Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Marillion - Radiat10n

This album is very special to me because it is what truly triggered my quest of rediscovering Marillion. Up until now my attempts had been half-hearted, but 'Radiat10n' blew the doors wide open. I ordered a copy online late in August 2005. Shortly afterwards I traveled to the magnificent city of Prague. Apart from the immense beauty there I fell in love with the majestic St. Vitus Cathedral. Upon my return to Sweden, 'Radiat10n' was waiting in my mailbox. As I unpacked my bags, this new purchase was the soundtrack although much attention wasn't paid, well that is until 'Cathedral Wall' came on. From then on Marillion was back in my life fully again. But more on this song a little bit later.

'Radiat10n' was the second album Marillion released being free from the shackles of a major label, albeit they were still with Castle/ Raw Power for Europe while other imprints handled the rest of the world. Because of this Marillion were honing their skills of basically standing on their own feet, which we know by now they have mastered quite well. Prior to the recording began, the band expanded and improved the Racket Club and Racket Records. Not only was it their creative space, it was now online on a pretty large scale, something which these days is a godsend for the supporters and the band alike. At the same time a change of management occurred with long-serving manager John Arnison departing with none other than Rod Smallwood stepping into his role.

‘Costa Del Slough’ is an anti-opener, in lack of better words, but bold and very Marillion-esque. Starts out in apocalyptic fashion with Steve Hogarth screaming on top a layer of white noise before turning into a 1920s music hall number. Definitely refers to the album title. ‘Under The Sun’ picks up the thread immediately dealing with the “ignorance is bliss”-attitude people held at the time. Most thought the diminishing ozone layer, the heightened levels of radiation and the increasing demolition of Mother Nature was only a hoax. Sharp guitar playing from Rothery with a foreboding keyboard courtesy of Kelly while Trewavas and Mosley as always lays down a great foundation. ‘The Answering Machine’ is a thumping rocker, especially in the world of Marillion. The music is upbeat and electrifying while the lyrics are dark and pleading. It’s as if our protagonist – Hogarth, perhaps -  is trying to stop the beginning of the end of a relationship but only talks via the answering machine. ‘Three Minute Boy’ is a huge nod to The Beatles, especially in the verses and the harmonies, only to explode into a heavy rocker in parts. A fantastic solo from Rothery. This is a story of rags to riches where the protagonist obtains his/ her fame and 15 minutes of fame and then struggle very hard to maintain it. ‘Now She’ll Never Know’ is soft and delicate musically with mainly an acoustic guitar and keyboards leading the way. The song is a big apology for doing your partner wrong. Very intimate and very candid as Hogarth sings about the cracks in his personal life.

‘These Chains’ brings out the upheavals in Hogarth’s home life even more and is definitely a continuation of ‘Now She’ll Never Know’. Though in the darkest of times he is trying to find hope. Musically there are big nods towards the sound of the 60’s. ‘Born To Run’ is very bluesy, slow and reflective, while talking about one’s upbringing, where you’re from. And while making a class journey, moving away and changing your ways, you still belong where you were born. We make our choices whether it means staying or going. Great solo from Rothery! As mentioned briefly in the beginning, ‘Cathedral Wall’ is the song which brought me back to Marillion completely, and what a song it is! The apocalyptic feel from Kelly’s keyboards at the start sets the mood immediately, and then Hogart’s double-tracked vocals adds even more to the sinister atmosphere of the song. Again dealing with Hogarth’s personal struggles, which has increased, he sits leaning up against a cathedral wall, trying to come to terms with his situation and life. Personally, my immediate reaction was a clash of feelings and emotions Having just experienced St.Vitus Cathedral, the beauty, the majesty and also the evil which brought that magnificent building together, Marillion’s song simply hit me like a freight train. Like Hogarth pouring his heart out, I had a lot of baggage weighing me down at the time, so ‘Cathedral Wall’ was my catharsis. Rarely has a song meant so much to me and to this day I still get chills every time I hear it. Ending with a piano and vocals-only reprise of ‘These Chains’ hope is at hand. ‘A Few Words For The Dead’ is a two-sided song which, after an Native American medicine man has spoken amidst a hypnotic, repetitive passage, is first evil and dark offering no hope at all, in a way I have never heard Marillion before. And they are certainly not shy about subject matters. Then, all of a sudden, it all switches to hope, forgiveness and happiness. Just open up, let the bad stuff out and embrace all the beauty around you.

