Tag Archives: Stoner Metal

Metal Review: Irata – Sweet Loris (2015)

Irata - Sweet Loris

Greensboro, North Carolina based Irata, previously an instrumental band, has released their sophomore effort, Sweet Loris, a collection of seven stoner-esque, doom laden tracks meant to transform the listener into the portrait that the band is painting. The band uses its power of knowing how to make instrumental music and focuses more on that side

Metal Review: Bevar Sea – Invoke the Bizarre (2015)

Bevar Sea - Invoke the Bizarre

Bangalore, India’s doom/sludge band Bevar Sea is back with their sophomore effort, Invoke the Bizarre, three years after their successful self-titled debut. With their most recent effort, the band has shown a level of maturity that some bands with 10 years under their belts have yet to attain. The band has been together since 2007,

Music Review: John Garcia: John Garcia (2014)

John Garcia: John Garcia

Formerly of Kyuss/Hermano and current Vista Chino/Unida vocalist John Garcia believes in striking while the iron is hot. With his busy schedule, it is hard to believe that this stoner rock legend has time for a solo album, but that is just what he has done with his self-titled solo release. Make no mistake about

Metal Review: Pet the Preacher: The Cave & the Sunlight (2014)

Pet the Preacher The Cave & the Sunlight

Hailing from Copenhagen, Denmark, Pet the Preacher is ready to become a household name with their Napalm Records release of “The Cave & the Sunlight.” Think of early Kyuss mixed with the good COC (with Pepper Keenan) and you have the sound that Pet the Preacher brings forwards. It is a groove heavy stoner rock

Red Fang Streaming Entire New Album

Red Fang Whales and Leeches

Stoner metal band Red Fang are releasing of their third album, “Whales and Leeches” in just days and I just received the advance today (which I am stoked about). The brilliant news out today is that you do not have to wait for the official release date of October 15, 2013 in North America and

Freedoms Reign | Freedoms Reign (2013) Review

Freedoms Reign is a Portland, CT-based band led by Victor Arduini, original guitarist and founding member of Fates Warning. With the release of their sophomore effort, the self titled “Freedoms Reign,” they are back with more of a stoner/traditional metal sound with an extra bite. Arduini’s vocals are not astounding, but seem to fit perfectly

Metal Review: Orange Goblin: A Eulogy For the Fans – Orange Goblin Live 2012 (2013)

Orange Goblin have been veterans of the metal genre since 1995 who have focused their talents on stoner metal for the majority of their careers. “A Eulogy For the Fans – Orange Goblin Live 2012” is the output of their performance on August 11, 2012 at the Bloodstock Open Air Festival in the UK. The

Metal Review: The Sword – Apocryphon (2012)

Austin, Texas’ “warp riders”, The Sword, are back at it again with their latest release, Apocryphon, and with a new album from The Sword, you know that a lot of criticism will follow. Their peers find them to be derivative and question their motivation. Detractors question their skills and motivation as well. Through all of

High on Fire Will Tour Europe in February

Stoner metal trio High on Fire will tour Europe in February (and a few days in March). Check out the dates below. Also, they will be recording their live shows in New York from today and tomorrow for a future live album. High on Fire European Tour Dates: 01.02.2013 – Birmingham / O2 Academy 2

The Sword Announce Headlining European Tour

U.S. stoner/doom metal band The Sword, who are currently touring across the US, have also announced a headlining European tour, scheduled for January next year. Special guest on the road will be Lonely Kamel. The band is touring in support of their fresh new album Apocryphon, which was released in October 22nd via Razor &