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Desert stoner rock out of Melbourne, Australia… riffs in high places, groovy af. Notorious for their prodigious sense of groove and songcraft, the music is laced with rich harmonies, melodic hooks and enigmatic tales in which earthbound intoxication and transgalactic lust conquer all.
First homonymous EP of the band "La Grande Armée". Recorded in February 2018 by Attic Records in the commune of San Pedro de la Paz, Concepción, Chile.
La Grande Armée is an instrumental psychedelic rock musical band from the city of Concepción,
PARALYZED- A wide range from Heavy Blues to Stoner Rock and influences of Doom flashing everybody who is willing to rock!
We are four friends from Bamberg (Germany) playing together since march 2019. After several gigs we finally visited the studio for our first EP.
Ready for take-off? Buckle up and hold on tight when the “fuzztronauts” of PARASOL CARAVAN start their spaceship and speed across the stage with the riff force of a supernova. The Linz-based band counts on calm psychedelic moments merged with heavy fuzz and driving guitar riffs, a fusion epitomizing the right amount of progressiveness and beaming the listener directly into orbit.
Stoner doom lords Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats have revealed they’ll be returning to Australia next year throughout February and March, taking in headline dates in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide.
They’ll also be making an appearance at Farmer & The Owl Festival in Wollongong, alongside the likes of Hot Chip, Sleaford Mods and Drab Majesty.
Uncle Acid, the brainchild of singer and guitarist Kevin Starrs, have released five albums of psych-tinged, riff-heavy metal since their formation back in 2009.
Their most recent was last year’s Wasteland. A concept record about a society in which people live in walled cities under heavy surveillance, the album strays from the usual Black Sabbath idolatry the genre can be plagued by.
Instead, the band took significant influence from ’70s power pop and, as Starr commented around the time of release, “tied it to the back of a van and will now parade it along Main Street. I’m sure people will be delighted that we’re back in town.”
Written by Alex Gallagher on October 21, 2019.
Friday, 28th February
The Brightside, Brisbane
Saturday, 29th February
Farmer and the Owl, Wollongong
Sunday, 1st March
Factory Theatre, Sydney
Tuesday, 3rd March
Max Watts, Melbourne
Wednesday, 4th March
The Gov, Adelaide
Elden believes in the power of heavy metal riffs, melodic choruses and an all out head banging experience. Formed in 2012 in Karlstad, Sweden, the band started writing songs influenced by artists like Mastodon, Baroness, The Sword and classic bands from the 70´s and 80´s. They recorded and released their first demo one year later and performed on a regular basis at local venues. Come 2015, Elden released their first EP and started touring across the country.
Having built a small following of both local and international fans the band started developing their sound, taking their songwriting in an interesting direction – even heavier riffs, more distinct vocals and an overall more impressive production. Debut album “Death and Fear” hit the shelves in November 2016 and got fantastic reviews
Out of the ashes of long running NYC band Kreisor emerges MIRROR QUEEN .
"Featuring additional guitars from SWANS six-stringer Norman Westberg, Verdigris is a rock monolith, all dark delight and sinister pleasure, that demands headbanging and fists raised to the sky."
Stoner rock icons Queens Of The Stone Age have some incredible news for vinyl collectors who have wanted their discography for their collection.
The band are planning to reissue four of their albums on vinyl just in time for the holidays.
QOTSA announced today they will be reissuing Rated R, Songs For The Deaf, Lullabies to Paralyze and Era Vulgaris.
BACK ON HIGH-QUALITY 180GRAM VINYL
AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 22
SONGS FOR THE DEAFhttps://QueensOfTheStoneAge.lnk.to/SongsForTheDeaf
AVAILABLE DECEMBER 20
LULLABIES TO PARALYZE https://QueensOfTheStoneAge.lnk.to/LullabiesToParalyze …
With their massive sound walls of a bass-heavy groove, detuned guitars, mind-expanding lyrics and fuzz-pedals set to kill, KAL-EL have already left their stamp as one of Norway and abroad's biggest hopes of the stoner and doom rock scene, that they will easily prove with the ultimate space rock juggernaut Witches of Mars.
