1. Black Frost 01:49
2. Sunprotectionfactor 13 01:53
3. Greed 02:00
4. Unconditional 02:24
5. Flow 01:05
6. Unkrautbekämpfung 02:07
7. Ideal For Stupidity 02:06
8. Unlearned 01:38
9. Exploitation 01:55
10. Quite The Opposite 02:06
11. Conspiracy Of Shit 01:41
12. Deadlocked 01:39
13. Theatre Of The Absurd 02:40
German long-runners, Mindflair return this year after a decade off with their third full-length album to date, Scourge of Mankind. This one sticks pretty closely to their roots and is basically a 13 track amalgamation of grind, pv and crust. Dating back to 1994, these guys have had a lengthy career, albeit a pretty quiet one this last decade but that longevity reflects in their sound. With some bigger grind bands releasing albums this year, it might be easy to pass this one up. Don't..
1. The Time Ek Stasis
3. As the City Burns
4. The Plains of San Agustin
Minsk formed in 2002 out of Peoria, Illinois. They play an other-worldly form of post-sludge / doom that is highly psychedelic and atmospheric. The band's songs tend to start off slow with a certain calmness to them, only to turn into something very intricate and complex, almost organic when you hear the tribal drumming patterns. Their sound is very deep and spiritual, in a way, whilst retaining that heaviness through the aggressively echoed vocal style and synth instrumentation.
In regards to their name, Minsk is the capital of Belarus, which has been burned to the ground more than once. Lyrically, they draw most inspiration from the Belarussian city where survival through suffering is inherent.
Consisting of 4 members, they produced a demo entitled Burning in '03 around the same time as their appearance at The Templars of Doom Festival, gaining them more attention and a new fan-base. They later released their first full-length in '05 with the help of notable underground producer and current bassist, Sanford Parker, of Buried at Sea.
Finland's own Fleshpress are a 5-piece blackened-sludge / doom outfit that formed in 1998. Their first EP is pretty much NOLA worship done very well. Taking their name from a song off of Grief's "Dismal" album, they definitely manage to capture the same essence as far as sickness goes, and in earlier recordings their sound seems to induce the exact same feeling Eyehategod brings out in fans.
Shortly after, when they came out with their self-titled '02 release, they began with the darker more blackened style, as opposed to the fuzzier stoner / sludge feel of the former. This is one disgruntled dude, and you can really feel the hate and misanthropy seeping through the filthy and agressive vocal style.
Their Pillars release is definitely what you would call nihilistic blackened sludge, with more of a dronier, experimental direction, but they in no way lose their appeal by adopting that element. Drummer Mikko Aspa is also in Clandestine Blaze, Deathspell Omega, and Stabat Mater. You will not be disappointed with the disenchanted Fleshpress.
Track-list: 1. Your Heads 2. Slug Trail Eyes 3. Abe's Odyssey 4. Whitewashed 5. Bad Boy Chicken Fart 6. Shadocide 7. Proven Wrong 8. Momo
Nice to be back blogging like in the old Sludgeswamp days … Stank were not from NOLA but they made some glorious, filthy, corrosive, molasse-thick, uncut sludge metal. Stank (such a name!) was rather short-lived (1998-2002) and involved guys from fine acts such as Mugwart, Beaten Back to Pure and Lunch, besides Kilara, Alabama Thunderpussy, etc. Therefore the last-known line-up included Kevin Whitley on guitar/vocals, Greg Bulman on bass and Dave Johnson aka D.C. on drums. Stank just released a split with Mugwart in 1999 and only one, crazily badass full-length album, Slug Trail Eyes, in 2000. The latter landed like a burning meteorite in the Swamp short before the adventure ended in mid 2011 and thanks to a close friend of the band.
