Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Introducing SPARTAKIEV! A new four piece rock outfit from Holland and yet again not surprisingly so, yet another fine release from the Country that seems to keep breeding great and serious rock n roll outfits! I stumbled across this band whilst researching through the never ending gems over at Bandcamp.

Spartakiev whilst not playing anything new, surprise me with their incredibly glowing sounds that send me back to the late 90's to early 00's. Where Stoner rock was somewhat peaking and loads of great bands kept putting out amazing records! Spartakiev hail in this area think, the punk like vibes of Demoncleaner, The Rawness of early Dozer, Dern Rutlidge and the sometimes jazz, surf elements of Fatso Jetson and you have a pretty good feeling as to what you are getting yourself into.

This 6 track demo/ep depending on what intent it's for is a classy introduction record with enough swings to make you not get bored and enough grooves to keep you wanting more. Tracks like "One " Oozes that classic stoner feeling, we all came to dig and love with dozer like vocals and chunking bass lines and classic raw blues with enough bite to keep it on that nice heavy side yet not at all being too heavy. "Swing a Swung" heads down the muffled down tuned road and reminds me to some degree of the earlier desert sessions stuff that was done on, say volumes 1 & 2!

"Daemons", see's "Spartakiev" get down to business a truly kick ass song and a real eye opener to what this band is about! Vocals on this track are seriously nailed, the chorus is so catchy with spoken word like haunts and crushing punk styled riff layer behind it! Again nothing new, but the wheel sometimes doesn't need to be reinvented, to enjoy good old fashioned stoner rock and roll!
by Matt Frighetto

1.Traveling Alone 03:14
2.Los Weirdos V3.6 04:37
3.One 05:09
4.Swing a Swung 04:05
5.Deamons 04:33
6.New Morning 04:01

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Brand New Sin

"When a band follows in the tradition of legends like Iron Maiden, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Black Sabbath and powers its rock with three guitarists it ends up sounding like Motorhead after a fist fight with Down and Corrosion Of Conformity. Hailing from Syracuse, once considered the straight edge, hardcore capitol of the world, Brand New Sin features former members of the critically acclaimed metalcore band Godbelow. Thanks to its masculine riffs and brawny vocals, Brand New Sin could easily redefine Syracuse as a town that produces solid, blue-collar rock bands, as opposed to manufacturing samey moshcore. Brand New Sin, named after what the band describes as the "birth of something bad and the epitome of gluttony," formed when Godbelow wanted to go in a new direction. Since Godbelow embodied a specific type of reputation, the band decided to change their name in accordance with their new sound. BNS now resembles a mesmerizing amalgam of sludgy, dirt-under-the-fingernails, calloused skin rock and down home, southern style blues".
Joe Altier - Lead Vocals
Slider - Guitar/Vocals
Chuck Kahl - Bass
Kris Wiechmann - Guitar
Ken Dunham - Guitar
Mike Rafferty - Drums

Brand New Sin (2002)

Recipe For Disaster (2005)

Tequila (2006)

Distilled (2009)

Monday, November 14, 2011

Gordon Fights 2011

Just simply an excellent Stoner groove from Stockholm Sweden. We'll be hearing more from these guys for sure, though you wouldn't know it from their own "Sawed Off" bio, but here it is regardless. You're not going to be disappointed if you'd like Raging Slab & Wolfmother on the Rocks!!? Don't listen to me, just have a sample & dig'em!

"Formed in august 2008 and released their first recording as a EP in December same year. It got a great response and resulted in a couple of cool gigs and a growing fan base. Full-length album coming in September via Transubstans records".

01. As I Please
02. Birds & Flowers
03. I’m Gonna Wait
04. Dance Quite Well
05. Brothers & Sisters
06. Time Machine
07. No Rope Around Me
08. Little Darling
09. Warrior
10. Parasite

Friday, November 11, 2011


"A heavy riff, a rock’n roll pulse, a warm wind dry as a burning stone under the Texan sun. This is the sound of Startruckers: dirty Southern Rock music, emerged from the 90’s. Here, it’s not about tight jeans, spikes or emo fringes: it’s just a good old powerful sound, fed with Stoner, Grunge and Jack Daniel’s. With members from the coolest bands on the French Riviera (Dismo, Artefact, Ghostfather, and The Cactus Rodeo) who were fed up with making concessions, and who wanted to do just one thing: play their own music, together, old school style, to prove to everyone that the 90’s rock hard! Startruckers will kick your ass, dude"!
Sorry I could'nt find any videos for these guys but..........

Startruckers - The Southern Sessions #1
1.Down The River
2.The Black Starway
3.Piss & Loathe Generation

Startruckers - The Southern Sessions #2
1.The Walking Dead
2.White Mountain
3.The King's Fall

Startruckers - The Southern Sessions #3
1 - Picture of Mary from Judge Jerom
2 - Set Nada Free
3 - Dr. Ink Spire