psychedelic folk

HRH Psych to take place on April 17th & 18th 2021 at Arts Club in Liverpool

HRH Unveil Brand New 2-Day, 3-Stage Musical Trip Known as HRH Psych - A Truly Unique Event Which Will Make its debut on April 17 & 18, 2021, at the Iconic Liverpool Arts Club.

For those of you who love to dream – to experiment – and take a journey with an underground style of sound & vision – welcome to the very first HRH Psych. A truly unique 2-day, 3-arena trip which will make its debut at the iconic Liverpool Arts Club which has its very own weird history to complement the randomness of this new HRH adventure.

Supersonic Festival to take place in Digbeth, Birmingham, in July 2020

Building on the success of last year's sell-out edition, Supersonic Festival organisers, Capsule continue their voyage of discovery - now twenty years strong - celebrating heaviness in a variety of forms, and adapting in order to stay relevant. Their evolution continues with an exciting move to a new home in the outer edges of Digbeth, Birmingham.
 

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:

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.

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.
 

Boduf Songs to release new studio album “Abyss Versions” on October 4th 2019

Boduf Songs’ seventh album and first on Advance Base’s Orindal Records marks the project’s most detailed album yet, somehow voyaging into deeper recesses than ever before. “Abyss Versions” will see the light of day on October 4th, 2019.

Today, the Ohio-via-Southampton artist Mat Sweet, the solitary figure behind Boduf Songs, shares the first track from the record, the menacing “Gimme Vortex”

Sabbath Assembly release music video for new single “A Welcome Below”

April 26th will see dark rock veterans, artist collective Sabbath Assembly, release their seventh studio album, the hotly anticipated “A Letter of Red”. The band’s follow-up to the 2017’s “Rites of Passage” was recorded at Figure 8 Studio in Brooklyn with producer Randall Dunn (Black Mountain, SunnO))), Earth). The new album marks a return to the shortened song form and tight production of their debut, while demonstrating ten years of songwriting prowess and lyrical advancement.

Sabbath Assembly to release new studio album “A Letter of Red” on April 19th 2019

Sabbath Assembly is a dark rock band based in Texas and NYC. A true artist collective, Sabbath Assembly features vocalist Jamie Myers (ex-Hammers Of Misfortune, Wolves In The Throne Room), guitarist Kevin Hufnagel (Gorguts, Dysrhythmia), guitarist Ron Verod (Kayo Dot, Myrkur), bassist Johnny DeBlase, and drummer / founding member David Nuss.

Strawbs announce 50th anniversary 3 days celebration in Lakewood, NJ, in April 2019

In celebration of their 50th anniversary, UK music legends Strawbs, plus a host of guest performers, former Strawbs, and Strawbs-related artists, will be performing at the Strand Theater in Lakewood, NJ on April 26-28, 2019!

Come join a weekend celebration of the first album release by seminal British band Strawbs!

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.