VA – Skull Crushing Doom (2021)

Halloween selection of skull crushing doom metal by various artists:

01 Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath
02 Blood Farmers – General Urko / I Drink Your Blood
03 Bongripper – Hail
04 Boris – Evil Wave Form
05 Buried at Sea – Untitled II
06 Burning Witch – Warning Signs
07 Buzzoven – Crawl Away
08 Chrch – Dawning
09 Coltsblood – Abyss of Aching Insanity
10 Conan – Wrath Gauntlet
11 Cough – Crippled Wizard
12 Electric Wizard – Return Trip
13 Eyehategod – Sabbath Jam
14 Graves at Sea – Red Monarch
15 Grief – If the World Was Flat
16 Hell – Brutus
17 Iron Monkey – Arsonaut
18 Meth Drinker – Combat Shock
19 Monolord – Empress Rising
20 Moss – Tombs of the Blind Drugged
21 Noothgrush – Oil Removed
22 Overkill – Playing with Spiders / Skullkrusher
23 Sleep – Dopesmoker
24 Suma – Let the Churches Burn
25 The Angelic Process – The Promise of Snakes
26 Thou – Into the Void
27 Toadliquor – Gnaw
28 Torche – Meanderthal
29 Ufomammut – Void / Elephantom
30 Warhorse – Black Acid Prophecy
31 Windhand – Cassock

Anunnaki – Martyr of Alexandria (2021)

“…once the gothic space-rock bass riff and tortured fuzz of ‘Golden Gate Of The Sun’ starts up, it’s hard to dispel visions of a pair of speed-freak psychonauts locked inside a very dark room, producing lightsucking noise. ‘Cyril The Fanatic’ is another headlong plunge into the void, the filthy chug of a nuclear-powered craft burning a path through the cosmos. But the best track here is the extended ‘Cries Of Hypatia’, ambient feedback and a slow beat joined by a glowering choir of voices, building towards an impressively monumental climax.”

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Earthless – Live in the Mojave Desert, Volume 1 (2021)

“Inspired by Pink Floyd’s ‘Live At Pompeii’ the live in the Mojave desert series will showcase some of desert rock’s best in the middle of the California wilderness. Live IN THE Mojave Desert is a livestream concert film series created deep in the deep sand and huge boulders of some insanely beautiful California wilderness, with performances from Earthless, Nebula, Spirit Mother, Mountain Tamer, and Stoner (a new band by Brant Bjork and Nick Oliveri).”

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Øresund Space Collective – Relaxing in the Himalayas (2021)

“In 2014, we assembled an amazing line up of clever and inspired musicians to have a few days of jams in the studio. Hasse (Tangle Edge) came down from Norway, Jonathan, KG, Mathias and Alex came down from Stockholm. Jonathan (Camper Van Beethoven, Sista Maj) had been a big fan of ØSC but not played with us before. KG (ex-Siena Root, Palace on Wheels) had joined us before in the studio previously and also live. Mathias (My Brother the Wind) had also played live with ØSC before (on bass) and was a good friend of the band. I had been a big fan and friend with the guys in Gösta Berlings Saga for a few years and thought their drummer Alex would be a great fit. Finally, Jonas (Agusa) and Mats came over from Malmö. Both had played live with the band in the past. The 45min piece you are listening to now, was the first piece of music that we recorded together. Wow.. I hope that you enjoy this.”

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Papir – Jams (2021)

“Jamming has always been an essential part of Papir. Jamming in the rehearsal room, jamming in the studio, collectively jamming live and getting in to a common zone of rocking outbursts, ambient soundscapes, repetitive trances or whatever comes through. Sometimes it can just feel like a hard work of even trying to get into the zone. But mostly it’s just good times and fun, and I guess that’s why we do it. It’s all about musical energy!”

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Smote – Drommon (2021)

“Summoned from the murkier reaches of the subconscious and summoning a powerful aura of twilight communion, Smote’s ‘Drommon’ is here to intimidate and enchant. The first Rocket release for this enigmatic Newcastle-based entity is no less than a mystically-aligned voyage into abandon and epiphany…Replete with doom-laden atmospherics and crepuscular intensity, this is an intimidating denouement to return to time and again. Join the ritual, and submit to ‘Drommon’.”

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