Kyuss are considered by many to be "the fathers of stoner rock." Started in 1987 as Katzenjammer, which later became Sons of Kyuss, a name taken from the game Dungeons & Dragons, under which they released an eponymous demo. After their bass player at the time, Chris Cockrell, left, Sons of Kyuss changed their name simply to Kyuss in the beginning of 1991. After Kyuss split-up in 1996, John Garcia and Scott Reeder went on to form Unida and Josh Homme...

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If you are interested in groovy, stoner-influenced, progressive and melodic hard rock you probably know about Truckfighters already. “The best band that ever existed” as Josh Homme said in the 2011 “fuzzomentary” Truckfighters. You might also know the story about how Niklas ‘Dango‘ Källgren teamed up with bassist and vocalist Oskar ‘Ozo’ Cedermalm in a worn down rehearsal space in Örebro, Sweden in 2001 and how the first song they ever recorded, Desert...

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Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats

albumUncle Acid and the Deadbeats

The brainchild of mercurial Cambridgeshire mystic Kevin Starrs, Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats have been making extraordinary music since 2009. Always too bold and idiosyncratic to be easily pigeonholed, they emerged from an obscure corner of the labyrinthine English underground as shadowy purveyors of a new and overwhelmingly psychedelic take on the gruff and gritty rudiments of hard rock and turbo-blues, powered by the dark, lysergic heart of the late ‘60s...

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Gone Cosmic - Sideways in Time

albumGone Cosmic - Sideways in Time

25 mars par Florian K. Gone Cosmic est un groupe qui nous vient de Calgary au Canada. « Sideways in Time » est leur premier album qui sortira le 12 avril 2019 chez les gars de Kozmik Artifactz. Le groupe officie dans la lignée d’un heavy-blues dopé aux solos de guitares bien psychédéliques. On pourrait s’attendre à quelque chose d’assez classique en somme, les groupes de ce genre sont relativement bien représentés, surtout depuis la percée de Blues...

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Electric Wizard

albumElectric Wizard

“That cult would never die till the stars came right again, and the secret priests would take great Cthulhu from His tomb to revive His subjects and resume His rule of earth. The time would be easy to know, for then mankind would have become as the Great Old Ones; free and wild and beyond good and evil, with laws and morals thrown aside and all men shouting and killing and revelling in joy. Then the liberated Old Ones would teach them new ways to shout...

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Dead Lord

albumDead Lord

My summer quest for scrumptious retro metal is almost at an end. It has taken me far and wide, usually with poor, and at best middling, results. It has been a quest of dissatisfaction, to the point where I will soon be turning my nose at any retro promo that is pushed under my prison door at AMG Headquarters. My last kick at the cat will be the latest from this group of miscreants who call themselves Dead Lord. In Ignorance We Trust is the Swedish outfit’s...

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Following the premature demise of The Oath, Johanna Sadonis formed Lucifer. Whilst The Oath was a much-celebrated band, she wasted no time in creating a new beast to go beyond previous limitations.That beast is Lucifer and this is their stunning debut album titled Lucifer I. Having released their debut single, Anubis earlier in 2015, there has been a significant buzz generating around Lucifer. The anticipation for Lucifer I is high and it will not disappoint. With...

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Monster Magnet

albumMonster Magnet

For the band's 11th album, the first in five years, MONSTER MAGNET gets back to its roots by wringing out some old-school grit rock. By mere title alone, "Mindfucker" is designed to get your attention, as if the year is 1985 instead of 2018 and the band is begging to make the Filthy Fifteen. Filthy this album is, but not always for its lyrical content. If Mariano Rivera's cut-fastball draws accolades of "filthy" from MLB broadcasters, then consider MONSTER...

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