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Art: In Return EP [VINYL]

Torche’s Ep ‘In Return’ with artwork by John Dyer Bailey. Released September 18 2007 on Robotic Empire.

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Spotify Playlist: 70s Style Stoner

Our 70s Style Stoner playlist has recently had a flurry of new subscribers on Spotify, so if your a dirty user yourself check it out and enter the stonesphere. It’s basically just a bunch of mordern-ish tunes with a retro twist. Graveyard, Astra, The Sword, Colour Haze and plenty more stoner rock/metal that shows vague  hints of 70s-era music is included. It’s a tight playlist with a loose concept.

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Kyng: Trampled Sun (2011 Album)

Our new contributor and bloody good mate Alex has provided us with this tasty little nugget of Mastodonic drums and fist-pumping riffs! Enjoy:

Whoever said that southern California was devoid of decent music?  Eddie Veliz, singer songwriter and champion of melodic riff making teams up with Tony Castaneda and drummer Pepe Clarke to form the unique and appealing Kyng.

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Horseback: Half Blood (2012 Album)

Horseback started back in 2004 and is the brainchild of Jenks Miller and was originally a solo project, but has since become various incarnations of a variety of players. With influences ranging from Swans, Tony Conrad, Junior Kimbrough and Neil Young, Horseback’s sound harks back to the golden era of Prog, in that; it contains musical passages in stark contrast with each other melded to form one overpowering piece but without losing any of the post-rock/ambient vibes. Perhaps though the key to Jenks’ distinct creation are his influences, as far ranging from the aforementioned bands to his love for the dark beauty of ambient/drone to the excesses of extreme metal. The outcome is something very trippy indeed, half way between a horror movie score and a stoner rock or metal album.

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