforts throughout 2016 and 2017 on the recording of their new studio album. The sessions for Fabric took place at acclaimed engineer/producer and long-time Black Seeds collaborator, Lee Prebble's Wellington studio The Surgery. The result is a twelve-track album of bold, groove-heavy tunes that demonstrate the multiple facets of what makes The Black Seeds who they are, set over a classic dub/reggae foundation.

It wouldn’t be a Black Seeds record without the warm affirmations of Weir and Weetman’s words, which we hear right from top to tail. The uplifting album opener “Better Days” ensures us that ‘better days are coming, lonely nights are leaving,’ while tracks like “The Weaver” remind us that love will conquer all pain.

The kinetic energy within the album is physically infectious, and makes you want to move with them. There are times where we dip into a gorgeous nostalgic homage to the late 70s/early 80s r&b-funk era with songs like “Freakin” or the bass-heavy groove of “Everybody Knows.” Overall, there is a grand expansiveness that sets over the track list, allowing for each song to breathe and exist on its own, but also comfortably within the context of the wider picture. This shows The Black Seeds’ limitless creative energy for what it is - always moving forward and progressing without compromising the soul of who they are, while always remaining conscious of the current world around them.


Tracklist:

    Better Days
    Everybody Knows
    Freakin'
    Lightning Strikes
    Moving On
    Ride On
    Back To You
    Fabric
    Beleza
    Wake Up
    The Weaver
    Lost In The Bush
 
Pre-order Fabric here:

North America: http://geni.us/TBSFabric

Listen to the new single 'Better Days' here:

Tour Dates:

6.16.17  Victoria, CN - Sugar Nightclub
6.17.17  Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theater
6.18.17  Boonville, CA -  Sierra Nevada World Music Festival
6.20.17  Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst
6.21.17  Ventura, CA - Discovery Ventura
6.23.17  Santa Ana, CA - Observatory
6.24.17  Las Vegas, NV - Brooklyn Bowl

DEMON EYE - New album 'Prophecies and Lies' - Details and first track available




DEMON EYE are back with their third offering and another dose of their own blend of Heavy Classic Rock, Proto Metal and Traditional Doom!

"Prophecies and Lies" will be released on 11th August 2017 via Soulseller Records on CD, vinyl and in digital versions.

The new album was recorded by Mike Dean of CORROSION OF CONFORMITY in the band's hometown of Raleigh , North Carolina , and displays a strong musical progression with mighty riffs, haunting melodies and fist-raising anthems. DEMON EYE are bringing vintage heavy darkness for modern times and current day evils.

Check out the album’s opening track, “The Waters and the Wild”, at this location: https://demoneye.bandcamp.com/track/the-waters-and-the-wild

Tracklist:
1. The Waters and the Wild
2. In the Spider’s Eye
3. The Redeemer
4. Kismet
5. Infinite Regress
6. Dying For It
7. Politic Devine
8. Power of One
9. Vagabond
10. Prophecies and Lies
11. Morning’s Son

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Smoke Mountain – S/T EP





Members:
Brian Pitt - Drums
Lee Pitt - Guitar
Sarah Pitt - Vocals

Tracklist:
1.Demon
2.Violent Night
3.Smoke Mountain

This band coming from Florida arose in 2015.  Smoke Mountain is Sarah Pitt on vocals, Sarah's husband Lee Pitt on guitar and Lee’s brother Brian on drums.

In May they relased their self titled EP, written and produced by the band but mastered by the well known Carl Saff (Attala, LoPan).  On the record Lee plays bass but during the live shows they skip it. These three songs are a good introduction for me and I'm eager to hear some more from the band in the future.

The first song ”Demon” introduces the listener to the EP with a sampling about witches before a catchy melody kicks in. I love the dirty, fuzzed out main riff and the airy-fairy constant drum beat.

It surrounds the fuzz laden sound and the lovely haunting voice of Sarah.  I love how her voice is mixed to be the focal point of the record, but I don't feel like the vocals are overproduced.  She’s  guiding the listener through the heavy yet catchy fuzzed out melody in a delightful way.  Maybe it's the family bond creating an immense chemistry between the band?  At least that's what I hear.

