I’m not sure what it is, but I keep finding these great heavy bands coming out of Italy and Greece, like Messa, Puta Volcano, and now Villagers of Ioannina City from — of course — Ioannina City, Greece. I wouldn’t necessarily call it stoner or psych rock, it’s really just King Buffalo style majestic, epic rock and roll.
Self-described as ‘post-rock with a dose of Greek folk traditional music’, Villagers of Ioannina City have delivered with their second full-length album a masterful opus of sweeping rock soundscapes that subtly incorporates elements of traditional Greek folk music into its heavy tales of gods and the grandeur of nature and history. If you like epic, majestic rock, give this a spin.
I’m not even sure how I stumbled across this but bless Bandcamp for helping me find the most amazing music from around the world every day. This album from Berlin rockers Scream of the Butterfly sounds like a cross between QUOTSA and Stone Temple Pilots, with a dash of Deep Purple sprinkled in for fun.
Modern rock and roll with a 90s groove and little melodic pop edge a winning combination in IGNITION. Standout tracks: Solid Ground Shaking, Missed the Brake, Liquor Store.
My good friends Rolling Vertigo and I have done a killer cover of a Cult classic! You may remember Deb from our previous covers Missionary Man and She Bop. This time her hubs Brian, who mastered The Answer is None joins us on drums and mixed the song as well. Rounding out the foursome is Joe Verdi on Bass. Enjoy!