occult rock

The Necromancers to release debut album “Servants of the Salem Girl” on August 18th 2017

Ripple Music is thrilled to welcome psychedelic occult rockers The Necromancers to its ever-growing roster of new and exciting young bands.
Hailing from Poitiers in western France, the quartet will release their debut album “Servants of the Salem Girl” on August 18th, 2017, through the Californian label, which has already proven itself to be a respected mainstay for fans of rock, stoner, doom and psych in 2017 with releases from Mothership, Wo Fat, Steak, Vokonis and many others.

Bloody Hammers to release new EP “The Horrific Case of Bloody Hammers” on July 14th 2017

Please welcome a new chapter in the mysterious world of Bloody Hammers: “The Horrific Case of Bloody Hammers”!
This very special case is a webstore & band only release strictly limited to 300 copies – out on July 14th, 2017!

This six-song strong EP descends from the dark mountain peaks of Transylvania. The EP features somber-sacral organ symphonies that slide over cruel hammering staccato riffing. The master of horror Anders Manga, delivers a bombastic, powerful voice over his wife Devallia's sinister synthesizers. The ice-cold nostalgia of 70’s b-list thrillers and horror flicks shoots through the veins directly into the heart.

Kingnomad to release debut album “Mapping the Inner Void” on February 24th 2017

Swedish psychedelic doom band Kingnomad is very much a product of the riffs that inspired them.

Initially formed in 2014 by best friends Jay and Marcus while hanging out in Jay's studio basement jamming on Black Sabbath grooves and downing bottomless beers, the pair soon stumbled onto a riff of their own making. Over the space of one evening evolved the song “Lucifer is Dead”, and with that one track followed a newfound purpose.

A Killer’s Confession announces Winter 2017 US Tour

A Killer’s Confession, the new project of former Mushroomhead vocalist Waylon Reavis, has announced dates for their first US tour dubbed “The Year of the Killers” featuring EMP Labelmates Dead By Wednesday, plus Kissing Candice, and Erasing Never. Dates are as follows.

US Tour Dates 2017;
1/27/2017 Jacksonville, NC Hooligans
1/28/2017 Clarksville, TN The Warehouse
1/31/2017 Orlando, FL The Haven
2/1/2017 Spartanburg, SC Ground Zero
2/2/2017 Reading, PA Reverb
2/3/2017 Queens, NY Blackthorn 51
2/4/2017 Providence, RI Fete Music Hall

The Order Of Israfel & Year Of The Goat announce Winter 2017 co-Headlining European Tour

Now this is how a new year should start! Two fantastic bands from the Napalm Records roster - The Order Of Israfel & Year Of The Goat - have teamed up with Tombstones, as support, to hit the road all across Germany, Netherlands, the UK, Italy, Austria and Switzerland!

The Order Of Israfel are already extremely looking forward to this tour:
“We are extremely happy to announce our next tour that will take place in January-February 2017. It is a Co-headlining tour with our friends and label mates Year Of The Goat! Support on this tour will be Tombstones!”...

Bloody Hammers - Lovely Sort of Death

Bloody Hammers appear to be an American duo that often extends their membership to facilitate live performances. Their style is a cold electro-gothic with deep vocals that would seem to owe a lot of bands and artists as diverse as Him, Chris Isaak, The Mission and Roxy Music. Thick Moog synthesis complements fuzzy guitar tones in a production so reverbed it creates a sound to dark, wet and viscous one could easily get stuck into…

Former Mushroomhead vocalist Waylon Reavis announces his new project A Killer’s Confession

In a Facebook live chat announcement today, former Mushroomhead vocalist Waylon Reavis announced his new project, A Killer’s Confession, has signed with EMP Label Group, and are working on their debut release “Unbroken”, tentatively scheduled for early 2017 release.

Said Reavis: “I am so proud of this project, and being able to come back with an absolutely KILLER record, with KILLER musicians. Anyone who has been a fan of anything I have done previously, is absolutely going to be floored by AKC. Seriously, if you have a dick, this record is going to knock it in the dirt”.

Year Of The Goat announces new guitarist Jonas Mattsson & bassist Joona Hassinen

Year Of The Goat are known for their painfully beautiful guitar work, Thomas Sabbathi’s forceful vocals and true 70s spirits with a pure ritual for the masses.
The Swedes indulge in occult doom rock full of blackened heart’s blood and elegiac melody lines that will haunt your dreams! Unfortunately the band has now announced a line-up change. But no need to worry!

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