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When I first talked about this kickass band, it was in 2015 to announce their well-acclaimed debut album "Return Of The Jackalope".

Now they're back in 2018, with "Life on Ares", a space-themed album, though don't be fooled, you won't find any reverb and delay effects or long spacey jams in this release.

No. Plainride are here to RAWK with the same forceful punchiness we were used to in the first album, this time even more confident in their own sound 

Yep, I had the chance to listen to it, and duuuuude "Life On Ares" will most certainly become a favorite album for many fuzzers who worship the ballsy kind of Stoner Rock ala Clutch or Orange Goblin (by the way it was mixed & mastered by Alberto de Icaza, the same guy who did the latest Clutch albums or the Crobot debut album, you see what I mean ).

Be sure to follow them wherever you want to be noticed when they share some new exciting stuff ! (Facebook - Instagram - Twitter - Spotify)

"Life on Ares" will be out September 21st

Artwork designed by Solomacello

Tracklist :

1. A Fiery Demise (Prologue)

2. El Coyote

3. Battletoads

4. Seven Of Spades

5. Bite Back

6. Wormhole Society

7. Texas Labyrinth

8. Blood On The Crown

9. Thunder & Awe

10. Anaximander (And The Riddle Of Origin)

Label : Ripple Music

Recorded by : Marius Ley (Dat Adam)

Mixed & Mastered by: Alberto de Icaza (Clutch, Crobot i.a.)

Some words from the band
about the story behind this album :

2018 A.D., SOL 257.

Technology gone wrong, robots ruling the Earth. In a desperate attempt to save mankind from a dreadful fate, Earth’s finest set forth on a daring endeavour: Pooling all their finesse and know-how, the scientists at Jackalope Spaceways sent out a fleet of exploration to scour the cosmos for a new home.

This is the story of flight EC69.

Originally set to be manned with an elite team of veteran space travelers, flight EC69 did not go quite as planned. Coming from a nearby show (“Riffs vs. Robots Vol.17”) the night before the launch, local rockers and notorious troublemakers Plainride snook past the lab’s security detail for a little after show fun. It wasn’t long however, before the exhausted musicians decided to ‘take a quick nap’ in what would later turn out to be the four cryo-chambers of ship EC69. With the spacecraft manned well ahead of schedule and all else going by protocol except for an array of emptied beer cans scattered around the lab, flight EC69 was sent off into the depths of space the next day.

Several weeks later, a rock band awakens from a deep and dreamless slumber. Having found out about the wonders mere weeks in a cryo-chamber can do for a pounding hangover (but also about the fact they were floating in the middle of outer space), the painstakingly adept crew made contact with an infuriated operator at Jackalope Spaceways HQ, who informed them the band were now 347 trillion credits in debt on accounts of high treason, sabotage, and also littering. Notoriously broke, the band consisting of singer Max, guitarist Fabe, bass player Leo, and drummer Florian, quickly came to terms with the fact they would have to play for audiences a little more alien than the ones at home from now on. And who knew? Maybe they‘d even find a habitable planet and save humanity while they were at it.

They would not …

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Dopethrone from Montréal, Canada are back! Last album Hochelaga came out 2015 so I feel it was about damn time.

With a name taken from the Electric Wizard classic and vocals similar to Dixie from Weedeater, you can guess what kind of stoner/doom/sludge sound is going to please your eardrums.

So if you want your fuzz heavy as a dirty juggernaut filled with booze and drugs then look no further than the nasty Dopethrone!

How is the sound ?

