Dzjenghis Khan Self-Titled Reissue Due Feb. 15

Posted in Whathaveyou on November 12th, 2018 by JJ Koczan

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If you need to read any further into this post than the phrase ‘originally released by Motorwolf,’ then congratulations on the homework you’re about to do. And I mean that, because if you’ve never explored the output of that should-be-legendary Dutch imprint and the studio that shares its name and the kingly freaks behind it, well, again, congratulations. Enjoy your new life.

Dzjenghis Khan‘s self-titled debut came out in 2007 on that imprint as well as Leafhound Records and they also had a live tape called Prehistoric Rock with an awesome shredding T-Rex on the cover out through the likewise venerable German imprint Who Can You Trust? Records, so they weren’t exactly short on righteous associations. The thread continues with a reissue of the self-titled due early next year on Heavy Psych Sounds, which has likewise proved its reissue mettle with the likes of Sgt. Sunshine, Brant friggin’ Bjork and others.

Preorders are up now:

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Heavy Psych Sounds Records & Booking is really proud to start the presale of a great reissue *** DZJENGHIS KHAN – s/t ***

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Grab your copy here:

https://www.heavypsychsounds.com/shop.htm#HPS089

or

https://heavypsychsoundsrecords.bandcamp.com/album/dzjenghis-khan-dzjenghis-khan-presale

RELEASE DATE: FEBRUARY 15th, 2019

One of the most important psych – acid rock albums of the new millenium. The Dzjenghis Khan self-titled debut album was released in 2007 by the dutch indipendent label Motorwolf. The San Francisco based band Dzjenghis Khan featured bassist Carson Binks (also in Wild Eyes and Saviours), drummer Tommy Tomson and guitarist Lane Rider. This record reflects the musical scene of that era and it’s still a raw acid rock pearl !!!

Heavy Psych Sounds Records is so proud to bring back to the current audience a piece of real acid rock. Dzjenghis Khan was one of the first bands to bring back the “psych sound”, in a time where there was not real audience, we can say they’ve been pioneers after the pioneers!

The album is composed by 10 killer tracks, the sound is dirty, fuzzy and raw. The atmosphere is nearly lo-fi but the riffing melt your face.

AVAILABLE IN:
20 LTD TEST PRESS VINYL
300 CLEAR BLUE VINYL
STANDARD VERSION IN TRANSPARENT ORANGE VINYL
DIGIPAK
DIGITAL

TRACKLIST
Snake Bite
Wildcat
The Widow
No Time For Love
Avenue A
Against The Wall
Black Saint
End Of The Line
Rosie
Sister Dorien

DZJENGHIS KHAN
Binksebus Eruptum – Bass
Tommy Tomson – Drums
Lane Rider – Guitar

https://www.facebook.com/Dzjenghis-Khan-129699693737982/
https://www.facebook.com/HEAVYPSYCHSOUNDS
http://www.heavypsychsounds.com
https://heavypsychsoundsrecords.bandcamp.com

Dzjenghis Khan, “Evil World”

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John Garcia and the Band of Gold Post “Chicken Delight” Lyric Video; Playing Planet Desert Rock Weekend Nov. 29

Posted in Bootleg Theater on November 5th, 2018 by JJ Koczan

john garcia and the band of gold

Later this month, John Garcia and the Band of Gold take the stage headlining the first night of the inaugural Planet Desert Rock Weekend. Put together by Vegas Rock Revolution, it’s an impeccably curated evening celebrating what’s a rare onstage US appearance for Garcia, with performances by Nick Oliveri, Luna Sol which features Hermano‘s Dave Angstrom, and Death in Pretty Wrapping, which has Arthur Seay also from Unida (and House of Broken Promises) on guitar. The idea is everyone kind of gets together and rocks out at Vinyl at the Hard Rock Cafe and Hotel in Vegas, joining Garcia onstage to play tracks from his past outfits and so on.

There’s also a whole weekend of insanity planned (info here), but no question that for US concertgoers, seeing Garcia these days isn’t something that happens all that often. Since Vista Chino went their separate ways, he’s focused heavily on Europe with acoustic tours and festival appearances, and fair enough given that market.

So far as he’s said, this will be his only US show for the upcoming John Garcia and the Band of Gold album.

