• ROCK-A-ROLLA Issue 59!

    ROCK-A-ROLLA Issue 59! On the cover: “I don’t need a fucking union official telling me how much I should work – they can kiss my ass.” The legendary Melvins return […]

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  • ROCK-A-ROLLA ISSUE 58!

    Issue 58 out now! On the cover: Drone/avant-metal titans Sunn O))) return with their latest masterpiece Kannon! Inside: In-depth interviews with Church Of Misery, Oranssi Pazuzu, Swans’ Norman Westberg, Seven […]

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  • Kaada/Patton To Release Bacteria Cult This April

    Mike Patton and Norwegian composer John Kaada are set to release Bacteria Cult this April, the pair’s first album in 12 years. The record marks the follow-up to 2004’s Romances, […]

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  • ROCK-A-ROLLA Issue 57!

    ROCK-A-ROLLA Issue 57! On the cover: UK’s mighty cult heroes Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats! Inside: Cathedral/Napalm Death legend Lee Dorrian returns with his brand new project, With The Dead! Plus […]

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  • Sunn O))) Announce Brand New Studio Album ‘Kannon’

    Photo: Peter Beste Drone behemoths SunnO))) have announced they will release their latest studio album, Kannon, on December 4th via Southern Lord. Consisting of three pieces – Kannon 1, 2 […]

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Pelican sign to Southern Lord

Chicago’s influential post-metallers Pelican have signed to Southern Lord, marking a move from their long-term home Hydra Head. The band are currently recording an EP at Red Room studios in Seattle, the first release for the label, with a full-length to follow in the near future. According to guitarist Trevor De Brauw the new material will be “heavier, darker and […]

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SunnO))) prep Monoliths & Dimensions

SunnO))) have completed their long-awaited new studio album, entitled Monoliths & Dimensions. The album was recorded during 2007 and 2008 with Randall Dunn and, as previously reported, features a host of collaborators, including Eyvind Kang, Oren Ambarchi, Jessika Kenney, Attila Csihar and Dylan Carlson, amongst others. Described by the band as “probably the most musical piece we’ve done and also […]

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Big Business return with Mind The Drift

Big Business, aka one half of Melvins, will release their next LP, Mind The Drift, in April. The band, now featuring long-time compatriot Toshi Kasai on guitar, recorded the album with producer Phil Ek during summer ’08 in Seattle with the final mixing and vocals completed in November in Los Angeles. The album will once again be released by Hydra […]

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ISSUE 18 OUT NOW!

Featuring:   Zu – Italy’s finest talk avant rock, jazz, hardcore, Patton and their latest, possibly greatest, album Carboniferous! Dälek – Avant hip-hop outfit return with Gutter Tactics! Gnaw – former Khanate frontman Alan Dubin discusses his latest creation! Mike Patton and Melvins live special – massive live reviews of the Patton/Melvins curated Nightmare Before Christmas festival, plus Melvins 1983 […]

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Shrinebuilder complete debut album

Shrinebuilder, the supergroup featuring Wino (St Vitus, The Obsessed), Scott Kelly (Neurosis), Al Cisneros (Om, Sleep), and Dale Crover (Melvins), have completed their long-awaited, self-titled debut. The band recorded with long-time Melvins/Big Business associate Toshi Kasai between January 9th and January 12th, and the album is slated for a summer 2009 release on Neurot Recordings.   www.neurotrecordings.com

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R.I.P. Ron Asheton

Ron Asheton, the legendary guitarist behind The Stooges, was found dead at his home in Ann Arbor, on 6th January. Universally hailed as one of the most influential guitarists of all time, Asheton founded the seminal band, widely considered to be the godfathers of punk rock, with his brother Scott on drums, Dave Alexander on bass and Iggy Pop on […]

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Zombi release Spirit Animal

Prog/synth duo Zombi will release their latest album, Spirit Animal, via Relapse in February. The follow-up to 2006’s Surface To Air is described as a progression from their previous releases, with more prominent guitars adding new layers to their signature Tangerine Dream-inspired synth sound. The tracklisting is as follows:   1. Spirit Animal 2. Spirit Warrior 3. Earthly Powers 4. Cosmic Powers […]

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Wolves In The Throne Room return with Black Cascade

Avant black metal outfit Wolves In The Throne Room have completed work on their latest album, Black Cascade. The band’s third full-length, the follow-up to 2007’s acclaimed Two Hunters, was produced by the ubiquitous Randall Dunn and is scheduled for a late March release. The album will be preceded by a limited edition picture disc entitled Malevolent Grain on Conspiracy […]

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Greg Anderson reveals details of upcoming SunnO))) album

  Greg Anderson talks exclusively to Rock-A-Rolla about the upcoming SunnO))) opus, due for release in Spring 2009.     “The album is coming along…slowly” Greg tells us. “This is definitely the longest we have spent making a record. We didn’t put any boundaries or limits on this whilst planning or working on it so it has developed very naturally.”      The album, […]

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New Desert Sessions, QOTSA reissue

Josh Homme is planning a host of releases in 2009. First up is the Desert Sessions Best Of compilation, featuring a selection of cuts from the Sessions released over the years. The CD is expected in March via Ipecac Recordings. The same month will also see Ipecac’s re-release of the first, self-titled, Queens Of The Stone Age album, originally released […]

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