Iconic music magazine Rolling Stone are streaming Devil Electric’s debut self-titled album right now!
Speaking about the album, Rolling Stone say:
“From a stomping blues riff a scene takes shape — an eerie, abandoned lake on the outskirts of the village, with rituals and murders and all mysterious urban legends attached. From there, characters are introduced (“Shadowman”, “Lady Velvet”), ahead of both biblical-level tales of damnation (“The Dove and The Serpent”) and intimate confessions (“Hynotica”). If there’s a constant narrative through the thrilling vintage-doom-meets-modern-rock self-titled debut from Melbourne’s Devil Electric, it’s obfuscated enough to steer well clear of concept record territory. Instead Pierina O’Brien’s vocals — sharply turning from haunting howls to plainspoken clarity — expertly guide us through the beautifully bloated supernatural settings — all grandiose guitar solos and thumping, sludgy rhythms — towards occasional, more experimental, minimalist clearings. More than a simple set of contrasting shifts, and entertaining beyond the mere unpredictability, Devil Electric doesn’t simply strap in and ride the rollercoaster of the band’s self-described “modern occult” style but takes us well off-course, deep into the theme park’s surrounding, presumably haunted, woodlands.”
“Sometimes the events we go through in life can even evolve how we approach music. Such as is the case for British power trio HAIR OF THE DOG, who are celebrating the release of their brand new album ‘This World Turns’ (2017) via Kozmik Artifactz. The Scottish band leaves one foot firmly footed in their classic rock sound that ‘The Siren’s Song’ (2015) laid the foundation for, but as life has progressed so did the music. Quite literally, in fact. Singer-guitarist Adam Holt has been more than vocal about there have been major events causing each member to step back and look at life a little differently, with more wisdom and compassion. As their hearts grew, so did their music. This World Turns is about taking the time you need to reflect – an “audible snapshot,” as he calls it.”
Read full review at Doomed and Stoned
It’s just a week now until Scottish rock trio, Hair of the Dog, release their highly anticipated third studio album, “This World Turns”. Mixed by James Atkinson of the Gentlemans Pistols and mastered by Tony Reed, Mos Generator, “This World Turns” will surely be a turning point in the bands career – and the positive reviews have already started rolling in.
In his review of “This World Turns” Martyn Coppack of Echoes and Dust says:
“Whilst the industry will no doubt dither and perhaps continue to moan the lack of decent rock bands in the UK, Hair Of The Dog have proved with This World Turns that there is still life in the old “dog” yet. There is a sense that the band have finally arrived on this album, and through its fiery riffs, soulful vocals, and belief, you can sense a band ready to make that leap into the big time. Whether that happens depends on luck these days, and if it doesn’t then the music world has missed out on something special. This music deserves to be heard by a wider audience, and Hair Of The Dog should be looking at main stage slots for all major rock festivals. This World Turns feels like it holds the key to this, let’s hope lady luck shines down. Regardless of that outcome, what we have is a minor masterpiece and one of the great heavy rock albums from a UK act for quite some time.”
You can read Martyn’s full review HERE
“This World Turns” is out worldwide from the 14th of July on Vinyl, CD and Digital.
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Geezer’s latest studio album “Psychoriffadelia” has gone straight in at No.1 in the Doom Charts. The album, which is out on the 9th of June, sees the New York riff-merchants return on savage form, laying down riffs left, right and centre.
“Self described as “Cosmic Stoner Blues” comprised of “Heavy Psychedelic Riff Rock”, this three piece powerhouse is about to blow your mind and speakers in one fell swoop with this latest release of five separate compositions that stand alone and even better as a complete package. For the next 39 minutes of smoke filled vocal lamentations with a guitar slide so smooth, you can hear the blue in the glass as the bottom end rumble gives you that ‘body’ to close your eyes and roll along with each moment, taken along with all of the leading pace of this heavy-hit drumline that has enough perfectly timed fills to satiate the most veracious headbanger.” – Ric Dorr (Taste Nation)
“Psychoriffadelia” has already been hailed by many critics as one of the best releases of 2017 and is a MUST HAVE for any fan of the band and the heavy rock stoner genre.
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“Often, our bias with Rock / Metal sung in languages other than English deprives us of seeing beautiful works such as Tierra del Fuego, the Chilean power-trio Demonauta.
What we have here is a Stoner Rock / Metal of psychedelia almost ethereal, drenched in fuzz, groovy lines, enveloping melodies, pulsating drums, and dynamic variations of tempo, in a desert and astral aura of pleasant weight.
In a collection of instrumental experimentations, weight and melody, beginning in the opening track “Into The Darkness”, going to the ending “Psiconauta”, passing through beautiful moments like “Del Vendaval” (an ethereal dance of weight and melody) and ” Astro II “(with moments that refer to the good times of Grunge), the three instrumental tracks are the biggest highlights of the album.
“Sahara Trip” (from desert to Palm Springs), “Cosmos” (in an oscillation of weight and travel) and “Psiconauta” reflect, due to the absence of vocals, an almost spiritual relationship between the members and their music.
Even in the bands that count on vocal lines, the words become movement and create an abstract and reflective musical geometry, of almost feverish numbness, in a perfect production for the genre.
This maturity is a consequence of his almost a decade of experience, and a combination of stabilized formation (after constant changes) by David Véliz (Guitar / Vocal), Miguel Quezada (bass) and Ale Sanhueza (Drums), since 2010.
Tierra del Fuego “, is already the band’s fourth album, completing the discography alongside” Vol 1 “(2011),” Caminando en la Luna “(2012) and the live” Woodsatco 2014 “(2014).
Be sure to check out this album, especially if Stoner Rock / Metal is to your liking.”