I feel sharing Stank’s old kickass tunes may be nice for thanking my mates who invited me here and an awesome way for plunging into the mood of Swampchode’s blog … \m/
Artist: Various Artists Album: The Death Roots Syndicate: Volume III Year: 2014 Genre: Dark Country / Blues / Folk Origin: Earth
01 - Slate Dump - Make Me
02 - Whitfield Fahrenheit - Straight Razor Jack
03 - Slackeye Slim - Old John Boy
04 - Jesus and The Groupies - Betsy
05 - In the Land of the Blind... - She is Mine
06 - Moose Roberts - It's A Crime And Shame
07 - Cyanna Mercury - Ode To The Absent Father
08 - Sasha Boole - Iron and Stone
09 - Reverend Elvis - Midnight Train
10 - Bang Bang Band Girl - Lies
11 - t.k. bollinger and that sinking feeling - Nothing is always certain
12 - Os Penitentes - Corpo-Seco
13 - Brakkenor - Beautifully Rotten
14 - Trash Colapso & his Scrap Metal Truck! - El Vampiro
15 - Longshot Nelson and the Disjoints - Black Is The Colour
16 - SwampWolf - Inferno
17 - OldBoy - Even Less
18 - Jeremiah Crow's Insufferable One Man Show - Ingest
19 - Pigeon Petal - Reverie
20 - Sleepy Eyes Nelson - Worried Blues On My Mind
21 - Junk - Superstring
22 - The Krucifixion - Death Gospel
23 - Sons of Perdition - In the Air Tonight
Here is the third volume in a series of compilations I release on my Free Netlabel, Death Roots Syndicate. This label is dedicated to "Dark Roots" Music. I release a lot of Underground Country, Folk, Blues, Americana, etc. It features artists from all over the world playing different styles of music with a Dark feel to it. It also includes previously unreleased tracks from Slackeye Slim and Sons of Perdition.
Artist: Red Harvest Album: Sick Transit Gloria Mundi Year: 2002 Genre: Industrial | Black Origin: Norway
1 - U.G.X.
2 - AEP
3 - Godtech
4 - Humanoia
5 - Dead
6 - CyberNaut
7 - Beyond The End
8 - Desolation
9 - Sick Transit Gloria Mundi
10 - Dead Men Don't Rape
11 - WeltSchmertz
12 - (Dead End)
13 - Final Scorn (bonus track)
14 - Re-Hammer-Mix (bonus track)
These guys formed in 1989 out of Oslo, Norway under the record label Season of Mist and are unfortunately split-up. They began originally as a thrash act, but have since evolved their sound to that of more experimental / industrial nature, with more elements of black and death. Red Harvest are considered ''Extreme Apocalyptic Metal'' which is fitting, considering they're mostly lyrically set around the theme of the apocalypse and technology.
Mainly focusing around evolving their sound with each new release, along with their logo, the band has definitely held up to that factor and their shit has just gotten darker as expected through the years. They put on a killer live show back in 2007, which I was lucky to catch because they split-up right after the fact. Intense and flawless! Some past-members were also involved with Waklevören, V:28 and Dunkel:heit, all of Norway as well.
Finally, some good post-sludge up for grabs out of none other than Finland.... again. Mother Susurrus are a 4-piece based out of Tampere. I'm not too sure when they started out, but they will have a hard time going unnoticed by me for too long. MS have a full-length up for grabs they recently put out,which you can jam HERE, so be on the look out for that gem if you dig their style, it is definitely Teabag approved!!
Basically, this type of sludge is right up my alley - very dark and heavy - as well as the vocals. Although the songs are of the lengthy type, this band doesn't veer too far into the lighthearted soundscapes that these kind of bands are typically known for, but the build-up on their instrumental sections are worth the wait in that respect. I'm guessing you could liken them to a mixture of Old Man Gloom, Alaskan and Betrayal at Bespin, but they're definitely honing their own style in the end result.
* I post older albums and don't really care about the quality, as this is a preview anyway.. if you like the band then please support them by visiting their respective Facebook, Bandcamp, or other sources of media of their choice. My goal is to promote the band and encourage the prospective listener to actually seek out their material. I could easily post discographies with every entry, but that would be contradictory to my goal and detrimental to the band... Audio nerds and New-release fiends can fuck off...
