instrumental

Stoned Monkey signs worldwide deal with Argonauta Records

Born in Varese, Italy, in 2017, Sludge ‘n Doom Noise rockers Stoned Monkey have signed a worldwide record deal with Argonauta Records! Mesmerizing atmospheres, high pitched amplifiers, heavy soundwalls and a strong scent of the weed distinguish the experience on a Stoned Monkey trip: An unmistakable Sludge timbre mixed with the rhythmic-sonorous intensity by influences such as Doom and noisy Stoner Rock.

Slow Order releases music video for new single “Eternal Fire”

Low-tuned and heavy as hell riffs, time for Slow Order! Following their first full-length in 2014, “Hidden Voices,” the instrumental power trio hailing from Bologna, Italy, is set to release their brand new album titled “Eternal Fire” this Friday, June 14th, 2019, via Argonauta Records.

In support of their upcoming release, today Slow Order are sharing with us a new video for the album title track!

John 5 and The Aristocrats announce co-headlining Los Angeles Show on September 1st 2019

John 5 and the Creatures - comprised of world-renowned guitarist John 5, bassist Ian Ross and drummer Logan Miles Nix - and The Aristocrats (guitarist Guthrie Govan, bassist Bryan Beller and drummer Marco Minnemann) will team up to co-headline an amazing night of instrumental euphoria on Sunday, September 1st, 2019, at 1720 in Los Angeles. The show will be the first John 5 performance following the July 31 release of the anxiously awaited new album, “Invasion”.
 

Sūrya to release new studio album “Solastalgia” on July 26th 2019

London sludge metal outfit Sūrya return with their sophomore album, “Solastalgia”, to be released July 26th, 2019, via Argonauta Records. The band’s brand of atmospheric post-metal is driven by solemn riffs and gloomy percussion.

Their music is equal parts the torrential heaviness of bands like Corrupted (Jap) and Neurosis, with shades of Amebix’s desolate crust and the heart-rending atmospherics of Wolves In The Throne Room.

My Sleeping Karma announces November 2019 European Tour

Instrumental hypnotic rockers, genre pionieers My Sleeping Karma, have announced to embark on an extensive tour this Fall, with very special guests Stoned Jesus and Somali Yacht Club on the bill!

The Sonic Ride, presented by powerhouse live institution Sound of Liberation, will feature this eclectic tour package in its first edition of a new SOL roadshow trip, a must-see run for every psychedelic and heavy rock fan with stops in Germany, France, Italy, Austria and many more European locations!

Pelican share a new track “Cold Hope”

Pelican, the instrumental quartet whose singular vision of heavy music eschews classification, recently announced their first full length in six years and today they’ve released a new song from it along with US and EU additional tour dates.

“Cold Hope”, the second track to be released from “Nighttime Stories”, due out on June 7th, 2019, via Southern Lord Recordings, is an unrepentant crusher imbibed with moments of atramentous psychedelia and arguably the heaviest track on the album.

Russian Circles to release new studio album “Blood Year” on August 2nd 2019

Russian Circles named their 2016 album “Guidance” in reference to the uncertainty of the future. It was a fitting title for the times, with the album coming out a few months before America’s tumultuous presidential election, but it was intended more as a reference to the band’s own absence of a blueprint as they navigated their second decade as a band than as a social commentary.

Covet announces July 2019 North American Headlining Tour

Covet, who recently wrapped up a tour with Dance Gavin Dance and Periphery, return to the road this July, kicking off a 14-date tour on July 12 at Schuba’s in Chicago. See all dates below.

North American Tour Dates 2019:
July 12 Chicago, IL Schuba’s
July 13 Detroit, MI Pike Room
July 14 Toronto, ON Sneaky Dee’s
July 16 Brooklyn, NY Elsewhere Roof
July 17 Hamden, CT Space Ballroom
July 18 Boston, MA Great Scott
July 19 Philadelphia, PA PhilaMoca