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November 3rd: For all you Cambridge/Boston people – Small Stone is having a showcase at RADIO!! in Somerville, which frigging rules.  Lo-Pan, Freedom Hawk, Gozu, and more.  If you are in that area, you cannot miss it.

 

The Falconer: Wizardry (NYC) (0:28-5:25)

 

(Wizardry is 80‘s thrash, doom and black metal)

 

(Kind of lame back and forth evil and nice vocals – but the vocalist is Russian, so you got to let that shit go; but beyond that, kickass musicians – guitarists and electric violin)

 

Desert of Sad: Hung (NYC) (6:17-10:42)

 

(Hooded Menace with a new album on Relapse – I will play that as soon as I get it – it sounds awesome)

 

(Fen’s new album is the worst)  

 

(2 piece Azoic is influenced by black metal and being in Iceland or something – very technical playing in a very rich dense background)

 

Wisdoms Prayer: Azoic (Iceland) (11:24-15:16)

 

(Year of No Light’s new album Nord is acclaimed to be like the Cure playing sludge, yay?)

 

Par Économie pendant la crise on Éteint la lumière au bout du tunnel: Year of No Light (France) (15:40-21:15)

 

(Ladybird has enough dirty tempo changes to keep this real – give it a chance through the slowness)

 

Gone Away: Ladybird (Arizona) (21:34-29:26)

 

(From Beyond is influenced by Hawkwind and Blue Cheer, a pinch of space)

 

The Heavy Wait: From Beyond (Houston) (30:15-36:30)

 

(Thenn is, throaty)

 

Threshing the Golden Fields: Thenn (Indiana) (36:36-40:01)

 

(Gloomy cold states means aggressive smart music?)

 

Wytches: Maeth (St. Paul) (40:16-45:03)

 

(In a dramatic turn of events, 2 members of Radio Moscow defected and created a 70’s blues band Blues Pills that will play in Roadburn 2013)

 

 Bliss: Blues Pills (Sweden) (45:23-48:57)

 

Philadelphia, and then a dude from Sadgiqacea?  Yeah, this is going to be good)

 

Remember, That in Order to Allow the Separation from Time We Chose to Create the Suffering That Lies Before Us. We Deserve it: Ominous Black (Philadelphia) (49:54-56:41)

 

(Sula Bassana is another German noise soundscape trippy project by Dave Schmidt, ala Electric Moon fame – and with that, see you next week!!!)

                                                                                                                   

Departure: Sula Bassana (Germany) (57:19-end)

 

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Hooked: Dopethrone (Montreal) (0:28-6:29)

 

(Dopethrone, one of my best of 2011 just came out with a new album)

 

(Southern Lord’s Xibalba will take you into a hardcore mosh pit)

 

Cold: Xibalba (California) (7:02-13:19)

 

(Summoner is “rock with space”, real vocals and the guitarist JAMS)

 

Across Iron Fields: Summoner (Boston) (13:37-18:36)

 

(Column of Heaven is kind of something you have never heard before – weird, technical, fuzz, noise)

 

Entheogen: Column of Heaven (Toronto) (18:51-21:36)

 

(Reverend Bizarre is one of my favorite Finnish bands, which says a lot.  They no longer exist, but have reissued another album.  Just go get all their albums.  Their members are also in Lord Vicar)

 

The Devil Rides Out: Reverend Bizarre (Finland) (22:02-28:09)

 

(Diesel King does a compelling take on sludge – a superior blend of great riffs that pound into your brain; from their new EP)

 

The Ancient And The Nameless: Diesel King (London) (29:05-34:19)

 

(Mos Generator will be touring with St. Vitus and have a new album in October - dirty southern rock blues) 

 

Opium Skies: Mos Generator (Port Orchard, Washington) (34:41-39:21)

 

(Jess and the Ancient Ones is joining the other doom bands led by ladies – the next song is one of the “prettier” songs from the album; the vocals are fantastic)

 

The Devil (in G-minor): Jess and the Ancient Ones (Finland) (39:53-43:47)

 

(Another sci-fi occult 70’s jammy album from Ice Dragon)

 

Maximum Trip: Ice Dragon (Boston) (44:36-49:47)

 

(Feuerzeug are Swiss rockers with a lot of young rock energy, great vocals – not for the brutal fan)

 

Magma, Lava and Burned Karma: Feuerzeug (Switzerland) (50:02-56:08)

