Archive for December, 2012

Give Us Your Favorite Albums of 2012

Posted on Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

Roadburn’s Album of the Day has become a tradition. Now that the year is drawing to a close, we here at Roadburn HQ want to invite our loyal readers, friends, associates and anyone who might have wandered in to help us compile a list of favorite records released in 2012.

The year was filled with tons of great doom, drone, psychedelica, heavy ’70s, space rock, post rock and avant-metal releases, and it will be interesting to see how it narrows down to 10 favorites.

Add your top 10 Roadburn-worthy albums to the comments section and we’ll do the rest. Please be sure to post your picks by Wednesday, January 2nd. We’ll unveil the final list for 2012 in the second week of the New Year.

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Elder: Live on ValleyHomegrown 2010 (Quality Audio & Video)

Posted on Friday, December 21st, 2012

Professionally filmed video footage of Elder‘s August 9th, 2010 performance at ValleyHomegrown, Pioneer Valley live music television can be seen below. Download the mp3s of the live show HERE, courtesy of Rich Aftersabbath. Elder is the definition of a work in progress, as the group continues to meld the familiar sounds […]

Baroness Share Video of John Baizley and Peter Adams Acoustic Performance

Posted on Monday, December 17th, 2012

Baroness‘s John Baizley and Pete Adams share an acoustic performance of ‘Stretchmarker’ down below. The clip, recorded in Baizley‘s Philadelphia art studio, marks the first performance the band members have shared since their horrific bus accident in August. “Simply put: it’s time to get back to it. Since my belated […]

Bongripper: Live at Roadburn 2012 Released As Digital Download

Posted on Friday, December 14th, 2012

Live at Roadburn 2012, the live album from Chicago’s instumental doom-hore Bongripper, is being released today via Roadburn Records over at Bandcamp. Bongripper – Live at Roadburn 2012, mixed and mastered by James Plotkin with post-production by the band’s very own Dennis Pleckham, will be released on LP (the entire the […]

The Day After The Sabbath Vol.81: Mild Grey Fog (Norway) Posted Online

Posted on Monday, December 10th, 2012

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 […]

Album of the day: Forgotten Tomb – …And Don’t Deliver Us From Evil

Posted on Sunday, December 9th, 2012

Lovingly pinched from Pitchfork: I’m slightly ashamed to say that, until earlier this year, I’d more or less written off Italy’s Forgotten Tomb as a gothy clone of the Swedish black metallers Shining. It took seeing a spellbinding live performance in Germany and the arrival of their latest album to […]

Album of the day: Troubled Horse – Step Inside

Posted on Saturday, December 8th, 2012

Praise for Troubled Horse‘s Step Inside from San Francisco’s aQuarius Records: The new, five years in the making Witchcraft album is indeed awesome. But OLD Witchcraft, we still love too of course. So how ’bout some new old Witchcraft, sort of, in the form of the long awaited full-length debut […]

Album of the day: Okkultokrati – Snakereigns

Posted on Friday, December 7th, 2012

Lovingly pinched from Teeth of the Divine: One of the better releases of late 2012, Snakereigns is a strong album overflowing with punk-laden black & roll rife with aggression and attitude. Sporting a meaty, angry sound and songs full of energy, the execution of Oslo’s Okkultokrati lies somewhere between vintage […]

Album of the day: Revelation – Inner Harbor

Posted on Thursday, December 6th, 2012

Lovingly pinched from The Sleeping Shaman: With all the doom metal also-rans that are lining up to bore the casual listener these days, you’d think that someone would have a crack at recapturing the spirit of Hellhound Records. Bar Pallbearer, who do a half decent Revelation impression, there really is […]

Album of the day: Tusmørke – Underjordisk Tusmørke

Posted on Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Lovingly pinched from Metal Underground: Underjordisk Tusmørke means “Subterranean Twilight” in Norwegian. As such, it’s no shocker that this is literally and metaphorically underground music. The charm lies in the fact that this isn’t just underground by 2012’s standards — this is underground by the standards of the late 1960s, […]