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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!

HIGH FIGHTER: ‘Champain.’

Hamburg’s Sludge Metalists, High Fighter are set to unleash their second album on the unsuspecting world come the end of July 2019.

I say ‘unsuspecting,’ for ‘Champain’ is likely to surprise even some of their diehard fans with this brutal follow-up to their 2014 debut EP, ‘The Goat Ritual,‘ and first LP, ‘Scars and Crosses‘ which gained them so much attention two years later.

Whereas their previous album was laden with big, heavy riffs with stoner / blues influences rising to the fore, ‘Champain‘ is sounding much more brutal; more angry. It’s not for taking any prisoners, that’s for sure!

So that fans and interested observers alike can brace themselves for the full album onslaught at the end of July, High Fighter have kindly released two singles. Both showcase vocalist Mona Miluski’s incredible range, veering from Death Metal growls and mean screams to her Stoner Rock, Soul and Blues roots.


The first, ‘Before I Disappear‘ came out in May of this year, and now the follow-up, ‘Dead Gift,’ has been made available. Both can be purchased, and the album pre-ordered, via the band’s Bandcamp page.

But you can listen to them both right here and now.

‘Champain’ will be released on July 26th 2019 via Argonauta Records.
Make that note in your diary
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