Category Archives: Reposts

Castle Signs to Prosthetic Records, Blacklands Due Sep 11

Those who’ve read my Metal Sirens feature are already familiar with Castle, who released their second album Blacklands on German label Ván records on April 28. However, the label has zero distribution in the U.S., and I haven’t been able to get … Continue reading

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Graveyard’s Lights Out Due October 26

Talk about a double-Swedish stoner whammy — first we hear Witchcraft’s excellent new single, and now their Nuclear Blast labelmates Graveyard have announced a title and release date for their new album! A couple months ago that idea seemed too … Continue reading

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New Witchcraft Song Available

“It’s Not Because Of You”, a brand new song from Swedish doom metal kings WITCHCRAFT, is available for streaming below. The track will be released digitally via iTunes as well as on limited seven-inch vinyl on Friday, August 17. The single will also … Continue reading

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Punk Rock: An Oral History – Pop Matters Review

We Made Ugliness Beautiful: ‘Punk Rock: An Oral History’ By John L. Murphy  Imagine 150 pioneering musicians, managers, artists, and fans settled into a commodious pub. The oldest are well into their 60s, the youngest have recently passed 50. Their spiky … Continue reading

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Counterbalance: Stooges’ Fun House

Interesting, but they FAILED to note that it’s the best, most perfect heavy rock album ever. Pop Matters: Counterbalance No. 83: The Stooges’ ‘Fun House’ This week’s Counterbalance is out of its mind on Saturday night, 1970 rolling in sight. … Continue reading

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Baroness feature in Pop Matters

Interesting piece, but it ignores the fact that sludge is long in Baroness’ past, and they’re no longer based in Savannah. Lots of divided opinions on the album before it’s even officially out. There’s always a part of the metal … Continue reading

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The Shrine – Primitive Blast

“I’ve got no eternity and I’ve got no past, I’ve got no destiny man, my future’s fading fast, I’m a Primitive Blast” Venice Beach hard rockin’ trio The Shrine mix skatepunk, thrash and basic hard rock for their hyperactive sophomore … Continue reading

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Kadavar – Kadavar

New album of the week: Kadavar! They’re a German three-piece proto-metal/bluesy psych band with similarities to Swedish outfits like Graveyard and Brutus. Nice bass and thwacking drum sound straight from 1972. The album closes with the longest track, “Purple Sage” … Continue reading

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Profound Lore Profile in Pop Matters

The second big profile on Profound Lore this year, bravo. I was hoping the scope would be larger though and they’d cover and compare more labels like Relapse, Nuclear Blast, Neurot, Rise Above, Tee Pee and Small Stone. That would … Continue reading

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Iggy Pop Interview in The New York Times

A great, condensed sample of Iggy’s wit. The Taming of the Stooge: Iggy Pop Isn’t Ready to Give Up the Carnal Life

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