WO FAT: Dallas Swampadelic Fuzz Faction Premieres New Track At Revolver; European Trek Underway


Dallas swampadelic fuzz faction, WO-FAT, today drops a brand new resin-coated canticle for your bong-ripping enjoyment. Titled “The Conjuring,” the smoke-fueled number comes by way of the band’s forthcoming new full-length of the same name.


Much in the same vein as their last two offerings – 2012’s The Black Code and 2011’s Noche del Chupacabra – The Conjuring boasts big jams and brawny riffs, the sort of record that turns the vaguely interested into converts and makes the corners on squares look even sharper. Guitarist/vocalist Kent Stump, bassist Tim Wilson and drummer/backing vocalist Michael Walter are jazz-combo tight and their roll is easy and natural, much like Fu Manchu, but far bigger and in the case of The Conjuring, far darker. There’s been a creature lurking in the woods since WO FAT‘s 2006 debut, The Gathering Dark.Their second album, 2009’s Psychedelonaut, pulled back on the threat some to lighten the mood, but whether it’s the motor-driven rush of “Read The Omens” or the you’re-already-lost-in-it riff-exploration of seventeen-minute closer “Dreamwalker,” The Conjuring is indeed a backwoods ritual. Bluesmen have sold their souls for less. Topped off with a mastering job from Nolan Brett at Stump’s studio and an otherworldly cover courtesy of Alexander Von Wieding, the beast that WO FAT‘s tectonic riffage calls to earth has never seemed more real or more alive than it does on The Conjuring.


Get down with the contact high of “The Conjuring,” now smoking out the airwaves of Revolver at THIS LOCATION.


And if you missed it, check out “Beggar’s Bargain” at THIS LOCATION.


The Conjuring will drop via Small Stone on June 17th, 2014 on CD, vinyl, and digitally. The vinyl edition — 180 gram vinyl with deluxe jacket and poly-lined sleeves — comes in transparent red or black, each limited to 250 copies.


In related news, WO FAT is currently levying their stoner rituals overseas on a twelve-date trek that commenced on May 27th in London. The journey includes an appearance at the illustrious Freak Valley Festival (today) sharing the stage with Truckfighters, Blues Pill, Solstafir, Mothership and more!


WO-FAT Live 2014 [remaning dates]:
5/30/2014 Freak Valley Festival 2014 – Netphen, DE
5/31/2014 Jagerklause – Berlin, DE
6/01/2014 Fonobar – Waraw, POL
6/02/2014 Chemiefabrik – Dresden, DE
6/03/2014 Chemiefabrik – Munich, DE
6/04/2014 Kinski – Zurich, SW
6/05/2014 Le Volume – Nice, FR
6/06/2014 Rocksound – Barcelona, ESP
6/07/2014 Peyote Fest – Madrid, ESP


Preorder WO-FAT’s The Conjuring today via Small Stone at THIS LOCATION.


Friday Freebies 5-30-2014

Friday Freebies 2014

You know a band plays stoner rock when part of the band’s name has something to do with the marijuana culture. Thus is the case with Spliff Witchard. These guys have quite a bit of music. This is their latest released. It’s primarily instrumental stoner rock that is super heavy on the fuzz and gets a little sludgy at times. It’s pretty brilliant really. Continue reading

WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM Releases Track From Upcoming Instrumental LP

WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM Releases Track From Upcoming Instrumental LP Through Pitchfork


As Cascadian duo, WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM, prepares for the release of Celstite — the instrumental companion to their 2011 Celestial Lineage LP — Pitchfork offers the public a foretaste of the impending album with an exclusive stream of its magnum opus, “Celestite Mirror.”


With over forty-five minutes of stunning, reworked versions of the powerful black metal anthems that surged on Celestial Lineage, on Celestite, the band takes a deeper excursion into the crystalline synthesizer-driven domains that have long intrigued them. With the aid of producer Randall Dunn, they unearthed a hidden soundscape that is only loosely tethered to their familiar sound, yet is still unmistakably the work of WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM. The scores of renowned sound-sculptors like Carpenter and Eno merge with the band’s Pacific Northwestern inspirations and through a literal wall of vintage synth gear, the previous album is here fully re-imagined and delivered on a parallel existence to its predecessor. The cover art visually enhances these expansive passages with an otherworldly forest vision, a collaboration created by Rachel Carns and WITTR‘s Nathan Weaver.


