Album Review: Duel – Valley Of Shadows (Heavy Psych Sounds)

Duel are a super heavy, tripped-out four piece old school stoner metal. Steeped in the more sinister sounds of dungeon-esque early 80’s heavy metal, Proto metal of the 70’s and late 60s psych.Their 4th LP Valley of Shadows is set to be released via Heavy Psych Sounds Records on May 17th of 2019.

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Album Review: Mage – The Key to the Universe (Self Released)

Mage return with The Key to the Universe. Their first full album written without band founder Ben Aucott, who passed away in 2015, but his influence and memory lives on in these new tracks. The album will be released on April 26th 2019.

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EP Review: Bort – The Unblinking Eye (Self Released)

Vancouver British Columbia stoner rock band, Bort will release their new EP, The Unblinking Eye on April 12th 2019. A follow up to the 2018 debut LP Crossing the Desert, the latest offering builds on the classic desert rock sound, but delves further into the dark and psychedelic.

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Album Review: King Legba and the Loas – Back from the Dead (Czar of Crickets Productions)

After serious health issues of the lead-singer, songwriter and guitarist Tobi Glanzmann, King Legba and the Loas is literally back from the dead. Back from the Dead is their new album and is more energetic than everything they did before as obviously they kicked the deathworld’s ass to hell. It will be released on March 22nd 2019 via Czar of Crickets Productions.

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Album Review: Black Atlas – Weight of the World (Self Released)

Black Atlas are a four piece band hailing from Bedfordshire, England and were formed in 2015. Deciding that their songs would sound better heavier, slower and with more fuzz meant they drifted away from the standard rock band sound. Weight of the World, the debut album is due out on November 2nd 2018.

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Album Review: Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats – Wasteland (Rise Above Records)

Formed in 2009, Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats are a mix of occult rock, stoner-doom from England. They have released five albums to date with their latest, Wasteland released on October 12th 2018 via Rise Above Records.

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