Tuesday, December 11, 2012


Without falling into a  smug chauvinism, I think I have regularly posted here about FRENCH bands, through many interviews, reviews, news, videos and live reports, you've been largely able to judge that our scene was indeed in a positive dynamic.
Indeed, just in 2012 you've been able to read in Temple of Perdition about ABRAHMA, A VERY OLD GHOST BEHIND THE FARM, BARABBAS, BEAR BRAWLER, BUD SPENCER, BULL TERRIER, CHAOS ECHOES, CHILDREN OF DOOM, CROWN, CULT OF OCCULT, EIBON, FATHER MERRIN, FLASHFALCON, FUNERALIUM, GOAT RIVER, HANGMAN'S CHAIR, HUATA, JUNKYARD BIRDS, LOS DISDENTES DEL SUCIO MOTEL, LOVE SEX MACHINE, MARBLE CHARIOT, MONARCH!, MONOLITHE, MUDBATH, NORTHWINDS, OYABUN, PINBALL LIZARD AND THE ACID KINGS, SIX IN LINE, SLUT MACHINE, SOUTHERN BADASS, SURTR, STANGALA, THE BOTTLE DOOM LAZY BAND, THE MARCH, THE PLEDGE OF CAIN, VALVE, WHEELFALL and ZOMBIE KING !!!! but as you can imagine, there's still some more to discover and support, so in several chapters -before the end of the year- I'm gonna present you a few more goodies from our doomed country ! As always, could it be Doom, Stoner, Sludge, Heavy Rock or Psychedelic,  there'll be something for everyone ;)

Out from Paris, DOMADORA is a voodoo Trio invoking the spirit of La Domadora (The tamer) to ease and master wild psychedelic jam sessions and fierce rock tunes. Influenced by Earthless, Colour Haze, Jimmy Hendrix Experience and consisting in  Belwil (guit/voc), Gui Ohm (bass) and Karim (drums) DOMADORA will be for sure one of next year's revelation ! while waiting for the debut album, you can enjoy their demo songs, as well as nice jams on their website...


Let's continue  with the most recent release (from today!) that is the new album of DEAD MOUNTAIN MOUTH "Crystalline"... Lundi Galilao (A Very Old Ghost Behind The Farm) comes back with a 7 song complex masterpiece full of  violence, clarity, anger, hypnosis, pain, psychedelism and dehumanization. The Bandcamp tags can sometimes be debattable but not here believe me :  this indeed includes elements of  Black Metal, Sludge, Industrial, Progressive and Psychedelic, a weird at times but always captivating mix of tortured moods... highly recommended !   

Coming from Bordeaux, here's SUN PREACHERS who play some nice 70's heavy rock with psychedelic moods. The band includes members of the godly Trad' Doom revelation Marble Chariot !!!  Worshippers of 70's legends like Led Zeppelin, Blue Cheer, Black Sabbath, Sir Lord Baltimore ... should enjoy their promising 1st album "Faces of Ashes"which is downloadabe for FREE !!!

REGARDE LES HOMMES TOMBER comes from Nantes (could be translated by "Watch the Men Fall") and plays a post BM/Sludge which had a great impact over the last months... Their debut album has been recently recorded and should be released in March ,while after great sets with Kickback and Mudbath this autumn, several gigs are already planed for early 2013....


I couldn't have ended this 1st chapter without a true DOOM band ;) So let me present you the nice TOMBSTONE... Founded in Paris in late MMXI by Alex, Johan and Clement, they have released a tasty introductive Demo; greatly inspired by legends like Black Sabbath or Saint Vitus, they follow this tradition of heavy music and are also influenced by the likes of Goatsnake, Electric Wizard, Kyuss ,Sleep or even Celtic Frost... A full length debut album is actually in the final works ! 


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