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    Exclusive Album Premiere Of MEXICOMA New Album KALPA From Majestic Mountain Records


    Mexicoma's first release since 2014, the desert toned, riff based, Heavy stoner rockers from Umea and their return brings the searing power of new singer Aron Anderson. 

    The vocals might have changed, but the riffs and songwriting are as stellar as you're used to. 

    This is a righteously stomping, high energy, three guitar, burly shred-fest with more riffs than you can shake a clenched fist at.

    You can hear the album fully below with this cool album premiere 



    ‘Kalpa’ comes in a killer turquoise with black splatter variant.


    Limited to 300 copies worldwide.
    -180-gram heavyweight vinyl
    -Single sleeve with 3mm spine
    -Black poly-lined inner sleeve
    -Protective plastic sleeve
    -33 rpm heaviness

    Tracklisting:

    Side A:

    Heavy Hand
    Zombie Barricade
    Dead City Lights
    Through the Halls of Sleep

    Side B


    Earth Mother
    99 Eyes
    Follow the Crow

    Mexicoma is:

    Aron Andersson : Vocals
    Olle Sjölund : Guitar
    Peter Norstedt : Guitar
    Nicklas Viberg : Guitar
    Beppe Starbrink : Bass
    Oskar Melander : Drums + Backing Vocals

    All songs by Mexicoma
    Recorded and mixed by Stefan Johansson
    Mastered by Esben Willems at Studio Berserk
    Artwork by Marc UA (@marc.u.a)

    Get your wax here:

    For our CD fans, digipak is available over on the band’s Bandcamp page:

    Thanks to Vesper at Majestic Mountain Records for all of the details L. 


    Exclusive Premiere Of VEILCASTE / TUSK Split Album. Released via Wise Blood Records.


    Wise Blood Records are releasing the outstanding heavy as hell split release from Doom/Post-Metallers TUSK and Doom/Sludge Metallers VEILCASTE.

    Both bands offer two original tracks of their own with a cover of classic tracks from Cannibal Corpse and The Misfits. bands. TUSK cover Cannibal Corpse classic Festering In The Crypt and VEILCASTE cover The Misfits classic Return Of The Fly.

    Jesse Curtis (vocalist/guitarist of Tusk) says this about the split release:

    “It had been awhile since we had released any music, so when the opportunity came up to release a couple of tracks with our friends in Veilcaste the decision was a no-brainer! They told us they were doing a cover and wanted us to do one as well. After a long deliberation we decided on one of our favorite Cannibal Corpse songs, and took advantage of being friends with one of the best death metal vocalists in Brandon Howe (Mother of Graves) to lay down a guest spot on our half of the split.”

    Jon Rau of Veilcaste says this about the split release:

    “We are so excited to release this split with our friends in Tusk. It’s a fun way to release some new songs and give everyone a taste of our new full length coming out this fall. We chose to cover “Return of the Fly” by Misfits, because it’s one of the few Misfits songs that hasn’t been covered to death, it’s a little more obscure, and we felt we could really make it our own.”

    Both bands offer DOOM based levels of PURE Heaviness and you can hear the full release with this premiere courtesy of Wise Blood Records.


    Tracklist

    1.VEILCASTE - Dust & Bone
    2.VEILCASTE - Mirrors
    3.VEILCASTE - Return Of The Fly
    4.TUSK - Disquiet
    5.TUSK - Entering The Flesh Again
    6.TUSK - Festering In The Crypt

    TUSK Links


    Veilcaste Links


    Veilcaste | Tusk split release will be released on CD/DD/Cassette via Wise Blood Records on July 1st 2022.

    Thanks to Sean at Wise Blood Records for all of the info.


    Doom Rockers MaMa Doom Premiere New Video INDIGO From Their Last Album Ash Bone Skin N Stone


    Occult/Horror/Doomed Out Rockers MaMa Doom released their wonderfully entertaining current album Ash Bone Skin N Bone back in July 2021.

    The band have just released a new video for one of the standout songs from the album Indigo which you can watch below.


    The album is available to buy on CD/DD through BandCamp now. The Vinyl is long sold out which was released by ace record label Majestic Mountain Records.

    Thanks to Vesper at Majestic Mountain Records for all of the info.

    Links




    Behold The Monolith - From The Fathomless Deep (Album Review)

    Release Date: July 15th 2022. Record Label: Ripple Music. Format: CD/DD/Vinyl

    From The Fathomless Deep - Tracklisting


    Crown The Immeasurable Void

    Psychlopean Dread

    Spirit Taker

    This Wailing Bride

    The Seams Of Pangaea

    Stormbreaker Suite


    Members


    Matt Price - Electric, acoustic and slide guitars

    Menno Verbaten - Bass, Vocals and Cello

    Chase Manhattan - Rhythm and Lead Guitars, Gong


    Review


    From The Fathomless Deep is the new album from Sludge/Doom/Stoner Metallers Behold The Monolith. A few things have changed for the band since their last album was released seven years ago. Firstly the band has a different vocalist with Menno Varbaten adding Bass/Cello duties. They have now signed to Ripple Music for this album. The most striking change is the band adapting a more Blackened Metal approach to the music. Well, perhaps Blackened Doom with striking features of Modern Day Sludge/Stoner Metal.


