Split LP Review: Cloud Catcher & Tricoma, Royal Flush Sessions Vol. 1

Posted in Reviews on November 19th, 2020 by JJ Koczan

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It was a noteworthy bummer in when Denver-based boogieblasters Writing a thesis paper is highly challenging and hence, it is advisable to How To Write A Good Application Essay Expositorys from a reliable custom thesis writing company. Here are Cloud Catcher announced they were calling it quits. Even as they left, however, they both toured and released an EP called Can you http://www.graasboerderij.nl/2019/11/27/how-to-do-your-homework-miles-jai/? Yes, Our Best - rated experience writers are waiting to assistance you with your College Essay any time. The Whip (discussed here), and with that offering explored some different and harder-edged textures from classic metal amidst all the frenetic shuffle carried over from their how’s-that-spelled-again 2016 sophomore LP, Professional http://www.gartenhotel-crystal.at/?kanawha-county-schools-homework-help by WritingElites.net - Order high quality, non-plagiarized and affordable research papers written by our expert Trails of Kosmic Dust (review here), which came out on Essay writing software including essay generator, essay writer, auto Paperport Terminal Services, reference generator, research assistant and more. Totem Cat Records. The band at the time was comprised of guitarist/vocalist¬† Looking to write my dissertation or College Essay Writing Help we cater both queries at affordable prices, call now! Rory Rummings, bassist research paper on sexual harassment http://sms.vlada.si/?buy-college-application-essay-journalism Editing 4 year old 911 call homework help thesis statement for research paper Scott Schulman and drummer Even with the help of Chicago Public Schools Homework Help, itís difficult to choose the best service. Avoid useless browsing with our advice! Jared Handman, and as When your child needs a little extra help with homework, where do you turn on the internet? These five Mfa Creative Writing Canada for kids will help tackle a range Cloud Catcher make a return with a live-recorded split release with sludge rocking fellow Denverites Writing a literature review may be boring or tiresome. masters dissertation services qualitative help from the trusted professionals and be on the road to success Tricoma, they do so with an entirely revamped rhythm section.

Doing so leaves¬† Essay on helping others ∑ buying papers for essays buying essays online. This equipment along my link the suitable innovative Rummings as the sole remaining original member of¬† http://www.vina-erzetic.com/?writing-qualitative-dissertation - Exciting discounts and always quick delivery. Most trusted drugstore online welcomes you. efficient drugs with fast delivery. Cloud Catcher and the perceived spearhead of the band, but as dissertation articles Write An Essay On Junk Food Search dissertation on evaluation of training homework help american government Royal Flush Sessions Vol. 1 plainly demonstrates, there’s been no dip in focus on the part of the band for the year and a half they were essentially defunct. Instead, they sound as they are: refreshed. And the plot is no less thickened than the riffs, as while http://www.iusetsocietas.cz/?brave-new-world-essay service is glad to offer you a vocational assistance with essay English writing without going out. Order essay paper at tasty price and Rummings has brought aboard bassist¬† Home; Art Papers; Professional Get More Info; Faultless Writing of Essays on Art. Our company started working in the market of custom writing Matt Ross and drummer¬† Free get more, Software and Services Will Trafas, he’s also joined¬† Tricoma — whose self-titled debut LP came out in April, because timing — on guitar. Ross and¬†Trafas also play in¬†Tricoma, alongside vocalist¬†Devin Trotter, guitarist¬†Riley Rukavina, and now¬†Rummings. So what you have on¬†Royal Flush Sessions Vol. 1 are two bands,¬†Cloud Catcher and¬†Tricoma, the first of which is three-fifths of the other.

Got all that? Take a second if you need to.

