- Monolord – Vænir (RidingEasy)
- Early 2015 Post-Punk Rundown
- Ruby The Hatchet – Valley Of The Snake (Tee Pee)
- Torche – Restarter (Relapse)
- The Lucid Dream – The Lucid Dream (Holy Are You? Recordings)
- Wand – Golem (In The Red)
- Royal Thunder – Crooked Doors (Relapse)
- New Albums of the Week, March 31
- Ufomammut – Ecate (Neurot)
- Elder – Lore (Armageddon)
- UFOMAMMUT Finally Tours North America
- Psycho California Announces Headliners: Sleep, Pentagram and Cult Of Luna
- Psychedelic Holiday: Late Additions
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Category Archives: New Album(s) of the Week
I had a slow start in covering everything I wanted this year, due to being preoccupied with life shit. These post-punk albums didn’t get full reviews, but definitely deserve some attention before we move forward to more anticipated releases this … Continue reading
I got this from Bandcamp back in February, and has been a heavy presence on my 2015 playlist ever since. The actual CD came in the mail just yesterday and reminded me that I hadn’t properly written about it yet. … Continue reading
Steve Brook’s love affair with heavy fuzz and E-bombs goes way back to 1992 when he formed Floor. He formed Torche in 2004, and had solidified a bona fide cult following by their second album, Meanderthal (2008). Harmonicraft (2012) took … Continue reading
While there’s no shortage of bands practicing feedback-drenched psych rock, The Lucid Dream have been perfecting their own distinct recipe since their first EP in 2010 involving ingredients like garage noir, shoegaze, German kosmische/space rock, pre and post-NYC no-wave noise, … Continue reading
Just a few months ago, I was unaware of a band called Wand. Then I belatedly discovered their debut album Ganglion Reef on Drag City imprint God?, which made the #10 slot of my favorite psych albums of last year. … Continue reading
Since discovering their first EP in 2010, it seems things moved very quickly for Royal Thunder. One moment they were an intriguing, promising band, then they came out with their epic full-length debut CVI (2012), and I saw them live, … Continue reading
It’s a good day for heavy and trippy today. Ufomammut – Ecate (Neurot) - Italian cosmic doom sludge psych lays down their heaviest album (their 7th ) in years like the intergalactic space lord bosses they are. | Full Fast ‘n’ Bulbous … Continue reading
I’ve raved so much about Tortona, Italy’s intergalactic psychedelic cosmic sludge doom space travelers, most know that Ufomammut are one of my all-time favorite heavy bands. Despite nailing it from the beginning with their debut Godlike Snake (2000) and topping … Continue reading