Tuesday, 12 December 2017

THE SHRIEKS FROM BELOW SHOW VOL 79 ~ Core of Destruction Radio 9/12/2017



The Shrieks From Below Podcast Show ~ Every Saturday @ 2pm cst, 3pm est, 9pm cet and 8pm UK

Got a new show lined up for Saturday 9/12/17 @ 2pm cst, 3pm est, 9pm CET and 8pm UK on Core of Destruction Radio​. As always, there is a mixture of new and old, slow and fast, cosmic and subterranean. It's an honour to be able to play tracks by.....

Band Order

High On Fire​
Orchid​
Somnuri​
Les Lekin​
Octopussy​
Dollar LLama​
Corrosion Of Conformity​
Interstelar​
Sepulchral Curse​
LODO​
Morta Skuld​
KAYLETH​

You can listen here http://theshrieksfrombelow.blogspot.co.uk/ or here http://www.coreofdestructionradio.com/ or via this link http://173.236.80.122:8100/listen.pls

Huge thanks as always to Jadd Shickler​ of Magnetic Eye Records​, Sheltered Life PR​ and the bands who support the show and have been kind enough to get in touch.

Bandcamp Links

High On Fire




Orchid




Somnuri





Les Lekin




Octopussy




Dollar Llama




Corrosion Of Conformity


Interstelar




Sepulchral Curse




Lodo




Morta Skuld


Kayleth


Monday, 11 December 2017

LEGBA ~ Necromance


Legba ~ Necromance

In Voodoo circles, Papa Legba is a spirit who stands at a spiritual crossroads and gives or denies permission to speak with the spirit world. It is believed he speaks every human language.

The language Legba speaks with their sophomore album 'Necromance' is the language of traditional doom, riven with a crystalline clarity that lacerates with every riff. This is an album of stark contrasts, not that dissimilar from last years self titled album, with the bone crunching heft of tracks such as 'Promise Me Sleep' intertwining with the soft blush of melody aided and abetted by the almost crooning vocals.

How 'Necromance' differs from last years release is that, although the direction the band has taken is something of a safer route, with a similar format to last years release, the tracks on this are consistently heavier. My one criticism of the self titled album is that the 'melodic' tracks, by and large, stay that way throughout. You're waiting in anticipation for something menacing to happen....but are left a little disappointed when the track passes you by without incident. However, as I mentioned earlier, on 'Necromance' each moment of serenity is stalked by the bearer of ill intent, that apex predator, the doom riff!

Remarkably, for a band that is relatively new ( although the band members have been  big hitters within the scene) they have released two albums in quick succession, both of supreme quality, I just feel that 'Necromance' although a very similar format to 'Legba' weaves far more complex tapestries throughout each song structure, nurturing the vision of that old voodoo spirit with the broad brimmed straw hat and a cane, guiding you from this world into Guinee.

'Necromance' is released 15/12/17







Tuesday, 5 December 2017

THE SHRIEKS FROM BELOW SHOW ~ No Safe Haven on Core of Destruction Radio 2/12/2017



The Shrieks From Below Podcast Show as played on Core of Destruction Radio every Saturday @2pm CST, 3pm EST, 9pm CET and 8pm UK


The Shrieks From Below - No Safe Haven, playing this Saturday 2nd December on Core of Destruction Radio @ 2pm cst, 3pm est, 9pm cet and 8pm Uk. Yeah that's right, no safe haven 'cos as usual with this show, everywhere you turn, your vestibular nerves are gonna get fried or squashed. This weekend I'm really excited to be playing a lot of new or pre release tracks from bands such as Damnation's HammerPsychic LemonLegbahammada and Somali Yacht Club, plus earlier releases from Funeral Tears and Darkroom, all proving that 2017 is ending with a bang and the flame of underground music will burn just as brightly in 2018.
You can listen here https://theshrieksfrombelow.blogspot.co.uk/ or here http://www.coreofdestructionradio.com/ or click this link http://173.236.80.122:8100/listen.pls Thank you so much to the bands for the opportunity to play such magnificent tracks and to Robustfellow for their continued support for The Shrieks From Below.
Band Order
Damnations Hammer
Funeral Tears
Psychic Lemon
Legba x2
Darkroom
Hammada
Somali Yacht Club