If unfamiliar with Dopethrone you could guess it would be just another Electric Wizard sounding band.
Some parts are reminiscent of EW but Black Sabbath riffs shine through far more, and overall there’s a Sludgy doom punching you in the face!
I would say Weedeater is the closest to compare the sound with but WAY filthier, imagine Weedeater being a bag of weed then Dopethrone is like a mixed bag of all the hard drugs on the market. ^^

What I love about Transcanadian Anger though is that every song stands out, there’s a couple of different tempos to mix things up and they’re all united by the sheer quality of songwriting and heaviness.
Here you get heavy doom rockers like “Killdozer” and “Tweak Jabber” which gets your blood pumping and are perfect songs for the party.
And for you stoners out there just put on “Kingbilly Kush”, sounding like a crossbreed between Weedeater and Black Sabbath it will be perfect for you.

Dopethrone did not forget to make some ultra heavy tracks for us on this album, “Snort Dagger” is a slow piece about not being able to find good coke and you should check out their video cause it’s hilarious!
And the heaviest of the bunch is the last track “Miserabilist!” Perfectly combining Sludge & Doom in the heaviest of ways and guest singer Julie is so freakin’ awesome.
I’m not familiar with who Julie is, only know he/she sang on “Zombi Powder” from their album Dark Foil but the vocals are mean as hell.

All in all, I honestly got nothing bad to say about this album, the other songs not mentioned are equally awesome and Transcanadian Anger will surely be on my Top 2018 list.
Be sure to check out the official video for Killdozer as well!

Why is this album worth listening to ?
  • Transcanadian Anger gets you moving, heavy as hell from first to last track!
  • With a runtime of 36 minutes and every song standing out, you get one of those albums that will get an instant replay on the turntable.
In what situation you should listen to this album ?
  • At home with big fat speakers and an accompanying subwoofer! The floor should shake and neighbours complain! Then you’re doing it right!
  • I can imagine songs like Killdozer and Tweak Jabber would kick ass live on stage, mosh pit worthy songs!

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Collecting references that point to bands like Earthless, Pink Floyd, Mother Engine and Karma to Burn a certain Parisian trio formed in 2011 have been electrifying minds and ear channels with a devastating sonic arsenal. Two albums already released in the pack, a sonority able to tame the psychedelia in a masterful way while assimilating it at the same time. Improvisation and warming vibrations without certain direction help to form the panel of one of the most captivating french bands of the present time, Domadora which now arrives with their third release “Lacuna“.

This fabulous album is streaming in full just below, for your ears only fuzzers!

How’s it sound ?

Although containing a few more introspective moments than the previous release “The Violent Mystical Sukum”, in Domadora’s new album “Lacuna” we still can experience the guys exhaling through each musical pore a hallucinogenic communion with the most entropic sonic forces joining evocations of ancestry to “modern shamanism” with a roaring guitar screaming fiercely an overwhelming magnetic chain in doping and mesmerizing jams.

Opening title track “Lacuna Jam” sounds like a rush hour in a megalopolis with a profusion of sonic assaults bombing the listener, like a psychedelic rain of meteorites. If you feel the air burning around you and turning to the point of being swallowed by smoke, don’t worry: things are just going through the right way. The two minutes between 3:38 and 5:38 hold a real cathartic experience, a synthesis of the best we can have in a matter of psychedelic experimentation, stuffed with certain guitar attack allied to a passionate and furious compass of the drums.

“Genghis Khan” delivers a range of nuances going from the most vibrant to the most contemplative and dense in a harmonious and meandering transition. The schizophrenia, sweet schizophrenia of the lustful voluptuousness of the band in delirious jam sessions show almost obscene tones in this track, which take us through a pulsating path and refers to stunning moments from Funkadelic’s early works grinding bones mercilessly and leading to a delicious cannabic trance.

“Tierra Last Homage” is the wildest and most sumptuous track of the work offering a blazing Psych / Stoner Rock song, unveiling an accurate fuzz and cathartic guitar inserts through the stunning fields that the band builds. It’s almost 17 minutes of an astounding demonstration of incendiary psychedelic rock with a bucolic and chilling ending.

Completing the band’s discography panel as a seamlessly embedded piece in a jigsaw “Lacuna” allows us to continue walking marvelled through the path of wonders and deliriums created by the french band Domadora, a path that I hope continue to follow for a long long time!

