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Sunday, October 21, 2018
King Buffalo
Longing to be the Mountain (2018)
Crank this to 10.2 of 11
|    Editor's Pick
Genre: Stoner rock, Psychedelic
Sounds Like: All Them Witches, Kings of Frog Island
King Buffalo are an animal all to themselves. They breathe a different kind of heavy as they separate from the pack with their patient and pensive dark atmosphere. Their heavy holds significant weight in our eyes as we frequent majestic New England hikes and absorb all of what King Buffalo have to o...
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Smoulder
The Sword Woman (2018)
Crank this to 8.3 of 11
Genre: Doom, Metal
Sounds Like: Devil Electric, Solitude Aeturnus, Windhand
The combination of doom and power metal is a force to be reckoned with. Smoulder, hailing from Toronto have conquered the challenge of fusing pure 80s doom and power metal with a hint of modern day heaviness into this three song EP. Vocalist Sarah Ann really took us by surprise and is the highlight ...
Monday, October 15, 2018
Rivers of Gore
Rivers of Gore (2018)
Crank this to 8.4 of 11
Genre: Doom, Psychedelic
Sounds Like: Neurosis, Sleep, Wo Fat
The self-titled debut album from Rivers of Gore celebrates experimental fuzz and jam-doom to its fullest. Former members of Vinnum Sabbathi, Bloodwitch, and Powertrip join forces from the Mexico City underground heavy music scene to bring you a pensive journey through very dark tunnels. While the pr...
Tuesday, October 09, 2018
Witch Ripper
Homestead (2018)
Crank this to 9 of 11
|    Editor's Pick
Genre: Progressive metal, Sludge
Sounds Like: High on Fire, Mastodon, Gojira
When it comes to progressive metal and sludge, it can be overwhelming trying to weed through tens of thousands of bands that sound exactly the same. You want that one band that breaks barriers and explores upon their genre. Look no further than Witch Ripper’s latest behemoth, Homestead. It&rsq...
Wednesday, October 03, 2018
Rotation11 Charity
Compilation for a Cause 2018 (2018)
Crank this to 11 of 11
|    Editor's Pick
Genre: Stoner rock, Doom, Metal
Sounds Like: Black Sabbath, Mad Season, Orange Goblin
Rotation11.com is proud to present our second charity compilation entitled 'Compilation For a Cause-2018'. We are excited to be teaming up with WeRockForAutism.org a wonderful non-profit organization dedicated to improving the communication abilities of children on the autism spectrum by providing m...
Wednesday, October 03, 2018
Nachtlieder
Lynx (2018)
Crank this to 7.8 of 11
Genre: Black Metal
Sounds Like: Bathory, Immortal
We were initially sucked in by the amazing water color album artwork entitled ‘Guldnyckeln’ created in 1915 by John Albert Bauer. Bauer was a Swedish painter and illustrator best known for his illustrations of early editions of Bland tomtar och troll, an anthology of Swedish folklore and...
Sunday, September 30, 2018
Kint
Stoned.Immaculate (2018)
Crank this to 10 of 11
|    Editor's Pick
Genre: Stoner rock, Grunge, Noise rock
Sounds Like: Unsane, Melvins, Bloodiest
On our exploration of the heavy, we sometimes discover a band that makes us halt our search because of the sheer brilliance and originality of the artist. Welcome Kint from Italy and their debut Stoned.Immaculate. What drew us in? The album art of course. A skull drawing may not be the most...
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Big Midget
Crotchwobblers Vol 1 (2018)
Crank this to 8.2 of 11
Genre: Stoner rock
Sounds Like: Queens of the Stoneage, Brunt
We tend to shy away from albums that are solo projects entailing all instruments coming from one. Perhaps it is a psychological thing with the notion that the instruments are somewhat artificially blended together and the fact that the album was not truly a simultaneous and harmonious production. Ge...
Sunday, September 23, 2018
Lewis and the Strange Magics
The Ginger Sessions (2018)
Crank this to 8.5 of 11
Genre: Psychedelic rock
Sounds Like: King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Electric Light Orchestra, Friendship
Take the experimental psychedelic nature of King Gizzard, throw in some 70s funk jamming and a dash of Electric Light Orchestra. Sounds a bit erratic, yet it works on all levels. Lewis and the Strange Magics from Barcelona, Spain have released a really entertaining EP here of vibrant and exploratory...
Friday, September 21, 2018
Friendship
Aint No Shame (2018)
Crank this to 8.8 of 11
Genre: Psychedelic rock
Sounds Like: Graveyard, Brant Bjork, Grand Funk Railroad
Stoner and psychedelic rock needs a band that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy. Friendship, based out of Oslo, Norway bring a comforting array of 70s inspired psychedelic groovin’ blues rock with Ain’t No Shame. This album is a needed breath of fresh air and will instantly put ...