That album, self-titled, is due out Jan. 4, 2019, via Napalm Records, and they’ve newly unveiled a lyric video — kind of standard procedure at this point — to introduce one of the tracks. Dubbed “Chicken Delight,” the song is not one of the several redux’ed from Garcia‘s last outing, which was 2017’s mostly-unplugged The Coyote Who Spoke in Tongues (review here), but instead is all-new and thus far exclusive to this album. Though it’d work acoustic as well. Those curious as to how the reunion might sound between Garcia and producer Chris Goss, who once upon a time produced genre-defining LPs for Garcia‘s band Kyuss, go ahead and take note, because that’s what’s happening here.

A month-long stretch of European tour dates has been announced to follow shortly after the album’s release. You might recall that tour was initially supposed to happen this Fall but was rescheduled to allow for the recording to be done, because, well, let’s face it. If you’re going on tour for a month and you’re about to finish a new record, you probably want to be able to take it along with you. The Jan.-Feb. stint will allow for that.

Those dates as well as more info follow the clip here, courtesy of the PR wire.

Please enjoy:

John Garcia and the Band of Gold, “Chicken Delight” official lyric video

Desert Rock frontman extraordinaire, JOHN GARCIA, has just released”Chicken Delight”, the first single of the new album John Garcia And The Band Of Gold. Today the Kyuss legend unveils the official lyric video for the relaxed groover straight out of the desert!

“Chicken Delight”is the perfect beginning of your California desert trip that opens out to a new album that melts down the whole subgenre to the core! It’s the perfect mix of his trademarked voice and the groovy, laid back and dusty sound that lies within every chord that makes your mind fly away. Over the last almost three decades, JOHN GARCIA’s voice has set the standard for the sound of the California desert and “Chicken Delight” takes it one step further.

Pre-order “John Garcia And The Band Of Gold” here: http://smarturl.it/JGATBOG

Out January 4th

John Garcia And The Band Of Gold Live:
After having a meeting between his musical past and present, by playing on one stage with Nick Oliveri (ex-Kyuss), Dave Angstrom (ex-Hermano) and Arthur Seay (ex-Unida) on November 29 in Las Vegas, JOHN GARCIA will return to an extensive tour through Europe with his Band Of Gold:

Special Show w/ Nick Oliveri, Luna Sol, Death in Pretty Wrapping
29.11.18 US – Las Vegas / Vinyl

European Tour 2019
w/ Dead Quiet
23.01.19 FR – Paris / Le Trabendo
24.01.19 FR – Bordeaux / Le Krakatoa
25.01.19 ES – Madrid / Caracol
26.01.19 ES – Barcelona / Razzamatazz 2
28.01.19 FR – Lyon / Le Kao
29.01.19 CH – Zurich / Bogen F.
30.01.19 IT – Milan / Santeria Club
31.01.19 DE – Munich / Backstage Halle
02.02.19 AT – Graz / Explosiv
03.02.19 HU – Budapest / A38
04.02.19 CZ – Prague / Rock Café
05.02.19 DE – Nuremberg / Hirsch
07.02.19 DE – Jena / F-Haus
08.02.19 DE – Berlin / SO36
09.02.19 DK – Copenhagen / Loppen
10.02.19 NO – Oslo / John Dee
12.02.19 FI – Helsinki / Tavastia
14.02.19 SE – Stockholm / Debaser Strand
15.02.19 SE – Gothenburg / Sticky Fingers
16.02.19 DE – Hamburg / Gruenspan
17.02.19 DE – Cologne / Helios 37
19.02.19 BE – Leuven / Het Depot
20.02.19 DE – Aschaffenburg / Colos-Sal
21.02.19 DE – Essen / Turock
22.02.19 NL – Tilburg / 013
23.02.19 UK – London / O2 Academy Islington

John Garcia And The Band Of Gold are:
John Garcia – vocals
Ehren Groban – guitar
Mike Pygmie – bass
Greg Saenz – drums

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John Garcia on Instgram

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Rebreather Return with Self-Titled EP Release

Posted in Whathaveyou on November 1st, 2018 by JJ Koczan

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Ohio’s Rebreather always brought a sense of character and individuality to sludge, and while it’s been the better part of a decade since their last release, they still do. The Youngstown trio — who will forever live in doom trivia by being the first band ever to grace the Nyabinghi stage at the inaugural Emissions from the Monolith Festival in 2000 — are back with a six-song self-titled EP that follows up on their return to the stage and general band activity. “Open Your Eyes” and “Countdown” have plenty of the bombast for which they’re known, the rawness taken from noise rock and slowed to a pummel, while “Sunday” forms a melodic center around which the rest of the EP seems to revolve, getting an answer in the rawer heavy rock of closer “Five.”

