psychedelia

Queen Elephantine to release new studio album “Gorgon” on November 8th 2019

The avant-garde post-apocalyptic rock unit Queen Elephantine have revealed the first details about their forthcoming, sixth studio album, titled “Gorgon”. Set for a release on November 8th, 2019, via Argonauta Records, the album’s dissonant riffs will pull you down a river of unearthly atmospheres, guided by the incantations of sardonic fakirs, unravelling their final sermon before the cosmos combusts.

Avatarium to release new studio album “The Fire I Long For” on November 22nd 2019

On November 22nd, 2019, doom metal wizards Avatarium return to begin another chapter of their hauntingly beautiful otherworld. Only two years after taking fans by storm with their internationally praised “Hurricanes and Halos”, the Swedes are pleased to announce the completion of their fourth full-length release, “The Fire I Long For”. This new album sees the band return to their epic doom roots, while taking inspiration from rock legends like Rainbow and Dio.

Gozu announces November 2019 European Tour

Boston’s rock/metal outfit Gozu will finally be returning to Europe in the fall.
 
Gozu comments: “We cannot wait to tour Europe and play songs from "Equilibrium" for people to hear live for the first time in some of our favorite areas. Hooking up with Heavy Psych and Metal Blade is a match made for all to rejoice. See you in November”.
 
European Tour Dates 2019:
01.11.2019 AT Innsbruck-PMK Heavy Psych Sounds Fest
02.11.2019 IT Udine-Backyardie

Ecstatic Vision to release new studio album “For the Masses” on September 20th 2019

Rising powerhouse label Heavy Psych Sounds is proud to have extended a worldwide deal with psychedelic rock grandmasters Ecstatic Vision! 2019 will see the Philadelphia Heavy Psych quartet (regarded as the second coming of vintage Hawkwind) not only reissue the pathbreaking debut album, “Sonic Praise”, but also returns with their brand new album “For the Masses”!

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!

Abrahma releases music video for new single “Lost Forever”

In Time for the Last Rays of Light” is the third full-length from French progressive heavy rock outfit Abrahma. Set for release next month via Small Stone, the record follows three tumultuous years of personal challenges and lineup changes and is a chronicle of the ravages of coping with loss and mental illness, brought to bear with heavy and progressive songwriting, melodic catharsis, and an impact that goes beyond the material itself.
 

Abrahma to release new studio album “In Time for the Last Rays of Light” on May 24th 2019

French progressive heavy rock outfit Abrahma will release their third full-length, “In Time for the Last Rays of Light”, this May via Small Stone.
 
Following three tumultuous years of personal challenges and lineup changes, “In Time for the Last Rays of Light” is a chronicle of the ravages of coping with loss and mental illness, brought to bear with heavy and progressive songwriting, melodic catharsis, and an impact that goes beyond the material itself.

Queen Elephantine announces April 2019 US Tour and new album “Gorgon”

Formed in 2006 in Hong Kong and currently based in Philadelphia, USA, Queen Elephantine is the nebulous worship of a heavy mood and time. The shapeshifting post-apocalyptic rock band draws from psychedelia, doom, drone, and noise rock, as well as free jazz and sacred music from around the world.

Vasil Hadzimanov Band - Lines in Sand

Vasil Hadzimanov is back with his sophomore release around three years after his debut. This time the virtuoso Serbian keyboardist, composer and arranger is expanding his musical horizons by embellishing his ethnic, Balkan folk, prog rock and jazz/fusion music with atmospheric, R&B, funk, avant garde, psychedelia, trance and electronica elements here and there. Still, the musical experimentations along with the passionate and creative improvisations are here, cuz they are the very essence of this “kind of music”, in a way.
 

Paul Roland with Mick Crossley - Grimmer Than Grimm

Paul Roland is an interesting case. An eclectic songwriter and performer, that transcends categorization as his music dwells between psychedelia, baroque, pop, folk, gothic, rock… you name it. Far too often inspired by classic literature, horror stories, the occult and paranormal, he does so, not in light “theatrical” way, despite his music having great atmosphere and theatricality. A person who’s explored and written about the paranormal and an author himself, he has a certain authority on the matter.