Why is this album worth listening to?
  • It’s heavy psych at its most beautiful shape made for the pickiest fans of heavy psych!
  • It’s a new Domadora release, man. Just blaze it and fly!
In what situation you should listen to this album ?
  • To communicate with your inner music
  • To chill, vibrate and bang the head, at the same time.

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More Fuzz by Mr. Slab Riffjaw - 3w ago

A Yob review? This is so pointless.

Stop reading.

It’s like staring at the full moon on a clear and warm summer night as it reflects across a still and glistening perfect ocean, and stating…”looks alright”. Words will forever underwhelm in any attempt to describe this experience.

Yob are a rarity in a style that is saturated with pretenders and fakers. They are an elemental experience, unique and with a purity that will bind your own raw heart with resonating emotional impact. They are not something that can really be conveyed to those who haven’t yet attuned to their frequency .

So why bother writing this review of Yob’s latest opus, the deliciously titled Our Raw Heart? Well, in the hopes that some poor soul who has so far steered around the Yob cloud to take a BIG lungful, and take it down deep.

One does not merely listen to Yob…one experiences them.

Yob is love.

How’s it sound ?

Paradoxical, organically grown, texturally rich riff propulsion. What?!?

Yob’s sound is riddled with the standardised tropes of modern doom…to many, on first listen, it might not be clear why they are in a league apart. The lethargic, loping rhythms. The down-tuned guitars. The contrasting melodic passages. The innately modern production. Been there, done that, got the t-shirts.

Then it seeps into your brain. The unusual inflexions at the end of riffs, the haunting mournfulness of the vocals, the way the drums follow the rhythm rather than anchor it, and the omnipresent shroud of lysergic laced bass cushioning the whole sound.

Each song is an epic crafted as a journey and experience that continues a tradition Yob have long been honouring. You will find yourself entranced, stoned by the sonic textures and rolling rhythms, swaying in time…only to exhale as the final chords of each song ring out.

This is the definition of doom in sonic form. Resonant and full yet with that feeling of emptiness and loneliness at its core…lost yet hopeful, angry yet at peace.

Paradox given form.

Yob is love.

Why is this album worth listening to?

Are you here for riffs, good times, healing solidarity? It doesn’t matter.

Yob have created something that really does hold appeal for anyone who appreciates music that emotes.

If you are a Yob fan you won’t be reading this. You’re already deep in the groove.

If you aren’t a Yob fan it’s hard to think of a bigger reason than this:

…this is real music, with a heart and soul far beyond the cartoon-like trappings of much modern music…doom included…so put away your preconceptions of genre, band name, label, visual aesthetics and just let it take hold…

Yob is love.

In what situation you should listen to this album ?

Stage 1: This is an album that is at first best sampled and absorbed in the all-enveloping embrace of big speakers and ideally a spinning platter of vinyl goodness. Failing that, headphones and a solitary walk.

Stage 2: This really is a momentous release and those first few plays are an experience to be savoured and appreciated. Take your time. Drink and breathe.

Stage 3: You’ll soon find that an addictive resonance sets in, and beyond that it’ll be time to share this with like minds…eyes closed, speakers cranked, sensory enhancements lacing the ringing chords and thudding waves of bass with almost tactile attraction.

This is the sort of record that invokes a knowing slow nod and smile between those it connects. Welcome to the world of Yob.

Stage 4: Prepare yourself for one of the most enthralling live experiences you’ll ever witness.

Don’t forget to breathe!

Yob is love.

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Toward Atlantis Lights is a multinational group that features members of Void Of Silence, Aphonic Threnody, Phanteist, Landskap, and more. The band started as a one-man project by Ivan Zara (guitars) in 2017 and then became a band by adding the talents of Kostas Panagiotou (keyboards & vocals), Riccardo Veronese (bass) and Ivano Olivieri (drums).

