E-Musikgruppe Lux Ohr - Spiralo (IMPORT) (LP)
Limited edition of only 300 copies on black vinyl. Deluxe gatefold sleeve. Includes a download code.
'Spiralo', the second full-length album by the Finnish kosmische Musik band E-musikgruppe Lux Ohr. A voyage beyond earthly certainties, into the secrets of time and space - 'Spiralo' is a full-blown cosmic adventure in six parts. All the band members have been active in various underground music scenes for a long time. Kimi Karki is the founder and guitarist of doom metal bands Reverend Bizarre and Lord Vicar and psychedelic progressive band Orne. Ismo Virta leads Kosmos, a folk prog band and makes up a dark ambient duo Dystopia with Pertii Gronholm, who is also known for his electronic music and ambient solo works and projects such as Corporate 09. Jaakko Penttinen has a background in various punk bands such as Forca Macabra, but nowadays is better known for his ambient and space music projects such as Galactic Travellers.
Eagle Claw - Timing of the Void (LP)
Austin TX's instruMETAL outfit EAGLE CLAW plays heavy, loud music. From the very beginning, vocals were never in the plan for this creatively destructive four piece. Taking up where other instrumental bands leave off, Eagle Claw carved out their own niche within the instrumental genre. Dynamic and engaging, but ultimately all things metal. Formed in the fall of 2007, the band started gaining momentum when their Demo "Bastard Usurper" first infiltrated Austin's music scene. That was then followed up by their first official release entitled "Poacher.” Recorded by Bryan Richie (Bassist, The Sword), it features 9 blistering tracks filled with tasteful riffs, clever time changes and fist pumping beats that set the tone for what Eagle Claw have become known for. In 2012, the band released their much anticipated sophomore album, "Timing of the Void.” Featuring 8 monolithic tracks, the record’s title and overarching theme is based on “The Book of Five Rings”, a text on Kenjutsu and the martial arts, written by Japanese swordsman Miyamato Musashi, circa 1645. In a recent news item published on Eagle Claw, the Austin Chronicle wrote, "Like Musashi, the local quartet's instrumentals are dually Zen and violent, and their timing and attack is martial. Not just a titular reference, the swordsman's lessons are the basis for the music on Timing of the Void." Comprised of the dualistic soundscapes of guitarists, Matt Rade and Michael Gonzalez, the searing low end fuzz of bassist Luther Smalls, and the relentless pounding of Bart Butler's drumming, the band is best known for their high energy live performances.
Eagles of Death Metal - Heart On (with Bonus 7 inch) (LP)
Includes a limited edition 7 inch. Deluxe gatefold sleeve.
There are more important rock groups than Eagles of Death Metal, but are any of them this much fun? Jesse Hughes and Josh Homme are essentially a comedy act, sending up and celebrating that high-Seventies hybrid of garage, glam and ZZ Top: scuzz rock. On their third album, the duo are as danceable as ever, but they've tiptoed away from straight musical pastiche, crudding up their blues boogie with low-fi fuzziness and oddball percussion. Much of the fun is in the lyrics, which revel in AM-rock-radio tropes — sleazy tales of tight pants and loose women. The song titles tell the story: "Prissy Prancin'," "I'm Your Torpedo" and "High Voltage," where Hughes and Homme croon, with more or less straight faces, "We're getting freaky in the shadows of the night."
When Josh Homme slithers into his Baby Duck persona as drummer for Eagles of Death Metal, he's giddily set free, unfettered by the pillaging, Viking-frontman duties of Queens of the Stone Age. Started as a '70s pastiche with singer-guitarist (and childhood pal) Jesse Hughes, the group move far beyond spoof on their third album, creating some of the rudest rock'n'roll since Johnny Thunders first stuck a lit cigarette in his pouty mouth and aimed notes at David Johansen's Adam's apple. The title track is funk filtered through broken glass, while "I'm Your Torpedo" is a swashbuckling ride on Sticky Fingers' tongue. QOTSA may be rock at the edge of the abyss, but Heart On vaults right over, taking flight on an updraft of woozy audacity and shuddering riffs.
Eagles of Death Metal - Zipper Down (LP)
Limited edition on black vinyl. Deluxe gatefold sleeve and download code included.
The fourth studio album from the American rock band Eagles Of Death Metal. Hailing from Palm Desert, California, the band was formed in 1998 by Jesse Hughes and Josh Homme.
