ALBUM REVIEW: Anna Von Hausswolff – All Thoughts Fly

Anna Von Hausswolff is a singer-songwriter who has always embraced a progressive attitude to creativity. Never unafraid to straddle genres as diverse as metal, Krautrock, and dark pop, and always remaining elusively undefinable, she has made waves over the past decade with her four previous albums and numerous illustrious collaborations. As well as following her own unique musical path, Von Hausswolff (to name just a few of her achievements and endeavours): runs a record label, has guested with Wolves in the Throne Room and Swans, has supported Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, and has hosted visual art exhibitions.Continue reading

Stream the New Song from Sacri Monti – “Gone From Grace”

California’s low-key Psychedelic Rock supergroup Sacri Monti (featuring members of JOY, Monarch, Radio Moscow) will release a brand new album, Waiting Room for the Magic Hour, due out on July 5 via Tee Pee Records. Light up and rock out with a brand new track “Gone From Grace” right now!Continue reading

Pharlee – Pharlee

There’s somethin’ incestuous a-brewin’ in San Diego: a fluid drift from band to band and back again, like the returning wisps of smoke from that latest joint exhalation. This is Zach Oakley’s second journey through my cans in as many months, while more of his friends in Psych outfits JOY and Harsh Toke make yet another union in the form of the drenched riffage of Pharlee.Continue reading

Volcano – The Island

For some time now, Californian Psych junkie Zach Oakley has wanted to team up with his percussionist brother Matt, and this wish has finally materialised with new project Volcano. Debut album The Island (Tee Pee Records) is a million miles away from the weird Blues of Harsh Toke, Joy, and Loom, from where the quintet has been culled: introducing African rhythms to whacked-out jams and creating an unusual yet vibrant concoction.Continue reading

Bitch Hawk – Joy

Not even a whole year after the release of their debut self-titled album, the extreme metal mob, Bitch Hawk are back at it again with their latest full release Joy (Adrian Recordings). The short time span has no effect on the quality of the music whatsoever. With a diverse range of musical backgrounds in the band, from Ska bands to writing for Charli XCX, this mixed bag of influences and sounds come together to create this unforgettable album.Continue reading

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Roadburn Festival 2018

The day is finally here! The best underground heavy music festival in the world begins today as Roadburn takes flight for its 2018 edition in Tilburg, NL. The lineup is so good, naturally, you would want to see every band, but it’s of course, impossible. Follow our sensible day by day guide to the can’t miss bands each day below. Continue reading

Roadburn Festival Kicks Off Today, John Baizley Of Baroness Curates The Weekend


The Roadburn Festival, the world première event for all things heavy, diverse, avant-garde, and underground begins today in Tilburg, NL at various venues, under the watchful eye of founder Walter Hoeijmakers. John Dyer Baizley of Baroness curates this years’ fest and performs with his band as well. The fest is nearly a sellout with some limited tickets available for Sunday. Full details below. Continue reading

Roadburn Adds Whores, Integrity, Bongnzilla, Oathbreaker, Cobalt, Disfear, Trans AM And More

Whores, by Photography

Whores, by Jonathan Arevalo Photography

This year’s Roadburn Festival just gets better and better. The fest has now added twenty new bands such as Whores, Integrity, Cobalt, Bongnzilla, Disfear, Big Business, Trans AM and more. More details below: Continue reading

Sacri Monti Releasing Self Titled Debut on July 24th via Tee Pee Records

Sacri Monti

Sacri Monti

Encinitas, CA psychedelic heavy rockers Sacri Monti will be releasing their self titled debut album on July 24, 2015 via Tee Pee Records. The five-piece features drummer Thomas Dibenedetto of JOY and Radio Moscow bassist Anthony Meier in its ranks.

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Track listing:

01: Staggered in Lies
02: Glowing Grey
03: Slipping from the Day
04: Sitting Around in a Restless Dream
05: Ancient Seas and Majesties
06: Sacri Monti

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The Shrine Announce Upcoming West Coast Worship Tour

The Shrine (L to R: Courtland Murphy (bass), Jeff Murray (drums) and Josh Landau (guitar / vocals)

The Shrine
(L to R: Courtland Murphy (bass), Jeff Murray (drums) and Josh Landau (guitar / vocals)

California “Destroyers of Rock N Roll” The Shrine have announced their forthcoming spring North American tour, with dates posted below.

Mar 16: Beerland – Austin, TX (SXSW – 6PM as part of “Heavy Metal Cage Match” w/ American Sharks, Eagle Claw, Elder, etc.)
Mar 18: Spiderhouse Ballroom – Austin, TX (SXSW – 9PM)
Mar 20: The North Door – Austin, TX (SXSW -w/ Kadavar, Ruby the Hatchet, Elder, Castle, etc.)
Mar 21: Gypsy Lounge – Austin, TX (SXSW – 2PM as part of Thrasher + Converse “Death Match” w/ OM, Goatsnake, The Skull, etc.)
Mar 21: The Lost Well – Austin, TX (SXSW – 11PM as part of “Heavy Metal Parking Lot 2” w/ The Skull, Weedeater, Ruby The Hatchet, etc.)

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West Coast “Worship Tour”
* All dates also include Dirty Fences

Apr 02: The Casbah – San Diego, CA (w/ Loom)
Apr 03: The Paper Agency – Los Angeles, CA
Apr 04: Thee Parkside – San Francisco, CA (w/ Banquet)
Apr 05: Analog Cafe – Portland, OR
Apr 06: Capitol Theater Backstage – Olympia, WA (w/ Mos Generator)
Apr 07: SBC – Vancouver, BC (w/ Black Wizard)
Apr 08: One Six Boardshop – Victoria, BC (w/ Black Wizard)
Apr 09: Barboza – Seattle, WA
Apr 10: Dante’s – Portland, OR (w/ JOY)
Apr 11: Eli’s Mile High Club – Oakland, CA
Apr 12: Velvet Jones – Santa Barbara, CA (w/ Blasting Concept)

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