Rolling Stoner/Psych/Doom/Sludge/Retro/Drone/Space Thread 2012

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The Seven That Spells is pretty good.

http://venomousmaximus.bandcamp.com/

Venomous Maximus just put up their EP plus 2 tracks from 7" single up on Bandcamp. I've been addicted to this sucker all week. They're supposed to have a full length ready by spring/summer. Can't wait!

http://deepspacepilots.bandcamp.com/album/deepspacepilots

Also just up is the first full-length by Deepspacepilots, that I mentioned upthread. They are also selling a limited number of copies of the CD. Not sure if they're gonna add that to Bandcamp page, or they're just taking orders via email (see FB page). It's really a great album and I can see why a band would want to charge $9 for it when they probably worked on it for 5 years (first EP came out in '06). But I wonder if they'd do better to build an audience by offering it via 'name your price'?

Fastnbulbous, Monday, 13 February 2012 06:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

Electricsound just posted a badass psych bandcamp page called Dark Sun. I would check that out if I were you fastnbulbous...

tl;dr skl;dr (Drugs A. Money), Tuesday, 14 February 2012 03:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

duh Sungod has a bandcamp page:

http://ssssssungoddddd.bandcamp.com/album/first-matter

also here are the Cosmic Dead:

http://thecosmicdead.bandcamp.com/album/the-cosmic-dead-2

the real shithead is (Drugs A. Money), Tuesday, 14 February 2012 15:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

been repping for seven that spells on ilx for 4 or 5 years, nobody ever seemed to care about them

cosmoerotic dialogue w/ lucifer is a great album, haven't heard their new one yet

I GUESS THAT CINNABON GETTIN EATEN (Edward III), Tuesday, 14 February 2012 15:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

I like Seven the Spells, just rediscovered it, actually. Reminds me a little of some ex local guys, Warhammer 48k. oh wow, the first (Vern Rumsey engineered) Warhammer album is on spotify, that's great!

Feel like Circle deserve a mention for recent forward thinking psych.
My personal favorite is Prospekt but they release monumental albums at a frightening pace and I'm not super familiar with their stuff from the last five or so years. Luckily, there's a great thread on here detailing all of that stuff.

Trip Maker, Tuesday, 14 February 2012 16:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

i like seven that spells, i also have a record by warhammer 48k!

pfunkboy (Algerian Goalkeeper), Tuesday, 14 February 2012 16:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

Warhammer did a reunion mini-tour last year, their last show in town was something else. Sounded like they'd been on the road for three months rather than three nights. Miss that band.

Trip Maker, Tuesday, 14 February 2012 16:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

Vern Rumsey is a great name. seven that (the?) spells is something i would forget within a nanosecond of reading/hearing/thinking it. weird phrase! i will look them up though.

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Tuesday, 14 February 2012 16:53 (2 years ago) Permalink


goat-goatman 7" is cool, lots of wah wah guitar and they have a whole voodoo image they're pushing. reminds me of a more psych-freakout clinic.

mizzell, Tuesday, 14 February 2012 16:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

It is Seven THAT Spells, btw, just a typo.

The Warhammer guys (they were practically still kids) were all obsessed with Unwound. They sent a tape to Vern and he dug it. They packed everything in to a minivan and drove from the middle of Missouri to Olympia WA and spent a week or so recording.

Trip Maker, Tuesday, 14 February 2012 16:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

argh I keep letting this thread stack up the recommendations and new releases but I still haven't had time to check out all this stuff.

Too much doomy-psych-space-sludge, too little time...

#1 Inspector Spacetime Fanboy (Viceroy), Tuesday, 14 February 2012 19:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ok I am back to report that seven that spells "death and resurrection of krautrock: AUM" is top notch. i like the vocals a lot on "aum" (the song)

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Tuesday, 14 February 2012 20:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

ive played that in outloud before for drugs b money

pfunkboy (Algerian Goalkeeper), Tuesday, 14 February 2012 20:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

it's good! i'm listening to it while i grade quizzes.

