MAJESTIC MOUNTAIN RECORDS announces the signing of DEVIL’S WITCHES and SAINT KARLOFF for New Release this Summer

Newly formed Swedish label set to issue split LP from two of doom’s rising superpowers!

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This summer will see the first official vinyl release from Majestic Mountain Records, a brand-new imprint specialising in rock, stoner, doom and heavy psych.

Based in Stockholm, Sweden and set up by long-serving fan and close follower of the underground, Marco Berg, the label has just announced the signing of Norwegian power trio, Saint Karloff, along with occult/riff worshippers, Devil Witches, who will each contribute one side to a Split LP.

“We are thrilled to be a part of the Majestic Mountain family,” explains Saint Karloff’s Mads Melvold. “Marco has been one of our greatest supporters ever since we put out our first album, and we’re looking forward to achieving great things together. It’s an honour being their first release alongside the mighty Devil’s Witches, who we are all great fans of.”

The unusual yet usually allusive Witchdoctor General of Devil’s Witches also wanted to share in the respect given to Berg, with Melvod’s vinyl ally breaking silence to elaborate on his excitement for the project:

“We’re honoured to be the first release of the new independent record label Majestic Mountain Records. The creative freedom that they allow is exactly the kind of company Devil’s Witches embraces. This isn’t just a majestic mountain, nay, it is indeed THE MOUNTAIN OF THE DEVIL’S WITCH!”

With plans already in place for a second release later in the year – a full-length album by Saint Karloff has just been confirmed – stay tuned for more details about both vinyl releases, along with regular updates from one of the scene’s most exciting new labels, Majestic Mountain Records.

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Hard-hitting power trio Saint Karloff have been making their mark on the international heavy music scene since the release of their debut album, All Heed the Black God, in 2018. Featuring Mads Melvold on guitar and vocals, Ole Sletner on bass, and Adam Suleiman on drums, this Norwegian band is influenced by the music of yesterday and the world of today. Rising to fourth place on the Doom Charts, generating two mind-bending music videos for ‘Ghost Smoker’ and ‘Spellburn’, and garnering praise from critics all around the world, All Heed the Black God, was inspired by 70’s heavy blues bands like Black Sabbath and early Pentagram, and allowed the band to fuse this vintage sound with modern day stoner rock to create something that was uniquely their own. Now in 2019, the band is raising their song writing to the next level with new material that is heavier, more psychedelic and more complex. As Ghost Cult Magazine pointed out recently, “When one ingredient looks set to steal the show, another comes to the fore with flawless timing, creating an organic flow which sounds wonderfully retro yet urgent. These guys can be huge.”

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Devils Witches return following on from multiple sell-out presses of their debut album Velvet Magic and EPs, Porno Witches & Vietnam Veterans and The Audio-Erotic Collection. After two years of grooving and dooming the underground music scene the band has added a guest bassist, Andy Shardlow from The Kings Pistol who joins the mysterious founding member and multi-instrumentalist, Witchdoctor General. Never one to play by the rules while gleefully subverting expectations Devil’s Witches is not slowing down. As Electric Wizard’s Jus Oborn explains, “Weird underground heavy metal psych lounge… kinda undefinable. It’s definitely heavy but veers into bubble gummy pop and ’70s lounge music at the drop of a hat. Inspired by drugs, retro porn and the Vietnam war… it’s like an alternative soundtrack to Apocalypse Now”.

LINKS:

Majestic Mountain on Facebook – facebook.com/majesticmountainrecords/
Instagram – instagram.com/majesticmountainrecords/
Twitter – twitter.com/Majestic_vinyl

Saint Karloff on Facebook – facebook.com/SaintKarloff/
Bandcamp – saintkarloff.bandcamp.com
Instagram – instagram.com/saintkarloff
Twitter – twitter.com/saintkarloff

Devil’s Witches on Facebook – facebook.com/devilswitches/
Bandcamp – devilswitches.bandcamp.com/releases
Instagram – instagram.com/devilswitches

 

DEAF RADIO: Rising Athens Rockers Return with New Single | Sophomore Album Released Late 2019

Listen and find out more about ‘Astypalea’ now at Everything is Noise – http://everythingisnoise.net/premieres/deaf-radio-kick-up-some-dirt-with-astypalea/

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Chief proponents of hard rock and grievous genre assault, Deaf Radio, the Athens’ based quartet make a much-welcomed return this month with the release of the brand-new single, ‘Astypalea’.

The first song composed, recorded and lifted from their as-yet-untitled second album, which is due for release later this year, ‘Astypalea’ is a captivating glimpse of things to come

Written on the rooftops of old churches in Astypalea, a secluded Greek island in the Dodecanese, lyrically it focuses on the connections and experiences between each band member, with marauding and majestic guitars reminiscent of Queens of the Stone Age and Rise Against. A song that begs to be played loud, this is the first recording made by the desert rockers since the release of their successful debut album, Alarm in 2017. Hailed as one of the best alt-rock albums from Greece in recent memory,  it has since gone on to garner hundreds of thousands of streams online, and praise from ecstatic sell-out crowds when performed live across Europe.

