Nebula Announce Reunion Lineup; Shows and New Album to Come in 2018

Posted in Whathaveyou on September 20th, 2017 by JJ Koczan

After years of rumors, innuendo and — most of all — official silence from founding guitarist/vocalist Eddie Glass, Nebula are coming back. It’s been eight years since the release of their last full-length, 2009’s Heavy Psych (review here), and as they look to begin playing shows in 2018, they’ll be two full decades out from their landmark 1998 debut EP, Let it Burn. Last time we heard from Glass was in 2010, at which point, amid a canceled tour, he assured fans via MySpace that the band would continue. Seems fitting somehow that the announcement of their new lineup should come via Thee Facebooks. Age of wonders and all that.

Joining Eddie Glass in Nebula will be bassist Tom Davies, who played on Heavy Psych, and drummer Michael Amster, also of Blaak Heat and Abrams. News about live dates is reportedly coming this Friday. There’s been nothing specific yet revealed for touring or a new release, but new material is allegedly in the works as well.

Here’s where it stands:


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L.A. power trio Nebula, whose cosmic cocktail of heavy riffs, electric blues and psychedelic space rock has earned the band international (and, dare we say, universal) acclaim have returned.

Nebula will be back after almost 10 years w/ a number of live shows in April and June 2018 and a new Studio Album.

Nebula released their first album on Tee Pee in 1998 titled Let It Burn. Let It Burn is being reissued on vinyl later this year and will be released as a limited edition double LP, the first LP containing the original Let It Burn album plus two bonus tracks and a second LP will contain the original demos from the Let It Burn sessions.

The great swirling, electrical ball of dynamism and potential known as Nebula formed in the mythical abyss of Los Angeles in 1997. Nebula creates pure guitar-driven, conscious expanding rock for the 21st century. They are a culmination of their rock forbearers such as Jimi Hendrix, MC5, The Stooges and Mudhoney turned up a notch, taken to the next level and blasting through space. Nebula spread their gospel through their music and what they are preaching will leave the congregation on the floor.

Lineup on the upcoming shows in 2018 will be:

Eddie Glass vox/guitar
Tom Davies vox/bass
Michael Amster drums

More news coming up THIS Friday !!

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Trash Titan Release Welcome to the Banana Party EP on Friday; “Danger of Love” Video Posted

Posted in Whathaveyou on September 20th, 2017 by JJ Koczan

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One has to wonder how the respective duties for the new Trash Titan video wound up such that guitarist/bassist/baguitarist/vocalist Collyn McCoy wound up spanking someone in a chipmunk costume leaning over a park bench while drummer Jeff Broady — while wearing a Hed P.E. shirt, no less — stayed home to prepare and consume what seems to be a giant pancake topped with an inhumane amount of butter. I guess it’s a matter of some debate who actually got the short end of that particular stick, but needless to say, “Danger of Love” is completely over the top. Way over. Its four-plus minutes are a righteous sendup of hypermasculine stoner rock in a way that the fact that the song comes from a new EP called Welcome to the Banana Party makes seem only more purposeful. Take that, testosterone.

Welcome to the Banana Party is out on Friday and will be a name-your-price download from Trash Titan‘s Bandcamp page. It’s the first offering from Trash Titan since their 2011 self-titled EP, and clearly they have something to say with it.

Cover art, PR wire snark and the video follow here:

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TRASH TITAN drops New EP and New Video!

Sound the trumpets! Raise the flags! For Los Angeles by-way-of New Hampshire stoner rock duo Trash Titan returns after a six year hiatus with a brand new EP entitled “Welcome to the Banana Party.”

Therein you’ll find four skunky nuggets of down-home swamp-doom blues. It sounds like a bottle of Everclear became sentient and humped its own sister. And it’ll get your booty shaking like the DTs after a six week Mad Dog bender.

“Welcome to the Banana Party” finds Trash Titan returning to its original two-man-band form, comprised entirely of Jeff “Broadsword” Broady (Floodwatch) on lead drums and Collyn McCoy (Aboleth, Ultra Electric Mega Galactic) on lead vocals, dobro, lap steel, upright bass and baguitar. “Baguitar? What’s that?” you may ask. Fucked if I know, but it sounds like a rhino making love to a Denny’s dumpster. In other words – heavy. Heavier than Oprah after a six-week lockdown in the Hungry Jack R&D lab. And every bit as sexy.

