Hey everyone! Another week has gone by, COVID is still running around and I keep getting invited to parties/hangouts… not my thing right now. Staying home to work as an online art model seems to fill up my “weekend party time” hours, but even if it didn’t, a regular party isn’t worth the risk. If I’m catching COVID and dying, I’d like for it to be at a metal show, with press credentials, my camera, and my devil onesie… thank you. Anyways, it’s metal time! I’m in a weird eclectic mood tonight, so as usual I’ll start off chill and end with some heavy/creepy shit. Let’s go!
ASTROMELIA — ‘SELF TITLED’
If you’re looking for something loose that sounds like “Ferngully in Space” then this is the perfect album for you. ASTROMELIA is a space/psych rock band from Santiago, Chile with this self titled EP being their debut album. This is fully instrumental and has a gorgeous, spacey sound that goes best with some heavy indica. ASTROMELIA‘s self titled album is available on their Band Camp so you can head over there and buy this delicious music!
ACID MAMMOTH — “CARAVAN”
Brand new ACID MAMMOTH is here! New song and music video from psych rock Greek band ACID MAMMOTH with special news of a new album coming out (with the same title). Right now there is a PRESALE going on via HEAVY PSYCH SOUNDS RECORDS for those who don’t want to wait until March 5th for a guaranteed copy. Check out their new music video below and don’t forget to PREORDER your copy of ‘Caravan’ coming out March 5th!
DOPELORD — ‘REALITY DAGGER’
Let’s get a little more electric! DOPELORD is a stoner/doom metal band from Warsaw, Poland and they are very much worth checking out! It’s a bit more rock and roll than the above mentioned bands which makes for a good segway if you’re going straight down this list. ‘Reality Dagger’ is one of many releases by DOPELORD that was just posted (literally) yesterday. If you’re looking for something to shake it out to but not too heavy, then this is your band for tonight! Check out their EP ‘Reality Dagger’ below and go over to their Band Camp page for purchase and to check out their other work!
DEGENERATE MIND — ‘B.L.E.V.E’
“Heavier”, you say? DEGENERATE MIND is a stoner rock band from Athens, Greece; but from the sound I thought they were southern. ‘B.L.E.V.E’ will be their third release in the passed four years — nice! This band is more gritty than vibey, something you’d hear in a dive bar rather than a stoner’s den. If you’re looking more something with a little more edge than the others, this is the album I’d recommend! You can listen to ‘B.L.E.V.E’ below and check out DEGENERATE MIND‘s Band Camp page for purchase info and other music!
OLD TOMB — ‘HEIR TO THE COSMIC THRONE’
“NASTIER”, you say?! Last, but never least, is the heaviest one of the list… OLD TOMB‘s new and first album ‘Heir To The Cosmic Throne’. This is a doom/sludge metal band from Slovakia that likes to play dark and dirty. Released only a little over a week ago, it’s already getting some love and attention online. OLD TOMB combines wrath-like vocals and deep, vibrant riffs that paint a very disturbing picture — you know, in a good way. Give ‘Heir To The Cosmic Throne’ a listen below, and be sure to buy on OLD TOMB‘s Band Camp page!