Saturday, February 24, 2018
HORSENECK: Post-Hardcore/Sludge Unit Featuring Current/Former Members Of Will Haven And Chelsea Wolfe Releases Limited Edition Vinyl Edition Of Heavy Trip Full-Length; New Album Underway
California post-hardcore/sludge misfits HORSENECK - featuring within its ranks current and past members of Will Haven and Chelsea Wolfe - are pleased to unveil the vinyl edition of their critically-lauded Heavy Trip full-length, self-released via the band's own Worried Bird Records early last year. Heavy Trip was captured by Lance Jackman (Will Haven) at The Dock, mixed by Scott Evans (Kowloon Walled City) at Antisleep Studios, and mastered by Carl Saff (Big Business, Helms Alee, Russian Circles) at Saff Mastering.
Limited to 250 copies, the vinyl edition includes alternate artwork and is currently available via the HORSENECK Bandcamp page at THIS LOCATION where the album can also be streamed.
Issues the band "Heavy Trip deserved to be released on vinyl and live on in fans' record collections. We are so pumped to give this album a whole new way for people to listen to it. Turn it up loud and let the tone of the vinyl warm your eardrums."
If you missed it, check out HORSENECK's hilarious video for "Michael Caine" HERE.
HORSENECK will return to The Dock with Lance Jackman to begin recording their new album. The as-yet-untitled full-length will be released later this year with tours to follow. Further details to be announced soon.
From the depths of the unknown canyon comes a rock force that has undeniable power and style. Steeped in ancient tradition and ritualistic sacrifices this force continually bludgeons the masses who are compelled to witness them. Their heavy riffs continually snap the necks of anyone sent to challenge them. The wild thunder broom undertones growl from on high, and will never be denied. Powerful rhythms shake the very ground they walk on, and those who are lucky enough to witness this spine crushing quartet will undoubtedly never be the same. Anthony the riff Lord, Lennon the bass wizard, Lance the heaviest of shred, and Jess the power thwack and thud will always leave your neck barely able to hold your head up. HORSENECK, shredders and defenders of the rock!
"Album opener 'Bird Worried' features an organ, bluesy guitar parts and a combination of clean and harsh vocals. It highlights HORSENECK's biggest strength on Heavy Trip - their music isn't what might be expected and it can be silly, but they bring it together well. There are more aggressive cuts on the album too, like 'Lester Vitalis' and 'No Gods,' that rely on thicker, fuzzier riffs but HORSENECK never fail to deliver something memorable." - Decibel
"...a solid blend of metal, hardcore, garage, and southern rock... a fun listen that packed with some cool riffs and plenty of reasons to wreck your neck." - Super Corrupter
"...a catchy and heavy release that is extremely fun to listen to...hard rock with [a] heavy, bruising sludge." - Svbtterranean
"...a fantastic record throughout... The songs are unique, and never feel like the band is stuck in a formula. The compositions are tight and although varied, never disjointed. The production on this album is exactly what's needed. It is heavy, not overly processed, and the mix allows all of the instruments and sounds to intermingle naturally - even with such dense arrangements." - Riffs Or GTFO
"Heavy Trip isn't just a solid album but it feels like a statement of intent that rock 'n' roll is still very much alive.... The album is heavy, catchy and above all else, it's fun and a genuine pleasure to listen to..." - Altwire
"Heavy Trip is an album that more than lives up to its name as it's a heavy, psychedelic trip and one that will appeal to fans of The Melvins, Queens Of The Stone Age, Indian Handcrafts, and Red Fang the most... Heavy Trip is perhaps one of the strangest and most addictive records you'll hear this year." - Outlaws Of The Sun
ARMED WITH THE BAND'S SECOND CONSECUTIVE TOP 5 ROCK RADIO TRACK, GRETA VAN FLEET ADDS MORE DATES TO ITS 2018 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR, INCLUDING FIRST-TIME CANADIAN SHOWS
L-R: Danny Wagner, Josh Wagner, Sam Kiszka, Jake KiszkaPhoto Credit: Michael Lavine
LOS ANGELES, CA - Tuesday, February 20, 2018 -- Exploding onto the music scene just last year with all U.S. headline dates sold out in advance, its debut single, "Highway Tune" a #1 rock radio track in both the U.S. and Canada, and its upcoming inaugural European tour completely sold out, Frankenmuth, Michigan's Greta Van Fleet continues its red-hot streak with the announcement of additional headline dates on its 2018 North American tour, which will include the band's Canadian concert debut. Tickets go on sale this Friday, 2/23 at 10AM local time; log onto www.gretavanfleet.com for all ticket purchasing information.
