The Riven – The Riven (2019) – Review

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This groovy grind was already visible when The Riven released their 2017 blurb Blackbird. This good ol’ whiskey-fueled rock, filled with stoner-esque pleasures to the brim. The good old times of sensual rock suddenly beckoning you all over again.

You do find them still, those bands with a style that kinda went out of fashion many years ago. But not so often anymore. Dirty Sound Magnet in their old incarnation was one. Or again Last Bullet or Hey Satan with their grouchy, stony beat.

But a band sounding like a mix of the gravelly voice of vocalists like Janis [...] Click to raid more!

Video: Dirty Sound Magnet release Social Media Boy!

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The RMR deck crew surely loves it, when bands create new or newish content. Those who do not only brush up on stuff other guys did, and then call it their own.

Dirty Sound Magnet went down that rocky road. And clawed themselves to recognition with a ceaseless effort and – I daresay – a certain fearlessness and courage to go the extra mile. Now, their latest album Western Lies and a large number of concerts already made that point beautifully.

But they never stop and we got new material from their very own corner of Creative Rock. And as [...] Click to raid more!

Dirty Sound Magnet – Live Review – Rock Oz’Arènes 2018

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I now have seen Dirty Sound Magnet live twice. The first time around in 2014, promoting their flagship What Lies Behind. That was back in their old incarnation, a time when they sported Zep-fueled tunes on a bed of crunchy rock.

This time they got my attention right this week at the Rock Oz’Arènes festival in Avenches, the old Roman stronghold in Switzerland.

And boy did things change.

Gone are the musings from the past and in comes what the band calls Cryptic or Creative Rock. A mixture of Psychedelic and (very) Avantgarde Rock. Want proof of the pudding? [...] Click to raid more!

Intermittent Digest – Tome VI

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Well, before the back office overflows with material, we better launch a new edition of the RockmusicRaider world-famous (ahem…) Intermittent Digest series. This will let off some steam and things will improve – hopefully. 

The Tome V Edition was already substantial, but 2017 has been on the fast-track ever since with an enormous amount of material released to date. This includes many big bands that churned out their newest records right around fall of this year with a lot more still to come. On top of that the end of the year looms already with the inevitable top ten coming [...] Click to raid more!