“Zonkey is a rock band formed in Berlin in October of 2012. In a short period of time they have played many live shows inBerlin, including a live show boat trip down the Spree River, a gig at Tropen Tango Festival near Frankfurt, and they have also recorded their first LP, “Is It On Yet?”, released in December of 2013.”Continue reading →
My how they’ve grown. I remember a few years back looking around on Facebook to see what Wo Fat was up to since I hadn’t heard much for them. At the time, they were gearing up to release Noche del Chupacabra. They had an upcoming show that had them headline. There were two opening bands. I decided to check them both out. The first I forget who it was but Mothership was the other one. At the time the band had a few crappy quality YouTube videos and no recorded music. Still though, even though the quality was bad, there was something promising so I made sure I kept tabs on the band. First came the Continue reading →
Switchblade Jesus by Switchblade Jesus; This album isn’t exactly new nor is it very old either. I’ve been rocking out to this one on and off for a long time now even spinning it on vinyl a few times. I’ve had the full intention of writing this one up for awhile but have failed to do so until now. (sorry fellas). It is a timeless classic album that combines some of the best hard rock and heavy metal to come out of Texas, or anywhere for that matter. A nice little soft beginning leads into an album full of chaos and destruction. Ok, maybe the destruction part was me just getting into the album so much I accidentally broke one of the wife’s vases. This album is full of raw emotion complimented heavily with some of the finest song writing you’ll ever hear. If the band wants to top this, which I’m positive they can and will, they’ll have to work at it because they set the bar pretty high.
MOTHERSHIP: Dallas, Texas Riff Lords Reveal “Priestess Of The Moon” via Terrorizer; Mothership II out Nov 11th
Dallas, Texas-based, supersonic, intergalactic heavy rock trio and family unit Mothership have revealed the riff-heavy anthem “Priestess Of The Moon” from their forthcoming sophomore album, Mothership II. Terrorizer, who are hosting the stream today, note that “Mothership’s goal is a simple yet admirable one; to carry on the tradition of the classic rock style of the ’70′s, updated and amped up for the modern day. Marrying Sabbath-esque riffs to a kind of ZZ Top swagger, if you’ve got a soft spot for this style of music then you’re going to love this.” Continue reading →
Constantly pushing the limits of sound with an arsenal of self-modified instruments, Germany’s The Picturebooks tap into buzzy blues and glorious garage rock territory on Imaginary Horse, their super infectious debut LP for RidingEasy Records.
Under the spiritual guidance of the forefathers of heavy psych, prog, and proto-metal, Mondo Drag has created an amalgamation of sounds the likes of which have not resounded through the atmosphere for decades. The band’s unique sound, and rare cohesion probably stem from the fact that core members John Gamino, Nolan Girard, and Jake Sheley actually grew up within a one mile radius from each other, attended the same schools, were a part of the same scene, and have played music with each other for 15 years.
BRANT BJORK AND THE LOW DESERT PUNK BAND Premiere New Song on Artist Direct
New Album Black Flower Power Available
November 17th on Napalm Records
BRANT BJORK and The Low Desert Punk Band will release their new album Black Flower Power November 17th on Napalm Records. BRANT and the band are currently on tour through tomorrow October 22nd in London, UK. Today the band premieres the next single from Black Flower Power exclusively on Continue reading →
THORR-AXE: Indiana-Based Blackened Doom Quartet Announces New Album, Gates Of Winter;Preorders Available Now
As winter begins to rear its icy head in the Northern Hemisphere, the mythologically-inspired, blackened-doom quartet hailing from Bloomington, Indiana known as THORR-AXE have announced the arrival of their sophomore album, Gates Of Winter: January 13, 2015.Continue reading →