Don’t really know how ‘Radiat10n’ rates amongst the supporters, but for me it is a defining moment personally as explained above. But that’s not all. The band was finding their way into what and where they are today. The business side was reshaped here which has helped the band immensely ever since and musically they broke free of any lingering corporate chains. All members are fantastic in their own right but on this album they did only what they wanted, and you can tell. Rothery is playing blues and heavy rock and it works so well with the songs. Kelly adds layers of emotions with his keyboards like never before, while Messieurs Trewavas and Mosley are impeccable in guiding the band along. Absolutely amazing! Before finishing this piece, regardless what fans and media think, this is MY album. Thanks to ‘Radiat10n’ Marillion was brought back to me and opened my eyes to the Hogarth-era. Back-tracking the albums with him made sense, and I appreciate and love those just as much as the Fish-era albums. But it also meant I embraced every single album after this with open arms. Amazing!


Monday, May 20, 2019

ATMF To Rerelease Blood Of Ringu's De Occulta Philosophia

Roman Saenko. The Ukranian multi instrumentalist known predominantly for his folky atmospheric black metal project DRUDKH, HATE FOREST, DARK AGES shaped a project that will stay in the history of experimental Black Metal.

ATMF is proud to repress a classic for the underground dealers. This album sets a mark to the Black metal scene spiritual evolution.

“Be transported to another place and time, entering a different mindset, embracing an era alien to the dysfunctional defects of modern consumerist materialism. So potent are the spiritual, ritualistic mantras presented on “De Occulta Philosophia” that they escort us (back) – entranced, enraptured, spellbound – to an altered state, unveiling a new yet ancient dimension of Black Metal. So powerful the calls to nature; so dark these entreaties to the elements; so dissonant the summoning of primitivism. Spells resonate like tattoos across the consciousness, transmitting a trance-like transcendence. An inner peace. A stillness. An acceptance. Shamanistic chants, druidic drones, tribal tapping and ancient atmospheres merge together, raw and rhythmic, bleak and blissful. An atmosphere so dense, you can touch it.”

As far as the artwork Strictly fitting to the original version this cult edition will further endorse the nostalgic attitude, with a quality 6 panels Digipak.

Catalogue Number: CULT010


1. Indoarika Incognita 01:10
2. Your Blood, Nubia! Your Power, Egypt! 04:28
3. Mummu Tiamat 04:00
4. Stronghold of Megaliths, Thorns and Human Bones 04:35
5. Slaughter of Shudras 00:44
6. Lair of Night Abzu 05:27
7. Black Spectral Wings of Shaman 04:45
8. Vajtarani 00:14
9. Chambers of Inpu-sub 03:03
Total Running Time: 28:26

Preorders taken there, on the usual METAL ODYSSEY ESHOP:

Release date :  June 14th, 2019

Sunday, May 19, 2019

A Ripple Conversation With Doomstress Alexis And Brandon Johnson From Doomstress

When I was a kid, growing up in a house with Cat Stevens, Neil Diamond, and Simon and Garfunkel, the first time I ever heard Kiss's "Detroit Rock City," it was a moment of musical epiphany. It was just so vicious, aggressive and mean. It changed the way I listened to music. I've had a few minor epiphany's since then, when you come across a band that just brings something new and revolutionary to your ears.

What have been your musical epiphany moments?

Doomstress Alexis - I heard a lot of that from my folks as well growing up but then discovered Iron Maiden & Judas Priest from my older brother's record stash and that was that.

Talk to us about the song-writing process for you. What comes first, the idea? A riff? The lyrics? How does it all fall into place?

