ALBUM REVIEW: Black Rainbows – Superskull


Stoner rock is often thought of in the same dim light as Doom, but this Italian band has dropped an album that serves as an example of how the two genres differ. While stoner rock and doom both share DNA with Black Sabbath, these guys ride on their riffs with a boogie that share a similar cactus patch as Clutch. They do pay homage to Sabbath, mainly in the singer’s piercing declarations that sound like Ozzy by way of nineties grunge. Their fuzz-laden riffs focus on grooving, rather than carrying the stark undercurrent of aggression that powered Sabbath’s darker guitar sound.

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INTERVIEW: Gabriele Fiori of Heavy Psych Sounds and Black Rainbows Talks DIY Stoner Doom Records and Festivals


We caught up with Heavy Psych Sounds Records founder and The Black Rainbows frontman Gabriele Fiori to preview the upcoming Heavy Psych Sounds Festivals in Joshua Tree and San Francisco, California! We discussed the growth of the festivals worldwide, how he books the talent, how collaborates with partners, the expansion of the stoner doom metal genre over the last two decades, news about the new Black Rainbows album and other releases coming soon on the label, HPS festivals in Italy and Switzerland, and EXCLUSIVE news about more festivals coming later this year!

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The Pilgrim – Walking Into The Forest

Gabriele Fiori obviously has too much time on his hands. The Black Rainbows frontman also runs Heavy Psych Sounds Records, and it’s this outlet through which he has chosen to propel new project The Pilgrim, a duo with bandmate Filippo Ragazzoni, toward the masses.Continue reading

Black Rainbows Streaming “The Prophet” Music Video, Euro Tour Dates

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Black Rainbows is streaming their new music video for “The Prophet,” from their upcoming album Hawkdope, out March 17, 2015 via Heavy Psych Sounds, here.

The band formed in 2005 and has six releases out now including a four-way split featuring Naam, White Hills, Black Rainbows and The Flying Eyes. The band proudly cites Nebula, Black Sabbath, Blue Cheer and the MC5 as particular favorites and influences.

Black Rainbows is Gabriele Fiori on guitar and vocals; Alberto Croce on drums; Dario Iocca on bass.

The nine tracks on Hawkdope are

1. “The Prophet”
2. “Wolf Eyes”
3. “Hawkdope”
4. “No Fuel No Fun”
5. “Hypnotize My Soul With Rock N’ Roll”
6. “Waiting For The Sun”
7. “Jesusjudge”
8. “Killer Killer Fuzz”
9. “The Cosmic Picker”

Black Rainbows European Tour Itinerary

Mar 06: Init Club – Rome (IT) “HAWKDOPE Release Party”
Mar 18: Freak Out – Bologna (IT)
Mar 19: Bruch Bros – Luzern (CH)
Mar 20: Bluebox Skate Park – Augsburg (DE)
Mar 21: Plufest – Nijmegen (NL)
Mar 22: Glazart – Paris (FR)
Mar 23: Vortex – Siegen (DE)
Mar 24: Cafè Tiko – Erfurt (DE)
Mar 25: Sto – Leipzig (DE)
Mar 26: Dustown Fest – Berlin (DE)
Mar 27: Coq D’or – Olten (CH)
Mar 28: Gaswerk – Winterthur (CH)
Mar 29: Magnolia – Milano (IT)
Apr 10: Galactus Fest – Helsinki (FI)
Apr 11: Woodsock/Rockstar’s – Tallin (EE)
Apr 28: North Italy (IT)
Apr 29: DE
Apr 30: Nurnberg (DE)
May 01: Sudwerk – Bozen (IT)
May 02: Rockhouse – Salzburg (AU)
May 03: Rumpeltum – St Gallen (CH)
May 04: PMK – Innsbruck (AU)
May 05: Graf Hugo – Feldkirch (AU)
May 06: Altroquando – Zerobranco (IT)
Jun 04: UK
Jun 05: UK
Jun 06: Oxford (UK)
Jun 07: UK
Jun 08: -The Macbeth – London (UK)
Aug 01: -Fuzztastic Fest – Drama (GR)

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