Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Dead Lord

Dead Lord
Goodbye Repentance
High Roller Records
People think you can just have two guitarists playing the same notes at the same time and you've got Thin Lizzy. You do not. although you do probably have Ten Years After. Anyway, in order to properly channel the spirit of Lizzy, you also need swagger and heart and a healthy sense of humor, and Stockholm's Dead Lord have all of that, as well as hooks, riffs, and showmanship. Awesome record.

- Ken

Monday, July 29, 2013

Earthen Grave

Earthen Grave 
Earthen Grave (reissue)
Ripple Music
Trouble were/are one of the greatest American rock n' roll bands ever. Initially hobbled with the fucking horrible “white metal” tag (they were kinda Jesus-y in their early 80's days, although so were Sabbath, if you think about it), they eventually progressed from thunderous doom metal to an amazing Beatles-y psychedelic hard rock band. But for whatever reason, they've had trouble keeping their ranks together, and offshoots eventually developed. This is my favorite one. Featuring Trouble bassist Ron Holzer and violin virtuoso (!) Rachel Pine, this is an awesomely bleak collection of grungy doom-rock, hooky and even radio-ready, but laced with atmosphere so thick you could choke on it. Seductively dismal stuff. I really dig it, although it should probably come with a bottle of Prozac or at least a flyer for the suicide hotline. Initially self-released on CD last year, Ripple snatched it up and re-issued it on a righteous double-slab of black vinyl.

- Ken 

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Friday, July 26, 2013

Big news!

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the Advanced Demonology podcast is going weekly!

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Saturday, July 20, 2013

Top 13 (of the Week)

Sure,you know what's cool. But do you know what's really fuckin' FAR OUT? That's where Advanced Demonology comes in. Every week, (K)en and (S)wilson trudge through the murky waters of the pop culture hellscape, dredging up sparkly morsels of wonder. These are the result of our latest foray into the world of the weird, our wildest, wiggest-out picks of the week. Call it our 13 Point Program.
13. Metal Queens channel on youtube 
This channel compiles rare videos of female metal screamers from the 80’s and there’s a couple really rare/awesome clips in there, including Belgian devil-worshippers Acid and New York lingerie abusers Blacklace! (K)

 12. Hackamore Brick
Kama Sutra. What have we been telling you guys on the podcast? Everything they put out was great. Lost 70's Cult Band? I never met anyone who was in the Hackamore Brick cult cause I would of joined many goddamn years ago. This is right up your filthy, seedy, dirty little alley. (S)

11. Bloearg
The problem with Logan's Run? Not enough thrash metal. Bloearg fuckin' fixed that. (K)

10. Big Eyes - Almost Famous
That's pretty much all of these days-Almost Famous. A bunch of kids move from Jersey to Oregon. Why? Maybe to make a really awesome Rock 'n Roll Record. (S)

9. Black Metal Antiquarium
Wanna see cool old photos of weirdos, like Tom Warrior wearing a fuckin' LA Guns shirt? Check out the Black Metal Antiquarium! (K)

8. The Fall - Re-Mit
The new record is out. It's their 2,000th release? It's fucking awesome. Mark E. Smith is the  Merlin the Magician of outsider rock 'n roll. (S)

7. Witches of God
Poppy, Bolanesque(!) stoner-doom jams pressed on tasty wax with a striking naked chicks cover. If you slept on the Bloody Hammers thing and missed out, well, the Witches of God thing is just like the Bloody Hammers thing. So don’t miss out this time! (K)

6. Bad Noids
The Cleveland metro area has been breeding disenfranchised youth going all the way back to the Civil War.  Bad Noids are the latest crop of nihilists from the region to pick up an axe and a can of beer. This is some serious "folk" music (Hardcore is folk music) for people who are not having any fucking fun in life. Imagine stumbling on to this picnic in the woods? Much love. (S)

5. What It's Really Like to Work in a Music Store
I used to have a friend who worked at a music store. It was his dream job until he finally got the gig. It turned him into a neurotic wreck. He didn’t play his guitar for years after that dumb fuckin’ job. This dude, who posts short video snapshots of his life selling guitars and keyboards to people who have no business owning guitars or keyboards, clearly shares my pal’s pain. Funtimes. (K)

4. PC Worship
This came suggested to us by the kids in Lantern. It's really good. Undefinable weirdo rock 'n roll that  infuses field recordings with break neck beats, psychedelic, folk and prog-ness. Out-tastic.  (S)

3. Going Attractions
Probably the second greatest American invention (we gotta give rock n’roll top-billing), drive-ins were the perfect spot to lose your virginity or your mind. There still isn’t a better way to see cinematic trash like Astro Zombies or Bloodsucking Freaks or Hobo With a Shotgun. This new doc tells the whole sordid story. Bring ‘em back already! (K)

2. Kassidat: Raw 45s from Morocco
From the folks at dust to digital. This heat wave won't break and I feel like I'm melting. I needed some severely hot weather music to get me through. (S)

1. Blood Ceremony
I know, there’s a ton of femme-fronted “occult rock” bands out there and that we’ve mentioned just about all of ‘em here on the Top 13, but I am going on record to say that Canadian doom-folkers Blood Ceremony – who have a great new album out, The Eldritch Dark – are the best of the bunch. Why? Because FLUTES, MOTHERFUCKER. (K)

Friday, July 12, 2013

Top 13 (Of The Week)

Sure,you know what's cool. But do you know what's really fuckin' FAR OUT? That's where Advanced Demonology takes over. Every week, (K)en and (S)wilson trudge through the murky waters of the pop culture hellscape, dredging up sparkly morsels of wonder. These are the result of our latest foray into the world of the weird, our wildest, wiggest-out picks of the week. Call it our 13 Point Program.

