Album Spotlight; Black Echo Trap by Birthday Kicks

Birthday Kicks - Black Echo Trap - cover

Here’s one the popped up out of nowhere. It’s not a submission but one I decided to check out on my own. The is called Birthday Kicks. Their Black Echo Trap album is a chilled out stoner and fuzz rock album with lots of desert rock influence. I hear a lot of Dozer. Others have said they hear Continue reading

Album Spotlight; Lucifer’s Universe by The Neptune Power Federation

The Neptune Power Federation

Here’s another band that I discovered and covered under the old Soda Shop days, this time it’s The Neptune Power Federation from Australia. This album came from out of left field as I had no idea that new material was being worked on. I really shouldn’t be that surprised though.

The band does have a new vocalist and as I was told in an email, “the equivalent of swapping Continue reading

Album Spotlight; Free Wheelin’ by La Chinga

La Chinga Free Wheelin'

Arguably one of the best rock and roll bands EVER is Led Zeppelin. Imagine what would have happened if John Bonham had never passed away or the band decided to continue playing with a new drummer. The possibilities are endless. As history states, the band decided to call it a career Continue reading

Rise Above Records Updates

RISE ABOVE RECORDS UPDATE FEATURING NEW SONGS FROM CHURCH OF MISERY, DREAM DEATH, BEASTMAKER AND BLOOD CEREMONY
 

The month of March is a big one for Rise Above Records as they are set to release four amazing albums.  March 4th sees the release of both CHURCH OF MISERY‘s new album And Then There Were None as well as the new album from DREAM DEATH Dissemintation.

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Elevators To The Grateful Sky premiere epic new song ‘Mountain Ship’

Elevators To The Grateful Sky premiere new song ‘Mountain Ship’ with Music & Riots | New album Cape Yawn released on 11th March

In what will be the second full-length album for the Palermo, Italy-based band, Cape Yawnmarks a dramatic shift in both gear and sound for the heavy psych rockers who first came to light with the release of their self-titled debut EP in 2011.

Formed by friends Sandro Di Girolamo (Ex-Undead Creep) and Giuseppe Ferrara – both of whom cut their teeth as the brutal (and now defunct) death metal set Omega – Elevators To The Grateful Sky pull together and package a diverse range of influences from each band member’s distinct experience. Joined by Bonham-worshipping drummer Giulio Scavuzzo and guitarist Giorgio Trombino the Continue reading

Lee Harvey Osmond Announces U.S. Tour Dates For March; New Album ‘Beautiful Scars’ Out 3/25

LEE HARVEY OSMOND
–ACID-FOLK PROJECT FROM ARTIST TOM WILSON–
PREPARES FOR RUN OF U.S. SHOWS THROUGHOUTMARCH
INCLUDING STOPS IN BOSTON, PHILADELPHIA AND NEW YORK CITY
U.S. RELEASE OF NEW ALBUM
‘BEAUTIFUL SCARS’
SET FOR MARCH 25 VIA LATENT RECORDINGS
Above: Album art for BEAUTIFUL SCARS
LEE HARVEY OSMOND-moniker for the acid-folk project helmed by multi-faceted artist Tom Wilson-will kick off a run of U.S. shows with fellow Canadian artist Matt Anderson, starting in Burlington, VT on March 11 atClub Metronome with stops in Boston, MA, Philadelphia, PA and New York City, NY, among other Continue reading

The Bonnevilles Premier New Song

The Bonnevilles are a Garage Punk Blues duo straight out of Northern Ireland featuring Andrew McGibbon Jr. on vocals & guitar, and drummer Chris McMullan. The twosome will be unveiling their explosive third full-length studio effort Arrow Pierce My Heart later next month.

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Goatess Set Release Date for New SVART Album

Appearances at the prestigious Roadburn and Heavy Days In Doomtown, more touring with Barabas, Serpent Venom, and Iron Void, bass player problems… A lot has happened in the Goatess camp ever since the release of their self-titled Svart debut in the summer of 2013, but having gone through thick and thin, this is a rejuvenated and Continue reading

Album Spotlight; The End by Dryasdust

The End by Dryadust

 Years ago when Dryasdust released their demo, we were greeted by some great retro rock. It felt a little unpolished but it was still a nice little slab of retro rock to hold us over. Here we are nearly 4 years later with another release. The End is a lot more polished than the demo. It not only sounds great but it’s a catchy album full of great 70’s based rock mixing up some doom, proto-metal, and Continue reading