Sunday, 23 October 2016


Dani : Guitar, slide guitar, backing vocals.
Fede : Drums

What the band says: 

"Groove and psychedelic atmospheres, liquid and full guitar solos, rich bass lines, and hypnotic drums. A rush into sidereal space in a vortex of sound that moves between rock blues, and a dose of drugged/spaced psychedelia."

"The trip will take you over"

'2' remains my favourite Deadpeach release to date, 2015's 'Arum' is good, but as an instrumental album, I find it to be more restricted in what it can do than this. Released in 2011, '2' is unusual in the fact that, although principally a stoner album, there are a variety of influences. The bedrock of the album is desert rock based, but rather than sounding parched all the way through, there is succour from the interspersed saturation of fuzz, and the intermittent use of the wah wah pedal. 

The first half of the album scuttles along at full throttle sounding as sharp as a rattlesnake strike, and it isn't until the fourth track, the oasis amongst the bone dry brush, 'Il Mattino' that Deadpeach demonstrate their willingness to experiment a little, leave that dusty old road, and lay on a little groove ('Nel Bosco') some boogie('L'Ora') and even the indie tainted 'Le Scarpe Nuove' all held together by a web of stinging guitar solos. '2' even closes with a homage to the sitar sound ('Bombay')

Thankfully, and in spite of their niche within the stoner scene, Deadpeach are no Kyuss, Fu Manchu or Monster Magnet clones. Instead, with this album in particular, the band cleverly meshes the desert sound within a fabric of psychedelia, 70's vintage rock, contradicting a modern indie vibe.

Thursday, 20 October 2016

THE SHRIEKS FROM BELOW VOL 32 - Grip of Delusion Radio - 22/10/16

The Shrieks From Below - Playing each Saturday @3pm EST, 9pm CET and 8pm UK

This weeks show - 22/10/16

A few exclusive pre release tracks playing this weekend from Domkraft and Headless Kross, plus recent releases from Year of the Cobra, and Bloodnut. The oldest track is by Deadpeach from their 2011 desert/stoner rock album '2'

Thanks to 

Jadd Shickler- Magnetic Eye Records
Lisa Coverdale - Hold Tight PR

Running Order:

Phlefonyaar - Usual creepy intro
Headless Kross
Bloodnut x2
Year of the Cobra
Domkraft x2
Year of the Cobra
Headless Kross

Sunday, 16 October 2016

ORGY OF SWINES - Son of Dick Punch

Orgy of Swines is from New South Wales,  Australia, and consists of:

The Hinge
The Linger

What the band says - "Orgy of Swines has been described as an acrid abomination of bloody ass maggots and corpse juice. With greying beards and swollen prostates, they mash together a dark cacophony of death metal, grind and post 70's sleasecore."

When writing a review, sometimes it can be difficult to search for that elusive word you're looking for when trying to describe an album and do it justice. When commenting on an Orgy of Swines release, 'subtlety' is one word you definitely DONT need, these guys are living on the edge of the precipice. 

Grind is my dirty little secret. I can listen to it, not often, but when the riffs are fat and greasy, as they are on 'Son of Dick Punch', then it transports me, in my mind, to the abattoir, chainsaw in hand and up to my elbows in offal. On this album, as with their other releases, Orgy of Swines just manage to hold everything together, by the flimsiest of sinew, lumbering from one near disaster to the other, leaving carnage in its wake. The opener, 'Key of Fucktard' is a case in point. Starting with the buzzing of flies over the sound of grating metal, the recording quality sounds really poor and tinny, until 54 seconds in, the cacophony of blastbeats and gore soaked riffs churn from the speakers. Then you realise that Orgy of Swines has just been fucking with you, and the carnage is really about to start. The further you crawl into 'Son of Dick Punch' the more punch drunk you become. There used to be a programme on TV called 'Bumfights' in which two hobo's, drunk on meths or whatever, were pitted against each other in a no holds barred fight. 'Son of Dick Punch' is the aural equivalent. It is the swill, scooped off the floor after a joint Napalm Death/ Pig Destroyer recording session, tied together by tendons ripped from the remaining carcass, and the glutinous remains presented to us on a platter

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

THE SHRIEKS FROM BELOW PODCAST SHOW - Grip of Delusion Radio 15/10/2016

The Shrieks From Below - Playing on Grip of Delusion Radio each Saturday @3pm EST, 9pm CET and 8pm UK

Two very contrasting styles of music being played on The Shrieks From Below this weekend. The odd one out will be a couple of tracks from an album I recently discovered, by New Hampshire stoner, psych punks Monk, and I'll be starting the show with one of those tracks. 

