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Experience the Ascension of Psychedelic Quintet DEAD FEATHERS on ALL IS LOST | Stream ‘Horse and Sands’ now!

“Definitely one for the vampires among you who just wish the summer would do one already, though to be honest we reckon the fuzzy, head-swirling psych and underground hoodoo should have a wider outreach.”
CLASSIC ROCK (UK)

Since day one, these psychedelic Chicagoans have proven themselves to be a young band with limitless potential and lasting appeal.

Building on the success of their 2016 self-titled EP on HeviSike Records, Dead Feathers have continued to cultivate a growing fanbase across the world, largely through ambitious tours and guest support slots with the likes of Kikagaku Moyo, Radio Moscow and Monster Magnet.

Fronted by the extremely talented Marissa Allen, whose vocals summon the spirit of Inga Rumpf and Linda Hoyle, Dead Feathers are influenced by rock bands of the 60s and 70s and the modern underground psych of today. Fusing a heavy, early 70s Fairports-via-Affinity vibe with a Dead Meadow and Black Mountain-esque appreciation for big riffs, their live shows are filled with a thunderous energy on stage that puts concert goers under their spell. Combining soulful and emotional songwriting with obscene levels of fuzz and reverb, overflowing bass lines and booming drums, Dead Feathers craft a mood with deft levels of artistry and showmanship.

Drop yourself in the incense smoke and reverberated grooves that is Dead Feathers this August with the release of All Is Lost on 23rd August through Ripple Music.

Stream and share new song ‘Horse And Sands’ below.

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HORSEBURNER: Hard Hitting Road/Riff Merchants Return With New Album + Tour Dates | Stream and share new song ‘HAND OF GOLD, MAN OF STONE’

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Together since 2008 and borne from the wild Appalachian green of West Virginia, Horseburner has never cowered from hard toil. From performing their first live show, self-recording and releasing two EPs (2009’s Dirt City and Strange Giant in 2013), putting on an inaugural tour in 2011 and releasing their debut full-length album, Dead Seeds, Barren Soil in 2016, the band has quite simply, done it all themselves.

Having played hundreds of shows over the past decade, performing alongside acts such as Torche, Weedeater, Goatwhore, Obituary, Corrosion of Conformity, The Obsessed, Karma to Burn and Bell Witch, in 2017 the band reissued their debut album through Hellmistress Records, which quickly reignited that song writing/recording flame, resulting in the gift of new music.

This year, as well as hitting the road for a monster Summer/Fall Tour of the US, the band join forces with Ripple Music, the California-based record label and world leader in Heavy Rock, Stoner, Doom and Heavy Psych to bring you the hard rocking yield of that fruitful and inspired year. The official worldwide release of their brand-new album, The Thief. As the band explains:

“We are thrilled to finally be putting out new music after almost three years and several member changes, and we can’t wait for people to hear, ‘Hand of Gold, Man of Stone’. It was the first song we finished for this new album, and we think it really sets the tone for what’s to come this summer when the full album is released. It’s loud, it’s aggressive, it’s a little weird… It’s also the shortest song. Brevity has never been our strong suit, but there is a much larger story waiting to be told, and this song is just one chapter. We’re even more excited to be teaming up with Ripple Music for the new record. We love so many bands on their roster, it’s such a well curated label. We’re honoured to be joining the Ripple Family, and honestly, that’s what it feels like, a family.”

Ahead of the release of Horseburner’s new album The Thief on 9th August on Ripple Music, stream and share new song ‘Hand of Gold, Man of Stone’ here – http://horseburner.bandcamp.com/track/hand-of-gold-man-of-stone

LIVE DATES (MORE DATES TBC):

2/8 – Richmond, VA – Wonderland
3/8 – Beckley, WV – Melody’s
23/8 – Athens, OH – Casa
24/8 – Youngstown, OH – Westside Bowl
25/8 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
27/8 – Canton, OH – Buzzbin
5/9 – Huntington, WV – V Club
6/9 – Johnson City, TN – Hideaway
7/9 – Charlotte, NC – Skylark
8/9 – Jacksonville, FL – Jack Rabbits
9/9 – Miami, FL – Las Rosas
11/9 – Savannah, GA – El Rocko
12/9 – Athens, GA – Caledonia Lounge
27/9 – Toronto, ON – Bovine Sex Club
5/10 – Pittsburgh, PA – Gooski’s
6/10 – Buffalo, NY – Electric Avenue
7/10 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Desperate Annie’s
11/10 – Brooklyn, NY – The Well
12/10 – Wilmington, DE – Oddity Bar
13/10 – Baltimore, MD – The Depot
29/11 –Marietta, OH – Adelphia

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.”

DEVIL’S WITCHES on Facebook | Bandcamp | Instagram

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

 

Oz Quartet ARROWHEAD Summon Spirits with the Release of COVEN OF THE SNAKE on RIPPLE MUSIC

Rising from the underground of Sydney’s stoner rock scene, the Arrowhead brotherhood fire an explosive, all killer/no filler triptych of volume, attitude and down-tuned grooves.

Hitting you harder than a Frank Frazetta-airbrushed panel van travelling at 100mph, Arrowhead is very much a band defined by the riffs that raised them. Fronted by guitar player, vocalist and chief songwriter Brett Pearl, Brett was brought up on a staple diet of classic rock with Hendrix, Zeppelin, Floyd and Sabbath rarely leaving the turntable. Joined by fellow purveyor of low-end grind is bass player/Viking Arron Fletcher, guitarist Raff Iacurto and living backbone of the band, Matt Cramp on drums.

With each member feeding into the Arrowhead-approved vision of hard rock reverie via Hollywood monsters and science fiction cinema, having paid their dues as a band since late 2009, following on from 2010’s Atomsmasher EP, their self-titled debut and 2016’s Desert Cult Ritual, the latest addition to the quartet’s quiver is new album, Coven of the Snake. An album that is equal parts venom and mysticism, and 100% blood-bound to steal your soul in the name of rock and roll.

Arrowhead’s Coven of the Snake is released on 12th July 2019 through Ripple Music. Stream and share ‘Coven of the Snake’ video below:

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