Because they can be so scathing when they want to be, they’ve always been a band whose atmospheres are somewhat deceptive, but going back to 2002’s Need Another Seven Astronauts — a title that was as topical at the time — and that essential characteristic is certainly revived in the depth of these songs. If this is Rebreather declaring who they are in 2018, I’ll take it.

From the PR wire:

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REBREATHER RELEASE NEW EP

Ohio band returns after indefinite hiatus

Heavy Ohio rock outfit Rebreather have self-released a new EP. The band, originally formed in 1999, exited the doom/stoner/sludge music scene in 2013 with no immediate plans for return. Fast-forward to 2017, when founding member and vocalist/guitarist Barley Rantilla and drummer Steve Gardner began playing shows of back catalog material with new bassist Steve Wishnewski. Momentum built quickly, and the band’s 18-year fanbase returned in full force to fill up venues.

“Things picked up very rapidly when we started playing shows again, and it just made sense to continue and see what would develop.” – Barley Rantilla

Rebreather invite you to review the new EP, as well as peruse their entire back catalog at https://rebreather-ohio.bandcamp.com

“The sleeping giant awakens…” – Josh Roman, MindRocket Recording Studio

Tracklisting:
1. Open Your Eyes 05:04
2. Starved 03:09
3. Sunday 05:43
4. Countdown 05:13
5. Destroy That Silence 04:11
6. Five 04:21

Rebreather is:
Barley Rantilla – Guitars and Vocals
Steve Gardner – Drums
Steve Wishnewski – Bass

https://www.facebook.com/rebreather-372407815879/
https://www.instagram.com/rebreather_band/
https://rebreather-ohio.bandcamp.com/
http://www.stevewishnewski.com/rebreather

Rebreather, Rebreather EP (2018)

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Komodor Announce Debut EP Release for Jan. 11

Posted in Whathaveyou on October 31st, 2018 by JJ Koczan

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Boogie rock newcomers Komodor have set a Jan. 11, 2019, release for their self-titled debut EP. Respected purveyor Soulseller Records will handle the pressing of the French four-piece’s first offering, which is a rousing endorsement in itself, and there’s a teaser for the EP that you can stream at the bottom of this post. Those experienced in the modern interpretations of classic forms that the heavy ’10s have brought will find the ground familiar enough, but being a new band, Komodor seem to bring a good amount of energy to what they’re playing.

Also significant, the entirety of Blues Pills appears on the EP and their bassist, Zack Anderson, handled recording duties. I know Blues Pills guitarist Dorian Sorriaux is based in France, so maybe that’s the connection, but it’s something of a surprise to have the whole band Blues Pills involved. “Join the Band” indeed. I’d also wonder whether the recording took place in France or Sweden, but either way, an organic vibe persists.

The PR wire has the art and release details:

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KOMODOR – Debut EP announcement

Do you wanna have a good time? Are you ready to rumble? Back from the 70’s, here we are!

Soulseller Records is proud to announce the signing of French psychedelic rockers KOMODOR!

Their first release, a self-titled mini album, will be published on 11th January 2019 on CD, 12” LP and in digital formats.

It features guest appearances by the entire BLUES PILLS band, whose bassist Zack Anderson even recorded the four songs. Inspired by MC5, James Gang, Grand Funk Railroad and many more, KOMODOR invites you to their journey through rock’n’roll!

