Ten East - Skyline Pressure (CD)
Two members of desert legends Yawning Man team up with like minded Dutch musicians for a release of impromptu recordings. The album captures the spirit of improvisation and the natural chemistry of the participants.
Zaum - Eidolon (IMPORT) (CD)
Presented on CD, ZAUM's sophomore full-length 'Eidolon' offers a monolithic doomy mantra-based meditative experience, forged by bass and drums interwoven with sitar, woodwind, string and synth textures, resulting in a tranquil resonance whereby the astral and physical planes can co-exist and be understood from a natural perspective.
Valley Of The Sun - Volume Rock (IMPORT) (CD)
Volume Rock. Of all the words in the English language that could be drawn upon to illustrate the sheer sound and substance of Cincinnati’s Valley Of The Sun, you’d be hard pressed to find two better. Picking up directly where they left off on last year’s Electric Talons Of The Thunderhawk, the Queen City rockers are back in 2016 with a brand new album on Sweden’s formidable Fuzzorama Records.
Volume Rock is the culmination of the band’s determination and ability to not only write and record great rock songs, but also their drive and ambition to become one of the best bands to emerge from the underground. As The Obelisk proclaimed as early as 2011, “There’s no question that Valley Of The Sun are placing themselves at the forefront of the new generation of American heavy rock.”
Son of a Witch - Thrones in the Sky (IMPORT) (CD)
The debut full-length from SON OF A WITCH. 'Thrones In The Sky' sticks to the true doom idiom by containing only five tracks. The whole experience just grips the mind with crushing riffs that are featured in each and every song. You truly get an impression that feels like the weight of the universe crushing you as a war rages on right beside you.
Cojones - Resonate (IMPORT) (CD)
A mixture of stoner, hard rock and psych rock, influenced by a.o. Monster Magnet, Soundgarden, Witchcraft and Motorpsycho. The band hails from Zagreb, Croatia.
Church of the Cosmic Skull - Is Satan Real? (IMPORT) (CD)
Church Of The Cosmic Skull delivers a psychedelic rock opera which references the big riff swagger of Led Zeppelin at its peacocking peak, the bluesy flair and organ swirl of Deep Purple, and the theatrical pomp of a sweat-soaked and gasping meat loaf. However, this is not just a classic rock throwback, as it sits easily along more modern fare, f.i. Like the grizzled jams of Black Mountain.
Elbrus - Self Titled (IMPORT) (CD)
This mighty heavy psychedelic doom blues band from Melbourne, Australia delivers an outstanding debut-album. The sound comprises fuzzed out riffs, spacious organ undertones and stirring vocal melodies. Take a dive into the sonic platter of the blues, resonating with undertones of heavier times, harking forth a spark from a groovy past.
Freeks, The - Shattered (IMPORT) (CD)
The third full-length by the LA-based quintet featuring former members of Fu Manchu and Nebula. 'Shattered' blends heavy fuzz riffs of desert rock'n'roll with a fresh breath of new wave, adding synthesizers, keyboards and more special arrangements.