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GREEN DESERT WATER: Iberian Stoner Rockers To Release Solar Plexus Via Small Stone; New Track Streaming + Preorders Available

With the purple sun, the hermit was introduced into the wild, through the mountains and the long desert to back home….

Stream / Share “Open Your Wings” HERE

After getting their feet wet in a molten pool of heavy blues on their 2012 self-titled debut EP, GREEN DESERT WATER is ready for their next conquest. The Oviedo, Spain-based three-piece have been making a name for themselves as one of the best-kept-secrets of the Iberian heavy underground, and with Solar Plexus – their second LP – they’ve never sounded readier to let the cat out of the proverbial bag. And by “cat out of the bag,” we mean unleashing classic power trio grooves – all primo, all soul, but heavier and thicker and more modern than the first record.
Comprised of guitarist/vocalist Kike Sanchís, bassist Juan Arias García, and drummer/backing vocalist Javi González, GREEN DESERT WATER sinks its teeth into hellacious boogie on songs like “Open Your Wings” and find the place where Black Sabbath and Mountain could’ve met on “Souls Of The Woodland” – and when it comes to the title-track? Well, at least you know where they’re going to hit you. With six songs split up over two glorious vinyl sides, GREEN DESERT WATER‘s Solar Plexus indeed puts itself right in the center of attention – refusing to commit to one single vibe or another as it captures the best energy of classic heavy rock and brings it forward to a modern era where it’s so desperately needed.
Solar Plexus was recorded and mixed by Pablo Martínez Pérez at Ovni Estudio, mastered by Kike Sanchís at Green Desert Mastering and comes wrapped in the cover art of Héctor Castañón. The six-track offering will see release on CD, digital, and limited edition vinyl formats on April 27th via Small Stone.
For preorders visit the Small Stone Bandcamp Page HERE where opening track “Open Your Wings” is currently streaming.
 
Solar Plexus Track Listing:
1. Open Your Wings
2. Chaman
3. The Deepest Sea
4. Souls Of The Woodland
5. Mother Moon
6. Solar Plexus
GREEN DESERT WATER:
Juan Arias García: fuzz bass
Javi González: drums, percussion, backing vocals
Kike Sanchís: guitars, vocals

Additional guitar on “The Deepest Sea” by Pablo Martínez Pérez.

For GREEN DESERT WATER coverage contact liz@earsplitcompound.com.

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8 March 2018 News Read more

JIRM: Decibel Premieres “The Cultist” From Psychedelic Heavy Rock Unit; Surge Ex Monumentis Full-Length Release Day Looms

“Surge Ex Monumentis has a healthy psychedelic rock influence but the heavy metal undertones are undeniable. At times, the record seems to take its inspiration from Pink Floyd as much as from Iron Maiden…” — Decibel

 

Stream / Share JIRM’s “The Cultist” at THIS LOCATION

Surge Ex Monumentis, the impending new full-length from Swedish psychedelic riff rockers JIRM, formerly Jeremy Irons And The Ratgang Malibus, will drop this March via Small Stone.

With as much progressive force as raw sweat behind them, JIRM has never been more themselves than they are on Surge Ex Monumentis, and even as they redefine who they are and what they do as a band, they remain singularly powerful in their delivery and completely unmistakable. The seven-track Surge Ex Monumentis was captured at Puch Studios in Stockholm, Sweden, mixed by Oskar Lindberg at Svenska Grammofonstudion in Gothenburg, Sweden, and mastered by Chris Gooseman at Baseline Audio Labs in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Decibel Magazine is currently streaming “The Cultist” noting “Surge Ex Monumentis has a healthy psychedelic rock influence but the heavy metal undertones are undeniable. At times, the record seems to take its inspiration from Pink Floyd as much as from Iron Maiden, a sound you can hear on ‘The Cultist.'”

Surge Ex Monumentis will see release on CD, digital, and limited edition 2xLP formats via Small Stone on March 16th. Pre-orders are currently available HERE.

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3 March 2018 News Read more

BISON MACHINE Michigan Heavy Rockers Sign To Small Stone; New Album Coming Soon + Burnin’ Turf II Fest To Be Held June 3rd

Michigan heavy rockers BISON MACHINE have signed to American heavy rock institution Small Stone Records. The Hamtramck-based volume dealers have been on a this-time-it’s-personal quest to hand-deliver their riffs across the country since the 2015 release of their debut album, Hoarfrost, on Kozmik Artifactz, and with tours throughout the US under their belt, they’re ready to take their game to the proverbial next level.

BISON MACHINE is currently preparing a new album for release later this year as their Small Stone debut. They will enter Rustbelt Studios (Five Horse Johnson, Halfway to Gone, Novadriver) later this Summer to record.

