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.
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!
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.
Earthless/Harsh Toke - Split CD (CD)
Heavy psych titans EARTHLESS and HARSH TOKE have joined forces to deliver a colossal battle of the beasts! 20.000 volts of concentrated electricity will rip through your speakers as the rampaging, psychedelic rock'n'roll flows like molten magma, destroying everything in its path! EARTHLESS brings to life the towering, 15-minute 'Acid Crusher', which collides head-on with HARSH TOKE's 20-minute creation 'Mount Swan'.
Elder - Reflections of a Floating World (Color) (LP)
Limited edition colored vinyl. Download code included.
Reflections of a Floating World is Elder's fourth full length album and second LP released via Stickman Records (EU) and Armageddon Label (US). Long, undulating and dense tracks float between psychedelic passages and progressive rock without missing a beat; adventurous and unpredictable songs are punctuated by hypnotic jams, all colored by the tendency toward melody and dynamism that has become the band's hallmark. In keeping with their motto of expanding and expanding upon their repertoire, guest musicians Mike Risberg and Michael Samos joined the core three in the studio to add extra guitar, keys and pedal steel, adding vibrancy and lushness to the album. In all regards, Reflections shows a band with a clear vision honing their skills with every year.