So, if you buy this new issue of Metal Hammer UK, it comes with a free comp CD called "Satanic Doomadelica!" Which contains the Owl track "Demon Ride!"
1. BLOODY HAMMERS
WITCH OF ENDOR
Occult-rock champ Anders Manga and his cabal offer biker-doom jams until your head caves in. Like watching Witchfinder General with Roky Erickson on 10.
Taken from their self-titled debut, out now via self-release.
2. RUBY THE HATCHET
This is what would happen if Monster Magnet traded Wyndorf for a Joplin-esque doom-diva and ran off to live in some haunted woods.
Taken from their debut album Ouroborous, out now via self-release.
3. THE WITCHES DRUM
CLIMB ABOARD THE BUS OF DEVOTION
Lysergic doom-blooze riff tyrants, these Witches don't just drum, they conjure up boiling cauldrons of epic fuzz.
Taken from their Kings Of An Empty Throne EP, out now via self-release.
Swilson practices 'Nothing Metal', which is what you get when the only band you know are Cirith Ungol. He wrote Cool Skull while losing his mind in LA. It's what you write when your brain gets sunburnt.
Taken from the Cool Skull EP, out now via self-release.
5. FROM BEYOND
One Year is a cheery tune about a meteor smacking into Earth, killing everybody and everything in an orgy of screaming blood-death. This shit's not called doom for nothing, man.
Taken from the One Year EP, out now via self-release.
6. ZIG ZAGS
The Zig Zags are spaced-out, pill-popping dead-enders with blood that's 90 per cent sugar-powered breakfast cereal. If teenagers were from Mars, Zig Zags would be their Rolling Stones.
From their debut 7" Scavenger, out now via self-release.
7. BLACK PUSSY
BLOW SOME STEAM OFF
It takes a certain breed of outlaw to name a band Black Pussy. That's like car-jacking a police cruiser. An offshoot of space-rockers White Orange, this is thunderchug for stout hearts.
Taken from their debut On Blonde, out now via self-release.
8. IRON WITCH
DEATH WAS THE COLOUR
These Liverpool sludge-dealers offer metal punk doom-thrash. It's a nihilistic gnashing of teeth and wringing of hands that chills the blood.
Taken from their new 7" single Death Is The Colour, out now via self-release.
9. THE WELL
A power-trio from the back alleys of Austin, The Well were raised on Sabbath, Aleister Crowley and stolen beer, and that's exactly what they sound like: wailing garage-doom.
Taken from their debut 7" single Seven, out now via self-release.
10. WHITE SLAVERY
LA DOUCHE (COLD)
White Slavery are from Montreal and they deliver a spectactularly grungy form of stoner doom. Rarely are Canadians this awesomely morose.
Taken from their upcoming debut album.
11. ICE DRAGON
Genre-twisting doom-prog wizards Ice Dragon have an affection for fuzzy proto-metal and building sonic sculptures with it. They also ride hexagons like drug-spiked cowboys.
From their album The Burl, The Earth, The Aether, out now.
Druganaut pledge allegiance to the finer things in life: women, leather and Hell. And doom. And tattoos and drugs and booze and sodomy and the lash.
Taken from their EP Assemble, out now via self-release.
Since their inception three years ago, Owl have toured the US, playing in parking lots for teenage punks. If anyone knows what a Demon Ride feels like, it's these fuckers.
Taken from their debut, self-titled album, out now via self-release.
Windhand are lo-fi occult rockers who toss so much atmosphere into their creeping doom that you can practically feel Vincent Price breathing on the back of your neck.
Taken from their self-titled debut album, out now via self-release.
FALLING INTO HELL
Southern-fried doom from the sticky streets of Atlanta. Demonaut are equal parts whiskey, Black Sabbath, more whiskey, a knife-fight in the parking lot, and more Black Sabbath.
From their self-titled debut album, out now via self-release.