Stoner Metal

Streaming: Kissing the Sky with Gramma Vedetta’s The Hum of the Machine

May 19, 2022

Hear London-based duo Gramma Vedetta offer their take on stoner rock/metal via third release and debut full-length, The Hum of the Machine.

Album Premiere: Weedevil – ‘The Return’

April 6, 2022

Brazilian stoner sect Weedevil exhale their debut LP of bongripping riffs and ferocious fuzz, The Return.

Grim Reefer Fest Smokes Up Baltimore on April 16th

March 30, 2022

Grim Reefer Fest celebrates riffs and spliffs with a nine-band lineup of stoned heaviness on April 16th in Baltimore, MD.

Track Premiere: Dust Prophet – “Hourglass”

December 30, 2021

Hear Dust Prophet marry classic metal with literary classics on “Hourglass.”

Full Album Stream: Satanico Pandemonium – “Espectrofilia”

December 7, 2021

Mexico City marijuaneros Satanico Pandemonium take us on a dark trip into the spirit world on their latest release.

Full Album Stream: Nekromant – “Temple of Haal”

December 2, 2021

Swedish power trio Nekromant unveil a rambunctious third album with nods to the trad metal greats—from Thin Lizzy to Maiden to Priest.

Video Premiere: Crystal Spiders – ‘Harness’

November 8, 2021

Watch the video for “Harness” from stoner metal trio Crystal Spiders featuring Corrosion of Conformity’s Mike Dean.

Track Premiere: Sarcoughagus – “Genial Sense of Torture”

August 10, 2021

Cleveland stoner/death quartet Sarcoughagus don’t just hack it, they absolutely crush it, slowly and meaningfully, on their forthcoming debut full-length. Hear the first single from Delusions of the Sick right now.

Video Premiere: Montezuma’s Revenge – ‘Soyux-111 (Terrore Su Venere)’

July 26, 2021

Watch the video for “Soyux-111 (Terrore Su Venere)” from Russian stoner metal quartet Montezuma’s Revenge.

Track Premiere: Heavy Temple – “A Desert Through the Trees”

May 18, 2021

Philadelphia’s Heavy Temple — at long last — makes their triumphant full-length debut this year. If their future is anything like their newest single, “A Desert Through the Trees,” the sky isn’t even the limit for what’s to come.

Track Premiere: Dead Witches – “D.I.E. (Dragged Into Emptiness)”

April 1, 2021

Dead Witches — the brainchild of former Electric Wizard drummer Mark Greening — brings towering, fuzzed riffs and glacially-paced occult doom.

Album Premiere: Amammoth – ‘The Fire Above’

March 17, 2021

Australian doom trio Amammoth light prehistoric joints from a stoner/sludge bonfire on their debut LP, The Fire Above.

Album Premiere: Possessor – ‘Damn the Light’

October 28, 2020

UK horror fiends Possessor wield a mighty sludgehammer on their new monster-conjuring LP, Damn the Light.

Album Premiere: Junior Bruce – ‘Pray for Death’

October 21, 2020

Floridian sludgelords Junior Bruce return to prove they’re the headless kings of swamp metal with their Pray for Death LP.

Track Premiere: Serpents of Secrecy – ‘Heel Turn’

October 15, 2020

Serpents of Secrecy make a “Heel Turn” in honor of late bassist Rev. Jim Forrester.

Video Premiere: Lowcaster – ‘Pilian’

February 17, 2020

Riff hard with San Francisco stoner/doom crew Lowcaster.

Track Premiere: Black Rainbows – ‘Isolation’

February 13, 2020

Black Rainbows worship volume and debut the first song from new album Cosmic Ritual Supertrip.

Video Premiere: Orphans of Doom – “New Ishtar”

January 31, 2020

Check out the video for the opening track “New Ishtar” off the new album from Kansas City psych sludgethrowers Orphans Of Doom.

Video Premiere: Druids – ‘Shivast’

May 8, 2019

Watch the new video for stoner metal trio Druids‘s “Shivast.”

Full Album Stream and Interview: The Mound Builders

April 24, 2019

Indiana sludge rockers The Mound Builders celebrate ten loud years with their eponymous LP.

Track Premiere: Asthma Castle – ‘The Incline of Western Civilization’

February 19, 2019

Asthma Castle (featuring members of Pig Destroyer, Misery Index and Integrity) tell the story of the “Incline of Western Civilization” with a new song.