Finland’s Dark Buddha Rising Sign To Neurot Recordings


Neurot Recordings have announced they will release the next album from Finland’s ritualistic psych/doom outfit Dark Buddha Rising.

The follow-up to Dakhmandal, released in 2013 on Svart Records, will see the light of day later this year. Dark Buddha Rising commented: “We are more than honoured to be a part of the Neurot family. Their music has torn wounds so deep, that they still bleed the black blood of inspiration. We share the profound principle towards music as necessity of our existence in this universe. To proceed into the last cycle of the ennealogy with Neurot Recordings is a predestined path to spread the art of black psychedelia.”

Neurot Recordings added: “Dark Buddha Rising are one of the darkest trance inducing bands I have ever witnessed.  Neurosis was lucky enough to play several shows with them last year and each night I was completely hypnotized. This is true ritual music that should not be taken lightly. This is a deep, introspective conjuring of those aspects of ourselves that are uncomfortable to come face to face with, but necessary if we are to grow. We feel very lucky to be able to work with them on their next sonic rite.”

Dark Buddha Rising will be touring Europe this April with Mr. Peter Hayden, dubbed The Archmandal Tour, starting on April 19th in Bülach, Switzerland.


New Boris album due in June

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Tokyo rock titans Boris have completed their latest album, Noise, due for release in June via Sargent House.

Recorded by the classic trio line-up of drummer/vocalist Atsuo, guitarist/vocalist Wata and bassist/guitarist/vocalist Takeshi, the album follows their 2011 releases - New Album, Heavy Rocks and Attention Please - and 2013′s vinyl release Präparat. ”If we had to suggest just one album for those unfamiliar with Boris’ music, we will pick this for sure,” commented the band on the new LP.

Noise will hit the stores on June 17th , with Boris making a headline appearance at Desertfest, Electric Ballroom, London on 27th April.

Track listing:

01. Melody
02. Vanilla
03. Ghost of Romance
04. Heavy Rain
05. Taiyo no Baka
06. Angel
07. Quicksilver
08. Siesta

Check out Quicksilver now:

Boris were on the cover of Rock-A-Rolla issue 32! Available to order from our back issue store:

Corrosion Of Conformity Reveal New Album Details


Candlelight Records have announced June 23rd as the European release date for IX, the latest album from Corrosion Of Conformity.

Produced by the band and long-time associate John Custer, the ninth album from the North Carolina legends will be preceded by lead single On Your Way, available for download from May 13th.

“The making of IX was drawn out because of us having to step away to do other projects,” commented Mike Dean.  “I think being forced to step away kept us hungry and then being back on the case with deadlines casting a shadow gave us a ‘failure is no option’ vibe and that really helped the final product.”

“This album is another step forward for us,” adds Woody Weatherman.  “It seems like we keep heading more and more toward our rawer live sound with the studio recordings.”

IX follows C.O.C.’s self-titled comeback album, released in 2012.

The track listing is as follows:

1.  Brand New Sleep
2.  Elphyn
3.  Denmark Vesey
4.  The Nectar
5.  Interlude
6.  On Your Way
7.  Trucker
8.  The Hanged Man
9.  Tarquinius Superbus
10.  Who You Need To Blame
11.  The Nectar Revised

Corrosion Of Conformity were on the cover of Rock-A-Rolla issue 36! Available to order from our back issue store:

Exclusive stream: Zu ‘Goodnight, Civilization’

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As previously reported, Italian power trio Zu, now featuring The Locust’s drum maestro Gabe Serbian, return this April with a brand new vinyl-only EP entitled Goodnight, Civilization – and you can stream it here exclusively this week!  

The EP, featuring 3 new tracks including a cover of The Residents’ Easter Woman (with none other than Napalm Death’s Barney Greenway on vocals) marks Zu’s first new material since 2009’s Carboniferous  – voted Rock-A-Rolla’s Top Album of that year – and will be available from April 8th via La Tempesta Dischi and Trost.

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Zu were on the cover of Rock-A-Rolla issue 18, available to order HERE

Video alert: NOTHING ‘Bent Nail’


Photo: Shawn Brackbill

Following on from the release of their debut album, Guilty of Everything, NOTHING unveil the music video for album track Bent Nail. 

Directed by Don Argott, the man behind Lamb Of God doc As The Palaces Burn and films such as The Art Of The Steal and Rock School, the video features a cameo by fellow Philadelphian Kurt Vile. Watch it now:

Guilty of Everything is out now via Relapse Records – check out the interview with NOTHING in Rock-A-Rolla issue 48, available to order HERE

Faith No More, Black Sabbath, Soundgarden and more headed for Hyde Park this July


Faith No More are set to return to the live stage this year, with an announcement they will perform at this year’s British Summer Time festival, taking place in London’s historic Hyde Park.