The bulk of this weekends show will be shared between the blistering 70's hard rockers from Scotland Hair of the Dog, and two tracks from the slightly more laid back, but infinitely interesting and enjoyable proggy stoner vibes of Silverleaf. Both have beautifully crafted vinyl about to be released from the excellent and very varied label Kozmik Artifactz

To temper these delightful tracks, I will be, once again, diving headfirst into a vat of  shit with three grinding tracks from Aussies Orgy of Swines, and to crush the remaining soul from the show I have songs from Ockultist and Jagged Mouth.

My time travelling escapades have brought back a classic track from Orchid

Running Order

Orgy of Swines
Hair of the Dog
Orgy of Swines
Hair of the Dog
Jagged Mouth
Orgy of Swines


Sunday, 9 October 2016

BRAIN POLICE - Brain Police

Brain Police is

Jon Bjorn Rikardsson - Drums
Gunnlaugr Larusson - Guitar
Hardur Stefannson - Bass
Jens Olafsson - Vocals

From the fuzz drenched guitar, clean, powerful vocals, and neck snapping groove, it's quite obvious that Brain Police, from Iceland, are right to be described first and foremost, as a stoner rock band, and, indeed, are frequently compared to stoned wasters, Fu Manchu. That's fair enough, but there are subtle differences between this band, and their Californian compadres. For one thing, Brain Police don't sound as though they spend their days with both feet firmly rooted to a surf board, looking for the next big wave, all bleached hair and brilliant white teeth, instead the lower tuned guitar, and slightly slower tempo of most of the tracks, invokes images of dirt and quad bikes careering across the volcanic tundra, the tang of two - stroke fuel assailing the nostrils. Still highly enjoyable, but less environmentally friendly. In fact, the more I listen to this album, the more Gonga, springs to mind.

There are thirteen tracks on offer on 'Brain Police' that race along (despite the slower tempo- this is stoner rock after all) and each one is guaranteed to keep the listener nodding their head in appreciation. Admittedly, there is nothing new here, but each track contains more grooves than a thousand years old lava flow, and there are thankfully, no fillers. 

Most of the grizzly old stoners who know and love the scene, will be familiar with Brain Police, but, for anyone out there new to the genre, and are keen to discover more, then this S/T album is the perfect place to start.

Thursday, 6 October 2016

THE SHRIEKS FROM BELOW SHOW VOLUME 30 - Grip of Delusion Radio 8/10/2016

The Shrieks From Below, as played on Grip of Delusion Radio each Saturday @ 3pm EST, 9pm CET and 8 pm UK.

Not too much new stuff being played this Saturday, Simulacro, being the only band, courtesy of Roberto Mura of Third I Rex Label, so you can guess, coming from him, this is top notch atmospheric, post - black metal. Instead, I'm playing a few older 'classics' starting off with a track from Brain Police. There is more of a stoner theme this week, with something from Sun Mammuth, and a track from an awesome, but obscure album by Engine V. Ensuring that things don't get too comfortable, I'll be playing some old school death metal from Coffin Lust, sludge from Eyehategod, and a dark, swirling, psychedelic doom song by Russian band Septic Mind. We can all shed a tear alongside Officium Triste, and have our brains fried by Dark Earth. I haven't played anything by Pantera for a long while, so I've remedied that with something off 'A Vulgar Display of Power'


Band Order

Phlefonyaar - Usual creepy intro
Brain Police
Dark Earth
Engine V
Officium Triste
Coffin Lust
Sun Mammuth
Septic Mind

Monday, 3 October 2016

A DAY OF PIGS - Lecherous (2007)

A Day Of Pigs is from New Jersey, USA and the bands consisted of:

TJ - Bass
Bill Belford (ex Solace) - Drums
Steve Silberg - Guitars
Kevin LeBlanc - Vocals

Often described as a sludge band, a little hastily in my opinion, 'Lecherous' by A Day of Pigs is still a  a worthy addition to any Eyehategod fan's collection. The band included one time member of Solace, Bill Belford, and I can hear definite leanings towards that band, albeit with a much harsher sound, particularly if you include the angry and very pissed off vocals of Kevin Leblanc. However, with 'Lecherous'  A Day Of Pigs don't restrict themselves to an all out stoner sound, and by and large forego the usual fuzz normally associated with the stoner genre, instead 'Lecherous' contains a myriad of all that is good within the underground scene today. For example, I'm now listening to the  track 'The Lions Cry' , and from a beginning drenched in doom reverb, the track morphs into something that wouldn't be out of place on Metallica's 'Ride the Lightning' album.

The album 'Lecherous' is a toughie to find, and doesn't break any rules, but for anyone into 'stoner' bordering on doom and maybe a touch of hardcore and sludge, then it is worth finding the time to track this album down.