Release Dates

August:
CANYON OF THE SKULL "The Desert Winter", self-release, 19/08/2017
CARONTE "Yoni", Ván Records, 25/08/2017
DEMON EYE "Prophecies And Lies", Soulseller Records, 11/08/2017
DEVIL ELECTRIC s/t, Kozmik Artifactz, 11/08/2017
FALSE GODS "Reports From Oblivion" EP, self-release, 18/08/2017
HELL s/t, Sentient Ruin Laboratories, 11/08/2017
HOWLING GIANT "Black Hole Space Wizard (Part 2)", Magnetic Eye Records, 25/08/2017
THE JUDGE "Tell It To The Judge", Ripple Music, 04/08/2017
LOW FLYING HAWKS "Genkaku", Magnetic Eye Records, 25/08/2017
OLDE "Temple", Magnetic Eye Records, 11/08/2017
TUNGA MOLN "III", Hevisike Records, 11/08/2017
September:
CHURCH OF VOID s/t, Argonauta Records, 15/09/2017
CITIES OF MARS "Temporal Rifts", Argonauta Records, 29/09/2017
CRAWL "This Sad Cadav'r", Black Bow Records, 01/09/2017
FACES OF THE BOG "Ego Death", DHU Records, 22/09/2017
HANDS OF ORLAC / THE WANDERING MIDGET Split, Cruz Del Sur Music, 08/09/2017
MAHARAJA "Kali Yuga", self-release, 22/09/2017
MINDKULT "Lucifer's Dream", Transcending Obscurity Records, 20/09/2017
MONARCH "Never Forever", Profound Lore Records, 22/09/2017
MONOLORD "Rust", RidingEasy Records, 29/09/2017
PARADISE LOST "Medusa", Nuclear Blast Records, 01/09/2017
SATOR "Ordeal", Argonauta Records, 01/09/2017
THREE EYES LEFT "The Cult Of Astaroth", Argonauta Records, 15/09/2017
UFOMAMMUT "8", Neurot Recordings, 22/09/2017
USNEA "Portals Into Futility", Relapse Records, 08/09/2017
WITH THE DEAD "Love With The Dead", Rise Above Records, 22/09/2017
October:
CRACKHOUSE "Ne No One. Be Nothing", Argonauta Records, 06/10/2017
R.I.P. "Street Reaper", RidingEasy Records, 13/10/2017

Curse The Sun (Interview)

I recently stepped over CURSE THE SON listening to EGB’s last „Droning Earth“ compilation no. 23. With their song “Pulsator Bringer” there is offered a devastating piece of slow and low tuned Doom, in my opinion the one and only addicting piece on this release. Ron kindly spent some time answering my questions:

Maybe you first introduce Curse The Son to anybody never heard before of you. What ever we should know about…

Ron: Well, I put the band together in the spring of 2008. Cheech(Bass) and I have been playing together in various bands for a long time, and we found Charles(Drums) in an online ad. We were very lucky to find him, because there aren't many people in our area who want to play slow.

What do you generally think about Curse The Son entering a compilation like “Droning Earth”? How did this cooperation happen? Any resonances so far?

Ron: I think it is great, and I really appreciate them helping us get some more exposure. They contacted me and specifically asked for "Pulsotar Bringer"....I thought that was really cool. Our site has certainly been more active since we got on that comp. It is important to me that people HEAR the music.....there are a lot of bands out there and it is easy to get overlooked!

“Pulsator Bringer” is an outtake from your upcoming EP called “Globus Hystericus” that will be released on April 15th. Please tell us about this release!

Ron: "Globus Hystericus" is a self-released CD. This is our introduction to the world of stoner/doom fans. It is 2 songs from a session last April, and 2 from this past summer. I know that people like to download, and thats fine, but a CD always sound better, so we will be selling them for $4 shipped anywhere in the world.

There is a full-length release planned to bring up later this year too, isn’t it? What can one expect?

Ron: The new stuff that we are writing is coming along great. As a group we are really starting to settle in. The music is very heavy....there will not be some radical departure from our established style. If you like the songs you've already heard, then you are going to love the new stuff. We are about halfway there, in terms of the writing. Go in to record in a few months. It will probably be out next fall.

Who is featuring your releases, any label yet?

Ron: As of yet we are not a signed band......we are hoping to change that very soon.

What are Curse The Son’s musical influences when creating songs? You’re all digging Sleep stuff I guess?

