Kadavar - Abra Kadavar (with Bonus CD) (2CD)
Limited edition 2 disc tour. Includes a bonus live CD.
Berlin trio Kadavar have worked quickly to become one of the most prominent acts in the European heavy underground. Their 2012 self-titled debut sounded so organic that even the mp3s had an analog hiss, and while they carried their songs across with an ultra-natural feel, it was the confidence in the material and the spontaneous feel of the performances that made Kadavar’s Kadavar such a watershed release. Thus it is that their second album, Abra Kadavar, arrives with no small measure of anticipation.
The distinctive drum sound of Tiger’s kit – the sort of fuzz that came off his snare with each tap – has abated, though the snare hits hardly sound punched in and an overall natural, live feel has been maintained between both the drums and Mammut’s bass, which was a standout element of the first record and remains so on Abra Kadavar. As regards to Lindemann’s vocals, they are forward in classic rock tradition, but more assured and mature for the band’s road time. Throughout, there is clear, resonant stylistic growth and as much as Abra Kadavar proves the first album wasn’t a fluke, it also shows the three-piece aren’t necessarily limited to the driving ‘70s heavy rock that they nonetheless so effectively convey on the single, “Doomsday Machine”.
The self-titled ended psychedelic and extended with the eight-minute “Purple Sage,” but though they’re shorter, the closing trio of “Liquid Dream,” “Rhythm for Endless Minds” and “Abra Kadabra” show a nascent sonic diversity in Kadavar’s approach that incorporates rocking organ, psych swirl, and a heavy jamming sensibility that underlies much of the band’s work to-date, but has yet to be so blatantly expressed. They’ve not at all loosened their grip on their aesthetic, but these songs are neither as raw as their predecessors on the self-titled nor as geared toward a single idea. If that record established Kadavar and announced their arrival, then Abra Kadavar is confirmation of their prowess and a signal that there’s more to them than analog worship and thick grooves. One of several factors it shares in common with Kadavar’s preceding outing, however, is that Abra Kadavar is still loaded with potential for what this band might be able to accomplish.
Kadavar - Rough Times (IMPORT) (Bone) (2LP)
Limitied edition 2LP on bone color vinyl limited to 500 copies worldwide. Deluxe gatefold sleeve.
The fourth full-length by Berlin's heavy rockin' groove trio Kadavar.
Kadavar - Self Titled (Alt. Cover Art) (color) (LP)
Completely remastered colored vinyl version with alternate artwork and BONUS TRACK "Living In your Head" from the Kadavar Record Store Day sold out 7" single. Also includes download code.
Kadavar offer '70s occult rock at its finest and their debut catapults them into the top tier of the '70s vintage heavy psych occult rock on the same level as Orchid and Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats. Kadavar draw from the plentiful fund of creative ideas from bands like Black Sabbath, Hawkwind, Led Zeppelin and Witchfinder General.
Kalamata - Self Titled (Red) (IMPORT) (LP)
Limited edition on red colored vinyl.
The Hildesheim, Germany based trio KALAMATA performs instrumental psychedelic stoner rock combined with '70s inspired space-rock elements. Driving bass riffs and colourful guitar-patterns emerge on top of a deep rolling rhythm section. This instrumental music will guide you through the night like an LSD-trip while riding a wild cow.
Kandodo/McBain - Lost Chants (IMPORT) (2LP)
Limited edition on black vinyl. Deluxe gatefold sleeve.
A true mind melt of acid abandonment! Purely visceral and pummeling workouts of krautrock and psychedelia from these masters of the art, featuring an original MONSTER MAGNET member and three of THE HEADS!
Karma to Burn - Arch Stanton (IMPORT) (LP)
Limited edition on black vinyl. Nice packaging with heavy duty printed inner sleeve.
'Arch Stanton' sees Karma To Burn at a crossroads in their career. Where do they go from here? They have pretty much ruled the instrumental stoner metal scene since they reformed back in 2009 and here's another smokin' hot record to prove it! This is their third album since then and sixth overall.
Keelhaul - You Waited Five Years for This? (IMPORT) (7 inch)
Cleveland, OH noise mongers Keelhaul present two more progressive, instrumental numbers influenced by classic '70s and '80s prog as well as the new school like Isis. These road warriors have toured hard with Isis, Eyehategod, Botch and Mastodon and have done time, albeit briefly, in bands like Integrity, Ringworm, Holy Ghost and more.
Killer Boogie - Detroit (White Rainbow) (IMPORT) (LP)
Limited edition rainbow splatter on white colored vinyl.
Killer Boogie mixes '70s riffs and bluesy frequencies into an extremely fuzzy sound with psychedelic undertones. The line-up consists of Gabriele Fiori on guitars and vocals (Black Rainbows), Luigi Costanzo on drums (The Wisdoom) and Matteo Marini on bass. Killer Boogie grounds its roots in the sound of Blue Cheer, The Stooges, MC5, Cactus and Radio Moscow. This is their debut album.
Kind - Rocket Science (Gold) (LP)
Limited edition on gold colored vinyl.
Formed by members of Elder, Black Pyramid, Roadsaw, Rozamov and Milligram, this debut album is a psychedelic trip and full of groove in a way you've never experienced before.