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Tuesday, 14 February 2012 20:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

goat-goatman 7"

This is great, btw

van smack, Tuesday, 14 February 2012 21:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

AG otm; he played a song from that Seven That Spells album in outloud; that's how I first heard of that album...

kvetcher in the rye (Drugs A. Money), Wednesday, 15 February 2012 00:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

I know how it is when it seems like no one is listening to recommendations. I've checked out the Seven That Spells, Sungod and Dark Sun and have been enjoying them all, mostly while beavering away at work on a big project.

I really thought people would go nuts for Venomous Maximus along the lines of Ghost, Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats and Christian Mistress, but I just hear crickets ;) I think more will get on board when their full length comes out.

Looks like I better pull the trigger on the Devil's Blood/In Solitude tickets for the Friday the 13th show in April at Bottom Lounge. Anyone planning to go? La Lechera?

I also just finished a piece on how many of my favorite recent metal/doom/sludge/occult bands are lead by women: Metal Sirens

Fastnbulbous, Wednesday, 15 February 2012 21:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

Hmmm...you think it'll sell out already?
I was excited because AMT is going to be at the EB (again) but it's on a Monday :-/

Just out of curiosity, FnB, do you know anyone who got that weird "gold pass" thing (or whatever they were calling it) at the EB? I always think something like that is a terrible idea, but then I look at how many shows I would/could go to and it starts to sound better, esp over the summer.

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Wednesday, 15 February 2012 22:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

at the same time, who wants to be the asshole who's like "here's my gold pass y'all, now give my my free drink"
i don't

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Wednesday, 15 February 2012 22:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

I v much plan on listening to Venomous Maximus and Deepspacepilots; my computer is being problematic at the moment though, so sorry if it appears I was sloughing off your recommendations Fastnbulbous!

kvetcher in the rye (Drugs A. Money), Thursday, 16 February 2012 03:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oh no, I figure everyone who's interested will eventually hear 'em!

xp Ha, I make it to Empty Bottle maybe once a year, so not my bag. I don't like how their shows are so late on weeknights, and the only way home is an expensive cab ride. Ultra Lounge is really starting to put together some good shows. Coming up are Rollo Tomasi, Truckfighters, Hull/East Of The Wall/Royal Thunder/Black Tusk (all in one night!), Across Tundras, and Negura Bunget. Same place does booking there as Reggies (where I'm planning to see Turisas).

Fastnbulbous, Thursday, 16 February 2012 04:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

Acid Mothers Temple is tempting though, and I'm blown away that feedtime are coming in March. That's a band I did not expect to see again!

Fastnbulbous, Thursday, 16 February 2012 05:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://threemileisland.bandcamp.com/

posted about this in the Bandcamp page, but I dig these guys. Two guys--bass & drums--saw them play live last night. The bass player started off their first "song" by holding a power drill up to his pickups and stabbing his bass with a knife, followed by sampling the speech from Network. Wildly hallucinatory mix of drone metal, samples, and a highly controlled aura of dread (even if a lot of the stuff on their page is more conventional stoner-metal)

kvetcher in the rye (Drugs A. Money), Saturday, 18 February 2012 17:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

Was just listening to Inches From the Sun, will do yours next. Along those lines:

Wiht - The Harrowing of the North
http://wihtleeds.bandcamp.com/album/the-harrowing-of-the-north

Stoner/psych, two long instrumental songs. I'm torn between feeling like a fuckwit for missing this last year (I saw the good reviews in blogs, just totally spaced on checking it out) and being delighted to have found something new and great.

Brotherhood Of Sleep - Dark As Light
http://brotherhoodofsleep.bandcamp.com/album/dark-as-light

Stoner/psych. This one was on my list, but may not have been on Bandcamp when I checked previously.

Fastnbulbous, Saturday, 18 February 2012 17:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

I am listening to the Eurotophobia EP from last year; that might be the best place to start...

kvetcher in the rye (Drugs A. Money), Saturday, 18 February 2012 17:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

btw:

Venomous Maximus is cool though it lacks the beguiling pop sense that made Ghost/Uncle Acid seem special. They seem to be mine a more trad-stoner vein like Fu Manchu or Orange Goblin. It's a rocking record though.