13. Ron Wood - I've Got My Own Album to Do
A lost classic. In alot of ways a lost Stones record.  It convinced Mick and Keith who we're already doing drugs with Ronnie that he might be also be able to join the band because of his playing too. The cast of characters is awesome: Mick and Keith, Mick Taylor, David Bowie, Rod Stewart and a host of cool classic rock session men. Party time! (S)

12. Sex in films
This amazing website catalogs instances of sex/nudity in film starting from the beginning. I mean, seriously, the very beginning of filmmaking. Like in the silent era. Pre 1920's. Wanna see the world's FIRST porno? Now you can. You might regret it, though. That's somebody's great-great grandmother, you know. Anyway, goodtimes. Thanks, Sex in Films! (K)

11. Firefall 
I've only got the 1st LP and it's way groovy. If your in the mood for some smooth Fleetwood Mac or Steely Dan type 70's mellow this is for you. Hot summer night music. (S)

10. Cassette documentary
You knew this would have to happen eventually. Hot on the heels of the 8 Track doc and the VHS doc, here's a bunch of folks waxing nostalgic about, probably, the worst goddamn medium of all time. Fuck, remember having to fix these things with a goddamn pencil? Paying 11 dollars or whatever for the new Pussy Galore cassette for your Walkman, and the tape fucking snaps on the second listen? Fuck cassettes, man. But I'm totally gonna watch this anyway. (K)

9. Roland Kirk - We Free Kings (1961)
He's got a massive discography, hard to navigate. This is one of his early efforts. Strutting through post Charlie Parker bop and soul. Added bonus: Flutes!!! (S)

8. The Sleaze - Smokin' Fuckin' Cigs
Bunch of apes in a go-nowhere garage band from nowhere singing about how there's nothing to do but sit around and smoke smokes and stare at each other. So beautiful it makes me wanna cry. (K)

7. John Mayall - Blues From Laurel Canyon
John has been overlooked by many. He is remembered most for the seminal british blues record that launched Eric Clapton further into super start 'em. Peter Green pre-Fleetwood Mac and Pre-Stones Mick Taylor. Largely thought to be just a traditional blues guy and rarely revisited by 21st century acid heads and freaks.The truth of matter, he was a 60's freakster freek just like all the rest, banging out garage stomp classics like Witch Doctor and jazzed up work outs like Room to Move. Blues from Laurel Canyon brings us awesome fuzzed-up long hair music  along side heavy lidded folk tinged drones. Blues inspired yes but something all it's own and completely demonological. Get hip. (S)

6. Yes is the Answer
So, this book contains essays and short fiction (!) about prog rock. This book will either make you love prog rock more than you ever did, or hate it even more passionately. I haven't even read it yet, but the watercolor cover makes me love AND hate prog more than ever. Prog will not be denied, brothers and sisters. It's inside us all. (K)

5. Heavy Metal Archaeological Discoveries 
Here is a list of some severely grim and totally fucking metal archaeological discoveries.  Mass Viking beheadings, human sacrifice, giant bird claws, vampires killed with bricks, ancient chemical warfare, skulls stuffed with skulls, impossible stone statues, armies of clay soldiers, proto computers, scrolls and batteries from ancient Babylon. Any one thinking of forming a band should get a pad and paper out now! (S)

4. God's Cartoonist 
Awesome doc about Jack Chick, the religious fanatic who messed with kids' heads for decades with his sick little born-again weirdo comics. He's probably the reason Swilson and I are advanced demonologists today. He mighta invented black metal, who knows? Check it out. (K)

3. Da Captain Trips - Anechoic Chamber Outcomes I 
They can get the acid in Italy too. Somewhere between surf music and Ash ra kraut. Made for driving down a desert highway late at night. But I live in Jersey so I substituted the 10 freeway for the Garden State Parkway. Worked just fine. (S)

2. Outdoor Thai psych jam
I hate parties but I wanna be at this party. (K)

1. Lantern - Rock N' Roll Rorschach 
It's out now on Sophomore Lounge  and it' pretty much the best thing happening. Every song a super hit!  Certainly the album of the year for Swilson.  It's straight no chaser rock music with just the right amount of mystery, magick, sex appeal and weirdness that we all love and crave here at Advanced Demonology.  I've been a big fan of  Lantern's lo-fi recordings, but I've longed to hear them in a proper studio. I always felt the hiss and fuzz ascetic fogged stellar songwriting, killer riffs and undeniable swagger.  Too bad the time machine is broken because the next record deserves to be record at Electric Lady Land with Eddie Kramer, released on Atlantic and managed by Peter Grant. (S)

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Advanced Demonology Podcast Lesson 17: Summerjams II

This year, summer is not a bummer at all!
Join Ken, Swilson, Alistair, and Drew Buzzy as they usher in the season with sunny jams and (mostly) good vibes.

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