“Celestite Mirror,” the most extensive of Celestite‘s works, is a nearly fifteen-minute excursion into exploratory soundscapes as vast and beautiful as the band’s surrounding woodlands, and is now playing at mega entertainment portal, Pitchfork, who issues, “WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOMbuild from an eerie drift of synth glow and gentle bass-drum booms into a Vangelis-sized organ roar. Ahead of the halfway mark, they back into a Manuel Gottsching-like series of flickers and clicks, dispersing the darkness they once conjured. They manage a series of heavy-pawed doom riffs toward the end, but they offset the heaviness with airy synths and flutes, getting closer to Dark Side Of The Moon outtakes than Under A Funeral Moon.”


Discover what lies in wait on Celestite with a glimpse into the “Celestite Mirror” via Pitchfork now at THIS LOCATION.


Celestitewill see release in North America on July 8th through the band’s own newly forged label, Artemisia Records, with digipak CD, gatefold LP and digital download editions pending. Preorders are now available RIGHT HERE.


While Celesite bears new “non-metal” and fully synth-based output, the album does not represent a “change in direction” for WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM as a whole. In fact, the duo will once again join forces with additional musical cohorts this Summer and bring their torrid and transcendental blackened whirlwind back to the masses this year, beginning with a West Coast tour this Summer. From July 11th through the 20th, WITTR will raid their hometown of Olympia Washington followed by Bellingham, Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Santa Cruz, San Diego and Los Angeles. Additional tour dates will follow over the coming months.



7/11/2014 Capital Theatre Backstage – Olympia, WA [tickets]

7/12/2014 Shakedown – Bellingham, WA [tickets]

7/13/2014 The Venue – Vancouver, BC [tickets]

7/14/2014 Crocodile – Seattle, WA [tickets]

7/15/2014 Star Theatre – Portland, OR [tickets]

7/17/2014 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA [tickets]

7/18/2014 Catalyst Atrium – Santa Cruz, CA [tickets]

7/19/2014 Che Café – San Diego, CA [tickets]

7/20/2014 Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA [tickets]


EYEHATEGOD: New Orleans Volume Dealers Kick Off US Live Takeover

New Full-Length Out Now + Band Graces The Cover Of The July Issue Of Decibel


Today, New Orleans favorite volume dealers, EYEHATEGOD, kick off their US live takeover in Atlanta. The near month-long trek follows the official decent of their long-awaited new long player. Assembled and financed entirely by the band along with US label partners, Housecore Records, the self-titled, eleven-track offering and first full-length in fourteen years was released yesterday in North America to the crucial adulation of fans and media nationally.


In a perfect 5/5 rating, Metal Underground crowns Eyehategod, “the ultimate EHG album.” Metal Insider boasts, “this entire album at times feels like being engulfed by a wet blanket on a 90-degree day… To say that this album is a triumphant return, or ‘the album we’ve all been waiting for’ are elephantine understatements. This album holds its own against some of the best of their canon and that alone makes it one of the best metal albums you’ll hear this year.” In a 10/10 score, Hellbound notes, “it’s all killer, no filler,” while MetalSucks relays in a 4/4 review, “The band’s trademark amalgamation of Ozzy-era Sabbath and side two of My War is alive and well. And while the band have been to hell and back… they don’t sound tired or fragile. They don’t sound reheated, either. This is fresh, stinking EYEHATEGOD pulling itself out of the NOLA swamps to backhand a bunch of reformed hardcore kids vapidly biting their sound. It lives up pretty much exactly to your expectations. Which is to say, it’s really fucking good.” Elsewhere, the sentiments are equal.HeavyPlanet gushes, “These sounds transcend the decades of abuse, both inflicted and received. They could have been laid to tape in 1988 and they’ll still resonate decades from now. Call it a refreshing helping of cold truth or a self-inflicted road to warped relapse. Another in a storied, weathered history of blooze-metal NOLA cocktails, EYEHATEGOD find their mark and fucking nail it,” Burning Ambulance notes succinctly, “This isn’t some midlife crisis cash-in, it’s daddy showing you how it’s done,” and Metal Injection proclaims, “in terms of consistency and sheer ‘fuck yeah’-ness this is right up there in that first tier of must-have EYEHATEGOD platters. Welcome back, boys. You earned it.”