Band Order
Damnation's Hammer



Funeral Tears




Psychic Lemon




Legba




Darkroom




Hammada




Somali Yacht Club





Wednesday, 29 November 2017

THE SHRIEKS FROM BELOW VOL 77 ~ Core of Destruction Radio 25/11/17



The Shrieks From Below, As played on Core of Destruction Radio every Saturday @ 2pm CST, 3pm EST, 9pm CET and 8pm UK.

On this show Shrieks highlighted two new albums. The first was the immense, early Electric Wizard sounding Heráldica De Mandrake with a track from No Hay Caminos Cortos A la Libertad, and I played two songs from the new self titled album by Holyphant.

Band Order and Albums Used

Torche




Holy Mount




Abstracter





Heráldica De Mandrake





Oberon




Holyphant




Dirt Wizard




Deathstorm




Ufomammut





Wednesday, 22 November 2017

THE SHRIEKS FROM BELOW PODCAST SHOW VOL 76 - Core of Destruction Radio



The Shrieks From Below Podcast Show as played on Core of Destruction Radio every Saturday @ 2pm CST, 3pm Est, 9pm CET and 8pm UK


Continuing the trek across the USA, this weekend taking in bands from Washington State, including:
Samothrace
A Collection of Cyclops Skulls
Mortiferum
Bell Witch
Wounded Giant
Overgrown Tomb
Magnetic Circus
CAVURN

Band order and links to their Bandcamp pages

Samothrace



A Collection of Cyclops Skulls




Mortiferum




Bell Witch




Wounded Giant





Overgrown Tomb





Magnetic Circus




Cavurn


Tuesday, 21 November 2017

HERÁLDICA DE MANDRAKE ~ No hay caminos cortos a la Libertad (2017)


Heráldica de Mandrake - Chile

Four monumental tracks of doom, choked on asphyxiating fuzz. Clean vocals backed by a bludgeoning foundation of tectonic plate shifting bass. 

No hay caminos cortos a La Libertad is as heavy as it gets, harking back to the very early days of Electric Wizard. A churning maelstrom of riffs, crushing the spirit and bearing down the weight of the world on your shoulders. Occasionally, the dust dissipates offering respite from the suffocating vortex, but its only temporary before the mighty hand of tracks such as the 20 minute long 'La Doctrina de Los Saqueos, swats you away like chaff.



However, what I really like about this album is, that although lengthy, none of the four tracks are under ten minutes long, it doesn't fall into the pit of monotony, as lurking among the  bone crunching monoliths are swathes of stoner mist and brief moments of relative respite.

This release is limited to 100 copies in cassette format through Manifectation Prods




Sunday, 19 November 2017

EAGLE TWIN ~ The Unkindness of Crows



Eagle Twin ~ Salt Lake City, Utah

'The Unkindness Of Crows' (2009)

Eagle Twin's debut full length released via Southern Lord Recordings is a conjuration to the devourers of carrion.....the crow. Monosyllabic chants overlaid by devastating doom / sludge riffs, colossal drone warped and contorted by an infliction of fusion jazz.










Tuesday, 14 November 2017

THE SHRIEKS FROM BELOW VOL 75 - Core of Destruction Radio 11/11/2017



The Shrieks From Below Podcast Show on Core of Destruction Radio every Saturday @ 2pm CST, 3pm EST, 9pm CET and 8pm UK

Links to the awesome bands played on the show last weekend.

Hallow

The Brothers Keg






Drainage




Psychic High




Nonsun




Deaf Proof




Cough