Ron: Well, I do love Sleep but when I'm writing riffs....I don't really try to emulate someone. Generally it's more about cranking the Laney, and just letting it happen. I don't really hear the riffs in my head anymore...I used to. Now I just put the guitar on and sometimes great shit happens, and sometimes it's junk.

What are your personal faves when listening to music, just Doom?

Ron: No, I listen to all types of metal. As far as Doom goes, Sabbath is the band that got me on this path. They are the holy grail for me. I also listen to Witchfinder General, Sleep, Goatsnake, COC, Trouble, Electric Wizard, Solitude Aeturnus......,but I also like Slayer, Priest, Motorhead, AC/DC, and a lot of old school thrash metal.

What are in your opinion the most important bands/albums ever been released?

Ron: Black Sabbath's "Master Of Reality", and "Sabotage".

Who is mainly responsible for the song writing? How could we imagine a Curse The Son’s song evolve?

Ron: On the early stuff, it was basically me writing all the parts, but now the music we're making is a result of us jamming as a band...it is a very cool process and we are enjoying it immensely.

There is a tragical story connecting Curse The Son’s history directly with the band Sufferghost. Would you be so kind to tell us?

Ron: Sufferghost had just finished recording our debut CD. Soon after our guitar player, Anthony Buhagiar suffered a burst aneurism in his heart. Due to complications he was left paraplegic. We all were devastated, we had worked so hard, and were really beginning to get a buzz going. After a long recovery time he picked up his guitar again and has since moved back to his hometown of Hayward,CA, he is playing in the band Burn Theeee Insects....I miss him terribly.

How did this event influence your thinking about life, friendship and making music?

Ron: When this all happened it was just unreal. It was impossible to even imagine...I believe he died on the operating table a few times. I can still remember the night his wife called me and told me what happened. I was destroyed. I stopped playing music immediately, had no interest or desire. My will was gone, my friend and brother Tone was never gonna come to my house to jam ever again. I did not want to play with anyone but him. A couple months passed and me and him were just talking about music. He told me to get out there and play. That I needed to play, and he was right. It makes you appreciate your time here a lot....you honestly never do know what is going to happen from one day to the next.

What is to be told about Sufferghost itself? Will it raise again?

Ron: We will be releasing the CD "Thaw" eventually. It is just to good to let go to waste. We want people to hear it. Tony being on the west coast, and us being on the east coast will make it tough to bring it back, but you never know. It would be awesome to play a show as Sufferghost.

Doom of any kind is and has always been underground, whether there is a living online scene meanwhile and a couple of events happening worldwide at this time. What do you prognosticate for the genre’s future and where do you see Curse The Son within the next years?

Ron: Honestly it's almost like you don't want to see the scene get to big, because as we all know, once a particular style of metal becomes BIG it gets shitty pretty fast. Bunch of trendy bands will slow down, and then it's over. I like the fact that stoner/doom or whatever you want to call it is a true underground thing. It reminds me of when I was a kid and the underground was where all the good shit was. Metallica, Slayer, Celtic Frost, Dark Angel, Destruction, you felt like you were a part of something special. There was all this great music happening, and it was our little secret. As far as where I see Curse the Son going....I've learned over the years that this is a hard business, it kicks your ass mentally..but I do hope that the next couple years for us will be a success!

Has the Doom scene to fear a commercial sellout as it's been happening to Black and Death Metal?

Ron: I don't think it could be possible. A lot of people just don't get the slow aspect of the music. This music is certainly more of a spiritual thing than anything else. So no, I don't fear a commercial sellout.

Is there a chance of meeting Curse The Son on European roads? What would be your dream package to be a part of?

Ron: I would love to play Europe. I have never been over there. Maybe someday, if we get some good tour support it would happen. How about Curse the Son opening, Witchfinder General(with Zeeb), Electric Wizard, Sleep, and then Sabbath headlines and destroys the universe!!

Where to get Curse The Son’s releases for anybody digging your stuff as I do?

Ron: You can contact us at myspace.com/cursetheson, or email me directly at core9a@netscape.netDiese E-Mail-Adresse ist gegen Spam-Bots geschützt, du musst Javascript aktivieren, damit du sie sehen kannst .

I wish you all the best and hope to hear a lot from Curse The Son in the future! Any last words?

