Gost, Mars Red Sky, Howling Giant, and More Booked for Crucialfest



Boutique Salt Lake City music festival, Crucialfest, has announced the first bands, performing on the first night of their 13th edition. Mars Red Sky, Midwife, Howling GIant, Ex, Everything, Onsetter, Iota, Violet Temper, Dehorn, and Gost will appear at the event, taking place September 13-15 at SLC’s Metro Music Hall, with more bands to come. Keep reading below for more information.
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Howling Giant Share New Video for “Juggernaut” and Book US Tour Dates with The Obsessed



Tennessee fuzz trio, Howling Giant, have released a new video clip for their track, “Juggernaut.” The song is taken from the band’s most recent album Glass Future, released in October 2023 through Magnetic Eye Records. They have also announced a US tour this spring, supporting The Obsessed. Keep reading below for the new video, live listings, and more.
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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY – New Rock and Metal Releases 10-27-23


 

What new albums are you excited for this week!? 

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PREVIEW: New Music Friday – New Rock and Metal Releases Preview 10-27-23


 

What new albums are you excited for this week!? 

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Brume, Geezer, Mother Iron Horse, Howling Giant, Green Druid and Greenbeard Are All Booked for Desertfest NYC


Desert Fest NYC – the US version of the classic European stoner doom festival has added their final bands and set their daily lineups. Brume, Geezer, Mother Iron Horse, Howling Giant, Green Druid, and Greenbeard are all added to the bill while Fatso Jetson has dropped off the bill. You can also see the daily lineups on the poster below. 4-day passes are sold out but 3-day and single-day passes are on sale now. Desertfest takes place Knockdown Center May 13th – May 15th, 2022  with a pre-party at Saint Vitus. Poster artwork by Arik Roper.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Witchcryer – When Their Gods Come For You


Witchcryer’s second full-length album comes with a noticeably broader scope in comparison to their 2018 debut. In contrast to the more groove-friendly approach to Doom Metal seen on Cry Witch, the song lengths on When Their Gods Come For You (Ripple Music) run longer with a greater emphasis on atmosphere and methodical structuring. The lyrics also work to give the album a more palpable sense of purpose, running the gamut of underworld and death figures from various world mythologies.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Heavy Temple – Lupi Amoris


The first proper album from Heavy Temple sees the Philadelphia power trio in a rather interesting position. Aside from featuring a new lineup of players behind bassist/vocalist High Priestess Nighthawk, Lupi Amoris (Magnetic Eye Records) doesn’t seem too different from the two EPs released before it. It isn’t that much longer than those EPs, consisting of five tracks totaling thirty-three minutes long, and is executed in a similarly free-flowing Heavy Psych style.  Continue reading


Domkraft, Heavy Temple, Somnuri, and More Booked for Magnetic Eye Records Livestream 


Magnetic Eye Records and Blues Funeral Recordings are hosting a Day of Doom Livestream on May 15th, 2021!  The event serves as a virtual sequel to Magnetic Eye’s massive Day of Doom Live label showcase at Saint Vitus Bar in 2019. Bands performing includes Domkraft, Heavy Temple, Somnuri, Howling Giant, and Caustic Casanova. It goes down on 5/5 at 5pm EDT (New York) / 23:00 CEST (Berlin, Paris) and will be streaming directly from the Magnetic Eye Facebook and at this link below, free of charge.

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Listen to THOU Cover “Them Bones” By Alice In Chains


 

Avant-garde Sludge Metal chameleons THOU have released a cover of the classic  Alice In Chains track ‘Them Bones’, which is featured on the forthcoming Magnetic Eye Redux series installment Dirt [Redux] More information about this record can be found below. Check out the track at Revolver! 

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REVIEW: Howling Giant and Sergeant Thunderhoof  – Turned To Stone Chapter 2: Masamune & Muramasa 


 

Splits are a pretty great tool for cross-promotion with the power to introduce different bands to each other’s audiences, but they can also foster a competitive spirit. While such intentions are normally limited to fans debating which band is better, Ripple Music intentionally fans the flames with the second chapter in their Turned To Stone series. This particular split sees two rising stars Howling Giant and Sergeant Thunderhoof putting their Stoner Prog Metal skills to the test on Turn To Stone Chapter 2, as they depict a battle of wits between two legendary Japanese swordsmen.  It’s certainly one of the more intriguing ideas for a split I’ve seen in a good while, reminding me of a similar treatment that Thorr-Axe and Archarus gave The Hobbit in 2017.

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