One assumes that one band playing in the next made it somewhat easier for the two acts to lug their gear to the base of Hahn’s Peak in Clark, Colorado, to record the seven-song/35-minute entirety of Royal Flush Sessions Vol. 1¬†live in an outdoor setting. With follow-up mixing by¬†Ben McLeod (All Them Witches) and mastering by¬†Mikey Allred (All Them Witches,¬†Across Tundras, etc.), the two groups offer a respective glimpse at who they are in the raw, with¬†Cloud Catcher dominating the runtime with 24 minutes of material, 10 of which is dedicated to the jammed-out “Beyond the Electric Sun,” and¬†Tricoma‘s three inclusions comprising the remainder. The tipped balance does little to dull the impact of¬†Tricoma‘s arrival, however, since once their “God and Man” begins, it’s as though the five-piece are willfully snapping the listener out of the hypnosis¬†Cloud Catcher cast.

That moment is essential to¬†Royal Flush Sessions Vol. 1 — when “Beyond the Electric Sun” turns into “God and Man.” Make no mistake, both bands aim for scorch and both certainly get there, but it’s how that’s done that defines the release.¬†Cloud Catcher veer more toward the heavy rock side of their sound even while nodding at the NWOBHM on “Magician’s Chariot,” swirling echo vocals behind¬†Rummings‘ clean verses establishing the space in which the first of the band’s many barn-burner solos will take place. Trafas and¬†Ross are tight and dynamic as one would expect an experienced rhythm section to be on import, and though the snare sound comes through tinny, its punctuation in “Boundless Journey” still establishes the nuance of Trafas‘ playing. “Wield the Blade” is maddening in its turns as¬†Rummings‘ riffs dare the listener to keep up, twists and turns and shred conjured in head-spinning fashion like the returning hallmark of their sound that they are.

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“Beyond the Electric Sun,” prefaced with a quick bassline from¬†Ross, is slower and groovier at the outset and the centerpiece of the tracklisting on the whole.¬†Cloud Catcher‘s portion of the split would still be longer than¬†Tricoma‘s without it, but the balance would of course be much closer. It is, however, not a jam to be left out. By the time it’s two and a half minutes into its run, it’s left the verses behind and embarked on the outward journey, which will take it through psychedelia and boogie alike before hitting the throttle one last time and shoving onward to its finish, bringing about the aforementioned shift as¬†Tricoma‘s harsher, more biting sludge rock takes the fore, the first scream from¬†Devin Trotter a piercing snap to reality such as it is.

As “God and Man” and the following two cuts, “Knife Fight” and “Worthy of Obedience” play out,¬†Trotter‘s style of blown-out throatrippers could just as easily be sourced to black metal as¬†the¬†Weedeater/Bongzilla school of sludge — at a certain point, lo-fi screaming is lo-fi screaming — but the blend of that harshness with¬†Rukavina and¬†Rummings‘ rolling fuzz, chug on “Knife Fight” and downright playful lead work on “Worthy of Obedience” put the band squarely in a weedian aesthetic place. Stoner crust? Maybe. They wouldn’t be the first. However one might be tempted to categorize them,¬†Tricoma‘s onslaught — though brief — is an effective step away from¬†Cloud Catcher‘s dizzying guitar-led array, since even though the vocals are nasty, nasty nasty, the instrumental progressions behind them are fluid and more accessible.

Go figure. Two bands. Same people. One blisters fingers, one puts nodules on vocal cords. Both rip.

They may vary in terms of aesthetic, but what¬†Cloud Catcher and¬†Tricoma share in addition to personnel, at least as regards¬†Royal Flush Sessions Vol. 1, is the energy inherent in recording live. The feel throughout the release is more live-in-studio than live-on-stage, but in sound and vibe it’s live just the same, and that serves as the bridge as “Beyond the Electric Sun” crosses into “God and Man.” Whatever the future might hold for either or both bands, if¬†Cloud Catcher¬†will continue on as-is or simply be folded into¬†Tricoma, or splinter off, or not, or anything, rest assured I have no idea. Will there even be a Royal Flush Sessions Vol. 2? Who knows. But for a surprise return from the former and a welcome showing from the latter, the split asks remarkably little of anyone taking it on except perhaps to be bowled over, and it makes that fun in the process. Sounds like it was a good time in the making, and is accordingly a good time in the listening.

