Release Dates

October:
CRACKHOUSE "Ne No One. Be Nothing", Argonauta Records, 06/10/2017
ETERNAL ELYSIUM "Searching Low & High" (re-release), Robustfellow Productions
I KLATUS "Nagual Sun", self-release, 13/10/2017
IRON MONKEY "9-13", Relapse Records, 20/10/2017
JARED JAMES NICHOLS "Black Magic", Listenable Records / Edel, 27/10/2017
KALIBOS "Hexa", Darkest Age Productions, 01/10/2017
OBESE "Anamnesis", Argonauta Records, 20/10/2017
ODRADEK ROOM "A Man of Silt", Hypnotic Dirge Records / Solitude Productions, 12/10/2017
R.I.P. "Street Reaper", RidingEasy Records, 13/10/2017
PRIMITIVE MAN "Caustic", Relapse Records, 06/10/2017
PROCESSION "Doom Decimation", High Roller Records, 31/10/2017
SPECTRAL HAZE "Turning Electric", Totem Cat Records, 20/10/2010
STONEBIRDS "Time", self-release, 20/10/2017
YEAR OF THE COBRA "Burn Your Dead" EP, Magnetic Eye Records, 27/10/2017
November:
BLACK CAPRICORN "Omega", Stone Stallion Rex, 02/11/2017
BONG CAULDRON "Binge", APF Records, 30/11/2017
ELECTRIC WIZARD "Wizard Bloody Wizard", Witchfinder / Spinefarm Records, 10/11/2017
HIGH REEPER s/t, self-release, 03/11/2017
I AM FIRE "From Ashes", Elevation Denmark, 10/11/2017
JUPITERIAN "Terraforming", Transcending Obscurity Records, 15/11/2017
PALE HORSEMAN "The Fourth Seal", self-release, 24/11/2017
PSYCHEDELIC WITCHCRAFT "Sound Of The Wind", Listenable Records / Edel, 03/11/2017
PURPLE HILL WITCH "Celestial Cemetery", The Church Within Records, 10/11/2017
THE MOTH "Hysteria", This Charming Man Records, 10/11/2017
VESSEL OF LIGHT s/t, Argonauta Records, 03/11/2017
YLVA "META", Pelagic Records /Translation Loss Records, 17/11/2017
December:
KING GOAT "Conduit" (re-release), Aural Music, 08/12/2017
Announced for 2018:
BLACK LABEL SOCIETY "Grimmest Hits", Spinefarm Records, 19/01/2018

DOCTOR CYCLOPS: Italienische 70s-Rotten-Rocker brachten Klangfarbe nach Leipzig, Interview im neuen Doom Metal Front-Magazin | Italian 70s Rotten Rockers brought tone color to Leipzig, Interview in new Doom Metal Front magazine



Gestern traf Doom Metal Front die italienische 70s-Doom-Rock-Gruppe DOCTOR CYCLOPS anlässlich ihres Konzerts im Leipziger Bandhaus und natürlich, um mit Sänger und Gitarrist Christian Draghi über das grandiose zweite Album, "Oscuropasso", zu sprechen, welches vor kurzem auf World In Sound veröffentlicht wurde. Als kleiner Appetit-Macher hier ein Auszug aus dem Interview, das im nächsten DMF enthalten sein wird:

"Wie würdest du euch jemandem vorstellen, der noch nie etwas von DOCTOR CYCLOPS gehört hat?
Wenn du auf fast unbekannten Seventies-Kram wie TRUTH, JANEY und CAPTAIN BEYOND, oder die Helden der frühen Achziger wie zum Beispiel WITCHFINDER GENERAL stehst, und nicht wie zehntausend andere nach anderen Stoner-Bands suchst, die man nur erträgt, wenn man bekifft ist, dann ist diese Band vielleicht etwas für dich.

‘Dr. Cyclops' ist ein klassischer amerikanischer Science-Fiction-Film aus dem Jahr 1940. Unabhängig davon dachte ich an eine Kombination aus dem UFO-Song ‘Doctor Doctor' und die Zyklopen in der griechischen Mythologie, als ich euren Bandnamen zum ersten Mal hörte. Außerdem sind Zyklopen im Süßwasser lebende, einäugige Ruderfußkrebse. Kannst du meinen Gedankengang nachvollziehen?
Wir beziehen uns nicht auf den Film. Wir wussten nicht einmal, das es ihn gibt, als wir uns für den Bandnamen entschieden. Er ist während eines Telefongesprächs zwischen mir und Francesco entstanden. Wir diskutierten in Frage kommende Namen und waren uns einig, dass Cyclops perfekt wäre: er klingt gut und besitzt eine wachrüttelnde Bedeutung, genauso wie die mythologischen Zyklopen an Einsamkeit, Majestät und Monströsität denken lassen. Zu diesem Zeitpunkt machte Francesco seinen Abschluss, und wir stellten uns den Zyklopen als Arzt vor. Was eigentlich ein Witz war. Anschließend googelten wir danach und fanden den Film. Ein perfekter Zufall!

‘Oscuropasso' kam am 14. Februar raus. Warum habt ihr den Valentinstag als Veröffentlichungstermin für das Album gewählt?

