Krobak enters da Robusthaus

Some of you may have noticed the mysterious project Krobak being mentioned as Igor's pre-Stoned Jesus major activity, but I guess the percent of those who listened to it after reading about it is somewhere about absolute zero. But it's a funny thing to discover that a guy behind StJesus' crushing stoner riffs and ambitious progressive leanings began as a three-notes-two-chords minimalist citing later days Talk Talk and Godspeed You! Black Emperor as his main influences. Writing music in various forms since he was 13 (from grunge ballads to doom-death epics) Igor discovered post-rock around 2006 and immideately tried his hand on it, taking inspiration also from early Krautrock as well as from Constellation and 4AD bands. 

Inspired by constant interest to what could have been Ukraine's prime post-rock band, Igor decided to reform Krobak with full line-up for occassional live shows. A set of early material, demoed but never released, gained a new life being recorded in a proper way at Moscow's Destroy the Humanity Studios (January 2012) and Kiev's Zvukocech (June-July 2012). 42-minutes long "Deep Waters" album is set to be released early in autumn, along with the first Krobak live show in three years at Robustfest II  in Kiev.

Krobak (Хроба́к, укр. «червь») — инструментальный проект, который держится на трех китах: мелодика, меланхолия, минимализм. Создатель Хробака Игорь вдохновлялся музыкой пост-роковых коллективов Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Yndi Halda и Mono. После разочарования в "one man band"-концепте все силы автора проекта были сосредоточены на развитии Stoned Jesus, однако с недавних пор Игорь нашел время для сольных "забав на стороне": новый альбом Krobak был анонсирован чуть ли не сразу после выхода недавнего полноформата Voida, теперь же его выход перенесен на осень 2012го. Robust Fest vol.II станет первым появлением для Хробака на публике с летнего концерта 2009го в Одессе, но уже на этот раз с новой программой и живым составом!


Sent By the band...April-July 2012

All the bands who have wrote to us during these four month - please don't think we're lazy fellas and it's hard to organize our asses to answer and post. Sorry everybody...we were busy enough preparing the pleasing ground for htis year's ROBUSTFEST issue. And I still learn a new profession how to be a good father ))) So that stuff usually takes more time that you usually expect, eh ??)

The shitty thing is that mine mediafire account is dead for now. It's so pleasent to feel myself as an enemy of music business. But 99% of all uploaded bands were from deep underground and they allowed us to upload their files. So If you need anything from our posts from the past - please write to robustfellowship@gmail.com and we'll write you back with the new link.

Another thing I'd like to mention: because of the lack of time we'll try to do such short reviews as "Sent by the band" at the end of the month. Single posts with review will be made mostly for those bands who will send CD/tape/vinyl/whatever....It's not the harsh rule, but it's how it naturally works for the last time.
Of course if your band is interesting and robust enough - you will have what you deserve !

so here we go: title/image/few words to say about/few useful links...

Arenna - 2011 - Beats of Olarizu


Psychedelic blast from Basque country.
 Arenna was playing on 14th of July on Stoned From The Underground Fest
Recommended !

Irmãos Brothers  (-ex Lesbian Rainbows )

portuguese instrumental trio. fresh & non-boring.

The next hundred years - 2012 - Troppo 

"We are from Vancouver BC. We just finished up our latest album, Troppo."

The Rockabones - 2012 - First Takes


 "Straight Out Heavy Rock from Hanover, Germany.
Influenced by bands like AC/DC, Motörhead and Black Sabbath, ... more we play riffrock blended with metal, classic rock, punk and stoner - loud, heavy & dirty! "

Sun Eater- 2012 - Sun Eater 


"Sun Eater is a psychedelic stoner trio from Tacoma, WA. Comprised of three college students between the ages of 19 and 20, Sun Eater is bringing a fresh sound to the psych rock genre with an emphasis on heavy riffs, intense guitar solos and quality. Founded in the Fall of 2011 by Ben Block and Kirby Lochner, they soon picked up Daniel Salas on the drums and the band has been the same ever since. With diverse musical backgrounds between the three members, Sun Eater is sure to turn heads with a strong, new sound. Working hard in the basement for the past six months they are finally ready to release their debut EP, recorded at the band's home in Washington state. "

