Monday, September 15, 2014

...fresh meat for the masses...

RADIO HAZE
GERMANY
HEAVY ROCK/PSYCH ROCK

RADIO HAZE was found to be only a studio-project in the beginning, but since their self-produced EP „Vitamin R“ (Fall 2007) the guys are on their way to place a spark in every rock `n rollers heart out there. With two brothers as their rhythm section and a creative mind at the front, the rock power-trio is absolutely fit to let those sparks become a hellfire that burns down every stage Michael Hofmann (Drums/Vocs), Robert Hofmann (Bass/Vocs) and Philipp Janoske (Guitar/Vocs) from Abensberg in Bavaria enter - no matter if they play loud or even unplugged.
With legends like Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin in their heads and a mixture of Wolfmother and Foo Fighters in their ears, the guys give Rock of the 60s and 70s a dropkick into presence!
Following their first EP, they release two longplayers called „Mycelium“ and „The Growth“ - also by themselves - to cope with their huge creative output. The fact that they are working single-handedly gives them the freedom to develop their own style and to differ from other bands in the genre.
To confirm their variety they even trip into acoustic-psychedelic regions and record the “Psychoustic-Sessions” EP, which is solely available as an affectionately-designed 10” vinyl package.
In the meantime RADIO HAZE cause quite a stir in the whole of Bavaria and under all age audiences while playing support-shows for Rock-legends like Uriah Heep and Ten Years After or „newcomers“ like Graveyard and The Brew (UK). These experiences give the creative impuls and also the starting signal for the work on their new album „Momentum“, which is recorded live and once again produced at home - of course DIY.
The result is quite a blast, convincing even Berklee-academic Will Robertson as a course-related project within bassist Hubi’s studies. On 05/02/2014 everybody can take a trip back to a time when the boys of dogtown turned the skateboard scene inside out and guitar-riffs ruled the world, but without disregarding the accomplishments in rock-music during the last decades. A bow before the history of ROCK.


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"What's to say about this record? These guys are definitely good songwriters. For a DIY album it sounds amazing and it could also be a thing of interest beyond the stoner rock scene. Song's like "Blame the Moonlight" or "Let Me Taste Your Light" are very Radio friendly material. But otherwise tracks like "Ignition", "Wasteland" and "The Night She Shot Me Down" are great played song's in different rhythms and a lot of good feeling parts. The voice reminds me sometimes on the singer of "Placebo" or the dude of the "Arctic Monkeys" who is not my favorite type of vocals but it fits perfectly to the whole band and gives the music the last kick. At the whole end "Radio Haze" have done a real good job. Thumb up for this work!

Text: Stonerhead

8 from 10 Stonerheadpoints

Thursday, September 11, 2014

...young and dynamic...


 THE LONE CROWS
BLUES ROCK/HEAVY ROCK
USA

 The Lone Crows are a Blues Rock band based in Minneapolis, MN. With a sound focused on Soul, Improvisation, and Dynamic song-writing, The Lone Crows combine Blues Rock, Grunge, Reggae, Heavy Metal, Psychedelic, Stoner Rock, Post Rock, and Funk, harkening back to the classic 60s and 70s Rock gods while defying all but the most abstract categorization.
 Recently signed to the German record label, World In Sound, The Lone Crows are anticipating the release of their self-produced debut album through out Europe and will soon be taking their unique brand of Catastrophic Rock and Roll over-seas with tour dates to be announced in the next few months! In the mean time, catch The Lone Crows in Minneapolis before they fly away. 
 


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"This young and friendly guys from Minneapolis are definitely rocking the shit out of your brains. I saw them live at the Freak Valley Festival and it really impressed me what this group was pulling out of their instruments. I see a good future for them and  i hope that their good feelings go on with the next records. Give their work a listen!"


7 from 10 Stonerheadpoints

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Pendejo

PENDEJO
STONER ROCK
HOLLAND

¡PENDEJO! is a four-piece heavy rock band from the Netherlands, founded by two cousins with a history in Latin America. Digging into their latino roots, El Pastuso and Jaap ‘Monchito’ Melman started blending heavy riffage, pounding drums, right-in-your-face lyrics in urban Spanish about the weirdest stories in life, and to top it all off, a screaming trumpet.


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"Do you like something different and special? So Pendejo will make you happy because this dudes are straight from Amsterdam and do a very mixed and interesting sound. I played with them in Schongau (Dutch & European Stoner Rock) and i have to say that this band is fucking awesome.
Frontman El Pastuso does a very good job, he is a great entertainer and makes a roofburning mood on stage. The spanish language caughts the certain extra for the band and makes it unique. Also his companjos do a great job and so the whole sound on the album and also on stage comes fat and mighty. "Atacames" brings you a handful of brilliant songs and the whole length of the record contains one hard riff after another. My favorite songs are: "Hermelinda" , "Dos" ,  "El Verano del  96" and "El Jardinero". For me the album is a masterpiece and doesn't need a warm up time. From the first second till now i'm simply delighted with it. Thumb up!"

Text:Stonerhead

9 from 10 Stonerheadpoints

Sunday, July 27, 2014

The Church Within Records Releases

BLACKFINGER
Doom/Psych
USA/Chicago


"Funeral Doom with a lot of different instruments and melodies, sabbatic riffs the album becomes a good piece of music. "Blackfinger" comes like a mix of "Pothead", "Creed", "Black Sabbath" and a bit of "Type O Negative" i like it."

6 from 10 Stonerheadpoints

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PURPLE HILL WITCH
Doom
Norway/Oslo


"Slow motion riffs, hard hitting toms, screaming guitar solos and a bluesy rhythm of the bass guitar is always a part of the first release of "Purple Hill Witch". Awesome album, thumb up!"

8 from 10 Stonerheadpoints

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