Genre: Atmospheric Black Metal Origin: France / Germany Artist: Paramnesia / UNRU Album: Split Year: 2014 Quality: 320kbps
Here we have two "Atmospheric" Black Metal bands from Europe. But no keyboards or any of that shit. Pure atmosphere from killer riffs and production. These two seemed to jump out of nowhere in the past few years and are a definite force to be reckoned with in the world of generic black metal crap going around. I would even recommend this to anyone that isn't a Black Metal fan. Good shit, man!
I know choder would have dug this, so here you go. Rest well my friend...
01. Paramnesia - III
02. UNRU - Die Welt in der wir sterben
Artist: Stumm Album: I Genre: Sludge | Doom Year: 2006 Origin: Finland
Biting the Hand That Feeds
New Christ for Every Morning
Not Waving but Drowning
Stumm play out of Turku, Finland and have played actively since 2003. They are right up there with disenchanted sludgers Fleshpress, Frogskin, and a few other Finnish greats destined to appear here. What you get is sickened sludge - paired with drone/low-fi undertones, diverse change-ups, and an all around intense vocal delivery.
They will fuck your face up for a couple of reasons: it remains intense sonically, yet simultaneously down-tuned and static. Stumm have played tirelessly alongside the above mentioned bands, also doing so with a few lesser known acts such as Phenylketonuria (PKU), Loinen and Taunt.
The band's approach is as misanthropic and morose as it gets, which definitely comes through them accurately at live gigs. The Finns know what's up sludge-style, so you can't go wrong with this gem.
1. Bottomfeeder (6:33)
2. Wasted (7:43)
3. Drawn To Darkness (7:39)
4. The Theif, The Coward (8:10)
5. Hate Note (8:14)
These guys were formerly known as Locust Swarm and started playing as Seahag in 2004. They play out of Little Rock, Arkansas as a 5-piece and feature Deadbird's vocalist as well as 2 other members involved with Circle of the Black Thorn.
This is some pretty dark and melodic sludge with doomy vocals that alternate from guttural low-pitched screams on up to the high-pitched sludge variety. This is unlike anything I've heard in a while on grounds of their melodic nature, but it is refreshing to hear their take on the usual dime-a-dozen sludge style, and the feel you get from it is definitely despair and hopelessness.
I guess you get elements of Rwake, considering the melodic riffs, but this is in no way psychedelic; it most resembles vocals and melodies. Their demo as Locust Swarm remains incomplete and, unfortunately, never saw a release. However, the demo released under their Seahag moniker is killer along with their full-length, so go ahead and check those two out in their entirety. Most songs won't go past the 6-8 minute mark for those of you on the inpatient side.
Hey y'all! This is motherfucking Loinen, which means ''parasite'' in English. They are a quartet, playing an excellent brand of intense sludge out of Finland since 2002. These fuckers utilize what I would refer to as ''sonic excess in it's purest form'' for sure! Walls of thickly distorted and textured riffs are backed up by the most wretched and insane vocals of the hardcore sort. I haven't heard anything quite like this before Stumm came along, which is another Finnish band of the same quality and style.
The band consists of ''Primus'' (vocals), ''Quartus'' (bass), ''Septimus'' (bass), and ''Tertius'' (drums) - so this band has dual bassists, which accounts for their brutal delivery in sound. I don't have much else to add about this almighty band, except for the fact that they make me want to masturbate in rapid-fire succession upon hearing their tunes. So check out their self-titled EP below for a good taste of how these bastards roll! R.I.P. PETU!
Swampchode started this blog before blogging was even a thing. He, like all of us in the underground community, took great pleasure in sharing music held dear to us.
Although life got the best of us and this blog has been on a long hiatus, it was never abandoned. In his absence I will do my best to keep this place alive and well. He will be missed sorely by all of us.
You were like a brother to me Swampchode, thank you for your contribution to the underground over the years and the memories you leave behind. We love you man, may your soul rest in peace.