Marcelo Lopes Vieira – Metal Na Lata
“With a sound that draws regular comparisons to Dead Meadow & Spacemen 3, Melbourne based experimental psych aficionados ‘Buried Feather’ have a lot to live up to. Since exploding onto the underground scene back in 2012 the band have unleashed two mesmerising singles and a debut full length filled to the brim with modern experimental psych flourishes and driving kraut rock tendencies all underscored by magnificently addictive mantra like instrumentation. ‘Buried Feather’ are now set to unleash their full length sophomore follow up to their 2013 self-titled 8 track monolith. ‘Mind Of The Swarm’ gets it’s full official release on February 10th 2017 via Melbourne based indie label Cobra Snake Necktie Records as well as the German based stoner rock imprint label Kozmik Artifactz. It will be released digitally and on limited edition 180g vinyl.
The albums closing piece shudders into life on a bedrock of off kilter drum patterns, tumbling bass lines and the rise & fall of massive swathes of fuzzy instrumentation. ‘Well Wishes’ tumbles through the ether held fast in a swirling maelstrom of heavenly noise. A fitting ending to a brilliant sophomore release.”
Thanks to Del Chaney at Primal Music Blog for this awesome write up.
Check out the full review here!
Or purchase your copy of “Mind of the Swarm” – Here
Chilled out and just a little buzzed Child are old school rock and roll for dudes and dudettes who just wanna take a moment to appreciate the finer things in life. Blueside shows a darker aspect of this band, wallowing in groovy pentatonics and doomy grooves that find you lost in blossoming waves of sound. Blueside is going to take you on a journey, whethr you like it or not, because at the end of the days it’s bands like Child who seem to truly understand rock and roll and what it can do for the huddled masses.
The colossal guitar work in a song like The Man is perfectly suited for the epic almost washed out vocals. The sense that things could all apart at any moment is delicious. These guys understand that rock and roll needs to have forward motion, but as the long form songs found throughout the record prove, Child don’t especially care if they need to take their grand old time getting from point A to point B. Rather they will sit back, chill out and let you fall in love with flurries of notes immediately contrasted with the strangely reassuring thudding bass tack of these songs. It’s easy to lose yourself in Child because they want you to dig in deep with them.
So yeah, this band isn’t exactly creating new soundscapes, but they represent something great. They show us a way forward through the rock and roll misery that so many of us must deal with and remind us that no matter what we can always find a path to absolution, despite the trials and tribulations we might face. These guys understand the beauty of vibrato, the crush of a good progression and how wailing vocals can leave you unable to turn the record off. From tip to tail Blueside is a tasty journey.
Thanks to Matt bacon for his great work:
Album available here.
Genre: Psychedelic, Stoner rock
Sounds Like: Sgt. Sunshine, Sienna Root, Assemble Head In Sunburst Sound
The amphibians of fuzz are back with a re-release of their highly underrated album IV. Officially released digitally in 2013 through Electrohasch Records, IV is now seeing the light of day through Kozmik Artifactz Records. The album is now available on cd and vinyl, so thank you Kozmik. We have become huge Frog Island fans here at Rotation11 as their music is more than your traditional fuzzed out stoner rock. Not only do they broaden the elements of psychedelia, but add some King Crimson-like exploration to the music. Each album has its own feel and mood as we find them easy to get lost in, just throw their entire library on shuffle and you’ll understand. IV is one of those loner albums that will put you in a fuzzed and tranquil mindset.
What are the highlights of the album?
First off, IV was meant to be listened to in its entirety as the original release is two separate songs, each weighing in at 20:16 minutes. This new version is broken into seven fuzzed-out, psychedelic tunes. Kicking off the album is laid back stoner driven “The Tenth Stone”. What a terrific opening cut, the muffled vocals and groove is very infectious and that’s before the addition of the female backing vocals come into play. The following track “The King Is Dead” starts off in heavy mode, than transitions towards a serene ambiance with spoken word vocals.
“Volonte” is next and boy this one is catchy as all hell, it bleeds of Brant Bjork-like smooth stoner rock, it will easily get stuck in your head. The bass work and percussion on “The Night Juno Died Weaving Shadows” is absolutely tremendous. The soft vocals are captivating and pleasing to the ear, which is a highlight throughout IV. The last song “111111 Long Live The King” is a majestic, fuzzed tune. After the meandering opening, the song kicks into a Kyuss “Gardenia” like massive riff before surrendering to a psyche vibe that Kings of Frog Island only know.
How is the production value?
The Kings of Frog Island have tremendous chemistry that shines throughout their entire catalogue and IV is no different. So, whether you’re listening on headphones or cranking this out on a pair of Bowers & Wilkins floor speakers, the experience is very pleasing to the ear.
How is the vocal performance?
The vocals are one of the main draws to this album. We don’t think we have ever heard a better use of the muffled vocal effect, they are tranquil and alluring, just listen to “The Night Juno Died Weaving Shadows”.
Does the album art reflect the music?
What’s not to love about this cover, they’re embracing the name of the band.
What adult beverage to enjoy while listening to this album?
Grab a four pack of Murphy’s Irish Stout. This is one hell of a flavorful stout that enhances the listening experience of Frog Island.
What are our final thoughts on IV?
It’s a must have album as their distinct sound will only enhance your stoner rock collection. After listing to this album, we are confident that you will want to further explore their splendid catalogue of fine work. – 11/14/2016
1. The Tenth Stone
2. The King Is Dead
3. Witches Warning
5. In The Watchers Blood
7. The Night Juno Died
8. Weaving Shadows
9. Eleven Eleven Eleven
10. Long Live The King
Great review for the CHURCH OF THE COSMIC SKULL debut:
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