Lords of Beacon House Release New Album LOBH II: Recreational Sorcery

Posted in Whathaveyou on October 30th, 2018 by JJ Koczan

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LOBH II: Recreational Sorcery

Conjured and conceived over the span of two endless winters, guided and designed by forces unseen, and nearly claiming the lives of some of the band, this work has finally been approved by The Council to be unleashed upon mankind.

Behold, “Recreational Sorcery” the long-awaited sophomore release by the infamous Los Angeles heavy outfit Lords of Beacon House.

Something you might not know… “Tourniquet of Destiny”, a number depicting man accepting his fate and plunging further into darkness, features a cameo from underground brother and living legend Travis Baucum of Red Wizard fame on the blues harp. Stoked on this collaboration.

Tracklisting:
1. Recreational Sorcery 05:32
2. Graveyard Blues 03:15
3. Crown of Flies 07:16
4. Fool’s Gold 06:53
5. Poor Man’s Furs 05:14
6. Yonder Go That Ol’ Black Rider 04:41
7. Tourniquet of Destiny 04:29
8. Devil Dog Road 09:37

Engineered/Mixed by Steve Kille at Xemu Studios
Mastered by Erol Ulug at Bright Lights Studios
Produced by Lords of Beacon House
Artwork by Adam Burke at Nightjar Illustration

Lords of Beacon House are:
Michael Lopez (Drums/Percussion)
Amir Ouaddi (Bass Guitar/Lead Vocals)
Peter King (Guitar/Backup Vocals)
Travis Baucum (Harmonica)

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Tomorrow’s Dream: 200+ of 2017’s Most Anticipated Releases

Posted in Features on January 23rd, 2017 by JJ Koczan

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Looks like it’s going to be another busy 12 months ahead. It’s been a busy better-part-of-a-month already, so that stands to reason, but you should know that of the several years now that I’ve done these ‘Tomorrow’s Dream’ posts, this is the biggest one yet, with over 150 upcoming releases that — one hopes — will be out between today and the end of 2017.

Actually, at last count, the list tops 180. Do I really expect you to listen to all of them? Nope. Will I? Well, it would be nice. But what I’ve done is gone through and highlighted 35 picks and then built lists off that in order of likelihood of arrival. You’ll note the categories are ‘Gonna Happen and/or Likely Candidates,’ ‘Definitely Could Happen’ and ‘Would be Awfully Nice.’

Beyond that last one, anything else just seems like speculation — one might as well go “new Sabbath this year!” with zero info backing it up. The idea here is that no matter where a given band is placed, there has been some talk of a new release. In some cases, it’s been years, but I think they’re still worth keeping in mind.

Another caveat: You can expect additions to this list over the next week — probably album titles, band names people (fingers crossed) suggest in the comments, and so on — so it will grow. It always does. The idea is to build as complete a document as possible, not to get it all nailed down immediately, so please, if you have something to contribute and you’re able to do so in a non-prickish, “You didn’t include Band X and therefore don’t deserve to breathe the same air as me,” kind of way, please contribute.

Other than that, I think it’s pretty straightforward what’s going on here and I’ll explain the category parameters as we go, so by all means, let’s jump in.

— Tomorrow’s Dream 2017 —

Presented Alphabetically

1. Abrahma, TBA

Late last year, Paris heavy progressives college application essay pay 300 word from our reputable company at any time convenient for you! Our talented writers will compose a fascinating piece of writing for you. Be sure Abrahma announced a new lineup and third full-length in progress. No reason to think it won’t come to fruition, and a follow-up to 2015’s Home õ Forums õ General Basketball õ http://opt-karp.ru/?college-paper-editing-services writer websites for school This topic contains 0 replies, has 1 voice, and was last updated by Reflections in the Bowels of a Bird (review here) is an easy pick¬†to look forward to. Even with the shift in personnel, it seems likely the band will continue their creative development, driven as they are by founding guitarist¬† Assignment Help Experts offer Online Assignment Help and dissertation v wohl services in Australia and US. Paper will be written by US and Australian Experts. Seb Bismuth.

