Sunday, September 26, 2010

Elephant Mountain - The Last Days of Planet Earth

Elephant Mountain - The Last Days of Planet Earth (2010)

On a cold night in January of 2009, 5 guys assembled in a practice room in Syracuse, NY. The first night 2 songs were written and ELEPHANT MOUNTAIN was born. At the encouragement of lead guitarist, John Hanus, he reunited vocalist, Joe Altier and guitarist, Brian “Slider” Azzoto (both formerly of Brand New Sin). Slider and Joe had been discussing writing together in the months leading up to this, so they figured it was time. Along with Joe, Slider and John were drummer, Lewk Detor and bassist, Dave Hoyt the band spent all of 2009 writing, jamming and finding a “sound”. They began mixing all the elements of great classic rock and adding their own modern twist to it. ELEPHANT MOUNTAIN is plain and simple a ROCK N ROLL band. No frills, no b.s!! They are not trying to reinvent the wheel, they are just making good music. The band played a “secret show” in Dec of 2009 and it’s first official show on April 10, 2010. In the early part of 2010 they felt the band needed a fuller sound and added veteran B-3 player, Lou Segreti to the fold. After the first time jamming with Lou the band realized he was the missing piece in the “sound” of ELEPHANT MOUNTAIN. Just recently the band entered MOLETRAX STUDIOS in Syracuse with Jeff “THE MOLE” Moleski and recorded its debut album, “The Last Days Of Planet Earth”. The album will be released independently on Sept 17th. It truly showcases what the band has become in a year and where the future is headed. A fall release of the album is slated with a show to coincide with it as well. Look for the band to release the outing independently and to begin playing shows around the Northeast thru the end of 2010 and early 2011. The band is already writing songs for a follow up album and is hoping to squeeze out new music a few times a year. So stay tuned and SPREAD THE HERD!!

01 - North of Nowhere
02 - No Other
03 - Pray
04 - Out of My Head
05 - Heaven's Bleed
06 - Words With Friends
07 - Missin' You
08 - I'm Done
09 - The Last Days of Planet Earth


Back in the late summer of 1990, Damien Perry, Brian Skinner, Chris Gorman, and Alex Perekrest formed Red Giant. They shared a connection through a love of classic punk, rock, and metal bands- like AC/DC, Motorhead, The MC5, Black Sabbath, and The Stooges.

In 1995, Red Giant released Psychoblaster and the Misuse of Power, cementing their footprint on the emerging stoner rock scene. As years unfolded, they shared stages with many respected bands…Mule, Voivod, Hawkwind, Queens of the Stone Age, Fu Manchu, Nebula, and Hermano - to name just a few.

RED GIANT - Psychoblaster and the Misuse of Power


RED GIANT - Ultra Magnetic Glowing Sound (1998)

RED GIANT - Devil Child Blues (2004)

RED GIANT - Dysfunctional Majesty (2010)

Monday, September 6, 2010


Sheavy - Disfigurine

Sheavy formed in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada in 1993, and originally performed under the name Green Machine. In 1994, the band discovered there was another band in the United States with the same name, so a decision was made to rename the band Sheavy.

01 - In the Shadows of Vesuvious
02 - Waking the Bloodbeast
03 - Disfigurine
04 - Dead Since Birth
05 - Echo in the Skull
06 - Clutching at Straws
07 - The Book of Lost Time
08 - Beyond the Black Waves
09 - Eyes of the Demon Lord
10 - War on Titan
11 - Voices From the Star Chamber