Album was recorded in Bedford, New Hampshire and Los Angeles, California in June of 2017. Mixed and Mastered by Katie Gilchrest (High Priestess) at Mythology Mastering. Album art by Mariana Fiel (also of High Priestess).

“Welcome to the Banana Party” drops digitally September 22nd, 2017 care of Trash Titan’s Bandcamp page, for the Smart Price of “whatever the f**k you feel like paying” — even if what you feel like paying is nothing. For those who prefer the tactile feedback of physical merchandise, the band will also debut a brand new tee-shirt design care of Los Angeles artist Skillit as well as Trash Titan’s exclusive “Beer & Leather” scented beard and mustache wax.

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Trash Titan, “Danger of Love” official video

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Fireball Ministry Post Video for “The Answer”

Posted in Bootleg Theater on September 18th, 2017 by JJ Koczan

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Executions of heavy rock as straightforward and yet as thoroughly satisfying in their melody and craft as that of Fireball Ministry are not easy to come by. On the West Coast of the US, maybe only Mos Generator would stand up to the standard of songwriting and I’m not sure even that Washington trio has the longevity factor working for them as does founding guitarist/vocalist Jim Rota‘s Los Angeles-based outfit. As Rota, guitarist/backing vocalist Emily Burton, drummer John Oreshnick and the noteworthy addition of bassist Scott Reeder prepare to release the new album, Remember the Story, on Oct. 6 via Cleopatra Records, they’ve posted a video for the track “The Answer” that only draws out some of the best elements the record has to offer.

Those elements? The hook, for one. Fireball Ministry have never been short on chorus quality, and Remember the Story certainly hits that mark as well. There’s also an overarching sense of professionalism at play in “The Answer” and in the video for it that comes through clear. Think “production quality” as a theme bringing together the aural and visual representation of the material The album was helmed by Paul Fig, who’s worked with Alice in Chains and others you can see listed below, and in addition to Rota‘s own video work, the band has partnered with director Brandon Trost for the clip, which seems to portray a narrative of betrayal, with a gutshot protagonist who meets his death in the most righteous and headbanging fashion possible.

Easy to dig for its melody, for the clarity of its performances and the multi-tiered appeal in general, there’s just about no way “The Answer” isn’t four and a half minutes well spent, and if you haven’t heard any of Remember the Story yet, it’s a resounding argument for why you should be looking forward to the release date. And make no mistake, you shoud be.

Video and PR wire info follows, as well as upcoming tour dates on the West Coast that include a stop at Cal Jam ’17.

Please enjoy:

Fireball Ministry, “The Answer” official video

With only a month to go until the release of their long-awaited, 5th studio album, Southern California’s reverends of rock ‘n’ roll Fireball Ministry unveil the video for their new single “The Answer.” The rock anthem is featured on Remember The Story, which debuts on October 6th via Cleopatra Records. Pre-order the album now at iTunes and BandCamp.

“We’re really excited to be teaming up again with director Brandon Trost for “The Answer” video. Brandon most recently worked with [Fireball Ministry vocalist] Jim [Rota] on the latest two Foo Fighters videos as Director of Photography and he has a visionary way of telling stories set to music.” – Fireball Ministry

“The Answer” is Fireball Ministry’s latest track from Remember The Story, and follow up to the previously released song “Back On Earth.” The band’s first album in nearly seven years delivers their tried and true signature stomp and fuzzy swing with an even broader scope and deeper emotional range. The album mines the depths of loss, pain, and confusion, exorcising demons with the spirited uplift this kind of music best delivers.

The record was produced/mixed by Paul Fig, the engineer behind records from Alice In Chains, Ghost, Deftones and Stone Sour. Sabbath soaked rhythms, Priest worshipping melodies, and no-nonsense Thin Lizzy mayhem collide in the Hollywood, California band, a group that has humbly but confidently flown the flag for rock authenticity since the hard-partying year of 1999.

Pre-order the CD/Vinyl of Remember The Story here: FireballMinistry.cleorecs.com

Fireball Ministry will be performing with Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age and more at the Cal Jam 17 Festival on October 7th at Glen Helen Amphitheater and Festival Grounds in San Bernardino, CA. Tickets are available at https://www.caljamfest.com/. The band has also announced a handful of Southwest dates with Red Fang, including a hometown show at the Troubadour, in Los Angeles on October 28th. Buy tickets at http://fireballministry.com/.

