click to enlarge Sanford Nowlin Stoner rock icons Sleep pummel through their show closer, "Dragonaut." They may have titled their most recent LP The Sciences, but stoner rock legends Sleep proved themselves to be alchemists, turning lead-heavy riffs into gold Friday night at the Paper Tiger. The doom-mongering power trio hit the stage surprisingly early, lumbering into action before 10 p.m. They owned it right out of the gate, piling riff upon riff, creating layers of sediment: epics from another epoch. A typically shirtless Matt Pike (also of High On Fire) crushed it on guitar, while bassist/vocalist Al Cisneros, sporting a look popularized by Slayer’s Tom Araya a few years back, bounced all over the neck with his distinctive low-end approach. Pike seemed no worse for wear, despite having a toe amputated recently — an event that predictably made the rounds on social media. Current drummer Jason Roeder provided a strong foundation, having held his own since … [Read more...] about Stoner Legends Sleep Enthralled the San Antonio Crowd with the Power of the Riff
Wednesday Dec 5, 2018 8pm 407 Central Ave NW Albuquerque, NM 87102US Phone: 505-242-4900 Website: Click to Visit Contact: Phone: 505-242-4900 Toke from Cape Fear, North Carolina, put out one of the most outstanding records of 2017, "Orange."Red Mesa has quickly become the banner-carrier for stoner rock and doom in Albuquerque.Sword Horse is a true blackened doom duo homegrown in Albuquerque.Heavy RiffsFat SpliffsIf you miss thisyou'll be pissed … [Read more...] about Toke • Red Mesa • rock • Sword Horse • doom
YOB bio: Epic, crushing, and heavy beyond words, YOB has achieved legendary status in recent years due to their unmatched aesthetic and incredible body of work. Formed in 1996 in Eugene, Oregon under the leadership of doom metal mastermind Mike Scheidt on guitars and vocals, the group initially released a three song demo tape in 2000 that garnered them international attention. Drawing comparisons to groups like Neurosis, Sleep and Electric Wizard, YOB succeeded in developing modern sounding doom metal that hearkened back to the classics. In 2002, YOB released their debut album Elaborations of Carbon followed by Catharsis in 2003, a three song record that clocked in at a colossal 50 minutes. The buzz about YOB was beginning to grow and the trio began to tour more extensively. Remaining quite prolific during this period, YOB continued to release an album each year with The Illusion of Motion coming in 2004 followed by The Unreal Never Lived in 2005. Despite all the momentum, YOB … [Read more...] about YOB • Acid King • doom metal, stoner • Chrch • drone
Weedeater are a stoner metal band formed in Wilmington, North Carolina in 1998. They have been touring relentlessly and releasing the heaviest swampiest nastiest metal in all the land ever since. Zeke is an American hardcore punk band from Seattle, Washington formed in 1992. They are known for their extremely fast, energetic guitar sound, and have released six studio albums. Sierra is an Ontario-based Progressive Stoner Doom Trio whose latest album was produced by Phillip Cope of Kylesa. … [Read more...] about Weedeater • stoner metal
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Alex Beam June 18, 2018 I’ve just returned from a relaxing, computer-free vacation in parts unknown. Now that I am reconnected to my favorite newspapers and websites, I am forced to conclude: Doom is right around the corner.One of the first opinion pieces I noticed upon my return aired out the tired question: “Is the Broadway musical doomed?” Oddly, this article ran just before the successful Tony Awards broadcast that — Robert De Niro’s curious “Sweeney Todd” riff notwithstanding — looked like fun and garnered decent television ratings.Once you start looking, doom is everywhere. “Kim Jong Un Knows North Korea is DOOMED,” the defiantly un-authoritative Daily Express tabloid blared last week. Really? I wonder what Kim knows, because if North Korea was a stock, I would be buying some right now. Kim just completed a … [Read more...] about Are we doomed?