Doomstress Alexis - Every song is different in its origins and I've written songs from a lyrical idea, a melody or a riff. It's all just how or what hits in the moment.

Who has influenced you the most?

Doomstress Alexis - musically, my older brother Tomasz (Sparrowmilk/Venomin James).

Brandon - Tony Iommi without a doubt. You know he's god, right?

Where do you look for continuing inspiration? New ideas, new motivation?

Brandon – I love going to live shows. Seeing a good band rock the fuck out can be very inspirational. But I have found recently that silence can be just as inspirational. It let me really focus on and organize the almost constant music I have lurking around in my noggin.

We're all a product of our environment. Tell us about the band's hometown and how that reflects in the music?

Brandon -  Houston, Texas is a huge, sprawling city built on the wealth of the oil industry in the swamp lands and bayous of the upper Texas gulf coast. With extreme heat and humidity, outside in the middle of summer can be very oppressive. With the oil and space industry, people from all over the world move and live here making it a  perfect melting pot of cultures. Houston has a ton of great music from all genres. We are the product of our environment, and all that I have mentioned comes out in our art in some way I'm sure but it's not a conscious thing.   

Where'd the band name come from?

Doomstress Alexis - I began going under the name Doomstress Alexis because I was becoming involved in so many activities from music to modeling to art, etc. Playing metal and having been involved in the kink community for years it was a simple mesh of terms I associated with. Once I was ready to start my solo project well it was the natural name to use.

You have one chance, what movie are you going to write the soundtrack for?

Doomstress Alexis - "The Sword & the Sorcerer" was a great fantasy, action movie from 1982 but the score was atrocious and I always thought a heavy rock/metal soundtrack would be a vast improvement.

You now write for a music publication (The Ripple Effect?).  You're going to write a 1,000 word essay on one song. Which would it be and why?

Brandon - Candlemass' “Black Stone Wielder”, some of Leif Edlings best lyrics which is an alternate telling of the story about the 3 wise men.  An old tale freshened up with a very magical object, wizards and evil powers. Would 1000 words be enough? Sounds like a basis for a bad ass movie to me. 

Come on, share with us a couple of your great, Spinal Tap, rock and roll moments?

Doomstress Alexis - Resuscitating a singer moments before stage time, getting lost back stage at a couple huge venues, flipping a trailer on the highway, "Hello Austin, oh we're in Dallas tonite?..."  its easy to lose track of what is craziness and what is just the “normal” crazy world of music and traveling. 

Tell us about playing live and the live experience for you and for your fans?

Brandon – I used to hate playing live but now I really enjoy it. I can actually have fun now and I hope that reflects back on the audience. They in turn send that energy back to me which creates a crazy energy feedback loop. Man, there is nothing like the feeling of a room full of people that are into the music you are playing. Best fucking drug in the world I'm telling you.  

Doomstress Alexis – I always enjoyed playing live but everything else Brandon said!

What makes a great song?

Brandon – To me a great song is one you remember the first time you hear it. It's all about that hook baby. 

Tell us about the first song you ever wrote?

Brandon – I honestly don't remember, but I can guarantee it wasn't good. 

What piece of your music are particularly proud of?

Doomstress Alexis – Our song “Sleep Among the Dead”.

Who today, writes great songs? Who just kicks your ass? Why?

Doomstress Alexis – Castle, Royal Thunder, Disenchanter,

Brandon – Mos Generator, Tony Reed is just a incredibly talented person.

Vinyl, CD, or digital? What's your format of choice?

Doomstress Alexis – Whatever is available at the moment really, though I prefer vinyl.

Brandon – If I had to choose just one, vinyl. The sound quality is just superior to everything else.

Whiskey or beer?  And defend your choice

Doomstress Alexis – Beer, because Brash Brewing, Division Brewing, St. Arnold's Brewing, Buffalo Bayou Brewing, 8th Wonder Brewing....

Brandon – Beer because beer is delicious. I've never really been a big whiskey drinker.

We, at the Ripple Effect, are constantly looking for new music. What's your home town, and when we get there, what's the best record store to lose ourselves in?