Fireball Ministry Tour Dates:
Oct 7 – San Bernardino, CA – Cal Jam 17 Festival @ Glen Helen Amphitheater
Oct 25 – Long Beach, CA – Alex’s Bar
Oct 26 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
Oct 27 – Las Vegas, NV – Beauty Bar
Oct 28 – Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour

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Castle Launch One Tour, Immediately Announce Another

Posted in Whathaveyou on September 15th, 2017 by JJ Koczan

My only concern with California’s Castle continuing to tour forever in support of last year’s Welcome to the Graveyard (review here) is it leaves me wondering when they’ll actually get around to making the next album they moved to the desert to write and record earlier this year. Castle have spent much of 2017 on the road — you might say they’re on tour now and will be through the end of this month, and hey, that’s cool — and they’ve newly announced a string of West Coast dates for November that will follow. Could the plan be to record around the holidays? Early in 2018?

Or hell, for all I know the record might be done. Someone should really drop Castle a line and find this shit out. Let me see if I can get on that.

While I do, here are the dates from the PR wire:

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CASTLE: Heavy Doom/Metal Unit Announces Stone Thrones West Coast Dates; Endless Graveyard Tour Underway

Heavy doom/metal unit CASTLE — currently in the midst of their Endless Graveyard live takeover — will take to the streets again in November for the west coast Stone Thrones tour. The trek begins November 24th and runs through December 2nd winding its way through nine cities spread across Washington, Oregon, and California. See all confirmed dates below.

CASTLE continues to tour in support of their molten Welcome To The Graveyard full-length, issued last summer via Ván Records. Welcome To The Graveyard was captured by Billy Anderson (Sleep, Neurosis, Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, Eyehategod, Ommadon et al) at Type Foundry Studios in Portland, Oregon and is currently available at THIS LOCATION.

CASTLE – Endless Graveyard Tour:
9/12/2017 The End – Nashville, TN
9/13/2017 Odditorium – Asheville, NC
9/14/2017 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
9/15/2017 Shadow Woods Metal Fest – White Hall, MD
9/16/2017 O’Brien’s – Boston, MA
9/17/2017 Cherry Street Station – Wallingford, CT
9/18/2017 Saint Vitus Bar – New York, NY
9/19/2017 Bug Jar – Rochester, NY
9/20/2017 Mohawk Place – Buffalo, NY
9/21/2017 Maple Grove – Cleveland, OH
9/22/2017 Cattivo – Pittsburgh, PA
9/23/2017 Smalls – Detroit, MI
9/24/2017 Taps Live – Indianapolis, IN
9/25/2017 Northside Yacht Club – Cincinnati, OH
9/26/2017 FuBar – St. Louis, MO
9/27/2017 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
9/28/2017 The Elbow Room – Wichita, KS
9/29/2017 Stoned Meadow Of Doom Fest – Sioux Falls, SD
9/30/2017 Triple Nickel – Colorado Springs, CO

Stone Thrones Tour:
11/24/2017 The Valley – Tacoma, WA
11/25/2017 Funhouse – Seattle, WA
11/26/2017 Shakedown – Bellingham, WA
11/27/2017 Tonic Lounge – Portland, OR
11/28/2017 Old Nick’s – Eugene, OR
11/29/2017 Spirits – Dunsmuir, CA
11/30/2017 Elbo Room – San Francisco, CA
12/01/2017 Blue Lamp – Sacramento, CA
12/02/2017 5 Star Bar – Los Angeles, CA

CASTLE’s Welcome To The Graveyard offering was captured by Billy Anderson (Sleep, Neurosis, Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, Eyehategod, Ommadon et al) at Type Foundry Studios in Portland, Oregon and is currently available at THIS LOCATION.

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Castle, “Black Widow” official video

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Radio Moscow Post Video for “Pacing”; New Beginnings out Sept. 29

Posted in Bootleg Theater on September 14th, 2017 by JJ Koczan

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Frankly, if the aim is to promote a new Radio Moscow release — and it is; New Beginnings hits Sept. 29 as their first full-length for Century Media — I’d be hard pressed to think of a better way to do that than evoking the San Diego power trio’s live incarnation, which I very likely don’t need to tell you at this point is utterly unfuckwithable. Dudes just plug in and kill. So yeah, you got a new video for “Pacing” from the new album you need to make? Might as well film it live. That kind of tells the whole story right there. The footage is tripped out a bit for good measure, with the psychedelic wash and colors and whatnot, but they’re in there, doing what they do.