Check out a first little teaser at this location: https://youtu.be/L6VAd755ljY

Tracklist:
1. Still The Same
2. Join The Band
3. Nasty Habits
4. 1984

Line-up:
Goudzou – Bass
Elrik Monroe – Drums
Ronnie Calva – Lead Guitar
Slyde Barnett – Lead Vocals & Guitar

https://www.facebook.com/KOMODORBAND
https://www.instagram.com/komodor_band/
http://www.soulsellerrecords.com
https://www.facebook.com/SOULSELLERRECORDS

Komodor debut EP teaser

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The Mound Builders Announce Jan. 18 Release for Self-Titled Album

Posted in Whathaveyou on October 25th, 2018 by JJ Koczan

The Mound Builders

It’s been a while since The Mound Builders made their debut with Strangers in a Strange Land (review here). Like, that was apparently 2011. Of course, they’ve hardly been idle since then, playing shows and releasing splits and EPs like Wabash War Machine (review here) in 2014. Still, if they were going to release a second album — hey, some bands don’t — it was probably time to do that. Thus arrives the bombast of The Mound Builders by The Mound Builders, set for release in the New Year via Failure Records and Tapes. What hath time wrought upon the Lafeyette, Indiana, sludgesters? I won’t pretend to know, but I’ve got a zip file on my desktop that’s going to let me find out, and needless to say, I’ll keep you posted.

No public audio yet, but the trusty PR wire brings album art and info, so have at it:

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The Mound Builders – The Mound Builders

Broadly speaking, bands that fall under the umbrella term of riff-worshippers – encompassing stoner, doom, and sludge metal – can fall under one of two categories. The majority of bands are content to walk (high as a kite) through the hills and valleys of their forefathers. A few, however, endeavor to take the tools that these legendary acts left and create new landscapes. Thus, we discover The Mound Builders from Indiana. While the blood of High on Fire, Buzzov*en and Crowbar among others flows through their veins, the resultant mix on their sophomore self-titled resembles the freshest dirt dug up for construction.

The most striking initial fact that jumps out on The Mound Builders is the fearless shift between tempos – instead of maintaining a reassuring tempo as many of their peers, they go from punk-inflected raging “Hair of the Dogma” to sludge metal swagger on “Separated From Youth”, stoner-thrash on “Star City Massacre” to vitriolic rough-and-tumble on closer “Vanished Frontier” – the latter of which has a stand-out vocal performance. The occasional pedal-manipulated solo wails out of nowhere – expertly handled by Brian Boszor, while the low end sounds both crisp and punishing as Robert Strawsma and Jason “Dinger” Brookhart hammer out relentless rhythms. You can spend any number of spins only hazarding a guess at influences, but the final result is a band who have their sound dialed in and know exactly how to wield it for maximum effect.

Narrating over the trio is the maniacal Jim Voelz, whose shrieks recall the great Johnny Morrow, and his growls echo the pains of the various strands of history from which the band draw lyrical inspiration, whether ancient tales or more recent life in their native Midwest, the grand cosmos or down here on Planet Earth. “It’s gonna be a massacre”, Jim warns, before another solo power-slides into existence, and it’s not long before the song in question comes to a crashing close.

It’s been seven long years since their début full-length Strangers in a Strange Land, and The Mound Builders have made good use of that time in their craft. Their self-titled is a step up and a step closer to honing that perfect mixture between so many styles. For now, they’ll just keep building and playing.

The Mound Builders will be released on Jan 18 2019.

Tracklisting:
1. Torchbearer
2. Hair of the Dogma
3. Separated From Youth
4. Acid Slugs
5. Star City Massacre
6. Regolith
7. Broken Pillars
8. Vanished Frontier

The Mound Builders live:
11.3.18 – Melody Inn – Indianapolis, IN
11.9.18 – Hobart Art Theatre -Hobart, IN
11.10.18 – Fireside Inn- Detroit, MI
12.8.18 – North End Pub – Lafayette, IN

The Mound Builders are:
Brian Boszor – Guitar
Jason “Dinger” Brookhart – Drums
Ryan Strawsma – Bass
Jim Voelz – Vocals

http://www.facebook.com/themoundbuilders
https://twitter.com/themoundbuilder
https://www.instagram.com/themoundbuilders/
https://themoundbuilders.bandcamp.com/

The Mound Builders Split w/ Pale Horseman (2016)

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Taiga Woods Sign to Cursed Tongue Records for Self-Titled LP Release

Posted in Whathaveyou on October 24th, 2018 by JJ Koczan

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I was fortunate enough a couple weeks ago to see Taiga Woods play in their hometown of Oslo, Norway, as part of the Høstsabbat Festival (review here). I’d seen the name around but hadn’t really dug into them before — I’m only one person and I only have so many ears; I’m sorry — and I was able to pick up on the Queens of the Stone Age vibe from their set, but as Cursed Tongue Records announces it will release their 2017 self-titled debut on vinyl early next year, it lists Spidergawd among the influences, and hearing the record and songs like “Epic” and “Slow Burning,” that’s a really good pick. Didn’t occur to me mostly I think because of my inability to apply the geographic context –both bands being Norwegian; lesson learned — but it’s definitely there. You can stream the album in full at the bottom of this post to see if you agree.