 

(Finnish record label Svart Records is releasing Bedemon’s new album in October.  They started the new record in 2002, but guitarist Randy Palmer was killed in a car accident.  Bedemon is an offshoot of Pentagram and had albums in the 70’s.  This next song is from the 70’s, but they haven’t changed much – excuse the quality)

 

Serpent Venom: Bedemon (Virginia, 1974) (57:16 – end)

 

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Upcoming Shows (see Show 40 for upcoming shows too!!):
 
Before I forget, here are some local bands coming up:
The Turks: August 24th at the Hemlock
Cutthroats 9: August 25th at Benders
Oh, and I forgot this on my last list: Gypsyhawk (AAAAH!!): September 10th at the Elbo Room
 
Let me know if you want me to put your show in my list.
 
 
Let It Be The Devil: Compel (South Carolina) (0:28-7:21)

 

(Compel from South Carolina is swamp rock, 2 piece gritty dirty and loud)

 

(Just saw Agalloch live, they have gone beyond gorgeous landscapes like their forefathers Isis: black, epic, big sound, post-punk bass lines and classic metal, it was one of the best bands and best shows I have seen in a long time)

 

(Toronto’s Indian Handcrafts are a power-duo, rich also in variety, this next song also has a cool garage-sound to it)

 

Red Action: Indian Handcrafts (Toronto) (8:36-11:45)

 

(Magic Circle is the epitome of fun: modern beer metal, the blues of 70’s rock, the emotion and nostalgia of 80’s metal – you can’t miss) 

 

Magic Circle: Magic Circle (Boston) (12:18-19:50)

 

(Hear any YOB in this? I do, and they are hot irish dudes, come on.  Faster and crunchier than the usual sludge) 

 

Plastic Lung: Rites (Ireland) (20:21-27:55)

 

(Natur is an example of the awesome new trend of integrating the 80’s metal sound, those high-vocal emotions, but with their own complex groovy riffs, and their lyrics crack me up)

 

Spider Baby: Natur (NY) (29:03-34:28)

 

(Vintage English doom from female-led Alunah)

 

White Hoarhound: Alunah (Birmingham, England) (34:49-40:10)

 

(Xozo, pronounced Chozo, is hardcore and speed mixed beautifully to an epic sludge landscape)

 

Lookback: Xozo (Maryland) (40:31-46:36)

 

(Noise band Locrian fits all our weirdo horror movie-esque needs in music)

 

Augury in an Evaporating Tower: Locrian (Chicago) (47:14-53:48)

 

(I am selfish and have to play a song from a Demonic Death Judge album that I didn’t know about before, and they are one of my favorite bands, so there you go; please listen to the whole song, as this band is seriously one of the best ones out there right now)

 

Fire In The Eyes: Demonic Death Judge (Finland) (54:25-ENDDDUH)
 
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Happy summer and fall!  It is a beautiful season of shows.
Upcoming Shows:
August 11th: Agalloch at the Great American
August 30th: Quest for Fire at the Independent
September 10th: Gypsyhawk at the Elbo Room
September 21st: YOB at Brick and Mortar (it is driving me CRAZY that I am missing my favorite band, I will be in NYC seeing Afghan Whigs, ok ok, not too bad)
September 21-23: All Tomorrow's Parties in NYC, featuring Afghan Whigs
September 29th: Mike Scheidt and Scott Kelly will be playing at the Hemlock, so I will be seeing Mike in one way or another.
October 9th: St. Vitus at the Independent, who will be kicking off their tour in September.  
November 7-8: Afghan Whigs at the Fillmore
 

Local band Orchid has been signed onto Nuclear Blast, not sure what it means when a band that I like gets a larger label.  But they will be coming out with some new songs this year and a new album in 2013.  Hopefully they will play in some small venues in San Francisco in the meantime. I am kind of getting sick of getting gouged by mid to large venues.


I made this show watching the Wrath of Khan and Curiosity landing on Mars and reading articles about Pussy Riot, so a simultanous joy, wonder and anger at it all.  

