Tag Archives: Stoner

EP review: GOYA – Kathmandu

GOYA - Kathmandu

[Release date 08.12.17] Hailing from Stoke-on-Trent, Goya are a bit like a progressive/stoner Stoke City – fans that love them, love them but a lot won’t like the stuff they play. That said, and with all the usual trepidation of … Continue reading

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Album review: IDLEWAR – Impulse

Idlewar/PHD [Release date 30.09.16] I’ve lived in Orange County, Southern California – there’s two sides to it. You have the “as-seen-on-TV”, plastic surgery, perfect world populated by people who are shallower than most of the baths you’ve ever had. Then … Continue reading

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Album review: SCORPION CHILD – Acid Roulette

SCORPION CHILD - Acid Roulette

Nuclear Blast [Release date 10.06.16] Save Save Second album by Scorpion Child, a five piece hailing from the US consisting of Aryn Jonathan Black (vocals), Christopher Jay Cowart (guitar), Jon “Charn” Rice (drums), Alec “Caballero” Padron (bass) and Aaron John … Continue reading

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Album review: VARIOUS – Heavy Psych Sounds

VARIOUS - Heavy Psych Sounds

http://www.heavypsychsounds.com [Release date 08.04.16] Remember the days when you would go into your local record store and there would be just two categories of music – Rock and Pop, maybe if there was an upstairs or a downstairs, there might … Continue reading

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Album review: VENREZ – Children Of The Drones

VENREZ – Children Of The Drones

Monarch Music Group [Release date 24.04.15] ‘Children Of The Drones’ is the third album release by Venrez following their critically acclaimed secondalbum ‘American Illusion’ which found them supporting Slash and Alice Cooper amongst others. The band were formed back in … Continue reading

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Quick plays: BLACK RAINBOWS, HAWK EYES, FREDDY AND THE PHANTOMS

Black Rainbows - Hawkdope

BLACK RAINBOWS – Hawkdope Heavy Pysch Records www.theblackrainbows.com [Released 15.03.15] Their ‘Holy Moon’ EP released back in 2013 was a good slab of stoner rock. They are back with their new album and as the part of the title hints, … Continue reading

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Album review: BALEFUL CREED – Baleful Creed

BALEFUL CREED – Baleful Creed

Self-release (release date – out now) Belfast’s Baleful Creed originally got together as a covers band back in 2009. Playing covers soon gave way to song writing and the band performing original numbers which they have honed and developed over … Continue reading

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Album review: LEAF HOUND – Live In Tokyo

        Ripple Records ( Release date – 13th January 2014) Leaf Hound are a band of legend. Born in 1969 the band underwent a couple of line-up changes before releasing their first album ‘Growers Of Mushrooms’. This … Continue reading

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Quick plays: HANZEL UND GRETYL, SASQUATCH, HIDRIA SPACEFOLK, TOMAS BERGSTREN. JAMES McMORROW

Hidria Spacefolk - Astronautica

HIDRIA SPACEFOLK Astronautica (Hidria Records) http://hidriaspacefolk.st/ This Finnish band formed in 1999 and their first album ‘Symbiosis’ came out in 2002.  The band seem to have evolved organically, and slowly, as band members have come and gone sometimes to have … Continue reading

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Album review: MOSS – Horrible Night

Rise Above – Out Now. The Bass guitar and Doom Metal are two concepts that seem to go hand-in-hand and are inter-connected to such an extent that one simply can’t imagine the one without the other. Well, the Southampton-based trio … Continue reading

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