Wednesday, 31 October 2018

DIRGE ~ Ah Puch (2018)



Dirge ~ Ah Puch

Any band which enlists the help of Sanford Parker ( Yob, Eyehategod, Pelican) and Brad Boatright ( Sleep, High On Fire, Bell Witch) to produce their debut album, has every intention of causing maximum discomfort to the Temporal Lobes of any unsuspecting victim who happens by this immense release.

Dissonant guitars that not only suck marrow from bone, but also scythe with vitriolic glee, backed by primal drums and anguished vocals, make for toxic atmosphere under a canopy of oppression. There really is everything here for the connoisseur of heavy metal extremity, from the disconcerting hateful sludge of Grief and Iron Monkey, shackled under the yoke of goliathan waves of doom, to the culmination of the final track 'Corpse Of Cortez' which has become my favourite track of the album, a destructive harbinger of  annihilation that will make you weep with fear under a smoking, churning, canopy of death.

Heavy music, particularly the extreme kind, is bubbling nicely in the sub continent at the moment, but in my opinion this area of the globe is set to became a new force, and Dirge has everything it takes to be right at the forefront.


Saturday, 20 October 2018

THE SHRIEKS FROM BELOW SHOW ~ Vol 123 (21/10/18 )



The Shrieks From Below Podcast Airs on The Shrieks From Below Radio, Hand Of Doom Radio and Downtuned Radio and Magazine.


This Sunday, a new show crawls out from under its rock, playing brand new songs from some of the relevant new releases of the week. As always there is something for everyone .The show starts with the deathsludge of Dirge and ends with the hardcore influenced Dead Witch. There's pretty much everything in between.
Listen at these times
Listen here SUNDAY https://theshrieksfrombelow.blogspot.com/ 2pm cst, 3pm est, 9pm cet and 8pm UK

MONDAY - Hand Of Doom 2pm cst, 3pm est, 9pm cet, 8pm UK. 10pm eet.For details of how to tune in http://www.handofdoomradio.com/how-to-tune-in
TUESDAY Downtuned Magazine & Radio 8:00pm EET/EEST 7:00pm CET 6:00pm UK 1:00pm EST/EDT
THURSDAY - Downtuned Magazine & Radio @ 2am EET 1am CET, 7pm EST, 8PM South America 12pm UK Listen here LISTEN @ https://tinyurl.com/Downtuned-Radio
Thanks for the continued support of Qabar - Extreme Music PR( Dirge), Inverse Records (Black Lotus), Sheltered Life PR (Castle ) Cardinal Fuzz (Velvet Elevator - Vinyl) Kozmik Artifactz ( Mountain Dust, Brujas Del Sol, Hair Of The Dog ) Jadd Shickler / Red Lead Media/ Blues Funeral Recordings (Domkraft) Earsplit PR (Brainoil, Sundrifter ) Carcosa PR (Dead Witch), Ripple MusicTankcrimesSmall Stone Records.
Amazing Art by Kirill Semenov Art

Dirge


Black Lotus



Castle




Velvet Elevator




Mountain Dust




Brujas Del Sol




Domkraft




Cosmic Overlord




Aerosol Jesus




Slap Guru




Brainoil




Hair of the Dog

Sundrifter




Dead Witch


Monday, 15 October 2018

MOS GENERATOR ~ Shadowlands (2018)



Mos Generator ~ Shadowlands

I have to confess, I'm a late converter to Mos Generator, I'd heard of them of course, but had them down as some kind of a Foo Fighters grunge outfit. There is a hint of the 90's Seattle scene with this album but there is none of the typical grunge sloppiness on Shadowlands, as the song structures are locked down tight, stabbing,unyielding licks, carve their way into your brain. Nothing is left to waste, no excess fat, each jab wrapped in melodic fibres of smooth vocals working in perfect harmony with the cut throat guitar and rhythm. Mos Generator is a band at the top of its game and from what I've heard, they  slay live as well.



My favourite track on Shadowlands is 'Stolen Ages' I've played this magnificent slow burner so many times and recently opened The Shrieks From Below Podcast with it, This track grinds its ass, slick with a sheen of sleaze.

The beauty of discoveries like this is that I have an extensive back catalogue to check out.....I may be gone for some time.



Saturday, 13 October 2018

THE SHRIEKS FROM BELOW PODCAST~ Volume 122 14/10/18



The Shrieks From Below Podcast ~ Plays on The Shrieks From Below Radio, Hand Of Doom Radio and Downtuned Radio and Magazine.


As diverse as always, playing tracks from some of the most relevant new releases of the last couple of weeks. Whatever your poison, it'll be here. Maybe you'll discover your new, favourite band. Playing awesome tracks from: Kanaan, BURN The MANThe OscillationNorthern CrownFirefriendDeadbird,Deadeye Navigator, PULVERIZED, Mandrake (Ger), ShenanigansTerrorizer
As always, I have the following awesome cogs in the underground music wheel to thank for their support.

Cardinal Fuzz( The Oscillation, Firefriend ), ClawHammer PR (Northern Crown), Earsplit PR(Deadbird, Terrorizer), Qabar - Extreme Music PR(Pulverized)
Listen here SUNDAY https://theshrieksfrombelow.blogspot.com/ 2pm cst, 3pm est, 9pm cet and 8pm UK
MONDAY - Hand Of Doom 2pm cst, 3pm est, 9pm cet, 8pm UK. 10pm eet.For details of how to tune in http://www.handofdoomradio.com/how-to-tune-in
THURSDAY - Downtuned Magazine & Radio @ 2am EET 1am CET, 7pm EST, 8PM South America 12pm UK Listen here LISTEN @ https://tinyurl.com/Downtuned-Radio

Band Order
Kanaan
Burn The Man


The Oscillation



Firefriend




Northern Crown




Deadbird




Deadeye Navigator




Pulverized




Mandrake






Terrorizer



Saturday, 6 October 2018

THE SHRIEKS FROM BELOW PODCAST~ VOLUME 121 (6/10/18)


The Shrieks From Below Podcast ~ Plays on The Shrieks From Below Radio, Hand Of Doom Radio and Downtuned Radio and Magazine.


Something REALLY nasty is crawling from the the Shrieks dungeons this weekend, rattlin' those chains to the sounds of: Piah MaterRainbow BridgeI Am The Law TNAlkymistMASSAThe NecromancersSerpents of DawnFVZZ POPVLIAkulaИЗВНЕCarpe Noctem
LISTEN HERE :
SATURDAY https://theshrieksfrombelow.blogspot.com/ 2pm cst, 3pm est, 9pm cet and 8pm UK

MONDAY - Hand Of Doom 2pm cst, 3pm est, 9pm cet, 8pm UK. 10pm eet.For details of how to tune in http://www.handofdoomradio.com/how-to-tune-in
THURSDAY - Downtuned Magazine & Radio @ 2am EET 1am CET, 7pm EST, 8PM South America 12pm UK Listen here LISTEN @ https://tinyurl.com/Downtuned-Radio
Thank you to the following for their support : Dewar PR ( Piah Mater, I Am The Law, Carpe Noctem) Earsplit PR (Alkymist, Akula), Sheltered Life PR (The Necromancers), Purple Sage PR (Fvzz Popvli) Code666Junecrow Media IndisciplinarianHellmistress RecordsRipple MusicGabriele HeavypsychsoundsHEAVY PSYCH SOUNDS

Band Order
Piah Mater


Rainbow Bridge



I Am The Law




Alkymist




Massa




The Necromancers




Serpents Of Dawn




Fvzz Popvli




Akula




ИЗВНЕ


Carpe Noctem