Sunday, 28 February 2010

Loud Howls Stoner/Doom Alldayer

On April 10th and 11th they will be hosting the inaugural Loud Howls Festival at The Gaff, Holloway Road, London. This two day event is set to showcase the finest in underground stoner/doom/sludge/psych and classic rock.

The Saturday will be mainly given over to stoner/psych and classic rock and will be headlined by Sun Gods In Exile from Portland, Maine whose debut album was released to rave reviews last year on Small Stone Records. Also appearing on the Saturday will be dirty rock and rollers Grifter, offbeat grunge stoners End of Level Boss, psychedelic blues doomsters Alunah, desert rockers Domes of Silence, Welsh stoners Suns of Thunder, experimental instrumentalists Bodukwe, psych jammers Stubb, trippy doom from Obiat and full throttle stoner from Dusteroid.

Saturday will also feature a surprise after show performance that is shrouded in secrecy!!!

Sunday is mostly given to Sludge and doom and will be headlined by Stoke noise merchants Charger. Also appearing will be true doom from Witchsorrow and Serpent Venom, sludgey doom blues from Trippy Wicked and the Cosmic Children of the Knight, nasty sludge from Koresh, Dead Existence, Berserkowitz and Dopefight, psychedelic noise from Astrohenge, angular post metal from Gorse and wizard obsessed stoner thrash from Invasion.

Orange Goblin will also be providing their highly entertaining metal disco skills across the weekend!!!

Tickets are priced at £8 per day and available from

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Doors open 13.00 on Saturday with bands from 14.00 and at 12.00 on Sunday with bands from 13.00.

Temple Of The Wasp Video

Earthdog Promotions Review of Temple Of The Wasp

Its been a long time since their acclaimed first album "Mescaline" was released but considering the serious health issues vocalist Sean Parkin has been battling with, its more than understandable. I hope he pulls through real soon and get back to doing full time what he has a natural talent for which is making head-stomping Stoner Hard Rock music. In the years the band has been together they have been through more than the average band, personal conflicts, serious health problems, addiction and multiple line-up changes but they are back with a new single "Temple Of The Wasp" and they are sounding better than ever. The song is a real groove based stomper which is part Fu Manchu, Kyuss, Atomic Bitchwax and Clutch all given the Domes Of Silence very tight, polished treatment and this band is real tight indeed. The track is catchy, infectious with more groove than just about any band in the genre can muster. The laid back vocal approach adds balance to the fuzzy guitar riffing and dynamic but subtle solo work. The drumming is steady, solid and even has a little cow-bell. The lyrics are excellent as is to be expected from this band, well-thought out and entertaining. The band has a delivery that is hard to ignore, you don't hear to many bands that have this much finesse. The track is in and out in little over three minutes and instantly has you hitting repeat, a great tune. The other track is a the live favorite "Bad Wisdom" and it kicks ass but has a different groove than the first track. It has a more of a 70's "Iggy And The Stooges Raw Power" groove going on with a energetic, more eclectic sound. Once again, the delivery of vocals and shredding pure rock riffing is so in tune with each other, it is a instant keeper even though it has such a Classic Rock you may think you have heard it before somewhere. The production sheen is outstanding and has a slightly more heavier sound than the debut album did. You can call it Stoner, Sludge, Punk Rock, Psyche or give it any tag you want but this is just Rock Music the way it was meant to be played, with groove, passion, feeling and energy. Check it out. 10/10

Ripplemusic.blospot Review for Temple Of The Wasp

On the opposite side of the scale of hardness is England’s Domes of Silence. Their new single Temple Of The Wasp is pretty straight forward stoner rock influenced metal. Slow n low guitar grooves with a stomping rhythm section brings to mindClutch, Mountain and Fu Manchu. The info sheet that came with the single says that they use Matamp amplifiers. These loud muthers are difficult to tame in the studio so make sure you check these guys out live where I’m sure they pump them through enormous speaker cabinets.

