HEADZ UP

HEADZ UP Presenting, promoting and recommending dazed and confused bands and events from the twilight zone

Wie gewohnt öffnen

HORROR SEASON IS NOT OVER YET. In two weeks our colleagues at Kusch-Concerts in Halle (Saale) invite you for their Heavy...
06/11/2021

HORROR SEASON IS NOT OVER YET. In two weeks our colleagues at Kusch-Concerts in Halle (Saale) invite you for their Heavy Offense II featuring a proper zombie parade of Speed, Thrash, Death and Heavy Metal! Served ice-cold by Vulture - High Speed Metal, Stallion and The Night Eternal. Beware: The new location is Station Endlos now!

We had the honor to do the whole bloody graphic package again (to be checked out in our 'Artwork & Design for Clients' album).

Event ➤ Show 4/4 Heavy Offense ll

Concert Flyer / Poster for: Kusch-Concerts feat. Vulture - High Speed Metal, Stallion & The Night Eternal | at Turm, Halle (new location: Station Endlos, Halle) | 20.11.2021

Event ➤ Show 4/4 Heavy Offense ll

Promotional graphics (concert and tour posters, flyers, banners, mag ads, covers, logos) produced on behalf of bands, pr...
06/11/2021

Promotional graphics (concert and tour posters, flyers, banners, mag ads, covers, logos) produced on behalf of bands, promoters, labels and agencies

KUSCH KUSCH. Life is back, fellas! While with our series we'll be back earliest next year, we are already in the midst o...
30/06/2021

KUSCH KUSCH. Life is back, fellas! While with our series we'll be back earliest next year, we are already in the midst of a pile of graphic jobs for fellow promoters to visualize their idea of a proper yet heavy restart this year.

Here we go: In September our dear friends in Kusch-Concerts in Halle (Saale) gonna invite you to a night of Punk, Doom and Hard Rock with Berlin's Maggot Heart accompanied by Karloff & Pulsar - Doom at Turm. Nice one! We had the honor to do the whole graphic package (just click on the graphic and go right).

Event ➤ Show 1/4 Maggot Heart + Karloff + Pulsar

Concert Flyer / Poster for: Kusch-Concerts feat. Maggot Heart, Karloff & Pulsar - Doom | at Turm, Halle | 10.09.2021

Event ➤ Show 1/4 Maggot Heart + Karloff + Pulsar

Promotional graphics (concert and tour posters, flyers, banners, mag ads, covers, logos) produced on behalf of bands, pr...
30/06/2021

Promotional graphics (concert and tour posters, flyers, banners, mag ads, covers, logos) produced on behalf of bands, promoters, labels and agencies

JAM THE EXIT. Last weekend our dear local fellas in Have Blue released their brand new record 'Learning to Die' via Naso...
13/05/2021

JAM THE EXIT. Last weekend our dear local fellas in Have Blue released their brand new record 'Learning to Die' via Nasoni Records. And with it another rough diamond in Psychedelic Garage Fuzz Hard Rock straight outta Berlin!

We had the honor to create the artwork and layout for all formats (LP & CD Digipack) as well as everything else (labels, download card). Just click on the graphic and switch forth to check out the package. And get your copy of this only to 300 ltd., handnumbered, yellow wax baby at Nasoni!

Suck it in ➤ https://haveblue.bandcamp.com/album/learning-to-die

Cover Artwork for: Have Blue - 'Learning to Die' CD/LP | Nasoni Records | May 2021

Promotional graphics (concert and tour posters, flyers, banners, mag ads, covers, logos) produced on behalf of bands, pr...
13/05/2021

Promotional graphics (concert and tour posters, flyers, banners, mag ads, covers, logos) produced on behalf of bands, promoters, labels and agencies

YOGA TO DOOM. Berlin-based Yoga to Doom is back with another intriguing session next month! Online and alongside live mu...
17/03/2021

YOGA TO DOOM. Berlin-based Yoga to Doom is back with another intriguing session next month! Online and alongside live music by Baltimore's deadly Revvnant, resulting in a moving meditation. We did the graphics again and will be part of it, of course. Check the event for all info and to register.

