Archive for the ‘2012’ Category
Posted on Friday, March 22nd, 2013
Lovingly pinched from Meatmeadmetal: When one thinks of heavy metal and rock that originates from Norway, many people probably will think of the murderous black metal scene of the early ’90s and the subsequent bands that came from that land ever since. And probably Vikings. Would you be willing to amend that thinking to add smoking, trippy psychedelic rock?
Not that the land is devoid of that kind of thing, but it’s not all that common that a band like High Priest of Saturn comes into the night and sets up their canopy of mind alteration. Their self-titled debut album, out on Svart, might make you think more of the late ’60s and early ’70s than right here and now, and probably would have been right at home on the Rise Above label, where this type of music seems to flourish. But Svart’s done really well with this type of music, too, as Jess and the Ancient Ones stand as a good example, and they snapped up this band following their 2011 demo.
Added to High Priest of Saturn’s witchy, ritual-setting sound is a heaping help of classic doom that mixes in perfectly and gives the band’s music an extra punch.
This album would be a great choice if you plan to spend the evening indoors, with little to no lights, trying to even out your senses after a busy week. You can add any number of mind-soothing substances to the mix and find that these four songs (combined they last over 40 minutes) are what you need to help you float away and sort out all the little things.
Yes, there are dark, foreboding moments as well, as one should expect from any band that mixes doom into their work, but for the most part, that’s just there to help you see ghosts and demons, not be swept up by them. Make sense? It will if you spend time with the music.
Posted on Sunday, January 13th, 2013
Lovingly pinched from AllMusic: Recorded live in December 1972 and released the following year, Space Ritual is an excellent document of Hawkwind‘s classic lineup, underscoring the group’s status as space rock pioneers. As the quintessential “people’s band,” Hawkwind carried ’60s countercultural idealism into the ’70s, gigging constantly, playing wherever there […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]