They released their debut album “Dust of Aeons” a couple of months ago thru Indian label Transcending Obscurity Records, showing a well-executed mix of Doom Metal, Funeral Doom and Doom/Death that honors the musical background of the band members.

How is the sound ?

The album starts with “The Bunker Of Life”, a 30 minutes song that it’s melancholic, intimate, oppressive and atmospheric. The song takes its time to develop, the band is in no hurry to deliver its message, so thru slow riffs and a heavy pulse they are able to induce in the listener a hypnotic state of mind. Add the fluctuation between clean vocals and death growls and you have an anthem that uses the tale of the fall of the Atlantis Island as a metaphor of the never-ending human quest for knowledge.

Then it’s time for “Babylon’s Hanging Gardens”, a song constructed around atmospheric keyboards arrangements, deep and low vocals related to the rise and fall of Babylonian civilization. Overall, you can see it’s strongly anchored in the early 90’s Death/Doom sound.

“Alexandria’s Library” is the other lengthy track of the album, clocking 16:35 minutes. A song with an intimate vibe that also focuses on one of the wonders of the ancient world. The lyrics reflects on the glory days of the library and the city, when it was one of the most important centers of knowledge of its time, and its progressive deterioration over the years.

The album concludes with “Greeting Mausolus’ Tomb”, a song that, from the narrator’s point of view, serves as a heartfelt tribute to Mausolus, who ruled Caria between 377-353 BC when the city was part of the Persian Empire. This tomb is also considered as one of the wonders of the ancient world.

After this historical and emotive journey, you can be sure you have listened to one of the most important releases of 2018. The band has a bright future and I can only wait for them to continue delighting us with future releases.

Why is this album worth listening ?
  • For its epicness, I love bands that creates well-constructed songs, those where the players have the space and ability to maintain the listener’s attention no matter how long they are.
  • It’s an excellent tribute to the early days of the “Peaceville Three” bands, a.k.a. My Dying Bride, Paradise Lost and Anathema.
In what situation you should listen to this album ?
  • Relaxing and reading the lyrics to enjoy some great stories set in ancient times.
  • In concert, it should be a transcendental experience.
Something particular to note ?

Transcending Obscurity Records released an astonishing box set for this album, I can only recommend you that you grab it while it last.

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More Fuzz by Mr. Slab Riffjaw - 1M ago

It’s sexy. It’s arousing. It’s almost pornographic. It’s the second album from the intriguingly named Svvamp and it’s here to put a lazy smile on that damned face of yours.

You’ve watched Dazed and Confused right (Richard Linklater’s 1993 neo-retro-classic film)? Well, let’s just say that this album, entitled ‘II’, could PERFECTLY replace Dazed and Confused’s entire late 70’s soundtrack. Yeah, it’s that goddam good.

[n.b. if you have not watched Dazed and Confused before reading this you should be ashamed of yourself…go lick Matt Pike’s belly button, then go watch the film].

Rarely does a band with retro-oriented tastes manage to so perfectly replicate the intrinsic sonic magic of 60’s and 70’s fuzz rock. Modernised gear, digital recording methods, songwriting styles,  and shifting sonic tastes have stripped away so much of that grime, grit and filth that actually brought all the mojo with it. Nobody told these boys. Crank ‘Hillside’, the 6th track in, and I swear you will smell the incense and patchouli oil reeking from your speakers.

This is the sound of hot summer days, soft suspension, purring engines, too tight flares, tassel jackets and long highways. Open the windows, spark one up and crank the fucking stereo…Svvamp have got what you need.

How’s it sound ?

Beautiful. Just blissful.

There is a reason that those rare recording studios still armed with tape machines and old-school mics are so much in demand these days. They imbue recordings with a real, honest,  3-dimensional sound now being sadly forgotten (or even unknown) to many a listener. The sharp edges of digital are smoothed to perfect curves. Colours bleed into each other like an impressionistic sonic painting. It oozes warmth…analogue warmth. Svvamp (and their engineers) have done an incredible job in capturing that audio magic..but more importantly they have gone one step further.