The announcement lays to rest any speculation that Faith No More, who played their last show at Brixton Academy in 2012, have yet again called it quits, and they join Soundgarden, Motörhead, Soulfly and headliners Black Sabbath for a distinctly heavy Friday 4th July, with, er, McBusted headlining Sunday 6th July followed by Neil Young and Crazy Horse on Saturday 12th. The Rolling Stones famously played two shows last year at the festival.

The full Friday 4th July line-up is as follows:

Main Stage
Black Sabbath
Faith No More

The Barclaycard Theatre
Kobra and the Lotus
Broken Hands
The Bots

Village Hall
Bo Ningen
The Graveltones
Hang the Bastard
A Plastic Rose

Summer Stage
Rise to Remain
Blitz Kids
The Struts
The First

Ticket pre-sale starts 9am, April 2nd.

Tomahawk were on the cover of Rock-A-Rolla issue 41, available to order here:

Mike Patton was on the cover of issue 26, available to download in digital edition here:

Tombs return with Savage Gold


Photo: Jason Hellman

Brooklyn, New York’s Tombs, led by vocalist/guitarist Mike Hill, will release Savage Gold, their third album on Relapse Records, on June 10th (North America), June 9th (UK/Europe/World), and June 6th (Germany/Benelux/Finland).

Recorded and produced by Hate Eternal’s Erik Rutan, Savage Gold is said to “expand upon the moody post-punk foundations that Tombs’ prior albums explored while also bringing out the band’s most traditionally metal moments yet.” The artwork (below) was once again created by renowned tattooist Thomas Hooper.


Savage Gold Track Listing:

1. Thanatos
2. Portraits
3. Seance
4. Echoes
5. Deathtripper
6. Edge of Darkness
7. Ashes
8. Legacy
9. Severed Lives
10. Spiral

In stores now: Rock-A-Rolla issue 48!

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Rock-A-Rolla issue 48 out now!

On the cover: Neige talks shoegaze, Slowdive and Alcest’s latest album Shelter!

Inside: Stephen O’Malley discusses Sunn O))) & Ulver’s epic collaboration Terrestrials, plus in-depth interviews with Helms Alee, Bohren & Der Club Of Gore, NOTHING, Petrels, H A R K, Conan, Bly De Blyant!

Plus: Slint look back on their seminal 1991 album, Spiderland

Plus: over 100 album reviews, and much, much more!


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The Melvins’ Buzz Osborne releases full-length solo debut, This Machine Kills Artists

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Legendary Melvins frontman Buzz Osborne is set to release a solo album, entitled This Machine Kills Artists, this June.

The 17-track album marks Osborne’s first full-length solo release in his 30-plus-year career, and he is currently wrapping up his first ever solo dates in the U.S., with an extensive new North American tour to be announced shortly.

“I have no interest in sounding like a crappy version of James Taylor or a half-assed version of Woody Guthrie,” commented Osborne on the album, “which is what happens when almost every rock and roller straps on an acoustic guitar. No thanks… This Machine Kills Artists is a different kind of animal.”

This Machine Kills Artists hits the stores June 2nd via Ipecac. The tracklisting is as follows:

1. Dark Brown Teeth
2. Rough Democracy
3. Laid Back Walking
4. Drunken Baby
5. Vaulting Over A Microphone
6. New River
7. The Vulgar Joke
8. Everything’s Easy For You
9. The Ripping Driving
10. How I Became Offensive
11. Instrument of God
12. The Spoiled Brat
13. Illegal Mona
14. Good and Hostile
15. The Blithering Idiot
16. Useless King of the Punks
17. The Hesitation Twist

Melvins were on the cover of Rock-A-Rolla issue 27, while Dale Crover recently spoke in-depth about Houdini in issue 46 – both are available to order here:

R.I.P. Scott Asheton


Earlier this evening, Iggy Pop confirmed that The Stooges drummer Scott Asheton has passed away.

The full statement on Pop’s Facebook page reads as follows:


My dear friend Scott Asheton passed away last night.

Scott was a great artist, I have never heard anyone play the drums with more meaning than Scott Asheton. He was like my brother. He and Ron have left a huge legacy to the world. The Asheton’s have always been and continue to be a second family to me.

My thoughts are with his sister Kathy, his wife Liz and his daughter Leanna, who was the light of his life.

Iggy Pop”