Event ➤ Yoga to Doom with live music by The Revvnant

Event Flyer for: Yoga to Doom (Online Session) with Zarahlena | feat. Live Music by Revvnant | 11.04.2021

Event ➤ Yoga to Doom with live music by The Revvnant

Promotional graphics (concert and tour posters, flyers, banners, mag ads, covers, logos) produced on behalf of bands, pr...
17/03/2021

Promotional graphics (concert and tour posters, flyers, banners, mag ads, covers, logos) produced on behalf of bands, promoters, labels and agencies

ROADBURN: ONLINE. As the world is still on hold, next month (16.-18.04.) Roadburn Festival will bring its festival exper...
14/03/2021
Roadburn Redux

ROADBURN: ONLINE. As the world is still on hold, next month (16.-18.04.) Roadburn Festival will bring its festival experience into your dark homes. With Roadburn Redux the organizers offer a free digital event with a well curated programme of world premieres and exclusive live performances.

Click the link below to RSVP and find out what's announced so far: www.roadburnredux.com

Roadburn 2021 will be taking place in an unfamiliar format, but will retain the hallmarks of what makes the usual editions a must-attend event for fans of heavy music around the globe.

ENTOMBED A.D. - Dead Dawn (OFFICIAL VIDEO)
08/03/2021
ENTOMBED A.D. - Dead Dawn (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

ENTOMBED A.D. - Dead Dawn (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

ENTOMBED A.D. - Dead Dawn (OFFICIAL VIDEO). Taken from the album "Dead Dawn". Century Media Records 2016.ENTOMBED A.D. live26.10.16 DE - Leipzig, Täubchentha...

A MILLION LIVES. Time to take a way out, as of today Warsaw's God Emperors of Doom in SUNNATA release their highly antic...
26/02/2021
Burning in Heaven, Melting on Earth, by SUNNATA

A MILLION LIVES. Time to take a way out, as of today Warsaw's God Emperors of Doom in SUNNATA release their highly anticipated 4th album. With 'Burning in Heaven, Melting on Earth' the band serves their (in our opinion) best (produced) record so far while exploring different angles on the theme of religious fanaticism and faith.

Play loud. Follow the path of heavy. And enjoy your weekend!

6 track album

NEED A REALITY CHECK? There you go. Today Warsaw's Weedy Warlords in Dopelord release their bloody 'Reality Dagger' EP w...
19/02/2021

NEED A REALITY CHECK? There you go. Today Warsaw's Weedy Warlords in Dopelord release their bloody 'Reality Dagger' EP with some Friday's good 'ol Stoner Doom Metal we all deserve so much. Enjoy this dark treat and your weekend. And stay dope, fellas! 🥦

💀 "Reality Dagger" EP is out now. Go to our bandcamp page to order a CD version or pre-order hand numbered vinyl. Available in all streaming platforms as well. 💀

https://dopelord.bandcamp.com

BEWARE, THESE MAMMOTHS ARE ON ACID! This week them Greek Heavy Psych Tusks of Doom in Acid Mammoth released the 11-minut...
13/02/2021
Acid Mammoth - Caravan (Official Music Video)

BEWARE, THESE MAMMOTHS ARE ON ACID! This week them Greek Heavy Psych Tusks of Doom in Acid Mammoth released the 11-minute giant title track of their upcoming, mountainous third LP 'Caravan' (HEAVY PSYCH SOUNDS). Just accompany these wooly fellas for a few moments on their trance-inducing, fuzz-driven journey into the black void. And enjoy your weekend!

ALBUM PRESALE:https://www.heavypsychsounds.com/shop.htm#HPS156USA PRESALE:https://www.heavypsychsounds.com/shop-usa.htm#HPS156“Caravan” is the title track of...

HEADZ UP for: (MORE) BEST RECORDS 2020 | ADDENDUMOur last month not only was filled up by long forest walks and dissolut...
03/02/2021
Cyberfunk!, by Mother's Cake

HEADZ UP for: (MORE) BEST RECORDS 2020 | ADDENDUM

Our last month not only was filled up by long forest walks and dissolute home office hours yet by keepin' up the music and listening to some more records of last year, which we didn't really recognize before puttin' together our best of list from December (posted on 30th, if you missed it) - and definitely should be mentioned as well among the best ones of 2020!

