Red Sparowes + Mothertrucker + Head of Wantastiquet

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Red Sparowes

 Creating epic instrumental songs that are given room to breath they allow you to fully immerse yourself in their world. Red Sparowes are brutally heavy and have no need to rely on any hackneyed riff to pummel you into submission. Their cascading sound owes as much to Goblin as it does to Sabbath. Featuring Bryant Clifford-Meyer of the recently disbanded ISIS.
http://www.myspace.com/redsparowes

 

Mothertrucker

Mothertrucker have been combining the riff power of Sabbath and Kyuss, the quiet menace of Slint and Mogwai and the epic ambience of Isis and Pelican to create a powerful rock onslaught since 2003 and are still rolling. The band have released a number of records in that time, including the album Trebuchet released by Argghh records in France, and have shared the stage with the likes of Boris, Mono, 27, Jesu, Aereogramme and Truckfighters.

http://www.myspace.com/mothertrucker

Head of Wantastiquet
The alter ego of American musician Paul Labrecque, now residing in Belgium.

He has recorded several solo albums and collaborations (with Chris Corsano and Valerie Webb) and he plays and records with the bohemian group Sunburned Hand of the Man. His new album under the Head of Wantastiquet moniker is set for release on Conspiracy Records in October 2010.

Historically, aesthetically, sonically, his new work bears genuine comparison to ‘American Primitivism’. It’s a mix of psychedelic banjo hymns, apocalyptic space folk and incredible drugged out soul whispers.

http://www.myspace.com/headofwantastiquet

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Grails + Windscale + Mothertrucker

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Grails is evocative, sinuous and unpredictable – like all great music should be. So, it stands to reason that nearly everything written about the instrumental band’s music expounds on how much it reminds listeners of particular experiences, sights, moods or dreams. People react emotionally to the Portland, Oregon quintet’s powerfully evocative songs because they compel us to fill the gap between music and language. To quote one 20th Century sage, ‘instrumental music is Total Music’ There’s no voice to quaintly tell us how we should feel, only the emotive musical force moving us to understand and empathize.

 

www.grailsongs.com/

 

Windscale was formed in 2005 as the musical arm of the Birmingham based Circuit Bending company “Happy Robot”, and Guitar Effect Pedal company “Ghost” which are both run by Ian Sherwen. Needing some way of showcasing Ian’s handmade devices in a musical recording and performance context, Windscale seemed an ideal solution. Bassist Neil McAuley (Seeland) joined in 2006, leading to the recording of 2 albums – “Schwarzes Ei” in 2007, and “Conflicts in Time” in 2008.
In 2009 drummer Neil Spragg (Omnia Opera/Sand) joined making the band a 3 piece further emphasising the influence of Neu and Galaxie 500 on their sound.

www.myspace.com/00windscale00
www.happyrobotmusic.co.uk

 

Mothertrucker have been combining the riff power of Sabbath and Kyuss, the quiet menace of Slint and Mogwai and the epic ambience of Isis and Pelican to create a powerful rock onslaught since 2003 and are still rolling. The band have released a number of records in that time, including the album Trebuchet released by Argghh records in France, and have shared the stage with the likes of Boris, Mono, 27, Jesu, Aereogramme and Truckfighters. 
http://www.myspace.com/mothertrucker

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Baroness + Alabaster Suns + Mothertrucker

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Savannah, Georgia’s Baroness blow the lid off their cauldron of hall of fame riffs on their first record for Relapse and debut full-length titled Red Album. With a sound built upon a resolute sense of purpose and shaped by hundreds of explosive live shows, Baroness position themselves at the forefront of heavy music with an epic album that is at once powerful, expressive, confident, and commanding. Red Album sees the band expand its sonic vision; colossal riffs and haunting vocals roll like thunder across epic songs spanning both the intense and the sublime. As the Red Album proves, Baroness’ formidable reputation proceeds them for a reason.
http://www.myspace.com/yourbaroness

Alabaster Suns – ex members of Capricorns
http://www.myspace.com/alabastersuns

Mothertrucker have been combining the riff power of Sabbath and Kyuss, the quiet menace of Slint and Mogwai and the epic ambience of Isis and Pelican to create a powerful rock onslaught since 2003 and are still rolling. The band have released a number of records in that time, including the album Trebuchet released by Argghh records in France, and have shared the stage with the likes of Boris, Mono, 27, Jesu, Aereogramme and Truckfighters.  A new album of epic material is to be recorded in March to be released soon after.
http://www.myspace.com/mothertrucker
Poster by Ben Javens

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MONO + JESU + MOTHERTRUCKER

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Throughout their six-year career, this Japanese quartet has ascended consistently in both popularity and critical acclaim. But still elusive is the successful translation of their powerful and violently beautiful live performances to their recordings, until now. This band isn’t heavy like Black Sabbath. They’re heavy like Beethoven.
http://www.myspace.com/monojp

Someone whos wielded an influence on the estimable likes of Neurosis and Ministry and even Korn, living legend Justin Broadrick (Godflesh, Final, Techno Animal, et. al.) brings us his most intensely personal offering to date in Jesu. Combing a wounding groove with a soul-wounded clean-tenor, Broadricks latest muse burrows deep into the corpus and then starkly paints with repose and resignation. Enigmas never rest, and neither does Jesu.
http://www.myspace.com/officialjesu

Formed in October 2003 Mothertrucker is Charlie Butler (Guitar), Tom Moffat (Bass), James Davison (Drums), Chris Scrivens (Guitar) and Bruce Goodenough (Guitar) from Birmingham in the UK.

With influences coming from a wide range of bands like Black Sabbath, Kyuss, Mogwai, Tool, Slint, Red Sparowes, Pelican & Isis; Mothertrucker blend together the harshness of metal, the ambience, texture and lulling nature of post-rock, the groove and rolling rhythms of stoner rock and the gruesome dark feelings of doom with the aim of fusing all this into one as a truly cohesive sound.

http://www.myspace.com/mothertrucker

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