Big Scenic Nowhere, the new collaborative project of desert rock vets Gary Arce (Yawning Man) and Bob Balch (Fu Manchu), recently released a two-song, 25+ minute EP, and now they’re set to put out their full-length debut album, Vision Beyond Horizon, on January 31 via Heavy Psych Sounds (pre-order). Like on the EP, Gary and Bob are the core, but they brought in a handful of collaborators, including Nick Oliveri (Mondo Generator, ex-Kyuss, Queens of the Stone Age), Tony Reed (Mos Generator), Lisa Alley and Ian Graham (both of The Well), Mario Lalli (Fatso Jetson, Yawning Man), Bill Stinson (Yawning Man), Per Wiberg (Spiritual Beggars, ex-Opeth), and Alain Johannes (who has worked with Queens of the Stone Age, Mark Lanegan, PJ Harvey, and several others).
We’re premiering lead single “The Glim,” an instantly satisfying dose of riffy desert rock that fans of any of the members’ more famous bands should have no trouble getting into. Alain Johannes takes lead vocals on this one, and he says, “Total honor and pleasure to get on a sonic ghost ship with Bob, Gary, Mario and Bill on this track. Love these dudes and had a blast collaborating on ‘The Glim.'” Bob Balch adds:
“The Glim” is a result of Gary Arce and myself jamming in DAD’GAD. The first riff was an idea Gary had and then like three hours later while jamming, Gary played the chorus! I went home and put the pieces together and added a bridge part. Tony Reed on mellotron, Mario Lalli on bass and Bill Stinson on drums filled it out. Alain Johannes absolutely killed it on this one. He played all the leads too. This was the first track I recorded all of my guitars at my house. All Reverend guitars on my rhythm tracks. My signature on the left and a Pete Anderson hollow-body on the right. Signature ROLA head too. Killer tones all around! This tune has sort of a Soundgarden meets Bowie vibe to me. Hope y’all dig it!
Read More: Big Scenic Nowhere releasing ‘Vision Beyond Horizon’ LP (stream “The Glim”) | http://www.brooklynvegan.com/big-scenic-nowhere-releasing-vision-beyond-horizon-lp-stream-the-glim/?trackback=fbshare_top_flat_4&fbclid=IwAR0nBsKiMrKljKEP75NPAhrTzxdTHuX8h-bIYUoXyNyLVG_DgsDKggdAKq4&trackback=tsmclip
Friends, our last gig into volcano in France (August 2019) The Band present to you a five parts video series about this incredible place to play live. here part 2/5 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bo85m63_j34
THE RE-STONED – is an instrumental power trio from Moscow, Russia, which is generally considered by many as a 'psychedelic stoner rock' underground act because of the band's remarkable heavily fuzzed guitar sound, that is empowered by confident old-school muscular riffing
Here is a email sent to us From Bob Balch and a great Jam video from Big Scenic Nowhere. From: bob balch Sent: 28 September 2019 18:14 Subject: Bob from FU MANCHU here with a new project (QOTSA, YAWNING MAN, etc). Dig your channel. I teach guitar and people always request jams from your channel. Helps me learn that stuff for others. Thanks! Anyway, I have a new project named BIG SCENIC NOWHERE. Attached is a 20 min jam with Gary Arce, Myself, Nick Oliveri, and Bill Stinson. If you could be so kind can you post this video? And if you could be even kinder, can you post this link to buy the vinyl and CDs. https://bigscenicnowherestore.bigcartel.com/ If you want any vinyl or CDs let me know and I'll send it over. Check out this roster of musicians on the record... Bob Balch (FU MANCHU, SUN AND SAIL CLUB) guitars Gary Arce (YAWNING MAN, TEN EAST) guitars Tony Reed (MOS GENERATOR) vocals, synth Nick Oliveri (QUEENS OF THE STOEN AGE, KYUSS, DWARVES) bass Mario Lalli (YAWNING MAN, FATSO JETSON) bass Bill Stinson (YAWNING MAN) drums Per Wiberg (SPIRITUAL BEGGERS, CANDLEMASS, OPETH) synth Thomas V. Jäger (MONOLORD) vocals Ian Graham (THE WELL) vocals Lisa Alley (THE WELL) vocals Thanks so much! We really appreciate it if you can make it happen! Here's the link https://bigscenicnowherestore.bigcartel.com
FRIDAY 27TH SEPTEMBER · 1PM GMT FIRST ACTS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 9TH EDITION OF DESERTFEST LONDON & WEEKEND TICKETS ON SALE www.desertfest.co.uk https://www.desertfest.co.uk/news/df-london-2020-is-upon-us/
Brant Bjork (born March 19, 1973) hails from Palm Desert, CA, where he began gigging at the age of 13. By high school Brant had begun Kyuss with locals Josh Homme, Chris Cockrell (later Nick Oliveri) and John Garcia. In 1993, Brant left Kyuss and moved to Humboldt to flip pizzas and play soccer. Too much rain moved him back to his natural habitat where he started an independent record label, El Camino Records (3) which become Duna Records (now defunct) and Low Desert Punk Records; played drums in hardcore punk band De-Con; and played guitar with desert legend Mario Lalli in Fatso Jetson. In 1996, Bjork hooked up again with Homme, to begin The Desert Sessions saga and work on what became Queens Of The Stone Age. However, Brant decided to take the road less traveled and rock with his surf buddies Fu Manchu, an adventure which took him into the studio for five records and around the world in four years. After few solo albums in the 00's he joined a resurrected version of Kyuss under the new monicker Kyuss Lives! (without Josh Homme). Kyuss Lives! then changed name in Vista Chino and released an album before going to hiatus. In 2014 Brant formed a new band Brant Bjork And The Low Desert Punk Band. In 2016 he released a new album, Tao Of The Devil under his name only. In 2018 Mankind Woman was released on Italian label Heavy Psych Sounds that also started to re-release part of his solo output. A new album, Jacoozzi is expected in April 2019.