Brandon – Houston, TX is the hometown, Sound Exchange or Vinal Edge is just what you are looking for.

Doomstress Alexis – Also Cactus Music, Deep End Records, Sigs Lagoon, Black Dog Records, Space City Audio up on the north side, oh and Black's Bodega has a small, mostly local selection worth checking out. Houston is a huge city so this covers the majority around the city.

What's next for the band?

Doomstress Alexis – Lots more touring with a few fests including Ohio Doomed & Stoned Fest on July 27th, and we've already been in the studio cutting new tracks during our winter down time but we've got plans to get back in again soon.

Any final comments or thoughts you'd like to share with our readers, the Waveriders?

Brandon – It's been great talking to you. I hope everyone enjoys the new album and we'll see you out there soon.

Doomstress Alexis – Really amped to be working with Ripple Music on this record and really just thankful to everyone who has supported us on the road online and for being patient with us getting this record out! Truly humbled and honored by all of you! 

Saturday, May 18, 2019

SPIRIT ADRIFT Begins North American Tour This Weekend; Acclaimed Third LP, Divided By Darkness, Out Now Via 20 Buck Spin

[photo by Joey Maddon]

SPIRIT ADRIFT kicks off The Divided By Darkness Spring Tour this Saturday, May 18th in their hometown of Phoenix, Arizona, with five full weeks of touring in store for fans across the continent. Set to hit dozens of cities across the US and Canada, the tour coming to a halt in Ft. Worth, Texas on June 22nd.

The first several West Coast US shows will see support provided by Haunt, two West Coast Canadian shows will see SPIRIT ADRIFT paired with Dopethrone - including a set at Modified Ghost Festival IV in Vancouver on May 25th with the likes of High On Fire, Toxic Holocaust, Doomriders, and more - and the final eleven East and Southeast Coast US shows will see High Command providing support.

The tour begins just a week after SPIRIT ADRIFT's acclaimed Divided By Darkness LP saw release worldwide through 20 Buck Spin. The follow-up to their acclaimed Curse Of Conception, which was ranked the #2 best of 2017 by Decibel Magazine, has been praised by fans and critics abroad in recent weeks, with incredible reactions from the media setting it up to be one of the most lauded albums of the year.

Divided By Darkness was recorded, engineered, and mixed by Sanford Parker (Darkthrone, Eyehategod, Tombs) with the drums recorded at Steve Albini's Electrical Audio Studio, and the cover art commissioned to Joe Petagno (Motörhead, Magic Circle, Autopsy). The LP sees Nathan Garrett handling all lead and harmony vocals, guitar, and bass, with drums handled by Marcus Bryant, and features synth and Wurlitzer by Preston Bryant and choral vocals on "Living Light" by Kayla Dixon. On stage, SPIRIT ADRIFT's lineup is comprised of Nathan Garrett on vocals and guitar, Marcus Bryant on drums, Chase Mason on bass, and Jeff Owens on guitar.

Listen to SPIRIT ADRIFT's entire Divided By Darkness HERE.

Divided By Darkness is out now through 20 Buck Spin on LP, CD, and digital platforms. Find order options including multiple vinyl color variants, digipak CDs, merch bundles, and more at 20 Buck Spin's webshop HERE and via Bandcamp HERE, and stream/purchase the album through all digital providers.

Also see SPIRIT ADRIFT's "Angel & Abyss" video RIGHT HERE and the "Hear Her" video at THIS LOCATION.

