Wednesday, November 24, 2021

What's in stock at The Swamp Records

 

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UPDATED on Nov. 24, 2021

CD of the Month members -- The Swamp Krewe members select any bonus CD when they join, and also get the members-only price of $6 on any other back catalog CDs with ** FREE ** shipping (your CD will be in your next monthly mailer). 

Digital-Only members get the same prices, however please add $6 USA or $11 Canada or $13 everywhere else for shipping (pay a single fee for any number of albums). 

HOW TO ORDER: Send USD $6 to paypal.me/FuzzyCracklins and include your Bandcamp member name. If you don't receive a confirmation from Fuzzy within a day, please email me at fuzzycracklins@gmail.com 

** SPECIAL ** Order any 3 for $15 (ok to order multiple copies of any CD, but please contact me before placing your order at fuzzycracklins@gmail.com to make sure I have enough copies in stock)

NOT A MEMBER?? Get in The Swamp Krewe CD of the Month when you join Tier 2 at at https://theswamprecords.bandcamp.com/the-swamp-krewe

** NEW ** TROMBA / BRAINSCANNER split -- stoner metal

** NEW ** SPACELORD "False Dawn" 70s-inspired hard rock with killer artwork & a mini game


** NEW ** DEEP VALLEY BLUES "III" stoner rock

** NEW ** CACTUS ROJO double EP on one CD "Myths of the Elders" and "Cosmonautas" stoner rock

** COMING SOON ** LADY LUNA AND THE DEVIL occult rock (The January selection of the Swamp Krewe CD of the Month)

** COMING SOON ** CLYDE VON KLAUS "Moonbeams" grunge rock

SWAMP SABBATH - Black Sabbath covers by the bands of The Swamp Records

LORDS OF THE NIGHT - All original music by the Bands of The Swamp Records

LUNAR SWAMP "Moonshine Blues" doom blues

GALLERY OF GHOULS "Satan's Sludge" horror metal

BRETUS "Magharia" horror doom with BONUS CD

ZODIAC RIPPERS "Tales From The Old Spell" (with 2 bonus tracks) stoner punk

GRAVE DISGRACE "Rest In Peace" classic doom

3DEMONS "Upala / Desierto Cosmico" double EP

WILLOW ASH "Hypnagogia" stoner metal - Doom Charts in December 2020

WATCHMAN "Doom of Babylon" stoner doom

GREEN HOG "Devil's Luck" and "Dogs From Hell" stoner metal

THUNDER VOLT "Wanted Man" grunge

JERICO - "Trip To Death and Back" psych rock

TAUBNERNAUT "Escalating Fetishist" with BONUS CD

** SOLD OUT ** FROGLORD - "The Mystic Toad" (First Edition) - Doom Charts in August 2021

** SOLD OUT ** LUNAR SWAMP - "UnderMudBlues" - Doom Charts in May 2020

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Stoner metal DREAMS OF MAYA "I" debut EP from Ukraine

Stoner metal DREAMS OF MAYA "I" debut EP from Ukraine

 Can't get enough instrumental stoner? Neither can Fuzzy! Dig the debut EP "I" from Ukraine by DREAMS OF MAYA. It leans a bit into stoner metal, the songs a little shorter than typical stoner doom, and I'm digging it a lot. The guitar solos are not to be missed! Listen to "I" from Dreams of Maya on Bandcamp: 



Fuzzy's Favorite: "Through the Desert" really blasts the riffs and is the longest track on the album.

Dreams of Maya band is from Kyiv, Ukraine.

Follow Dreams of Maya on Bandcamp at https://dreamsofmaya.bandcamp.com/album/i

Listen to Dreams of Maya "I" on YouTube:


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Satanic stoner metal "Quanaxhuato" from SANTO FUZZ

Satanic stoner metal "Quanaxhuato" from SANTO FUZZ

There's been so much great stoner metal from Mexico this year (check out The Swamp's CACTUS ROJO, ELECTRIC CULT, 3DEMONS, and VELJET) and released today is another album to add to the list: "Quanaxhuato" from SANTO FUZZ. This is nearly an hour of heavy psych with excellent guitar work, and especially the vocals stand out on this album. The vocals include singing, growls, background chants, and they are layered together to give support the heavy psych vibes. There is a slight lo-fi vibe to this recording, and that's a good thing. Listen to "Quanaxhuato" from Santo Fuzz on Bandcamp at:

Some of the highlights: heavy metal riffs on "El Truco," mind-bending vocals on "Usurero Del Baratillo", and simply satanic worship on the title track. 