Romero - 2012 - Couch Lock Single

"Heavy rockers, ROMERO, are celebrating the high holiday by releasing a pair of tracks for free download.  "Couch Lock" and "In The Heather" are available for FREE in multiple formats.  This release is the band's second for Grindcore Karaoke, the online label headed by J. Randall of AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED (Relapse).  In addition to the download, ROMERO is releasing a LIMITED EDITION cassette package with 3D artwork, poster & 3D glasses."

Download the tracks here:
Buy cassette here:

Barbears - 2012 - Doombar Ep

"We are the Barbears, a stoner, southern metal band from southern Hungary formed in 2008, and our new EP just came out in mid-April! We're work hard on making a blast in the underground scene; we've had lots of concerts around the country, but we'd like to expand our horizons and give concerts abroad, with old and new songs. Our music comes from the heart and we like to feel good and make a great party!
Barbears hungarian beer & pussy company"


pretty fresh video from the Swedish alternative riff-rockers Grand Selmer is available on youtube


Torso (Austria) - 2012 - Inside


really cool psychedelic rocks with the deep touch of 70's hard-rock fellas.
recommended for your ipod destruction !!

"Torso is a quartett from Austria playing complex psychedelic / stoner rock influenced sets. The debut album `Inside` is a trippy psychedelic journey with a strong 70s feeling enriched by a soulful voice. 7 tracks (40 mins) on this CD will most likely please followers of bands like Colour Haze, Samsara Blues Experiment, Natas etc."
listen at reverbnation
buy at Kozmik Artifaktz

 Satellite Beaver - 2012 - The last bow Promo


Aanother cool band from our lovelu neighbours Poland. Keep your ears opened.
Loud and stoned as fuck.

 "Have you ever tried to imagine yourself space, hairy dozer furious enough to destroy planets? No wonder you did not, but now it’s about time to confront one face to face.
Formed in Warsaw in 2008, Satellite Beaver search for their own style and they are more stubborn than Sisyphus itself. Inspired by traditional grunge and stoner rock genres, band came a long way through different influences what in practice means searching for thickest guitar strings and biggest crash cymbals ever created. What’s more, they dared to spread their “tune it lower” philosophy during live performances with local and foreign stoner bands such as Belzebong, Luna Negra / Tres Perros, Karma To Burn or Mars Red Sky.
Satellite Beaver are preparing brand new material for debut album release, but before that happens, some chapters have to be closed. That’s why “The Last Bow” EP came out (actually is about to come at May 2012). It contains 4 tracks composed in 2010-2011, which gives some point of view at direction the band moves toward: from catchy, rock’n’rollin’ ‘Way before’, through classic stoner ‘Pershing’ and slower ‘Urania’ to gloomy and massive ‘Roadtrip’ track, which is closest to style band’s digging at the moment.
2012 is the year of changes: new line-up, new material, new tour and a lot of determination to trip further that any beaver ever tripped…"


  Caves of Glass - 2012 - Gone from Oceania


Artist: Caves of Glass
Album: Gone from Oceania [Single]
Genre: Experimental/Post-Rock/Post-Hardcore
Label: Just Noise Music
Bit-rate: 320kbps
Mediafire: http://www.mediafire.com/?vmbkmzrlx916zcv

Black Bombaim - 2012 - Titans

9th level of kickassery comes from Portugal. This is their third LP.
Damn...I should consider of ordering this new one on Vinyl. It looks lovely & sounds lika agoddamnpieceofextasytablet.

