Sent by the band September-October 2012



Raw heavy stuff thom the dark corner of Spain.

"We are two guitars (Berto, LLoymi), bass (Oskar) and Drums (Álex). For this recording, one friend (Juanin) help us with keybord arrangements.

Black Smoke Dragon is an instrumental spanish band from de northwest of this country (Galicia). We started together at 2009, doing some instrumental jams, with Stoner/Sludge/Doom influences. We love bands like Eye Hate God, Sleep, Corrosion of Conformity, Crowbar, Down, Saint Vitus, Mastodon and Black Sabbath, of course. We have quick songs, slow sounds and later we introduce psychedelic arrangements. Bands like Ghost, Church of Misery, Kylesa,...we love this noise and shit man! Of course, we play on another bands too. Álex is the exdrummer of Oddy Lane (metal/alternative), Lloymi plays guitar on Arsenaut (Rock/Metal) and Drums on ID3M (Metal), Oskar has postrock projects and plays on ID3M too. And Berto plays on ID3M and Arsenaut too. "



Devouter Records are proud to present the release of the colossal debut album Two Titans from Swedish Sludge-metallers Galvano, on the 5th November.

"‘All these songs are personal, all the way throughout the record. They are about personal matters and demons. It's about finding the darkest corners, the dark lord within and to show up for battle. Portrayed as two titans in constant battle: Good/Evil, Darkness/Light and so on. And sometimes wanting to embrace either side. It's about knowing when your mind is pulling tricks and being able to stop it. It's also celebrating our musical force as a duo.’"



Post-rock/Sludge band from the great city Krakow, PL.

"The band was formed on the initiative of Cthulhu - the high priest of the Great Old Ones in the sunken city of R'lyeh. It came out of the water at the beginning of 2011, and chosen Krakow as its base. Coffinfish task is to maintain worship of the Cthulhu through its music and to keep waiting for his return."

BLACK CODE - 2012 - Hanged, Drawn and Quartered


French brutalized Crust as a fuck



The second EP of Melmak, duo of sludge / doom / stoner / hardcore metal of the Basque Country.
Highly Recommended !




hi-energy quartet from Paris, which plays a mix between (post) chaotic hardcore, intense punk, metal and rock under constant injection of adrenaline

For fans of Converge, Every Time I Die, The Ghost of a Thousand, Norma Jean, Touché Amoré, The Carrier....




"ULTRA ZOOK plays a sort of "island music"  in a Fukushima style rather than in The Caribbeans style. This unique drums, keyboard & guitar/bass trio utilize an apocalyptic tropical groove in their post-modern sound. Their stage surreal atmosphere is made of pitched vocals and UV lights, as if the Muppet Show Doozers were suddenly colonizing Star Wars, a beat-up Tahiti was starting to glow and discharging toxic vapors, the poisonous labyrinth from Cube was growing around the musicians and swallowing you one by one."


NAÏVE - 2012 - THE END 


"Three persons. Three tormented souls. Three happy souls. Three desperate souls. Violence and combat, contemplation and sadness, junction between the ocean and the sky. Mox (Le Minus), Drums and electro, Jouch (Agora Fidelio, Phantom Status) Guitar, Voice and electro, and Rico (ex-Mary Slut) Bass. No limit. From Metal to Synthetic music, from violins to Trip-hop. Melody is a leitmotiv, Rythm is fuel. Let's be Naïve, once."


Direwolves - 2012 - Me From Myself, To Banish 


"Hailing from Lorient (western France), the band merges modern hardcore, crust and screamo on its debut EP "Me From Myself, To Banish". Recorded by producer/sound engineer Amaury Sauvé (Birds In Row, As We Draw, Comity…) at La Senelle, these six songs find the perfect balance between emotion and heaviness, reminding of bands such as Alpinist, Lewd Acts or Killing The Dream. The artwork has been designed by Fortifem, and pre-orders will be up on 18th october."


GOYA - 2012 - DEMO


Really good lesson of Electric Wizardry !