Cloud Catcher & Tricoma, Royal Flush Sessions Vol. 1 (2020)

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The Obelisk Show on Gimme Radio Recap: Episode 11

Posted in Radio on March 4th, 2019 by JJ Koczan

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Oh, it was a cold and snowy Sunday night, but the rawk was hawt, and so on. Okay, so maybe I’m not much for the introductions, but I dug this episode. I want to screw with what I’ve kind of made the “format” of this show, and starting out with Kings Destroy, Clamfight and Forming the Void in honor of the show I saw on Saturday at the Saint Vitus Bar was fun. So it’s a little more than just be being like, “Duh, I like this record so here’s this song by this band,” though of course that pretty much applies here as well. I don’t know. Just something a little different. Branch out a bit. Try not to set rules for myself.

Speaking of a lack of rules, this one gets a little weird. Look out for Return to Worm Mountain and Hhoogg in the second hour, and then Volcano leading into longer tracks from Sons of Morpheus and Bees Made Honey in the Vein Tree. That last song from the latter is 17 minutes long, and hell yeah I was going to include it. So good. That record is an unexpected turn from them, but absolutely awesome, so if you know it, all the better, and if not, maybe you’ll dig. Dig dig dig.

New tunes besides from Hexvessel, Snowy Dunes, High Reeper, Yatra and the sadly-defunct Cloud Catcher, and a classic riff-roll from Spirit Caravan round out what I thought was a pretty killer mixtape, so yeah, if you checked it out last night or get to listen to it tomorrow morning, thank you.

Here’s the full playlist:

The Obelisk Show – 03.03.19

Kings Destroy Fantasma Nera Fantasma Nera*
Clamfight Echoes in Stone III
Forming the Void On We Sail Rift
BREAK
Yatra Smoke is Rising Death Ritual*
Hexvessel Wilderness Spirit All Tree*
Snowy Dunes Let’s Save Dreams Let’s Save Dreams*
High Reeper Bring the Dead Higher Reeper*
Cloud Catcher Beneath the Steel The Whip*
BREAK
Spirit Caravan Cosmic Artifact Jug Fulla Sun
Hhoogg Journey to the Dying Place Earthling, Go Home!*
Return to Worm Mountain Song for the Pig Children Return to Worm Mountain*
Smokey Mirror Sword and Scepter Split w/ Love Gang*
Volcano No Evil Know Demon The Island*
BREAK
Sons of Morpheus Slave (Never Ending Version) The Wooden House Session*
Bees Made Honey in the Vein Tree Cinitus Grandmother*

The Obelisk Show on Gimme Radio airs every other Sunday night at 7PM Eastern, with replays the following Tuesday at 9AM. Next show is March 17. Thanks for listening if you do.

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Cloud Catcher Call it Quits; Final Show March 9

Posted in Whathaveyou on February 21st, 2019 by JJ Koczan

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Some bands, they run their course, and that’s how it goes, and when they’re done, they’re done. With Cloud Catcher, I feel like the Denver trio never even got to fully realize their potential before their end, which was just announced the other day. Their Trails of Kozmic Dust (review here) full-length, which was their second and first for Totem Cat Records showed the classic power trio force they were becoming, and it’s sad to think they’ll cut off their growth without giving it a proper follow-up LP and leaving behind the question of what might have been. I’m glad to say I got to see them one time, but wish it could’ve been more.

When they first put out word they were done, the plan was to play the tour for the upcoming The Whip EP, then be done after a gig in May. They followed that by nixing the tour, so their last show will be March 9 at Tooey’s Off Colfax. That date was also set as the release show for their The Whip EP — interestingly, they also canceled a ‘The Whip Tour’ in 2017 — and I’d assume the EP is still coming out, because why not, but will go unsupported as their swansong.

It’s too bad. These guys were really onto something.

Their social media announcements follow, slightly adjusted for continuity:

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Hey friends, it is with much sadness and optimism which we are announcing that… we will finally be laying the band to rest. The last 6 years have truly been a blast, and we have loved every minute of it, even in the difficult times that all humans must endure. Thank you to everyone who has helped us out along the way… even the 3 people we played to in Eugene, Oregon back in 2016 haha. With this being said we are prepared to rip up for the last [show] of our existence. We hope you will all come out and hang your heads one last time!! See you all in a few weeks!!

