Monday, June 24, 2019

NOPERSONA stoner rock from ARGENTINA and BAND INTERVIEW

NOPERSONA stoner rock from ARGENTINA
NOPERSONA stoner rock from ARGENTINA
Argentina has some of the very best stoner bands out there today, and NOPERSONA is amongst the very best of them. Nopersona is a trio that delivers riffs from hard rock to stoner rock to stoner metal and even a dash of alternative and punk in their catalog of songs. The latest album from Nopersona is a collection of their songs recorded live. Take a listen and scroll down for my interview with the band:



ESCENAS DE VIDAS PASADAS is the most recent studio album from Nopersona:


Nopersona is Nico on vocals and guitar, Pichi on bass, and Chene on drums.

I caught up with Nico a few weeks ago to find out more about NOPERSONA:

Hi man! Thanks for taking the time to talk to me! Tell me how Nopersona got started?
Nopersona formed in 2015 near Buenos Aires, Argentina. We are all from previous bands. 
Nico on vocals and guitar
The albums have a variety of sounds. They are all centered around stoner, but some are more heavy rock, and some are more towards alternative.
Our goal has been to play songs with a variety of sounds, so that is why sometimes you hear us play stoner and sometimes alternative. Also some of our songs are in Spanish and sometimes we sing in English. It all depends on making the song with the right sound.
You will hear stoner riffs in our songs, and sometimes also black metal, and perhaps sometimes even tango. And of course Black Sabbath! 
We like to describe the sound of Nopersona as, "Rock and Roll from the downtown of the Third World." 
Nico on vocals and guitar
What does the band's name "NOPERSONA" come from? What does it represent?
One of our inspirations is the book "1984" by George Orwell. In that book, the government removed dissidents from history and this was the name given to those people. It is like they were never a person, or "no person." 
Chene on drums
Thanks for your time, guys!





Friday, June 21, 2019

SKULLORD debut album IN DEATH to be released on CD in US in JULY

SKULLORD debut album IN DEATH
In Death by SKULLORD
IN DEATH is the debut stoner doom album from SKULLORD. Based on authentic Brazilian religions, IN DEATH delivers heavy pounding doom riffs with the lyrics to support the album's title. FUZZY CRACKLINS PRESENTS is proud to have Skullord in The Swamp along with other heavy bands from the forefront of the world's underground music scene. And soon we will offer the CD version of In Death available for sale to the United States.


Robert Messorem and Dean Meadows of SKULLORD
SKULLORD is Dean Meadows on vocals, guitar and bass, and Robert Messorem on drums and programming.

LIMITED EDITION compact disc (CD) is available now in Brazil on the Skullord Bandcamp page, and in July for US shipping.

Skullord is currently writing and recording new songs for their next album.





Videos for IN DEATH


Thursday, June 20, 2019

BRASIL IN FUZZ epic heavy music compilation drops in August

BRASIL IN FUZZ epic heavy music compilation drops in August
BRASIL IN FUZZ
🇧🇷 BRASIL IN FUZZ com Fuzzy Cracklins e Fuzzrious em agosto, com mais de 40 das músicas mais pesadas do underground brasileiro, incluindo muitas faixas novas e pré-lançadas.

BRASIL IN FUZZ será um lançamento apenas digital no Bandcamp em https://fuzzycracklins.bandcamp.com disponível para download gratuito (Name Your Price) para que o maior número possível de fãs possa ouvir essas bandas. Todas as doações são usadas para a promoção das bandas.

Para exemplos de compilações anteriores, por favor veja https://fuzzycracklins.bandcamp.com/album/blood-moon-god

Para participar desta compilação, entre em contato fuzzycracklins@gmail.com

Fuzzy Cracklins Presents é um selo do Bandcamp com oito bandas de todo o mundo.
fuzzycracklins@gmail.com
https://fuzzycracklins.bandcamp.com
https://www.fuzzycracklins.com
https://www.instagram.com/fuzzycracklins

Fuzzrious é uma promotora e revisora musical sediada em São Paulo.
fuzzrious@gmail.com
https://bandcamp.com/fuzzrious
https://www.instagram.com/fuzzrious

Art by by Old Boy
https://www.behance.net/helloldboya6ab


🇬🇧 BRASIL IN FUZZ powered by Fuzzy Cracklins and Fuzzrious drops in August with over 40 of the heaviest songs in the Brazilian underground, including many new and pre-release tracks.

BRASIL IN FUZZ will be a digital-only release on Bandcamp at https://fuzzycracklins.bandcamp.com available for free download (Name Your Price) so that as many fans as possible will be able to hear these bands. All donations are used for the promotion of the bands.