Kudos to the band on the vinyl release, and I’m interested to hear what the lineup of the band I saw — which is different from that which appeared on the album — will bring to their next record when the time comes. The self-titled is well worth a revisit in the meantime.

So here it is:

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TAIGA WOODS SIGNS TO CURSED TONGUE RECORDS FOR A WORLD WIDE RELEASE OF THEIR SELF TITLED DEBUT ALBUM DUE FOR EARLY 2019.

Cursed Tongue Records is thrilled to announce the signing of Norwegian fuzz-rock-experts Taiga Woods for a release of their self-titled debut full length album in early 2019.

Taiga Woods plays an eclectic genre of heavy. Incorporating stoner rock, prog, psych and 70’s hard rock, on top you’ve got those catchy vocal harmonies. For fans of Queens Of The Stone Age, Spidergawd, Dozer, Truckfighters and Motorpsycho – it’s fuzzy, it’s psychedelic, it’s catchy, it’s heavy yet super melodic – heck it’s even poppy without losing integrity. It’s the perfect burst of energy you need on a grey autumn morning or the right soundtrack for a pool party on a sunny summer day. Whatever the setting, this album will ensure to keep your head bobbing along to the addictive groove and infectious melodies!

Evolving from a single-man band in its inception to a full blown fuzz-rock locomotive the current line-up of Taiga Woods features Erik Skundberg – Guitar / Main Vocal, Ole Ulvik Rokseth – Bass, Jonatan Eikum – Drums and Jøran Normann – Guitar. The band is looking to tour as much as possible and expand on the Taiga Woods sound and appearance. The future sure does look bright in the woods of taiga!

When Taiga Woods released their debut album back in September last year, it turned a lot of heads and garnered quite the notion and recognition from online zines, blogs/reviewers and stoner rock fans alike. We remember being blown off our seats by the sheer likeability and catchiness of ‘Taiga Woods’. The acclaim left the fans screaming for a proper physical release. However this didn’t immediately materialize and the stoner underground had to hang tight on this desire to spin a tangible edition on their turntables. It was at this point that Cursed Tongue Records contacted Taiga Woods and over a couple of months a discussion followed and ideas were exchanged and all the while the mutual interest of getting the tunes out on vinyl deepened and now the time has come to put action behind words.

Cursed Tongue Records has been eager to release Taiga Woods’ smashing album for quite some time and we are stoked that this burning wish finally has came to fruition. We are really looking forward to be bringing these smoking tunes out on high quality heavy weight vinyl in early 2019 to brighten the darkest of winter depressions with a rightful kick in your asses. A big thank you to Erik and the band for trusting us with this fantastic collection of songs. We will bring the goods \,,/

CTR-016 TAIGA WOODS – ‘TAIGA WOODS’, official release date: actual date TBA / February 2019

Taiga Woods is:
Erik Skundberg – Guitar / Main Vocal
Ole Ulvik Rokseth – Bass
Jonatan Eikum – Drums
Jøran Normann – Guitar

The musicians on the album:
Guitars, vocals, bass and keys; Erik Skundberg
Drums and keys; Eirik Myhr
Percussion; Kai Christoffersen

Music and Lyrics by Erik Skundberg

Recorded and mixed in Calmeyer Studio by Kai Christoffersen.
Produced by Kai Christoffersen
Mastered at Propeller Mastering by Chris Sansom.
Artwork and logo by Erik Alm
Mastered for vinyl by Tony Reed at HeavyHead Rec.
Layout & Design by Michael Andresakis

Track listing:

Side A
1. Soul Transmitter
2. Epic
3. Slow Burning
4. Garbageman

Side B
5. Do What You Want
6. Track Of Time
7. The Great Machine

http://taigawoods.bandcamp.com/
http://www.facebook.com/taigawoodsband/
https://www.instagram.com/taigawoodsband
http://cursedtonguerecords.bigcartel.com/
https://www.facebook.com/CursedTongueRecords
https://www.instagram.com/cursedtonguerecords

Taiga Woods, Taiga Woods (2017)

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Pale Divine Announce Addition of Dana Ortt on Guitar

Posted in Whathaveyou on October 23rd, 2018 by JJ Koczan

pale divine

With the addition of Dana Ortt of Beelzefuzz on guitar in Pale Divine, that means that the two groups are three-fourths the same people. Only bassist Bert Hall, Jr. plays just in Beelzefuzz and only bassist Ron “Fezz” McGinnis plays just in Pale Divine. Guitarist/vocalist Greg Diener, drummer Darin McCloskey and now Ortt share duties in both bands. PalezefuzzBeelzivine? Either way, it’s only good news for doom.