I’ve got a review slated for later this month of New Beginnings, so I’m not really going to dig into the album here, but suffice it to say that after 2014’s Magical Dirt (review here), they had their work cut out for them in my mind and with guitarist/vocalist Parker Griggs stepping (back) into the producer role and the new label behind them, it’s been all the more an intriguing prospect to see where Griggs, bassist Anthony Meier and drummer Paul Marrone go this time around. To put it simply, they go to Boogie Town. Where the people like to boogie down. They’ll be waiting for you by the merry-go-round.

And I suppose by that I mean — or do I? — that they’re about to hit the road on a massive European tour. I’ve already noted in posting these dates that the band will appear at Keep it Low 2017 (info here), Desertfest Athens 2017 (info here), Up in Smoke 2017 (info here) and Desertfest Belgium 2017 (info here) as they herald the arrival of New Beginnings in the company of Finland’s Kaleidobolt, and it looks like they’ve added even more to that routing since the last time I saw the list. The more the merrier. Go round.

Enjoy “Pacing” below, followed by more info from the PR wire:

Radio Moscow, “Pacing” official video

Southern Californian heavy psych power trio RADIO MOSCOW present the newest track off their forthcoming fifth studio album, “New Beginnings,” which is set for release via CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS on September 29, 2017.

Filmed in Dortmund, Germany at this year’s Junkyard Festival by Dirk Behlau, the video captures the band’s intense live performance.

“New Beginnings” was recorded at Lost Ark Studio in San Diego with Mike Butler, produced by the band’s own Parker Griggs and mastered by Mark Chalecki at Little Red Book Mastering.

“New Beginnings” will be released as regular black and special edition Mint Green colored LP+CD, limited to 500 copies, which also includes a poster designed by Robin Gnista, as well as on CD, and all digital/streaming platforms. Pre-orders are available now at http://smarturl.it/RMNewBeginnings.

Having just completed a mini tour alongside the West Coast, RADIO MOSCOW will make their way across the sea to Europe to kick off a headlining run starting September 26, just in time for the release date of “New Beginnings”. Dates can be found below.

RADIO MOSCOW “THE DRIFTING TOUR” 2017
9/26 Paris, FR – Backstage ^
9/27 Nantes, FR – Le Ferrailleur ^
9/28 Bilbao, ES – Kafe Antzokia ^
9/29 Gijon, ES – Casino Acapulco ^
9/30 Porto, PT – Hard Club ^
10/1 Lisbon, PT – RCA ^
10/2 Madrid, ES – Caracol ^
10/3 Barcelone, ES – Rocksound ^
10/4 Montpellier, FR – Secret Place ^
10/6 Pratteln, CH – Up in Smoke ^
10/7 Athens, GR – Desertfest ^
10/9 Roma, IT – Traffic ^
10/10 Altroquando, IT – Zero Branco ^
10/11 Torino, IT – Blah Blah ^
10/12 Stuttgart, DE – Goldmarks ^
10/13 Antwerpen, BE – Desertfest ^
10/14 Groningen, NL – Vera ^
10/15 Cologne, DE – Underground ^
10/16 Wiesbaden, DE – Schlachthof ^
10/17 Vienna, AT – Arena ^
10/18 Innsbruck, AT – PMK ^
10/19 Etagnieres, CH – Croc The Rock Festival ^
10/20 Munich, DE – Keep It Low ^
10/21 Dresden, DE – Beatpol ^
10/23 Hamburg, DE – Hafenklang ^
10/24 Copenhagen, DK – Stengade ^
10/25 Stockholm, SE – Undergangen ^
10/26 Gothenburg, SE – Sticky Fingers ^
10/27 Oslo, NO – Bla ^
10/28 Bergen, NO – Garage ^
10/30 Hannover, DE – Chez Heinz
10/31 Berlin, DE – Festsaal
^ with Kaleidobolt

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Beastmaker Release Coven Born Digital EP to Fund European Touring

Posted in Whathaveyou on August 31st, 2017 by JJ Koczan

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Pretty killer European tour that Fresno, California’s Beastmaker will join Ukrainian heavyweights Stoned Jesus for this October, what with the stops being made at Up in Smoke, Desertfest Belgium, Keep it Low and other key positions in London, Paris, Hamburg, Berlin, Vienna and so on. But being awesome don’t pay the bills, and the dollar’s down against the Euro because fuck everything, so the trio — still just months out from the release of their second album, Inside the Skull (review here), through Rise Above — have released a new digital EP culled from material written around the time of their 2016 debut, Lusus Naturae (review here), that never came out.

