Psychedelic metal is a type of heavy metal music which arose in the early 1990s. Post metal bands began to combine psychedelic rock and grunge and other influences and combining it into an underground movement some labeled stoner rock. Bands like Kyuss, Masters of Reality, and Monster Magnet were among the most popular practitioners.
Kyuss formed in California in late 1980 when a group of four high school friends formed a small band called Sons of Kyuss. Combining varied musical influences vocalist John Garcia and guitarist Josh Homme combined with bassist Chris Cockrell and drummer Brant Bjork to make up genre defining band eventually known just as Kyuss.
In 1992 Chris Goss of Masters of Reality joined the band for the earth shattering CD Blues For the Red Sun which most consider their best album in their short career. Blues For The Red Sun was a imposing work taking the band into a different direction with transient moments worthy of psychedelic rock. Walls of feedback and shifting melodies combined with tribal drums made it a force to be reckoned within the genre. Welcome To Sky Valley in 1994 took baroque songwriting and combined it in typical Kyuss style to form another solid album from the band. Post breakup band members went on to join or form other very influential psychedelic metal bands. Brant Bjork played in Fu Manchu, Nick Oliveri founded the Mondo Generator before joining the hugely popular Queens of the Stone Age. John Garcia founded Slo Burn and Unida, Josh Homme, founded the band Gamma Ray which later became the Queens Of The Stone Age.
Master's of Reality formed in 1981 by singer and guitarist Chris Goss and lead guitarist Tim Harrington combining a mixture of influences including hard rock, jazz and progressive rock. The result is an unusual mixture of blues, metal, hard rock and psychedelic influences combined skillfully in a unique blend. Rick Rubin famed producer took them under his wing putting the band through a grueling six months recording their debut album Blue Garden. The album struck a favorable chord with reviewers and fans alike. Hailing from Syracuse, New York a very secluded industrial town. The band signed a record deal late in their careers but have seemed to suffer no ill will for this.
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Houston Rock Record Label Silver Dragon Records presents rock band Lazarus X and the their latest independent CD release Weapon of Love. Lazarus X's combines determined hard hitting rock with haunting and soulful melodies which struck a chord with many underground rock music fans. Some fans received a preview of the publicity photos and underground rock CD WOL at a rooftop listening party a day before it was released and the response was amazing. Check out Rock Band Lazarus X merchandise like The Weapon of Love Tour T-Shirt and the Weapon of Love CD or preview one of their songs by downloading a free rock mp3.
Silver Dragon Records is a Houston rock record label producing and promoting experimental, hard rock and alternative metal albums. We provide 24 bit digital recording in a quiet private studio free of distractions. If you think we are the label for you submit a demo to our record label and let us tell you how we can help your band with artist promotion, publicity, marketing, recording, mastering, help in marketing a demo or shopping for a major label deal. We are happy to offer musicians our online resources like our musicians toolkit for recording audio, our museum of rock music history and our Houston rock music resource.
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