Archive for November, 2011

The Day After The Sabbath: Vol.56 – Freedom Of Yore Posted On line

Posted on Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

The Day After The Sabbath is a blog specialising in regular compilations of obscure heavy 60s and 70s rock. It’s Rich’ aim to reveal the secret world of bands that were inspired by the early psychedelic, doom and hard rock greats but were too short-lived, un-commercial or just plain unlucky to the gain the recognition that they probably deserved at the time. Download Vol.56: Freedom Of Yore HERE.


“This volume is dedicated to heavy 60s and 70s bands from the “the land of song”, Wales”
, says Rich, “I found that though the welsh rock family tree was quite incestuous during this period, it spawned some amazing talent. Historically, the band “Eyes Of Blue” seems to have been a very important starting point for a lot of this talent.

They lead directly to one of my favourite albums of all time, Ancient Grease’s “Women and Children First” (1970), from which I include the track ‘Eagle Song’. You may have noticed the glaring omission of a particular ornithologically-named band here, though I am sure most of you know them pretty well already…”

All my previous compilations from can be found at my BLOG and I’m sure any of you who are intrigued by the more obscure history of heavy rock will find a lot of great surprises.”

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Album of the day: Umberto – Prophecy Of The Black Widow (CD)

Posted on Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Praise for Umberto‘s Prophecy Of The Black Widow from San Francisco’s aQuarius Records: It’s about a month late for Halloween, but we’re still pretty thrilled that this Record Of The Week from last year is now available as a CD! Here’s what we said about the original vinyl version which […]

Album of the day: Noothgrush – S/T (Reissue 2011)

Posted on Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Lovingly pinched from The Sleeping Shaman: An interesting one, this; independent label Fuck Yoga have gotten their grubby mits on one of Noothgrush’s very first recordings – a self-recorded demo that was only ever released on a handful of cassettes – and are releasing it on limited edition CD and […]

The Guardian: Occult Rock – The Path of Darkness

Posted on Friday, November 25th, 2011

‘When you see TV footage of the 1960s or early 70s, going to a meeting of a coven was almost like going to a book club or a knitting class because it was that commonplace,” suggests Lee Dorrian. He’s the frontman of doom metal legends Cathedral, and someone who also […]

Album of the day: Boris – New Album

Posted on Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Lovingly pinched from Pitchfork: In recent years, Boris‘ self-mythologizing has been the most interesting part of their project. They’ve thrown plenty of curve balls since forming in 1992, but after 2005’s Pink, they sped up the shifts and got weirder. The trio is also more willing to revisit its past […]

Album of the day: Cathedral – Anniversary

Posted on Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Lovingly pinched from Headbang: For all the doom metal bands working right now, Cathedral is one of those acts that make many of their peers look like rank amateurs with every new record they put out. Latter-day innovators in a subgenre that’s arguably the most rigid in all of metal, […]

Metal Sucks: Into The Coven – Women of Occult Rock (by Kim Kelly)

Posted on Monday, November 21st, 2011

I suppose “occult rock” is a handy enough term for it, anyway; it’s easier than stringing together “70’s-influenced psychedelic doom rock” to describe the aural spells these wicked women weave. The Devil is bigger than ever (bigger than the Beatles!) and the chorus of converts singing his praises has grown […]

Album of the day: Iron Man – Generation Void (Re-release)

Posted on Monday, November 21st, 2011

Lovingly pinched from Doommantia: Generation Void was/is Iron Man’s third album that was originally was released in 1999 on Brainticket Records. Shadow Kingdom have already re-released the first two albums by this classic doom band from Maryland and now have finally done the same with Generation Void. Along with the […]

Album of the day: Aelter – III

Posted on Sunday, November 20th, 2011

Praise for Aelter‘s III from San Francisco’s aQuarius Records: We just reviewed the double disc reissue of Aelter I and II, a double CD reissue of two lps from this Wolvserpent / Pussygutt offshoot. The sound a sort of shoegazey dreamfolk blackdrone drift (as we described it in that review), so […]

Album of the day: Voivod – To The Death 84

Posted on Saturday, November 19th, 2011

Praise for Voivod‘s To The Death 84 from San Francisco’s aQuarius Records: The far out French-Canadian sci-fi metal institution Voivod, legendary geniuses at both raw punkish thrash and advanced psychedelic prog, recently brought us an excellent live album, Warriors Of Ice, their first recording without the presence of late, great […]

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