Tag Archives: heavy blues

RED STONE CHAPEL: ‘Squid Limbo.’

Wow! I absolutely love this!

I work outdoors and received notice of this release by phone earlier today. A new band to me; new music – I couldn’t wait to get home and write about it.

I knew nothing about Red Stone Chapel before today, and now, as I sit poised in front of my laptop, I realise I still don’t know much about them!

They have been on the go since 2009, apparently, but I believe that having signed a worldwide record deal with Argonauta Records, they will soon release the FIRST full length album. You’d think they’d be shouting about this from the rooftops, but no – the German based sludge-meisters are keeping details well and truly under wraps for the time being.

(I suppose when you’ve waited ten years to release your first full album, what difference is a couple more months going to make?)

Asked to comment on the forthcoming release, the band said:
“It’s kind of like a picture of Nietzsche on coke having a threesome with Kratos from God of War and H. R. Giger in the library of Alexandria. But you can listen to it.

Yup. Truth.

What Red Stone Chapel have done, however, is release this single as a bit of a teaser. ‘



Squid Limbo,’ (no, me neither!) is like a lesson on heavy rock history. You want to hear some heavy blues? Play ‘Squid Limbo.’ You want to hear some straight-up classic rock? Play ‘Squid Limbo.’ You want some Southern Rock? Some Black Crowes? What about Death Metal growls? Flashes of prog rock guitar? BIG heavy riffs, obviously. Goes without saying, right? Pounding drums. ….

Hell yeah!

KAL-EL: ‘Witches of Mars.’

Music doesn’t get much heavier than this! Norwegian stoners Kal-El are set to unleash their storming fourth studio album, ‘Witches of Mars.

OK, it’s a few months away, on October 4th, but the title track has been made available as of now. And it’s a doozy!

Heavy touring schedules over the seven years since their inception have seen the band’s stock rise, release after release, and ‘Witches of Mars‘ is set to continue the trend.

Build on a foundation of heavy (very heavy) bass, Kal-El surround themselves with massive walls of sound that incorporate doom, blues rock, psyche and space rock. Basically, all the good elements of Rock in general! The result is a slow moving juggernaut of noise – monstrous on one hand but oh so sweet on the other!

(‘Witches of Mars‘ – the album – will be released on 4th October via Argonauta Records.