Again, seperated in two genre-related top lists plus debut albums and an outstanding local one, here's our postscript:

(AMONG) TOP ALBUMS 2020 | THE DARK SIDE

(Atmospheric Sludge, Doom, Post, Drone, Dark Prog)

1. HYMN - Breach Us
2. Huntsmen - Mandala of Fear
3. Dark Buddha Rising - Mathreyata
4. Insect Ark - The Vanishing
5. Hairless Monk - Monolith
6. Onségen Ensemble - Fear

(AMONG) TOP ALBUMS 2020 | THE BRIGHT PSYCH

(Psych, Heavy Psych, Neo-Psychedelia, Kraut, Garage, Blues, Space, Stoner)

1. Mother's Cake - Cyberfunk!
2. Korb - Korb II
3. Shaman Elephant - Wide Awake But Still Asleep
4. Black Helium - The Wholly Other
5. Kungens Män - Trappmusik
6. Gnod & Joao Pais Filipe - Faca de fogo
7. Hey Colossus - Dances / Curses
8. Forming the Void - Reverie
9. MR.BISON - Seaward
10. Geezer - Groovy

(AMONG) TOP DEBUT ALBUMS 2020 | UNSUSPECTED HIGHLIGHTS

1. AUA - I Don't Want It Darker
2. Molassess - Through the Hollow
3. Temple Fang - Live at Merleyn
4. Mount Hush - Mount Hush
5. Las Historias - Las Historias

(ANOTHER) TOP LOCAL ALBUM 2020 | STRAIGHT OUTTA BERLIN

Maggot Heart - Mercy Machine

(MORE THAT) LEFT ME UNDERWHELMED (although I admire most of these bands)

Okkultokrati - La Ilden Lyse
Wino - Forever Gone
Sons of Otis - Isolation
DeWolff - Tascam Tapes
White Manna - Arc

Keep up the music. And your headz up!

12 track album

06/01/2021
Inclinations, by Electric Octopus

BACK TO BUSINESS. We hope you had a nice slide into 2021! We're back on the desk, ready to do whatever is necessary to keep the machine running. And the year does not start bad with it's very first release from our dear Irish friends in Electric Octopus! Belfast's Psychedelic Funk trio kicks out some 2+ hours of superb jams to sweeten all our start. Have a glorious one!

6 track album

STILL ON HOLD - A FLASHBACK OF 2020Beginning of March: "Blade Doomer 2020" is what we call our profile pic back then. No...
31/12/2020

STILL ON HOLD - A FLASHBACK OF 2020

Beginning of March: "Blade Doomer 2020" is what we call our profile pic back then. Not knowing, that the year will turn out to be pretty apocalyptic indeed. - One week later, mid March: The virus hits us and is about to paralyze not only our industry but the whole world. Instead of announcing our first eight concerts of the year, we create this title banner. And, up until now, stayed with it for nine and a half months. And it looks like, we still keep it there for a while…

We didn't bother you over the year, but now on this last day of it we can tell you: We cancelled up to 25 local concerts (incl. postponements for this and next year) and, of course, the whole program of our three-days festival in November in Berlin. Yeah, sucks. And we speak for all our fellow promoters and agents, that it was and still is a repeated, dry suck with every wave coming in.

And now? 2021 is planned. With about 20 concerts and a program for HEADZ UP FEST 2021 we are at the starting line again. Knowing that it could be for nothing again… But we do what we do, always questioning ourselves: What keeps us alive, what is our drive? Beside our work that must be you: The tight community, the people around us and a slight sense of a bright future, in which we all move our heads and hips first-row-style again.

We know that with a new year eventually nothing will change massively yet do we somehow believe in cycles and hope to see you soon. But first things first, we wish you a nice and safe slide into 2021!

Stay safe. Stay great. And - you know the drill - keep your beautiful HEADZ UP!

ON HOLD DUE TO COVID-19. Given the current health situation and rising government pressure to limit public events in the wake of the virus, hereby we postpone our originally for today planned preview announcement for the next concerts. The day-by-day developments are effectively hitting the global entertainment industry while we expect more bands, venues and tour agents to cancel their plans, in turn infecting our local booking and promotion program for the upcoming months.

