Tag Archives: heavy psych

Sunder – Sunder (Crusher/Tee Pee)

Early last year, French rockers The Socks released an excellent debut on Small Stone. Their hard rock mixed a touch of 70s groove and psych along the lines of Sweden’s Graveyard and Germany’s Kadavar. Just over a year later, the … Continue reading

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Sacri Monti – Sacri Monti (Tee Pee)

It’s official, Tee Pee is on a roll. While last year Detroit’s Small Stone had a remarkable run of releases for such a small label, rivaled only by the UK’s Rise Above, this year is all about the New York … Continue reading

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Hard Rock Ascending

Anyone watching That Metal Show can be forgiven for thinking hard rock is dead. Eddie Trunk smooching the wrinkled asses of washed-up rockers is not a pretty sight, and their focus seems to be forever on side projects of former … Continue reading

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Arenna – Given To Emptiness (Nasoni)

During the five year lapse between Colour Haze albums, Arenna emerged with their full-length debut at the perfect time with Beats Of Olarizu (2011). While it seemed they were simply hatched in perfection, with just the right fuzzy guitar tones, … Continue reading

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Ruby The Hatchet – Valley Of The Snake (Tee Pee)

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

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Blues Pills – Blues Pills (Nuclear Blast)

While Blues Pills is a brand new name for many, their debut full-length has felt like a long time coming, given that they turned some heads just six months after forming by releasing the Bliss EP (2012). They sounded fully … Continue reading

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Psychedelic Psummer Rundown + Extra Blues, Prog & Metal

Mastodon – Once More ‘Round The Sun (Reprise) After the first week, Mastodon entered the Billboard Album Chart at #6. That’s a pretty great placing for a metal album, even though some think it somehow means metal is in decline … Continue reading

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Golden Void – Golden Void (Thrill Jockey)

Golden Void’s addition to the Thrill Jockey roster has for some reason been regarded as a surprise, as the label was generally associated with avant rock and art pop releases that have been highly regarded in the indie rock community … Continue reading

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Moon Duo – “Sleepwalker” Video

San Francisco’s heavy psych rockers Moon Duo are rolling, putting out an album a year for four years in a row, exploring hypnotic Krautrock and Bo Diddley rhythms and Loop’s Stooges-infused minimalist riff space rock, all with their own signature … Continue reading

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Stoner Rock Primer

There’s often confusion when a musical sub-genre is made up to describe bands that had already been around for several years. The term “stoner rock” started to become widely used in the late 90s, after Roadrunner Records released the compilation, Burn … Continue reading

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