Official bio stuff: Redscale is a heavy rock / stoner rock four-piece based in Berlin, Germany. Founded in 2015, Redscale released several records and brought their live shows to many stages. Redscale plays contemporary heavy rock. The powerful vocals are framed by collosseum-sized chordage, massive hooks and memorable melodies. Earlier releases are:
- Under The Spell (2016) - Set In Stone (2017) - Feed Them to The Lions (2019, Karma Conspiracy Records)
And now, due out October 15th, 2021, through Majestic Mountain Records:
We are extremely honored to present to you the International Premiere of the self-titled debut album by Spanish, trio Maragda! A wild and raw trip into the unknown released on Spinda Records together with Nafra Records and Necio Records. Perhaps you have already been hooked by that first single Hermit? Or the one that followed: The Calling? Either way, the album is a sure fire way to get your Maragda love all fired up! Cause the heavy psychedelic garage, the intense stoner moments and that wild pounding fuzz are all one can possible need to set ones heart ablaze! It might even cause you to incite a revolution!
“This record tells the story of Maragda, a civilization that took refuge underground after the Great Disaster. Many years have passed now, and the memory of a life on the surface has completely faded. People live under the oppression of a totalitarian government, The Core, when suddenly a strange voice speaks inside their minds. After this call, a group of rebels launches an expedition through The Unknown, willing to discover the secrets of Maragda”
Suns Of The Tundra – Murmuration No Profit Recordings / Bad Elephant Music – 2021 / 2019 Rock, Prog, Psych, Post Rated: *****
Should we mention the history of this band? The beginnings under the name Peach? The bassist that used to be a part of that line-up and then joined Tool? The fact that three of the four are also part of The Osiris Club and it’s amazing The Green Chapel + Live At Roadburn release earlier this year? Or should we just start going overboard again with the accolades for their 2019 album Mumuration? Well, we are referring to the English foursome Suns Of The Tundra and the vinyl re-release of said album. An album so fine it will surely tune you in and turn you on once again. And it doesn’t matter if you have been listening to this album since November 2019 or if you are now coming to grips with it, it is one crazy good record. Seven tracks and forty-two minutes long, it will bring you all your need from progressive rock. It touches on postrock here and there, gives a few metallic spur kicks and meanders through the psychedelic landscape like the very best of the prog rock greats. Going into record with opening title-track; the whole composition, the rhythms, that bass, the vocals, all serve as the perfect and irresistible lure to pull you deeper into the album. After that the push and pull of every track will either propel you forward or drive you inwards. Often grandiose, the sound and concept remains highly accessible, but complex and carefully constructed. Suns Of The Tundra’s Murmuration is hyper melodic, inventive and extremely gifted, and when the Survive Just Fine track twists, turns, swoops and swirls across your mind; you will surely see the pure beauty in its shape-shifting sound…
Karmic Seeds – Karmic Seeds Self released – 2021 Rock, Stoner, Garage, Psych Rated: ****
We’re late to the Karmic Seeds party. Very late. Much too late. And its even more wry than at other times. Cause the Karmic Seeds three delivered their self-titled debut back in May 2021, at a time when their vocalist and guitarist sadly passed away. It’s starts off with Histamine, a psychedelic stoner and garage rocker that shows its color fairly fast and will undoubtedly give you an idea of what is to come. But even if you already hear some of stuff these cats are capable off and a blue sounding guitar that will let you drift away on the sounds before being propelled forward by the heavy undercurrent. It is second track Arabic Spring that will let you know that anything is possible. The eastern influences incorporated into this little psychedelic ditty will warm your bons and make you float along its languid groove and desert vibe. Three fast paced garage and stoner rockers follow that all retain a bit of that blue psych touch and grungy flair. And when you almost are settled into that sound, they open it up on that final stretch of fifth track Intrusion Delusion before they hit you with their sixth track The Black Witch Of Mount Sinjar. Incorporating doom into the mix, with excellent vocals, these three seem to have been capable of a lot if not everything. We are too late. But we will always have this fine album to keep enjoying. In honor of the man who passed away, but more importantly because the seven tracks featured are damn freaking good! Thank you Jorit and Pieter and may Tim be rocking hard wherever that may be…
The heavy psychedelic blues rockers Heavy Hours is the second single from their new album arriving in March of 2022. Released on Hummus Records, it’s the Swiss trio Dirty Sound Magnet and their brand new video! Electric psychedelic blues; an acid stomper for a twisted night in your favorite dirty ramshackle bar if ever there was one!