Beyond government restrictions, we also have to consider the public health of our audiences and the people working at our shows. Thus we believe it is in all our responsibility for those around us, for our city and its people to be level-headed, to take a step back and to slow down the spread, even at shows with only 100 people.

Do not panic. Just stay safe, have some respect and take care of each other (especially of those with an overstretched health system). Stay tuned. And see you soon!

30/12/2020
Mestarin kynsi, by Oranssi Pazuzu

HEADZ UP for: BEST RECORDS 2020

Bit late to the party, but with so many dope releases this year, in the last 20 days we came to listen to to about 200 records - and here they are: Our two genre-related top lists plus best debut albums and best local albums (every list incl. EPs, no live albums).

Our order mostly results through concentrating on innovation in sound and technical implementation. One can't reinvent the wheel. But must be brave and smart enough to do so.

TOP 15 ALBUMS 2020 | THE DARK SIDE

(Black, Avant-garde, Atmospheric Sludge, Doom, Post, Industrial, Noise, Drone, Ambient, Dark Psych, Synthwave)

1. Oranssi Pazuzu - Mestarin kynsi
2. IMPERIAL TRIUMPHANT - Alphaville
3. Vile Creature - Glory, Glory! Apathy Took Helm!
4. Deradoorian - Find the Sun
5. Pharaoh Overlord - 6
6. SUMAC - May You Be Held
7. Uniform - Shame
8. Radar Men from the Moon - Be***al Light
9. Zeal & Ardor - Wake of a Nation (EP)
10. Liturgy - Origin of the Alimonies

11. Emma Ruth Rundle & Thou - May Our Chambers Be Full
12. Anna von Hausswolff - All Thoughts Fly
13. Neptunian Maximalism - NNMM - Éons
14. Pallbearer - Forgotten Days
15. DOOL - Summerland

TOP 25 ALBUMS 2020 | THE BRIGHT PSYCH

(Prog, Psych, Heavy Psych, Neo-Psychedelia, Kraut, Garage, Blues, Space, Stoner)

1. Motorpsycho - The All Is One
2. SLIFT - Ummon
3. Ball - Like You Are - I Once Was - Like I Am - You Will Never Be
4. Frankie and the Witch Fingers - Monsters Eating People…
5. All Them Witches - Nothing as the Ideal
6. King Buffalo - Dead Star (EP)
7. Turtle Skull - Monoliths
8. Elder - Omens
9. Kairon; IRSE! - Polysomn
10. Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs - Viscerals

11. Elephant Tree - Habits
12. REZN - Chaotic Divine
13. Wight - S***k the World
14. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - K.G.
15. Osees - Protean Threat & Metamorphosed
16. Lonker See - Hamza
17. Causa Sui - Szabodelico
18. Kanaan - Band - Odense Sessions & Double Sun
19. Lowrider - Refractions
20. The Heavy Eyes - Love Like Machines

21. Acid Mammoth - Under Acid Hoof
22. Ruff Majik - The Devil's Cattle
23. Dope Smoker - Zeroin
24. Vinnum Sabbathi - Of Dimensions & Theories
25. Pretty Lightning - Jangle Bowls

TOP 10 DEBUT ALBUMS 2020 | UNSUSPECTED HIGHLIGHTS

1. Kaskadeur - Uncanny Valley
2. Fooks Nihil - Fooks Nihil
3. Neumatic Parlo - All Purpose Slicer (EP)
4. Hibiscus Biscuit - Reflection of Mine
5. RYTE - Ryte
6. MOURA - Moura
7. Acid Moon And The Pregnant Sun - Speakin' of the Devil
8. White Dog - White Dog
9. The Goners - Good Mourning
10. Lucid Void - Saat (EP)

TOP 10 LOCAL ALBUMS 2020 | STRAIGHT OUTTA BERLIN

1. Kaskadeur - Uncanny Valley
2. Kadavar - The Isolation Tapes
3. Samsara Blues Experiment - End of Forever
4. Grin - Translucent Blades
5. Haven - Vessel (EP)
6. Black Sadhu - What Is Real? (EP)
7. Heads. - Push
8. Coogans Bluff - Metronopolis
9. néander - Eremit
10. Gaffa Ghandi - Artificial Disgust

