Doomed & Stoned in Australia

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Wormhole 06:40
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Outer Space 10:34
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Obliterate 08:05
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Axis Mundi 13:40
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Black Planet 09:21
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King Tide 11:20
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Marisol 05:20
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The Ocean 07:25
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The Sun 06:34
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Hell Fire 05:39
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Holy Driver 05:18
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Cannonball 04:49
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Sonic Sword 07:45
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The Bull 05:17
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Get It Right 04:33
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Black Thumb 03:50
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Apollo 05:53
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Third Eye 05:57
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Mesemerised 04:56
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Observer 09:10
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Eden 06:08
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Serpents 05:01
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Control 09:10
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Chaaaaarles 04:46
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ETHER 05:53
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Timelord 04:27
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Kaleidoscope 05:27
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Swamp Coven 07:23
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Meteora 06:52
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Pyramids 12:26
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Jolo 09:16
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Autogenocide 07:43
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411 06:05
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Witchcraft 06:22
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Red Earth 04:35
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FOREWORD

Where to start? It is getting beyond hectic to keep pace with the heavy scene here in Australia. It feels like not a week goes by without discovering more new blood from all points of a very wide and talented spectrum. Incredible psych jams (Comacozer, Zong, Pseudo Mind Hive, Frozen Planet…1969), punishing doom and sludge (Merchant, Religious Observance, Summonus, Potion), searing heavy rock (Witchskull, Sumeru, Peeping Tom, Motherslug, Wicked City, Arrowhead) and all points in between, the scene ‘down under’ is literally overflowing and the quality is high.

I’ve always felt a great deal of pride when our bands are heard and recognized around the globe. Recent years have seen bands such as Child, Riff Fist, and Powder for Pigeons playing their way around the festivals in Europe, in fact, one of our most electrifying bands is Hobo Magic and they are about to relocate to Europe and give being a touring band a red-hot crack. Arrowhead and Witchskull signing to Ripple Music and Rise Above respectively. Turtle Skull signing up with excellent Australian label Art as Catharsis. We cheer on every such success for our bands.

There is a long, rich history of heavy music here which fits the ‘Doomed & Stoned’ vibe, and whilst some it has been heard I suspect much of it has flown under the radar over the years. For reference to some of our classic and much revered bands, I refer you to Christbait, Clagg, Dern Rutlidge, Budd, Thumlock, Pod People, Peeping Tom (not the Mike Patton version, this band is waaaay better and were around long before old mate Mike came along!), Pillow, Ahkmed, Warped, Blood Duster, Stiff Meat and Rollerball – a decent starting point anyway, this draws some Oz blood for you.

Great news that accompanies this compilation is the resurrection of Pod People, who were previously signed to Rise Above Records and have been dormant for many years. You will find their track ‘Back to Reality’ here on the compilation, and they will be making a triumphant return at Sun Burn Festival in late 2019.

Time to hit the road and get this into your speakers! A huge hell yeah to all of the bands who have contributed to the compilation, and to Billy at Doomed and Stoned for his support of the Australian scene, and scenes the world over. Thank you to all the bands for your patience, and more importantly, for bringing life and fire to the stages around the country (and beyond!).

Cheers,

Clint Willis
Hand of Doom Radio
Curator, Doomed & Stoned in Australia

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released April 15, 2019

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Cover art for this compilation is from Boyd Synnott – this legend has been supporting the scene forever, doing gig posters, album artwork and even appearing in music videos. And going to all the gigs!

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Big thanks to all the bands and record labels that contributed to making this free compilation possible. Special thanks to all of you who enjoy listening, sharing, and supporting this compilation series. The "name your own price" option allows us to continue paying the Bandcamp fees to purchase free downloads, as we give away thousands of free copies from the series each year. Anything beyond that is used to purchase new music, pay hosting fees, and take care of essential operating costs.

Together we make the heavy underground strong and continue to foster its growth and development, one listener at a time!

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Doomed & Stoned seeks to document the huge explosion in underground hard rock and heavy metal, specially bands that traffic in dank downtuned riffs and fuzzy stoner grooves in the tradition of Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, and Blue Cheer.

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