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JOHN BRENNER: Jazz On Vinyl

Oct/31/2012

It's a pleasure for me to welcome John Brenner to Cosmic Lava. Most of you will know that he is the guitarist/vocalist of Revelation and Against Nature (as well as the bassist of Chowder), but this time we are not talking about Maryland's doom and gloom...

I AM VENGEANCE

Jun/23/2004

"I AM VENGEANCE" is the first psychedelic underground psycho slasher flick, where only Doom and Heavy Rock bands appear in the film's soundtrack, which is splited into Vol. 1 and Vol...

DELTA BLUES

May/06/2004

"Been a poor boy and long ways from home
Long ways from home,
Been a poor boy and a long ways from home. " "I got 'rested, no money to buy my fine,
Money to buy my fine,
I got 'rested, no money to buy my fine...

ALL THAT JAZZ

Apr/28/2004

I discovered my love for Jazz in the very early 90's, when I used to listen to John Zorn's Naked City and his other complex works. For a lot of people Zorn's music belongs more to Avantgarde music, but this is just a strong branch in this huge tree called Jazz, and like in other musical styles there are a lot of sub-genres to find, but in the end it's all Jazz...

THE 90'S?

Apr/22/2004

The beginning was great. The German label HELLHOUND was the first German label that was focused on Doom/Heavyrock...

ROOTS

Apr/22/2004

The band that started everything was BLACK SABBATH and BLUE CHEER with the "Vincebus Eruptum" LP. But at the end of the 60's and in the beginning of the 70's there have been a lot of other unknown Heavy Rock bands all over this wretched earth, as for example HIGH TIDE...

ST.VITUS

Mar/16/2004

Here are some cool photos from the second European SAINT VITUS tour (with Wino) in 1990, taken at the FZW in Dortmund, Germany. This time with COUNT RAVEN as support act, and it was a truly impressive night as well as the first tour in '89...

60's/70's ROOTS

Mar/16/2004

Beside the Doombands, I like a lot of the less-known Hardrock bands from the end 60's / early 70's. At this point I must mention that Doom/Stoner isn't only based on BLACK SABBATH riffs, a lot of those bands are also influenced by other bands out of this time...