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Lords Of Metal.NL Review for Temple Of The Wasp

Domes Of Silence - Temple Of The Wasp

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The British Domes Of Silence previously released their full-length ‘Mescaline’, and since then struggled with line-up changes, addiction and illness. As a definitive sign of new found vitality the band released a 2-track demo, ‘Temple Of The Wasp’.

The title-track gives a great image of the way the band is heading and proves to be a damned catchy tune. Clocking in just under three and a half minutes it combines a great swing (with cowbell!) with a vulgar-sounding, retro guitarsound. The vocals are not exactly powerful, but that only adds to the space-ness of Domes of Silence. B-side ‘Bad Wisdom’ is said to be the bands live-favourite, but is doomed to be quickly replaced by ‘Temple Of The Wasp’! - Temple Of The Wasp

Uber Rock Review for Temple Of The Wasp

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Written by Darrel Sutton
Thursday, 07 January 2010 20:52

1adomes'Temple Of The Wasp' is a short and sweet little blast from UK based Domes Of Silence. Available in a variety of download only formats, this is pretty good lo-fi fayre.

Ploughing a furrow much akin to Pissed Jeans and Girls Against Boys, there is a lot to like in the simplicity of 'Temple Of The Wasp' and supporting track, the live favourite 'Bad Wisdom.'

Driving bass and fuzzed-out guitars are the mainstay of the Domes sound with Sean Parkin's almost Elvis-like croon complimenting the sound well. Give it a spin and support a real DIY release.

A Sleeping Shaman Review for Temple Of The Wasp

Domes Of Silence 'Temple Of The Wasp' EP 09

Tenacity, determination, bloody mindedness and talent...Domes of Silence have it all by the truckload. Since their debut album "Mescaline" emerged in 2004 on the Shifty Disco label the band, led by the singular vision of frontman Sean Parkin have battled stylistic changes, multiple line-ups and serious illness and still they forge forward with gritted teeth and bloody knuckles.

Taking matters into their own hands Domes of Silence have decided to release this two track masterpiece themselves via itunes and in doing so are possibly showing the rest of us what we should be doing. Lead off track "Temple of the Wasp" is a fine slice of fuzzed up desert rock...the guitars have more beef than a butcher's bin and the rhythm section drives this home like a Mazeratti!!! While the music tips its greasy trucker cap to Queens of the Stone Age, albeit with more piss and vinegar, Sean's vocals contrast perfectly with a bellicose croon that brings to mind Jim Morrison, Iggy Pop and The fall's Mark E Smith. Restrained yet with enough of a bile ridden edge the vocals may be an acquired taste but this is really what sets these guys apart from the pack and after a couple of listens you couldn't imagine it any other way.

Track two "Bad Wisdom" takes a deep snort of espresso and steps on the gas to prove why this tune has become a live favourite for the band. Another simple yet highly effective riff backs up Parkin's gritted teeth vocals while the drums threaten to punch through the snare skin. The cheeky guitar motif that repeats in the background of the song is like an aural dose of heroin!!! That little bastard will be echoing round your head for days.

I understand an album is in the bag but as yet there are no firm plans to release it...hopefully soon. In the meantime download this little sucker...and if you don't have an MP3 player to listen to it on then go and get one, even if these are the only two songs on it it'll be worth the money.

Contributed by: Ollie on the 12/12/09

Captain Beyond: DOMES OF SILENCE: New Single 'Temple Of The Wasp'

Captain Beyond: DOMES OF SILENCE: New Single 'Temple Of The Wasp'

Captain Beyond: Clip Of The Day: Domes of Silence - Temple of the Wasp

Captain Beyond: Clip Of The Day: Domes of Silence - Temple of the Wasp

DOOMMANTIA: Domes Of Silence - The Temple Of The Wasp ( single )

DOOMMANTIA: Domes Of Silence - The Temple Of The Wasp ( single )
The art work for our single ,which was designed
by the artist Michael Cowell .

Temple Of The Wasp which was a Itunes release
single 03/12/09

1/ Temple Of The Wasp
2/ Bad Wisdom