Group for lovers of Stoner Rock/Stoner Metal-bands!
The style is often merging into related genres like Psychedelic, Hardrock, High Energy Rock'n'Roll, Sludge, Drone, Doom, Prog, Blues and sometimes even Folk.
A very vivid genre that's existing since quite a while already and is facing a boom with interesting bands since a couple of years.
Bands that can be sort of considered starters of the "movement" would be for example Kyuss and Monster Magnet.
The most important influence of the musical past in rock history would be undoubtedly Black Sabbath. Right next to them Blue Cheer or Hawkwind and a lot of less known 70s Psych/Prog/Hardrock/Early Metal-acts.
During the 80's St. Vitus and The Obsessed as well as Trouble (all three Stoner-related but also Doom Metal) kept some of this musical spirit alive.
Important bands of the next generation would be Sleep, Electric Wizard, Masters Of Reality and Fu Manchu. Followed by Queens Of The Stoneage and the likes.
Today great groups like Witchcraft, Blood Ceremony or Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats are taking things one step further (or a step back - depending on the viewpoint - if it comes to authentic retro vibes).
...and of course the heck of a lot more bands!
This group has been created by DJ Phoney in 2011 to make it possible for discogs users to write about this kind of music and explore new bands, talk about roots of Stoner Rock, maybe even get into depth about riffs, songwriting or production issues.
You're welcome to join if you love the genre and want to join a constructive exchange of knowledge and passion for music.