All previously announced 2018 U.S. dates have sold out, including the band's two L.A. shows at the John Anson Ford Theatre that went clean in under an hour. The band's confirmed itinerary is below.
20 Doomroosje, Nijmegen, The Netherlands SOLD OUT
21 Melkweg (Qudo Zaal), Amsterdam, Netherlands SOLD OUT
22 Artheatre, Cologne, Germany SOLD OUT
24 Molotow, Hamburg, Germany SOLD OUT
25 PrivatClub, Berlin, Germany SOLD OUT
27 AB Club, Brussels, Belgium SOLD OUT
28 Les Etolles, Paris, France SOLD OUT
30 Deaf Institute, Manchester, England SOLD OUT
31 02 Institute3, Birmingham, England SOLD OUT
1 St. Lukes, Glasgow, Scotland SOLD OUT
4 02 Academy Islington, London, England SOLD OUT
5 02 Academy Islington, London, England SOLD OUT
13 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Indio, CA
16 John Anson Ford Theatre, Hollywood, CA* SOLD OUT
17 John Anson Ford Theatre, Hollywood, CA* SOLD OUT
20 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Indio, CA
29 Welcome to Rockville Festival, Jacksonville, FL
1 House of Blues Houston, Houston, TX* SOLD OUT
2 House of Blues Dallas, Dallas, TX* SOLD OUT
3 Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheatre, Austin, TX* SOLD OUT
5 Shaky Knees Music Festival, Atlanta, GA
6 Carolina Rebellion, Concord, NC
9 Rams Head Live, Baltimore, MD* SOLD OUT
11 Starland Ballroom, Sayreville, NJ* SOLD OUT
12 Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA* SOLD OUT
14 Marathon Music Works, Nashville, TN* SOLD OUT
16 Marathon Music Works, Nashville, TN* SOLD OUT
18 Rock On The Range Festival, Columbus OH
20 Hangout Music Festival, Gulf Shores, AL
22 The Fillmore Detroit, Detroit, MI* SOLD OUT
23 The Fillmore Detroit, Detroit, MI* SOLD OUT
25 The Fillmore Detroit, Detroit, MI* SOLD OUT
8 REBEL, Toronto, ON Canada* NEW DATE
10 Bluesfest, Ottawa, ON Canada
18 Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA* NEW DATE
20 9:30 Club, Washington, D.C.* NEW DATE
23 House of Blues Boston, Boston, MA* NEW DATE
27 Floydfest, Floyd, VA
29 Panorama Music and Arts Festival, Randall's Island Park, New York, NY
31 Agora Theatre, Cleveland, OH* NEW DATE
1 The Pageant, St. Louis, MO * NEW DATE
* headline show
Friday, February 23, 2018
Hot on the heels of their sold out previous Ripple release, the mighty doom metal monsters of Blackwulf return with their newest, and arguably best album ever. Bringing in the guest lead guitar of Doom legend Geof O'Keefe (founding member of Pentagram and Bedomon) Blackwulf rage through 8 tracks of what can only be described as old school, retro-70's unadulterated heavy rock and metal. Limited Edition vinyl, worldwide black vinyl, CD's and test presses are up for pre-order now with the official release date Feb 23. You dont' want to miss this one. www.ripplemusic.bigcartel.com/products
Everyone's been asking about this! The brand new Freedom Hawk album is almost here, and it rages with all the fierce riffing and fuzzed mania you'd come to know and love from these Virginian rockers. "Beast Remains" is pure Freedom Hawk in every sense of the word. Pre-order are live now! So pick one up with your Blackwulf! www.ripplemusic.bigcartel.com/products.
I think this one caught many people off guard, except for the legions of ATG fans already out there. Limited vinyl and tests sold out in less than 24 hours, but black and CD's are still in stock (actually CD's sold out too, but have been reordered!) If you haven't heard these guys, you're missing out on some powerful, rampaging Motorhead inspired heavy blues. You can listen here and enjoy! https://ripplemusic.bandcamp.com/album/cheated-death
And here it is! The first ever Official Ripple Music SXSW Showcase! Featuring Mothership, Wo Fat, The Watchers, Blackwulf (with Geof O'keefe), Steak (all the way from the UK) and Salem's Bend. You don't need a SXSW badge to get in, you can get tickets at the door. All you have to do is be in Austin and be ready for some damn good music.