Haven't listened to all of the Deepspacepilots album but that one was good too; predictably I tend to like the album's prettier, more melodic moments, ie "Light of the Sun" & "Black Emanuelle". I really like "Black Emanuelle"

kvetcher in the rye (Drugs A. Money), Saturday, 18 February 2012 21:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

has anyone been keeping up on expo 70? i checked out after "death voyage" but i understand there's some new stuff?

the late great, Saturday, 18 February 2012 21:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

Druglord - Motherfucker Rising (2011)
http://druglord.bandcamp.com/album/motherfucker-rising

Doom from Richmond. Raw and crunchy. Great title, only $2.

Pyramido - Salt (2011)
http://pyramido.bandcamp.com/album/salt

Swedish sludge/doom/hardcore. Can only stream, don't know why they're not selling a download. They say it's on available on CD through Total Rust, but no link. What is wrong with these f'in bands?? "Good luck finding it sucker, maybe if you want it bad enough." Christonacrutch.

Fastnbulbous, Sunday, 19 February 2012 17:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

has anyone been keeping up on expo 70? i checked out after "death voyage" but i understand there's some new stuff?

― the late great, Saturday, February 18, 2012 1:50 PM (Yesterday)

He's been consistently releasing things here and there over the last year or so.

van smack, Sunday, 19 February 2012 17:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

What is wrong with these f'in bands?? "Good luck finding it sucker, maybe if you want it bad enough."

Honestly I think its more "we're too drugged out and dopey to know how properly distribute a release and our label doesn't really give a shit about us"

#1 Inspector Spacetime Fanboy (Viceroy), Monday, 20 February 2012 21:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

http://desertfest.de/index.php/line-up.html
COLOUR HAZE, UFOMAMMUT, MOTORPSYCHO, GREENLEAF, ORANGE GOBLIN, ANCESTORS, TRUCKFIGHTERS, LONELY KAMEL, MONKEY3, ELVIS DELUXE, MARS RED SKY

Dang I wanna go, but possibly going to Duna Jam in Sardinia, can't afford both. Is anyone going?

Fastnbulbous, Wednesday, 7 March 2012 23:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

Haha, I wish. Saturday looks like an awesome day to be there.

stan this sick bunt (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 7 March 2012 23:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

Greenleaf has had an evolving cast the past decade. Those disappointed when Dozer went on indefinite hiatus when vocalist Fredrik Norden went back to school will be pleased that Greenleaf is basically Dozer with Truckfighters' Oskar Cedermalm on vocals. I thought Nest of Vipers didn't come out 'til June on Small Stone, but you can stream it now until Monday. Available on iTunes. http://theobelisk.net/obelisk/2012/03/05/greenleafstream/

Speaking of Truckfighters, they killed it Monday night. Good thing, as last year they did not impress my friends at Reggies. I knew it was just technical difficulties. Their amp literally ignited on fire, billowing smoke. They borrowed another band's amp and broke that too. Third time worked, but did not sound great. The vocals particularly were improperly amplified/mixed. Last night at Ultra Lounge there were no such problems. The sound was perfect and their performance was epic. They reminded me slightly of Nirvana on their Bleach tour if you switch uptight/intense Kurt to bass (Ozo), and if Keith Moon and Animal merged and took up guitar (the manic, muppety Dengo). With the satisfying heavy fuzz and the variety of amazing tones Dengo squeezed out, I'd rank this show higher. They were in Memphis last night, and Nola tonight. I picked up a CD of first album Gravity X and their mockumentary DVD.

Here's the rest of their dates:
March 7 New Orleans, LA Siberia
March 8 Austin, TX ND @ 501 Studios
March 9 Tulsa, OK Downtown Lounge
March 10 Texarkana, AR The Roadmap
March 11 Little Rock, AR Downtown Music
March 14 Raleigh, NC Pour House
March 15 Norfolk, VA Jewish Mother Backstage
March 16 Philadelphia, PA The Station
March 17 Brooklyn, NY Public Assembly

Fastnbulbous, Wednesday, 7 March 2012 23:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

That desertfest lineup is killer!

