Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Vishnu - Lost Soul's Church (2006)

Live @ Tromso, by Pernille Sparboe
Here's quite an unknown treasure, the debut EP by Norwegian band Vishnu. For those who never had heard of Vishnu before, they bring a dark sound which reminds me to their compatriots of Madrugada, My Midnight Creeps and Ricochets, which isn't quite a surprise, 'cause the band had teamed up with some members of these bands. I didn't find more info about 'em, I don't even know if they have released a full-lenght so far, but I've read that they'll release an album in March 2010. Meanwhile, enjoy this 5 track EP.
New link added.

Vishnu on Myspace Preview Lost Soul's Church Here

Monday, February 22, 2010

Gravel Road - Gravel Road (2004)

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This is the astonoshing debut full-lenght by Seattle-based Gravel Road (now Gravelroad). If you like your delta blues rough and edgy, than you should check these guys. Hip shakin', ass movin, deep, heavy and groovy, this is a killer album, I love it.

Gravelroad on Myspace Preview Gravel Road Here

Friday, February 19, 2010

St. Satan - Horns for Adornment (2010)

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Dropped in my mailbox, here's a new band from Norway. They wrote: St Satan is a hard rock band based in Bergen, Norway. The members are a tasty blend of veterans of the hard rock/metal scene (Borknagard, The Batallion, The Swamp Babies, Lost at Last) and prominent members of the jazz/noise/experimental scene (Krøyt, Skomsork, Trio Gud, Jazkamer, Public Enema), belting out groovy hard rock tunes in the vein of Clutch, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Jesus Lizard, Kyuss and Ted Nugent. The album "Horns for adornment" features ten hardhitting, dynamic tracks, presented by the band as a unit, recorded with all five members playing at the same time in the same studio. Just like the old jazz classics.The album was recorded, mixed and mastered in less than 10 hours (!) on the 6th of February 2010 at Duper Studios by Jørgen Træen and Iver Sandøy.

The band:
Trond "Abs" Absalonsen: Vocals (The Swamp Babies/Slut Macine)
Thomas "Thomaster" Dahl: Guitar (Krøyt, Skomsork, Marion Raven)
Kai K Lie: Bass (The Batallion, Ex-Borknagard)
Tarjei A Heggernes: Guitar (Lost at Last)
Nils A Drønen: Drums (Jazkamer, Der Brief, Trio Gud)

You can listen/download their album on their Myspace-page, or buy a copy or get a downloadcode for cd quality here.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Joe Buck Yourself - Gory Gory Hallelujah EP (2008)

Preview Gory Gory Hallelujah Here
And here's another release by Joe Buck Yourself, 5 track EP 'Gory Gory Hallelujah'. Enjoy this.

Joe Buck Yourself - Joe Buck Yourself (2007)

Here's a reissue of Joe Buck's debut album, originally released in 2004, but re-released in 2007, although it consists some different tracks on both albums. I would like to thank the 'Croooww' and 'Good Music Stuff' for this 2007 release. Here's his biography and a brief description I made for Joe's first release.

The once anti-Nashville Joe Buck gained notoriety as the guitarist of Th' Legenday Shack Shakers. As Hank III's villianous sideman, the snarling upright bass player became infamously recognizable. Joe Buck Yourself is now a bonefide evil motherfucking, one man band. This unique blend of hellbilly punkrock ain't your grandma's hillbilly music. Joe Buck Yourself, mother fuckers! (taken from his website).
This is a pure 'motherfucking' Western hellbilly garage punkrock album, or imagine the mighty Cramps fronted by Hank Williams, it blow your head off immediately. Requested.

Joe Buck on Myspace Preview Joe Buck Yourself Here

Note: I'm offline 'till Feb.19th. Enjoy your weekend.

