Turnstyle Productions and Riot Fest Presents Cultivate Festival, Chicago’s First Festival Celebration of Cannabis Culture, August 25-27th at new outdoor venue in the West Loop, The Nursery! This 3-day celebration of cannabis culture includes a diverse line-up of rock, hip-hop, reggae, and punk, with Crumb, The Record Company, GZA, Graveyard, Julian Marley, Pharcyde, Fishbone, Earthless, and more (full lineup below). The festival will feature well-curated food trucks, cannabis education and a shuttle to local dispensaries.
Over the years, the ever-talented J Mascis has been creating powerful impacts on the underground music scene by being involved in a myriad of projects. He is best known for being the frontman of the legendary three-piece alternative rock act Dinosaur Jr., but there are also plenty of other projects that he has left marks on. Some of them being the short-lived hardcore punk quartet Deep Wound, the Sabbath-influenced stoner/doom act Witch, and the rather underrated sludge/doom act Upsidedown Cross, to name some.
After their biggest year ever this year, Hellfest 2023 has booked headliners Kiss, Mötley Crüe, Iron Maiden, and Slipknot! Set to take place June 15-18, 2023 In Clisson, France, the bill also includes Def Leppard, Pantera, Porcupine Tree, Amon Amarth, Alter Bridge And Within Temptation, and more! Headliners for the 2022 edition of Hellfest included Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, Judas Priest, Deftones, Ghost, Scorpions, and Korn over two long weekends to make up for the missed pandemic year of 2020.
After mixing up their formula by adding vocals on 2018’s Black Heaven, Earthless‘ fifth full-length goes back to their usual brand of jammed out instrumental rock. The awesomely titled Night Parade Of One Hundred Demons (both Nuclear Blast) hearkens back to the format of albums like Sonic Prayer, consisting of three tracks each stretching to nearly twenty minutes of Heavy Psych informed by spacy Krautrock meandering. The title track is split into two parts with ‘Death To The Red Sun’ rounding things out.
Stoner Rock legends Earthless will drop their new album this week, Night Parade Of One Hundred Demons, due out on January 28 via Nuclear Blast Records. The power trio features Isaiah Mitchell, Mike Eginton & Mario Rubalcaba – also members of The Black Crowes, Rocket from the Crypt, Hot Snakes and others. The band’s new album features one epic long track, they have shared teasers for the release leading up to its drop. The band will also hit the road next week for a west coast tour, with some dates rescheduled for this April. Check out “Night Parade Of One Hundred Demons” now!
Stoner Rock legends Earthless have announced a new album – Night Parade of One Hundred Demons on January 28 via Nuclear Blast, along with a winter tour kicking off January 27th at Los Angeles’ The Echo. The San Diego-based power trio — Isaiah Mitchell (guitar & vocals), Mike Eginton (bass) and Mario Rubalcaba (drums) — was was recorded with Rubalcaba’s childhood friend Ben Moore, who’s worked with everyone from Diamanda Galas and Burt Bacharach to Ceremony and Hot Snakes. Their sixth album is comprised of two monster songs: the 41-minute title track and the 20-minute “Death To The Red Sun.” Hear a 3-minute excerpt of “Death To The Red Sun” now and pre-order at the link below!
Stoner Rock disciples Spirit Mother will participate in the latest edition of Live In The Mojave Desert: Vol.1-5 this weekend for Vol. 3 alongside giants and fellow rising stars in the series such Earthless, Nebula, Mountain Tamer, and Stoner (March 20)—the new project from Ex-Kyuss members Brant Bjork and Nick Oliveri. Watch this trailer featuring Spirit Mother “Space Cadets” now!
Big news for the 2019 festival circuit as Fu Manchu has been named the Sunday headliner for Desertfest London. Fu Manchu will headline Roundhouse on the Sunday 5th of May. Joining them will be All Them Witches, Earthless, Witch, and Colour Haze. More bands to be announced after the new year. Continue reading →
On the face of it, Abyss Between The Stars (Blood Music) appears like another run-of-the-mill Stoner/Doom record. From its artwork to its song titles, everything about the album appears to be layered in a thick, hazy doom-weed aesthetic which I’ve never been the biggest fan of. Sleep aside; I prefer my Doom to be rooted in abject misery and despair rather than fantasy, ideally horrid and cavernous like Primitive Man or utterly heartbreaking like Warning. However, on listening to URSA’s debut instead of a clichéd trudge through the mire, I was treated to an earnest, epic, and genuinely fun Heavy Metal trip.Continue reading →