Due to circumstances out of our control the Midwest Marauders tour has been cancelled. This absolutely sucks to deal with, and we are very sorry to those of you who planned on coming out to see us. Our final show is going to be March 9th in Denver at @tooeysoffcolfax After this show all of our new merch and the new EP will be available on our bandcamp at a discounted price. Thanks for your time.

Cloud Catcher:
Rory Rummings – Guitar/Vocals
Scott Schulman – Bass
Jared Handman – Drums

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Cloud Catcher, “Beneath the Steel”

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The Obelisk Show on Gimme Radio Recap: Episode 09

Posted in Radio on February 4th, 2019 by JJ Koczan

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Good show. I had fun, anyway. I cut the voice breaks for this one while The Patient Mrs. and her mom took The Pecan out to the grocery store, but the breaks nonetheless worked out to be maybe a minute longer than usual and that gave me a little rant time. Right before I played Goatsnake, which was the “new classic” choice cut for this episode, I went off about doing my dishes as rock and roll. As usual with words coming out of my mouth, the idea was kind of half-represented, but what I was talking about was the notion that your love of music should be a part of your life, not something separate from the rest of it. If you love music, it shouldn’t be something you segregate from the rest of who you are — something you sneak off to a dive bar to partake of — it should be a part of your everyday. I cut radio voice breaks while running the dishwasher. It’s a part of who I am.

How fortunate I have this post to explain the half-formed notions I don’t have the wherewithal to properly express vocally. Huzzah.

Anyway, if you got to listen, I tried to set this one up with a good flow from front to back plus a couple stark contrasts in the second hour. The break is between Graven and SubRosa, contrary to what the playlist says, but I liked that transition anyhow, and I think you can see early on that the focus is on some boogie with a sense of atmosphere. I talk up the Green Lung record again, because, well, it’s worth talking up, and dig into a few other things that I think are killer, including that Mount Saturn EP, which is likewise right on. And then I dip back from new music to play SubRosa’s “The Mirror” from their¬†SubDued: Live at Roadburn 2017 release, because it’s a song I sing to The Pecan when I put him down for naps and have just about every day since he was born some 15 months ago. Fun stuff.

If you missed the show, it airs again tomorrow at 9AM Eastern at http://gimmeradio.com

And if you dig this and want to hear more of The Obelisk Show, Gimme of course has their archive set up that you can sign on for at a reasonable price and dig into a bunch of various kinds of metallurgy.

Okay, here’s the playlist. Thanks to reading and/or listening:

The Obelisk Show Ep. 09 – 02.03.19

Straytones Dark Lord Beware, Dark Lord! Here Comes Bell-Man* 0:04:07
Green Lung Let the Devil In Woodland Rites* 0:05:02
BREAK
Geezer Spiral Fires Pt. 1 Spiral Fires* 0:05:50
Seedium Mist Haulers Seedium* 0:09:15
Crypt Trip Wordshot Haze County* 0:04:22
Cloud Catcher Beneath the Steel The Whip EP* 0:04:45
Heavy Feather Waited All My Life Debris & Rubble* 0:03:10
Mount Saturn Dwell Kiss the Ring* 0:07:08
BREAK
Goatsnake Mower I + Dog Days 0:06:05
The Black Heart Death Cult Davidian Beam Dream The Black Heart Death Cult 0:05:50
Crystal Spiders Tigerlily Demo* 0:05:37
Swallow the Sun When a Shadow is Forced into the Light When a Shadow is Forced into the Light* 0:07:26
Graven Backwards to Oblivion Heirs of Discord* 0:06:15
SubRosa The Mirror SubDued: Live at Roadburn 0:04:43
BREAK
Electric Octopus Mouseangelo Smile* 0:12:58
Tia Carrera Early Purple Visitors/Early Purple* 0:16:28

The Obelisk Show on Gimme Radio airs every other Sunday night at 7PM Eastern, with replays the following Tuesday at 9AM. Next show is Feb. 17. Thanks for listening if you do.

