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10Jan/12Off

DOWNLOAD: LOG – LOG’s Second Album

Posted by Lachlan

LOG - LOG's Second AlbumLOGare an experiment in excessive, down-trodden heaviness: their lumbering stoner grooves are infused with monolithic slabs of thick, de-tuned sludge. At their height LOG were one of the heaviest and catchiest party bands on the face of the earth – an unholy marriage of Blood Duster, Eyehategod, Weedeater and highly sexualised high-energy rock and roll.

Let the wild, unbridled energy of LOG’s sludge doom rock kick your next party into a blood orgy of swinging slam dancing and intense sexual thrusting. You will not regret it.

So download this shit, fool. This is heaviest, classiest sludge you are ever going to hear – AND IT’S FREE!

LOG’s Second Album was recorded in Sydney in 2002 and originally released through Highbeam Music in 2003. Nowdays LOG’s members are now scattered across the Australian stoner highlights Looking Glass and Pod People, as well as Boonhorse, Veebees, Disavow and Shifter.

11Oct/11Off

COUGH (USA) to engulf Sydney in a haze of bong smoke this weekend

Posted by Lachlan

Cough 2011 Australian TourI'd be hard pressed to think of a recent album more fantastically depressing, crushing and suffocating than Cough's Ritual Abuse. The good news for all of Australia is that Cough are currently on tour as part of 666 Entertainment's Doomsday Festival. Definitely one not to miss!

Also, be sure to check out Cough's interview in this weeks Drum Media.

Sydney-siders can catch Cough this weekend at these two dates:

Doomsday Festival 2011
Saturday 15 October at Sandringham Hotel

  • Cough (USA)
  • Clagg (VIC)
  • Pod People (ACT)
  • Summonus
  • Looking Glass (ACT)
  • Daredevil
  • Mother Mars
  • The Devil Rides Out
  • Rituals of the Oak

Doors at 3pm, entry $30.

Facebook event: http://on.fb.me/oJQtJr

Sunday 16 October at Sandringham Hotel

  • Cough (USA)
  • Boonhorse (ACT) - album launch
  • Arrowhead - album launch
  • Adrift for Days
  • Birdmouth
  • Lomera

Doors at 3pm, entry $20.

Facebook event: http://on.fb.me/oDYaAH

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17Aug/09Off

The aftermath of Doomsday Festival

Posted by Lachlan

After successful festivals in Melbourne and Canberra, 666 Entertainment's Doomsday Festival finally came to Sydney last weekend. And after all the hype it definitely didn't disappoint.

After suffering a number of venue changes (from The Bald Face Stag to The Town and Country Hotel to the Sandringham Hotel) and a minor line-up shuffle that saw Pod People and Blarke Bayer’s Black Widow pull-out in return for yet another Fattura Della Morte reformation, everything ran smoothly on the night. Ivan's work in keeping 10 bands who specialise in long, droning sets with plenty of potential to overrun their designated time slots was impressive.

Boonhorse played a solid set of catchy, bass-heavy sludge rock, and I also really enjoyed Fattura Della Morte's set - which was a first for me. My personal highlights were Space Bong's relentless droning stoner/doom in a set which was their best show within New South Wales, and - not suprisingly - Looking Glass who absolutely stole the show once again. It's awesome to have seen a band like Looking Glass gather up a solid Sydney following over the last 12 months. It is extremely well deserved.

All day I'd been hearing about this two-piece Agonhymn. They were spoken about in hushed, reverent tones - and I became really keen to check them out. However, I ran over to Brian Campeau's CD launch at The Macquarie Hotel in Surry Hills to find that show sold out; and Agonhymn finished by the time I got back to the Sando. Lame.

All in all it was a fantastic festival and definitely the best local show in recent memory. Cheers to Nathan of 666 Entertainment for organising such a great line-up and giving so many bands a well deserved platform of doom. Check out some videos of the festival below; and maybe keep an eye on our Grindhead Records YouTube channel - I'm going to start throwing up more and more shows on there. I've recently thrown up some clips from Captain Cleanoff, Space Bong, Michael Crafter, Boonhorse, Dining in Tuscany and Looking Glass up there.

http://www.youtube.com/user/grindheadrecords

Space Bong at Doomsday NSW 2009

Boonhorse - Beau Bag at Doomsday NSW 2009

Boonhorse - Flight of the Boonadactyl at Doomsday NSW 2009

14Aug/09Off

Doomsday, High and Dry and Soundwave

Posted by Lachlan

A few words about three upcoming - and radically different - festivals; Doomsday, High And Dry and Soundwave.