“Violent Night”, the next song, is my favorite.  It has a howling guitar-figure in the beginning and a massive deluge of doom riffs hammering into your ear canal during the rest of the song before the sweetest Black Sabbath riff Iommi never wrote kicks in.  I’m also impressed how the guitar and cymbal crashes are fit into the song.  It's the sweetest perfection

On ”Smoke Mountain” Sarah's voice is outstanding once again.  She attacks the harsh lyrics with a spooky vibe.  The first time I listened to it I was lying in bed trying to sleep but during the song I needed to light my bedroom lamp because I thought she was singing from the top-point of my bed.  It was certainly a time to look over your shoulder not only once but twice!  Thankfully I realized her haunting voice only exists in my head.  The lo-fi distorted sound makes me shiver inside my bones and this is the best tribute to the classic old doom-bands in a long time.

This isn’t something new and many band have sounded like this before but still I’m in urgent need of more songs from the band.  It’s an overwhelming rendezvous of modern Doom and Stoner Metal and I really hope this band will give us a full length album soon.

Lovely.

-Doomsdaysjesus


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Dishwalla Set to Release 5th Studio Album 'Juniper Road'

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The platinum-selling, award-winning band with a career spanning over 2 decades and 5 albums.

California Alternative Rock mainstays Dishwalla will release their 5th studio album, Juniper Road, through Pavement Entertainment worldwide digitally on June 16 and CD on July 14, 2017.

In early 2017, Dishwalla launched a successful Pledge Music campaign in order for their strong diehard fan base to get an early taste of the album and other unique opportunities. The campaign was so successful that the band quickly realized they needed assistance in delivering their new album, Juniper Road, to meet the demand on a global level. The band inked a deal with Pavement Entertainment and are preparing for the worldwide physical and digital release.


The album will mark the band's first full-length studio release in over 10 years. As they say, "All good things come to those who wait," and Juniper Road stands true to those words. Blending elements of classic sounding Dishwalla anthems along with a modern edge, the band truly touches on every aspect of growth and stays true to its roots.

Throughout the '90s, Dishwalla made a name for themselves starting with their highly acclaimed debut album, Pet Your Friends. The album lit up the charts and the airwaves in 1996 with their smash hit single, "Counting Blue Cars". With a gritty attitude and edgy musicianship reminiscent of past musical legends, Dishwalla's Alt-Rock sound was enough for music fans to crown "Counting Blue Cars" one of the most requested songs of that year. The track earned the band a Billboard Award for "Best Rock Song" for 1996 as well as two ASCAP Awards for "Rock Track of the Year" in both 1996 and 1997, driving Pet Your Friends to sell more than a million copies worldwide.

Dishwalla continued their success by touring heavily throughout the late '90s and the early 2000s, and released further successful albums in the likes of Opaline (2002), Live...Greetings From The Flow State (2003), and their self-titled album, Dishwalla (2005).

Over the span of their 2 decade-long career, Dishwalla has survived the usual drama of personnel and record label changes. Dishwalla's music helped define the sound of a generation. Their music is timeless, and the recurrent airplay of "Counting Blue Cars" on Triple A and Hot A.C. radio is a testament to this. Touted by fans and industry alike as one of the best live bands to come out of the '90s, Dishwalla is back with an amazing story to tell. Catch them on tour all summer on various dates, with the likes of Fuel and Marcy Playground.


Dishwalla is:

Rodney Browning Cravens - Guitar
Scot Alexander - Bass
Jim Wood - Keyboards
George Pendergast - Drums
Justin Fox - Vocalist


GOATWHORE To Kick Off Headlining Tour With Anciients Friday




This Friday, GOATWHORE will kick off a near-three-week headlining tour with Vancouver metallers, Anciients. The tour will commence June 9th and run through July 1st. The band's latest journey comes in advance of their previously announced North American fall takeover supporting UK-based metal icons Venom Inc. The Blood Stained Earth Tour will pillage twenty-eight cities from September 1st through October 2nd. Additional support will be provided by Portland punk thrashers Toxic Holocaust and Ohio deathcore unit The Convalescence. See all confirmed dates below.