Svvamp have perfected songwriting that actually makes the most of that rich, soupy-but-refined sweetness. Riffs aren’t smothered in distortion, but bedded on pillows of full bodied fuzz. Vocals massage and kiss your ear. Bass enters your chest cavity and reverberates down your spine. And the drums thump rather than crack, grooving and inflecting. And it all moves as one organic whole.

It’s warm…bassy..powerful…delicate…refined. It’s fun, and it needs to be heard.

Why is this album worth listening to?
  • The perfect summer smoke soundtrack
  • Instant mental haze and de-stresser
  • A chocolate box of delicious flavours and textures to explore
  • Instantly memorable classic songwriting welded to authentic 70’s production stylings
In what situation you should listen to this album ?

In the car. On the floor. In a field. Up a tree. On a bike. On a bench. In bed. With someone. Before a smoke, with a smoke, after a smoke. This IS your summer soundtrack. It isn’t heavy, it isn’t light, it’s just right.

This will be the wind in your hair and the soundtrack to memory making.

Get your groove on.

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More Fuzz by Mr. Gagarin - 1M ago

They have released their 3rd lp a couple of months ago. They ‘ve done their own release show in Athens (report here). They ‘ve released their second video. They just completed their “III Greek Spring Tour“. Last year, they have tour Europe in a 40 show run, and now they announced they will do it again! From the Eastern themes to African inspirations, to Jodorowsky-ian visual scapes and kraut/prog references the analog loving trio from Thessaloniki are presenting themselves here in More Fuzz for the very first time before the slow burning summer festivals…

 John Vagenas (bass, vox) answers to Mr. Gagarin’s questions !

Mr. Gagarin : Your name has eastern references if I stand correct. Do you have a fascination with eastern culture and religion music-wise?

Naxatras comes from the term Nakshatras, which is the name for the various phases of the moon (the lunar mansion) in Hindu astrology. Eastern philosophy and religion, which are really close, in contrary to the division which exists in the western world between the two, make a lot of sense to us as means of understanding reality. That being said, I wouldn’t say we are too deep into it, we chose the name mainly because it sounded cool and communicated the band’s sound in the best way possible.

Mr. Gagarin : In the covers of your three LPs we see mask. What’s the back story?

It all started when we asked Chris RW (our illustrator and very close friend) to design a tribal face with an ecstatic look for our first album. He took inspiration from various masks, from African to South American ones and came up with what you see on the cover. We used different incarnations of it for our next albums.

Mr. Gagarin : You also showcase your love for all things analog. Tell us about it!

We randomly found a card that said “Jesus I. Agnew – Analog Recording and Studio Engineering”. We called the number and there was Jesus talking about all this weird, nerdy stuff about the analog world. We took our chances and went to record a demo at Magnetic Fidelity (Jesus’ studio). It took two days to set up the sound and one day to record eight tracks, everything live on cassette tape. This became our first album. Because of the warm, organic sound, the vintage textures and the spontaneous procedure that comes with this type of recording, we fell in love with it. It’s all like a ritual, just being there in that moment, in that space and capturing the essence of the songs. For our next recordings we used reel-to-reel tape, but still it’s not multitrack, just two tracks, left and right.

Mr. Gagarin : If you were commissioned to work on the soundtrack or score of a movie, whose director would it be?

That’s a tough one! Something by Jodorowsky I guess…

Mr. Gagarin : What artists are you currently listening to?

It always changes. This year I listened to a lot of early ambient music, Brian Eno, Holger Czukay, Popol Vuh. John always listens to a lot of jazz and funk stuff, from James Brown to Miles Davis and so on. And Kostas is a big fan of Long Distance Calling, Yob and many post-rock/metal bands. But what we were listening to last time in the van was Iron Maiden’s ‘Somewhere In Time’ album.