2. All Them Witches, Sleeping Through the War

all them witches sleeping through the warIf 2017 ended today,¬† Custom Articles - All sorts of writing services & custom papers. Leave your assignments to the most talented writers. Let specialists accomplish their Sleeping Through the War would be my Album of the Year. Of course, there’s a lot of year to go, but for now,¬†Nashville’s¬† Trying to craft a good paper? Learn why it is beneficial to Research Paper On Barack Obama from writing service and to follow it. Spend your time and money wisely. All Them Witches have set the standard with their¬†second album for¬† New West Records behind 2015’s¬†Dying Surfer Meets His Maker (review here) and fourth overall outing. They’ve got videos up so far for “3-5-7” (posted here) and “Bruce Lee” (posted here). Both are most definitely worth your time. Out Feb. 24. Full review should be¬†later this week.

3. Alunah, Solennial

Seems like UK forest riffers¬†Alunah are on this list every year. Wishful thinking on my part. Nonetheless, their fourth LP and¬†Svart Records debut,¬†Solennial, is out March 17, and if the tease they gave already with the clip for “Fire of Thornborough Henge” (posted here) is anything to go from, its Chris Fielding-produced expanses might just be¬†Alunah‘s most immersive yet.

4. Arbouretum, TBA

I asked the Baltimore folk fuzzers a while back on Thee Facebooks if they had a new record coming in 2017 and they said yes, so that’s what I’m going on here. The last¬†Arbouretum album was 2013’s¬†Coming out of the Fog (review here), and even with frontman¬†Dave Heumann‘s 2015 solo outing,¬†Here in the Deep (review here), factored in, you’d have to say they’re due. Keep an eye on¬†Thrill Jockey for word and I’ll do the same.

5. Atavismo, Inerte

This is another one that already has a spot reserved for it on my Best-of-2017 year-end list. Spanish heavy psych rockers¬†Atavismo up the progressive bliss level with their second full-length,¬†Inerte, without losing the depth of style that made 2014’s¬†Desintegraci√≥n (review here) so utterly glorious. It probably won’t have the biggest marketing budget of 2017, but if you let¬†Atavismo fly under your radar, you are 100 percent missing out on something special.

6. Bison Machine, TBA

In addition to the video for new track “Cloak and Bones” that premiered here, when Michigan raucousness-purveyors¬†Bison Machine put out the dates for their fall 2016 tour, they included further hints of new material in progress. As much as I dug their earlier-2016 split with¬†SLO¬†and¬†Wild Savages (review here) and 2015’s¬†Hoarfrost (review here), that’s more than enough for me to include them on this list. Killer next-gen heavy rock.

7. Brothers of the Sonic Cloth, TBA

News of a follow-up to¬†Brothers of the Sonic Cloth‘s 2015 Neurot Recordings¬†self-titled debut (review here) came through in October, and it remains some of the best news I’ve heard about 2017 doings. Took them a while to get the first record out, so we’ll see what happens, but it kind of feels like looking forward to a comet about to smash into the planet and cause a mass extinction, and by that I mean awesome. Can’t get here soon enough.

8. Cloud Catcher, Trails of Kosmic Dust

cloud catcher trails of kosmic dustOkay, so maybe I jumped the gun and did a super-early review of Denver trio¬†Cloud Catcher‘s second long-player and¬†Totem Cat Records debut,¬†Trails of Kosmic Dust, but hell, no regrets. Some albums require an early-warning system. Their 2015 debut,¬†Enlightened Beyond Existence (discussed here), was a gem as well, but this is a band in the process of upping their game on every level, and the songwriting and momentum they hone isn’t to be missed.

9. Colour Haze, TBA

I’ve gotten some details on the upcoming¬†full-length¬†from¬†Colour Haze. They do not include a title, artwork, audio, song titles or general direction. Less details, I guess, than word that the CD version of this answer to 2015’s¬†To the Highest Gods We Know (review here) is set to come out next month, as ever, on¬†Elektrohasch. That puts it out in time for¬†Colour Haze‘s upcoming tour with¬†My Sleeping Karma (announced here). Fingers crossed it happens.¬†Colour Haze are perpetual top-albums candidates in my book.

