Album Premiere: Merlock – ‘Onward Strides Colossus’
February 22, 2023 Sean Frasier
Spokane sludge rockers Merlock explore the shadows of psychedelia on their new LP, Onward Strides Colossus.
Track by Track: AAWKS – ‘((((Heavy on the Cosmic)))))’
November 23, 2022 Sean Frasier
Canadian fuzz rockers AAWKS go beyond the sun and behind the music to discuss ((((Heavy on the Cosmic))))) track by track.
Track Premiere: Black Royal – ’13th Moon’
August 22, 2022 Emily Bellino
Dig into sludgy stoner grooves with Black Royal.
Full Album Stream: Peth – ‘Merchant of Death’
May 24, 2022 Adem Tepedelen
Texas occult/doom throwbacks Peth keep it weird on their debut album Merchant of Death.
Streaming: Kissing the Sky with Gramma Vedetta’s The Hum of the Machine
May 19, 2022 Kevin Stewart-Panko
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.
Full Split Stream: Domkraft / Slomatics – “Ascend/Descend”
April 18, 2022 Emily Bellino
It’s a double dose of doom with Slomatics and Domkraft.
Album Premiere: Weedevil – ‘The Return’
April 6, 2022 Sean Frasier
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 Sean Frasier
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 Kevin Stewart-Panko
Hear Dust Prophet marry classic metal with literary classics on “Hourglass.”
Full Album Stream: Satanico Pandemonium – “Espectrofilia”
December 7, 2021 Adem Tepedelen
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 Adem Tepedelen
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 Emily Bellino
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 Dutch Pearce
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 Emily Bellino
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 Cody Davis
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 Cody Davis
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 Sean Frasier
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 Sean Frasier
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 Sean Frasier
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 Emily Bellino
Serpents of Secrecy make a “Heel Turn” in honor of late bassist Rev. Jim Forrester.
Video Premiere: Lowcaster – ‘Pilian’
February 17, 2020 Emily Bellino
Riff hard with San Francisco stoner/doom crew Lowcaster.
Track Premiere: Black Rainbows – ‘Isolation’
February 13, 2020 Emily Bellino
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 Dutch Pearce
Check out the video for the opening track “New Ishtar” off the new album from Kansas City psych sludgethrowers Orphans Of Doom.
Track Premiere: Wizard Rifle – ‘Rocket to Hell’
May 16, 2019 Emily Bellino
Wizard Rifle make a lot of noise for a duo.
Video Premiere: Druids – ‘Shivast’
May 8, 2019 Emily Bellino
Watch the new video for stoner metal trio Druids‘s “Shivast.”
Full Album Stream and Interview: The Mound Builders
April 24, 2019 Sean Frasier
Indiana sludge rockers The Mound Builders celebrate ten loud years with their eponymous LP.
Track Premiere: High on Fire – ‘Vagabond of the Western World’ (Thin Lizzy Cover)
April 12, 2019 Emily Bellino
Hear High on Fire‘s take on a Thin Lizzy classic.
Full Album Stream: Gypsy Chief Goliath – ‘Masters of Space and Time’
February 20, 2019 Emily Bellino
Rock out to Masters of Time and Space.
Track Premiere: Asthma Castle – ‘The Incline of Western Civilization’
February 19, 2019 Emily Bellino
Asthma Castle (featuring members of Pig Destroyer, Misery Index and Integrity) tell the story of the “Incline of Western Civilization” with a new song.
Track Premiere: Yatra – ‘Snakes in the Temple’
December 12, 2018 Emily Bellino
Sink your teeth into a gritty new song from Yatra.