EZ Snappin, Wednesday, 7 March 2012 23:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

There's a Desertfest in London too, Apr 6-8, but missing my faves Colour Haze, Ufomammut and Motorpsycho. Wish the Berlin lineup could do one in the U.S.! Hell, even All Tomorrow's Parties in London May 25-27 is featuring SLAYER (performing Reign in Blood), FLOOR, MELVINS, MUDHONEY, SLEEP, SLEEPY SUN and YOB. No such lineups at the various ATPs in the U.S., of course. Argh.

Fastnbulbous, Wednesday, 7 March 2012 23:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

Interview with Truckfighters, with good news on progress on their new album. I also learned that Pezo is doing double duty with fellow Örebro band Witchcraft. Glad to hear Witchcraft still exist, lol. http://theobelisk.net/obelisk/2012/03/08/truckfightersinterview-2/

I was watching the Truckfighters Fuzzomentary last night and saw in the bonus features that the director Joerg Steineck is working on a new documentary on the Californian desert rock scene, Lo Sound Desert. Like his last movie, it's completion depends on financial support from fans. http://losounddesert.joerg-steineck.com/donate/donate.html

Fastnbulbous, Thursday, 8 March 2012 23:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh yeah and there's this development:

http://open.soundrop.fm/s/Vw6FRBau3Qe1JQ0X

A Doom Metal room in Soundrop! Weee!

Smith... Frobisher Smith. (Viceroy), Monday, 12 March 2012 16:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

New album of the week - Horisont - Second Assault. Swedish band signed to Lee Dorian's Rise Above label for their excellent second album, with roots in early proto-metal era Judas Priest, Scorpions and Wishbone Ash. In stock at All That Is Heavy. Also out is another Swedish band, Ett Rop På Hjälp - Hur Svårt Kan Det Vara? (Transubstans), which I haven't heard yet. http://www.riseaboverecords.com/products/view/378

The Bad Light - Marrow Of Sound - Doomy swamp blues from Santa Cruz, nice stuff.
http://thebadlight.bandcamp.com/album/marrow-of-sound

Conan - Monnos (Burning World) Apr 2
http://soundcloud.com/i-like-press/sets/conan-monoss

My subwoofer is shaking my cube this morning with this album. Doesn't come out 'til Apr 2 but you can stream it above. UK Stoner/Doom/Sludge. If you like Electric Wizard and Sleep (who they're touring with), check 'em out!

Reviews: http://www.doommantia.com/2012/03/conan-monnos.html
"Conan...have always been great but this album is the absolute peak of perfection. I can say it right now, this album is my early pick for the album of 2012. Recorded at Foel Studios by Chris Fielding who has worked with Electric Wizard, Moss and Serpent Venom to name just a few has made a masterpiece out of this 6 track, almost 40 minute onslaught of monster-like doom and sludge-metal."

http://www.thesleepingshaman.com/reviews/album-reviews/c/conan-monnos-cd-lp-dd-2012/
"Monnos is amazingly accomplished, singular in its apocalyptic vision and densely layered. And by dense I don’t just mean the dropped-F tuning that the guys reportedly use. Not only are the songs heavy (and I’m talking heavy), they’re also strangely otherworldly. When Jon Davis’ lets out his signature siren-call it sounds like a message that has filtered through time, telling us of some long-forgotten massacre from the Dark Ages and the music acts as a grim backdrop to it all. As pompous as that sounds, these aren’t your everyday doom songs – this is a timeless doom record and it’s heavier than just about anything you’ve ever heard."

Fastnbulbous, Wednesday, 14 March 2012 15:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

That Horisont song sounds like Witchcraft, which is fine by me. Don't hear Priest or Scorpions myself, but it's a good sound.

EZ Snappin, Wednesday, 14 March 2012 15:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

I loved the last Horisont album and will definitely check this one out.

誤訳侮辱, Wednesday, 14 March 2012 15:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

Maybe Rocka Rolla and Fly The Rainbow era perhaps. I'm re-listening to their first album, Två Sidor Av Horisonten, which kicks off with a nice Thin Lizzy guitar lead on "Nightrider."

Fastnbulbous, Wednesday, 14 March 2012 16:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

Many of you have probably heard that Southern Lord is reissuing a deluxe version of Sleep's Dopesmoker.