10. Corrosion of Conformity, TBA

Signed to¬†Nuclear Blast after being rejoined by guitarist/vocalist¬†Pepper Keenan, North Carolina’s¬†C.O.C.¬†have been in the studio since last year. The lineup of Keenan,¬†bassist/vocalist¬†Mike Dean and guitarist¬†Woody Weatherman and Reed Mullin on drums is the stuff of legend and last worked together on 2000’s America’s Volume Dealer, so no question this reunion makes for one of 2017’s most anticipated heavy rock records. They nailed the nostalgia factor on tour. Can they now add to their legacy?

11. Elder, TBA

I was incredibly fortunate about a month ago to visit progressive heavy rockers¬†Elder at¬†Sonelab in Easthampton, MA, during the recording process for their upcoming fourth album. I heard a couple of the tracks, and of course it was all raw form, but the movement forward from 2015’s¬†Lore (review here) was palpable. That LP (on¬†Stickman) brought them to a wider audience, and I expect no less from this one as well, since the farther out¬†Elder go sound-wise, the deeper the level of connection with their listeners they seem to engage.

12. Electric Wizard, TBA

Could happen, could not happen. That’s how it goes. Announced for last Halloween.¬†That date came and went. Word of trouble building their own studio surfaced somewhere along the line. That was the last I heard. Frankly, I wouldn’t be surprised if it showed up tomorrow, if it showed up in 2018, or if the band broke up and never put it out. They’re¬†Electric Wizard. Anything’s possible.

13. John Garcia, The Coyote Who Spoke in Tongues

Out Jan. 28 on¬†Napalm,¬†The Coyote Who Spoke in Tongues (review here) is the first-ever acoustic album from former¬†Kyuss frontman¬†John Garcia, also of¬†Unida,¬†the reunited¬†Slo Burn,¬†Hermano,¬†Vista Chino,¬†Zun, etc. — basically the voice of desert rock. He does a couple¬†Kyuss¬†classics for good measure, but shines as well on the new/original tracks, and while it’s a piece for fans more than newcomers — that is, it helps if you know the original version of “Green Machine” — his presence remains as powerful as ever despite this new context.

14. Goya, Harvester of Bongloads

Riffs, dude.¬†Goya seem to have them to spare. The Arizona-based wizard doomers have set a pretty prolific clip for themselves at this point, with at least two short releases out in 2016, one a 7″ of¬†Nirvana¬†covers (review here), and the¬†The Enemy¬†EP (review here).¬†Set for a March 3 release through their own¬†Opoponax Records imprint,¬†Harvester of Bongloads continues the march into the abyss that 2015’s¬†Obelisk (review here) and 2013’s¬†777¬†set in motion, finding the band coming more into their own as well. Creative growth — and bongloads! The best of both worlds.

15. Ides of Gemini, TBA

Ides of Gemini are set to record their yet-untitled third album with¬†Sanford Parker early this year, and it will also mark their debut on¬†Rise Above Records upon its release. They’ve also got a new lineup around vocalist¬†Sera Timms and guitarist¬†J. Bennett, so as they look to move forward from¬†2014’s¬†Old World New Wave (review here), one can’t help but wonder what to expect, but to be honest, not knowing is part of the appeal, especially from a band who so readily specialize in the ethereal.

16. Kind, TBA

Three-fourths of¬†Kind feature elsewhere on this list.¬†Bassist¬†Tom Corino plays in¬†Rozamov. Drummer¬†Matt Couto is in¬†Elder. Vocalist¬†Craig Riggs is in¬†Roadsaw. And for what it’s worth, guitarist¬†Darryl Shepherd has a new band coming together called¬†Test Meat. How likely does that make¬†Kind to release a second LP in 2017? I don’t know, but their 2015 Ripple Music¬†debut,¬†Rocket Science (review here), deserves a follow-up, and I know they’ve demoed some new songs. If it happens, great. If it’s 2018, at least these dudes will be plenty busy besides.

17. Lo-Pan, In Tensions

lo-pan in tensionsYes,¬†Lo-Pan‘s¬†In Tensions (review here) has already been released — CD/LP with an artbook on¬†Aqualamb. It’s out. Limited numbers. You can get it now. Why include it on a list of most anticipated releases? Because that’s how strongly I feel about your need to hear it. The fruit of a shortlived lineup with guitarist¬†Adrian Zambrano, it distinguishes itself from everything they’ve done before in style while still keeping to the core righteousness that one hopes¬†the Ohio outfit will continue to carry forward. It’s more than a stopgap between albums. Listen to it.

