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Shrinebuilder is the stoner metal fan’s wet dream

Posted in Music News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on Saturday, January 10, 2009 by Ryan Buege

A new supergroup has been born, and it features members of Neurosis, Melvins, St. Vitus, Hidden Hand, Om, and Sleep. It’s been speculated for a while, but this week it was revealed that the forces of doom metal luminaries Scott Kelly, Wino, Al Cisneros, and Dale Crover have joined together as Shrinebuilder to produce what promises to be one awesome fucking album. Really, there’s no possible way for this to be anything less than stellar. Luckily, my fellow stoners and I won’t have to wait long to hear what they’re writing. The band hits the studio this weekend and apparently they’ll be posting updates on Scott’s blog throughout the project. We’ll just have to pay attention to the updates for a sneak peak, until we can see what Shrinebuilder releases their first album later this year…

Scott’s first studio update, today, revealed it will be something to look forward to:

Allright here we go…  Last night we played together as a full band for the first time, there was immediate thunder. The truth was revealed within seconds.


Intronaut premieres “Australopithecus” music video

Posted in Video with tags , , , , on Monday, November 17, 2008 by Ryan Buege

The imagery is stark and uncompromising, the theme is osbcure and incomprehensible, and the soundtrack is a deadly slash and burn slab of progressive doom metal (think 1 part Neurosis, 2 parts Meshuggah). It’s a new Sera Timms video for Intronaut’s song “Australopithecus” from their new album Prehistoricisms, brought to us exclusively by the guys at the Deciblog.

I’ve been following Intronaut guys since their inception and the release of the Null EP demo, and it’s satisfying to see they finally have some good support behind them. In my opinion, they haven’t misexecuted a single note yet. The sound on this song in particular is huge and adventurous – contrasted nicely but they unfamiliar images Timms is known for. As Deciblog points out, you may remember her directing the eerie “Not In Rivers, But In Drops” video for Isis after they released In the Absence of Truth.

SPOTLIGHT ON! A Storm of Light

Posted in Music Reviews with tags , , , , , , , on Wednesday, November 12, 2008 by Ryan Buege

Ahhhhhhyessss….. Finally, two weeks of midterms are done with and I am free to write at the infamous mind inversion once again. So… “what should I write about this time?” – this is something that I often ask myself. With every one of these posts, I get to choose the topic; right now I feel like telling you about the best sludge metal band that I’ve heard of recently.

A Storm of Light is amazing. Blaze and listen in.

Josh Graham’s strikingly bleak outlook and unwavering artistic effort have always been the perfect visual complement to Neurosis’ likeminded visions of despair. With Red Sparowes debut release, we saw that he could translate the majestic beauty of his visual images into an aural soundtrack with ease. In A Storm of Light, we see Graham and his band of cronies charging the way in one the of the most innovative, engaging, and interesting doom metal bands in recent memory (..notice I said charging, and not plodding – this is music on a mission!). This is a band that draws influences from every aspect of life; I won’t even begin to drop band names, because that won’t even begin to do them justice. As I said, just blaze and listen in. I strongly recommend their album And We Wept the Black Ocean Within, and if you’re having a hard time finding it, hit me up privately and I’ll be glad to share.

If you aren’t convinced yet, I’ll just say that former members of Swans, Tombs, Satanized, and Unsane joined Graham to complete this band. From my point of view, ’nuff said’. This shit is massive…

…and now I’m off to see Gojira, In Flames, and 36 Crazyfists! Thank God midterms are done!