Ron: First I would like to thank you Sven for this opportunity, and for asking some great questions.
"Globus Hystericus" will be available in a few weeks.... word of mouth is the key to a bands existence nowadays...so if you dig our tunes, play them for your friends, and tell them to check out our site.


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Past Releases 2017

January:
AATHMA "Avesta", Underground Legends Records – Listen
BANTHA RIDER s/t, self-release, 07/01/2017 – Listen
DEMONIC DEATH JUDGE "Seaweed", Suicide Records, 13/01/2017 – Listen
DOOM'S DAY "The Whore", PRC Music, 13/01/2017
DSW "Tales From The Cosmonaut", Acid Cosmonaut Records, 15/01/2017
ENDLESS FLOODS "II", Dry Cough Records, 06/01/2016
EPHEDRA "Can'-Ka No Rey", Argonauta Records, 30/01/2017
FREEDOM HAWK "Sunlight" (re-release), Ripple Music, 27/01/2017
FROZEN PLANET....1969 "Electric Smokehouse", Pepper Shaker Records / Headspin Records, 11/01/2017
HEREM "III", Inverse Records, 13/01/2017
JOHN GARCIA "The Coyote Who Spoke In Tongues", Napalm Records, 27/01/2017
LIZZARD WIZZARD "Total War Power Bastard", self-release, 01/01/2017
MAGNET "Feel Your Fire", Soulseller Records, 27/01/2017
MANGOG "Awakens", Argonauta Records, 09/01/2017
MIRES "Loom", self-release, 13/01/2017 – Listen
PSYCHEDELIC WITCHCRAFT "Magick Rites And Spells", Soulseller Records, 27/01/2017
WRATH OF ECHOES "A Fading Bloodline", PRC Music, 13/01/2017
February:
1968 "Fortuna Havana", Black Bow Records, 10/02/2017
ASOFY "Nessun Luogo", Avantgarde Music, 22/02/2017
BATHSHEBA "Servus", Svart Records, 24/02/2017
BATTALIONS "Nothing To Lose", Black Bow Records, 27/02/2017
BURIED FEATHER "Mind Of The Swarm", Kozmik Artifactz, 10/02/2017
CONCRETE JELLY "Getting Noticed", Sliptrick Records, 07/02/2017
CRANIAL "Dark Towers / Bright Lights", Moment Of Collapse Records, 10/02/2017
DDENT "آكتئاب", self-release, 13/02/2017
ELECTRIC AGE "Sleep Of The Silent King", Argonauta Records, 27/02/2017
ESCAPE IS NOT FREEDOM "Goldsmith", self-release, 24/02/2017
GLOSON "Grimen", Art Of Propaganda, 13/02/2017
GRIM RAVINE "The Light Is From Below", Black Bow Records, 17/02/2017
HORISONT "About Time", Century Media Records, 03/02/2017
KINGNOMAD "Mapping The Inner Void", Ripple Music, 24/02/2017
KING WOMAN "Created In The Image Of Suffering", Relapse Records, 24/02/2017
MARCHE FUNÈBRE "Into The Arms Of Darkness", MFL Records, 20/02/2017
NULA "Kenoma" EP, Black Bow Records, 24/02/2017
RHINO "The Law Of Purity", Argonauta Records, 13/02/2017
R.I.P. "In The Wind", Riding Easy Records, 03/02/2017
RÜCKWATER "Bonehead", Inverse Records, 24/02/2017
SANTO ROSTRO "The Healer", Discos Macarras, 03/02/2017 – Listen
STINKING LIZAVETA "Journey To The Underworld", Translation Loss Records, 17/02/2017
STRANGE BROUE "Seance" EP, Sunmask Records, 24/02/2017
TETHRA "Like Crows For The Earth", Sliptrick Records, 11/02/2017
THE DARKHORSE "The Carcass Of The Sun Will Sleep", Attic Records, 24/02/2017
THERA ROYA "Stone And Skin", self-release, 17/02/2017
UNEARTHLY TRANCE "Stalking The Ghost", Relapse Records, 24/02/2017
VOIDCRUISER "Wayfarer", Argonauta Records, 27/02/2017
March:
ALUNAH "Solennial", Svart Records, 17/03/2017
ALASTOR "Black Magic", Twin Earth Records, 24/03/2017