Can you confirm? :) Just remember: You can't make everyone happy. You're not pizza. 🍕

Yours truly Mr. HEADZ UP / Rob Zim

6 track album

INTO THE VALLEY. Smells like the time is nigh for the mass of Album of the Year lists acoming. As for us, the 'May Our C...
11/12/2020
Emma Ruth Rundle & Thou - The Valley (Official Audio)

INTO THE VALLEY. Smells like the time is nigh for the mass of Album of the Year lists acoming. As for us, the 'May Our Chambers Be Full' LP, released in Oct by Emma Ruth Rundle and Thou, is a strong contender. While the record does not add sth. new to the Atmospheric Sludge and Post-Metal scene, it's just a logic step for both artists to combine their strengths of pure heaviness and excellent vocals. The last song 'The Valley' is a real dark beauty and on repeat at our office today. Enjoy!

From 'May Our Chambers Be Full,' a collaboration between Emma Ruth Rundle & Thou for the Sacred Bones Alliance Series. Out 12/4/20 Preorder: https://www.sacr...

04/12/2020
6, by Pharaoh Overlord

WITHOUT SONG ALL WILL PERISH. Last week Finland's Almighty Heavy Psychedelic Space Kraut Butchers in Pharaoh Overlord unleashed their poisonous yet powerful, sixth (resp. eleventh) LP upon us! As for every new record of these virtuoso avant-gardists, with '6' PO levels another creative path eternal and this time a cataclysmic clash between Italo Synthwave, EBM and Metal - latter established by nothing less than them corrosive vocals from longtime collaborator Aaron Turner (i.a. Isis, Old Man Gloom, SUMAC).

Probably not for everyone. And that's the spirit!

5 track album

03/12/2020
Burning in Heaven, Melting on Earth, by SUNNATA

THE CROWS ARE COMING. Poland's Progressive Sludge Post-Metal Serpents and our dear Doom Darlings in SUNNATA just announced their upcoming LP 'Burning in Heaven, Melting on Earth'. Enjoy the first available song 'Crows' here! And pre-order now to get the limited Corona Edition LP and an exclusive access seven days prior to the album release on 26th Feb 2021. Kept under black wings!

6 track album

LIVE AT LEVITATION. As first in a new Live LP series released by Texas' number one Psych Fest hosts and label, Japan's F...
13/11/2020
KIKAGAKU MOYO - "SMOKE AND MIRRORS" LIVE AT LEVITATION

LIVE AT LEVITATION. As first in a new Live LP series released by Texas' number one Psych Fest hosts and label, Japan's Floating Psychedelic Rock Gypsies in Kikagaku Moyo / 幾何学模様 are featured with their Austin Psych Fest performances from 2014 and 2020 on each side. The LP hits the stores in mid January while the presale is already up. Here a taste of what's coming! Enjoy the jam, and get your beautiful ass over to Levitation's site while these beauties are still available. Moyo on!

Kikagaku Moyo perform "Smoke and Mirrors" live at Austin Psych Fest 2014. From their upcoming Live at Levitation LP, out Jan 15, 2021 on The Reverberation Ap...

14/10/2020
Vol.1, by Cannabineros

HITS FROM DA B**G. Time to hop on the good 'ol Stoner train, as last weekend Berlin's Spaceous Desert Funk Cannabineros finally released their raw'n'dusty debut album. Simply called 'Vol. 1', the local duo serves a heavy conglomerate of songs, which "came to life through jams at gigs and rehearsals" in early 2020. So hop on. And fire it up! It's just simple as that.

6 track album

Adresse

Berlin

Benachrichtigungen

Lassen Sie sich von uns eine E-Mail senden und seien Sie der erste der Neuigkeiten und Aktionen von HEADZ UP erfährt. Ihre E-Mail-Adresse wird nicht für andere Zwecke verwendet und Sie können sich jederzeit abmelden.

Videos

Kunst & Unterhaltung in der Nähe


Andere Kunst und Unterhaltung in Berlin

Alles Anzeigen