Eye (MWWB) Drop Debut Single “In Your Night” and Announce Album



Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard (MWWB) singer, Jessica Ball, has announced the debut album of her new project, Eye. Titled Dark Light, it is set for release on 26th April via New Heavy Sounds (Shooting Daggers, MWWB, Blacklab). It will be issued in CD and digital formats, as well as green/purple half and half effect vinyl. As a first taste of the new opus, Eye are also streaming its first single, “In Your Night.” Head into the article below to check it out a read more about the new band.
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REVIEWS ROUND-UP: ft. Amaranthe – Blackberry Smoke – Bokassa – Shooting Daggers


When Swedish Europop-metalcore (they’re a difficult band to put a tag on considering how distinct their sound is!) sextet Amaranthe announced their arrival with 2011’s self-titled semi-classic album, it was hard to imagine them, as great as their first shot was, still being around thirteen years later. Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Death Pill – Death Pill


 

Starting in the nineties and still continuing to this day in 2023, it’s safe to say the Riot Grrrl movement isn’t dying out any time soon. New bands such as all-female hardcore punk trio Death Pill continue to emerge from the shadows, and this one has a debut album that’s tough to forget once crawled through unsuspecting ears.

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EP REVIEW: Shooting Daggers – Athames


Any punk fan who has had to suffer through sexism or any form of discrimination knows how cathartic loud, unfiltered music can be. For bands like the UK’s Shooting Daggers, turning that rage into a career is the most effective way to keep their sanity. They appropriately characterize themselves as feminist hardcore punk and queercore, spreading empowering messages that stand against misogyny and abuse with a Riot Grrrl angle. Influenced by G.L.O.S.S., Gel, Turnstile and the like, this trio will give you a mentally productive thirst for thrashing away all your repressed anger and disgust.

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EXCLUSIVE ALBUM STREAM: Tenebra – “Moongazer”


Italian Stoner Doom band Tenebra will release their stellar new album Moongazer, this week via New Heavy Sounds and Seeing Red Records. Pre-orders are live at the link below. The band is on the verge of breaking through in a crowded scene, sharing their killer grooves, psych rock moments, and hypnotic hooks that fans have been enjoying for years! Not only can the band hang with the best on their own merits, they have a guest guitar spot on “Moon Maiden” – the album’s closer, in theform of none other than Gary Lee Conner of Screaming Trees fame. Read our review here. Ghost Cult brings you this exclusive stream here on the eve of release, so roll one, light it up, turn the volume up high, and enjoy Moongazer!

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REVIEWS ROUND-UP: Stoner Doom Edition ft. Tenebra, Eric Wagner, Domkraft, Slomatics, Ufomammut


Tenebra – Moongazer (New Heavy Sounds / Seeing Red)

There is something evocative about the retro / occult rock of Italian quartet Tenebra that is encapsulated in a most vigorous way on the third track of Moongazer, ‘Black Lace’. A steady, spacious build from jangled, careful chords that takes its time gives room for the powerful smoke-and-whiskey vocals of Silvia to take centre stage, before a Zeppelin-esque vocal-led coda closes things out. It is not the only, nor possibly even the best, song to do this, but as a drawing together of the best elements of the Tenebra sound perhaps serves as their best showpiece. Continue reading


BlackLab Shared New Video for ‘Insanity’, New Album Due Out this Spring


Witchy Japanese Doom band BlackLab will release a new album this spring, Abyss, due out May 8th via New Heavy Sounds. You can catch them at their first show ever outside of Japan at Desertfest London! The group has shared a new video for their new single ‘Insanity’, and you can watch it right now!

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Sky Valley Mistress Shares New Video for “Skull and Pistons”


Rising UK Stoner Rock band Sky Valley Mistress has shared a new video for their song, ‘Skull and Pistons’! The track comes from their debut album, Faithless Rituals, in March on New Heavy Sounds. The video was made at the studio Dave Catching (QOTSA, Iggy Pop) at his Rancho de la Luna studio where the band recorded with Dave. You can watch the video here where Dave also makes an appearance Check it out now! Continue reading