Oxbow+Mistress

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OXBOW – (USA)
MISTRESS
+ FILM SCREENING OF ‘MUSIC FOR ADULTS’ a documentry about oxbows
exploits

OXBOW
the quiet kill off the country road, the time before the time when everything went wrong and the last 16 hours of that great love affair are the seminal beginnings of OXBOW. Designed to be the last aural will and testament of failed humanity, OXBOW actually garnered listeners from among the ranks of the fucked, with their 1990 release FUCKFEST (cfy/pathological). followed by KING OF THE JEWS (cfy), THE BALLS IN THEGREAT MEAT GRINDER COLLECTION (pathological), as well as LET ME BE A WOMAN (brinkman/crippled) and a dizzying travelogue into the land of the lost, SERENADE IN RED (crippled/SST), both recorded by the estimable STEVE ALBINI. And now three years into a new millennial kind of madness, OXBOW releases AN EVIL HEAT (neurot), recorded by GIBBS CHAPMANN (red house painters, faith no more) to an ever increasing critical acclaim.

“As loud as a slaughterhouse and almost as messy, and probably more cathartic than any release you’ll hear this year.” –Alternative Press Magazine

“(A) daredevil dive into the abyss of the abject.” The Wire

“When OXBOW explode it’s with a metaphysical heaviness, drawing in intangible elements, breathing with indescribable import, like a late-periodColtrane freakout” Careless Talk Costs Lives

“The greatest art rock band in the world.” VICE Magazine

www.theoxbow.com/

MISTRESS
“From the writhing social underbelly of darkest Birmingham, monstrous slabs of monolithic grinding doom sludge, drunken chaos, agonising slow mammoth sounds”
Metal Hammer

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Electric Wizard + Warhorse + Mistress

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Electric Wizard
Warhorse
Mistress

The last two years have been revoultionary for Ultra-Heavy Rock and Doom Metal. Massive attention is being given to the genre and some incredible albums have been released. Doom Godfather Wino (The Obsessed) brought us Spirit Caravan and guitar God Matt Pike (Sleep) gave us High On Fire. Eyehategod reformed, continuing their sickness and Electric Wizard pummeled us with low-end destruction. Well, it’s time to clear soom room in your Doom section next to the above mentioned classics. THE HEAVIEST ALBUM OF THE MILLENIUM HAS ARRIVED.

Destructive, brutal, black, death, doom sufficiently sums up the massive WarHorse sound. We’re talking riffs sooooo heavy, bass sooooo low, drums sooooo massive, you get the feeling of being beaten slowly with a wet mattress. However, WarHorse is definitely not a one trick pony (pun intended). They have contraasted this massive heaviness with a unique use of dynamics. One minute you’re drawn into a trance-like state with soft, dark, quiet passages. The next you’re violently struck by enormously bombastic dirge riffs. This extreme use of dynamics (read:loud/quiet) and dark atmospher even brings to mind the work of Slint or Pink Floyd. Call them the Slint of Sabbath. This technique is what sets apart WarHorse from the thousand of pretenders to the throne. Not only will this appeal to the doom/stoner rock crowd but the extreme heaviness and sinister vibe is being praised by death metal fans as well. A truly classic debut album that will be talked about and praised for a long time to come!

To find out more check:
www.southernrecords.com

Fans of sludge-heavy riffing doom need no introduction to Electric Wizard. They’re all about Sabbath, H.P. Lovecraft, murder, and copious amounts of weed.
To find out more check:
www.riseaboverecords.com/electricwizard/

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