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Monolith on the Mesa Lineup Confirmed; Om, Dead Meadow, Wovenhand, The Obsessed, Cloud Catcher & More to Play

Posted in Whathaveyou on January 25th, 2019 by JJ Koczan

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So, uh, you wanna go get weird in the desert for a weekend? Sure, we all do. And if you’re up for making it the trip of a lifetime, Monolith on the Mesa has a bunch of decked-out vintage trailers available for you to hide from the New Mexico sun while you wait for the show to start. From the pre-party to The Obsessed headlining the second day, the inaugural edition of Monolith on the Mesa looks like the stuff of pilgrimage dreams. Om and Dead Meadow? Wovenhand? Tia Carrera jamming in a brewery? Duel? It’s an obviously curated lineup very purposefully put together with the setting in mind, and whether it’s the indoor or outdoor stage, it’s easy to see where it has the potential to be an incredible time. I’ve gone on at some length about the growth of US festival culture over the course of this decade. Look no further if you need an example of the fruit that would seem to be bearing.

If you make it down, congratulations on your life. You pretty much win.

Lineup and ticket links as per the social medias:

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Monolith on the Mesa: A High Desert Rock & Art Experience

Join Us On May 16th, 17th, & 18th In Taos New Mexico At Taos Mesa Brewing Mothership For Monolith on the Mesa A High Desert Rock Experience Like Non Other! A Music Festival with Art Visuals & Installations from Local NM Artists. And Of Course Some Of The Worlds Finest Dark, Psych, Stoner, Doom & Heavy Rock from All Over the Globe and SW Region! Browse Our Website monolithonthemesa.com For VIP And check out our Vintage Trailer Packages!!

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Hold My Ticket Link:
Pre party Show* https://holdmyticket.com/event/329481
2 Day Pass Ticket * https://holdmyticket.com/event/329524
Day 1 Pass Ticket * https://holdmyticket.com/event/329477
Day 2 Pass Ticket * https://holdmyticket.com/event/329482

MotherShip Outside Stage: Featuring Visuals By Mad Alchemist Liquid Light Show * Day 1: OM * Dead Meadow * Wovenhand * True Widow * EYE * Green Druid * Spirit Mother** Day 2: The Obsessed * Pinkish Black * Castle * The Well * Crypt Trip * WEEED * Cloud Catcher * The Munsens

Taos Mesa Worshipper Inside Stage: Day 1: * Tia Carrera * Wino (Acoustic) * Lord Buffalo * Pharlee * SuperGiant * YOU * Via Vengence * Deep Cross** Day 2 Duel * Stone Deaf * In The Company Of Serpents * Pale Horse\Pale Rider * Communion * Oryx * Sorex * Dysphotic * Devil’s Throne

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Dead Meadow, “Good Moanin'” live at Endless Daze Fest 2018

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Cloud Catcher Touring in March for The Whip EP Release; New Song Posted

Posted in Whathaveyou on January 14th, 2019 by JJ Koczan

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Denver power trio¬†Cloud Catcher were initially tapped to open for¬†High on Fire on that band’s Winter tour, but as those shows got canceled last week, the Colorado-based purveyors of headspinning riffage will instead play their first show of 2019 in March as the release gig for their upcoming EP,¬†The Whip. 2018 was relatively quiet for¬†Cloud Catcher as they toured with Crypt Trip¬†and¬†continued to support their 2017 sophomore full-length,¬†Trails of Kozmic Dust (review here), which came out through¬†Totem Cat Records, but it seems like they’re getting back down to it in 2019, and¬†they’ve just given a first look at what’s in store with¬†The Whip by unveiling the new song “Beneath the Steel.”

It’s a 4:45 thrust of embers burning and armor pierced by swords, which isn’t necessarily new ground for¬†Cloud Catcher but still more toward a classic metal vibe than they’ve sometimes gone in the past. I wouldn’t necessarily speculate as to how “Beneath the Steel” speaks for¬†The Whip as a whole — mostly because I haven’t heard the EP, but also because as their last album proved, they’re able to bring a number of different moods to fruition throughout a release.¬†Cloud Catcher came out of¬†Trails of Kozmic Dust with no shortage of momentum behind them, and if the tempo of “Beneath the Steel” is anything to go by, their interest lies solely in pushing themselves as far as they can go on any number of levels.

