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!
German based band wolf prayer release their debut album, ‘Echoes of the Second Sun’ this coming Friday, July 5th.
From the sound of ‘Desert,’ the recently released ‘sampler’ track from the album, one could be forgiven for describing the band as being of ‘stoner’ persuasion. But wolf prayer won’t commit to this tagging, although not completely denying it either. The album, I’m assured, contains some surprising tracks. I’m intrigued.
For now though, I’m happy to have ‘Desert‘ on repeat-play. It has a really expansive feel to it, incorporating as it does, elements of stoner (yes) psychedelia, space rock and heavy blues.
“Our second single ‘Desert’ reflects the feeling of being alone and wandering through an empty desert with no specific destination in mind.” the band explains. “Friends and family members would like to help you, to find back onto the “right path”, but you keep asking yourself: “Is this really the right path for me?” Everybody can identify itself with this situation or mindset at some point in life: the feeling of being the only one getting beaten down, to lose your grip. But in the end you are not the only one experiencing this, and you are never totally alone.”
That, my friends, is a quick five and half minutes!
(The album ‘Echoes of the Second Sun,‘ is released on 5th July 2019, via Barhill Records.)