Doomsday Festival
First up; Doomsday hits Sydney tomorrow. To answer the rumours; yes unfortunately both Pod People and Blarke Bayer's (of Grey Datura's I believe) Black Widow have had to pull out of the festival. They have been replaced by Fattura Della Morte; who will once more be reforming to play one of their "final shows ever".

Here is the final line-up and set times. Doors open at the Sandringham Hotel in Newtown at 4pm and entry is now $20 (since Ivan of 666 Entertainment thought it wasn't fair to keep the price as is without Pod People, and because he's just an all-around nice guy).

Sore: 4:15 - 4:45
Fattura Della Morte: 5:05 - 5:35
Space Bong: 5:55 - 6:25
Dread: 6:45 - 7:15
Boonhorse: 7:35 - 8:05
Summonus: 8:25 - 8:55
Looking Glass: 9:15 - 9:45
Agonhymn: 10:05 - 10:40
Clagg: 11:00 - 11:45

I'll definitely be there; however I'll be heading off towards the end to see the amazing Sydney-based singer/songwriter Brian Campeau launch his new album 'Mostly Winter, Sometimes Spring' at The Macquarie Hotel in Surry Hills.

http://www.myspace.com/doomsdayfestaustralia

Soundwave Festival
Next; the line-ups for both High And Dry festival and Soundwave are impressive. Soundwave have secured my interest by promising Faith No More, Meshuggah, Isis and Baroness. I never expected to ever go to one of those awful festivals; but I think this year might just be an essential.

http://www.soundwavefestival.com/

High and Dry Festival
Lastly, the High and Dry line-up already includes such fantastic local acts as The Crooked Fiddle Band, Squid, Svelt, Juke Baritone and the Swamp Dogs, Charlie and the Maddox Factory, Brackets, The Bakery, Monk Fly, Fuji Collective and The Phonies. Early bird tickets are only $120, so hook one up if you want a dose of killer local independent music.

http://www.highanddryfestival.net/

17Jun/09Off

Doomsday 2009 Line-Up for NSW, VIC & ACT!

Posted by Lachlan

Those cool doomed cats of 666 Entertainment have put together one killer festival of stoner, psychedelic, dtone, sludge and doom bands. Dubbed Doomsday, the festival will do the rounds at the Northcote Social Club in Melbourne, The ANU Bar in Canberra and The Bald Faced Stag in Sydney.

This years line-up features some of my favourite Australian bands, including Pod People, Grey Daturas, Clagg, Looking Glass, Space Bong, Summonus and Boonhorse. This definitely looks like a show that you do not want to miss. I know I can't wait for it. Check out the full line-up for each show below. Doooooooooooooooooooooom.

Melbourne Sat 1st August
The Northcote Social Club
$25 - Doors at 4:30pm
Pod People
The Grey Daturas
Clagg
Agonhymn
Heirs
Looking Glass
Summonus
Dread
Space Bong
Boonhorse

Canberra – Sat 8th August
The ANU Bar
$25 - Doors at 4:30pm
Pod People
Looking Glass
The Grey Daturas
Agonhymn
Clagg
Summonus
Dread
Sore
Space Bong
Encircling Sea

Sydney - Sat 15th August
The Bald Faced Stag Hotel
$25 - Doors at 4:30pm
Pod People
Agonhymn
Summonus
Clagg
The Grey Daturas
Looking Glass
Boonhorse
Space Bong
Dread
Sore

http://www.myspace.com/doomsdayfestaustralia
http://www.myspace.com/666entertainment

13Mar/09Off

TONIGHT: Summonus CD launch with Looking Glass or Summer Slaughter

Posted by Lachlan

Looking GlassThere are actually three interesting shows going down tonight in Sydney. First up, those lovable scamps over at Soundworks Touring have the Summer Slaughter tour (in Autumn) going on at the Manning Bar with Necrophagist, Dying Fetus, Aborted and The Faceless.

Then Sydney stoner/doom outfit Summonus are holding their EP launch at the Sandringham Hotel in Newtown. Joining them is the fucking amazing stoner rock group Looking Glass (ACT), the inimintable dual bass groove of Boonhorse (ACT) who you might recognise as their past incarnation LOG, and last of all the grim Sydney doomers Fattura Della Morte. That's definitely where I'll be.

Last of all, if punk is more you thing you've got the 'Maggotsville Crew' of Deathcage, Repo Man and Taipan playing up at the Lansdowne Hotel. Those bands really seem to play twice a week at times.

http://www.myspace.com/summonusaustralia
http://www.myspace.com/lookingglassoz
http://www.myspace.com/fatturadellamorte
http://www.myspace.com/boonhorse
http://www.myspace.com/666entertainment

Summonus EP Launch

Summer Slaughter Tour

   

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