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.
This is the big one! Four years in the making with my partners in crime Troy Jay Adams and Jay Hale, with the help of drummers Michael Andrew and Kendall Bishop. A true labor of love and we’re so happy to share it with the world. It’s been called “killer”, a “masterpiece”, and likened to Ozzy, Megadeth, and Queensryche. We hope you love it as much as we do!
I came, I saw, I bought the whole digital discography! Another gem in a long string of semi-random finds from either YouTube recommendations, Bandcamp feeds, or the actual ‘you gotta hear this!’ posts in the Waveriders FaceBook group I belong to. (In this case, the latter.)
Puta Volcano from Athens, Greece is a heavy blues band with one foot in the Stoner Rock genre, just great heavy rock that grabs you by the hair and bangs your head while you trip.
I am absolutely loving this new wave of heavy female fronted bands. I can’t stop listening to the likes of High Priestess, Holy Grove, Witchcryer, Year of the Cobra, and countless others that have all seemingly suddenly come into their own. And yes I am 100% tossing Puta Volcano into this list, all hail the queens!