Video Links:

Iron Giant plays Sabbath tribute 


We have just released our Black Sabbath-medley, in tribute to Tony Iommi and his fight against cancer. We hope you like it and find it worth spreading through your available channels, in support of Tony!
Humble regards,
One Inch Giant. "

ABISALES (Argentina)

"Hi, we're ABISALES, instrumental duo (guitar and drums) from Argentina and we play stoner/psychedelic/space rock. The band formed in 2008, it started as a garage project but after a couple years we've decided to start playing gigs around our city and this years we're programming to records our first LP. About our sound, we've always tried to mix between those pure old school riffs with some new school, electronic influence, space and drone darkish arrengment."

BerT - 2012 - Burt, the not self titled album - The lost Bertos: cutting a Hot Demo - Spring Fever Stoner Boner

True DIY Sludge band on great diy label.
Worth checking and supporting.

http://madlantisrecords.com (Tons of good bands on the label)

[P.U.T]  - 2012 - LIKE ANIMALS


"2 brothers, betwen Paris/Brussels, making since 1998, mix of machines/guitars, noise, sludge, industrial punk to create a music borrows madness, emotion, heaviness & anger
5 albums, 8 maxis, 2 live, 7" and v/a comp, do not disavow influences (Godflesh, S.Y, Scorn or Unsane)
More than 170 shows in France, Belgium, Netherlands, Italy, Austria, Swiss, Czech republic and German


Burweed (Fin) - 2012 - Eyes Down South


"Burweed is a band from Karhula, Southern Finland. The same area has given birth to numerous metal acts such as Omnium Gatherum, Total Devastation, Domination Black, Demonic Death Judge, Kaihoro and many more. However, musically Burweed dives in the murkier waters introducing atmosphere, violence and ocean-sized melodies to the alternative metal genre. 
Burweed is a strong addition to the Finnish post metal scene. On "Eyes Down South" the three-piece has truly found its own, unique voice. "

Single Mothers - 2012 - Indian Pussy

"hey, my name is harry cloud. i front a band called single mothers. we brew up some incredibly weird and totally original heavy sludge rock."

AXES - 2012 - EP


"AXES was found 2009 in Rosswein (near Dresden), Germany. Deeply rooted in the cities vivid DIY-scene, the band combines the urge and unaltered attitude of Punk and Hardcore with the epic riffs and the stunning power of Stoner Rock and genres alike. The self-titled EP was recorded early 2011. Now those three songs are released on 7” vinyl via Life And Death Records."

Nomega - 2012 - Deimos 


This Romanian band appears on Robustfellow once again with the new stuff.

"We're back, this time with the full, live in the studio, jam album:
Two songs will also be featured on a split vinyl by Nasoni Recods."


MAKE - 2012 - Threpine


Wall of heavy drone mantras in your face.
MAKE on Facebook
MAKE on Twitter

Cowards - 2012 - Shooting Blanks And Pills 


French Beast goes crusty sludge. Recommended if hate false music trends.

"Cowards features current and ex-members of Sickbag, Death Mercedes, Hangman's Chair, Eibon, Glorior Belli, Dacast, Colossus of Destiny…"
http://music.throatruinerrecords.com/album/shooting-blanks-and-pills (name your price dl)

Buioingola - 2012 - demo


Heavy Instrumental Post-rock/Sludge from Italy.

Bastard of the Skies/ Catatomic Split LP 


Personally I'm following  Bastard of the Skies since their first release. Great to see they're active and still mindblowing after four years. And they ain't gonna stop...
Here's great, powerful split that brings us 5 heavy tunes from Bastards. I can compare them with High on fire a little bit. Each riff goes with maximum concentration and energy spilled. Can't wait to hear the new one. the third one.
Catatomic goes more into traditional doom forest. One epic theme that has title "Void" sound really cool and similar to UK's own Cathedral. The last track on the split "I went to you" - is some kind of acoustic ballad. 

"We formed in 2006 and released our self titled debut album in 2008 and it's follow up "Ichor! Ichor!" in 2010. We've recently toured the UK with Jucifer and in the past have played with bands such as Harvey Milk, Baroness, Kylesa, Today Is The Day, Conan, Alunah, Undersmile, Black Sun, Lazarus Blackstar and loads more. We've just finished work on our third album, "Tarnation", which will be released through Future Noise Recordings in the Summer."