Thursday, February 22, 2018
I love splits and this one is certainly worthy of my affections. It’s brought to us by Black Bow Records, which is run by one of the fine gentlemen from the band Conan, so if you like your music loud, heavy, slow, and crushing, this release has you covered all the way around. This split is a little unique, in that it is more of a collaboration between the bands. They worked on the overall themes of the album together and there is a little more cohesiveness between what the bands have on offer here than there usually is with splits. In my mind, that’s even more reason why you should check it out.
I love Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard (hereafter known as MWWB), and it puzzles me a bit why they are not bigger in the heavy music scene. Perhaps some people are put off a bit by the name, which is taking the piss a little when it comes to other bands in this genre. They describe themselves as “3 ape descendents and an astral seraphim combining their powers to generate colossal interstellar arias of plutonium weight.” It seems a pretty apt description and if it sounds good to you, don’t read any farther, just go find their music. Oh, and they are from Wales if that matters to anyone.
MWWB contribute two songs to this split. The first, “The Master and His Emissary”, starts out with a couple of minutes of synth work that could have come from a John Carpenter soundtrack. Then the heavy drops and I promise you that mushroom clouds will come out of your speakers when it happens. At least it did with mine. Just crushing riffs that repeat paired up with ethereal vocals, and then they change it up a bit and hammer the listener some more. The second track is “Eagduru” and delivers more of the same. Of course, it's not the same track or there wouldn’t be any need to give it a different name, but you get the idea. Slow, heavy, repetitive, wonderful.
Slomatics hail from Belfast, Northern Ireland, and it is easy to see how they were paired with MWWB on this split. To my ears, these guys deal in more fuzz, and there’s about as much here as on a teenaged sasquatch’s face. I was not familiar with this band prior to this split, but I am certainly happy to make their acquaintance. The things they do musically are right up my alley and I will definitely seek out more of their releases.
These guys mix it up a little bit on their side of the split. Their songs are shorter, so they get 3 tracks. The first is “Ancient Architects”, and it fits very well into the theme of slow and heavy music playing. Their second track, though, is the eye opener for me. “Silver Ships Into The Future” is a quieter, piano driven piece that shows that riffs can be played on an acoustic instrument as well. While it doesn’t have enough of a melody to say that it’s a pretty bit of music, it is a very nice change up. Which makes their final track, “Master’s Descent”, hit that much harder when it blows through your speakers like a rhinoceros in heat.
If you dig the slow, heavy type of music, this release is definitely for you. There is nothing new or groundbreaking here, but it doesn’t have be a game changer to be a good album. This one will definitely hit your happy spot.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Exalter – Persecution Automated
Tanjim Rahman Tanim – Vocals/Bass/Guitar, Afif Sarker – Drums/Vocals
Intro sounds of war that lead into the next song. Holocaust Ahead has an excellent thrash riff that will have you head banging and fist pumping. Reign Of The Mafia State get the pit ready to just mosh away fast and heavy. World Under Curfew more in your face old school style thrash metal just enjoy. The Dreaded End mix slayer with Anthrax and Testament and this song melds those perfectly. Slaughter Cleanse Repeat fist in the air hair flying foot stomping thrash metal. Incarceration another excellent thrash song for the pit to just mosh away. Grip Of Fear extremely tight riffs fast and heavy get ready to thrash your entire body about. Pathology Of Domination the circle starts and boys fly around and around slamming into each other. Clandestine Drone Warfare awesome fast guitar riffs bass and drums that just thrash away in a perfect melding of sounds.
Driven By Impact - ST
Roman Rowinski – Drums, Eugen Rutz – Vocals, Kim Van Geel – Guitar, Jens Schafer – Guitar, Constantin Christ – Bass
Prologue is a classical piece that melds into the next song Building Fear which has buzz saw guitars driving rhythms and deep growly vocals. Burning Bridges fist pumping thrash metal with dark demonic vocals and some excellent rhythm work. Interludium melodic melancholy guitar that melds into Experience In Red which is just thrash death metal at its finest. Place Of Gore drums that just pound into your very being and buzz saw guitar riffs get ready to be pounded. Arise From Ashes has some excellent lead guitar work and heavy pounding drums that just take you to the pit. Monstrosity Of Life more excellent guitar work with a very extremely tight rhythm section.
Fuzz Evil And Switchblade Jesus - The Second Coming Of Heavy Chapter VII
Fuzz Evil – Wayne Rudell – Vocals/Guitar, Joseph Rudell – Vocals/Bass, Orgo Martinez – Drums
Better off Alone fast heavy beats and grinding guitars with some great vocals. Graves And Cupids Sabbath style bass then an excellent riff to just jam away to. If You Know kick back and jam with some excellent riffs. Flighty Woman continues the riff fest get ready to groove.