For examples of previous compilations, please see https://fuzzycracklins.bandcamp.com/album/blood-moon-god

To join this compilation, please contact fuzzycracklins@gmail.com

Fuzzy Cracklins Presents is a Bandcamp label with eight bands from around the world.
fuzzycracklins@gmail.com
https://fuzzycracklins.bandcamp.com
https://www.fuzzycracklins.com
https://www.instagram.com/fuzzycracklins

Fuzzrious is a music promoter and reviewer based in São Paulo.
fuzzrious@gmail.com
https://bandcamp.com/fuzzrious
https://www.instagram.com/fuzzrious

Art by by Old Boy
https://www.behance.net/helloldboya6ab

Fuzzy Cracklins Presents is all about promoting bands


Here is a list of ways I can help bands with their online promotion. If you are not sure what kind of underground music I promote, just take a look at the posts in this blog to get an idea. Everything is free. I do not charge bands for anything. Get at me at fuzzycracklins@gmail.com


BLOG REVIEWS

I only write reviews for music I really dig. Send me your music and if I like it, I will write a blog review that is short and to the point of why I like your band's music. I am glad to include news about the band, all your social links, embed videos, and even a band interview.

For example: https://www.fuzzycracklins.com/2019/05/king-of-none.html

SPOTIFY PLAYLIST

Spotify is a great way for fans to hear your band's music. Get at me if you want your song added to my playlist.

Here is the my playlist on Spotify: http://bit.ly/fuzzycracklinsspotify

YOUTUBE CHANNEL

All you need to do to get your album onto my YouTube channel is give me your permission. I will make the video and make sure your links are listed at the top of the description so that fans will find them easily. 

BANDCAMP MAILING LIST

I send out a weekly newsletter to my Bandcamp mailing list. This is best if we've done a review on my blog and I can send them a link to that. For some bands, this is a good way to send out some download codes, too.

For example, here is what we have done for one of the bands in The Swamp and check out the nice reviews received for the album: https://crowballard.bandcamp.com/album/electric-paradox

THE SWAMP KREWE

This is a big boost when your band has a new album and needs it to get out to my super fans on Bandcamp.  These fans have a lot of followers of their own, so your album will get into a lot of collections very quickly. Especially if your Bandcamp page has merch on it, this is the way to get fans to see it.

For example, here is another band from The Swamp where we have done this: https://kavod.bandcamp.com/album/wheel-of-time

MERCH

Sell your CDs and other merch on my Bandcamp and Big Cartel pages. I take care of the shipping. This is especially good for bands outside of the United States who want to have me ship their merch exclusively to the US. This way, your fans save money on shipping and your band continues to sell its merch from your own sites in your region.

CONTESTS

Every fan loves a contest and Fuzzy can help you make it even more fun. A band or a label can send me a tape or CD or album or shirt or whatever, and I will handle the shipping to the winner, or you can direct ship to the winner. Contact me in advance to work out the details.

For example here is a virtual contest and the label shipped the vinyl:
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bw4IjOJJQbw/

And here is a video posted on Instagram for the winner of a CD that I mailed out:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BxzQDekhz0A/

LIVE VIDEO 

If your band is rehearsing in your studio or playing a gig, why not get a friend with a phone to catch a few songs of your set on IGTV (Instagram live TV video) or YouTube Live? I will promote the show for you so that you get fans from all over the world to show up. These work best when you keep it short so this is really easy to set up, and build up an international fan base. PRO TIP: Bring a tripod with a phone adapter, and an extension cord with the phone's power adapter to keep things steady and energized.


Get at me at fuzzycracklins@gmail.com 

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

How (and WHY) to send out download codes on Bandcamp


TLDR; Spend $3.00 to buy download codes on Bandcamp and send them to reviewers and super fans. Here's how!
This post is for all the bands out there who are trying to get the word out on their music. Well, that should be EVERY band regardless of their size, but especially new underground bands who don't have a label and a PR company and all that. You guys have to get things done yourselves.

All the info after the jump..........

Monday, June 17, 2019

ADVENT VARIC sends a 2-part blackened stoner metal warning: TUMULUS

Tumulus by ADVENT VARIC
Tumulus by ADVENT VARIC
ADVENT VARIC describes their music as blackened stoner metal and I would say that "symphonic doom" or even "extreme doom" are also ways to describe these two debut tracks from this trio out of Boston. Whatever you call it, I love the epic sound and long track times, the backstory, and the guitar work going on here. There are so many riffs packed into 15 minutes on each of these tracks that it is hard to listen to this in the background -- it demands your attention. When the debut music is this good, you know you are looking forward to the band's next album.





ADVENT VARIC is: Doug Graves - Guitar and Vocals, Phill Graves - Bass, Steve - Drums. In their own words:
Advent Varic is Blackened Stoner Metal from the planet Tumulus. We were sent to your Terra on Saturn 9  to consume your kind. Repent before Captain Graves, before you are annihilated.
Keeping true to progressive songwriting, gritty attention grabbing guitars, sheet metal ripping vocals, low end nightmare bass attacks, and gentle atmospheric interludes. This is surely something you've not experienced before.


