It’s all my fault.
That’s right, it was ME that first put these guys on the same stage, ME who turned the two hottest and heaviest new NY-based bands into the best of biffles, ME who forged the unholy alliance between Moon Tooth and Godmaker that now prepares to ravage its way through the eastern […]
Heavy-as-all-get-out Denver demolishers Primitive Man have just embarked on a 6-week tour throughout the whole damn country, including a string of dates with Opium Lord and another with Northless. They’ll be here in Brooklyn at – where else – Saint Vitus Bar on Thursday, July 23, along with Opening […]
We all have those albums that are near and dear to our hearts. Perhaps they guided you through those tough teenage years of angst and heartbreak. Perhaps they provided the unforgettable soundtrack to the road trip that changed your life. Perhaps you wrote a senior thesis on their cultural implications. Or perhaps you just see […]
Goatwhore, with their distinctively “blackened” brand of death metal, are, simply put, one of the best and most consistent acts in the last couple of decades of American metal. While they hail from the same swamps as their sludged-out brethren in Down, Crowbar, and Eyehategod, Goatwhore was the one band in the Nola elite to […]
So spring is finally the fuck here, and Some Pig Presents is kicking that shit off in a big way this Saturday at The Acheron. This bill basically takes the best in Brooklyn “heavy-as-hell-but-otherwise-defying-all-description” metal, throws ’em on a single bill, and dares you to subject your ears to the chaotic shit-stew […]
Tickets are now available for the 5th installment of the annual Eye of the Stoned Goat Festival, hosted by Snake Charmer Booking, June 12-13 at the Amityville Music hall on Long Island. Since 2012 the festival has been bringing some pretty gnarly doses of stoner, doom, psych, and sludge metal to various venues throughout the […]
If you don’t know already, UK-based Conan plays some of the heaviest doom around. And by heavy I mean army tanks made out of osmium on Jupiter. Over the past 7 years or so they’ve been laying unholy barbarianism down to wax on a number of stellar full lengths, as well as splits […]
When I reviewed the debut LP “Horrendosaurus” from London-based sludge lads Gurt, I took a moment to reflect on the idea of what it means to be funny within a genre – and sub-genre – that is typically anything but. And whether or not I got to the bottom of that mystery, there […]
Friday, March 28: things will be getting LOUD at Williamsburg’s Bar Matchless as a host of regional bands falling somewhere on the stoner/blues/doom/psych spectrum tear through the sadly-bereft-of-stoner/blues/doom/psych town of Brooklyn. Check out the poster, whose straight-to-the-point, wizard-and-goat motif outlines with no room for doubt the highly Satanic nature of this event. All four […]
Brooklyn based purveyors of doom/psych/sludge metal Godmaker, Mountain God, and Kosmodemonic will be joining forces and taking to the proverbial band van for a 4-date regional run this coming April. Having carved out a strong presence in the Brooklyn heavy scene, all three groups now prepare to destroy on a […]
When I first started blogging, I started digging deeper than I had before to find where in Brooklyn the best heavy music was coming from, and when I started digging, Mountain God was one of the first bands I came across. I instantly warmed up to sound of the 2013 EP, disturbingly entitled Experimentation on the Unwilling, […]
The Sardonians have returned to claim the pyramids.
That’s right, New Haven-based misanthropic noise purveyors Grizzlor are back to do it to your earholes, with a new track appropriately titled “It’s All Bullshit”. Because it is, right?
Anyway, “It’s All Bullshit” is actually the first little piece of goodness to drop down from […]
Los Angeles desert/stoner rockers Chiefs have released a new single from their forthcoming full length, entitled “Stone Bull”. Heavy and hazy, “Stone Bull” keeps alive the flame set by Kyuss years ago, and I’ve got to say that everything works great here: huge guitars, great production, and a rhythmic pulse that drags the song […]
Brooklyn-based metal/prog outfit Family are set to depart in early November for a 3-week tour throughout the eastern half of our great nation, spreading their dazzling and restless brand of heavy music to the unsuspecting multitudes. Included is an absolute mind-fuck of a bill at Brooklyn’s St. Vitus Bar on Friday, 11/7, with […]