Oh yea, you might have noticed all the vocals are in Spanish, which is perfect for this style of music.

Santo Fuzz band is from Guanajuato, Mexico. Santo Fuzz began as a one man band from September 4th 2020 to November 2021 formed by Agustín Ramírez, and now the band has two members with an anonymous man in the drums. 

From the band: 
Santo Fuzz is a Stoner Doom Metal & Occult Psychedelic Rock Band with regional mexican music influences that show horror folk stories, bad trips and classic terror movies of the "Cine de Oro Mexicano" in the lyrics. 

Hey did I already mention this album clocks in at nearly an hour? What are you waiting for? Grab a copy and follow the band on Bandcamp at https://santofuzz.bandcamp.com/album/quanaxhuato

Listen to "Quanaxhuato" on YouTube: 


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Monday, November 15, 2021

MULE THROWER debut doom EP "Gluttoner" with band interview

"Gluttoner" is the debut EP from MULE THROWER, a new solo band from Jeff Gallagher. Short, sweet, and to the point -- a handful of tracks with some very catchy riffs, excellent vocals, and a dose of appropriate samples. "Gluttoner" ends too quickly but hopefully this is a taste of more to come from Mule Thrower -- and hopefully soon! Listen on Bandcamp:


Mule Thrower band is from Pennsylvania with Jeff Gallagher on vocals and guitar with Jason Lech drums. 

Interview with the band: 

FUZZY: Where did the band's name "Mule Thrower" come from?

MULE THROWER: The name came from looking at a playlist that had Tom Waits's "Get Behind the Mule" and Floor's "Slug Thrower"; the words mule and thrower caught my eye.

FUZZY: Were any mules harmed in the production of this album?

MULE THROWER: I do not encourage or condone the throwing of mules.

FUZZY: You've got a unique sound -- what have been your musical influences?

MULE THROWER: The main influences are Floor, Eyehategod, Unsane, Corrupted, and obscure Americana music.

FUZZY: Where did the album name "Gluttoner" come from?

MULE THROWER: The Gluttoner EP is thematically about the pill epidemic in America with sonic undertones and motifs of the Appalachian/Rust Belt areas it affects greatly.  It isn't meant to glorify; my aim was to create a cohesive piece that is both grim and crushing, like the problem itself. The concept also can be related to the quest for the heaviest possible sound that many of us in this genre chase. That too can be be gluttonous at times.

FUZZY: Thanks, man!

Follow Mule Thrower on Bandcamp at https://mulethrower.bandcamp.com


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Wednesday, October 27, 2021

MELLOW BEAST "Invisible Wormhole" psych rock drops on Oct. 29


Psych rock fans have reason to celebrate with Friday's release of "Invisible Wormhole" from one of Fuzzy's favorite bands, MELLOW BEAST! Readers of my blog will remember my previous reviews of Mellow Beast's debut "Hyperion" and its coneptual follow-up "The Tale of Sir Gregory." Friday's release continues the with Mellow Beast's mastery of late 60s psychedelia, but begins a new story about what lurks in a wormhole behind the moon. And in terms of musical textures and variety, this has to be the band's best album yet (and that's saying something). Listen to "Invisible Wormhole" by Mellow Beast on Bandcamp (with the full album to be released October 29):  


At times serious and even a bit menacing, and at other times more playful, "Invisible Wormhole" takes the listener through a cosmic anomaly to visit with a mysterious presence. Although there is a concept and narrative which connects the songs, you don't need to follow the story to enjoy the songs. Each track stands on its own and offers its own unique flavor of psych rock. There's catchy riffs, flowery melodies, layered vocals -- it's everything that any fan of psych rock could want. In terms of musicianship, Mellow Beast has topped their previous albums and delivered their best concept album yet.

A very limited CD with lyric sheet is available at https://mellowbeast.bandcamp.com/album/invisible-wormhole

Fuzzy's Favorite: "Colouring Forest" with its impish vocals and spaced-out guitars, and it drifts easily into the next track "Alien Princess". 

FFO: The Swamp's FAIRYPORT CONVENT, LOOT THE BODY, and anyone who loves THE SMALL FACES "Odgen's Nut Gone" and THE MOODY BLUES "Days of Future Passed."

