Mondo Drag Release “The Occultation of Light” on Feb. 26 via RidingEasy Records

“WHERE THE FOREFATHERS OF HEAVY PSYCH AND PROG-METAL LEFT OFF IN THE MID ’70s, MONDO DRAG HAS PICKED UP TODAY.” – SF WEEKLY

Nov. 23, 2015, LOS ANGELES – Mondo Drag, the newly transplated Bay Area band (originally hailing from Iowa), release The Occultation of Light on Feb. 26, 2016.

“Each of our albums has directional changes in songwriting and this third chapter is no exception,” says vocalist/keyboardist John Gamino. “Since moving to Oakland, we’ve been privy to the large amount of music that flows through a major cultural center.  We’ve seen legendary acts Continue reading

Friday Freebies 11-27-2015

Friday Freebies

The Road Miles are a southern gothic band based in Athens, GR. Their fuzzy sound combines rock’n’roll energy with darkaesthetic under the influence of psychedelic blues.

They drag their guitars through reverb sounds and fuzz pedals while filtering the vocals with low-fi microphones, telling stories from a world full of heat, dust and red suns reflected on the steel hood of a deserted sedan. Continue reading

Witchcraft; New Song ‘The Outcast’ Available For Streaming

WITCHCRAFT: New Song 'The Outcast' Available For Streaming

Swedish classic/doom rock masters WITCHCRAFT will release their new album, “Nucleus”, on January 15, 2016 via Nuclear Blast. The effort will be made available as a CD, lavish digipak (also as a t-shirt bundle), on vinyl (black, clear, splatter, gold) and as a digital download. Continue reading

Ape Machine’s “Coalition Of The Unwilling” Out Now

 With a heady mix of animal aggression and technical precision, APE MACHINE‘s music carries an organic depth and warmth rarely heard since the time of rock’s glorious early years (or your Dad’s bad ass record collection) infused with an exceptional modern sensibility. When the mystical lyrics of vocalist Caleb Heinze lock in with the band’s stone-cold groove, the band demonstrates an earth-shaking ability to rock. A true four-piece, the group has been called “a rock and roll band with a finger on the pulse of the 70’s and their asses firmly in the present that delivers “true guts and glory rock and roll“. 

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Cult of Luna, G.I.S.M, Repulsion, Bang, and more added to Roadburn 2016 line up

Cult of Luna, G.I.S.M, Repulsion, Bang, and more added to Roadburn 2016 line up

  • CULT OF LUNA to celebrate tenth anniversary of Somewhere Along The Highway with a special performance.
  • G.I.S.M, REPULSION, and BLOOD CEREMONY added to Lee Dorrian’s curated events
  • BANG play their first show in Europe at Roadburn 2016.

CULT OF LUNA

2016 will mark a decade since CULT OF LUNA unleashed Somewhere Along The Highway – catapulting them to the top of end of year lists, and in to prized positions in record collections the world over. Continue reading

Truckfighters To Tour Australia

IT WAS SO FUN LAST TIME, so here we go again! TRUCKFIGHTERS back to Australia!
6th Jan BRISBANE Crowbar – TICKETS
7th Jan SYDNEY Factory Floor – TICKETS
8th Jan CANBERRA The Basement – TICKETS
9th Jan MELBOURNE Prince Bandroom – TICKETS
10th Jan ADELAIDE Enigma Bar – TICKETS

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HOUND Debuts New Song “Over the Edge”

Heavy Philly Trio to Release New Album, ‘Out of Space’, November 27
“burly, bongwater-splattered rock’n’roll, the kind designed to sound particularly righteous coming from a pinstriped AMC Gremlin…unrelenting” – PITCHFORK

   Philadelphia underground rock band HOUND will release its new album Out of Spaceon November 27 via SRA Records. The power trio — guitarist / vocalist Perry Shall, drummer Chris Wilson (also of Ted Leo and the Pharmacists) and bassist Patrick Hickey — whose sound has been described as “just the right combination of attack and restraint” recorded the album at Studio 4 in Conshohocken, PA (Title Fight, Braid). Today,The Obelisk premieres the new song “Over the Edge“, calling the band’s Continue reading

High on Fire to Join 2016 Decibel Magazine Tour; Lineup + Dates Announced

Legendary California Metal Band, Abbath, Skeletonwitch and Tribulation Unite for All-Star North American Trek

“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

HIGH ON FIRE (L to R: Des Kensel, Matt Pike, Jeff Matzphoto: Jimmy Hubbard

   Heavy music giants HIGH ON FIRE will tour North America as part of the 2016 Decibel Magazine Tour, set to launch March 17 in Baltimore, MD. Joining HIGH ON FIRE on the bill will be Sweden’s Tribulation, Ohio’s Skeletonwitch and Abbath (former frontman of Norwegian black metal legends, Immortal). The month-long trek will run through April 15 in Philadelphia, PA. HIGH ON FIRE, whose 2002 album Surrounded by Thieves, is enshrined in Decibel’s ‘Hall of Fame’, continues to tour in support of its new LP,Luminiferous, hailed by Rolling Stone as “High on Fire’s finest album yet.” Continue reading