For the 2012 reissue, there are some very notable changes. The original studio tapes have been remastered presenting the album as the band had originally intended. The audio is clearer, louder, and at last brings a true representation of SLEEP's hour-plus Weedian chronicle. Exclusive to this Southern Lord edition is brand new artwork by long time SLEEP artist Arik Roper, to be unveiled in the coming weeks. Additionally, this reborn version of Dopesmoker boasts an unreleased live recording of one of the band's best all-time performances: "Holy Mountain" from San Francisco's I-Beam in 1994.

It's unclear to me, however, if they're comparing it to the Tee Pee version or the Jerusalem version.

Fastnbulbous, Wednesday, 14 March 2012 16:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

I don't need another version of Dopesmoker. The cult of Sleep is one of the most inexplicable aspects of modern metal culture to me. Right up there with the cult of Om. The best thing Matt Pike ever did was leave Sleep and form High On Fire.

誤訳侮辱, Wednesday, 14 March 2012 16:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

The Machine - Calmer Than You Are (Elektrohasch) Mar 24.
Dutch psych cosmonauts get a bit heavier on their fourth album. Their last one was Drie (2010).

Fastnbulbous, Wednesday, 14 March 2012 16:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

Anyone at SXSW? This Small Stone showcase tomorrow looks like a can't-miss event. I have not yet gotten to see Gozu or Wo Fat. Should be a smokin' show!

Small Stone Records SXSW 2012
Friday, March 16, 2012

Head Hunters
720 Red River Street
(512) 236-9820

7:00PM - Dwellers
8:00PM - Backwoods Payback
9:00PM - Gozu
10:00PM - Lo-Pan
11:00PM - Wo Fat
12:00AM - Dixie Witch
1:00AM - Tia Carrera

Sample the lineup: http://smallstone.bandcamp.com/album/sxsw-2012-showcase-line-up

Fastnbulbous, Thursday, 15 March 2012 15:05 (2 years ago) Permalink


http://www.wizardsmoke.net/

Wizard Smoke is Atlanta's premiere stoner metal band, or at the very least the favorite among people that go to all the garage rock/punk shows in town, or buy w33d from band members. They're pretty great, the first time I saw them was at an outdoor show on May 21, 2011, the day Jesus was supposed to come back. As they played I saw a glowing light rise up from behind them in the distance, hover in the sky, and then dart off. It was a UFO, and I turned to one of my friends and she looked at me like "I know! WTF?"

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 15 March 2012 15:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

ok 'Wizard Smoke' has to be the most imagination-free name for a band like this ever

Sylv_ebanks (DJ Mencap), Thursday, 15 March 2012 15:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

great cover though.

good luck in your pyramid (Neil S), Thursday, 15 March 2012 16:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

That Wizard Smoke album was posted about in last year's thread. It's aite; I'm probably due to give it another listen soon...

John Nestle Harding (loves laboured breathing), Friday, 16 March 2012 04:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

To Whom It May Concern:

I recently discovered the manuscript while rambling in the woods with my dog. It was a few weeks shy of the vernal equinox, and the fine ends of the trees had just begun to show green. My hound had left me alone on the trail to go nose about the scrub—and possibly ferret out something living to eat—when suddenly I heard him calling. I found him pawing furiously at the ground in front of a weird tree with a huge trunk and massive branches sprouting low. Its bark was hard as granite and almost blue in color. My dog ceased his digging and looked at me, seemingly imploring me to dig further. I loosened the soil with my knife and continued the excavation until I struck something hard: it was a bound volume bearing the engraving “Tome of the Future Ancients by Ice Dragon." Inside, the leaves were filled with inscrutable symbols, ritualistic diagrams, and illustrations of strange flora and fauna. Even the must that invaded my nose as I turned the pages was alien.

What had I found?

Once home, I began to research and quickly discovered that there was a musical entity named Ice Dragon who worked in a basement not far from where the book had been. I contacted them to see if they had hidden it as some sort of promotional stunt. When I mentioned the engraving on the front, there was a pregnant pause on their end of the line. They assured me they had no knowledge of the book. However, what they revealed next gave me pause:

They had just completed their third album, and it was titled Tome of the Future Ancients. It was to be released on the day of the equinox. Sure enough, this turned out to be true.