18. The Midnight Ghost Train, TBA

It seems to have been a rough ride for hard-boogie specialists¬†The Midnight Ghost Train since their 2015¬†Napalm¬†debut and third album overall,¬†Cold was the Ground (review here). They’ve never taken it easy on the road or in terms of physicality on stage, and between injuries and who knows what else, their intensity at this point veers toward the directly confrontational. Nonetheless, they’ve been writing for album number four, may or may not have started the recording process, and I expect that confrontationalism to suit them well in their new material.

19. Monster Magnet, TBA

I have it on decent authority that NJ heavy psych innovators¬†Monster Magnet were in the studio this past autumn. I’ve seen no concrete word of a new album in progress from¬†Dave Wyndorf and company, and I wouldn’t necessarily expect to until it was time to start hyping the release, but after their two redux releases, 2015’s¬†Cobras and Fire (review here) and 2014’s¬†Milking the Stars (review here), their range feels broader than ever and I can’t wait to hear what they come up with next.

20. Mothership, High Strangeness

A pivotal moment for¬†Mothership arrives with¬†High Strangeness, and the heavy-touring, heavy-riffing Texas power trio seem to know it. Their third record on¬†Ripple Music pushes into new avenues of expression and keeps the energy of¬†2014‚Äôs Mothership II (review here) and 2012‚Äôs Mothership (review here), but thus far into their career, it’s been about their potential and what they might accomplish going forward. 2017 might be the year for¬†Mothership to declare a definitive place in the sphere of American heavy rock.

21. The Obsessed, Sacred

On Halloween 2016, founding¬†The Obsessed guitarist/vocalist and doom icon¬†Scott “Wino” Weinrich announced a new lineup for¬†the band, with his former¬†The Hidden Hand bandmate¬†Bruce Falkinburg on bass/vocals,¬†Sara Seraphim on guitar and¬†Brian Costantino¬†continuing on drums. A genuine surprise. Their first album since 1994,¬†Sacred¬†(due on Relapse)¬†was tracked as the trio¬†of¬†Weinrich,¬†Costantino and bassist/vocalist¬†Dave Sherman, but clearly they’ve moved into a new era already. Wouldn’t even guess what the future holds, but hopefully¬†Sacred still comes out.

22. Orange Goblin, TBA

When it was announced that London’s¬†Orange Goblin¬†were picked up by¬†Spinefarm as part of that label’s acquisition of¬†Candlelight Records last Spring, the subheadline from the PR wire was “Working on Ninth Studio Album.” I haven’t heard much since then, but even as 2014’s¬†Back from the Abyss (review here) pushed them deeper into metallic territory than ever before, their songs retained the character that’s made the band the institution they are. Always look forward to new¬†Orange Goblin.

23. Pallbearer, Heartless

pallbearer heartlessDoomers, this is your whole year right here. I haven’t heard¬†Pallbearer‘s third album,¬†Heartless (out March 24 on¬†Profound Lore), but I have to think even those who haven’t yet been won over by the Arkansas four-piece’s emotive, deep-running style have to be curious about what they’ve come up with this time around. I know I am. These guys have been making a¬†mark on the genre since their 2012 debut,¬†Sorrow and Extinction (review here), and there’s little doubt¬†Heartless will continue that thread upon its arrival.

24. Radio Moscow, TBA

Fact:¬†Radio Moscow¬†stand among the best classic heavy rock live acts in the US. They’re the kind of band you can watch upwards of 15¬†gigs in a row — I’ve done it — and find them putting on a better show night after night, in defiance of science, logic and sobriety. Word of their signing to¬†Century Media came just this past week¬†and brought with it confirmation of a follow-up to¬†2014‚Äôs stellar¬†Magical Dirt (review here), and for me to say hell yes, I’m absolutely on board, seems like the no-brainer to end all no-brainers. Can’t wait.

25. Roadsaw, TBA

Nearly six full years later, it’s only fair to call Boston scene godfathers¬†Roadsaw due for a follow-up to their 2011 self-titled (review here). Granted, members have been busy in¬†Kind,¬†White Dynomite, and other projects, but still. Their upcoming outing¬†finds them on¬†Ripple Music after years under the banner of¬†Small Stone Records, and though I haven’t seen a solid release date yet, my understanding is they hit¬†Mad Oak Studio in Allston, MA, this past fall to track it, so seems likely for sooner or¬†later. Sooner, preferably.

