1000mods - Super Van Vacation (180 gr.) (Re-issue) (IMPORT) (2LP)
Limited edition on 180g black vinyl. Deluxe gatefold sleeve.
The 2011 debut full-length release from Korinthian stoners is finally repressed! One hour of truly heavy psychedelic stoner rock for fans of Kyuss, Los Natas, Radio Moscow, etc. The LP was produced by Billy Anderson and features artwork by Malleus Art Lab.
11Paranoias - Stealing Fire from Heaven (IMPORT) (2LP)
Limited edition on black vinyl. Deluxe gatefold sleeve and download code included.
'Stealing Fire From Heaven' is the third release from 11PARANOIAS. 11PARANOIAS encapsulate otherworldliness and psychedelia, resulting in a devilish cocktail of riffs, fuzz and fury. The phenomenal artwork for 'Stealing Fire From Heaven' is a piece by celebrated pioneer of the Surrealist art movement, Max Ernst, entitled 'The Temptation Of St. Anthony'.
Acid King - Busse Woods (Halloween Blend) (LP)
Limited edition of only 500 copies on Kelly green, black and halloween orange blend colored vinyl.
Acid King's Busse Woods makes a definitive statement of heaviness that more than makes up for their small number of releases. Interesting then, how this enormously dark and heavy CD is characterized by its laid back feel. There is no angst and bombast here, just super large fuzz riffs unfurled with taste and atmosphere... Just put on Busse (pronounced buss-ee) Woods and find out what she can do.
Acid King gets better every release. Their '97 split with Altamont contains one of the most massively oppressive doom instrumentals ever in "Phase II" and their latest Busse Woods is my favorite Man`s Ruin release of all time.
Like Electric Wizard and the Melvins, this is where rock music seperates itself completely from pop tradition. There are no songs at all, just riffs. This is really art music, existing completely outside traditional pop structures. Mood and atmosphere don't color these songs they ARE the songs. It's basically the stoned-out space rock of early UFO and Hawkwind brought farther down the line.
Acid King - III (Orange/Black) (LP)
Limited edition of only 500 copies on orange, white and black bleed vinyl.
Produced with the help of San Fransisco's legendary engineer Billy Anderson, this is the album that Lori and Co. were born to make. Filled with thundering low end and fat ass riffs III will redefine the definition of the word heavy for years to come.
This is how it’s done. Acid King’s III is a testament to the heavy. They’re among the leaders of psychedelic stoner metal. Less spacey than label mates Sons of Otis, more jam-oriented than doom outfits like Ufomammut and Electric Wizard, Acid King exist in a thunderous low-end that shakes foundations even at the lowest volume. Listening to songs like “”Wheel Nation” or “On to Everafter” is like watching molasses pour out of a jar. It’s thick and viscous, pooling together in a meaty muck. III’s one of those albums that refuses to let go of your subconscious. Chalk it up to Lori S’s spectral croon and her dense guitar riffs, or the heavier than thou rhythm section of Joey Osbourne (drums) and Guy Pinhas (bass).
Awesome slow stoner doom from a band that's perfected what they do.
Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell - Keep it Greasy (Purple) (IMPORT) (LP)
Limited edition on purple colored vinyl.
There is no brash egotism at play here, just a rough-and-ready honesty which permeates in what these three guys do. Their songs haven't washed in weeks, far too busy spinning crackling Budgie vinyls, knackered Motörhead live albums played at a sluggish RPM and snorting self-inflammatories to do anything hygienic.
Amarok/Enth - Split LP (LP)
Limited edition of only 500 copies. Includes a digital coupon and 2 patches.
Two serious tracks of doom from Poland and USA.
A massive doom assault, Enth from Poland play funeral doom metal with a strong Corrupted influence. Perhaps it’s because of the piano parts that they add to their song.
Amarok from California mix drone doom reminiscent of Khanate, Thou and Cough.
Amarok/Pyramido - Split LP (LP)
Includes a download card.
Amarok lay down fucking lava-esque doom with nice harmonies and triple vocals. They mix Khanate with Thou to create mind blowin' doom.
Pyramido is just seriously demented psychedelic-doom in the vein of Grief, Electric Wizard and Noothgrush. The band is doomy, sludgy, crusty, stoner-esque, and while their music is laced with generics, there is also something extremely well calculated about their brand of doomy sludge. But, there is less of the Electric Wizard and more of the Eyehategod, Goatsblood, Iron Monkey, and early High On Fire coming through the tunes on this split, even some hardcore; so I guess you could say it’s out goes the doom, in comes pure crusty, dry- retching, abrasive sludge.
Ancient Warlocks - II (Tri-Color) (IMPORT) (LP)
Limited edition of only 250 copies on tri-colored (blue, white, brown) vinyl.
The Warlocks give their debut a worthy follow-up with their second outing, building on the foundation of laid back vibes and catchy songwriting. The result is a fuzzed-out collection that's sure to find itself no less welcome over time.
Aqua Nebula Oscillator - Self Titled (IMPORT) (LP)
Limited edition on black vinyl.
The s/t album by the highly regarded dark sounding psych/spacerock outfit from Paris recalls the 1970s, when HAWKWIND ruled and LSD was the hot shit to get up from the ground and trip through open space.