Canadian Stoner Metal Festival 420 Music & Arts Open To Band Submissions

Big Rock Brewery & Metalheads United are proud to announce they will be presenting a 2018 edition of the 420 Music & Arts Festival in Calgary, AB after a successful inaugural expo and concert series this past April.

Submissions for bands to perform at the 2018 420 Music & Arts Festival on April 19th, 20th, and 21st are now open and will close on August 31st, 2017. Applications can be submitted here.

This year’s festival will also be expanding its line up from stoner rock/stoner metal, doom, psychedelic and heavy blues to also include reggae, ska, blues, R&B and hip-hop.

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Diarchy Streaming Full “Here Lost We Lie” Album

India-based stoner metal group Diarchy recently released debut full-length album “Here Lost We Lie,” which is now available at Bandcamp here or can be streamed in the player below. The full track listing is as follows:

1. Love 03:04
2. Bulldoper 05:35
3. Gunpowder 05:52
4. Rorschach 07:36
5. Here Lost We Lie 05:01
6. Joy & Sorrow 03:42
7. Wallflower 04:05

Here Lost We Lie by Diarchy

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Battalions Signs With Black Bow Records

British sludge/stoner metal band Battalions just signed with Black Bow Records to release an upcoming second full-length album.

To celebrate this signing, the label will re-release “Nothing to Lose” on February 27th 2017. The release will be digital only and made available on all major platforms including Spotify and Bandcamp.

The band commented: “We are beyond happy that we have joined the stellar roster that is Black Bow Records for the release of ‘Nothing to Lose.’ Having recorded this at Skyhammer Studios, the home of Black Bow, and in to record the second album there again in February, we cannot wait to work more with Black Bow Records and push the band further out into the world!”

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Desertfest Adds Arabrot, Alkderdeel, And Komatsu To 2016 Lineup

The organizers of the Desertfest Belgium festival have checked in with this announcement about adding more bands to this year’s lineup:

“You might have thought we had nothing more in store after the three double whammy of Red Fang, Goat, and Graveyard, but Desertfest always has a few tricks left up the sleeve.

“So with this last announcement we fill in the holes in the Desertfest program – which is not to say these bands are filler! With Arabrot and Alkerdeel, we present you with some of the most exciting and original metal to be crafted in Europe. Arabrot has most definitively made their mark on the heavy music scene, and make sure to check Alkerdeel live, as they are one of the most exciting Belgian bands you’ll hear.

“Finally, the last name to make the DF Antwerp 2016 bill is the Dutch powerhouse Komatsu. Straight up stoner metal for sure – but if Desertfest is not the place for that, we don’t know what is!

“And that’s a wrap. Now all you have to do is sit back and relax… no strike that: check if you have your ticket booked, travel arrangements made… and THEN sit back, relax and count the days until DESERTFEST ANTWERP 2016!”

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Hollow Leg Streaming New Track “Electric Veil”

U.S. stoner metal outfit Hollow Leg today releases the first single from forthcoming album “Crown.” The song “Electric Veil” can be streamed in full below.

Mixed by Sanford Parker and mastered by Collin Jordan, “Crown” is a huge step forward for the Floridian band, now featuring plenty of aggressive headiness with some southern groove.

“Crown” will be released March 4th by Argonauta Records and available in a first limited edition “Beer/Swamp Green” splatter vinyl. Pre-orders are up here.

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ASG Posts “Mourning Of The Earth” Music Video

The North Carolina stoner rockers from ASG have shared a new music video for their track “Mourning Of The Earth,” taken from the 2013 release “Blood Drive.”

Directed by Jason Lynn, the video is taken from one of ASG’s recent live performances in their hometown of Wilmington, NC earlier this year, and features the band tearing through the ripping stoner metal anthem.

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Rooms Of Ruin Posts “Vertical Geographies” Video

Middletown, NY sludge/stoner metal band Rooms of Ruin has released a music video for the track “Vertical Geographies” that comes off latest album “Into The Black.”

“Intro The Black” was released independently in late 2014, while the video was directed and edited by Ignacio Orellana. Check it out below.

Formed in Early 2011, Rooms of Ruin began as a side project for Cabal 34 members Ken F. (Ex Morpheus Descends) Dave M. and Annie Terror (Ex Casket Architects) when they wanted to explore a slower, sludgier sound.

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Twingiant Streaming New Song “Daisy Cutter”

Phoenix-based sludge/stoner metal band Twingiant has teamed up with The Sludgelord to premiere new track “Daisy Cutter.” Give it a listen below.

Taken from new album “Devil Down,” the “Daisy Cutter” track showcases why the band has been generating buzz since a recent appearance at Southwest Terror Fest. “Devil Down” is due to be released on December 2nd, 2014.

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Hypergiant Posts “Rookwood Lurch” Music Video

After several months of shooting, gallons of fake blood, and about 50 pizzas, Hypergiant has finally released the first promotional music video from the debut “Planetcracker” EP.

Check out the stoner metal mayhem (with plenty of undead) through the “Rookwood Lurch” video below. The “Planetcracker” track listing is as follows:

1. Planetcracker 04:40
2. Rookwood Lurch 05:37
3. Swampfoot 04:08
4. Shitwizard 07:44

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Return From The Grave Posts “Words In Words” Video

The stoner doomsters in Return From The Grave today release an official video for the single “Words in Words.” Check out the blend of stoner metal and occult rock below.

The song is now also available through Bandcamp here as a teaser for the upcoming album “Gates of Nowhere.” The new release is due out in early June via Argonauta Records.

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