Torche’s Ep ‘In Return’ with artwork by John Dyer Bailey. Released September 18 2007 on Robotic Empire.
The last of the original thirteen American colonies to become officially part of the USA, Georgia used to famous only for its peaches and peanuts but since the turn of century has begun kicking out some of the most talented and innovative metal bands on the scene today. Georgia is the home of southern rock and blues tinged Sludge, a particular subgenre style that has risen from obscurity into the alternative mainstream with the rise and rise of bands such as Baroness and Mastodon.
This southern groove resonates particularly strongly with the metalreceptors deep in the AdrenoCraniums of this site, and to break the tension caused by all the excitement and suspense surrounding the upcoming Baroness release we’ve been delving deeper into some of their contemporaries and come across some interesting fellows by the name of Light Pupil Dilate.
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.
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.
Neurosis are putting the finishing touches to their as-yet-untitled new album, due for release in autumn 2012. More to follow.
The second single from Baroness’ forthcoming album ‘Yellow and Green’ is available for streaming at Pitchfork Media the tune highlights the continuing evolution of the band’s sound. The song its self is melodic and catchy but lacks any real progression. Interesting track nonetheless.