1. NFG - 6:35
2. Kevorkian's Innocence - 4:35
3. Sludge - 4:52
4. Nebula And The Two Toed Sloth - 8:05
5. Reserved - 2:37
6. Plutonium Nyborg - 7:04
7. Dethbed 06:15
8. When The Rose Dies - 5:16
9. Us - 7:04
10. Ten Souls Gather - 9:19
Total playing time: 1:01:42
Negative Reaction are a sludge/doom act from Long Island, New York and
have been kicking it uninterrupted since 1988. This is one diverse band,
ranging from the down-tempo spectrum of sludge, similar to that of
Brainoil, on to the up-tempo sections that have elements of crust, with
stoner/doom being the dominating factor, as some sections have an
undeniable southern quality to them (groovy riffs, jam sections, etc.).
Their vocalist reminds me of a mix between Nightstick's and Heavy Lord's
vocalists, whilst still managing to maintain their own unique brand on
things in the end result. They are a 3-piece comprising of Kenny E.
Bones on vox and guitar, OD on bass, and John Old MacDonald on drums.
Genre: Psychobilly / Punk Origin: Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil Artist: Damn Laser Vampires Album: Gotham Beggars Syndicate Year: 2008 Quality: 192kbps
"If Quentin Tarantino were to make a film based on a Bram Stroker novel,
Damn Laser Vampires US debut Gotham Beggars Syndicate would be the
soundtrack. Damn Laser Vampires is a post-punk trio that brings
elements such as polka, psychobilly, and new wave into a strange ground
filled with high energy performances, menacing vocals, and an
otherworldly ability to mystify and entertain. Traditional punk receives
a dose of Transylvanian attitude as Damn Laser Vampires yell, scream,
and howl through songs of God, The Devil, sex, drugs, alcohol, and
01. House of the Flying Bottles
04. The Devil is a Preacher
06. Gotham Beggars Syndicate
07. I Wanna Be An Old Bitch
08. Graveyard Polka
09. Let's Get Drunk Together
10. Saint of Killers
11. Next Time You Ride
12. Everybody Were Stoned
Genre: Zydeco / Jazz / Alt-Country / Experimental Origin: New Orleans, LA Artist: Dimestore Troubadours Album: Dimestore Troubadours Year: 2005 Quality: 192kbps
"Dimestore Troubadours began as a carnival troupe and ended as a BDSM
bowling league. What started as hysteria ended in music . . . Hot Jazz,
Circus, Noise Rock and Ballad. We;ve been beating our heads into the
concrete since 2005. We are the end product of dangerous crossbreeding .
. . accordion, banjo, resonator guitar, upright bass, piano, pawnshop
drums, bells, bass clarinet and raspy vocals frequent our sound; part
polka, part waltz and all New Orleans."
1. Blood on a Tin Shack
2. Low Down Me
3. Wooden Kimono
4. Buried Room
5. Call Girl Chorale
6. Creighton Durant
1. I Love You Too 2. Babbling Flower 3. Everything’s Going On 4. The Whirlings 5. Wayfarers All 6. Good Moanin’ 7. Golden Cloud 8. Me And The Devil Blues 9. Shivering King 10. She’s Mine 11. Heaven 12. Raise The Sails
All time favorite album from these dudes... lower quality but worth a jam!
I originally started this blog with the intent to create an archive of New Orleans/Louisiana based bands demo's, EP's, full lengths and live recordings. My primary focus was to feature a little bit of everything going on in this great city. There are many bands past and present that have never gotten the recognition that they (in my opinion) truly deserved.
So I figured why not start converting all these demo tapes and etc. and share them with the world? But as I kicked the idea around on a few message boards and with friends, I decided to not just limit the page to Louisiana.
So here you will find artists from all across the globe, some may be well known, others may not. Here at Nola 504 and More, the Krewe and myself all have very unique musical tastes, which I think helps our page really stand out.
Yes, we may feature a lot of metal, but we also have punk, country, jazz, rockabilly, etc. Musical "gumbo" so to speak; meaning a little bit of everything. So, if you are/were in a band from Louisiana, or anywhere else in the world, and care to share it with the rest of the world, drop one of us an email. We'd love to check it out!