segunda-feira, 29 de maio de 2017

SonicBlast Moledo Festival lineup update

Get a load of this sick lineup for this year`s edition of SonicBlast Moledo in Portugal... definitely not for the faint of heart. Stepping up their game with the latest batch of announcements featuring Colour Haze (playing for the first time in the country), Acid King and Black Bombaim adding to an already insane lot of bands such as Kadavar, Orange Goblin, Elder, The Machine, The Well, Monolord, Yuri Gagarin and many others... SonicBlast has become one of the best festivals in Europe and Moledo a must visit place on the heavy psych itinerary.
You can check all the info on the links bellow:

SonicBlast Moledo 2017

terça-feira, 2 de maio de 2017

Mythic Sunship - Land Between Rivers (El Paraiso Records) Review

Art by Jakob Skott

I  know I have a lot of requests for reviews promised... but when Lord Jonas Munk, member of the luminaries Causa Sui and owner of the holy El Paraiso Records, sends you a message with a press pack of their next label release, one is obliged to wrap whatever the hell he´s doing and put everything else on hold.

Released last month by the danish label, in all formats, the newest offering by the quartet Mythic Sunship is nothing short of amazing. Land Between Rivers was captured in a wooden cabin in the north of Sealand, Denmark were the band secluded itself to solidify their unique sound furthered enhanced by the production of Mr. Munk.

Carving mind blowing jams with beautiful and intrinsic compositions, Mythic Sunship drinks from various ponds of music such as jazz, prog, kraut and space to produce mesmerizing music. With their own kind of shamanistic trance, angelic landscapes
slowly develop to heavy fuzz storms, grabing your mind and take a hold of your soul for a cosmic trip. Scintillating guitars, grounding thick bass lines and the gravitational drums coming all together in a stellar voyage!    

Tracks like
High Tide or Ophidian Rising (from their previous album) are timeless classics that will bring smiles 50 years from now, trust me! I stand by the comment made about a month ago, upon hearing the first single, that this guys could claim the title as one of the most exciting acts on the European Heavy Psych scene... and this great record proves the point.

Mythic Sunship
El Paraiso Records


quarta-feira, 26 de abril de 2017

Petyr`s debut album announcement

Petyr - S/T
San Diego`s newest sensation Petyr, a heavy psych band fronted by pro skater Riley Hawk, on guitar and vocals, with Holland Redd on guitar, Nick McDonnell on drums, and Luke Devigny on bass is gearing up to release their self-titled debut album via Outer Battery on May 19 and will be available on turquoise vinyl, CD and digital.

Petyr - S/T:
  1. Texas Igloo
  2. Middle Room
  3. Stairway to Attic
  4. Satori III
  5. Old and Creepy
  6. Kraft
  7. Three to Five
  8. Vambo/Buffalo Stampede

quinta-feira, 20 de abril de 2017

Harsh Toke + Joy @ Cave 45, Porto

About a week ago I went to Porto, on a much expected and needed road trip, to catch two of the most recent San Diego`s flag bearers on their exclusive show in the country. On the road to Roadburn and spreading the California Haze through the old continent, Joy and Harsh Toke joined forces for a loud & epic sesh at Cave 45, Porto.

Opening up the night with their trippy psychedelic blues, the power trio Joy didn´t take long to warm things up... For the first time in Europe, the band took us Under the Spell right away with a well oriented rhythmic section and a guitar dripping acid delta blues leaving us no choice but to Ride Along!

With a wild and incendiary performance the band took us cruising down So Cal, burning up asphalt on imaginary choppers loaded with a potent mix of psychedelic infused blues. The energy of the band live is electrifying with the songs coming at you at full speed one after another... a raw discharge of freedom rock without filters or restrains. Reaching the destination after a requested encore by the crowd, I got off quite greased up for the headliners.

Harsh Toke

The temperature was rising and so was the THC levels in the room, the beer was flowing like a river and everybody was ready for the return of Harsh Toke after their first european tour back in 2015. Accompanied this time by Nick McDonnell (from Petyr) on drums, the heavy psych quartet delivered the finest San Diego jams filled with the gnarly riffs, thick grooves and freak out solos that we all were expecting.

Sounding great and shredding heavier then ever, the experience gotten from the road is noticeable by how consistently the band is on stage and organic the show is... there´s never a dull moment and the dudes are always rippin! Between old classics and fresh jams; unreleased material or Roky Erickson covers, we got smoked! Faces were melted and minds were blown after a 2 hour blistering haze...
Half deaf and completely baked the only thing left to do is to grab a vinyl and stroll back to the motel with a huge fuckin smile on my face.

More pics from the show by my brother in arms Rodriguez, down bellow this video of the band playing at Roadburn.

Happy 4/20 & Welcome to Hazy Nebula

Happy 4/20

Welcome to Hazy Nebula fellow space travellers!