Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Death Row - Alive in Death

Death Row, as far as I know the band was established by Joe Hasslevander, who played drums for Pentagram in 1978 till 1980 or something like that, then made Death Row afterwards with Victor Griffin. Once Bobby Liebling join the band, he started convincing the band to change their name to Pantagram. Which, of course, happen. Thus them re-doing old Pentagram songs. If that never happen, Pentagram, would of been CROAKED forever I believe.

They're apparently doing a reunion in Europe right now, playing at such festivals as Roadburn but without bobby Liebling . Which struck me as lame,however it's nice to see them together again. And hope in the near future they a do reunion with Bobby. In the meantime it doesn't seem much of Reunion without him.

Anyway, these are some ugly,raw recordings from The Death Row Era. Disc 1 has their Knoxville, Tennessee. Sept. 3, 1982. live show with the ghoulish track called, Committed to Vengeance, which was sadly never released for some odd reason that's beyond my knowing.

Disc 2 CD2: 1981, first Death Row jam, except tracks 7-9, 1983 demo. The first 6 tracks on this side are instrumental, three of them are sabbath covers, and the last 3 tracks are golden. I've been totally wired on the song, Whore. A classic. I believe the track wasn't released either.


Here it is!!


Saturday, December 12, 2009

Bong Albums!!


I just recently stumbled across this wicked band. Their sound is whipped into Sleep - dopesmoker era. Enchanting prolong speeches, repetitive patterns. A dreary atmosphere with a fuzzed out guitar. But they have that strange looking instrument that provides them with a twist, coming off as a original band. Something new

Bong - Bethmoora


Bong - Bong

Pass: Robixxx

Friday, December 11, 2009

High on fire - Frost Hammer (New Track)

A Brutish Attack from High On Fire

I've met Jeff Matz before, after their gig at Eds in edmonton, roughly a year ago. I was outside eds's, in the parking lot at the time, drinking with friends. Then I spotted Jeff matz by his tour bus, I waved at him with a bottle of beer in my hand, he waved back. Shortly after, he came towards us, as I recall, and sat down with us and mingled. I remember him saying, "Matt pike is going back more to his Sleep roots with our newer album" or something like that. And I found that to be interesting.

Anyway, the new album sounds interesting. I have good expectations for it.

Lost Breed - Wino Daze

So I figure a lot of people never knew Wino did a demo with, Lost Breed. Hell, I didn't even know about this until a couple of months ago. I've been totally wired on it lately. Anyway, He only did Vocals for the band. But, as always, they're solid. This is some awesome traditional Doom at its sheer finest. INDULGE YOURSELF!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Electric Wizard – Supercoven Vinyl Re-Releases
First time official re- release.

Nice Gatefold-Sleeve. Ready to go to the pressing plant !!!

This prompted me with a huge amount of stokedness once I saw it. And I can't wait to get a copy of it when it's released. It's , after all, one of my favorite albums and my introduction to Electric Wizard. Personally, I think it's their best. The album is mind-bending, no question. Twisted Psychedelic Doom, that beats the weak to splinters.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Randy Holden - Population ii

As far as I know Randy Holden was in Blue Cheer for a short period of time, he made New! Improved! Blue Cheer with them. Which certainly doesn't come to par with their previous albums. I found it boring. I've listened to it several times, never grasped me. After that, he left. Subsequently making his solo career, which lead him to make one of the finest Heavy Rock albums of his era, with the rippest feed-back I have ever heard.

Indeed! It's a wicked album. He totally mastered the feed-back. & Heavy Rock for that matter. He was like no other in his era.

I just ordered this on vinyl. It should give my collection a nice leverage when it arrives.

Randy Holden - Population ii

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Earthride - S/T EP

I recently got plunged into Earthride binge, mostly listening to their S/T ep on my binge. It's their debut. I have immense LOVE for it . I think they stirred up a strong Saint Vitus influence here, particularly in the Scott Reager's era. Which is fuckin' fantastic, especially the roughness it brings.

The other night, in my basement, alone. I decided to crank it up, as loud as it can go, without breaking the speakers. Once the needle landed, I got blown away, by the hellish sound. And that's what Earthride does, they blow you away with their hellish sound. But shit, When it comes to maryland Heavy/Doom these days, Eartride easily takes the lead.

If you're either a Saint vitus, Pentagram, or The Obsessed fan. Or all. This is certainly a EP for you.

Oh fuck, Earthride is making a New Album. This should be a good release, as usual.
We are going in the studio this weekend to start on Something Wicked !! I will update everyone on the progress !Sherman

The Quote Of The Month

"Music has always been a matter of energy to me, a question of Fuel. Sentimental people call it Inspiration, but what they really mean is Fuel. I have always needed fuel. I am a serious consumer. On some nights I still believe that a car with the gas needle on empty can run about fifty more miles if you have the right music very loud on the radio."

Hunter S. Thompson. A quote, from a heavy writer.

Saint Vitus- Brooklny- Born Too Late

One of my clearest memories of the Saint Vitus live reunion at NYC,Brookyln was when they played, Born Too Late. Simply because of Dave Chandler's trademark in the song. And just how it starts off with the open riff, while Chandler does his sardonic facial expressions to the crowd.

During the middle of the song, he eventually places the guitar up & behind him , hitting the strings rapidly. Near the end, wino shouts out, Fuck you, and chandler begins, getting crazed over his guitar, doing some vicious feed-back. Finally, Chandler lifts the guitar towards his mouth, bites on it, skids up & down the neck of guitar feverishly with his Teeth - to Grit. Once he placed his guitar down, him & Mark Adams lash together to make the V with their guitars. Ending the show.

It was an awesome show indeed. In retrospect, it was the best show I have ever seen.