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Fox Medicine release new full length, Doom Candy
Fox Medicine’s style is lavishly plush and definitely bubble-gummy. Strings and vocals are credited to Neezy Dynamite, who delivers high-flying melodies and some downright nasty riffs. Drums and percussion are performed by Vanny Keeps. The doomy Portland, Oregon duo released their new single, Dream Car, ahead of their new album, Doom Candy, which dropped on April 14. Find all of their music on Bandcamp.
New stoner blues album from Rainbow Bridge
Italian rock trio, Rainbow Bridge, produce a wall of sound that falls somewhere between blues and electric psychedelia. They’ve got a heavy blues groove with a classic rock sound and psychedelic aura, dripping with awesome guitar effects and catchy vocals. Check these guys out if you’re into bands like early Sabbath, King Hobo, or Kamchatka. Their new album, Drive, was released in March.
Hermopolis releases new single, Pontic Winds
Hermopolis formed roughly 4,000 years ago in Upper Egypt. In present times, the group is reportedly building up a mystical and ritualistic doom-mension in Europe and have released their first two digital singles, Pontic Winds and Al-Qarafa. Check out the band’s linktree for access to all of their platforms and music.
Dozer is back with a new single and album announcement
Dozer is back after a decade since their last release. They announced their eighth album, Drifting in the Endless Void will drop on April 21. In the meantime, they have released a couple of new singles, Ex-Human, Now Beast and Dust For Blood. The influential Swedish stoner rock group are as heavy as ever, with some super crunchy riffs, precise drum work, and high flying vocals.
Sun Mass release massive, low-end heavy stoner rock album
Missouri’s Sun Mass is the instrumental stoner doom project of Taylor McKnight who performs all instruments, as well as production and mastering on his debut record. The album, There’s Nothing Here, is insanely bass heavy, with an immense and awe inspiring emphasis on the low end. It features some cool artwork by Pnyxartwork. This is the perfect doom album for headbanging on a road trip or grooving to on the sofa.
Saint Karloff’s new single, Psychedelic Man, from upcoming album, Paleolithic War Crimes
Oslo’s Saint Karloff has announced their third full length, Paleolithic War Crimes. If their new single, Psychedelic Man, is any indication, the album is going to be a serious headbanger. Huge riffs, infectious guitar hooks and vocals, and a groovy rhythm section, this track has it all. The Norwegian power trio is dedicating the album to bassist, Ole Sletner, who lost his battle with cancer in 2019. For fans of bands like Clutch and early High on Fire. Paleolithic War Crimes releases June 2.
New stoner influenced alternative rock from Ruff Majik
Ruff Majik is a four piece rock band from Johannesburg, South Africa. The group blends desert rock tendencies, alternative-rock vocals, some sizzly guitar work, and the occasional horror movie sound-byte, into their own unique blend of riffy action. Active since 2015, the group is set to release their sixth full length album in April. The record is called Elektrik Ram, and the group has released several promotional singles: Queen of the Gorgons, Cement Brain, Elektrik Ram, and She’s Still a Goth.
Necropolitan, the spaced-out new album by Green Yeti
Hailing from Athens, Greece, Green Yeti is a three piece stoner doom band that specializes in delivering spaced out doom metal with a particularly raw and live sound. Their new album, Necropolitan, features a brutally deep and sinister bass tone, paired with an epic sounding drumset. Complete with exploratory guitar riffs, tons of spacy interludes, and a variety of vocal styles, Green Yeti have produced yet another ripping album.
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