As if that isn’t enough, the band graces the cover of the

July 2014 edition of Decibel Magazine! Order your copy at THIS LOCATION.
EYEHATEGOD will crumble the stages of over two-dozen municipalities through June. Support will come from metallic hardcore cohorts, Ringworm, and morose punk metal perpetrators, Enabler. Join in on the incursions:


EYEHATEGOD w/ Ringworm, Enabler:
5/28/2014 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA [tickets]
5/29/2014 Drunk Horse – Fayetteville, NC [tickets]
5/30/2014 Chop Shop – Charlotte NC [tickets]
5/31/2014 611 – Frederick, MD [tickets]
6/01/2014 Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA [tickets]
6/02/2014 Rex Theater – Pittsburgh, PA [tickets]
6/03/2014 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA [tickets]
6/04/2014 American Legion Post 80 – Binghamton, NY [tickets]
6/05/2014 Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA [tickets]
6/06/2014 Even Flow – Long Island, NY [tickets]
6/07/2014 Europa – Brooklyn, NY [tickets]
6/08/2014 Basement Transmissions – Erie, PA [tickets]
6/09/2014 Bug Jar – Rochester, NY [tickets]
6/10/2014 Loving Touch – Detroit, MI [tickets]
6/11/2014 Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH [tickets]
6/12/2014 Birdy’s – Indianapolis, IN [tickets]
6/13/2014 Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL [tickets]
6/14/2014 Pyramid Scheme – Grand Rapids, MI [tickets]
6/15/2014 Bottom End Bar – Appleton, WI [tickets]
6/16/2014 Triple Rock – Minneapolis, MN [tickets]
6/17/2014 Diamond Pub – Louisville, KY [tickets]
6/18/2014 Fubar – St. Louis, MO [tickets]
6/19/2014 Hi Tone – Memphis, TN [tickets]
6/20/2014 Southport – New Orleans, LA [tickets]
6/21/2014 Dollhouse – Savannah, GA [tickets]
6/22/2014 Orpheum – Tampa, FL [tickets]
6/23/2014 Looseys – Gainesville, FL [tickets]
6/24/2014 Zydeco – Birmingham, AL [tickets]
6/25/2014 The Handlebar – Pensacola, FL [tickets]


Eyehategod is currently available via Housecore Records at THIS LOCATION.


“…the record that EHG fans have been waiting for; a stomping and venomous set of eleven tracks that reignite the band’s amazing propensity for down-trodden, electric blues and with their late drummer LaCaze behind the kit.” – Noisey



High On Fire Begins Work on New Album

Hard Rock’s Heaviest Band Prepping “Herculean” LP

Chicago Residency, Australian, European Headlining Tours Announced


     California rock giants HIGH ON FIRE have begin work on their new, as-yet-untitled studio album. The globally-celebrated group — guitarist/vocalist Matt Pike, drummer Des Kensel and bassist Jeff Matz — have convened for strategic writing sessions in both New Orleans, LA and Oakland, CA, with early reports indicating the band’s new material to be both “epic” and “sonically huge”. A winter 2015 tentative release date via eOne is expected for the new LP, the follow-up to 2012’s De Vermis Mysteriis, which has been hailed as “not for the faint of heart ” byThe New Yorker and “a fantastically constructed bloodbath” by Entertainment Weekly.

“Des, Jeff and I are really getting creative and writing a hell of a new record,” states Pike. “It’s a crazy project and I can’t really explain what it’s all about just yet, but we’ve been writing a lot of crazy intense material that will up the ante, and bring things to another level.”

     “Everyone is asking what the new High on Fire music sounds like,” adds Kensel. “Chew on some mescaline and listen to side B of Sabbath’s “Master of Reality” backwards at 78 RPM and it might give you an idea.”

HIGH ON FIRE (L to R: Des Kensel, Matt Pike, Jeff Matz) photo: T. Shinn

In addition to constructing the new album, HIGH ON FIRE has announced a handful of upcoming U.S. live dates as well as an Australian headlining tour and a European headlining trek. The Land of Oz trek will launch on July 16 in Brisbane and the Euro jaunt will kick off on July 23 in Germany and run through August 9 in London, England.