British heavy metal/stoner rock band founded in 1995 in London.
Orange Goblin was originally formed in 1995 under the name Our Haunted Kingdom before changing their name to Orange Goblin.
Their first five releases were issued by Rise Above Records. O'Malley left the band in 2004 to pursue a career as an artist and was not replaced.
Taking their name from Black Sabbath's third album, Masters of Reality is a hard rock group formed in Syracuse, New York in 1981 by guitarist/singer Chris Goss and guitarist Tim Harrington (2). The band is sometimes associated with the "Palm Desert Scene", which includes Kyuss, Queens Of The Stone Age, and other stoner/desert rock bands. The band's lineup tends to be fluid with the exception of leader Goss.
Wild Fuzz Trip is the music of the PedalTvChannel crew with the Icelandic artist Bjarki Omarsson on drums, hope you like it !
The new live album from Full Tone Generator on black vinyl, recorded live at Singing Bird Studio Frankston with one track recorded live at Cherry Bar, a cover of the classic Kyuss tune "Gardenia" featuring Nick Oliveri (Kyuss / QOTSA) on bass.
Recently on social media, we ran something called the “Resin Roundup”, a March Madness-inspired bracket of 8 surfboards featuring artisanal resin work by some of the world’s best glassers. SURFER’s Instagram followers voted for the board they liked most in rounds and heats until only one beautifully glassed stick was left standing: a Chemistry Surfboards model shaped by Jason Bennett, adorned with the unique resin art of a young talent named Micah Beutz.
Beutz, a 26-year-old from Oceanside, California is a perfect example of an uber-talented shaper/artist creating eye-popping rest tints. We caught up with Beutz to find out what got him into the industry in the first place, how he learned such a niche craft and what inspires him to come back to work in a factory of foam dust and fumes day after day.
Starting in the beginning, what drew you to the surfboard building business in the first place?
In high school I was looking for a job and my buddy got me one at Christenson [surfboards]. I started by packing boards for him, and then started helping with quality control and just overseeing the whole process. From there I got a job in Oceanside at a place called OSI, glassing for Takayama, Hobie, Xanadu and a couple other brands. After that I kinda jumped around to different glass shops doing a lot of different things and learning about resin tints. When Jason Bennett [from Chemistry surfboards] was looking for a ghost shaper, someone recommended me to him, and I said “hell yeah” when he called [laughs]. That was three and half years ago and I’m still here today. Shaping and doing resin art.
What side of the craft do you enjoy most: Shaping or doing the resin?
That’s tough. Probably the resin art, to be honest.
How long does it take you to do a resin job, start to finish?
I can flip a color glass job in a of couple hours. Glassers put a lot of time and effort into making a glass job the way we like to see it. We take pride in quality work, which can sometimes go unseen.
How did you learn to do that? Your work is really impressive.
Thanks! Yeah I learned from so many talented people. At the different shops I worked at I just picked up a little bit at a time watching how these guys were working with different colors. These days, everything inspires me. Everywhere I go I’m always looking at color combinations and paying attention to what looks good and how it makes me feel. I try to relate that to a customer. It’s always different: I never want to keep doing the same things so I’m always trying to learn more about the process and how I can do it differently. It keeps me hungry. I don’t know shit, compared to where I want to go. But that keeps me hungry. Everyday I wake up I’m excited to work with new colors and combos.
Skeleton Bay only lights up a few times each year, so when it does it sends surfers around the world into a flight-booking frenzy. This year, the season started with a bang—two days of cartoonish-looking pits exploded for miles down Africa’s freakish sand point, documented it in-depth.