The Lion's Daughter - 2012 - Shame on Us All  


Heavy as hell black/sludge from St. Louis, US. You can remember this band from the split LP with holy Fister.
Beware/listen/buy !

Memória de Peixe- 2012 - Memória de Peixe 


Sit & relax music from Portugal.

"“Memória de Peixe” are Miguel Nicolau (guitar) and Nuno Oliveira,both from Caldas da Rainha, Portugal. The band was formed ... more in November 2010. In other words, is called “Fish memory” in portuguese and it means short or lack of memory.
They use “live-looping” to create songs with short loops (around 8seconds), with multiple parts to develop and create songs with structure and improvisation moments.


Chest - 2012 - Cursed To Live 


2nd Ep from these Finland's Stoner/Doom band.

Daggers Mid Flight - 2012 -Leap of Fangorn 


"Daggers Mid Flight are based in Melbourne, Australia. Improvised, esoteric, heavy, psychedelic sounds capes and thundering ... more moments of heaviness juxtaposed against minimal and often tranquil tones. Features members of Hotel Wrecking City Traders, Spider Goat Canyon & Goatwitch."
http://daggersmidflight.bandcamp.com/ (Free dl)

Eggnogg - 2012 - Louis EP


This is really fucking cool EP.
 Strong stoned/funky/southern/sludge jams.
Recommended !

"It has been a year since Eggnogg released their acclaimed second album, Moments In Vacuum, in July of 2011. During this period of apparent dormancy, the band has been hard at work writing and recording new material for a slew of releases in the summer and fall of 2012.

On July 11, 2012, the band will release a new four-track EP entitled Louis. Following the trend set by Nogg EP(2010), which fell between the band’s debut album The Three(2009) and Moments in Vacuum(2011), Louis is a between-albums EP intended to quell fans’ appetites while the band puts the finishing touches on their third full-length album. Louis is named for estranged bassist Louis Davidson, who played with the band back when their name was GonZo, and who co-wrote the Ep’s third track “The Squid,” back in 2006. The new EP reimagines old songs from the GonZo days, recorded fresh with additional parts added. As with the Nogg EP before it, the band takes the creative liberty to deliver straight-up Rock ‘n Roll with a Noggy twist, as well as new, unexpected sounds that fit snuggly into the scheme of Eggnogg’s deeply-seeded sonic progression.

In the aftermath of the Louis EP, Eggnogg will release their third full-length album, entitled You’re All Invited. From the latter half of 2011 to the present, Eggnogg has been toiling over what will surely be their heaviest, fuzziest, and doomiest recording to date. In contrast to the Louis EP, You’re All Invited will stretch the bounds of song structure and track length to offer a listening experience that is a primordial ritual of heavy riffs, feedback, psychedelic textures, lyrical melodies, and spiritual introspection.

Eggnogg will launch a Kickstarter campaign in July to raise funds to finance the pressing of You’re All Invited on vinyl. This will mark Eggnogg’s first vinyl release, and the band is very excited to finally heed the call of the many fans who seek to have the band’s music on vinyl record. Among the rewards for Kickstarter donations will be limited-edition copies of Louis on CD, posters, t-shirts, and exclusive, autographed prints of Justin Karol’s album artwork. "


Tongue - 2012 - A Night You'll Never Remember Vol 1 : Who Fired The Workers Of Happiness Factory ? EP 


Stoned hardcore/grunge from Serbia.

Disastroid - 2012 - Money and Guilt


One of the best grunge bands that I've heard for the last time.
Think early Helmet got raped by late Melvins.
100% hits on 4 tracks - preview of the album

Check the killing 8 bit Disastroid game at the end of their page :

Chillum - 2012 - End of World

Heavy shit from Rochester.

BANG BANGALOW - 2012 - No Job EP


Catchy tunes from Italy. Think Clutch eats Corrosion of Conformity for Breakfast.
EP is  produced by Billy Anderson.



Heavy loud stoner rock from Seattle