Sounds of the Heavy Fest Lineup Confirmed for May 24 in Yucca Valley, CA

Posted in Whathaveyou on May 17th, 2019 by JJ Koczan

One might think of Sounds of the Heavy next weekend in Yucca Valley, California, as a complement to the Planet Desert Rock Weekend that kicked off last night in Las Vegas and runs until this coming Sunday. Sure enough, the international contingent of bands — Saturna, Kaiser, Omega Sun and Green Desert Water — will I guess be hanging out in the desert for a week in between the two events. Could be worse, I’m sure. They’re joined by House of Broken Promises — whose guitarist, Arthur Seay, is among the organizing principals of the seven-band lineup, along with Vegas Rock Revolution — as well as Here Lies ManDiesel Boots out on the patio and The Battery Electric who hail from my beloved Garden State, which might as well be on the other side of the planet from Yucca Valley.

I’m not certain how it all came together, but if you’ve got the capacity to get yourself to the desert next weekend, it seems like a no-brainer good time will ensue.

Here’s the info and ticket links:

SOUNDS OF THE HEAVY POSTER SQUARE

Vegas Rock Revolution & Arthur Seay Presents: Sounds of the Heavy

Vegas Rock Revolution & Arthur Seay Presents: Sounds of the Heavy on Friday May 24th at Gadi’s Bar & Grill in Yucca Valley

House of Broken Promises from Indio featuring both Arthur Seay and Mike Cancino (Both with Unida / DEATH in Pretty Wrapping) along with frontman Joe Mora (Street Drugs DTLA) will be melting faces.

Here Lies Man / RidingEasy Records comes over from L.A. with their fuzzy psych afrobeat style. Super exciting to have them as part of the event!

The Battery Electric from Asbury Park New Jersey drops in as well as 4 up and coming European heavy rock bands.

SATURNA- -Spain
Kaiser —Finland
OMEGA SUN — Slovenia
Green Desert Water — Spain

Just might add 1 more band…….

Party starts around Happy Hour !

$12 now / $20 Door

A Vegas Rock Revolution Production

https://www.facebook.com/events/723191784763530/
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vrr-presents-arthur-seays-desert-metal-meltdown-tickets-60915311336

House of Broken Promises, “Tornado” official video

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Omega Sun Stream “Despising What You See” Rough Mix; Announce Debut Album

Posted in Whathaveyou on March 16th, 2017 by JJ Koczan

If you were to head over to Slovenian trio Omega Sun‘s Bandcamp page, you’d find a single released in June 2014 as their last output. That track, titled “Early Morning (All is Nothing),” is available as a free download, as is a prior 2013 rehearsal demo that seems to have been put together with a different lineup. As regards the single, it’s catchy. A heavy rocker in the post-Kyuss vein, calling to mind some of the earlier work of 1000mods or any number of bands getting their feet under them in the style as they figure out where they want to be sound-wise.

The rough mix for the track “Despising What You See,” which you can stream below, offers a fuller vibe entirely and a satisfyingly rolled-out groove. Vocals still keep it well tied to a Kyuss influence, but the tones and the rhythm on the new track are more aggressive and more up-front. It’s a rough mix, so who knows how it might ultimately represent Omega Sun‘s debut album when the time comes for it to do so, but it’s a start and if you’re just getting to know the band as I am, it’s a rousing introduction with just a bit of trippy flourish in its middle.

No album title or release date, but one assumes they’ll get there as the record is finalized. They’ve got a weekender starting tonight and you can find the dates below, as sent along the PR wire:

omega sun

OMEGA SUN (slovenia) album announcement

After spending a couple of years gigging (sharing the stage with Unida, Kylesa, Dopethrone, Stoner Kebab, Three Eyes Left etc.) and perfecting their craft they finally recorded their yet untitled debut album.

Lo and Behold!

We spent some weekends at Ostudio 6 with Cigo recording our debut album that has no title or release date as of yet. We still need to put some finishing touches on it (mixing, mastering etc.) but anyhow here’s a preview for you to enjoy.

Also don’t forget that we’re playing some gigs this next weekend.
16.3.2017 at HANGAR – Izola, SLO
17.3.2017 at LA MESA – Montecchio Maggiore, ITA
18.3.2017 at COQ D’OR – Olten, SWI

Omega Sun is:
Medo.. bass
Seba.. drums
Aris.. guitar

OMEGA SUN mystic fuzz rock

Power trio playing their interpretation of a musical genre known as stoner rock.

https://www.facebook.com/omegasvn
http://omegasunfuzz.tumblr.com/
https://omegasun.bandcamp.com/
https://soundcloud.com/omegasvn/despising-what-you-see

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