blues metal

That one time at…Brewdle’s Bandcamp Besties!

We continue our kick around Bandcamp by highlighting five releases that have grabbed my attention since the last of these dribbles of mine. I’ve tried to cover a variety of styles so there’s something for everyone. Remember, all of these are available free for streaming, or you can download the albums for a modest fee. Get on board and support the bands and labels that are supporting you by providing their music on the Bandcamp platform.

Doomed & StonedThe Enchanter’s Ball (Second Anniversary Compilation) – sampler (released 14 July 2015 through Doomed & Stoned)

That one time at…Brewdle’s Bandcamp Besties!

The internet can be a wonderful thing, and Bandcamp.com is one of the greatest little corners of it. If you’re not aware of what Bandcamp is, then let me give you a very brief run down. It’s a platform for musos to sell and promote themselves directly to their adoring public, and it’s a place I spend a lot of time at, digging around for my next favourite band. So below are my spotlight artists for the month, get on and check em out.

For around $30 you can support the following five releases.

Listenable Records - sampler (released 8 July 2015 through Listenable Records)

Zodiac – Road Tapes Vol. 1 (Napalm Records)

A killer live album of heavy blues boogie from the German champions of the genre
Release Date: 
17 Apr 2015 - 12:24am

Recorded on their 2014 Sonic Child tour this is probably as close as I’m ever going to get to actually hearing these German blues metal masters in concert as they don’t strike me as the so

The Midnight Ghost Train – Cold Was The Ground (Napalm Records)

A collection of outstanding tunes that should see The Midnight Ghost Train's Cold Was The Ground on top of your must get purchases list
Release Date: 
28 Feb 2015 - 12:00pm

This is a powerful album, and will be a contender for my album of the year!

John Garcia on John Garcia...

Finally, after many years, we get a solo album...

John Garcia is wide awake and on the ball (well, running some lunch-time errands actually) but it’s 5:30am for me.

Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell - Don't Hear It...Fear It (Metal Blade Records / Rise Above Records)

Everything about this release oozes wickedness. It's a trippy throw back to 70s era stoner rock. The great thing about this album is that it doesn't feel dated. It feels frakking sweet!
Release Date: 
28 Aug 2012 (All day)