While it’s been relatively quiet since, there have been a couple of notable swells, most recently the one you’ll see above in Matt Bromley’s recent Vlog episode. While this swell is a little smaller, and a lingering fog bank makes it appear less appealing on film, Bromley’s session was filled with plenty of ruler-edged left tube perfection, capped off by 4-time kite surfing world champion Keahi Aboitiz towing him into a wave with a kite. As you’ll see, by whipping into the wave early, Bromley takes off deeper and with more speed than normal (Jet Skis aren’t allowed at Skeleton Bay), allowing him to perfectly backdoor the first heavy section, and get tubed twice more. Just another day at the world’s best sandbar.
Sure, the terms “best ever” and “as good as it gets” are thrown around loosely on the east coast during hurricane season. In this case, well, the hyperboles might be warranted.
Last week, for two days straight, legit 6- to 8-foot A-frame teepees broke and spit all along the coast of Long Island. Beachbreaks on the east coast are finicky, and it’s rare for them to fire for more than a few hours, much less two full days. So rare, a swell like this hasn’t happened in at least a decade.
Ben Gravy, YouTube vlogger extraordinaire, was on hand to document the day(s) in this 17-minute piece, in which he gets barreled off his head alongside Stack, Dunphy, Sam Hammer, Mike Gleason and more lucky souls that happened to be on hand.
Right before Christmas last year, we teamed up with intrepid filmmaker Ben Weiland to create a documentary highlighting Weiland's lifelong passion of chasing waves to places few would ever want to look. The 45-minute film, called “Coldwater Journal,” tells the story of a decade-long journey with fellow fringe-wave connoisseurs to some of the most inhospitable surf zones in the world. Over the next few months, we'll show you some highlights from "Coldwater Journal," starting with an arctic mission with Dane Gudauskas, Keith Malloy and Pat Millen, who went way off the beaten path in one of the most extreme climates imaginable. To read more about "Coldwater Journal," click here for an interview with Weiland.
FULL FILM - http://geni.us/ColdwaterJournal
Sharks are at the top of the food chain. The ocean predators follow their instincts. The good news is that humans are not on their diet list. However, like us, they make mistakes, too.
Swimmers and surfers are not sharks' favorite meal. They prefer sea lions, sea turtles, fish, whales, and seals.
The majority of shark attacks occur near the shore, in the surf zone and sandbars, because their natural preys live in these areas. But attacks also take place in steep underwater drop-offs, where divers often swim.
Sharks have to make quick decisions to capture food and, sometimes, the predator misinterprets humans for its natural food item.
When that happens, sharks put their teeth to work and generate 40,000-pound of pressure per square inch that crush flesh and bones in the split of a second.
MSW is the oldest, most popular and most detailed free long range surf forecast on the web. Whether you're a travelling pro, big wave afficiando, local hero or weekend warrior, with a little effort you can use our tools to score more of the right waves across the globe. Every month 1.5 million surfers all over the world check MSW before they hit the beach.
MSW isn't about telling you where to go or when, instead providing you with the tools to become your own surf forecasting expert. With a little of your time and the help we provide you can accurately make the call wherever you choose to surf.
Our network of live human reporters update in real time, our forecasts update four times a day, and a decade of tweaking and tuning our data makes MSW both timely and accurate.
Trusted by contest directors from: Rip Curl, Quiksilver, Billabong, O'Neill, Roxy, Swatch and more for competitions ranging from showcase big wave events with long waiting periods, to hour-by-hour decisions for the ASP World Tour. Our data is used to plan for some of surfing's largest and most popular events.
Exactly the same tools used to make the call for the world's top surfers are available for free, right here and now for you.
MSW covers almost 3,000 beaches in 180 countries. After learning to forecast for your local break you can take MSW on your travels and get to the right spot at the right time wherever you may head. From the Mentawai Islands to Madagascar we've been there and fine-tuned the forecast.
Add in detailed Stormrider surf guide information, historic and seasonal conditions and hundreds of thousands of photos and MSW becomes an essential travel planning tool.
Surf forecasting has a learning curve just like riding waves, but you don't need to master your air reverse to get be the one in the know on the latest swells, winds and tides. With a little experience and the articles and videos here you can become your own surf forecast expert and we're here to help.
Contact us by email or better yet hit our Facebook page to talk directly to the programmers and surf forecasters who run MSW with any questions or suggestions. It's your website, built on over a decade of your feedback and experience.
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