Switchblade Jesus - Eric Calvert – Guitar/Vocals, Chris Black – Bass, Jon Elizondo - Drums
Snakes And Lions rumbling psychedelic guitar that screams jam away and drift back to days of old. Wet Lungs spoken words then a slow driving beat just kick back close your eyes and jam away. Heavy Is The Mountain takes you back to the great times of old style Sabbath stoner rock.
Greytomb – Monumental Microcosm
Forge – Drums, J. Angus – Guitar, N. Magur – Vocals, D. Coffey – Bass
Null grinding heavt ripping betas with demonic vocals. Antimeta grabs you by the throat and just pounds you into the ground. Force Majeure evil demonic sounds and vocals that just drag you into the pit of hell.
Marginal – Total Destruction
Johan – Vocals, Timmy – Guitar, Martin Guitar/Vocals, Steven- Drums, Rui – Bass
Barbarians heavy grinding pounding music with deep demonic vocals to annihilate your very being. Delirium Tremens get ready to run for your life as demonic forces chase after you. Ruination the pit forms and bodies thrash about in pain and glory. Impaled grabs you and throws you to the ground then proceeds to pound u into dust. Useless Scum the crowd thrashes about in pure violence and anger. I Used To Be Intelligent get ready to be devoured by anger violence and pain. Rat Kebab is a voyage into hell and damnation with music. The Violent Way is pain and suffering with anger and violence in a musical style. Leech Invader garb ahold and hang on for a trip thru aggression. Fucked Up Society buzz saw guitars demonic vocals and riffs that just sear thru you. Atom Sapiens spoken words and demonic vocals with an angry aggressive rhythm and just drags you to the abyss. Total Destruction more spoken words then evil riffs and demonic vocals that just try annihilate the entire world.
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Southern California Punk Legends TSOL are set to release their new record “Live at The Observatory” on Limited Edition Vinyl via Hardline Entertainment on June 22.
Recorded live at The Observatory in Santa Ana, CA Jan, 5th 2018 by Cameron Webb (Motorhead, Pennywise, Social Distortion), “Live at The Observatory” features all tracks from the bands 1981 S/T EP and “Dance With Me” releases.
The recordings will be available and limited to 100 units each of Oxblood Red and Turquoise Blue both signed and numbered and will include a digital download card.
The record is now available for pre-sale via the Hardline Entertainment web store at http://hardlineent.com/product-tag/tsol/.
An album teaser video can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/axtazVzdjs0.
About T.S.O.L.: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T.S.O.L.
MAR 20 Bakersfield, CA Jerry's
MAR 21 Fresno, CA Strummer's
MAR 22 San Jose, CA Ritz
MAR 23 Berkeley, CA Gilman
MAR 24 Sacramento, CA Blue Lamp
MAR 25 Reno, NV Shea's
MAR 27 Eugene, OR Luckey's
MAR 28 Bremerton, WA Charleston
MAR 29 Bellingham, WA Shakedown
MAR 30 Seattle, WA El Corazon
MAR 31 Portland, OR BOSSANOVA BALLROOM
APR 01 Bend, OR Capitol
APR 03 Pacifica, CA Winter's Tavern
APR 04 Grover Beach, CA Skip Gibson's
JUN 06 Flagstaff, AZ Flagstaff's Green Room
JUN 08 Las Vegas Brooklyn Bowl
JUN 09 Pomona, CA The Glass House
JUN 10 Pomona, CA The Glass House
We are pleased to announce the release of the second and third Rockers Hi Fi studio albums, Mish Mash and Overproof for the first time on bandcamp.
Mish Mash was originally released on WEA in 1996 and contains classic collaborations with UK rapper Phoebe One as well as Farda P's timeless ode to excess, "Going Under" and the Rockers' take on the Clash's "Ghetto Defendant". Bonus tracks include the Kruder & Dorfmeister rework of "Going Under" and a rare Rockers dub.
Overproof (1998) saw the outfit returning to their dub/house roots as well as exploring deep house sounds and using more live instrumentation. Farda P again makes an appearance on "Transmission Central" and the Thievery Corp remix appears as a bonus item along with another extremely rare d&b track, "Mic Check".
Both albums are available at a special discounted price for one month only - use the codes
mish_offer and proof_offer at the checkout on the biggabush bandcamp page.