"Goya is a stoner doom metal three piece from Phoenix, Arizona. They started playing shows in April and released their demo in September. Consisting of members of various Phoenix area metal and punk bands, and influenced by bands such as Electric Wizard, Sleep and Black Sabbath, they enjoy smoking reefer, turning their amps all the way up and contemplating the end the universe."

Jeff Owens - vocals, guitar
Shane Taylor - drums
Jirix-mie Paz - bass




Great Psychedelic band from Moscow.

"The band “Grey mouse” was created by Dmitry Rybachev and Alexei Chunikhin. During its existence, with a different composition its members, the band recorded and released two studio albums “No masks” – 2005 (Jagi Jagi Records, (Russian)), “Blind and Ugly” of 2008 (BRP(Russian))., gave a large number of live performances in Moscow and other cities, participated in various festivals, preserving and maintaining its own style.
The band is not afraid of experiments. Along with the song-like genre, Grey Mouse is also actively experimenting with noise and background music. The band also collaborated with the Film Club, “Art Cinema” (Moscow), making live voicing of silent movie masterpieces of the early 20th century (the so-called “live film shows”). Now musicians are preparing to release their third album, titled “Trip”.

Official release and presentation of the album is expected in autumn 2012. ( But it is already available for download at this link http://the-russian-rock.com/grey-mouse-trip-2012/ ). The CD will be released by the independent label Mylodon Records (Chile). This label also works with cult South American psychedelic-rock band Aguaturbia formed in 1968.
Recordings took place in the studio of A. Bochko’s Creative Centre (Moscow) (where the previous album «Blind & Ugly» was recorded). There were a lot of new experiments. New instruments were used: didgeridoo, sitar, jaw harp, female vocals. And now you can hear the echoes of oriental music the blues motifs on habitual rock base.

Also one of the songs (instrumental composition «Snow (Spiral Walk)») from the new album of Grey Mouse will be released in a compilation album «Psychedelic World Music, Discovery,vol.1». This compilation album released by Trail Records (USA) will introduce psychedelic bands from all over the world.
The CD release is expected in august 2012."




" 4 years after the acclaimed "Manufactured landscape", the five French progressive postcore alchemists make their return with a brand new album which relies on power, aggression, atmosphere and raw emotions.

5 black shadows delivering dark and dynamic modern heavy music since 2000. Transporting the listener to some landscapes, various but invariably grazed. There is one constant thing, the weather: grey and threatening. With a sound firmly rooted in postcore/post-metal/sludge, ASIDEFROMADAY relies just as heavily on ambience, atmosphere, and power as it does dark complexity, brutal aggression and raw emotion. An original entity, ASIDEFROMADAY delivers music that consumes the listener with massive and hypnotic waves of sound.
This brand new creature has got a name : "Chasing shadows" and will be unleashed on october 5th (CD/LP/Digital) through Division Records (Dirge, Kehlvin, Unfold, Process of Guilt, YOG...). From now two excerpts from this upcoming album are available for streaming on Bandcamp.

Limited pre-orders are up directly from the Division Records WEBSTORE.
For fans of Breach, Neurosis, Russian Circles, Old Man Gloom, Botch, Zozobra..."


PROMETHEE - 2012 - Sickness Unto Death 


Swizz crabcore for younger fellas who suddenly came on this blog )

"Born in the spring of 2008, Promethee is a five-piece of hardcore/progressive/metal band burning heavy riffs in the heart of the Swiss metal scene.

After only a few months of writing their first songs, these guys, based in Geneva, started to play as many shows as they could, gaining allready loads of local support from bands, friends and promoters, before to release a first self-titled EP in 2009.

Slowly but surely the band found it's own personal sound in order to record a full-length album. Promethee doesn't have a perticular political, religious, philisophical message of any kind, but writes about the things that touches and effects them in this world and through their lives with the music they create.

This fall, the band will released its debut album, "Nothing happens, nobody comes, nobody goes" out on october 13th in CD edition."