GOATWHORE will release their anticipated Vengeful Ascension full-length worldwide on June 23rd via Metal Blade Records. The band's seventh full-length and second recorded reel-to-reel, the ten-track, forty-one-minute Vengeful Ascension was captured at Earth Analog in Tolono, Illinois near Champaign with longtime soundman and comrade Jarrett Pritchard (1349, Gruesome).

Vengeful Ascension will be available on CD, vinyl (in multiple limited color variations), and digital formats. Various Vengeful Ascension preorder options are currently available at metalblade.com/goatwhore where you can also sample the record's title track as well as the newly-issued "Chaos Arcane" lyric video.

A sonic manifestation of war, chaos, desolation, and emotional conflict, seamlessly bridging twenty years of the band's signature brand of audio venom, Vengeful Ascension finds its members at their most accomplished both individually and as a cohesive unit. Guitarist Sammy Duet's dense, sub nuclear riff work and possessed solo blitzes are at their most devastating spiraling flawlessly and instinctually around drummer Zack Simmons' and bassist James Harvey's hammering rhythms with frontman Ben Falgoust's distinctly commanding roar, his acidic prose more enunciated than ever before, complimenting the apocalyptic proceedings.

GOATWHORE w/ Anciients:
6/14/2017 Stork Club - Oakland, CA
6/15/2017 Old Nick's Pub - Eugene, OR
6/16/2017 Northwest Terror Fest @ Neumos - Seattle, WA
6/20/2017 Generator Cabaret - Prince George, BC
6/21/2017 Distortion - Calgary, AB
6/22/2017 Brixx Bar & Grill - Edmonton, AB
6/23/2017 Riddell Center - Regina, SK
6/24/2017 Windsor Hotel - Winnipeg, MB
6/25/2017 Triple Rock Social Club - Minneapolis, MN
6/26/2017 The Metal Grill - Cudahy, WI
6/27/2017 Frankies - Bryan, OH
6/28/2017 Fubar - St Louis, OH
6/29/2017 George's Majestic Lounge - Springdale, AR
6/30/2017 Vino's Brewpub - Little Rock, AR
7/01/2017 Maggie Meyers Irish Pub - Huntsville, AL
End Tour
w/ Venom Inc., Toxic Holocaust, The Convalescence:
9/1/2017 Voltage - Philadelphia, PA
9/2/2017 Gramercy Theater - New York, NY
9/3/2017 Brighton Music Hall - Boston, MA
9/4/2017 Les Foufounes Electriques - Montreal, QC
9/5/2017 Mod Club - Toronto, ON
9/7/2017 Agora Ballroom - Cleveland, OH
9/8/2017 Reggies - Chicago, IL
9/9/2017 Full Terror Metal Fest - Cave In Rock, IL
9/10/2017 Riot Room - Kansas City, MO
9/11/2017 Marquis Theater - Denver, CO
9/13/2017 The Pin - Spokane, WA
9/14/2017 Studio 7 - Seattle, WA
9/15/2017 Rickshaw Theater - Vancouver, BC
9/16/2017 Hawthorne Theater - Portland, OR
9/18/2017 Slims - San Francisco, CA
9/19/2017 The Roxy Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
9/20/2017 Brick By Brick - San Diego, CA
9/21/2017 Club Red - Phoenix, AZ
9/22/2017 Tricky Falls - El Paso, TX
9/23/2017 Gas Monkey - Dallas, TX
9/24/2017 Grizzly Hall - Austin, TX
9/25/2017 White Oak Music Hall - Houston, TX
9/26/2017 Parish at HOB - New Orleans, LA
9/28/2017 Churchill's - Miami, FL
9/29/2017 Orpheum - Tampa, FL
9/30/2017 The Haven - Orlando, FL
10/1/2017 Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
10/2/2017 Soundstage - Baltimore, MD

