Arrowhead – Coven of the Snake
Released July 12, 2019
Aussie rockers Arrowhead have just released their latest full length album on Ripple Music! Coven of the Snake is a hard rocking 70s style fuzzed out heavy record full of catchy grooves and riffs. Perfect for that summer backyard cookout or cruising down the highway with the top down. Orange crush all the way, baby!
Arrowhead have been around since 2009 and have shared the stage with Monster Magnet, Unida (featuring John Garcia), Earthless, Acid King, and Sasquatch, to name a few. Fans of Black Sabbath, Corrosion of Conformity, Alice and Chains will dig this great addition to the Ripple catalog!
Standout tracks: Coven of the Snake, Root of Evil, March of the Reptiles.
Clutch‘s Neil Fallon posted on social media this week that though the band is taking some “sorely needed” post-tour time off, they’ve gotten bored and recorded some new songs. These songs will released over the course of the summer and called the “Weathermaker Vault Series”.
The first of these releases is a cover of “Evil” by Willie Dixon and damn but if it isn’t as good as any commercial Clutch release! Surprise, I know. Love these guys.
The funky former drummer for legendary stoner rock band Kyuss has been steadily making 70s influenced groove rock for years, and his latest effort, Mankind Woman, may be his best. Thick and rich like the chocolate referenced in the killer opener “Chocolatize”, this album sways and swaggers with the best of them.
Mankind Woman was largely written by Bjork and longtime friend & fellow desert rocker Bubba Dupree, and includes guest appearances by Nick Oliveri and Sean Wheeler. If this came out in June instead of September it could have been a contender for album of the summer. It will make you move.
Standout tracks: “Chocolatize”, “Pisces”, “1968”. This is the soundtrack of the funky revolution.
Find the album here on Heavy Psych Sounds’ Bandcamp