Monday, February 24, 2014

NEXT GIG


FIRST ALBUM TO BE PRESSED ON VINYL

A Full color 12" album cover will finally do justice to the distinctive artwork of Lukas Krieg! Black vinyl, only 250 to be pressed!

PRE-ORDER now and get an exclusive, bonus PRE-ORDER ONLY album cover, and an exclusive bonus poster autographed by each band member. LPs should begin shipping in early April. If you live in San Francisco or Oakland, and you don't want to pay shipping, paypal $15 to lummoxrecords@gmail.com with the subject "Hazzard's Cure LP Pre-Order" and we'll hand them out to the local fans that ordered them at an Oakland or San Francisco gig in (hopefully) in early April.



ORDER HERE

Our goal is to have them ready in time for this brief PACIFIC NORTHWEST TOUR IN APRIL

Friday, February 21, 2014

THE UGLY ON METAL BANDCAMP







Hazzard's Cure self-describes their music as "epic blackened stoner thrash." I'm usually dubious of these kinds of label mash-ups, but if Ulla's recent review of buioingola has taught me anything, it's that sometimes these multiple-genre descriptions can make a surprising amount of sense.

The breadth of Hazaard's Cure's influence is a bit easier to discern on their self-titled full length, but their EP The Ugly nicely shows off the mix, too. The first two tracks on the EP are firmly rooted in stoner metal. The vocals are delivered in a raspy holler reminiscent of High on Fire and Baroness. The bass playing is a highlight, prominent in the mix and straddling the line between melody and rhythm. The drums easily shift between quiet shuffle and blasting, and the guitar pulls a similar trick, from tremolo riffs, to quiet atmosphere, to even a little Santana-style soloing in near the end of the title track. It's a classic rock foundation that doesn't sound dated, but one that's been angered up to a much heavier level.

 If there's any question about the "blackened" part of the description, it's nicely resolved by the third track, "The Body Amorphous," which features lead vocals from Laurie Sue Shanaman of the late, great Ludicra. With her unmistakable ferocity over blackened, winding guitar lines, you suddenly get an idea of what would have happened if Jefferson Airplane, instead of morphing into the poppy Jefferson Starship, had instead invented black metal and became Jefferson Plague. That probably sounds like I'm making fun, but nothing could be further from the truth. Jefferson Plague is something I didn't know I needed in my life until I heard this track. I would have loved more of this, but as it is, this EP is a great introduction to the band for anyone who likes their stoner metal with a hefty dose of rage. 

METAL BANDCAMP

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

THE UGLY ON DOOMANTIA











"They have a lot going for them, and have found a unique way to blend black metal, crust punk, doom, sludge, and stoner metal all into one weird and sinister concoction."

FULL REVIEW HERE

Friday, February 14, 2014