ADVENT VARIC on Instagram


Saturday, June 15, 2019

MINDTRIPPER by MAGMAKAMMER is UNREAL heavy psych AND band interview

Mindtripper by Magmakammer
Mindtripper by Magmakammer
I love heavy psych and MINDTRIPPER by MAGMAKAMMER is simply one of the best. It is hard to find another album which matches the tone and content of the lyrics with the sound and rhythm of the music as well as Mindtripper does. It was released last year so in case you missed it, here is your chance to listen:


Things start right off with the keys to set the psych tone, and it's in short order before the rhythm section kicks in to deliver the heavy. It takes some time before the vocals start up so that we get into the dreamy mood. The vocals pick up the dream state and run with it too. It's not just the lyrics that match the sound with the tale of a drug trip gone awry, but the singing is like out of dream -- or maybe a nightmare depending on your interpretation. And on it goes for 40 minutes. To me, this album will be considered a classic of heavy psych, and that will happen sooner rather than later.

Magmakammer is based out of Oslo, Norway with U.H. Jacobsen as the voice, guitar & keys, Stian Solberg as the low-end, and Lasse Røed beating on the cosmic drums.

Be sure to check out the new EP from Magmakammer too -- it is BLOODY DIAMOND.

I reached out to Magmakammer to find out more -- and they were kind enough to take the time to answer a few questions:

Who is in the band? How did the band come together?
Magmakammer is Ulrik on vocals and guitar, Stian on bass and Lasse playing the drums. We grew up together listening to the same music and Lasse and I (Ulrik) used to play in the same bands as teenagers. All of us are from Kolbotn, a small town on the outskirts of Oslo. Kolbotn is famous for its black metal and is home to legends like Mayhem and Darkthrone. I guess the inspiration for the dark sound and themes in Magmakammer has roots from back then. I love dark and evil sounding music!
Tell us about the name "Magmakammer" and why you chose it.
The name was Stian's idea. He had just seen a documentary about volcanoes when he heard the term "magmakammer" which is Norwegian and means ‘chamber of magma’. He told us about it and we all thought it sounded pretty doom, although a bit cliché. We decided on the name then, thinking we might change it later, but that never happened. Now it's just a name. There are some days that I really like it, and days that I don't. The music is what's important, and not the name. Also, our fans seem to love the name, so that's cool. [Fuzzy loves it too!!]
Every listener has their own ideas when they hear an album. To me, I am hearing a few themes such as psychosis and dream states.
The album revolves around the themes of drugs, psychosis and paranoia. The three are often interlinked, and not in a very pleasant way. The album is sort of a comment on the use of drugs, in contrast to most doom and stoner albums out there, whom write songs that speak of drugs like it’s something holy. Drugs, alcohol, etc, its all the same - pick your poison. I'm not here to judge. The album and the ideas it explores are based on my own observations and experiences.
Was the idea in the beginning to create an album with a theme in common amongst the songs?
In the beginning, all the songs were just random pieces of music, and there was no overall plan to link them all together. But after a while we figured that we wanted stuff to be more coherent. So, we rearranged some of the songs and I rewrote a lot of the lyrics, in order for it all to fit better together. The lyrics were already in the same ballpark theme wise, they just needed a little nudge. A lot of the riffs and instrumentation was changed drastically from what they sounded like in the beginning.
When I read the comments your fans write about your music, it is clear they are making a connection with your music. What are some bands that Magmakammer connects with?
We connect with a lot of bands and artists. Who or what we draw inspiration from is never-ending and always changing. Electric Wizard, Tame Impala, Night Beats and Demon Head, just to mention a few, has had a lot of influence on the band. But the one that stands out the most for us is certainly Uncle Acid. You could almost go as far as calling Magmakammer a tribute to Kevin Starrs and his deadbeats. The stuff that he writes is everything I want in music. It's pure genius.
Another important band to me, that I've recently revisited after a long break are the White Stripes. Specifically, their first album. To me it sounds like a garage rock/punk version of Led Zep, only with a shit drummer. It's fucking glorious. I’ve also had a real crush on early-Bowie lately. That man knew how to write good music.
I have read that Magmakammer records and mixes all of their music themselves. Is that to create the music exactly as you want it to be, or what is the reason?
Yes, we do the whole processes from start to finish ourselves, and honestly the reason is that I just really enjoy recording and mixing. I started doing my own recordings as a teenager and it quickly became a hobby on the same level as the actual playing and creating music. I’m obviously not a professional, considering our sound is quite lo-fi. But that is part of the Magmakammer sound. I firmly believe that by scaling the down on expensive music productions and going DIY you can get a much more interesting result which has the ability to surprise and be something different. It’s also convenient for poor musicians. So, unless I get tired of the sound that we can achieve on our own, Magmakammer will always be recorded DIY, and with a minimalist approach.
Shout out some other bands from Oslo and Norway we should be listening to?
There are a bunch of really good bands coming out of Norway these days. The first three that comes to mind are Dunbarrow out of Haugesund, and from Oslo, Saint Karloff and Sunface. I actually just saw Dunbarrow play support for Uncle Acid in Oslo. It might be because I've seen the Brits perform several times now, but I honestly enjoyed Dunbarrow the most this time.
Where are the best places for your fans to follow Magmakammer and keep up to date with your music and news?
In order to keep up to date on what's stirring in the Magma-camp follow us on Instagram, Facebook, Bandcamp and Spotify.