Das Label hat das entschieden. Keine Ahnung, ob das beabsichtigt war, aber es gibt Fotos, die eindeutig unsere Verbindung mit der Flower-Power-Bewegung beweisen. Nebenbei bemerkt, haben wir lediglich unsere eigene Liebe für Musik in die Songs gepackt. Ich habe keine Idee, wie sie bei den Menschen ankommen, ob als Liebe, Kummer oder irgend etwas anderes. Wichtig ist, dass sie starke Gefühle auslösen."

Lest das komplette Interview im neuen DMF #12, welches im April erscheint. Hier noch unsere Meinung über "Oscuropasso":

"Die Italiener DOCTOR CYCLOPS bezeichnen ihren Stil als 70s Rotten Rock; eine Beschreibung, welche zu der eigentümlichen Musikrichtung passt. Unterschiedlichste Elemente gehen auf „Obscuropasso“ eine Symbiose ein: 70er Hardrock inklusive eingestreuter Hammond-Orgel, episch-schweren Riffs und psychedelischen Klangspuren trifft auf moderne Vertreter à la WITCHCRAFT und wird gestützt von progressiven und doomigen Anleihen, was dem Werk eine eigene Klangfarbe verleiht. Stellenweise werden Erinnerungen an den Krautrock wach, und auch der Bluesrock wirkt als Einflussfaktor. Als Kontrast zur Heavyness des Werks sind die klaren Vocals zart und beinahe sanft gehalten, ohne an Eingängigkeit zu verlieren, bestes Beispiel: „Rotten Trolls“. „Oscuropasso“ ist ein experimentelles Werk, welches direkt den 70ern entsprungen zu sein scheint. Mächtig heavy rockend im Geschmack und leicht psychedelisch im Abgang ist dieses Werk eine gut produzierte Zeitreise, die sich gewaschen hat."9/10 (von Wiebke Hörmann für Doom Metal Front)


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Doom Metal Front met Italian 70s Rotten Rock band DOCTOR CYCLOPS yesterday in Leipzig due to their concert at Bandhaus Leipzig and, of course, talked with vocalist Christian Draghi about the magnificent second full-length album, "Oscuropasso", which was recently released on World In Sound. Here is an extract of the interview, which will be in the new DMF:

"How would you introduce yourself to someone who has never heard of DOCTOR CYCLOPS before?
If you like almost unknown Seventies stuff such as TRUTH, JANEY and CAPTAIN BEYOND, or early 80s heroes like WITCHFINDER GENERAL, and if you're not looking for another Stoner band like ten thousand others you have to get stoned to stand, well, maybe this is the band for you!

Dr. Cyclops is a classic American Science Fiction movie from 1940. Despite that, when I heard your bandname first, I thought of a combination of UFO’s song ‘Doctor Doctor’ and the Cyclops in Greek mythology. But Cyclops is also a genera of freshwater copepods. Do you share my associations?
We didn't mean to quote the movie. Actually we didn't even know it existed when we chose the band's name. It came through a phone conversation between me and Francesco. We were discussing about some possible names and we agreed that Cyclops was perfect: good rolling sound, and evocative meaning, as the Cyclops’s mythological figure brings to mind loneliness, majesty and freakiness. At the time Francesco was taking his degree, so we simply thought that the Cyclops could be a Doctor. It came like a joke. Then we googled it and we found out about the movie. A perfect coincidence!

Oscuropasso’ was released on the 14th of February. Why did you choose Valentine’s Day to release your album? Was it intentional and how much love have you put into your tunes, or are they intended to bring love to the people?
It was the label's choice. Don't know if it was intentional, but we have pictures that prove our undisputed connection with the flower power movement. By the way, what we put in our songs is just our love for music. Don't know what they will give to people, if it'll be love or anguish, or anything else. The important thing is that they move them with strong emotions."

Read the full interview in the upcoming DMF issue #12, which will be out in April. Our opinion about "Oacuropasso" here:

"Oscuropasso" is pure Italian 'Rotten Rock', which speaks to the listeners heart, because of its different Genre influences spreading from 60s Psych and Hardrock to heavy Doom riffing. Even reminiscent of great Blues- and Krautrock. "Oscuropasso" is an experimental work of art, which seemingly arose directly from the 70s, powerfully rocking with a slight psychedelic taste to it. A well produced time travel!" - 9/10 (by Wiebke Hörmann for Doom Metal Front)



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
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:
71TONMANN "Earthwreck", Black Bow Records, 22/09/2017
BIG | BRAVE "Ardor", Southern Lord Records, 15/09/2017
CARDINALS FOLLY "Deranged Pagan Sons", Nine Records (CD) / Topillo Records (LP), 04/09/2017
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
DEADSMOKE "Mountain Legacy", Heavy Psych Sound Records, 29/09/2017
FACES OF THE BOG "Ego Death", DHU Records, 22/09/2017
HANDS OF ORLAC / THE WANDERING MIDGETSplit, Cruz Del Sur Music, 08/09/2017
MAHARAJA "Kali Yuga", self-release, 22/09/2017
MENIN "Lord Of Pain" EP, Doom Stew Records, 15/09/2017
MESMUR "S", Solitude Productions, 15/09/2017
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
PROFETUS "Coronation of the Black Sun" (remastered), Weird Truth Productions, 27/09/2017
PROCESS OF GUILT "Black Earth", Bleak Recordings / Division Records, 22/09/2017
RED MOUNTAINS "Slow Wander", All Good Clean 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

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