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 - Earth 2 (Re-issue) (2LP)
Imagine how you would feel if the gravity of the earth would be ten times stronger than it is now. Your feet feel as if they are stuck in ten ton concrete. Your hands constantly seem to reach towards the ground. Your shoulders feel so heavy that you feel like laughing at Jesus' painful facial expression while he is carrying something ridiculous like a cross. Even if you make the biggest effort, you can't even take a step forward. Well, if it is possible for you to imagine something like that, then you might have an idea about the sound of Earth.
Improbably slow and heavy guitar riffs and a bass vibe that sounds like an earthquake are exclusively used drenching the listener into an agonising experience, surrounding him with apocalyptic feedback sounds with a particular Sabbathian touch. How can one describe this? It's not possible to speak about music, since Earth makes Winter sound like a speed metal band. Instead it is an experience of never suspected gravity forces holding you captive in their almighty power. Painfully minimalistic, threatening and dark sounds hold you in their grip until you confess that nobody can beat the sound of the planet itself when it comes to heaviness and primitive power. On this album you will find not a single voice, no drums, no keyboards, no special effects: only the pure, primitive forces of the earth making the heaviness worshipper like me bow in awe and greet the mighty planet....
Earth - Pentastar (In the Style of Demons) (LP)
This album is just a natural extension of the previous three studio albums, while being more experimental in terms of songwriting. The wonderful thing about Earth is the subtlety of their music, and how Dylan Carlson seamlessly blends 70s metal riffs, southern rock, and eastern influences into masterful songs. This is a good first album to buy if you're just getting into Earth and/or the drone scene. It's easier to digest than most if you're just getting your feet wet.
On Pentastar, Earth tries to find the middle ground between the space rock of Hawkwind and the noisy guitar work of the Melvins.
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.
Earth - Primitive and Deadly (2LP)
Limited edition on black vinyl. Deluxe Stoughton gatefold sleeve. Contains a vinyl only bonus track!
The 7th full-length studio album from Earth. Featuring vocal contributions by Mark Lanegan and Rabia Shaheen Qazi of Rose Windows & 2nd guitar by Brett Netson from Built to Spill. "Primitive and Deadly" invokes an enormous darkness that delivers elation and entrancement.
Earth Witch - Out of the Shallows (IMPORT) (LP)
Earth Witch has signed to Cursed Tongue Records for a release of their highly appraised debut album 'Out Of The Shallow' coming late 2017. The label is extremely happy to have inked a deal with this hard hitting ensemble and look forward to give OOTS the full red carpet vinyl treatment. Expect several different vinyl editions, TP's, posters, patches, etc. Already garning quite a following and appraisal from around the scene amongst fellow musicians, fans and reviewers alike plus also securing them a place on the Doom Charts for March 2017 there is no questioning the band's merits. "It's a real honor to get to work with such talented and focused people as the guys behind Earth Witch and we look forward to pay the much needed respect and acknowledgement to this high-octane stoner rock gold nugget, says Niels Bartholdy of Cursed Tongue Records. Following up their doom laden 2013 Earthbound EP, Earth Witch unveils their debut longplayer, Out of the Shallow, that shows the trio in their truest rock n’ roll meets doom form. After founding members Ivan Catron (Guitar/Vocals) and Nathan Landolt (Drums) parted ways with their first bassist, they were joined by Derrin Coad (Bass/Vocals) for a Black Sabbath cover set on Halloween. The underlying doom sound remained a vital driving force in the writing, however the band was able to speed things up and get more technical with the new lineup. Out of the Shallow pays tribute to Iommi style guitar solos and the driving force of rock bands like Red Fang, The Sword, and Kadavar. The 42 minute album was written over the course of two years and tracked in late 2015 with Brandon Carnes in Springfield, IL. From the fast paced high energy opening track until the last chords fade out, Earth Witch keeps the listener headbanging throughout. Album art by David Paul Seymour, with logo and additional layout by Mike Tirehaus. Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Brandon Carnes (Looming) in Springfield, IL at Southtown Studios.Out Of the Shallow was released digitally on Bandcamp aswell as on CD and tape in March 2017. To quote Joop Konrad (Stoner Hive): "The gritty chased vocals, the throbbing pulsating doom and the righteous heavy blues. It is all there on the new Out Of The Shallow album by the illustrious Illinois trio Earth Witch. With the extreme paradox of creating simple and effective tracks that sound wild and colossal at the same time. The perfect amalgam of something stoner, classic metal and every bit of heaviness they could get their hands on. Nothing short but pure gold my friends! Pure fuckin’ gold! Earth Witch - 'Out Of The Shallow' will be Cursed Tongue Records fith release in just little more than a year. Pre-orders will go online Friday, November 3rd with an expected official release date early December just in right time for the Christmas shopping. So looks like the present hunt is an easy solve this year.