 

Chain up the Masses: Sons of Tonatiuh (Atlanta) (0:28-4:55)

 

(New favorite band Sons of Tonatiuh on GREEN VINYL from All that is Heavy; they are so crushingly badass)

 

(Tennessee drinks black sludgy water; Brother Ares will make you headbang and believe in the Tennessee way)

 

Brother Ares: Brother Ares (I fucking love Tennessee now) (5:47-13:40)

 

(True bio of Gorgantherron: In 1968 a top secret military mission launched (3) chimpanzees into space for data for future expeditions, the vessel was playing an endless loop of Black Sabbath’s Master of Reality and the first 2 iron maiden albums. 1972 was the last time communication was sent from the vessel.  In early 2010, scientists tracked an unknown object travelling through space into rural Indiana, where they were shocked to see the same vessel from 1968.  Nothing was found inside.  Months later, three men claimed to be the chimps, that they had been found by an advanced alien race who were disappointed in Earth humans, and changed the chimps into stunningly handsome men educated in guitar, bass and drums and listened to metal for years.)

 

Mothra: Gorgantherron (Indiana) (14:56-19:14)

 

(Godzilla Black is confusing experimental noise for weirdos)

 

Burning Wires: Godzilla Black (London)(19:34-23:58)

 

(Oregon is full of weirdos hiding in forests in cloaks being weird and screaming or something)

Umbilicus: Hell (Oregon)(24:13-32:06)

 

(Chicago’s Earthen Grave is like, popular or something, they have a chick on the violin and make good beer drinking rock)

 

Fallen: Earthen Grave (Chicago)(33:08-40:17)

 

(I picture myself right up front slamming my fist in the air to this live show, YET another awesome French band, Mudbath, and they have funny song titles)

 

Loserwood: Mudbath (Avignon, France)(40:35-46:47)

 

(Serpentine Path is Unearthly Trance + Electric Wizard but does not sound like Electric Wizard, WAY more evil; this song starts off slow but goes into its death metal roots)

Depravity: Serpentine Path (NY) (47:43-54:00)

 

Next up is some grindcore from Cellgraft, this is the longest song in their album, super speed and brutality, of course, from Florida.  If you don’t like them, it doesn’t matter, it is 16 seconds long.

 

False Sequence of Value: Cellgraft (Florida) (54:09-54:25)

 

(Telestrion are in spacesuits flying through the air, waving at you as you rock your fists out to their groove)

 

(As my friend Russ would say, Free Pussy Riot)

 

Molecule: Telestrion (Atlanta)(54:53-end)

 

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Phobos/Deimos: The Legion of Doom (U.K.) (0:28-5:35)

 

(Gawd, is it already August; starting off the set with THREE English bands)

 

(The Legion of Doom just reunited for a tour last year; looooow heavy sound with beautiful guitar)

 

(Black Moth has badass emotional female lead vocals and an intelligent band to envelop it perfectly)

 

Honey Lung: Black Moth (U.K) (6:33-11:41)

 

(Meadows is brutal, with hardcore influence and technical guitar riffs that break it all up)

 

The Head of Henry Grey: Meadows (Suffolk, England) (12:00-17:44)

 

(GRAVEYARD!! With new album this fall)

 

(Naam have a pretty new EP with stuff like the piano in this psychedelic and spacey sound)

 

Lands Unknown: Naam (Brooklyn) (18:13-23:08)

 

(Switzerland’s Shever is all girl, all badass.  Again, a female-led band that has a little more thought than aggression)

 

Je Suis Nee: sHever (Switzerland) (23:33-30:48)

 

(Sorceress members also in Dead Branches; they are an instrumental band that when you think they are going too melodic, completely change up their sound; good proggy input)

 

Lung Wings: Dead Branches (Ontario) (32:03-35:55)

 

(Witchcraft!! new album Legend in September)

 

(Budapest’s Grizzly is sexy bluesy whiskey sound rock)

 

Dead for fifty-two hours: Grizzly (Budapest) (36:27-40:50)

 

(Neurosis and Wolves in the Throne influence Battle Path, but they branch out of dark black music, more complex than just black metal)

 

Closer: Battle Path (Tennessee) (41:12-47:54)

 

(Black Hole of Calcutta is grind with a lot of hardcore, but great riffs for any metal head to appreciate even if there is a scary mosh pit)

 

Myth of Progress: Black Hole of Calcutta (Portland/Seattle) (48:43-54:07)

 

(Listen to MUSIC jerks)

 

(Groove sludge from Denver In the Company of Serpents, also home to the mighty Broncos) 

 

Dirtnap: In the Company of Serpents (Denver) (54:46-end)

 

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