ALBUM REVIEW: Mario Lalli and The Rubber Snake Charmers – Folklore From The Other Desert Cities


Mario Lalli is a legend in the Desert Rock scene whose career started in the mid-eighties with a short-lived outfit, Across the River. From there, he’d form Yawning Man and then Fatso Jetson, (the latter with brother Larry and who’d put out their first couple of releases on the legendary SST Records label). Other bands such as

 would come and go over the years, not to mention a never-ending raft of guest appearances. Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Big Scenic Nowhere – The Waydown


Ranging from members of Fu Manchu to Mos Generator to Yawning Man in their lineup, prolific Stoner Rock overlords Big Scenic Nowhere have left an everlasting legacy through their works for the past years. Now they are back with their third studio release, namely The Waydown– released via Heavy Psych Sounds. Consisting of seven tracks, the album presents the purest form of desert-styled riffs while also fusing them with jazz fusion-inspired elements. It’s fairly off-kilter to combine Desert/Stoner Rock with Jazz Fusion elements, so this has been a unique, newfound take, but of course in the finest way possible.Continue reading


EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE: Mario Lalli and The Rubber Snake Charmers (ex-Yawning Man, Kyuss, Stoner) Share Their Debut Single and Video – “Other Desert Cities”


The Metal Gods of riffs and smoke have smiled on the world and bestowed a new champion of Psychedelic Rock Music to the people. Mario Lalli and The Rubber Snake Charmers (ex-Yawning Man, Kyuss, Stoner) have formed a Stoner Rock supergroup and will release their debut release Folklore From The Other Desert Cities. It will release on the venerable Heavy Psych Sounds label on March 19th, 2024! This is desert rock at its finest, along with the hypnotic poetry of Sean Wheeler! Watch the video for the debut single “Other Desert Cities” here at Ghost Cult! Continue reading


NEW MUSIC FRIDAY – New Rock and Metal Releases 9-22-23


 

What new Rock and Metal records are you looking forward to this week?

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PREVIEW: New Music Friday – New Rock and Metal Releases Preview 9-22-23


 

What new Rock and Metal records are you looking forward to this week?

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ALBUM REVIEW: Yawning Balch – Volume One 


 

Consisting of desert rock pioneers from the legendary acts Yawning Man and Fu Manchu, supergroup Yawning Balch releases an ever-prolific debut entitled Volume One via Heavy Psych Sounds. Just like the album title, Yawning Balch embarks the first volume of their musical career’s trajectory through this debut. 

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New Music Friday Rock and Metal New Album Releases 6-16-2023


 

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REVIEWS ROUND-UP: ft. Church of Misery, Witchskull, Altar of Oblivion, Wytch Hazel, Yawning Man, and Tigercub


 

Nearly thirty years of diving headfirst into the void, and Church of Misery are back with Tatsu Mikami once more giving worship to the Blackest of Sabbath’s, acolyte to ‘The Riff’ and servant to the retro groove once more on Born Under A Mad Sign (Rise Above). Joined once again after a twenty-five-year absence by original vocalist Kazuhiro Asaeda, there is a fine sense of anticipation about the Japanese doom merchants seventh full-length. 

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PREVIEW: New Music Friday Rock and Metal New Album Releases 6-16-23


 

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Stoner Rock Legends Fatso Jetson Join Ripple Music for Upcoming New Release


Ripple Music has announced that Stoner Rock/Desert Scene innovators Fatso Jetson are joining the their roster! Their new album is a split release with fellow Californians All Souls (also ex-Totimoshi), with both bands recording their contributions live in the studio during the pandemic lockdown. The release is due this August. More details are soon to follow. 

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