Worth noting they say in the announcement below snagged from the social medias that they probably won’t keep the thing up for too long, so if you want it, might be the right idea to get it while the getting’s good. Behold:

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Beastmaker – Coven Born EP

Digital EP up on Beastmaker.bandcamp.com. Heading to Europe and blood is expensive over there.

Be on the lookout we will be doing a 4 song digital ep of songs that are from the Lusus Naturae era that didn’t get recorded. This will be exclusive to digital and is going up to help support the upcoming European tour. After the tour the tracks are more than likely to disappear possibly forever. Art will be done by Branca Studio Rise Above Records was kind of enough to let us do this for the world to hear. So we’d like to give them a huge shout out for their support.

Coven Born tracklisting:
1. Coven Born 04:24
2. Killing Spree 03:16
3. Amongst The Buried 04:42
4. Whitewood 03:16

BEASTMAKER w/ Stoned Jesus European tour:
Oct 02 Stengade København N, Denmark
Oct 03 Hafenklang Hamburg, Germany
Oct 04 Underground Koln, Germany
Oct 05 Lido Berlin, Germany
Oct 07 Up In Smoke Pratteln, Switzerland
Oct 08 Le Ferrailleur Nantes, France
Oct 09 Petit Bain Paris, France
Oct 11 The Exchange St Philips, United Kingdom
Oct 12 Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff, United Kingdom
Oct 13 Underworld London, United Kingdom
Oct 14 Desertfest Antwerp, Belgium
Oct 15 Burger Weeshuis Deventer, Netherlands
Oct 16 Westwerk Osnabrück, Germany
Oct 17 Faust Hannover, Germany
Oct 19 ShowBarlang Budapest, Hungary
Oct 20 Arena Vienna, Austria
Oct 21 Keep It Low Munich, Germany
Oct 22 PMK Innsbruck, Austria
Oct 23 Ostpol Dresden, Germany
Oct 24 Schlachtof Wiesbaden, Germany
Oct 25 Werk 2 Leipzig, Germany
Oct 26 007 Praha, Czech Republic

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Beastmaker, Coven Born EP (2017)

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House of Broken Promises Announce European Tour; Twisted EP out Oct. 6

Posted in Whathaveyou on August 31st, 2017 by JJ Koczan

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Well, with previous announcements that House of Broken Promises would take part in Desertfest Belgium 2017 in Antwerp (info here) and Keep it Low 2017 in Munich (info here), it seemed only fair to expect a fuller European tour was in the cards, but the news that the Indio, California, three-piece have hooked up with Heavy Psych Sounds for booking a month-long run and the corresponding Oct. 6 release of a new EP, Twisted, is admittedly more than was anticipated.

For one thing, any kind of new studio offering from House of Broken Promises? Yeah, hard to see that coming. It’s been nearly whole eight years since they released their debut full-length, Using the Useless (review here), on Small Stone, and though they’ve spoken for years about a follow-up, just about nothing has surfaced — though did you know they released their set from Desertfest London 2013 as a CD-R through CDBaby? It’s here. Man, nobody told me about that shit. I was at that show. They killed it. Wish I had known that was out.

Anyway, sidetracked. Point is the new EP has some older outtakes and covers and this-and-thats, but it’s still something new from House of Broken Promises and all the more commendable that they’re both putting it out and hitting the road so fervently to support it. Could it mean more new stuff to come in 2018? Hard not to immediately get greedy when it comes to Arthur Seay riffage.

From the PR wire:

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Desert metallers HOUSE OF BROKEN PROMISES to tour Europe this fall; new EP coming on Heavy Psych Sounds!

Indio, CA’s stoner metal veterans HOUSE OF BROKEN PROMISES have announced their return to the Old Continent, with a full European tour and a new EP coming this fall.
Heavy/stoner rock trio from Indio, California HOPB is back with their new “Twisted” EP, which features two unreleased covers (Black Sabbath and Billy Squire) plus a bunch of outtakes and live songs for a total of 30 minutes of heavy music.

The former Unida musicians reiterate their successful formula with Mike Cancino’s powerful drumming, guitarist and producer Arthur Seay’s wall of riffs, and Joe More wonderful John Garcia-esque vocals. “Twisted” was recorded at Arthur Seay’s studio in Indio, near the Joshua Tree area who inspired so many stoner/desert rock bands. Artwork was designed by Italian artist and HPS favorite Solo Macello.

HOUSE OF BROKEN PROMISES new EP “Twisted” is out October 6th on Heavy Psych Sounds Records. Presale start September 1st at this location.

