Wednesday, December 31, 2014

...stonerhead news...

DEAR STONERHEAD COMMUNITY,

Sad but true i have to make a few announcements, but first of all i want to pronounce an enormous big and rocking "THANK YOU" to all of my fans, followers and bands out there. Also to my helpers Christina, Michele, Martin, Florian, Sebastian, Dave. Without your support my blog wouldn't have reached the level which it has today. But now to the bad part....
I won't be able to do review work any longer after beginning of 2015. The reason is very simple. Things go very well with my regular work in the hospital, the band "Sativa Root" and the Fant Costume Guitar shop, so i want to focus all my energy to this three, for me very important things. Anyway your always welcome to send me your records, but as i said before i will not find the time to write reviews the next time. I hope that i can appease you if i say that i won't give up review writing for my whole life and i will let you know as soon as possible when the time is ready for some new cock rocking reviews. I wish you Guys and Ladies all the best for the future and keep rocking on and believe in your music.

Your Stonerhead


Bill White(Bushfire):
" Respect sir!!! you definitely open the doors to new fans for BUSHFIRE and we respect that dearly. thank you for your time and effort for all the bands i checked out because of you! you will always RAWK!!! KISSES..BF and me!"

Lucas Klaukien (Sludgelord)
Good luck and much success to you in the future Stonerhead!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

...WOLVPACK

WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM
DRONE/AMBIENT
USA


2014 will see the release of Celestite, an instrumental, experimental companion record to Celestial Lineage. Celestite sees the band take a deeper excursion into the crystalline synthesizer-driven domains that have long intrigued them. With the aid of producer Randall Dunn, the band unearthed a hidden soundscape that is only loosely tethered to their familiar sound, yet is still unmistakably the work of Wolves in the Throne Room.

Celestite will be the inaugural release on the band’s new label, Artemisia Records, which will be their outlet for future releases.

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"Experimental" is just a word but Wolves in the Throne Room work with more than that simple description.
This band lives their music and with all feelings of every tone they create their own world on CELETITE. Every song includes an own beeing and has a function on this album. When you listen through the whole album you can hear something magical like a story. If you chose only one song   you can listen to a part of that story and so its hard to understand the whole creation. They are not a standard band and thats the point which makes this duo so unique. I'm very proud that one idea of a song "Initiation at Neudeg Alm"  is inspired of a mountain in salzburg/abtenau. Celestine is definitely not what most of the fans would have expected because it's very different to their albums before but i would say that this work is successful and would fit as a good soundtrack of a movie.
Thumb up for this album and also check out the great events of Speckjaga!


Big thank's to Rarely Unable for the Promotion Package

8 from 10 Stonerheadpoints

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