Pale Divine are, of course, about to put out a new album on Shadow Kingdom next month. And it rules. Self-titled, due out Nov. 23, which is just in time for them to celebrate with their appearance at Hammer of Doom XIII in Germany on Nov. 17, playing alongside BatushkaCovenUnorthodox and others. They’re also at Days of Darkness in Baltimore at the end of this month, which is less travel but a shared stage with Bang, Satan’s SatyrsChild Bite and more. Still quite a gig.

But the coolest part is they’ll go as a four-piece. Someone get video. And while the self-titled is killer and will be streamed here in full ahead of the release — check back in Nov. 20 — it’s hard not to look forward to what Pale Divine will do in this new incarnation. All hail Palezefuzz. Or Beelzivine. Again, either way.

Intrepid reporter that I am, I hit up Ortt for some comment when I saw the band’s announcement. You’ll find both below:

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Pale Divine welcomes Dana Ortt

10/21/2018: We’d like to formally announce that Dana Ortt will now be a part of Pale Divine. We’ve been busy rehearsing for the past month and things have really taken shape perfectly. The addition of Dana has absolutely taken our material to new heights and we’re very excited for the next couple of shows with the new lineup!

Dana Ortt on joining Pale Divine:

It’s very cool to be playing with Darin, Greg and Fezz in Pale Divine! Darin, Greg and I have been playing in Beelzefuzz going on four years now, we rehearse and record in Greg’s studio setup at his house. Over time we’ve had some epic recording and jam sessions that have included playing Pale Divine material on occasion. Playing in Pale Divine for me is just like a natural extension of our Beelzefuzz jam sessions. We’ve discussed writing new Pale Divine songs with me singing with Greg but for the upcoming shows at Days Of Darkness and Hammer Of Doom I’ll be focusing on laying down a solid doomy rhythm guitar that is true to the vibe of the recorded songs. Darin, Greg, Bert and I are also currently working on tracking a new Beelzefuzz album that will be released with Church Within Records.

Pale Divine live:
Oct. 28 Baltimore MD Soundstage Days of Darkness Festival
Nov. 17 Wurzberg Germany Posthalle Hammer of Doom XIII

Pale Divine is:
Greg Diener – vocals & guitar
Dana Ortt – guitar
Ron “Fezzy” McGinnis – bass & vocals
Darin McCloskey – drums

https://www.facebook.com/serpentspath/
http://www.paledivineband.com/
https://www.facebook.com/ShadowKingdomRecords/
https://twitter.com/ShadowKingdom/
https://shadowkingdomrecords.bandcamp.com/
https://www.shadowkingdomrecords.com/

Pale Divine, “Spinning Wheel”

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John Garcia and the Band of Gold Self-Titled LP Available to Preorder

Posted in Whathaveyou on October 22nd, 2018 by JJ Koczan

john garcia and the band of gold

With the Jan. 4 release of the self-titled debut/maybe swansong from John Garcia and the Band of Gold, the group’s principle namesake will have issued three solo albums more or less in evolving incarnations. 2014’s John Garcia (review here) was a plugged-in desert rocker credited to the man himself, while last year’s The Coyote Who Spoke in Tongues (review here) brought Garcia together with guitarist Ehren Groban (War Drum), bassist Mike Pygmie (Mondo GeneratorYou Know Who) and drummer Greg Saenz (The DwarvesYou Know Who) and was mostly acoustic in its unfolding. John Garcia and the Band of Gold leans more toward the former, but features the latter band and also reunites Garcia with Kyuss producer Chris Goss (also of Masters of Reality) — who one recalls had some choice words when Garcia embarked on the partial Kyuss reunion with Vista Chino — sees reworkings of “Kylie,” “The Hollingsworth Session” and “Give Me 250ML” from the last record, turning the latter into a sequel to “Kentucky” from the last Hermano record, now 11 years old, and brings those familiar pieces together with a total 11 new tracks available to preorder now.

