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Aside from Two-Face from the animated Batman series — which, make no mistake, there is an entire generation of males that swears by — contained in the banner for this month’s podcast is a pedal designed specifically in honor of this year’s Stoner Hands of Doom fest. This is the 12th installment of SHoD, and we trickle closer to being just three weeks away from the fest’s taking place at the El ‘n’ Gee club in New London, Connecticut, I couldn’t be more thrilled to count myself among the presenters and couldn’t be more thrilled to unveil this podcast dedicated entirely to bands playing the four-day fest, which kicks off Thursday, Aug. 30.
The pedal was screenprinted by Gr8 Scott Graphics and the design is the same as you can see on Skillit Art‘s poster for the fest itself. The lineup of the fest boasts upwards of 40 bands over the course of its four days, with shorter shows Thursday and Friday and full days Saturday and Sunday, and in making this podcast, I did the best I could to keep it manageable. Sad to say, I don’t own music from all of these bands (yet), but I culled together 25 tracks that I hope give some sense of the spirit of this year’s SHoD, and most of all, make for a cool listen.
It’s a manageable two and a half hours, and a pretty killer assemblage of bands. We start off with Earthride, because when it comes to SHoD, I don’t know if there’s any single band who captures the ideology of the fest as well as they do, and follow up with a track from the 2012 self-titled EP from Roadsaw, which I chose to represent SHoD moving out of its Maryland home for the uncharted territory of New England. From there, it goes into the first recorded output of Black Pyramid to feature guitarist/vocalist Darryl Shepard, and there ensues a long stretch of some of the finest in riff-based doom.
As always, I hope you enjoy. For more information on SHoD, check out the fest’s website here or hit them up on Thee Facebooks. I’ll have more coverage leading up to the fest as well, but for now, check out the SHoDcast streaming on the player above, click the banner to get the file, or simply follow this link to the download page.
Complete tracklisting (with timestamps) is after the jump. Thanks for reading and thanks for listening.
0:04-4:41 Earthride, “Grip the Wheel” from Something Wicked (Earth Brain Records, 2010)
4:41-7:40 Roadsaw, “Monkey Skull” from Roadsaw EP (Mad Oak Records, 2012)
7:40-14:21 Black Pyramid, “Aphelion” from 12” Split with Odyssey (Transubstans, 2012)
14:21-17:29 Earthen Grave, “Burning a Sinner” from Earthen Grave (Claude + Elmo Music, 2012)
17:29-21:01 Blizaro, “Lifestream” from Blak Majicians (Self-Released, 2012)
21:01-25:45 Iron Man, “Harvest of Earth” from The Passage (Shadow Kingdom Records, 1994/2010)
25:45-35:47 Pale Divine, “Judas Wheel” from Thunder Perfect Mind (PsycheDOOMelic, 2001)
35:47-39:57 Kin of Ettins, “Snake Den Time” from Doomed in Dallas (Red Hare, 2010)
39:57-44:59 War Injun, “A Dangerous Prayer” from Tribal Eulogy (Blood & Iron Records, 2010)
44:59-51:19 Curse the Son, “Anullus of Zin” from Klonopain (Self-Released, 2011)
51:19-56:19 Revelation, “The Whisper Stream” from For the Sake of No One (Shadow Kingdom, 2009)
56:19-1:06:04 Pilgrim, “Quest” from Misery Wizard (Poison Tongue, 2012)
1:06:04-1:13:20 When the Deadbolt Breaks, “California Comes the Rain (Rough Mix)” from Drifting Toward the Edge of the Earth (Self-Released, 2012)
1:13:20-1:20:51 Black Thai, “Satan’s Toolshed” from Blood From on High (Megavox Recordings, 2010)
1:20:51-1:26:22 Orodruin, “Burn the Witch” from Epicurean Mass (PsycheDOOMelic, 2003/2009 reissue)
1:26:22-1:31:17 Devil to Pay, “Troglodyte Jive” from Heavily Ever After (Lax Wax Records, 2009)
1:31:17-1:36:54 Fire Faithful, “Wonton Lavey” from Please Accept this Invocation (Self-Released, 2011)
1:36:54-1:40:38 Negative Reaction, “A Bit of Numb” from Frequencies From Montauk (PsycheDOOMelic, 2011)
1:40:39-1:46:05 Skrogg, “Cajun Lady” from Skrogg (Drug Rug Records, 2011)
1:46:05-1:51:31 Akris, “Brown” from 2011 Live Demo (Heavy Hound Records, 2011)
1:51:31-1:55:59 Black Cowgirl, “Three Seasons” from Black Cowgirl (Self-Released, 2012)
1:55:59-2:08:50 Admiral Browning, “Dreams of Hammurabi” from Battle Stations (Self-Released, 2011)
2:08:50-2:15:42 Borracho, “Never Get it Right” from Splitting Sky (Self-Released, 2011)
2:15:42-2:20:27 Ichabod, “Sleeping Giants” from 2012 (Rootsucker Records, 2009)
2:20:27-2:32:26 Elder, “Dead Roots Stirring” from Dead Roots Stirring (MeteorCity, 2011)
Tags: doom metal, SHoD, SHoD XII, Stoner Hands of Doom, Stoner Hands of Doom XII, stoner rock