By now, I was almost certain they were simply in the business of creating hype. There was no doubt they were responsible for the creation and burying of the book. Or so I was convinced, until carbon dating proved ineffective, and my academic peers who specialize in cryptography responded to my inquiries with blank looks.

Then, quite simply, the book vanished. One day it was in my study, and the next it was gone. Perhaps one of my colleagues grew jealous of my discovery and stole it; perhaps the woman who cleans my house disposed of it in fear upon opening it. Truthfully? I’m almost relieved it is gone for I hadn’t experienced a restful night since bringing it into my home. My dreams were black, and my dog would bay at the threshold of the room that held the damned book.

For now, the only Tome of the Future Ancients by Ice Dragon available for study is this one. May it always be so.

—Professor Cepheus Hallow

http://icedragon.bandcamp.com/album/tome-of-the-future-ancients

Fastnbulbous, Wednesday, 21 March 2012 07:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

Wow, I had no idea Kadavar got so popular so quickly! I guess vintage proto-metal trumps doom this year. Countdown so far - http://stonerhive.blogspot.com/2012/12/the-countdown-so-far.html

1. …
2. Kadavar - Kadavar
3. Graveyard - Lights Out
4. Om - Advaitic Songs
5. Orange Goblin - A Eulogy for the Damned
6. Mamont - Passing Through the Mastery Door
7. Goat - World Music
8. Royal Thunder – CVI
9. Stubb – Stubb
10. High on Fire - De Vermis Mysteriis
11. Colour Haze - She Said
12. Troubled Horse - Step Inside
13. Wo Fat - The Black Code
14. Greenleaf - Nest of Vipers
15. Ufomammut - Oro: Opus Primum
16. Horisont - Second Assault
17. My Sleeping Karma – Soma
18. Ufomammut - Oro: Opus Alter
19. The Sword – Apocryphon
20. Major Kong – Doom for the black sun

Fastnbulbous, Monday, 31 December 2012 15:19 (1 year ago) Permalink

“Blessed and holy is the one who shares in the first resurrection! Over such the second death has no power and they will reign with him for a thousand years.” Revelation 20:6

I guess there’s only one way and one place to end this list truly righteous and beautifully poetic. For it is the year of Sweden and of a lust for that vintage feeling of musical magic. So it is fitting that these guys that sparked so many of the bands we listen to ended up on the Number One position. For they themselves honor the music that inspired them and most of the other great releases this year. With twenty points more than Kadavar they pay homage to the heavy and darkened sounds of yore and exhume a dusty brown air of nostalgia but never one that is stale or forlorn. In fact their vintage atmosphere has a loud and modern feeling to it. Which is something they might have to thank their new members for. It is mystical music that speaks of ancient legends and conjures up visions of true artists fighting their way out of kaleidoscopic straightjackets of their own making. And cast away they dare to take flight in a new fashion that takes some getting used to. But once the buttons are buttoned; it is snug and fits like a glove!

Witchcraft – Legend

Fastnbulbous, Tuesday, 1 January 2013 00:01 (1 year ago) Permalink

Here's the Captain Beyond Zen Top 20. http://captain-beyond.blogspot.com/2012/12/top-40-of-2012-1-20.html

Happy new year.

Fastnbulbous, Tuesday, 1 January 2013 00:09 (1 year ago) Permalink

Love that CBZ list. Windhand at #3!

x-gau, uncut gau, The Bomb! (Drugs A. Money), Tuesday, 1 January 2013 01:40 (1 year ago) Permalink

Giant compilation of unsigned stoner/psych/doom/sludge bands, thought you guys might be interested in checking it out. There might be a few gems on here: http://heavyplanet.bandcamp.com/album/bong-hits-from-the-astral-basement

Bound by Habitrails (J3ff T.), Tuesday, 1 January 2013 21:00 (1 year ago) Permalink

Someone's gonna make sure there's one of these threads in 2013, right? Not two...

alpine static, Tuesday, 1 January 2013 21:01 (1 year ago) Permalink

This one was first. But maybe it makes sense to continue to have the separate psych/drone/freak thread, and roll all other stoner/doom/sludge/space/retro discussion into the general Rolling Metal thread. Activity was kind of low here and most people follow the metal one.