River City Tanlines - All 7 Inches Plus 2 More (2004)

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For this I would like to thank Benji, this is a damn fine album which I received last weekend, thx. River City Tanlines is one of the many outlets of Alicja Trout's talents. Alicja plays with bands such as the Lost Sounds and Mouserocket, she also runs a label (Contaminated Records) and a recording studio as well!!! This is their debut CD, it's a compilation of their 3 previously released and impossible to find 7"s ( an edition of 300 on Italy's Goodbye Boozy Records, an edition of 700 on Nashville's Misprint Records, and an edition of 500 on Alicja's own Contaminated Records) plus 3 brand new tracks, released to coincide with RCTL's first ever European tour!. Here's a brief bio of RCTL I've found:

Taking their cues from 1970s punk, Runaways-influenced hard rock, and North Mississippi blues, the River City Tanlines formed from the ashes of several local bands in Memphis, TN. Singer/guitarist Alicja Trout -- an established songwriter with ties to such Memphis-based groups as the Lost Sounds, Destruction Unit, Black Sunday, and Mouserocket -- founded the trio in the early 2000s with help from bassist Terrence Bishop and drummer John Bonds, both of whom had previously played alongside Delta blues artists. The band's synthesis of punky blues and garage rock found a devoted audience in Memphis, and the River City Tanlines captured their craft on albums like I'm Your Negative.

River City Tanlines on Myspace Preview All 7 Inches Plus 2 More Here

Once again, thank you very much Benji.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The Black Diamonds - The Black Diamonds (2006)

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If you dig The Suede Brothers, than you should check this as well. The Black Diamonds were formed in Cleveland, Ohio, somewhere mid 2004, consisting two members of The Suede Brothers (Kevin Naughton on bass and Dylan Francis on guitar and vocals). Their self titled release is a giant slab of churning guitar chords that chug along like a freight train melting the tracks in its path. Think Black Sabbath meets Led Zeppelin by way of the White Stripes and the end result is a 70's blues based rock and roll sound. These youngsters have swiped the best elements from all that rotten '70's rock (hard rock, garage,...), personalized it and made it their own. Fuzzy guitar riffs and vocal hooks spread like a virus throughout the whole album. They sadly broke up, recorded just one album, but like I wrote, two members rejoined and started a new band...The Suede Brothers (their albums are posted on this blog also).

The Black Diamonds on Myspace Preview The Black Diamonds Here

Monday, February 8, 2010

The Mess Hall - Feeling Sideways EP (2003)

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This rockin', Sydey based two piece is called The Mess Hall. Their debut (EP) "Feeling Sideways" oozes simple raw guitar and thumping drums, hard enough to break bones. They make a hell of a noise for a duo, but damn it's a good noise!!

The Mess Hall on Myspace Preview Feeling Sideways EP Here

Sunday, February 7, 2010

V.A. - Hiram and Huddie (2008)

Here's a 'shoutbox' request, a double tribute album to Hank Williams and Leadbelly. Here are the artists who features on this contribution:

1. Possessed By Paul James - Banks of the old Ponchartrain
2. Scott H Biram - Lost Highway
3. Soda - Ramblin Man
4. William Elliott Whitmore - Mother is Gone
5. C.W. Stoneking - I'll Never Get out of This World Alive
6. Truckstop Honeymoon - Howlin at the Moon
7. Jawbone - My Buckets gotta hole in it
8. Wayne Hancock - Lovesick blues
9. Tom VandenAvond- I Can't Help it if I'm Still in Love with you
10. Bob Log III - Settin' the woods on fire

11. Rev Peytons Big Damn Band - Rock Island Line
12. William Elliott Whitmore - The Gallis Pole
13. C.W. Stoneking - In New Orleans
14. Scott H Biram - Go Down Old Hannah
15. Possessed By Paul James - Bourgeois Blues
16. Tom VandenAvond - Ha Ha, This Way
17. John McKelvy - Goodnight Irene
18. Jawbone - Bottle up & go
19. Soda - Old Riley

Friday, February 5, 2010

Zoe - Dirty Little Sister (2009)

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Back home again and let's kick off with the second release by this French rock combo. I've presented you Zoe's debut album 'Make it Burning' a while ago, now I present you their second effort, which was released October 29th. Zoe, hailing from Calais, is a high energy stoner rock'n'roll band. If you enjoyed the massive Fu Manchu- or Dozer sound on their debut album, then you should definitaly check this as well...you won't regret it! Zoë captures the essence of rock, this is rock with a capital R: 12 outstanding tracks with stoner, blues rock and heavy hi-energy rock... Highly recommended stuff

Zoe on Myspace Preview Dirty Little Sister Here