atmospheric folk

King Buzzo to release new studio album “Gift of Sacrifice” on May 15th 2020

King Buzzo, the iconic Melvins’ singer and guitar player, returns with his second solo album, “Gift of Sacrifice”, on May 15th, 2020, via Ipecac Recordings.

The nine-song release finds Buzz Osborne joined by longtime friend and Mr. Bungle bass player Trevor Dunn.

The collection’s first single, “Science in Modern America” can be heard now, below.

Marko Hietala - Pyre of the Black Heart

Tarot and Nightwish member Marko Heitala is an excellent musician, who has probably gotten a fairly good deal, by joining his fellow countrymen, as he’s able to write and tour with one of the more successful rock bands in recent times, while at the same time have an avenue to release his “side projects”, which would otherwise be lost to relative obscurity.
 

Hayvanlar Alemi to release new studio album “Psychedelia in Times of Turbulence” on March 27th 2020

Being an instrumental psychedelic folk rock band founded in Ankara in 1999, Hayvanlar Alemi has developed a very style of its own. Inspired by the innovative musical heritage of Turkey but also informed by the traditional and popular styles of the globe, blending together scales and rhythms of Asia, Africa, Middle East and South America with surf, dub, stoner rock and free improvisation.

Or to keep it in the words of Hayvanlar Alemi:

Aherusia - Nostos ~ An Answer (?)

I was never, much of a fan of Aherusia’s first couple of albums, considering them to be a neat, if not a little more artistic, version of Rotting Christ, a band I was never too big on, with the exception of a couple of albums, due to their poor English enunciation. This however totally changed around, when the former released their third album, “Prometheus”, an ambitious concept album, which decides to modernize and give its own interpretation to the Promethean myth.