SPIRIT ADRIFT Divided By Darkness Spring Tour:
5/18/2019 Rebel Lounge - Phoenix, AZ *
5/19/2019 Brick By Brick - San Diego, CA *
5/21/2019 The Echo - Los Angeles, CA *
5/22/2019 Elbo Room Jack London - Oakland, CA *
5/24/2019 Mississippi Studios - Portland, OR
5/25/2019 Modified Ghost Festival - Vancouver, BC [info]
5/27/2019 Starlite Room Temple - Edmonton, AB ^ [info]
5/28/2019 The Palomino - Calgary, AB
5/30/2019 Northwest Terror Fest - Seattle, WA
5/31/2019 Neurolux - Boise, ID
6/01/2019 Kilby Court - Salt Lake City, UT
6/02/2019 Lost Lake - Denver, CO
6/04/2019 Sleeping Village - Chicago, IL
6/05/2019 Deluxx Fluxx - Detroit, MI
6/06/2019 Sneaky Dee's - Toronto, ON
6/07/2019 Turbohaus - Montréal, QC
6/08/2019 Great Scott - Boston, MA #
6/09/2019 Space Ballroom - Hamden, CT #
6/11/2019 Saint Vitus Bar - Brooklyn, NY #
6/12/2019 Monty Hall - Jersey City, NJ #
6/13/2019 Songbyrd - Washington, DC #
6/14/2019 Boot & Saddle - Philadelphia, PA #
6/15/2019 The Camel - Richmond, VA #
6/16/2019 Kings - Raleigh, NC #
6/18/2019 The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA #
6/19/2019 Spanish Moon - Baton Rouge, LA #
6/20/2019 Rudyard's - Houston, TX #
6/21/2019 Hotel Vegas - Austin, TX #
6/22/2019 Ridglea Room - Ft. Worth, TX #
* w/ Haunt
# w/ High Command
^ w/ Dopethrone

"Two of Darkness' biggest touchstones are Metallica's Black Album and Ozzy Osbourne's No More Tears, transitional records, both from 1991, that ultimately ended up massive commercial successes... Darkness is old school, though not chained to one institution, more accessible but not commercial, deeper but not more complicated, a lunge forward without compromise. 8.1/10" - Pitchfork

"Their desert-blossom psychedelia has withered after dusk, and their new songs feel like they were written in lunar light instead of under the sun's gaze... It's time to retire the lazy doom tags; this is Heavy Metal that demands and ears the capitalization. 9/10" - Decibel Magazine

"Ultimately, the pressure makes for a diamond of a record. Divided By Darkness is not only SPIRIT ADRIFT's greatest output, but one of the most electrifying and anthemic records of this decade. Across eight tracks, SPIRIT ADRIFT tackles the darkest areas of society today with a newly-honed and searing vocal delivery as well as a multi-layered instrumental approach featuring blistering guitar solos and vibrant, nostalgic synthesizers." - Kerrang! Magazine

"Coming less than two years after 2017's widely acclaimed Curse of Conception, SPIRIT ADRIFT's latest is a powerful, modern take on classic heavy metal replete with killer twin guitar harmonies and anthemic Eighties-style choruses." - Revolver Magazine

"...Divided By Darkness stretches SPIRIT ADRIFT's wings far beyond Sabbath worship. They have songs that aim to reach Metallica heights... Divided reminds me of records like Mastodon's Crack The Skye and Baroness' Yellow & Green; records where 'underground' metal bands really swung for the fences and tried to imitate the leap Metallica had made from Kill 'Em All to Ride The Lightning and Master Of Puppets." - BrooklynVegan

"...Divided By Darkness presents an interpretation of the group's distinct sound that is simultaneously heavier and yet more accessible than ever before. Brimming with soaring vocals, introspective lyrics, and fiery, impassioned riffs, this album is undoubtedly a major step forward for SPIRIT ADRIFT, and yet again elevate them to the forefront of the scene in the months to come." - Invisible Oranges

Friday, May 17, 2019




Bonnaroo is excited to make the first of several announcements for the world famous SuperJam at the 2019 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. An indispensable highlight of the Bonnaroo lineup, 2019's live all-star collaboration will be directed by superstar DJ, producer and saxophone colossus GRiZ and dubbed "G.O.A.T. - A CELEBRATION OF MUSIC LEGENDS SUPERJAM WITH GRiZ," featuring contributions from an array of top artists and legendary musicians.

