Electric Worry – Back to Motor City, EP (2013)

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Electric Worry Back to Motor City 2013 Pierre (Bass – Vocal), Léo (Guitar) and Batiste (Drum) are the members of the French stoner rock band Electric Worry and ” Back to Motor City” it’s their four track debut EP – Digital album: name your price/free; limited edition CD for €5 at their Bandcamp page.
Although they choose their name inspired by the American band Clutch (track 6 from their 2007’s released, eighth studio album entitled “From Beale Street to Oblivion”), and they are singing in English, as a genuine French band, I did not find one single word in English about them on their official internet profiles and pages. Well, my French sucks – a lot – merde!! On the other hand, translator softwares are freaking fun, so, I’m not gonna bitching more about it. But if the band really thinking of reach out a larger audience over the borders of France, at least an official bio in English, would be nice.
But then again, this is a cool band (I mean f*ckin’ heavy!!) and they worth – at least – a listen. Read more Electric Worry – Back to Motor City, EP (2013)

The Black Widow’s Project – Heavy Heart (2012)

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TBWP_Heavy-heart_2012 Think of Down and Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society with even more and more intense stoner infusion, add some weight from Kyuss/Queens Of the Stone Age and the right amount of Alice In Chains/Soundgarden flavor to got the essence of what really The Black Widow’s Project it’s about.
The Black Widow’s Project delivered a surprisingly mature and solid debut album filled up with 14 genuine songs, and forged throughout with good-old-fashioned fuzz, powerful riffs, a heavy blend of blues and rock with noisy garage sound.
Formed in Geneva, Switzerland, in 2010 by the lead singer-guitarist Al Castro and the drummer Math Sink, they quickly realize their first EP called “Benefit Of The Doubt” which arouse great interest among the audience and in underground venues. After several lineup changes, Raph Despas joined the band as the bass player which allows them to find an even more powerful and personal sound. Read more The Black Widow’s Project – Heavy Heart (2012)

Junkyard Birds – Freewheeling Free Will (2012)

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The kickstarter “High Heels And Leather Boots” reminds me of Iggy’s “The Passenger”, it’s an enjoyable ride, although it’s a genuine, “bad to the bone”, wicked and dirty, garage Rock anthem. And Iggy’s name, the reflection of his wild spirit returns here and there along the album. But more present it’s the ghost of Lemmy, with roots back to Hawkwind and wings spread out to Motörhead.
Junkyard Birds find their own noisy path of raw, loud and distorted Rock perfumed with Blues resonances and turning into Psychedelic and Stoner shades. Fans of MC5 or Stooges, as well as fans of Blue Oyster Cult, Hawkwind or Fu Manchu and Monster Magnet will definitively gonna enjoy the ride along Junkyard Birds. But sometimes they reminded me of Cathedral too. Read more Junkyard Birds – Freewheeling Free Will (2012)

Slut Machine – From Blind to Blue, EP (2012)

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With traces back to Kyuss, Monster Magnet and Corrosion Of Conformity, gathering inspiration through Queens Of the Stone Age from Kyuss and related to Soundgarden and Down, Slut Machine blends perfectly Stoner Rock and Sludge Metal.
“From Blind to Blue” it’s the band third EP and we’ve got four heavy weight Stoner/Sludge hurricanes. Released on 14 April 2012, the EP it’s available for FREE DOWNLOAD.
“Collapse”, the opener track, it’s powerful and pounding, will grind you into the ground with it’s strong riffs and thundering drums. “Cosmic Monster” have some strong Soundgarden resonances and roots back to Heavy Metal. Once you hear it, it’s hard to get rid of it. “(Ain’t) No Way Out” have more heaviness, it roots lead us back to Black Sabbath. The closing “Tornado” it’s a Mississippi flavoured, slow grinding epic. Heavy as the elephant shit, a classic monster build upon bone cutter riffs and pounding drums and an intense, gloomy vibe. Read more Slut Machine – From Blind to Blue, EP (2012)

Feuerzeug – Dead Wahines and Tsunamis (2012)

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A band called “Lighter”? C’mon!! But digging into it, they sounds much interesting then most of the nowadays delivered, fancy-labeled, “post” whatever, obligatory Metalcore bands. Feuerzeug reminds me mostly of the Ricky Warwick leaded Scottish The Almighty, band formed in the late 1980’s and rose to fame mostly in the mid 1990’s with albums such “Powertrippin'” and “Crank”. True, probably Rick was most famous because he was formerly married to MTV’s Headbangers Ball presenter Vanessa Warwick.
So, Feuerzeug sounds pretty much like The Almighty, eventually more contemporarily, but still classy and with roots back to the American Stoner Rock tradition and adding some tasty post-Grunge. But this isn’t an American band, but another stainless delivery from Switzerland. Imagine Godsmack crashing into the tour bus of Kyuss, merging Grunge energy with Stoner Rock hardness and we’ve get pretty close to what Feuerzeug sounds like. And actually this is a pretty groovy and addictive material, classy and quality Rock. Read more Feuerzeug – Dead Wahines and Tsunamis (2012)

Los Disidentes del Sucio Mote vs Flashfalcon – East side story (2012)

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After sharing stages and touring together, LOS DISIDENTES DEL SUCIO MOTEL and FLASHFALCON are now sharing the precious wax jewel called vinyl. “East side story” coming on a very limited edition, each band performs 3 brand new tracks and one cover of one of the other band’s song.
French stoner rock Los Disidentes del Sucio Mote and high energy rock n’roll demons Flashfalcon delivering a refreshing collection of songs, and 2 tracks are available for streaming on Deadlight Entertainment Bancdamp page. Read more Los Disidentes del Sucio Mote vs Flashfalcon – East side story (2012)

Los Disidentes del Sucio Motel – Soundtrack From The Motion Picture (2011)

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Los Disidentes Del Sucio Motel Think of Lemmy (Motorhead) meets Kyuss and in very few words this is what Los Disidentes del Sucio Motel music’s about. Dirty Rock’N’Roll and Southern/Stoner Rock mixture, raw, quite unpolished, but pulsing, pretty groovy and good as it is. This is not Quantic Physics, don’t have to be Einstein to figure it out. Just like they said: “the recipe is very simple: rock’n’roll, women, engine, whisky and rock’n’roll.” What kind of guy might need something else? Zappa – playing the role of a bad-ass motorcycle man arguing with the Devil – had sang once: “I have small desires, titties and beer…” 😆
Instead of an official bio, these guys from Strasbourg, France also declare: “after been drunk in every bars of the State of the New Mexico, LOS DISIDENTES DEL SUCIO MOTEL come in France to make undulate your small ass.” So, shut up, stand up and move your money maker! 😆 Read more Los Disidentes del Sucio Motel – Soundtrack From The Motion Picture (2011)