Art, tour dates and audio follow, as seen on the internet:

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Cloud Catcher – Beneath the Steel

BENEATH THE STEEL NOW AVAILABLE FOR STREAMING ON OUR BANDCAMP… BANG YOUR HEAD INTO THE WEEKEND… THANKS FOR THE SUPPORT AND ENJOY!!

MIDWEST MARAUDERS TOUR 2019
3/09 Denver, CO Tooey’s Off Colfax (EP RELEASE)
3/25 Colorado Springs, CO Triple Nickel Tavern
3/26 Wichita, KS Barleycorns
3/27 Rock Island, IL RIBCO
3/28 Milwaukee, WI Cactus Club
3/29 Chicago, IL Subterranean Downstairs
3/30 Detroit, MI The Sanctuary
3/31 St. Louis, MO FUBAR
4/1 Kansas City, MO Riot Room

Rory Rummings – Guitar/Vocals
Scott Schulman – Bass
Jared Handman – Drums

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Cloud Catcher, “Beneath the Steel”

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Cloud Catcher & Crypt Trip Announce ‘Wheels of Fire 2018’ Tour

Posted in Whathaveyou on May 3rd, 2018 by JJ Koczan

I’m just going to assume ‘Wheels of Fire’ is like ‘Chariots of Fire’ but with a much, much, much better soundtrack. The tour will unite Denver headspinners Cloud Catcher with Texas heavy rockers Crypt Trip, whose debut on Heavy Psych Sounds, Rootstock, is out next week. Presented by Hi-Wattage Booking, it looks like a healthy run, covering a goodly portion of California from north to south before swinging back to Texas and letting Cloud Catcher — still supporting last year’s righteous Trails of Kozmic Dust (review here) on Totem Cat play a gig in Oklahoma City on their way back to Colorado.

A little surprising they’re not hitting up the Pacific Northwest — Seattle, Portland, etc. — this trip, but Cloud Catcher were there last Fall, so it’s not exactly like the ground hasn’t been covered. Still, this seems like it’ll be a good time and I can’t help but wonder at this point if Cloud Catcher don’t have some new material they might be trying out on the road. If you get to see them, let me know.

Here’s the poster and dates:

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CLOUD CATCHER & CRYPT TRIP
WHEELS OF FIRE 2018 TOUR

May 19 Denver, CO Hi-Dive
May 21 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge
May 23 Las Vegas, NV Bunkhouse
May 24 Reno, NV Jub Jubs
May 25 Nevada City, CA Coopers Ale House
May 26 San Francisco, CA Thee Parkside
May 27 Sacramento, CA Blue Lamp
May 28 Los Angeles, CA The Griffin
May 29 Long Beach, CA Que Sera
May 30 San Diego, CA Brick By Brick
June 1 San Antonio, TX The Mix
June 2 Austin, TX Hotel Vegas
June 3 Ft. Worth, TX Tin Panther
June 4 Oklahoma City, OK Blue Note (CC ONLY)

Presented by Hi-Wattage Booking

Poster by Christina Hunt http://www.heavymetaltalisman.com

CLOUD CATCHER is:
Rory Rummings – Guitar and Vocals
Kam Wentworth – Bass and Vocals
Jared Soloman Handman – Drums

CRYPT TRIP is
Ryan Lee: Guitar, Vocals, Elec. Piano
Cameron Martin: Drums, Vocals, Perc.
Sam Bryant: Bass

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Cloud Catcher, Trails of Kozmic Dust (2017)

Crypt Trip, Rootsock (2018)

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Electric Funeral Fest III Lineup Announced; Speedwolf and Weedeater to Headline

Posted in Whathaveyou on February 9th, 2018 by JJ Koczan

I wanna go to this. Let me not mince words. I know it’s the week after Maryland Doom Fest and that for a dude who lives in Massachusetts and has a baby and is already planning on hitting the Netherlands, Germany and Las Vegas this spring and summer that’s an awful lot of travel, but man, Electric Funeral Fest III looks like an absolute blast. How could you look at a lineup with The Midnight Ghost Train, Amplified Heat and Cloud Catcher and not want to be there? And then after all that boogie you’ve got Primitive Man to flatten the earth so Weedeater have a nice clean surface to get absolutely filthy with their sludge? Come on.