“It’s amazing,” enthuses BISON MACHINE bassist Anthony Franchina about the signing. “Small Stone has released some of my favorite records, from Sasquatch to Greenleaf to Lo-Pan, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to work with Scott [Hamilton] on our next record, which is going to completely blow away everything we’ve done before. We’ll be hitting the road too, so keep an eye out!”

In addition to working on their next LP, the members of BISON MACHINE are involved in organizing the Burnin’ Turf festival, which is set for June 3rd at the Parisville Saloon in Ruth, Michigan with a lineup featuring BISON MACHINE, Wild Savages, Dead Feathers, BoneHawk, Red Stone Souls, Rip VanRipper, and Gear Jammer, as well as chopper games, raffle prizes, van and tank lettering by Zak Warmann of Detroit Sign Painters, camping, DJ Smoak (Loy Smoak Jr.) all the way from San Antonio, bonfires, and of course, plenty of beer. Ticket presales are available at THIS LOCATION.

“I can’t wait to hear what BISON MACHINE bring to this next record,” says Scott Hamilton of Small Stone Records. “They’ve been unstoppable on tour for the last couple years and I’m thrilled to welcome them into the Small Stone fold representing the next generation of great American heavy rock and roll.”

BISON MACHINE released their latest single, “Cloak And Bones,” last year. A video for the track is playing now at THIS LOCATION.

Stay tuned for more on BISON MACHINE, Burnin Turf II, and the new album in the months ahead. [Words by JJ Koczan/The Obelisk]

BISON MACHINE:
Casey O’Ryan – guitar
Breck Crandell – drums
Tom Stec – vocals
Anthony Franchina – bass

For BISON MACHINE coverage contact liz@earsplitcompound.com.

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12 May 2017 News Read more

FREEDOM HAWK – THE ENDLESS SEARCH FOR THE PERFECT RIFF – WEST SIDE TOUR – FEB 2017!!

Freedom Hawk will bring there dark music fueled by the sun to the US West Side in support of there latest Small Stone (2015) release – Into Your Mind.

All dates w/ Irata

3-Feb Nashville, TN Springwater
4-Feb Fort Worth, TX The Rail Club club
5-Feb El paso, TX Rockhouse Bar & Grill
6-Feb Open (drive day)
7-Feb San Diego, CA Soda Bar
8-Feb Anaheim, CA Out Of The Park Pizza
9-Feb San Francisco, CA Thee Parkside
10-Feb Eugene. OR Old Nick’s Pub
11-Feb Portland, OR High Water Mark Lounge
12-Feb Seattle, WA Funhouse Seattle
13-Feb Yreka, CA, Chromaphonic Music Hall
14-Feb Sacramento, CA Starlite Lounge
15-Feb Las Vegas, NV, Beauty Bar
16-Feb Tucson, AZ The Flycatcher
17-Feb Fort Stockton, TX The Garage
18-Feb Austin, TX Swan Dive
19th-Feb Open (hit us up)

Emanating from the barrier dunes of Virginia, Freedom Hawk’s heavy riffs, rolling groove, and soulful guitar melodies produce a sound that is distinctly their own. The quartet’s brand of heavy rock capitalizes on the best of the heavy ‘70s, with a head-spinning blend of 60s acid and fuzzy blues, that’s modern and based around quality songwriting rather than style-over-substance retro posturing.

Join Freedom Hawk’s continued search for the perfect riff!!

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10 January 2017 News Read more

Långfinger + Captain Crimson tour February/March

BAND QUOTE:
“It’s time to bring the Långfinger machine on the road and we’re really excited to bring our latest album Crossyears with us! Be sure to catch our non-stop superlive experience as we roll across Europe this February and March!”

 

LÅNGFINGER TOUR WINTER / SPRING 2017

Jan 27 – Oslo (NO) @ Revolver (with Orsak:Oslo)

Jan 28 – Uddevall (SE) @ Bastionen (with Orsak:Oslo)

Feb 15 – Kiel (DE) @ Schaubude (with Captain Crimson)

Feb 16 – Berlin (DE) @ Jägerklause (with Captain Crimson)

Feb 17 – Den Helder (NL) @ De Engel (with Captain Crimson)

Feb 18 – Siegen (DE) @ Vortex (with Captain Crimson)

Feb 19 – Antwerp (BE) @ AMC (with Captain Crimson)

Feb 21 – Cologne (DE) @ Limes (with Captain Crimson)

Feb 23 – Mannheim (DE) @ Kurzbar (with Captain Crimson)

Feb 24 – Luzern (CH) @ Bruch Brothers (with Captain Crimson)

Feb 26 – San Sebastian (ES) @ Dabadaba

Feb 27 – Gijon (ES) @ Sala Acapulco

Mar 01 – Santona (ES) @ Club Tropicana

Mar 03 – Barcelona (ES) @ Rocksound

Mar 04 – Zaragoza (ES) @ La Ley Seca

Mar 10 – Gävle (SE) @ CC-Puben

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10 January 2017 News Read more

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