Mr. Gagarin : What are the personal influences in your playing style?

John has a lot of blues references on the guitar, Peter Green, Gary Moore, Grandfunk Railroad, and of course the legends, such as Hendrix, Gilmour and Frusciante. As a bassist, my biggest inspirations are Geezer Butler, Paul McCartney, Steve Harris, Al Cisneros and Bootsy Collins. Kostas’ style is heavily influenced by the likes of Om and My Sleeping Karma.

Mr. Gagarin : In your last album beside your familiar sound, you also had the two closing songs (featuring additional rhythm guitar by Filon Geropooulos) which are beautiful ballads and structured in a typical manner (couplet –refrain). Does your songwriting process leaning in a more traditional way from your early jam based days?

In a way. We tend to approach songwriting in a mature way I think, to craft songs that can speak to the listener’s emotions and withstand the test of time. But I’m not only referring to the standard verse-chorus formula. You can play with the structure of a song in infinite ways, you can experiment on the form itself. Jamming is always a very important factor though, even if we have a pretty much formed idea, we still jam on it to see if it works and to come up with more stuff, like solos, basslines and grooves.

Mr. Gagarin : As the time goes, you evolve your light show and the visuals in your show. Do you imagine yourself evolving further your stage set up?

Definitely. The big dream is to have a huge stage construction, holographic lasers, exotic dancers, an orchestra and lots and lots of fireworks!

Mr. Gagarin : What is your motivation as artists to get up each morning and produce music?

Just the thing itself, writing and playing music is the main motivation because it is the coolest thing ever and it fills you in so many ways, emotionally, physically and mentally. We wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.

Mr. Gagarin : Do you write something as we speak?

We have quite a lot of raw ideas in various styles, some of them heavier and some softer, some of the more experimental and some of them more conventional.

Mr. Gagarin : In my previous interview for More Fuzz with 1000mods Labros, I asked him about a comment on the greek rock scene, and specifically what are the reasons that during this decade this scene is growing?

You could say it has to do with the very confused and delicate state that Greece was these last years. A lot of young people understood that, since the future is uncertain anyway, why not follow your dreams. And it’s also like an avalanche, people see that the music scene is growing, they are more supportive to artists and they attend a lot of gigs and festivals.

Mr. Gagarin : Finally, tell us about your future plans?

We have some festivals going on for summer, including Sonic Blast Moledo in Portugal, and, after that, our longest European tour to date. Then, back to the studio for writing stuff and jamming on them until it’s time to record them!

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This report is a joint effort between Mr. Black Kraken & Mr. Evileye who both wrote the report and took the pictures (Mr. Black Kraken websiteMr. Evileye website)

As you maybe notice, for its 7th Edition and because of the complaints from the public last year, DesertFest Berlin changed its location from the RAW area to Arena Berlin ! Not that I want to talk again about it but apparently, Berlin’s public really want to see all the band and this year as the first years, here we are in this big place transformed for 3 days for fuzzy riffs in Germany with no overlapping shows ! Good to know now that Desertfest crew really paid attention to the public, so thank you 

This year in the whole new venue, two stages were installed as you can see on the pictures. This time there was certainly enough space at Arena Berlin and two stages have been built up inside the hall, a main and side stage with adjacent backstage. Another part of the hall was the area for different merch stalls, tattoo parlour and a stall for the highly recommendable Doomster’s Monolithic Alphabet.

On the outside of the arena, you have a big place just near the Spree for every food truck, beers of all kind by the Brooklyn Brewery. Good to know, food trucks were really good and diversified like those wonderful pizzas or delicious oriental vegan plate. Don’t worry, we are in Germany so you can have a wurst at every time of the festival.  The outside area was really comfortable and lucky we are, sun was here all time !