26. Rozamov, This Mortal Road

Speaking of albums by Boston bands a while in the making,¬†This Mortal Road (out March 3 on¬†Battleground Records and¬†Dullest Records) is the debut full-length from Boston atmospheric extremists¬†Rozamov. Haven’t heard it yet, but I got a taste of some of the material when I visited the band at¬†New Alliance Audio in Aug. 2015, and the bleak expanses of what I heard seem primed to turn heads. I’m a fan of these guys, but in addition, they’ve found a niche for themselves sound-wise and I’m curious to hear how they bring it to fruition.

27. Samsara Blues Experiment, TBA

It’s been a pleasure over the last couple months to watch a resurgence of Berlin heavy psych trio¬†Samsara Blues Experiment take shape, first with the announcement of a fourth album in October, then with subsequent confirmations for¬†Desertfest,¬†Riff Ritual in Barcelona, and a South American tour. Reportedly due in Spring, which fits with the timing on shows, etc., the record will follow 2013’s righteous Waiting for the Flood (review here) and as much as I’m looking forward to hearing it, I’m kind of just glad to have these guys back.

28. Seedy Jeezus, TBA

Work finished earlier this month on Melbourne trio¬†Seedy Jeezus‘ second full-length. As with their 2015 self-titled debut, the band brought¬†Tony Reed of¬†Mos Generator to Australia to produce, and after their blissed-out 2016 collaboration with¬†Earthless guitarist¬†Isaiah Mitchell,¬†Tranquonauts (review here), it’s hard not to wonder what experimentalist tendencies might¬†show in the trio’s style this time out, and likewise difficult not to anticipate what guitarist¬†Lex “Mr. Frumpy” Wattereus comes up with for the cover art.

29. Shroud Eater, Strike the Sun

Not to spoil the surprise, but Feb. 1 I’ll host¬†a track premiere from Florida’s¬†Shroud Eater that finds them working in a different context from everything we’ve heard from them to this point in their rightly-celebrated tenure. They also recently had a split out with¬†Dead Hand, and their second long-player,¬†Strike the Sun, will be¬†their debut through¬†STB Records. It’s been since 2011’s¬†ThunderNoise (review here) that we last got a¬†Shroud Eater album, so you bet your ass I’m dying to know what the last six years have wrought.

30. Sleep, TBA

If¬†Sleep were any other band, they’d probably be in the “Would be Awfully Nice” category. But they’re¬†Sleep, so even the thought of a new record is enough to put them here. The lords of¬†all things coated in THC are reissuing their¬†2014 single, The Clarity (review here), on¬†Southern Lord¬†next month, but rumors have been swirling about a proper album, which of course would be their first since the now-legendary¬†Dopesmoker. If it happens, it’ll automatically be a heavy underground landmark for 2017, but it’s one I’m going to have in my ears before I really believe it.

31. Stoned Jesus, TBA

Even as they tour playing¬†their second album, 2012’s¬†Seven Thunders Roar (review here), to mark its fifth anniversary and continued impact, Ukrainian trio¬†Stoned Jesus are forging ahead with a fourth record behind 2015’s¬†The Harvest (review here). The capital-‘q’ Question is whether or not looking back at¬†Seven Thunders Roar and engaging that big-riffing side of their sound will have an impact on the new material, and if so, how it will meld with the push of¬†The Harvest. Won’t speculate, but look forward to finding out.

32. Stubb, TBA

Since reveling in the soul¬†of 2015‚Äôs¬†Cry of the Ocean¬†(review here) on¬†Ripple, London trio¬†Stubb have swapped out bassists, and they were in¬†Skyhammer Studio this month recording a single that may be an extended psychedelic jam. I’ll take that happily, but I’m even more intrigued at the prospect of a third LP and what guitarist/vocalist¬†Jack Dickinson, bassist/vocalist¬†Tom Hobson and drummer¬†Tom Fyfe¬†might have in store as the band moves forward on multiple levels. Might be 2017, might not.