CALLIOPHIS "Cor Serpentis", Solitude Productions, 27/03/2017
CLOUD CATCHER "Trails Of Kozmik Dust", Totem Cat Records, 13/03/2017
DESERT KINGDOM s/t, Black Bow Records, 04/03/2017
DOCTOR CYCLOPS "Local Dogs", Heavy Psych Sounds Records, 31/03/2017
DREAD SOVEREIGN "For Doom The Bell Tolls", Ván Records, 03/03/2017
DRUDE s/t, self-release, 03/03/2017
FANGE "Pourrissoir", Throatruiner Records, 17/03/2017
FORMING THE VOID "Relic", Argonauta Records, 17/03/2017
HOLLOW LEG "Murder" EP, Argonauta Records, 03/03/2017
ILLIMITABLE DOLOR s/t, Transcending Obscurity Records, 22/03/2017
KREYSKULL "The Bird Of Bad Weather", Sliptrick Records, 30/03/2017
MOTHERSLOTH "Moon Omen", Argonauta Records, 03/03/2017
MOUNTAIN GOD "Bread Solstice", Artificial Head Records, 24/03/2017
NUDIST "Bury My Innocence", Argonauta Records, 20/03/2017
OCEANWAKE "Earthen", VicSolum Records, 10/03/2017
OHHMS "The Fool", Holy Roar Records, 31/03/2017
OTUS "7.83Hz", Argonauta Records, 20/03/2017
PALLBEARER "Heartless", Profound Lore Records, 24/03/2017
SHOW OF BEDLAM "Transfiguration", PRC Music, 31/03/2017
SPACETRUCKER "Launch Sequence", self-release, 31/03/2017
TELEKINETIC YETI "Abominable", Sump Pump Records, 17/03/2017
TELEPATHY "Tempest", Golden Antenna Records, 31/03/2017
THE HAZYTONES s/t, Sunmask Records, 24/03/2017
WITCHSTONE "Mortal Fear Of Infinity", self-release / Sunmask Records (distribution), 03/03/2017
April:
ALTAR OF BETELGEUZE "Among The Ruins", Transcending Obscurity Records, 15/04/2017
ARCTIC SLEEP "Arbors" (re-release), The Church Within Records, 21/04/2017
ARCTIC SLEEP "Passage Of Gaia" (re-release), The Church Within Records, 21/04/2017
CRACKHOUSE s/t EP, Argonauta Records, 07/04/2017
CURSE THE SON "Isolator", Ripple Music, 07/04/2017
CURSUS s/t, Artificial Head Records, 28/04/2017
DARSOMBRA "Polyvision", Translation Loss Records, 14/04/2017
DAUTHA "Den Förste" MCD/EP, Ván Records, 21/04/2017
DEMON HEAD "Thunder On The Fields", The Sign Records, 07/04/2017
DEVIL "To The Gallows", Soulseller Records, 21/04/2017
ELEPHANT BELL "Gates Of Dawn", Argonauta Records, 28/04/2017
EVOKE THY LORDS "Lifestories", Solitude Productions, 24/04/2017
FUNERALIUM "Of Throes And Blight", Weird Truth Productions, 12/04/2017
GREEN METEOR "Consumed By A Dying Sun", Argonauta Records, 21/04/2017
IMINDAIN "The Enemy Of Fetters And Dwellers In The Woods", Weird Truth Productions, 12/04/2017
KITCHEN WITCH s/t, Kozmik Artifactz, 14/04/2017
LIFE OF AGONY "A Place Where There's No More Pain", Napalm Records, 28/04/2017
MOONBOW "War Bear", Ripple Music, 21/04/2017
OBELYSKKH "The Providence", Exile On Mainstream Records, 21/04/2017
THE OBSESSED "Sacred", Relapse Records, 07/04/2017
THE RIVEN "Blackbird", self-release, 14/04/2017
WITCHAPTER "Spellcaster" EP, Black Bow Records, 07/04/2017
May:
BEASTMAKER "Inside The Skull", Rise Above Records, 19/05/2017
BELOW "Upon A Pale Horse", Metal Blade Records, 19/05/2017
BELOW THE SUN "Alien World", Temple Of The Torturous, 26/05/2017
BLACKBIRD HILL "Midday Moonlight", self-release, 05/05/2017
DESCARADO "Odd", Oak Island Records / Kozmik Artifactz
DRUG HONKEY "Cloak Of Skies", Transcending Obscurity Records, 05/05/2017
FROM OCEANS TO AUTUMN "Ether / Return To Earth", Argonauta Records, 05/05/2017
