Thanks to Eric from Switchblade Jesus for putting this together for us!
Hey folks, we’re gonna try our hat at actual blogging and not just my occasional posting here on the website. So from now on all of our news and other goodies will be over at http://gripofdelusion.tumblr.com/
As we march ever forward to become the best-est-est sludge, stoner, doom internet radio station on the planet, we bring to you our first podcast from Chile!
Stay Stoned Radio (<< click for fb page) is a new podcast, but the setlists show that this will be another show you will want to make sure you tune in to(like all of our shows).
You can check them out here on Saturdays at 1pm Eastern!
Things have been busy (as always) here at the Grip Of Delusion camp, but I wanted to take a moment to introduce you to 2 new additions to our show lineup. Technically 3 shows, but that third one is from me, so we’ll mention that later.
We’re starting a Friday Night podcast schedule which will begin at 8pm Eastern with The Forest Floor . The Forest Floor from Christi Rat will bring you a mix of stoner, doom and some of the lesser known roots bands that formed the music we listen to today.
10pm welcomes back the new and improved version of The Escape Pod in which Joey Fuckup brings you a mix of today’s bands as well as garage rock, prog and proto bands.
11pm will be a replay of Gary’s new show called SinkEmLow. I’ll be playing a mix of sludge, stoner and doom and mostly say incoherent things in half sentences. This show will be LIVE on Mondays at 10am Eastern.
So, there you have it, some more new reasons why Grip Of Delusion Radio will be the pre-eminent internet radio station ever to come out of a double wide from central New Jersey!
Originally posted here
Floor – Self Titled (2002) No Idea Records
A bunch of years back in some metal magazine (most likely Metal Maniacs), I read about this band called Torche. I remember it being somewhere around the time that In Return had been out and Meanderthal was coming soon so let’s say 2007 for you people that like trivia about me. I remember something in the review about references to woolly mammoths and using the words crushing and heavy. One of my favorite parts of MM was they always had bits about sludge, stoner and doom bands where no one else did. Needlesstosay, I went out and bought In Return from Torche and fuckin’ LOVED it.
Now, being the diligent little fanboy/man I was, I did some scooping (i.e. trolled myspace pages) and learned of two prior bands that formed Torche, one being a gem called Dove and the other was Floor.
The unassuming nature of the cover had me fooled a bit, as well as being on No Idea Records since I knew them as primarily a punk label. I was assuming(bad idea) that Floor had more of a punk sound so I became majorly impressed when I finally got the CD from my local record store and popped it into the CD player on Track #2. Fun Fact: I always start an album on track 2.
I’ll pause now to let you hit the link and listen to the album…
Insert convenient to listen to bandcamp player here:
(gives you three replays of the album and comes back)
You liked that huh?
That Track 10 really gets you, don’t it? You know what they call that? The Mothafuggin’ Bomb Chord baby!
Sure, bands can play faster and louder and have more guttural vocals and be called heavy, but the beauty of Floor was it was a different kind of heavy and that makes this the heaviest album I have ever heard in my humble opinion. Reviews are always good to give you an idea to try a band or yet nothing beats hitting the play button. This is why I’m not great at writing reviews because you should have developed your opinion from listening to the band.
Now I will go out on a limb here and equate the sound of Floor as being facesat by a large woman(google it). Yeah, it’s a really fun time but then you start feeling the weight of the situation and then you realize that is the exact kind of heaviness you want to be smothered by! Just make sure you call her the next day, and again after that!
Snake Charmer Booking & Electric Beard of Doom Presents:
THE EYE OF THE STONED GOAT 3!!!
BLACK BLACK BLACK: 10:30PM-11PM
LORD FOWL: 8:55PM-9:25PM
WASTED THEORY: 7:40PM-8:05PM
WIZARD EYE: 6:30-6:55PM
Saturday, July 27th 2013
57 Waterbury St,
Brooklyn, NY 11206
Doors: 6pm | 21+
Here’s a little story about a simple internet radio station owner who decided to go see a Fest in the far off reaches of Brooklyn, NYC coming all the way from Central NJ. I mean, I actually had to drive, take trains, take buses and even walk (gasp), so for me that becomes an adventure in itself. Thanks to my buddy Bill for his mass transit savvy.
Now, I’m no wordsmith, by any means, but it’s a rare opportunity for me to get out to see bands live and even more rare that it’s over 6 hours worth of bands that all were excellent. And for that reason, I took fingers to keyboard to give you my opinions of the show.
The Acheron is a cool little club, bar on one side and concert venue on the other, with the concert side being a little bit bigger than my home. The sound guy was good and just enough amps were used to make me deaf for the next 2 days.
Now here is the exciting part… My run down of the bands.
I will recommend looking up every one of these bands and checking out their music for yourself and go see them live if they hit your area. I even made that easy for you and provided bandcamp links(you are welcome). Every last one of them.
First up, Wizard Eye. Killed It!
Next up, Geezer. Killed It!
Then, Wasted Theory. Killed It!
And then, Lord Fowl or Borracho, (memory is bad). Either way. they killed it!
And then, Supermachine. Yep, Killed it.
Followed by, Black Black Black. Killed it.
Next, Gozu. Fuckin’ killed it!
Lastly, Lo-Pan. Killed it!
As you can tell, I was there to see Gozu. The one part I liked about the show was that I was interested in seeing every band, which is a rare treat, because there is usually that one band at a show, that doesn’t quite fit the bill, or “knows the owner” and ends up killing the vibe. This line up was solid from start to finish and for that I thank the show organizers! There were also people actually there to see the early bands (myself included) and I believe by the end of the night the show was sold out or close to it.
I’m usually pretty bad at knowing who is in a band, so it was fun for me to watch members of the crowd get up on stage and perform as the band name that I know. No stage gear, no make up or special hair, just guys getting up on stage and playing for the love of playing. Although, after they got off stage, it was hard for me not to run up to them and make an ass of myself as DroolingFanboy McAnnoytheBand.
I went to the show with full intentions of being Schmoozy McRadioStation, to hand out all of my business cards and get on air bumper ads from the bands, because I want Grip Of Delusion Radio to be cooler for it, yet once I walked inside and started feeling the music, I decided “Fuck It, I’m gonna just stand here, watch, listen and enjoy myself”. Well, I gave out a couple of cards…ha.
As I said in the beginning of this diatribe, other folks have their fancy dancy words and proper syntax and grammar to get across what they are thinking about a band, but all you had to do was watch my face the entire night to see the grin on my face. That shit eating grin said it all from me, “Your band is killing it!”.
Eye Of The Stoned Goat 3 was a success in my eyes and I look forward to seeing who will be on the 4th.