On Nov. 29, John Garcia and the Band of Gold make their only US appearance — maybe ever? — at Vinyl at the Hard Rock Cafe in Las Vegas, headlining the first night of the Planet Desert Rock Weekend, and then they’re headed to Europe early in 2019. All dates and info follow here, courtesy of the PR wire:

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New Album JOHN GARCIA AND THE BAND OF GOLD out January 4th 2019!

Pre-Order HERE!

JOHN GARCIA, the Kyuss legend returns with his next incarnation of Desert Rock, John Garcia And The Band Of Gold, out on Napalm Records! None other than ex-Kyuss and Queens Of The Stone Age producer Chris Goss gave this new groovy piece of dust its finishing touches. JOHN GARCIA takes the next step in his almost 30-year career by combining the strengths of his musical past with the achievements of modern times. It’s once again a distinctive JOHN GARCIA album!

JOHN GARCIA on the new album:
“After a year of heavy stress, starting my own studio, shutting it down, hiring and firing, the drama is finally over. Saved by surgeon Chris Goss, this record is finally done. It is unclear if I will ever be doing this again, so this is it. Here it is, proud and loud John Garcia and The Band of Gold record comes out January 4th with supporting tour thereafter. The Vegas jam is my only U.S. electric show and will prove to be something special. I thank my supporters, you keep me going – Big Love from the Garcia res!!”

You can Pre-Order John Garcia And The Band Of Gold HERE!

After starting the stoner rock movement by establishing Kyuss together with Josh Homme (Queens Of the Stone Age, Eagles Of Death Metal), Brant Bjork (ex-Fu Manchu), Nick Oliveri (Ex-Queens Of The Stone Age) in 1990, JOHN GARCIA became one of the most heard voices from the desert in Rock History. No doubt that he had massive impact on the desert rock movement by singing in bands like Hermano, Slo Burn, Unida and Vista Chino. Since his debut album as a solo artist in 2014 via Napalm Records, he has further established his very own trademarks.

JOHN GARCIA And The Band Of Gold live:

After having a meeting between his musical past and present, by playing on one stage with Nick Oliveri (ex-Kyuss), Dave Angstrom (ex-Hermano) and Arthur Seay (ex-Unida) on November 29 in Las Vegas, JOHN GARCIA will return to an extensive tour through Europe with his Band Of Gold:

Special Show w/ Nick Oliveri, Luna Sol, Death in Pretty Wrapping
11.29.18 US – Las Vegas / Vinyl

European Tour 2019
w/ Dead Quiet
23.01.19 FR – Paris / Le Trabendo
24.01.19 FR – Bordeaux / Le Krakatoa
25.01.19 ES – Madrid / Caracol
26.01.19 ES – Barcelona / Razzamatazz 2
28.01.19 FR – Lyon / Le Kao
29.01.19 CH – Zurich / Bogen F.
30.01.19 IT – Milan / Santeria Club
31.01.19 DE – Munich / Backstage Halle
02.02.19 AT – Graz / Explosiv
03.02.19 HU – Budapest / A38
04.02.19 CZ – Prague / Rock Café
05.02.19 DE – Nuremberg / Hirsch
07.02.19 DE – Jena / F-Haus
08.02.19 DE – Berlin / SO36
09.02.19 DK – Copenhagen / Loppen
10.02.19 NO – Oslo / John Dee
12.02.19 FI – Helsinki / Tavastia
14.02.19 SE – Stockholm / Debaser Strand
15.02.19 SE – Gothenburg / Sticky Fingers
16.02.19 DE – Hamburg / Gruenspan
17.02.19 DE – Cologne / Helios 37
19.02.19 BE – Leuven / Het Depot
20.02.19 DE – Aschaffenburg / Colos-Sal
21.02.19 DE – Essen / Turock
22.02.19 NL – Tilburg / 013
23.02.19 UK – London / O2 Academy Islington

John Garcia And The Band Of Gold are:
John Garcia – vocals
Ehren Groban – guitar
Mike Pygmie – bass
Greg Saenz – drums

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John Garcia, “Give Me 250ML” official lyric video

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