Thinning The Herd – Oceans Rise

Once renowned for its vibrant rock scene, New York City is being energised with a new breed of metal bands keeping the city’s rock spirit alive. Thinning The Herd is at the forefront of this resurgence and released their new album Oceans Rise on April 5th. Since forming in 2006 the band have pushed themselves and their sound to great effect locally … [Read more...]

Vagina Panther rock out with new album in November

Vagina Panther recorded 11 tracks of white hot guitar sludge with producer/engineer Mario “J” McNulty (Ravonettes, Anti-Flag, David Bowie) at New York City’s infamous Looking Glass Studios right before it was shuttered. The band’s self-titled debut is made to be played LOUD and to disturb the neighbors. From the stoner pop of “Dave, You Are Killing … [Read more...]

Jeepster – What If All The Rebels Died?

It would not be an insult to call Jeepster "stoner rock," and it would not be a complete description either. Based on the band's name, you've probably guessed that there's a 70s vibe to the music and maybe a little T. Rex in there. You'd be right. This CD doesn't hide its influences. Unlike its heavier cousins Kyuss and Fu Manchu, Jeepster knows … [Read more...]

Kylesa – Static Tensions

Static Tensions is the fourth album from Savannah, Georgia metal mavens Kylesa and it may well be the best damn album the band's released and one of the finest of 2009, metal or otherwise. With this, Kylesa take the leap into the big leagues by delivering on the promise of previous release Time Will Fuse Its Worth. Listeners are bombarded with a … [Read more...]