Music Recommendations


Bands to check out if you haven't already...

Hello everyone, it has been a while since I have published anything on here, but I feel like I am going to keep this alive and do it every once in a while.  As there are plenty of blogs, this is more for keeping friends in the loop or sharing thoughts.  I recently have been digging on some new music, and if you haven't heard these....check em out!

Serpent Venom - Their debut full length Carnal Altar came out in the Fall of this year.  In the vein of Electric Wizard/Black Sabbath.  Long songs, riff-tastic, and just downright heavy.  One of my favorite records of the year.

The Wounded Kings - The English have done it again...One of the heaviest records to come out this year, and the first album with the female vocalist.  She adds an eccentric element of eerie vocal melodies on top of the crushing riffs.  4 long, songs that will take you on a trip!

Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats - I wish I had a clear vision to describe this band, but the best way I can describe it is that they are heavily influenced by 60s psychedelia rock, but a lot heavier than most bands of that era.  The recording is vintage, the melodies are catchy, the guitar tone is dirty, and the vocals remind me of Big Elf (another awesome band).

The Heavy Eyes - I discovered this guys from other blog sites and the record has been getting a lot of talk.  If you are all about some vintage rock n roll, this is it.  Old school, riffy, and straight to the point.  Many bands do it, but I never get tired of it personally, and this song just rocks the house.

Alright, I will have more music to come, but this should leave you happy for the time being.  I am hope you enjoy it, and if you have any recommendations and what you would like to see on here, let me know.

And with that, I will leave you with the girl pick of the day.  Allison Brie of Mad Men and Community.  Cheers!


Could I say more Stoner Rock!

As my friend DC mentioned the stoner rock scene in UK is pretty badass too, so, I am going to represent some stoner rock from the UK and Japan.  Here are some videos that you should check out, click on the band  and it will take you to the youtube:

Church of Misery (Japan) - Most of their songs about serial killers, but the music is heavy, riffy, bluesy, and you wouldn't know that they were from Japan!

Orange Goblin (UK) - RIP.  I was fortunate enough to see these guys on a reunion tour twice this year, and they are one of the best stoner rock bands around.  Killer riffs, beer-drinking, and hell-raising rock n roll!

Eternal Elysium (Japan) - Riffs, riffs, and riffs.  The album Spiritualized D has some of the heaviest rock riffs known to man, and this album to me, just kills it.

Black Sabbath (UK) - It would be wrong not to have the innovators of the genre to be listed on here.  Some of you heard the radio hits, but you should really look into the deep cuts.  Iommi knows how to write riffs, check this one out, this was in the early 1970s!


Stoner Rock continues.....

More stoner rock goodness that you should get on board for!  So far, it has all been from Sweden and the USA, but it is true..that for the most part, the best stuff comes from these two countries.  The links are below, you just have to light them up with your mouse.  Enjoy!

Truckfighters (Sweden)

Kyuss (USA)

Fu Manchu (USA)

Lowrider (Sweden)


Stoner Rock Kind of Week

For those that don't know much about Stoner Rock, it was a term coined in the early 90s, and I mean, the music is self explanatory, hahaha.  However, if you want more of a description, most bands take the Black Sabbath approach with their riffs incorporating fuzzy guitar tones, the singing is throaty/singing for the most part, heavy, thick bass lines, and grooving drums.  You could also say that Stoner Rock is influenced by 60s and 70s rock with a more modern sound to it; hence, giving it a genre name.  Also, some have gone by the tag, Desert Rock because bands coined "Stoner Rock" originated in the desert of California (i.e. Kyuss as a prime example).  Well, being on a Kyuss kick, and want to get the rest of the world into some, sweet delicious riffs, here are some of my favorites:

Halfway to Gone (USA)

Sasquatch (USA)

Roachpowder (Sweden)

Dozer (Sweden)

More to come throughout the week, but this should quench your thirst!  And thank you Chad for showing me stoner rock over 8 years ago!

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