"...Just sinister..." -- Metal Injection on Vengeful Ascension's title track

"...the most mature recording in the GOATWHORE canon. Its combination of disparate subgenres from opposite ends of the structural and melodic continuum is masterful, resulting in a remarkably non-contrasting display of good and evil; that being good songs that sound as evil as all hell." -- Team Rock

"Vengeful Ascension is another perfectly-sculpted GOATWHORE masterpiece of raw aggressiveness and the band's classic instrumentals, while at the same time proving that they are indeed 'Trve Kvlt.'" -- Metal Wani

"While GOATWHORE don't worry about what sub-genre they fit into, and stick to a sound that is theirs, it's apparent they have rediscovered a sense of adventure with the freshness evident in these songs." -- No Clean Singing

"Vengeful Ascension isn't an album that you can easily forget. It's a record that is going to bust your skull in and get you moshing across the floor... Time and time again GOATWHORE have come out on top and now they are sitting with a skull in one hand and a severed limb in the other guiding you into the demonic pit." - Two Guys Metal Reviews

"Vengeful and spirited, GOATWHORE are a force to be reckoned with... They are the embodiment of utter-yet-glorious chaos, and they give an immersive live performance you don't want to miss." - Currently Streaming

GOATWHORE Recording Lineup:
Louis B. Falgoust II - vocals
Sammy Duet - guitars, vocals
Zack Simmons - drums
James Harvey - bass

GOATWHORE Touring Lineup:
Louis B. Falgoust II - vocals
Sammy Duet - guitars, vocals
Zack Simmons - drums
Robert "TA" Coleman - bass

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

A Tribe Called Quest - We Got It From Here...Thank You 4 Your Service



You can call it blasphemy waveriders.  I won't argue when you level that particular accusation.  Back in October of 2016 when I learned that there would be a new A Tribe Called Quest album, and that said album would be released less than one month later well, let's just say that I wasn't very optimistic about what we would be getting.  Being A Tribe Called Quest fan there was never a question about whether or not I would be buying the album.  I picked up my copy on the day of release, but I was dealing with conflicting information and emotions.

On the one hand I have my deeply ingrained reverence for ATCQ.  I love their first three albums, especially Low End Theory, and have listened to them countless times.  The musical blend of mellow yet unremitting jazzy grooves coupled with the unique and tenacious vocal deliveries of Q-Tip and Phife Dawg easily help the group stand out from their peers.  In fact, if you play their music at any friendly get together right now they still have the power to turn heads.  You'll be answering the question, "Who is this?" multiple times, guaranteed.

The problem arrives when you consider the group's history.  The dysfunction of ATCQ is well documented.  Anyone out there who hasn't watched the documentary Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels Of A Tribe Called Quest should rectify that grievous oversight immediately.  The movie is amazing and amazingly revealing.  Long story short it had been eight long years since ATCQ had released an album, and frankly, due to the animosity between Q-Tip and Phife Dawg I didn't believe the group could work well enough together to release anything worthwhile.  Also there was the unavoidable fact that Phife Dawg had recently passed away due to complications relating to diabetes, so my mind jumped to the conclusion that this album was being rushed to market.

Have I mentioned that it's nice to be wrong every now and again?  Goodness gracious me!  We Got It From Here...Thank You 4 Your Service is stunning!  Absolutely stunning!  All of my concerns evaporated less than a minute into album opener "The Space Program", replaced by a cautious optimism.  "We The People..." and "Whateva Will Be" took my cautious optimism and proceeded to build it into a tidal wave of joy!  As the album progressed I couldn't believe my ears.  This was exactly what I wanted to hear!  Q-Tip and Phife Dawg each have strong verses.  The production is flawless and hearkens back to their classic work.  The guest features are incredible! 

Waveriders, We Got It From Here...Thank You 4 Your Service is the real deal.  Any self respecting hip-hop fan needs a copy of this surprisingly marvelous album.  Actually that's wrong.  This album isn't only for hip-hop fans.  ATCQ have produced an album for all fans of good music.  End of story.

-Penfold


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