33. Sun Blood Stories, It Runs Around the Room with Us

sun blood stories it runs around the room with usIt Runs around the Room with Us¬†seems to find peace in its resonant experimentalist drones, loops, open, subdued spaces, but there’s always some underlying sense of foreboding to its drift, as if Boise’s¬†Sun Blood Stories could anticipate the moment before it happened. Toward the end of the follow-up to 2015’s¬†Twilight Midnight Morning (review here), they execute the 90-second assault “Burn” and turn serenity to ash. Look for it¬†in April and look for it again on my best of 2017 list in December.

34. Ufomammut, TBA

Any new offering from the Italian cosmic doom magnates is worth looking forward to, and¬†while Ufomammut¬†have left the 15-year mark behind, they’ve never stopped progressing in style and form. To wit,¬†2015‚Äôs Ecate¬†(review here) was a stunner after¬†2012‚Äôs two-part LP,¬†Oro (review here and review here), tightening the approach but assuring the vibe was no less expansive than ever. They started recording last summer, finished mixing in November, so I’m hoping for word of a release date soon.

35. Vokonis, The Sunken Djinn

Born out of¬†Creedsmen Arise, whose 2015 demo,¬†Temple (review here), offered formative thrills, Swedish trio¬†Vokonis debuted with last year’s¬†Olde One Ascending¬†(review here) and proved there’s still life in post-Sleep riffing when it’s wielded properly. They signed to¬†Ripple in November and confirmed the title of their sophomore effort as¬†The Sunken Djinn, as well as a reissue for the first album, which will probably arrive first. I don’t know how that will affect the timing on this one, but keep an eye out anyway.

Gonna Happen and/or Likely Candidates

Obviously some of these are more likely than others. Some have solidified, announced release dates — Dopelord‘s out this month, Demon Head‘s out in April, etc. — and others come from social media posts of bands in studios and hints at upcoming releases and so on. A big tell is whether or not a band has an album title with their listing, but even some of those without have their new albums done, like Atala and Royal Thunder, so it’s not necessarily absolute.

Either way, while I’m spending your money, you might want to look into:

36. Against the Grain
37. Amenra
38. Atala
39. Attalla, Glacial Rule
40. Ayahuasca Dark Trip, II
41. Beastmaker
42. Beaten Back to Pure
43. Blackout
44. Bretus
45. Buried Feather, Mind of the Swarm
46. The Clamps
47. Cold Stares
48. Coltsblood, Ascending into the Shimmering Darkness
49. Come to Grief, The Worst of Times EP
50. Cortez
51. Cruthu, The Angle of Eternity
52. The Dead-End Alley Band, Storms
53. Dead Witches, Dead Witches
54. Dealer
55. Death Alley, Live at Roadburn
56. Demon Head, Thunder on the Fields
57. The Devil and the Almighty Blues, II
58. Devil Electric
59. Doctor Cyclops, Local Dogs
60. Dool, Here Now There Then
61. Dopelord, Children of the Haze
62. Doublestone, Devil’s Own/Djævlens Egn
63. Dread Sovereign, For Doom the Bell Tolls
64. Drive by Wire
65. Elbrus, Elbrus
66. Electric Age
67. Electric Moon, Stardust Rituals
68. Endless Floods, II
69. Five Horse Johnson
70. Forming the Void, Relic
71. Funeral Horse
72. Greenbeard
73. Green Desert Water
74. Greenleaf
75. Grifter / Suns of Thunder, Split
76. Hair of the Dog, This World Turns
77. Heavy Temple, Chassit
78. Here Lies Man, Here Lies Man
79. Hollow Leg, Murder EP
80. Holy Mount, The Drought
81. Hooded Menace
82. Horisont, About Time
83. Hymn, Perish
84. Lecherous Gaze
85. Magnet, Feel Your Fire
86. Mastodon
87. Merlin, The Wizard
88. Merchant
89. Mindkult, Lucifer’s Dream
90. Mirror Queen
91. Moonbow, War Bear
92. Mos Generator
93. The Moth
94. MotherSloth
95. Mouth, Vortex
96. My Sleeping Karma, Mela Ananda – Live
97. Orango
98. Papir
99. PH, Eternal Hayden
100. Psychedelic Witchcraft, Magick Rites and Spells
101. Royal Thunder
102. Saturn, Beyond Spectra
103. Season of Arrows, Give it to the Mountain
104. Siena Root
105. Six Organs of Admittance, Burning the Threshold
106. Six Sigma, Tuxedo Brown
107. Sólstafir
108. The Sonic Dawn, Into the Long Night
109. Spelljammer
110. Spidergawd, IV
111. Steak
112. Stinking Lizaveta, Journey to the Underworld
113. Sula Bassana, Organ Accumulator
114. Summoner
115. Sun Voyager, Sun Voyager
116. Sweat Lodge, Tokens for Hell EP
117. Thera Roya, Stone and Skin
118. Toke
119. Troubled Horse, Revelation on Repeat
120. VA, Brown Acid The Third Trip
121. Weedpecker
122. Youngblood Supercult, The Great American Death Rattle