MELLOW BEAST band is Paul Scott from Belfast, UK.  

From the band: 
With life on earth getting dull, a group of explorers decide to head to the stars only to find a wormhole lurking close by behind the moon. The album revolves around the creature that lurks within and what he has in mind for this group of travelers. 
Follow Mellow Beast on Bandcamp at https://mellowbeast.bandcamp.com to get the news on the full album release on October 29.


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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Praise the Sun "IN: Thermoglobal Endpoint (Remastered)" heavy metal

Praise the Sun "IN: Thermoglobal Endpoint (Remastered)" heavy metal

Fuzzy loves a remaster! It's like getting your house remodeled -- you already love the place, but want to make it better. A remaster is also a chance for a band to re-introduce a great album to their fans. PRAISE THE SUN just released "IN: Thermoglobal Endpoint (Remastered)" so here's your chance to get acquainted with this collection of 8 heavy metal tracks from the glaciers of Norway. Listen on Bandcamp: 


Overall, it's the vocals that take front stage, with their sinister, fuzzed-out, hazy approach. They are a hallmark of the band's sound. But don't stop there! Dig a little deeper and the drum lines and  guitar riffs will reward your doom bone. There's a nice variety too, from classic sabbath worship ("...of the Pallid Mask") to hints of eastern flair (such as in "Temple of Lukos"). 

Fuzzy's Favorite: "Reunion" might not be the most representative track in relation to the other songs, but I really dig the riff on this one, and it makes for a great album closer.  

Praise The Sun band hails from Norway. 

Follow Praise The Sun on Bandcamp and listen to "IN: Thermoglobal Endpoint (Remastered)" at https://praisethesun.bandcamp.com/album/in-thermoglobal-endpoint-remastered

The band will release a new EP on October 21 titled "Alchemical Slave: Omen of Fire" with 4 new tracks. Be sure to follow the band to get news about the release. 


Another recent remaster you should check out is "Electric Children: The Final Cut" by MERLIN. Listen at https://merlin666.bandcamp.com/album/electric-children-the-final-cut

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Monday, October 18, 2021

Fog Giant's Sabbath-Worshipping Debut EP Drops on Halloween

FOG GIANT debut EP sabbath worship drops on Halloween

Get ready for Halloween with the heavy doom riffs of the upcoming debut EP from FOG GIANT. This S/T delivers 5 songs which truly deserve to be called "sabbath worship" with their low & slow tones, fuzzed-out riffs, and pummeling drum lines. Listen to Fog Giant EP on Bandcamp:

"Sky Burial" is a strong opener, and fires a salvo of stoner doom across your brain as it fires off what Fog Giant has to offer. 

"Sesspool" takes it nearly instrumental, and the vocals don't kick in until the end. I'm digging the burning, chugging riffs on this one.

The eponymous track "Fog Giant" keeps the barge of destruction sailing towards its destruction. I gotta say, I love it when a band has a song using the name of the band as the title! This one is certified dark and sinister. 

"Riff Wizard" is the pre-release track which you can listen to right now on Bandcamp, and if you dig it, then you are going to want to hear the full album at its release on Halloween.

The album ends with a cover of Uriah Heep's "Rainbow Demon" that delivers vocals on par with the original. Well done!

Fog Giant EP delivers 5 tracks and nearly 30 minutes of sabbath worship, and that's more than enough to set the mood at your Halloween party. 

The album is available for pre-order now on Bandcamp at https://foggiant.bandcamp.com/ with the full release on Halloween. Be sure to check out the CD, too!

Fuzzy's Favorite: Toss-up between "Riff Wizard" and "Rainbow Demon" but this whole beast is excellent, so just hit PLAY at the start and let it play on repeat. 

Fog Giant band is from Erie, PA with members: 

  • Andrew Vickery - vocals, guitar
  • Steve Anthony - guitar
  • Matt Barthelmes - bass
  • Zach Hudock - drums

From the band: 

We're a stoner-doom quartet from Erie, Pennsylvania, and I feel like it's pretty solidly in your wheelhouse; heavy, smoke-filled riffs, walls of citrus-flavored amplifiers, cautionary tales of psychedelics and wizards.

Follow FOG GIANT on Bandcamp at https://foggiant.bandcamp.com and check out the CD, too.

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