Previous to the out-of-country dates, HIGH ON FIRE will undertake a Chicago area residency that will begin on May 29 in Rock Island, IL. The band will then gig as one of the headliners of the Do-Division Street Fest on May 30 (w/ J Mascis, Bass Drum of Death, etc.) before back-to-back headlining shows at Chi-Town’s Empty Bottle on May 31 and June 1.

     HIGH ON FIRE tour dates:
     May 29     Rock Island, IL           Rock Island Brewing Co.     May 30     Chicago, IL                Do-Division Street Fest

May 31     Chicago, IL                Empty Bottle

June 1      Chicago, IL                Empty Bottle

July 16     Brisbane, Australia    Crowbar

July 17     Brisbane, Australia    Crowbar

July 18     Perth, Australia         The Rosemont Hotel

July 19     Melbourne, Australia  The Hi Fi

July 20     Sydney, Australia      The Factory Theatre


July 23     Hamburg, Germany             Logo
July 24     Tilburg, NL                          013

July 25     Köln, Germany                   Underground
July 26     Barcelos, Portugal              Milhões de Festa

July 28     Stockholm, Sweden            Slakthuset

July 29     Oslo, Norway                      Bla

July 30     Gothenburg, Sweden           Truckstop Alaska

July 31     Viveiro, Spain                      Resurrection Festival

August 1  Paris, France                      Glazart

August 2  Waarschoot, Belgium           Roadkill

August 3  Copenhagen, Denmark         KB 18

August 4  Malmo, Sweden                   Babel

August 5  Berlin, Germany                   Magnet

August 6  Prague, Czech Republic       Brutal Assault Festival

August 7  Stuttgart, Germany               Kellerclub

August 8  Oulu, Finland                        Jalometalli Festival

August 9  London, United Kingdom        Underworld


September 6  Raleigh, NC                     Hopscotch Festival (w/ Mastodon, Sun Kil Moon, St. Vincent, Valient Thorr, etc.)

Rob Delaney X Matt Pike for Noisey's
Rob Delaney X Matt Pike for Noisey’s “Back & Forth”


“HIGH ON FIRE is the sludgy resin from 30 years of super-hard-rock history transubstantiated into three men from Oakland with low-slung jeans” – THE NEW YORK TIMES

“Like CREAM on a rocket to hell. HIGH ON FIRE dish out low-frequency terror that turns your innards to black tar.” – ROLLING STONE

     About HIGH ON FIRE:

Universally recognized as one of the most potent acts in music today, HIGH ON FIREcreates modern heavy metal that merges primal fury and aggression, hesher bombast and hall of fame heaviness. Described as “a supersonic exercise in conquest by volume,” HIGH ON FIREhas rewritten the hard rock rule book since its formation in 1998, forging a style and sound that is both critically celebrated and absolutely unique. The group features vocalist and cult guitar heroMatt Pike — also a founding member of the famed underground band SLEEP — along with powerhouse drummer Des Kensel and talented bassist Jeff MatzHIGH ON FIRE‘s most recent studio album De Vermis Mysteriis was released on April 3, 2012.

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High On Fire – “Fertile Green” (Official Video)

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Los Angeles, May 27, 2014 – The Melvins’ Buzz Osborne, aka King Buzzo, is streaming his solo debut, This Machine Kills Artists, via Dangerous Minds ( http://dangerousminds.net/comments/stream_the_new_king_buzzo_acoustic_lp_only_at_dangerous_minds).



The 17-track album is available for pre-order via iTunes (georiot.co/KingBuzzo) or physically via Amazon (http://amzn.com/B00JGWKU7Q).


The legendary front man kicks off a full U.S. tour on June 10 in San Diego, and will chronicle his adventure via Noisey.com.


