Waxim “Wax” Ulysses Mekanix is an American musician, songwriter, performer, producer, and founding member of NWOBHM cult rockers Nitro.
Wax’s perspective and work can best be described as raw, authentic, bold, uncompromising, and disconcerting.
Out of a radically transformed America comes a statement from a veteran artist that’s of and for its time. “Mobocracy” is a focused collection of strident, aggressive, snarling, howling songs that draws on Wax’s decades of experience and influences.
“History shows us that artists will not let this kind of tectonic shift in American life pass without comment. I’m just commenting now.”
“While new artists strive to cultivate vintage connective tissue to fuse themselves with that rare genuine original creative source that defines their craft, by virtue of my history, I’m forever linked to this authentic well-spring of inspiration. This type of provenance can’t be synthesized, purchased, or conjured. It has to be earned. Whatever value it carries, I guess I’ve earned it and I’m certainly proud of it.”
“I’m Wax Mekanix and I approve this message”
A Band with a Swedish dudes name? A guy doing solo Singer/Songwriter stuff, bearded and wearing only a lumberjack shirt? Sounds like but isn’t! Associations, Imaginations – all misleading! Lasse Reinstroem rather refers to a German sound-alike which translated means something like “let them run/flood in” and which is the common answer to the joke “Dude, you know what is the name of the Swedish Sex Minister?”.
And it’s the name of a fresh band from Dresden, Germany, who play a well-balanced mix of Blues, Stoner, Noise, Psychedelic and somewhere in between Kyuss, Mogwai, Isis and Ennio Morricone! A proper description would include Western atmosphere, Desert sound, ethereal, flickering Post Rock guitars, Vocals reaching from the early Mark Lanegan to a higher pitched Tom Waits, from howling lyrics to pissed-off, bored Storytelling and folksy rhythm to noisy, scream-fueled explosions (Howlin Wolf) and typical post-rock Jams (Steamroller) and Isis riffs played by Mogwai (Spitzke) flavoured with soundeffects.
With the release of their second full length studio album “Seiches and Sirens” and their appearance in the esteemed “Classic Rock Magazine” the groovy sexy viking funk doom rock trio Almost Honest have made quite a name for themselves. Born in New Cumberland, Pa in 2013 these cats have been bringing energetic and memorable live performances across the east coast. Shayne Reed lays down the thundering vocals and groovy guitar while Seth Jackson brings the funky rhythm with his bass. Lastly Quinten Spangler is the time keeper and beat god. Fans never leave a concert unsatisfied and with a sound as unique as there's, who can blame them? They have been featured in such publications as Classic Rock Magazine, Doomed & Stoned, and The Obelisk. They have cemented themselves as a force to be reckoned with. This doom rock group have also played with such amazing acts as Revocation, Astronoid, and Moon Tooth. These guys are the ones you will want to keep your eyeballs on because they are carving there own piece of music funkery and they want you to be apart of the ride.
Philly-area Metal Trio consisting of Moe, Pretty Boy, and Thuds. Troll Teeth, in one form or another, has been bringing devastatingly heavy riffs to the masses since 2012 and show no sign of stopping until everyone is crushed beneath the weight of their massive, down-tuned Doom. Troll Teeth's latest record, "Goes Nowhere, Does Nothing" was released November 10th, 2020.
Mike Matteson does everything. He plays all the instruments and writes all the music. He’s been in bands playing blues, punk, psych, sludge metal, indie, and balls-out rock and roll. And sometimes Mike Matteson is his own band, drumming with his feet while playing guitar and singing, like a magnificent one-man rock and roll wrecking ball of rock and roll. And, ladies, he’s single!
Mike Matteson & The Sketchy Freaks
The Stone Eye
Rising from the ashes of absolutely nothing but the remnants of Uncle Earl's canned Budweiser in 2014, The Stone Eye is an electrifying rock band from Philadelphia, PA. Combining elements of stoner, alternative, progressive, & garage rock comes a hard hitting yet catchy style of music. Hell, we'd wager that there's even more styles of music which they draw inspiration from. Crazy, right? Following a plethora of releases dating back to 2014, The Stone Eye is at it yet again with their latest full length record, "Ventura". This one's for you, Uncle Earl.
Moths are a Progressive/Stoner Metal band from San Juan, Puerto Rico that blends powerful riffs with unexpected and increasingly progressive undertones. The band was founded by Weslie Negrón (Bass), Jonathan Miranda (Lead Guitar), and Omar González (Rhythm Guitar) in 2016 with the later addition of Damaris Rodríguez (Vocals) and Daniel Figueroa (Drums). Moths released their debut, self-titled EP on November 2nd, 2018 gaining attention from important Non-Heavy Metal and Heavy Metal websites like Bandcamp, Heavy Blog is Heavy, Dead Rhetoric, among others. The band embarked on their first US tour with a short run in the North East area of the Mainland, where the band got a great response from the audiences. In June 2020, their track ‘Adhara & Ray’ was part of the ‘Stimulus Swim’ mixtape curated by Adult Swim, which had the band featured both in Adult Swim’s website and their TV programming. With Damaris’ aggressive but melodic vocals, Omar’s catch riffs, Jonathan’s unorthodox leads, Weslie’s solid bass lines, and Daniel’s extreme drumming, Moths creates a perfect balance between Heavy and cohesive music that will impact their listeners to a whole new level.
Snake Legs encourages you to murder emo kids in the name of punk. Snake Legs will kill you.
GODS OF SPACE
Heavy psychedelic doom metal from the post-industrial wasteland of Wilkes-Barre. Prepare for an all out assault on your senses.
A morning cigarette with your hangover. Not dying so much as rotting. “People keep talking to themselves, but they never seem to listen."
MOURN THE lIGHT
Mourn the Light are a Doom metal band from CT who write songs of doom and despair and deliver them in a catchy hook laden mix of classic Dio/Martin era Sabbath and Candlemass with a healthy dose of NWOTHM/classic/power/prog metal to round out their unique offering.