Beastmaker - Inside The Skull (LP)
Purveying some of the most ecstatically thunderous and raw doom metal to emerge in decades, this three-man riffing machine from Fresno, California, is manifestly the real deal. The trio's sound is instantly recognisable and yet thrillingly otherworldly, like all your favourite riffs fed through some perverse malevolent prism and reborn in fresh, overdriven grotesquery.
Black Pussy - Magic Mustache (LP)
Limited edition on black vinyl.
Magic Mustache, the sophomore LP from this hot button stoner rock band, presents itself with 10 tracks and 44 minutes of abrasive and hazy rock music with an emphasis on instrumental progression and layering. Listening to any of this bandís material, itís obvious that all five of Black Pussyís members are essential to the bandís sound, and they donít just have one or two extra guys to wipe sweat off of the foreheads of the ones that do matter. All over this record are copious amounts of guitar layering, whether theyíre rhythm or lead, as well as subtly-implemented synthesizers that are almost acidic in tone. Fat, husky guitar leads characteristic of this style are matched with energetic fill-heavy drumming and rumbling bass guitar. All of the instrumentation on this LP comes together in ten songs that burst and wind with lots of effects and instrumental interplay.
Black Pussy - Power (Purple Haze) (LP)
Limited edition on purple haze colored vinyl.
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The 2017 full-length by the controversial, pot smokin', Hendrix-inspired stoner/psych hippie rockers from Portland, OR.
Brutus - Wandering Blind (Orange) (IMPORT) (LP)
Limited edition of only 300 copies on transparent orange colored vinyl. Deluxe gatefold sleeve and download code included.
Brutus is a Scandinavian quintet -part Swedish, part Norwegian- that subscribes to the Witchcraft school of throwback hard rock. The band's third album 'Wandering Blind' is as honest and down-to-earth as it gets. No modern tricks, no pose and no fancy moves, but pure and greasy music right from a time when those things mattered and nothing else. According to the band, inspiration is drawn from (amongst others) Blue Cheer, Sabbath, Pentagram and Grand Funk Railroad. In other words: get ready for some butterfingered, groovy and psychedelic hard rock!
Che - Sounds of Liberation (LP)
Limited edition on black vinyl.
This Power trio is a bit like the Queens/Kyuss stuff, but of course different. It has that true desert feel to it that only bands from the desert can achieve. Man's Ruin brings you the debut release of the latest and perhaps penultimate Desert Rock Super Group. Tres hombres who have been the underlying bones of all that has gone before. Featuring Dave Dinsmore(Unida) on bass Alfredo Hernandez (Kyuss) on drums and Brant Bjork (Fu Manchu Kyuss) on guitar and vocals.
Duel - Witchbanger (Splatter) (IMPORT) (LP)
Limited edition on splatter colored vinyl.
The second album by Austin, Texas tripped out heavies Duel contains eight hard hitting tracks of deep grooves and blistering riffs paying tribute to the darker breed of early '70s proto-metal and classic old school early '80s heavy metal pioneers. Growling desperate vocals and angry fuzzed out guitars tell tales of horror and hallucination. This is hard rock as it should be, totally pure and unpretentious.
Early Mammal - Take a Lover (Gold) (IMPORT) (LP)
Limited edition on translucent gold colored vinyl. Download code included.
"Like Earthless mangling some Weedeater, on Quaaludes, Londoners Early Mammal might be primitive in name but their lysergic excursions are aimed to reach beyond the cosmos itself" ~METAL HAMMER.
Earth - Phase 3 - Thrones and Dominions (Re-issue) (2LP)
On Phase 3 - Thrones and Dominions, head Earth-man Dylan Carlson forges ahead (mostly alone) on his quest for electric-sound redemption, accompanying himself with multiple overdubs of droning and crushing guitar, guitar, guitar. He trades heavy metal's bombast for a lumbering reticence, constructing a crawling, impressionistic thunder out of multitracked layers of chords that wander off forever. Each song abruptly lurches into being or closes with an end-of-tape clunk - as if it's only a segment of a larger, ongoing rumble. Earth updates 20th-century minimalism and La Monte Young's Theatre of Eternal Music into a sonic system - one that reflects a postindustrial eternity of higher amplitudes at lower frequencies. Yet, amidst the avant-garde guitar-tooling and sonic heave-ho, this is richly textured music as old as polyphony.