Having shared stages with the likes of The Killers, All Them Witches, 1000mods and The Kills, Deaf Radio toured Europe throughout 2017 and 2018 and played in over thirty cities, serving as the perfect test ground material soon to be released on their second full-length album, due for release in the autumn.

Deaf Radio’s brand-new single ‘Astypalea’ is released on 5th June 2019 via ihaveadrum. Listen and find out more about ‘Astypalea’ now at Everything is Noise – http://everythingisnoise.net/premieres/deaf-radio-kick-up-some-dirt-with-astypalea/

Stream it now at YouTube | Spotify | Bandcamp | Apple Music | Google Play

ROADSAW: Boston’s Hard Rock Bruisers Are Back, Louder and Heavier Than Ever! | New Album Out Next Month, Share New Song ‘Shake

It’s been a long time coming but the wait is finally over. Boston legends Roadsaw return this June with their eighth full-length album, Tinnitus the Night, a record that’s sure to please their faithful followers, while pulling in plenty of new ones along the way.

With a sound as searing and sleazy today as it was eighteen years ago, the heart and soul of the classic Roadsaw line-up has remained intact with Ian Ross on guitar, Tim Catz on bass and Crain Riggs doubling up on vocal and drum duties. Once again the band holed up in familiar digs at Mad Oak Studios in Allston with Benny Grotto on production. Packed front to back with rippers, trippers, killers and thrillers, from opener ‘Along for The Ride’ through to the stoner opus ‘Peel’, and weighty epic of ‘Midazolam’, Roadsaw dig deep to deliver the goods.

With every tour and new record released, their fans and friends come back for more. On the road, they’ve shared stages big and small on both sides of the Atlantic with the likes of Orange Goblin, Fu Manchu, Queens of The Stone Age, Nebula, Karma To Burn, Black Label Society and many others. They’ve also been regular guests at CMJ and SXSW events and played every metal and stoner festival that would have them.

Tinnitus the Night by Roadsaw is officially released on 7th June 2019 via Ripple Music, www.ripple-music.com. While you wait, stream and share new song ‘Shake’ below:

SALEM’S BEND: LA-based Psych Trio to Release New Album, Supercluster

“It’s the power of bands like Salem’s Bend that keeps rock and roll vibrant in 2016. It shows us new sonic highways and unveils new futures. That’s why we keep digging deeper and deeper, all for the love of fuzz.”
METAL INJECTION

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Ripple Music is thrilled to announce the release of Supercluster, the brand-new album from LA-based rock trio Salem’s Bend.

Cutting their teeth in various outfits over the years, after idly deciding to crawl into a garage one day, three unassuming dudes emerged into sunlight as a mighty hard rock triumvirate skilled in the execution of maximum Sabbath, Priest and Zeppelin worship…

…for on this day, Salem’s Bend was born.

Running an aural gamut of ’70s-sounding classic rock with the influence of melodic heavy-hitters from the contemporary realms of desert, doom metal, psych and stoner rock, the band coalesced in the summer of 2014 with the intention of turning heavy riffs into the catchiest of tunes. With seven songs eventually making the cut on what would become their self-titled debut, the trio earnestly self-released their efforts via Bandcamp, and in doing so caught the ear of Ripple Music. Garnering some early praise one reviewer commented on just how well the band managed to, “Forge their own searing, raucous guitars; intense, deep bass; and athletic, punctuated stickwork around some of the most intelligently interesting melodies to float through the stonersphere in quite some time.”

Salem’s Bend subsequently signed with Ripple, who gave their debut a worldwide release on vinyl, CD and digital in 2016. Since then, they have been taking their hard-hitting live performance on the road, touring every few months around the Western US and Canada and playing festivals such as SXSW, More Beers in Hell, Vantopia, and many more.

This May, thanks to the good folk and fellow Californians at Ripple, Supercluster – Salem’s Bend eagerly awaited follow-up to Salem’s Bend – will receive an official worldwide release on 24th May. In the meantime, you can stream and share new song ‘Spaceduster’ via Ripple Music and catch the band across Europe (see dates below) as they tour in support of the new record.

SALEM’S BEND EUROPEAN TOUR:

02/05 – TBA – Leeds, UK
03/05 – TBA – Birmingham, UK
04/05 – Desertfest – London, UK
08/05 – Muziekcentrum Kinky Star – Ghent, Belgium
09/05 – Don’t Panic Essen – Essen, Germany
10/05 – MTS Records – Oldenburg, Germany
11/05 – Stereo Wonderland – Cologne, Germany
12/05 – Db’S Utrech – Utrecht, Netherlands
13/05 – Pallieter Cafe – Herselt, Belgium