Bonus, live DJ sets were waiting for you in a corner near the river to stay in the mood and you could walk up the area to get a great view on the Spree. Too bad the beach and the Badeschiff were not included in the festival area, the sunny weather would certainly have tempted some people to jump into the water for cooling down (and some short-term treatment for sunburns), but actually, we didn’t really had time for that !

With only two stages for the festival line-up of 29 bands, it was again possible to see any gig – essentially, you just had to move your head 90 degrees. So no overlaps during the three days of this fine, fuzzy festival.

Day 1
First day was already heavy on our shoulders with Monolord for dinner and Monster Magnet headlining. Vonavibe and Pretty Lightning opened the festival on the small stage before the first main stage band, Church of Misery. Next bands was a road to hell with Nebula, Monolord, Monster magnet and Weedeater. I want to say a huge thank you to Anders and for the shorts moments with him and Mr.Black Kraken because that is an important part of a good festival ! We also saw DesertFest Anvers and SonicBlast Moledo crew, family reunion in Berlin  (words by Mr. Evileye)
Pretty Lightning

The two-piece Pretty Lightning swiftly followed on the side stage with psychedelic bluesy tunes and mesmerised the crowd (even Mr. Black Kraken), which meanwhile have found their place inside the very big hall. (words by Mr. Black Kraken)
Church Of Misery
The first band performing on the main stage was Church of Misery delivering a pretty good set – sadly, the sound was not top notch – a complaint we heard a lot over the next days (especially concerning the main stage). This might well be a problem of the big hall with the old (and interesting) steel construction in the roof. (words by Mr. Black Kraken)
Nebula

**Nebula** (US) followed up and it was a joy to see those stoner rock legends on the main stage. Despite the main stage sound, it was a pretty crushing gig, with a nice, fitting light show, bringing a very good dose of desert to Berlin. (words by Mr. Black Kraken)
Monolord

Mr Black Krakken and I are kind of big fans of Monolord ( especially live ) and sincerely, those men are really nice too ! They played at nine, if you took your dinner just before I hope everything was ok for you 

This band has one of the best sound we could see live and they are on tour very often so good for us ! With Mr. Black Krakken we agreed that the first time you are listening to Empress Rising, even if you are not a fan of doom, you might express a little « Whatttttt »
Esben behind the drum pull the doom out of those cymbals and kick while Mika the bassist, and Thomas the guitarist, achieve his sentence with their own instruments. They have the art of riff in themselves. For me, they are made to be on tour and don’t hesitate if they are in your area ! (words by Mr. Evileye)

Monster Magnet

The headliner Monster Magnet in their 29th year of craftsmanship brought another dose of stoner rock to the Desertfest. You could feel the joy of playing throughout the whole concert, mindfucking the audience. (words by Mr. Black Kraken)

Weedeater

Weedeater was on stage to close that day 1 and let’s be honest, if you think their music is crazy, don’t look in the eyes of the bassist, Dave “Dixie” Collins, it’s pure Madness. 1st song gets you directly to what’s coming with the famous “Good Luck and Good Speed“! The audience went crazy on those heavy riffs and even if the show was on the small stage, sound was here ! Jack Daniels was here too, legend has to stay legend !

The perfect way to end this first day and then go to sleep with sweet doomy dreams of hell ! (words by Mr. Evileye)

Mr. Black Kraken’s favorite gigs of the day: Monolord, Pretty Lightning, Weedeater.

Mr. Evileye’s favorite gigs of the day:  Monolord, Weedeater

Day 2

Second day was almost if you were at DesertFest Sweden ! And I’m not complaining, Dead Lord opened the Main stage on this Saturday, Maidavale followed on the small stage. Horisont and the Headliner Graveyard was on the Main Stage while Lucifer and Yuri Gagarin hit the other one! We aslo saw High Reaper, The Necromancers and King Buffalo. (words by Mr. Evileye)

The Necromancers

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