HAPPY MFKN NEW YEAR!!! 2021 was just as crazy as it was boring — but new things await us in the new year! What will it be? Well, that just depends on what you conjure up! And what the fuck is this “one-eyed hairy beast”? Well if you guessed my cat Nebula who’s been pawing at me all day then you’re right! If you thought that other… thing, well, ew. Yes, I have a one-eyed, fluffy pu$$y now. I’ve had her for a while but I haven’t been posting — been enjoying this newfound freedom too much (I’ll talk more about that later). LET’S GET INTO SOME MUSIC!
SWAMPHEAD — ‘DEVIL’S GRIN’
SWAMPHEAD is a blissful mixture of punk-style vocals, stoner rock, and southern sludge. This amazing band is from Massachusetts and has just released their EP ‘Devil’s Grin’ which features their 2019 demo song called “Blood Moon” (which happens to be my favorite). Seeing as this is their first full album (from what I can see), it makes me look forward to what they’ll put out next time! Be sure to check out ‘Devil’s Grin’ by SWAMPHEAD below and purchase it here on their official Bandcamp page!
AT THE GROVE — “A TALE OF THE NORTHSEA“
Purely instrumental and dreamlike, AT THE GROVE has released a new single entitled “A Tale of the Northsea”. All the way from Münster, Germany AT THE GROVE is a solo-soul band project. This is more of an atmospheric rock song that wounds great with some dank, green sativa — pretty chill stuff. You can listen to the song below and purchase “A Tale of the Northsea” on the official Bandcamp!
NORNA — “SERPENT SPINE”
Getting a little darker here with “Serpent Spine” by Swiss metal band NORNA. This one features more of a sludge feel as opposed to straight up doom (lovely). And “Serpent Spine” comes with an actual music video! I’m (not) sorry but I come from the days when we had TRL and MTV played music videos instead of… fuck if I know, I jumped ship years ago. I honestly appreciate music videos from metal bands — takes me back. Anyways, now that I’ve confused the hell out of GenZ, NORNA brings some vicious screams in their latest track release from their debut album called ‘Star Is Way Way Is Eye’. Be sure to check it out below and download it from their Bandcamp!
CRIMSON CARAVAN — ‘THE GLOW’
This delightful EP comes from CRIMSON CARAVAN — a doom/stoner rock band from Saint Petersburg, Russia. ‘The Glow’ is their latest album release and shows how far the band has evolved since CRIMSON CARAVAN‘s demo ‘Wild Wild Waste’ from 2016. Definitely loving the way they carry the melody with their songs — my favorite being “Mosquitos”. It’s got a bit of a howling echo with the vocals, with high energy tempos, and a groovy bassline. I recommend checking out their other albums (after you’re done with this one of course) on the official Bandcamp page!
BEASTIAL PIGLORD — ‘FUNERAL HOME’
So you know the method — I always end with the heavy shit, so here we go. BEASTIAL PIGLORD is a solo-soul band project from North Carolina that’s been going on since 2016. This is more of a blackened doom metal kind of sound — with a bit of a twist. The best way I can describe it is if the lead singer’s vocals from ELECTRIC WIZARD married a sci-fi horror film from the 50’s. The eerie tones in ‘Funeral Home’ sound like Vincent Price‘s ghost had a hand in it — two severed thumbs up! ‘Funeral Home’ just came out today! So enjoy it below! Don’t forget to check out BEASTIAL PIGLORD on their official Bandcamp page for their completed works!
Thanks for reading! Don’t forget to SUBMIT YER SHIT! for the next post and stay #MFKNCONNECTED with me on social media! You can also POST YOUR MUSIC within the MFKNZINE FB Group! Serious special thanks so everyone who’s been super supportive of me through this crazy moment in my life! But with your support and everyone else being brave with me, it’ll all work out! ❤ As for the much needed update, I’ll either do a written post or a video — not sure which one yet but I’ll do something soon! Let’s make this year our BEST year!