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All of us here at The Planet of Doom are stoked to announce that the Swedish band Vokonis has just signed up for the film. Check them out if you haven’t already, you’ll be thrilled you did! Word is, they’re headed back to the studio next month to lay down their POD track while recording material for their brand new album.
Here’s what Joop Konraad from Stoner HiVe had to say about their latest album:
Sweden. One of those chosen countries. And definitely when it comes to allthe heavy stuff we all love so dearly. The list of amazing bands coming from that country is simply endless, and new ones pop up every day. Some of which of course stem from outfits that stopped for whatever reason at the time. One of them is Vokonis, comprised out of members from Creedsmen, Arise, and Ginger Trees. A power trio in every sense of that word. Powerful. Heavy. Doom. Stoner. Metal. All of it applies to a maximum and all of them fall short in telling the real story of Vokonis. For that you will have to experience the full force of the six amazing tracks on their debut effort called Olde One Ascending. They dipped deep into the pool of Iommi and drank heavily of everything Sabbath and Sleep while clashing their cups which are filled to the brim with majestic riffs and exalted repetition with fellow countrymen Monolord. Like the laugh of a man sentenced to death, their trucking sends shivers down your spine. And even though all the tracks have that hazy stoner doom edge, they all have a very own atmosphere and identity. And they are all of such a high level and transcending nature one can only expect Vokonis to rise and reach even greater heights then what was expected or the Creedsmen. Yes, that Ozium Records label knows where the truly good stuff can be found. Yes, Olde One Ascending is solid, roadworthy and amazing. Smoky tunes for gnarly beards drowning in pints of lager. We love it!
With our successful Kickstarter campaign coming to a close this week, we’d like to thank you all with this special trailer. It features clips that go all the way back to our first teaser, and includes brand new film music by the band Ironweed!
Since production on the film will be starting up soon, this will be the last footage you’ll see from us for quite some time. As one journey ends, another begins. See you on the other side!
Make sure to grab some loot before we close up shop. It will be your last chance to score these future collectibles.
A huge THANKS to all of you who’ve already started kicking in some cash to our Kickstarter campaign. We raised over $10,000 in the first 24 hours alone!
It’s so awesome to see that your passion for this film is as strong as ours, and we look forward to blowing your minds with the opportunity that you’ve given us.
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Hailing from the Swedish city of rain, they were held indoors and practiced, played and cried tears of fuzz days on end. Eventually these hours of fuzz would turn into songs that would become their first album “Olde One Ascending”. Which would receive critical acclaim from all corners of the world.
With a focus on volume, fuzz and riffs they’ve played just over 20 shows in their first year as a band and have played with acts such as Skraeckoedlan, Snailking and Yuri Gagarin. They are not letting up and are relentless in their quest for heavy tone.
RIFF LODGE is a full service animation house, specializing in colorful, neo-psychedelic productions with a decidedly 2-dimensional illustrative look and feel. Fueled and inspired by a love for riff-heavy, high-octane music (hence the name), these energetic adult-oriented films leap from the screen and harken back to Heavy Metal Magazine, Conan comics, and Ralph Bakshi and René Laloux productions.
Take a cosmic chopper ride across the battle-wrought landscapes of time and space. Then find yourself at the Riff Lodge.
The animated music video for the band Conan‘s track “Throne of Fire”, off their 2016 album “Revengeance”. Created by Riff Lodge Animation (artist/writer David Paul Seymour and director/animator Tim Granda).
Philip Cope has been described as the Savannah “metal scene’s godfather.”] He began playing in hardcore punk groups in the late 1980s, and in 1992 booked groups such as Buzzoven and Neurosis at a local all-ages club. From 1993 to 2001, Cope played in the group Damad. Pat Mathis of the Passive Fist label said that Damad “established a sound that’s stuck — that whole heavy, doomy Southern kind of metal. When you’ve got these old punk guys who listen to the Allman Brothers and start a metal band, that’s kind of what you get.” Damad changed their name to Kylesa in 2001 with the addition of Laura Pleasants.