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Cult of Luna, Sleep And Pentagram Will Headline Psycho California!

If you love doom metal, you MUST be in California in May! The west coast’s first annual metal festival, Pyscho California, has announced that Cult of Luna, Sleep and Pentagram will be headlining the event, but the entire lineup is just as AWESOME! Who’s playing? Are you ready for this? The confirmed lineup includes Sleep, Pentagram, Cult of Lune, Kylesa,

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SLEEP ANNOUNCES NEW TOUR DATES FOR THE UNITED STATES!

HOLY SHIT! Dreams do come true! I will FINALLY get to see SLEEP live! The doom legends have revealed a brief U.S. tour in August, and tickets will surely go fast for all of these gigs! They are one of most influential bands to ever step foot onto the stage, and just knowing that I’ll get to see them in

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HAIL OF THE WEEK – DEVIL TO PAY

Photo credit: Greg “The Mayor” Andrews. Medically-induced coma hallucinations are probably the best possible inspiration for stoner-esque heavy metal I’ve ever come across, and my goodness it shows! Devil To Pay’s debut album Thirty Pieces Of Silver was born out of the otherworldly visions Steve Janiak experienced after a medical emergency left him fighting for his life. So many similar

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HAIL OF THE WEEK – BELUS

After missing Castle’s tour with Witch Mountain, I decided to see them headline at The Acheron this past Wednesday. Because I am obsessively punctual, even for “trivial” events like metal shows (which ALWAYS start late), I arrived ridiculously early and heard every second of every band. One of the bands had been unfortunately mis-booked (noise bands should not be opening

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SLEEP, “DOPESMOKER” ALBUM REVIEW

Sleep’s final release, Dopesmoker, is arguably the defining moment for stoner metal. The album is comprised of one song, over 60-plus minutes long, with cannabis-inflected themes; it doesn’t get any headier. The original release of the album was wrangled with challenges, from a four-year writing process to record label disapproval which contributed to the demise of the band. The sprawling title track

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Witch Mountain Complete Work on Upcoming Album

Photo credit: Justine Murphy / Photic Photographic According to the band’s official Facebook, Oregon-based doomsayers Witch Mountain have completed work on their third LP. The official statement, made by co-founder and drummer Nate Carson reads as follows:

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HAIL OF THE WEEK – DEVIL TO PAY

Photo credit: Greg “The Mayor” Andrews. Medically-induced coma hallucinations are probably the best possible inspiration for stoner-esque heavy metal I’ve ever come across, and my

HAIL OF THE WEEK – BELUS

After missing Castle’s tour with Witch Mountain, I decided to see them headline at The Acheron this past Wednesday. Because I am obsessively punctual, even

SLEEP, “DOPESMOKER” ALBUM REVIEW

Sleep’s final release, Dopesmoker, is arguably the defining moment for stoner metal. The album is comprised of one song, over 60-plus minutes long, with cannabis-inflected themes; it

Witch Mountain Complete Work on Upcoming Album

Photo credit: Justine Murphy / Photic Photographic According to the band’s official Facebook, Oregon-based doomsayers Witch Mountain have completed work on their third LP. The