Will I get to go? Yeah, probably not. But it’s nice to think about. Check out the poster and the full lineup from the PR wire and see if you don’t agree:

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ELECTRIC FUNERAL FEST III To Take Place June 29th-30th In Denver; Initial Lineup Includes Headlining Appearances By Speedwolf And Weedeater + Tickets On Sale TODAY

The third edition of Dust Present’s ELECTRIC FUNERAL FEST will return to Denver, Colorado on June 29th-30th, 2018!

The annual South Broadway festival, known loosely as The Blowout on Broadway, will be grander than ever in its third iteration, expanding to include a third stage inside the Mutiny Information Cafe, a spot known city-wide for its welcoming atmosphere and promotion of DIY events of all types. Located across the street from Hi Dive and just a block north of 3 Kings Tavern – the two hosting venues of last year’s festival, and two Denver favorites – the Mutiny stage will be the first all-ages stage offered at ELECTRIC FUNERAL FEST and its central location will bolster the street festival environment cultivated over the last two years that’s become an integral part of the Electric Funeral’s attraction.

Friday June 29th will mark the one-night return of Denver speed metal legends Speedwolf as the group reunites for their first show in over four years with a headlining slot at 3 Kings. There may be no band in recent memory that’s achieved the cult status in Denver that Speedwolf has, and a raucous in-your-face performance inside 3 Kings will surely invoke wild memories (or forgotten ones) of infamous Speedwolf appearances of yore. Friday’s support spans from the soaring dual harmonies of 2017 MVPs Spirit Adrift, crushing Iowa doom trio Aseethe, the unmatched ’70s blues-boogie of Amplified Heat, Portland’s self-proclaimed street doom merchants R.I.P. and many more.

The top slot Saturday June 30th will see the aggressive stoner metal onslaught of Wilmington, North Carolina’s Weedeater. Driven by the gutteral growl and enthralling stage energy of bassist/vocalist “Dixie” Dave Collins, North Carolina’s manic sons are poised to lift the crowd a bit higher than usual. The meat of the day two lineup matches the versatility of day one, including the misanthropic punishment of Primitive Man, Duel’s high-flying proto-metal roar, the manic blues attack of The Midnight Ghost Train, Opoponax Records sleepers Grey Gallows and many more.

A full festival lineup will be released in the coming weeks.

ELECTRIC FUNERAL is Denver’s premiere heavy music festival, built as a bridge between one of North America’s most powerful and vibrant cities for heavy music and the legions of bands and fans who visit the Mile High City each year. ELECTRIC FUNERAL, an event run and produced by musicians, stands as the antithesis to corporate driven rock festivals. Founded as a beacon for the Denver scene, ELECTRIC FUNERAL FEST 2018 ramps the spotlight up a little brighter this year, showcasing over fifteen bands from Denver, including a few behemoths holding down headlining and top support slots.

Venues:
Hi Dive (21+), 3 Kings Tavern (21+), Mutiny Information Cafe (all ages)

Ticket Options:
$50 early-bird two-day pass (50 available)
$32 one-day pass
$60 two-day pass

Tickets available at: http://www.electricfuneralfestiii.eventbrite.com

Friday, June 29th:
Headliner: Speedwolf (reunion show)
Support: Spirit Adrift, Aseethe, R.I.P., Amplified Heat, Forming The Void, Love Gang, Urn, Smokey Mirror, Augur, Necropanther, Bandits, Green Druid, Keef Duster

Saturday, June 30th:
Headliner: Weedeater
Support: Primitive Man, The Midnight Ghost Train, Duel, Grey Gallows, Cloud Catcher, The Munsens, Loom, White Dog, Vexing, Wizzerd, Space in Time, Smolder & Burn, Alone, Still Valley

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Cloud Catcher, “The Whip” Live at Electric Funeral Fest 2017

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