neo-psychedelia

Mayflower Madame to release new studio album “Prepared for a Nightmare” on March 27th 2020

Psychedelic post-punk outfit Mayflower Madame are about to unleash a new wave of their dark and distinctive blend of post-punk, shoegaze and psychedelia on their forthcoming album “Prepared for a Nightmare”, to be released in late March via French label Only Lovers Records, in collaboration with Portland’s Little Cloud Records and Parisian label Icy Cold Records. Ahead of that, they present the lead track “Vultures”. Listen to the new track below.

External releases official video for new single “Distant”

The Finnish progressive metal collective External have released a new song, “Distant”. It’s the follow-up to their previous single “Anhedonia”, released in June. The cover art was done by Lumi Hartikainen.

In the mixing process, once again, External worked with Asger Mygind from the Danish band VOLA. The song is accompanied by an animated music video by Tuomas Kortelainen.

Insect Ark to release new studio album “The Vanishing” on February 28th 2020

Insect Ark - currently made up of founder Dana Schechter (Swans) and Andy Patterson (ex SubRosa) - have been crafting uncomfortable soundscapes that feel both intimate and icy cold since 2011. Nightmarish horror film-like visions, outer space travel, and gritty noir textures were explored in their previous offerings - the much-praised Portal / Well” (2015) and “Marrow Hymns” (2018) - but now, something far greater is coming. Prepare for “The Vanishing”.
 

Otakusuite to release debut full-length album “Eggs” on March 6th 2020

Italian instrumental psych rock unit, Otakusuite, have announced the release of their first full-length album, “Eggs”, for March 6th, 2020, via Argonauta Records!

The trio hailing from Pisa, who was previously known under the name of The Questionmarks until 2017 and who shared the stages with acts alike Ecstatic Vision among many more, creates an exciting and intelligent fusion of stoner elements, jazz rock to psychedelia and progressive sounds.

String Machine sign with Know Hope Records and re-releasing “Death of the Neon” album

Soaring ethereal rhythms and melodies, and the doomed tenderness of where hope and hopelessness dance among the faded soon-to-be ruins of ill-maintained state highways tearing through rural and post-industrial landscapes. The soil here isn’t as fertile as it once was, but sometimes a collective of voices breaks through the frostline. For those who see no future, the future is wide open.

BBF to release new studio album “Outside the Noise” on December 6th 2019

After rising label Argonauta Records have announced one of their recent band signings by welcoming Italy’s psychedelic, stoner and acid funk rock band BBF to their eclectic artist roster, today we finally get to hear some first tunes taken from the band’s upcoming, sophomore album “Outside the Noise”! Set for a release on December 6th, 2019, you can now stream a first single to the soothing track “Sun”. Dive into the sound landscape of BBF below.

Opeth - In Cauda Venenum

In all honesty, I was not a big fan of Opeth when they were playing death metal, since I thought other bands were doing a much better job at it, but when they started going soft, circa “Still Life”, I thought they were losing every ounce of credibility. They inadvertently abandoned their extreme style for a more mature, so called progressive style, just a little bit into the millennium and released a bunch of watered down albums that gained them a wider appeal, as they became more and more accessible.
 

Salmagündi to release new studio album “Rose Marries Braen - A Soup Opera” on November 15th 2019

Combining a transversal mix of progressive rock, post-punk, psychedelia elements and heavy stoner sounds, Italian experimental music collective Salmagündi return with their second album, titled “Rose Marries Braen - A Soup Opera”, on November 15th, 2019, via Karma Conspiracy Records.

The Whirlings to release new studio album “Earthshine” on October 18th 2019

Italian progressive rockers The Whirlings just inked a deal with Subsound Records for the release of their brand new album “Earthshine” and are now ready to unveil a first glimpse of what to expect with their stunning new song “Vacuum”!

“Earthshine” propels itself way beyond the band’s trademark heavy psych and post-rock sound, offering a rich blend of genres and so does “Vacuum” featuring Vera Claps, streaming right now below.