    The album is a dark, nightmarish and twisted result that harks back to the early days of the mighty Mastodon. Behold The Monolith still offer their trademark Sludge/Stoner Metal sounds they've honed to perfection over the last thirteen years or so. Add pitch black atmospheric vibes which you can hear from the start on the excellent opening song Crown The Immeasurable Void. 


    This song allows Behold The Monolith to move further into the Post-Rock stratosphere with Ambient and Psych based Post-Whatever sounds whilst still playing a ferocious style of heavy grooves. Menno adds a menacing approach to his vocal performance which are easy to understand despite the growl-ish nature of it all. I loved the Post-Rock/Post-Metal flavour contained on the later stages of the track.


    Second song Pyschlopan Dread opens with eerie Psychedelic noises before devilish and twisted guitars are added for that classic Behold The Monolith punishing AMPLIFIER & DISTORTED vibe is played at a deliberate slow pace for a more action packed Progressive feel. The vocals are slightly distorted and delve into the Blackened Atmosphere of the gloomier side of the album. Add classic sounding down-tuned Doomed Out Sludge/Stoner Metal guitars sees the band firing on all cylinders especially Matt Price and Chase Manhattan on Guitars and Drums respectively. I loved the Thin Lizzy style guitar solos that appear towards the end of the song.


    Behold The Monolith carry on immersing themselves to the harsher and heavier dynamics of the Blackened Metal sound that's the "creative glue" holding this album together. The band even playing elements of Thrash Metal and Speed Metal for Spirit Taker that remains one of the standout tracks of the album. Progressive Metal in nature that sees the band go all out for the Ambient Trippy sounds that accompany this song. Once Menno's sublime vocals appear, the song takes a different meaning with the dark lyrical content offering one of the bleakest parts of the album.


    The remaining three songs on the album: This Wailing Bride, The Seams Of Pangaea and Stormbreaker Suite sees Behold The Monolith go even further with their more extreme style of Sludge/Stoner Metal. With the final two songs The Seams Of Pangaea and Stormbreaker Suite having the heaviest and most creative aspects of the entire album.


    Stunning production values are part of the course with every album released by Ripple Music and From The Fathomless Deep sounds dynamically powerful and is perhaps the best sounding release to date from Behold The Monolith.


    From The Fathomless Deep is a brilliant and musically diverse release from Behold The Monolith that could see these guys enhance their reputation even further outside the underground scene.


    Words by Steve Howe


    Thanks to Purple Sage PR for the promo


    From The Fathomless Deep will be available to buy on CD/DD/Vinyl via Ripple Music from July 15th 2022.


    Links


    Official | Facebook | BandCamp




    SABOTØR - Skyggekæmper (Album Review)

    Release Date: June 10th 2022. Record Label: HQ REC/Pudsige Herrer Musik Aps. Format: DD

    Skyggekæmper - Tracklisting

    1.Robot 04:27

    2.Ro På, Danmark! 03:56

    3.King Diamond 03:29

    4.Arbejde Gør Fri 05:00

    5.Oprør! 05:12

    6.2040-Planen 06:40

    7.Sabbatår 05:24

    8.Edderkoppemor 07:08

    9.Skyggekæmper 08:13


    Members


    M.B. Fjeldvig

    K.B. Wellsandt

    J.R. Kappel


    Review


    Skyggekæmper (meaning Shadow Giants) is the new album from Danish Stoner Rockers SABOTØR and this is a turbo-charged album with the vocals sung in their native language. This isn’t your typical Stoner Rock album with SABOTØR having an experimental drive to their overall sound. The album is quite fast-paced and aggressive with a slight Alt Rock and Punk Rock sound.


    This isn’t going to be for everyone and if you’re not convinced by the opening song Robot then it maybe best to look elsewhere. However, SABOTØR brings a wonderful style of eccentricity to the album with the trippy noises and ambient based glitches that all merge together for an almost “Party Rock” style atmosphere. The vocals are all over the place but in a good way with a buoyant performance from lead vocalist J.R.


    Second song Ro På, Danmark! Is a funk rock driven number with SABOTØR perhaps drawing on influences as diverse as Red Hot Chili Peppers on this track. Fast-paced grooves and Punk Rock sounds merge surprisingly well with the Stoner based elements heard on this track. 


    Third song King Diamond is perhaps the most straightforward track on the album with SABOTØR focusing primarily with one style of music and that’s Stoner Rock through and through. The instrumental work is loud and downright catchy. J.R.’s vocals continue with their wild showman attitude especially when the loud shrieks appear. Though, it’s the music that wins the day with SABOTØR playing some of the best sounds on the album. Check out the excellent guitar solos towards the end of the song.


    Other standout songs include: Arbejde Gør Fri, Oprør! and Skyggekæmper


    The album keeps up with its unpredictable nature as SABOTØR bring heavier grooves and creative themes to the second half of the album especially on the final two tracks of Edderkoppemor and Skyggekæmper.


    I’m glad I’ve listened to SABOTØR. As this did put me out of my comfort zone at times even with this being a Stoner Rock album. The album can be quite hard to listen to at times but the album's upbeat nature can be infectious in places. Just be prepared for an experimental style of Stoner Rock fused with different sounds that you wouldn’t expect for a Stoner Rock album.


    Overall, Skyggekæmper is a highly confident affair that offers a superbly different slice of Stoner Rock based madness.


    Words by Steve Howe


    Links


    Facebook | BandCamp