HARVESTMAN "Music For Megaliths", Neurot Recordings, 19/05/2017
HEAVY TEMPLE "Chassit", Ván Records, 26/05/2017
HEAVY TRAFFIC "Plastic Surgery", Twin Earth Records, 26/05/2017
HUMULUS "Reverently Heading Into Nowhere", Oak Island Records / Kozmik Artifactz
MAHAKALA "The Second Fall", Supreme Music Creations, 26/05/2017
MERCHANT "Beneath", Black Bow Records, 12/05/2017
MONOBROW "The Nacarat", Trill Or Be Trilled Records, 30/05/2017
MORASS OF MOLASSES "These Paths We Tread", HeavySike Records, 19/05/2017
NORSKA "Too Many Winters", Brutal Panda Records, 26/05/2017
PYRESHIP "The Liars Bend Low", Black Bow Records, 26/05/2017
RED BEARD WALL s/t, Argonauta Records, 12/05/2017
RED MOON ARCHITECT "Return Of The Black Butterflies", Inverse Records, 19/05/2017
SAMSARA BLUES EXPERIMENT "One With The Universe", Electric Magic Records, 12/05/2017
STEAK "No God To Save", Ripple Music, 19/05/2017
SUMMONER "Beyond The Realm Of Light", Magnetic Eye Records, 12/05/2017
WARCRAB "Scars Of Aeons", Transcending Obscurity Records, 01/05/2017
June:
AKATHARTA "Spiritus Immundus", Pulverised Records, 23/06/2017
BURY THE MACHINES "Wicked Covenant" EP, Midnite Collective, 09/06/2017
CIRCLE "Terminal", Southern Lord Records, 23/06/2017
DEATH THE LEVELLER s/t EP, self-release, 12/06/2017
DEMONAUTA "Tierra Del Fuego", Kozmik Artifactz / Bilocation Records, 09/06/2017
ENTER THE SOIL "That Ember Lit Morning", self-release, 09/06/2017 – Listen!
FIRE DOWN BELOW "Viper, Vixen, Goddes, Saint", Ripple Music, 23/06/2017
HOLLOW LEG "Crown, Murder Edition", Argonauta Records, 30/06/2017
LÂMINA "Lilith", Raging Planet, 02/06/2017
MARS RED SKY "Myramyd" 12-inch-EP, self-release, 17/06/2017
SAPATA "Satanibator", Inverse Records, 02/06/2017
SPACE WITCH "Arcanum", HeavySike Records, 09/06/2017
VOKONIS "The Sunken Djinn", Ripple Music, 09/06/2017
WASTES "Into The Void Of Human Vacuity", Code666 Records, 15/06/2017
WEIRD TALES s/t, self-release, 01/06/2017
WITCHTHROAT SERPENT 7-inch-EP, Svart Records, 16/06/2016
July:
A STICK AND A STONE "The Long Lost Art Of Getting Lost", Sentient Ruin / Breathe Plastic / Spirit House, 21/07/2017
BORIS "Dear", Sargent House, 14/07/2017
BRUME "Rooster", DHU Records / Doom Stew Records, 15/07/2017
CAMBRIAN "Mobular", Taxi Driver Records – Listen!
CONTRA "Deny Everything", Robustfellow Productions / Shifty Records, 01/07/2017
DESTROYER OF LIGHT "Chamber Of Horrors", Heavy Friends Records, 14/07/2017
FLESHPRESS "Hulluuden Muuri", Kult Of Nihilow, 14/07/2017
GRAND DELUSION "Supreme Machine", Minotauro Records, 14/07/2017
GOD ROOT "Salt And Rot", Horror Pain Gore Death Productions, 11/07/2017
HAIR OF THE DOG "This World Turns", Kozmik Artifactz / Bilocation Records, 14/07/2017
KABBALAH "Spectral Ascent", Twin Earth Records, 07/07/2017
KING ZOG s/t, 28/07/2017
KROH "Altars", Minotauro Records, 14/07/2017
NIBIRU "Caosgon" (remastered), Argonauta Records, 07/07/2017
POSEIDON "Prologue", Ripple Music, 21/07/2017
SEER "Vol. III & IV: Cult Of The Void", Art Of Propaganda, 07/07/2017
SHROUD EATER "Strike The Sun", STB Records, 07/07/2017
THE MIDNIGHT GHOST TRAIN "Cypress Ave", Napalm Records, 28/07/2017

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