Hey everyone! Hope you’re all doing well in these times. Everything is getting cancelled — even as far out as June (fuuuuuck). We all need music now more than ever. I’ve got some amazing submissions for you all this week. So for a moment we can forget about all that crazy shit happening outside and on the news and check out some new bands! Let’s get to it! First one up is…
This Brazilian ATMOSPHERIC/GOTHIC DOOM METAL band has got to be one of the most unique sounding doom metal bands I’ve ever heard. It reminds me of when I lived in SF and my friend would take me out to goth club called Death Guild at the DNA Lounge (miss you Sasha!) and I’d have to shield her from everyone (she’s built and loves latex). It starts out with classic goth vocals and doomy sounds, then turns more atmospheric as it goes along. Really good band to listen to while smoking some serious indica!
STONER ROCK band from Norway has an amazing groove to their music — a headbanger for sure. Their song “Horses” has to be my favorite one so far. It’s a different kind of feeling when you’re listening to something that’s more rock n’ roll but still very much stoned out. SLOMOSA will be coming out with a new album THIS FALL! So make sure you look out for that! I’m verrry much looking forward to hearing more music from these dudes!
Getting back to being dark and doomy… up in coming Croatian metal band VûLOM is another incredible one that you need to check out this weekend! MELODIC DEATH/DOOM METAL music is one of my favorite sub-genres of metal. Their album Wall of Agony is perfect for when I’m blazing on sativa and coming up with new ideas for the zine. I’m loving the blackened vocals in this album! And those guitar solos are just perfect little moments throughout the record. And that NINE INCH NAILS cover of “Hurt“…. ughhhh!!!! Yes.
Looks like I’ve got a new favorite! This song packed an expected punch haha! HEAVY STONER ROCK band from Carrollton, Georgia really know how to make a womxn shake (hahaha)! “Devil in the Dark” is a newly released song from their upcoming album HOLDING TIME which will be out in late Spring. Yet another band I’m very much looking forward to hearing more music from. I definitely loved the way their music makes me feel. Those riffs though…
It’s time to get grooooovy! PSYCHEDELIC STONER ROCK band THUNDERBIRD DIVINE (what a fuckin name, right?) takes us back to the 60’s with this cover of YARDBIRD‘s “Happenings Ten Years Time”. I’m really digging the whole vibe of this band — I HIGHLY recommend that you also listen to their SUPER PSYCH song “Madras Blue”… although short and sweet, it’s everything I love with this style of music. Their groovy, melodic riffs take me straight to the beach with a blunt in one hand and a burrito in the other. It only makes me want more music!
Personal and most recent favorite would have to be EARTHLESS‘ album From The Ages. The second track (“Uluru Rock“) is my mood 24/7. I’ve been jamming to this album all week long and it’s caused me to vibe out in very creative ways! The way they carry out the melody and flow… ugh… unmatched. I really can’t vibe out like this to other bands right now. It’s like an indica-hybrid — makes me feel giddy and relaxed. This amazing STONER ROCK band is just a stone’s throw away from me down in San Diego, California! I really need to see them play live! Hopefully after all of this craziness is over, yeah?
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