Tour dates:


June 10     San Diego, CA     The Casbah

June 11     Echo Park, CA     The Echo

June 12     Santa Ana, CA     The Observatory

June 13     Fresno, CA     Strummer’s

June 14     Sacramento, CA     Assembly

June 15     San Francisco, CA     Great American Music Hall

June 17     Eugene, OR     Wow Hall

June 18     Portland, OR     Hawthorne Theatre

June 20     Seattle, WA     Neumo’s

June 21     Bellingham, WA     The Shakedown

June 22     Spokane, WA     The Hop

June 23     Missoula, MT     The Palace

June 24     Billings, MT     The Railyard

June 26     Fargo, ND     The Aquarium

June 27     Minneapolis, MN     Grumpy’s

June 28     Milwaukee, WI     Shank Hall

June 30   Grand Rapids, MI     The Pyramid Scheme


July 1     Columbus, OH     A&R Music Bar

July 2     Detroit, MI     Small’s

July 3     Cleveland, OH     The Grog Shop

July 6     South Burlington, VT     Higher Ground

July 7     Portland, ME     Portland City Music Hall

July 10     Allston, MA     Brighton Music Hall

July 12     Hamden, CT     The Ballroom at The Outerspace

July 13     New York, NY     Santos Party House

July 14     Brooklyn, NY     The Wick

July 15     Philadelphia, PA     Underground Arts

July 17     Baltimore, MD     Ottobar

July 18     Charlottesville, VA     The Southern

July 20     Carrboro, NC     Cat’s Cradle

July 22     Atlanta, GA     The Basement

July 23     Birmingham, AL     The Bottle Tree

July 25     New Orleans, LA     One Eyed Jack’s

July 26     Houston, TX     Warehouse Live

July 27     Austin, TX     Red 7

July 28     Sam Antonio, TX     Limelight

July 30     Tucson, AZ     Club Congress

July 31     Pioneertown, CA     Pappy and Harriet’s






Vista Chino Debut Video for “Barcelonian”


#1 Hard Rock Record of 2013

Magnet Magazine

VISTA CHINO the band formed by John Garcia and Brant Bjork that continues the legacy of Kyuss have completed work on a video for the song “Barcelonian”.  Taken from their album Peace, Allmusic.com is exclusively premiering the video today; get a first look at “Barcelonian” HERE.


Peace is available via Napalm Records and can be ordered on iTunes andAmazon. The artwork for the album was created by the renowned California art collective – The Date Farmers.


Rising from the desert sands that birthed Kyuss Lives, VISTA CHINO‘s sound is instantly familiar.  With the trademark soulful vocals of John Garcia, the songwriting and production of Brant Bjork (drums) and the fuzz-laden riffage of imported guitarist Bruno Fevery, VISTA CHINO‘s debut is one of the year’s most anticipated heavy rock albums. A new band born of a storied past, right now it’s about these players playing these songs.





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New Karma To Burn Album Information

Karma to Burn Arch Stanton CoverHere is the announcement a lot of people have been waiting for, the new  Karma To Burn album. The new album is titled Arch Stanton. It is due out 8/15/2014 on both Deepdive Records & FABA Records. The album artwork was done by the talented Alexander von Wieding. The track listing is as follows:


1 Fifty Seven
2 Fifty Six
3 Fifty Three
4 Fifty Four
5 Fifty Five
6 Twenty Three
7 Fifty Eight
8 Fifty Nine



Hair Of The Dog Sign with Bilocation Records

HAIR OF THE DOG are a three piece stoner rock trio from Edinburgh, Scotland. They draw heavily on their mutual love of the late 60’s and 70′s rock scenes; whilst incorporating modern aspects of stoner rock.

The trio have played together for over a decade in various forms and bands, finally settling in Edinburgh where Hair of the Dog was born.

The band consists of brothers, Jonathan (Drums) and Adam Holt (Vocals & Guitar), and lifelong friend Iain Thomson (Bass Guitar). Together they have been jamming music since their school days, coming together to play the music they adored, by bands such as Zeppelin, Hendrix, Deep Purple and Sabbath; as well as more contemporary jam-style bands such as early Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Rage Against the Machine.

Fast forward over a decade of friendship, the dealings of life’s ups and downs and a bond shared only by those who truly share a musical bond; and HAIR OF THE DOG was forged; matured like a well-aged whisky.

​In early 2014 the trio entered Chamber Studios, Edinburgh and laid down their debut album. In one weekend the seven track, Self-Titled debut record was recorded. The record has managed to capture the energy and atmosphere of the bands live performances and displays their wide variety of style and dynamic.

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