Fastnbulbous, Wednesday, 2 January 2013 02:39 (1 year ago) Permalink

Ah, the Obelisk results are finally in! 296 people voted, very nice. However, it sounds like he did not weigh votes based on ranking, which is odd, but interesting results either way.

http://theobelisk.net/obelisk/2013/01/01/readers-poll-results-the-top-20-of-2012/

01. Om, Advaitic Songs – 108 votes
02. High on Fire, De Vermis Mysteriis – 106
03. Graveyard, Lights Out – 86
04. Neurosis, Honor Found in Decay – 65
05. Ufomammut, Oro – 63
05. Witchcraft, Legend – 63
06. Colour Haze, She Said – 56
06. Saint Vitus, Lillie: F-65 – 56
07. Kadavar, Kadavar – 49
07. Pallbearer, Sorrow and Extinction – 49
08. Orange Goblin, A Eulogy for the Damned – 46
09. Baroness, Yellow and Green – 39
10. Conan, Monnos – 38
11. Swans, The Seer – 35
12. Astra, The Black Chord – 31
13. Greenleaf, Nest of Vipers – 31
13. The Sword, Apocryphon – 31
14. Royal Thunder, CVI – 26
14. Wo Fat, The Black Code – 26
15. Ancestors, In Dreams and Time – 25
16. Torche, Harmonicraft – 23
17. Corrosion of Conformity, Corrosion of Conformity – 22
18. Enslaved, Riitiir – 19
19. Goat, World Music – 18
19. Melvins Lite, Freak Puke – 18
19. Soundgarden, King Animal – 18
20. Amenra, Mass V – 17
20. Samothrace, Reverence to Stone – 17

Fastnbulbous, Wednesday, 2 January 2013 03:55 (1 year ago) Permalink

xpost i never even differentiated between the two. to me, they seem like two threads dedicated to essentially the same stuff that both survived the year, more or less. and it seems like it would be easier to keep it all in one place.

i mean, i understand the difference between the genres, etc., but... i guess maybe the words psych and drone being in both titles may be throwing me off. if it were psych/space/freak and sludge/doom (i think of drone separately anyway), then i could see the point.

but if everyone else thinks they have distinct purposes as they are, by all means, ignore me.

alpine static, Friday, 4 January 2013 08:46 (1 year ago) Permalink

and for the record, i for one definitely want some sort of thread that's dedicated more to psych, space, drone, kraut, whatever than folding any/all of that into rolling metal... these two threads were basically my sweet spot in 2012

alpine static, Friday, 4 January 2013 08:47 (1 year ago) Permalink

I'm not sure which of the rolling threads to post this in (seems like non-indie punk may be more appropriate than this one, but this one is fresher) and there aren't any 2013 rolling threads yet but I've just discovered this record out of Philly on Richie Records and it sounds great
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbfjxIRMSV0

Trip Maker, Friday, 4 January 2013 16:39 (1 year ago) Permalink

It's Spacin "Deep Thuds." Lots of touchstones being signified in this one.

Trip Maker, Friday, 4 January 2013 16:40 (1 year ago) Permalink

sorry about that alpine, I didn't remember who said it when I went off on the other thread, but knowing that it was out of a desire to keep things straight, rather than just moaning about pointless threads, makes what I said sound even worse than how I meant it #banDrugs2013

Peter "Et" Cetera (Drugs A. Money), Friday, 4 January 2013 17:44 (1 year ago) Permalink

oh no worries at all. i wasn't riled up or anything. was just wondering if that was what you were responding to, or if there had been other discussion I'd missed, etc. all good.

alpine static, Friday, 4 January 2013 18:58 (1 year ago) Permalink

i was responding to a few other things, but i'd rather just drop the matter entirely

gullible lochinski (Drugs A. Money), Friday, 4 January 2013 19:12 (1 year ago) Permalink


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