Definitely Could Happen

Maybe a recording process is upcoming (Gozu, Cities of Mars, YOB), or a band is looking for a label (The Flying Eyes), or they’ve said new stuff is in the works but the circumstances of an actual release aren’t known (Arc of Ascent, Dead Meadow, High on Fire), or I’ve just seen rumors of their hitting the studio (Freedom Hawk, La Chinga, Ruby the Hatchet). We’ve entered the realm of the entirely possible but not 100 percent.

So, you know, life.

Dig it:

123. The Age of Truth
124. Ape Machine
125. Arc of Ascent
126. At Devil Dirt
127. Bantoriak
128. Bask
129. BCAD
130. BoneHawk
131. La Chinga
132. Chubby Thunderous Bad Kush Masters
133. Cities of Mars
134. Crypt Sermon
135. Dead Meadow
136. Death Alley (Studio LP)
137. Dee Calhoun
138. Destroyer of Light
139. Devil
140. Devil Worshipper
141. Duel
142. Dustrider
143. Egypt
144. Electric Moon
145. Elephant Tree
146. Farflung
147. The Flying Eyes
148. Freedom Hawk
149. Gozu
150. The Great Electric Quest
151. Green Meteor, Consumed by a Dying Sun
152. High on Fire
153. Horrendous
154. Insect Ark
155. In the Company of Serpents
156. Iron Monkey
157. Jeremy Irons and the Ratgang Malibus
158. The Judge
159. Killer Boogie
160. King Dead
161. The Kings of Frog Island
162. Lords of Beacon House, Recreational Sorcery
163. Mangoo
164. Mondo Drag
165. Monolord
166. Mountain God
167. The Munsens
168. Naxatras
169. Never Got Caught
170. Ommadon
171. Orchid
172. Ordos
173. Pilgrim
174. Poseidon
175. Purple Hill Witch
176. Ruby the Hatchet
177. Sasquatch
178. Satan’s Satyrs
179. Serpents of Secrecy
180. Shabda
181. Shooting Guns
182. Sleepy Sun
183. Slow Season
184. Snowy Dunes, Atlantis
185. Spectral Haze
186. The Sweet Heat
187. Switchblade Jesus
188. Superchief
189. T√Ņburn
190. YOB
191. Zone Six

Would be Awfully Nice

This last category is basically as close as I’m willing to come to rampant speculation. Endless Boogie have hinted at new material, and Queens of the Stone Age have talked about hitting the studio for the last two years. There were rumors about Om, and though Kings Destroy just put out an EP, they have new songs as well, though I doubt we’ll hear them before the end of 2017. I’ll admit that Across Tundras, Fever Dog, Lord Fowl, Lowrider and Hour of 13 are just wishful thinking on my part. A boy can hope:

192. Across Tundras
193. Eggnogg
194. Elephant Tree
195. Endless Boogie
196. Fever Dog
197. Fu Manchu
198. Halfway to Gone
199. Hour of 13
200. Kadavar
201. Kings Destroy
202. Lord Fowl
203. Lowrider
204. Masters of Reality
205. Om
206. Orodruin
207. Queens of the Stone Age

If you’ve made it this far, thanks for reading. Whatever this year brings, I hope it’s been great so far for you and I hope it continues to be so as we proceed inexorably to 2018 and all the also-futuristic-sounding numbers thereafter. At least we know we’ll have plenty of good music to keep us company on that voyage.

As always, comments section is open if there’s anything I’ve left out. I’m happy to add, adjust, etc., as need be, so really, have at it, and thanks in advance.

All the best.

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