Psychedelic Metal

Blue Oyster Cult

Blue Öyster Cult (often abbreviated BÖC or BOC) is an American hard rock band formed on Long Island, New York, in 1967, whose most successful work includes the hard rock songs”(Don't Fear) The Reaper", "Godzilla" and "Burnin' for You".


Coven is an American psychedelic rock band with occult lyrics formed in the late 1960s. They had a top 40 hit in 1971 with the song "One Tin Soldier", the theme song of the movie Billy Jack.


Formed in 1989 in Washington state, Earth are pioneers of drone. Led by Dylan Carlson, Earth’s music is largely instrumental, crushingly slow and heavy, and repetitive.  More recent Earth output introduces elements from completely different styles of music. Carlson, Earth’s helmsman, has noted influences as far ranging as British folk bands like Fairport Convention and country singer Merle Haggard. Their most recent album, Primitive and Deadly, is the first Earth album since 2006 to include vocals. Drone on at their first MDF appearance.

Jex Thoth

Jex Thoth is a psychedelic rock / doom metal band formed in 2007, currently based in Madison, Wisconsin.

Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats

Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats are a psychedelic rock/doom/heavy metal band from Cambridge, UK.  Formed in 2009, their sound is heavily influenced by late 1960's/early 1970's heavy metal, in the vein of Black Sabbath, with a little vintage horror movie inspiration thrown into the mix.    Though they have only been around for a few years, three highly acclaimed full-length albums have helped them garner international attention, including a scheduled stint on a November 2013 European tour with Black Sabbath.


Sólstafir is an Icelandic metal band, formed in 1995.  Their name translated in Icelandic means "radiating sun beams".  Sólstafirs music certainly lives up to their obscure name.  While their early work featured a heavier sound, along the lines of traditional viking metal and black metal, it has evolved to include more dynamic elements of progressive metal and post-metal.


Ufomammut is a psychedlic metal band from Italy.

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