Zander's blog

Progressive Metal in 2014 (Long Post!)

Ok, so I admit I'm long to report out what happened at Doom in June. Let's just say that I have some pictures and I will report out. Long story short, I got food poisoning in Baker, California, driving from Long Beach to Las Vegas. Next time I will go to the Mad Greek in Baker and not short change that depressing town by going to fucking Burger King. Yes, I am absolutely clear that Burger King in Baker gave me food poisoning.

Additional Links: 

Doom in June Lineup

From the Doom in June Facebook page:
June 6th and 7th:

Acid Witch, BigElf, Black Prism, Christian Mistress, Deathkings, Demon Lung, Funerary, Godhunter, Ides of Gemini, Lotus, My Ruin, Night Demon, November's Doom, Pale Divine, Satan's Host, Secrets of the Sky, SpiralArms, Spiritual Shepherd, Spun in Darkness, Trapped Within Burning Machinery, Whores of Tijuana, Wounded Giant

I've been in contact with Marco who's putting on the show, and I'll post a schedule of which bands are playing in which time slots when it's made available to me.

Additional Links: 

Doom in June 2014

I went to Doom in June 2011 to loan one of our amps to Kent Stump of the band Wo Fat. Had an awesome time! When it came time to see about the followup, there was no Doom in June in 2012. Being out of the loop, I ended up missing 2013. This year, I'm going!

I got two beefs with the Cheyenne Saloon as a venue:
1.) They have these inconvenient pool tables in inconvenient places that make watching the bands less than optimal.
2.) The beer is warm.

Image of 2014 Doom in June flyer
Additional Links: 

Current Doom Works too!

Just found this! Very pleased.

Released in 2013: Black Oath. Nice tempo. Good (not great) vocal harmonies. No banshee screaming or cookie monster. If this is their freshman effort, I expect great things from them in their future. I'll be putting these guys on the short list for my next purchase.

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pGrRjBvTZo

Enjoy!

Additional Links: 

sHEAVY

Formed in 1993 in St. Johns, Newfoundland, Canada, Sheavy (or sHEAVY) has an incredible sound. Clearly they love themselves some Black Sabbath. I looked them up because I wanted to hear a tune of theirs and had forgotten just how much I like them. "Synchronized" is the tune linked below:

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdOS1JcNTVw
Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheavy

Additional Links: 

Finnish Doom Rockers: Supertzar

I found these guys a couple of years ago. Great tone. Great distortion. Great vocals. Powerful. I liked them so much, that while it was possible to just download their music, I made a point of purchasing their work. Love the album art. Love the songs. Everytime I hear the vocals I'm amazed.

Bandcamp: http://supertzarstoned.bandcamp.com/

Additional Links: 

Pages