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Monster Magnet release lyric video for “When The Hammer Comes Down”

March of 2018 saw the release of the latest Monster Magnet masterpiece “Mindfucker” on Napalm Records.

Today the band has released a brand new lyric video for the track “When The Hammer Comes Down”.

Check otu the lyric video below.

Order & stream “Mindfucker” here.

Tonight, Monster Magnet kicks off their North American tour supporting Mindfucker in Toronto, ON. The tour runs through October 28th in Boston, MA.

Pink Fairies to release new studio album “Resident Reptiles” on August 24th 2018

Pink Fairies, the legendary UK psychedelic anarchists, return with a fantastic new album, “Resident Reptiles”, led by founding Fairy Paul Rudolph!

Rudolph is joined by former Hawkwind bassist Alan Davey and original Motörhead drummer Lucas Fox, who not only created a killer rhythm section for the album but added a bit of sizzling biker-rock to the mix! Another Pink Fairies/Motörhead member, Larry Wallis, was with the band in spirit as they churned out an excellent version of his tune “Old Enuff to Know Better!”.

Says Paul Rudolph:

Monster Magnet announces May/June 2018 European & UK Tour

After letting the world know that the waiting for a new album finally comes to an end in Spring 2018, Monster Magnet are ready to show once more that they are full blown pros in this carnival that is the music industry!

Believe it or not, they already have confirmed a tour, visiting the biggest cities in Europe to promote the just announced album “Mindfucker”! No rest for the wicked!   

On their last tour (and many tours before!), Monster Magnet has proven, that they still kick out the jams (get the hint?), so don't miss out on this legendary band live in May/June 2018!

Monster Magnet to release new studio album “Mindfucker” on March 23rd 2018

It's been more than a year since the first rumors spread about a new Monster Magnet album and that the band was preparing to enter the studio in Fall 2016. During the band's European Summer tour it finally got confirmed what the fans around the world were so desperately hoping for to be true.

Mastermind Dave Wyndorf stated that the long awaited new studio record is going to be (quote) “full-ahead Detroit-style, early 70s, MC5 and Stooges type of rock”. Sounded very promising back then! And now we know... he wasn't lying!

Minus The Bear announces June 2017 UK & European Tour

With the release of their first album in five years, “Voids”, coming up on 3rd March, 2017, Minus The Bear have announced a string of EU/UK dates for June 2017.

The dates will feature support from Joan Of Arc along with an appearance with American Football at So36 in Berlin. The new dates will follow on from a 29-date spring tour across North America, culminating in a hometown Seattle show on April 15th.

UK Tour Dates 2017:
Thu 01 Jun - Manchester, Gorilla
Fri 02 Jun - Glasgow, Stereo
Sat 03 Jun - Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
Sun 04 Jun - Newcastle, Riverside
Mon 05 Jun - Nottingham, Bodega

Minus The Bear to release new studio album “Voids” on March 3rd 2017

Minus the Bear are excited to announce their new album “Voids”, due out on March 3rd, 2017.

“Voids” is the Seattle band’s sixth full-length album, and first new LP in half a decade. It also marks the band’s return to their original label home, Suicide Squeeze Records, a longtime pillar of the Emerald City’s vaunted indie rock scene.

Minus The Bear have also announced a 29 date US tour with support from Beach Slang and Bayonne - more details can be found here.

Stream new track “Invisible” below.

Aathens to release debut EP “TVEP” on October 14th 2016

Few welcome the death of another London music venue. When Powerlunches closed at the end of last year, Kingsland Road lost one of its last vestiges of DIY subculture – and a thriving, inclusive scene along with it. It was in the few months before it shut its doors for good that Patrick Browne (vox/guitar), Hannah Gledhill (guitar), Jason Jaworski (drums) and Ed Shellard (bass) came together and began rehearsing in the basement of that now defunct venue, working on a clutch of material that would form the basis for their uncompromising live set and their first release: “TVEP”.

Aktor - Paranoia

Aktor is the collaborative project, between Chris Black from High Spirits and Dawnbringer and two Finish guys, Jussi Lehtisalo and Tomi Leppanen who have their own parchment and bands they have played in.
 

Wild Smiles - Always Tomorrow

Wild Smiles’ musical style can be described as a combination of The Beach Boys and Nirvana (without Kurt Cobain’s gritty vocals). I guess if they had come out during the 60s they would have been innovative and probably a big hit. On the other hand, there’s always a market for that kind of retro sound. Their songs are not half bad also, so… you know… they’ve got things going for them.