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

FUCK THE CHARTS 2015 Pt.1: Unsigned Gems And Filthy Riffs





This feature is dedicated to all bands out there that are still unsigned – intentionally or not on purpose – investing their time after work, hard earned money for the musical equipment and all the creativity into the making of music for us the listeners. This is NO BEST OF nor is it a COMPLETE LIST of doom, stoner and sludge albums that have been released in 2015. It is a collection of releases that made their way to us via e-mail, physical shipping or word of mouth. Special Thanks go out to Steve Woodier (Grip Of Delusion Radio) and Mike Wiener (German Doom Metal Forum) for their help putting this together.



AKASAVA “Strange Aeons” – Listen
Heavy psych/doom inspired by the dark side of the 60's and 70's, lovecraftian madness, Jean Rollin and Jess Franco movies.



ALL THEM WITCHES “A Sweet Release” – Listen
As the EP’s title promises – sweet psych/stoner compositions!



AXE GIANT “Skull Divorce” – Listen
Heavy Tasmanian instrumental doom!



BLACK TREMOR “Impending” – Listen
Like wading through a decrepit swamp in Saskatoon.



BLACK URN s/t – Listen
Imagine angry zombies crawling off their graves dancing to the slowest Sabbathian and Vitus-like riff worship, serves hacking and slashing interludes as well – gory sludge/doom-core – great!





BLUE SNAGGLETOOTH
“The Last Voyage Of Amra” – Listen
Catchy, highquality proto-metal/stoner from Ann Arbor, Michigan



CANYON OF THE SKULL s/t – Listen
Like marching through a neverending valley, where death lurks behind every rock.



CASSANDRA “Antumbra” – Listen
Down to the ground tuned Brasilian doom/drone reminiscent of the very early Earth material!



CHARIOT THRONE “The Unholy Design” – Listen
Dreamy melodious doom metal from Michelstadt, Germany



CLOUDS TASTE SATANIC
“Your Doom Has Come” – Listen
CTS' latest output is less satanic and doomy than you'd expect from the title, serves diversified heavy instrumental music with a clear stoner drive



COUNT ABSURDO
“Blizzard Over St. Absurdo” – Listen
More bizarre than the Reverend ever was these crazy Finns inhale metal classics and spew their absurd interpretions out, not less heavy and doomy than the originals – Beware of the absurd count!



DEFENDING THE KINGDOM
“Black Mountain Days” – Listen
Houston based post metal/sludge outfit with a certain stoner feel



DIAZEPAM “Chemical Justice” – Listen
Filthy, diabolical sludge/doom from Idaho.





DOOOM “Death Is The Mother Of Beauty” – Listen
Instrumental doom which deserves the 3rd big O!



ELECTRIC JEZUS
The Foundation Pit (Котлован)” – Listen
Lo-Fi stoner/doom two-piece from Moscow.


ETERNAL BLACK s/t – Listen
Quality blues-laden traditional doom from Brooklyn, New York.



FATTURA DELLA MORTE
“Much Grease Much Misery” – Listen
Sidney-based sludgecore with harsh vocals and heavy grooves.



FIELD “The Hate” – Listen
Stoner/doom from Melbourne, serves heavy riffs and catchy vocals!



FOREST OF LEGEND s/t (Demo) – Listen
EW inspired quality Doom Metal from Virginia with a lot of potential!



FORMING THE VOID “Skyward” – Listen
Doom edged stoner/sludge from Lafayette, L.A. with nice clean vocals.



GENERAL GRIEVOUS “Opression” – Listen
Pleasantly starting but then becoming a harsh vocalized sludge waltz, from Russia!



GODSLEEP “Thousand Sons Of Sleep” – Listen
Heavy stoner/psych from Athens, comes along with great riffing and whisky soaked southern style vocals.



GONGURI / SITHTER s/t (Split) – Listen
Brutal Death/Doom from South Korea!!!





GOWLON
“He Talked To Me Like I Was Real” – Listen
Home-recorded on a cassette-deck sludge/post metal which is definitely worth a listen!



GRIM RAVINE s/t – Listen
Portsmouth/UK based speaker blowing filthy sludge/doom.



GROGGY “Deep Siberian Sessions” – Listen
Heavy, distorted as hell jamming drone/doom from Omsk on Sibirian Vodka, seemingly.



GROGGY “Turtle” – Listen
Same band as above, less Vodka and no drones, instead real songs serving southern blues and stoner rock.



HATEURE “Body & Soil” – Listen
Sludge/Doom band from the Phillipines with a heavy bassline and a certain love for reptiles and beetles.



HEXENJÄGER s/t (Demo) – Listen
Well made traditional doom metal from France reminiscent of Saint Vitus and Co., lyrical themes are witchery and occultism.