HOUSE OF BROKEN PROMISES EUROPEAN TOUR
29.09.2017 IT Pescara – Scumm
30.09.2017 IT Savona – Raindogs
01.10.2017 IT Parma
02.10.2017 IT Zerobranco – Altroquando
03.10.2017 IT Milan
04.10.2017 FR Chambery – Le Brin Du Zinc
05.10.2017 FR Montpellier – The Black Sheep
06.10.2017 SP Barcelona – Monasterio
07.10.2017 SP Madrid
08.10.2017 SP Santiago De Compostela – Sala Moon
10.10.2017 SP Gijon – Sala Acapulco
11.10.2017 SP Bilbao – Wombat
12.10.2017 SP Saragoza or San Sebastian
13.10.2017 FR Nantes – La Scene Michelet
14.10.2017 BE Antwerp – Desertfest
16.10.2017 DE Koln – Lime*
17.10.2017 DE Munster – Rare Shop Guitar*
18.10.2017 DE Bielefeld – Potemkin*
19.10.2017 CH Basel – Hirschneck*
20.10.2017DE Frankfurt – Yachtklub*
21.10.2017 DE Munich – Keep It Low*
22.10.2017 AT Salzburg – Rockhouse*
24.10.2017 DE Wien – Viper Room*
25.10.2017 DE Dresden – Chemofabrik*
26.10.2017 DE Erfurt – Tiko*
27.10.2017 CH Olten – Coq D’Or*
28.10.2017 DE Siegen – Vortex*
* dates with Black Bone

HOUSE OF BROKEN PROMISES is guitarist Arthur Seay (Unida, ApeSh!t), bassist/vocalist Joe Mora (HDR, Street Drugs DTLA, The Addicts) and drummer Mike Cancino (Unida, Lynch Mob). Formed on the ashes of Unida (which also featured Kyuss legend John Garcia), their Small Stone Records debut “Using the Useless”, led the charge in a more refined stoner metal approach than the standard stoner rock sound of similar scene bands.

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House of Broken Promises, Using the Useless (2009)

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3rd Ear Experience to Release Stoned Gold Nov. 1; Teaser Clip Posted

Posted in Whathaveyou on August 29th, 2017 by JJ Koczan

Set for release Nov. 1, the new outing from Joshua Tree, California-based heavy psych jammers 3rd Ear Experience comes with the formidable backing of Space Rock Productions, the imprint helmed by Scott ‘Dr. Space’ Heller, who, let’s face it, knows a thing or two when it comes to all things heavy and jammy. He’s pretty much a doctor of it. Also actual science, but that’s besides the current point, which is that 3rd Ear Experience will issue their latest opus, the improv-minded Stoned Gold this Fall, and they’re teasing it now with a minute-long clip of scorching guitar that you can see below, set appropriately as it is to sped-up highway footage, presumably of some CA interstate. Maybe the 101? The 10? Hell, I don’t know. Whatever it is, it works.

Gonna hope to have more to come on this one before we get to the release date, but here’s the basic info as per the PR wire and the band’s EPK:

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3rd Ear Experience – Stoned Gold

We are well pleased to announce our latest album, Stoned Gold!

3rd Ear Experience are pleased to announce the release of a new album; STONED GOLD. Special thanks to Scott Heller and Sabine Pottien of SPACE ROCK PRODUCTIONS who will be pressing and distributing special limited editions of Vinyl and Cd’s. These limited editions will include in the package a Musical Primer called THE ART OF THE JAM BAND based on a letter written by Robbi to his band mates and friends. STONED GOLD is scheduled for release November 1st.

Right from the first warm up jam something broke loose, like a wild horse or like a bottle of whiskey that topples over, pours out onto the floor, someone strikes a match, the barn explodes…don’t know what or how to explain. In a few days we came away with six finished pieces of music – an unexpected surprise. STONED GOLD has a great energy, like that sand-less dust devil rushing across the desert, you cannot see it; but you can feel it and you can hear it.

We are extremely excited to announce that we will be working with Benjamin Schuster from NOISOLUTIONS BOOKING. We look forward to a long and prosperous relationship with this fine company. So, if all goes well in the world, we will be jamming out for you in the new year! – and as our good friend and touring partner Malko assures us : “you are in good hands then”

Hell yea! – we like the sound of that!

Upon the release of STONED GOLD we will also be unveiling our Bandcamp site.

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3rd Ear Experience, Stoned Gold teaser clip

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