Stoner Metal

Pentagram (USA)

Pentagram is an American heavy metal band from Alexandria, Virginia, most famous as one of the pioneers of doom metal. The band was prolific in the underground scene of the 1970s, producing many demos and rehearsal tapes, but did not release a full-length album until reforming in the early 1980s.


Kylesa is a metal group that borrows elements of crust punk, psychedelic rock, stoner rock, sludge metal, and indie rock. They have three different singers. Kylesa formed in Savannah in 2001, taking their name from "kilesa mara", a Buddhist term denoting delusory mental states.

Orange Goblin

Orange Goblin, previously Our Haunted Kingdom, are a stoner metal band from the United Kingdom that formed in 1995.


Cathedral are a doom metal band from Coventry, England. The group forged a link between early doom metal and a 1990s extreme metal aesthetic, making doom slower and heavier. Their debut album, Forest of Equilibrium, is considered a classic of the genre. They later on changed their doom style, playing it in a more uptempo and groove-oriented fashion.


Rwake is a Southern sludge metal band from Little Rock, Arkansas, USA, that began as a jamming four-piece in 1996. The band was originally called Wake.

Church of Misery

Church of Misery is a doom metal band from Tokyo, Japan. Church of Misery's style melds early-era Black Sabbath style doom with psychedelic rock.


YOB is a doom metal band from Eugene, Oregon composed of Aaron Reiseberg, Travis Foster, and Mike Scheidt.

Saint Vitus

Saint Vitus is an American doom metal band from Los Angeles, formed in 1978.  The band has been regarded and credited as one of the first bands of the genre.

Electric Wizard

Electric Wizard are a doom metal band from Dorset, England that formed in 1993. The band have since recorded seven albums, two of which are now considered to be landmarks of their genre. Electric Wizard have a distinct yet traditional doom metal sound that incorporates stoner and sludge traits, with lyrics typically involving the occult, witchcraft, H.P. Lovecraft, horror films and marijuana. 


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