HORSE HEAD “Missionary” – Listen
Nasty sludge metal from Phoenix.


HORSE LATITUDES
“Final March / Towards The Light” – Listen
Two rare tracks by these Finnish doom minimalists, playing with two bass guitars!

HUMAN SPRAWL “Meaningless” – Listen
Crusty sludge/doom from Philadelphia

HUNG FROM THE RISING SUN s/t (Demo) – Listen
Toledo based heavy as hell sludge/doom worship!





HYNE “MMXV” – Listen
Dirty and loud stoner rock from Hamburg.



INWOODS “Mirage” – Listen
Combining the heaviness of doom and stoner with the mindset of bands from the grunge, post rock and early heavy metal.



IRON & STONE “Old Man’s Doom” –  Listen
Hildesheim based traditional doom metal for reactionary rock'n'roll bastards knowing that Vitus are just punks!



JUDD MADDEN “Waterfall II” – Listen
Amazing instrumental Doom-Art from Australia!



LACRA “Imoerio De Cuervos” – Listen
Brutal, leaden doom/sludge from Chile!



LIVID “Sint” (Demo) – Listen



MAD GOD / GOAT THRONE
“Unholy Rituals” – Listen
Sludgy stoner from Johannesburg, South Africa



MAMMOTH SALMON
“Last Vestige Of Humanity” – Listen

MATRIARCH
“Magnumus: The 44th Scribe and Lorde of The Hallucinauts” –  Listen
Play Weedeater slower and tune even lower and you have kinda funeral sludge/doom Matriarch from Denver play, nasty stuff!

MIDMOURNER “Adorned In Fear And Error” – Listen
Hate-filled sludge/doom from Birmingham





MURDER HOLLOW "Titan" – Listen
A titanic debut of the Finnish band MURDER HOLLOW serving slow crushing doom metal with a sludgy death edge – well produced and pleasantly bleak!

NATEM s/t – Listen
Doom/death metal from Hildesheim, Germany, pleasantly enriched with psychedelic and stoner elements without leaving the slow, paved with heavy riffs overall sound.

NEST s/t –  Listen
Incrusted doom/death from Lexington


MONUMENT OF URNS “Broken” – Listen



NOMAD / WORT s/t (Split) – Listen



NOMADIC RITUALS / TOME s/t (Split) – Listen

OBSIDIAN SEA
"Dreams – Illusions – Obsessions" – Listen
The second album of this Bulgarian Doom Metal band is a real gem of the traditional style of play!



PHEMÜT “The Memory of Spring” – Listen
Negative music for the dark season!



PISSBOILER “Demo1” – Listen



PLEBEIAN s/t – Listen



RED MESS “Drowning In Red” – Listen
Psyched-out stoner/doom from Brazil.


SEA WITCH “The Blackened Sea” – Listen

SEVEN SERPENTS s/t – Listen

SHEVER "Panta Rhei" – Listen
“Panta Rhei” shows Swiss shEver on their momentary compositional and instrumental, also vocal climax serving desperate doom/death metal. Comes with Portuguese, English and French lyrics sorrounded by haunting guitar riffs and catchy melodies.

SIGNAL s/t – Listen
Jazzy sludged-out instrumental Doom!

SLOTH. “Slow As Shit” – Listen

SPACE FISTERS “Vol. 1” – Listen

SPACE BONG “Deadwood To Worms” – Listen
Australian hate sludge!!!





SPACEMENT “Ascent To Freedom” – Listen
Greek traditional doom!


STONE MAGNUM “Single 2015” – Listen



STONED JESUS “The Harvest” – Listen



SUNSTONE s/t – Listen



TEN TON SLUG
“Live At The Oaks” (Demo) – Listen
Raw, Irish sludge/doom.



THE TOWER s/t (Demo) – Listen
High quality traditional doom from Prague, for fans of Pallbearer, Cathedral & Fall Of The Idols!



VOID KING “Zep Tepi” – Listen



WARRIOR POPE
“The Voices Said Empty, Hollow And Thud” – Listen


WEEDRUID “Into The Acid Swamp” – Listen
EW-induced weedy sludge/doom from Berlin

WELTESSER s/t (Demo) – Listen
These Saint Petersburg sludgists are pretty hungry world eaters (German: Weltesser)!




WITCHHELM “Invocations” – Listen

WITCHSKULL “The Vast Electric Dark” – Listen

WRECK "Leviathan" – Listen
German doom/sludge trio putting the genre's trademarks into an experimental, artistic sorrounding, devastating with ear bleeding distortions and maniacal vocals. For fans of Khanate-like sonic violence!

WRY “Neophytic Congeries” –  Listen
This is unpleasant music, like plague crawling off the abysses of hell.

WYATT E. “Mount Sinai/Aswan” – Listen
Droning Post/Doom from Jerusalem!





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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