Tag Archives: stoner rock

Truckfighters – V (Century Media)

It’s no secret that Truckfighters is one of my very favorite bands. Their live performances provide everything I would want in a heavy rock show — intense energy, great musicianship, humor, volume, fuzz, riffs, and more fuzz. Their albums are no slouch … 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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Truckfighters – Universe (Fuzzomania, 2014)

TRUCKFIGHTERS TRUCKFIGHTERS TRUCKFIGHTERS TRUCKFIGHTERS TRUCKFIGHTERS TRUCKFIGHTERS TRUCKFIGHTERS TRUCKFIGHTERS TRUCKFIGHTERS TRUCKFIGHTERS TRUCKFIGHTERS TRUCKFIGHTERS TRUCKFIGHTERS TRUCKFIGHTERS!!! Yeah, I’m a fan. It’s been a gradual process. When the band formed over 13 years ago, they were the newcomers to the vibrant stoner/fuzz/desert rock … Continue reading

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Autumn Album Rundown – Part 2

Just two weeks from now year-end lists will start coming out, particularly from the handful of print publications that would have to have finalized their lists before I even wrote this. You won’t see most of these recent releases in … Continue reading

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I Want A Wino Doll

A while back I started a thread on which rock icons would make good action figures/dolls. Certain musicians seem to represent their particular style of music with such unique style and personality, they could easily translate into cartoons or toys. … Continue reading

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New Album of the Week: Colour Haze – She Said (Elektrohasch)

Over four years since All (2008) and two years since recording started, it’s hard to believe that She Said, the new album by stoner/heavy psych masters Colour Haze is here! It’s been a long, gnarly road for the band to … Continue reading

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At Devil Dirt – Chapter II: Vulgo gratissimus auctor

Those who are familiar with Fester’s Lucky 13 lineup from last year know that I freakin’ love At Devil Dirt. The debut album from the duo from Santiago, Chile was #6 on my list, and it’s free! When I heard … Continue reading

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New Album of the Week: Captain Crimson – Dancing Madly Backwards (Transubstans)

It’s interesting to hear initial reactions from people who are unfamiliar with Sweden’s greatest rock exports like Graveyard and Witchcraft. Many exclaim, “ooh, Led Zeppelin”  but with perhaps mixed feelings. After all, it could dredge up bad memories of Whitesnake … 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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Queens Of The Stone Age – Songs For The Deaf (Interscope, 2002)

Why is Queens Of The Stone Age the best hard rock band on the planet? Let me count the ways. They assimilate countless disparate influences like Black Sabbath, Hawkwind, Neu!, the Ramones, Black Flag, The Butthole Surfers, The Cows and … Continue reading

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