Set for Friday, June 14 on the This Stage, the initial lineup for "G.O.A.T. - MUSIC LEGENDS SUPERJAM WITH GRiZ" includes the house band - Nikki Glaspie (Nth, Dumpstaphunk, Beyonce); Big Yuki (GRiZ Live Band); Owen Barry (GRiZ Live Band); The Naughty Professor Horns, ProbCause, Christopher Perrier (GRiZ, Trombone Shorty); plus Musical Director Stu Brooks (GRiZ, Dub Trio, Saturday Night Live) -- with performances from special guests such as Nicholas Petricca (WALK THE MOON); K. Flay; Hobo Johnson; Noah Kahan; Nahko; Sunsquabi; Deva Mahal; Jennifer Hartwick & James Casey (Trey Anastasio Band); and Jason Lindner, Mark Guiliana, Tim Lefebvre (The Rhythm Section from David Bowie's Blackstar). Additional special guests - both announced and unannounced - will join the fun, guaranteeing this year's SuperJam will be a once-in-a-lifetime celebration of community, epic grooves and unprecedented musical adventure.

For more, please see www.bonnaroo.com

Thursday, May 16, 2019


Critically acclaimed doom metal band YATRA are pleased to announce that they will be touring the USA extensively throughout May, June and July.

The band commented “We are very excited to get back on the road for this upcoming US tour. We have some great festivals to play, and will be introducing some new material into our set!  When we return in July we will be recording at Developing Nations with Kevin Bernsten for our next album, and doing a full October European tour including Desertfest Antwerp, Into the Void, and Hostsabbat Fest among the dates .”


5/16 Austin, TX - Beerland
5/18 Toas, NM - Taos Mesa Brewing Mothership - Monolith on the Mesa Fest
5/19 El Paso, TX - Lovebuzz
6/07 Ocean City, MD - Trader Lee's
6/08 Milton, DE - Brimming Horn Meadery - Viking Fest
6/09 Brooklyn, NYC - Sunnyvale
6/13 Indianapolis, IN - State Street Pub
6/14 Wichita, KS - Kirby's
6/15 Denver, CO - Mutuny - Electric Funeral Fest
6/16 Albuquerque, NM - Moonlight
6/18 Tempe, AZ - Yucca Taproom
6/19 San Diego, CA - Tower Bar
6/20 Pasadena, CA - Old Town Pub
6/22 Medford, OR - Bamboo Room
6/23 Portland, OR - High Water Mark
6/24 Tacoma, WA - Airport Tavern
6/25 Seattle, WA - Funhouse
6/26 Spokane, WA - Mootsy's
6/27 Kalispell, MT - Old School Records
6/28 Great Falls, MT - Back Alley Pub
6/29 Mandan, ND - The Strawberry
6/30 Fargo, ND - The Aquarium
7/01 Chicago, IL - Chop Shop
7/02 Canton, OH - Buzzbin
7/03 Buffalo, NY - Mohawk Place

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

The Xroadie Files

Nik Turner – The Final Frontier
Nik Turner – Vocals/Flute/Saxophone, Nickey Garrett , Jurgen Engler, Jason Willer, Simon House, Paul Randolph

Out Of Control strange psychedelic guitars float around you just close your eyes and take a trip back to the tripping 60s. Interstellar Aliens space rock sounds with tons of melodies that just work their way into your very senses. Thunder Rider church style organ a steady beat great guitars and some very tripping vocals. The Final Frontier Part 1 just get ready for a space rock psychedelic musical journey thru time and space. Back To the Ship drifting thru the dark abyss of space and different dimensions just floating all alone. Calling The Egyptians takes you back to the days when the Egyptians ruled the earth and had different gods than us. Strange Loop guitars strumming percussion beating psychedelic sounds that just envelop you. The Final Frontier Part 2 continues the psychedelic trip thru the recesses of your very mind. PAD4 close your eyes and drift along to some weird strange musical mind trips.