Le Minus- 2012 - Make My Day 


Cool funky tunes from Toulouse

"This fusion/rock power-trio from the French city of Toulouse disrespectfully sums up two decades of alternative rock and fusion. After a first 3-tracks EP in 2009 ("Rancour is a gift") and one year later its debut full-length album,"The Book Of V", Le Minus unleashes in 2012 its third recorded effort, entitled "Make my day",

Their style ? An explosive cocktail of energy, rock'n'roll instinct, groove and power, illustrated by the scathing snarl of a neurotic Frenglishman. Highly ecommended for those with a taste for the deeply unusual."


VS - 2012 - Just a sigh (Part 1) (Stream)


" VS the french entity mixing various influences between post-rock, trip-hop, ambient & electronica, is going to release a digital EP on october 15th through the Believe legal platform. "Just a sigh (Part 1)" will be the first part of a concept-trilogy. The second one, "CiTies R reaL (Part 2)" will follow in 2013.

To celebrate the release of the EP, VS will play @ Nouveau Casino (Paris) on october 31st with the french indie-rock band Tazieff as openers.

In waiting for the official release date , "Just a sigh" is available right now for entire streaming."


Circassian - 2012 - Procrastinational 

"Circassian, another promising band in the greek scene has already participated in Miss Fortune was a Henhouse manager compilation, released another EP and is rather diligent on fusing easter traditional sound with western instrumentation and psychedelia. "


YOUWRETCH - 2012 - Sympathy of Wolves

Great band from Minneapolis.
Heavy fast parts perfectly change heavy slow parts.
FFO : His hero Is Gone, Noothgrush, Cursed, Trap Them.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/YOUWRETCH
Bandcamp: http://youwretch.bandcamp.com/album/sympathy-of-wolves
Official Site: www.YOUWRETCH.com

Cultura Tres - 2011 - El Mal Del Bien  (2012 - CD re-issue)

2 reasons to rspkt Argentina :
 1) Hugo Chavez is president once again
2) Cultura Tres made 2nd album last year on vinyl and Devouter recs. are pressing the CD.

"Devouter Records are proud to present the release of Cultura Tres stunning album El Mal Del Bien on the 12th November. The album was originally released last year, but has only been available direct from the band on vinyl. Devouter Records will be releasing the album on CD and vinyl with full distribution.
El Mal Del Bien - The Lowdown
El Mal Del Bien delves deeper into the dark atmospheric which the band had already shown at moments in debut their album La Cura. The daring album opener “Propiedad de Dios” sets the mood: it sounds like the soundtrack of a tragic cult movie. The songs that follow evoke the witchery, slavery, oppression and religious madness that influence the South American continent to this day. Being a concept album adds another dimension to the individual songs. A patient listener will be dragged into a hallucinating trip around the insane world the album paints.Cultura Tres are now hailed as the national rock/sludge pride of Venezuela. From their first EP "Seis" (2007) the band already outgrew the South American continent. But only after releasing debut album "La Cura" in October 2008, the band started to get noticed worldwide. During the preceding year of rigorous composing, Cultura Tres incorporated many influences into their sound, ranging from sludge to doom metal and from death metal to classic rock.Important magazines in Europe and Japan praised “La Cura” for its dark and original music, and Metal Hammer magazine even selected Cultura Tres as the month's global discovery. The release tour took the band during 18 months across Europe, South America and to the first well-received shows in Japan. In that period the band also released three video clips that gained them a world-wide cult following in the underground doom & sludge scene. The most important underground and mainstream media are unanimously praising the unique direction the band has taken. It also led to the band being requested to deliver a track for the Global Metal CD of Metal Hammer (in the Sept. 2011 issue), and many appearances on TV and radio with interviews and specials, as well as an appearance on the closing day of the already notorious DesertFest 2012 in London (alongside Orange Goblin, Karma to Burn etc).  So far this year the band have played Venezuela, Argentina, Peru, Holland, UK – with more UK

dates planned for November:
Nov 15th – Colchester @TBA (w/ TELEPATHY & OLD MAN LIZARD
 Nov 16th – TBC
Nov 17th – Birmingham @The Asylum (w/ SLABDRAGGER, GRIMPEN MIRE, UNDERSMILE and more)
Nov 18th – London @ The Purple Turtle (w/ TELEPATHY, ABRAHMA, SOLARIS, ENOS and more)"


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