Wardehns – Now Cometh the Foul
Adam – Guitar/Vocals, Brad – Bass/Vocals, Thomas – Drums/Vocals

Crustacean melancholic guitars solid rhythms that just flows thru and around you as it grows heavier. Tyranian eerie chords grab ahold of you as the rhythm pounds you and takes you on a very strange trip. Denim Dogs heavy stoner rock to just kick back grab a brew and trip along with some gruff vocals. Gills low bass rumbles your very being steady drum pound your head crunchy guitars cut right thru you. Shards Of the Time Glass hard heavy pounding thrashing shredding death metal music. Leech Head is more of a psychedelic stoner rock song that will take you imagination to strange places. Fangs chugging guitars pounding rhythms that will have you hitting the pit slamming and sweating. Stench Of The Gnorthe melodic guitars then a pounding rhythm and that pulls you down a dark musical highway.

The Scabby Ghouls – The Scabby Ghouls
Denise Hazard – Vocals/Guitar, Louie Hazard – Guitar, Alex Steffens – Bass, Nathans Christensen – Drums

Body Surfin will have you up and grooving to the catchy riff as some searing guitars just rip it up with a punkish rockabilly feel. The Scabby Ghouls low bass rumbles your very soul slow pounding drums drive along then a mid-tempo beat that just has you swaying and singing along. Midwest Zombies stand up bop and dance along as you just enjoy this catchy tune. Black Dahlia Bombshell has a very interesting bass riff slow and eerie with some interesting vocals and crunchy guitar. Dreaddy Krueger hard rockabilly punk with interesting vocals. Road Ragin just get up hit the pit and slam and dance to the riffs.     Knife Fight a great bass overdriven guitar crunchy riffs and solid beats just hand on for the ride.

Will Black – Best Of ‘XP’
Will Black – Guitar/Vocals/Harmonica, Mike Conto – Guitar/Mandolin/Organ, Jenn Taylor/Jules Larson/Jason Bracewell/Keith White/Wendy Russo/Larissa Gallagher – BG Vocals, Mark Lalama/Keyboards/Accordion, Dave Flello – Horns, Russ Boswell – Bass, Mark Kelso – Drums, Jeremy Monroe Stimers – Guitar, Drew Jurecka/Karen Obrien – Violin/Viola, Chris Steberl/ Tony Brannon – Guitar, Tony Cox - Congos

Pretty Garden will have you up on your feet clapping and dancing along to one catchy riff and memorable song. Cry Like Hell has a very Zeppelin feel as you just groove along. You Slay Me great emotional vocals that will grab you from the very first just sing and sway with the rhythm. Dancing With The Dead an excellent blues based rock song that will stick in your head for days. Fire from Your Spark is a feel good danceable song with tons of emotional playing and singing. Beautiful Losers melodic piano soulful vocals that just flow thru your very soul. Rift Valley Fever will have the entire crow up dancing and singing along just get up and jam away. Crazy Diamond clapping and singing along as your foot taps to a very catchy rhythm. Senorita Ballerina takes you back to the great music of the 70s just feel good rock n roll. Trace Your Tattoo chugging guitar soulful vocals a catchy riff and organ that just wraps its self around you. Holy Love slow bluesy and full of emotions with a slight country feel. Blackie has a backwoods country in the backwoods almost Cajun feel just kick back relax and have a few.

Stellar Master Elite – Hologram Temple
M.S. – Drums/Vocals, D.F. – Guitar/Bass/Programming, T.N. – Bass, E.K. – Vocals, S.K. – Vocals

Null dark and dreary emotions flood all over you and drag you into a deep abyss. Freewill Decrypted chugging riffs pounding drums demonic vocals and thundering bass that just crushes you. Apocalypsis the dark evil of hatred swallows you and inhales your very soul. Ad Infinitum lost in a black abyss of nothingness and oblivion. The Beast We Have Created the earth opens up and demonic hordes rise and devour. Agitation Consent War slowly evil rises and devours as it pulls your soul into pieces. Black Hole Dementia dark pounding in your brain driving you insane. The Secret Of Neverending Chaos darkness and mayhem devour your senses and pull you into blackness. Tetragon over 15 minutes of dark dementia that has you screaming in terror all alone with your evil thoughts.

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