MARS RED SKY
Greenbeard is a desert rock trio from Austin, TX created in 2014. Greenbeard’s sound is a sonic gathering of early British heavy metal, psychedelia, desert guitar riffs, & stoner rock.
Coyote Man is an instrumental band from Chicago Illinois. Members Augie Portugal, Ian Wheeler and Rene Rodriguez have been making noise since the early 2000’s but officially formed Coyote Man in 2015. The trio imbues powerful riffs that are haunting yet soothing, which penetrate deep into the mind of the listener. Coyote Man is a reminder that music can still be an art form not easily subjugated to cliché’s of today’s digital age. “Our aim is to make the listener more susceptible to the complexities of their own feelings and breathe new life into the established paradigms of metal music.”
UNTO THE EARTH
Unto the Earth is a four piece metal band out of Chicago, straddling the lines between stoner, desert, doom, and sludge, with shoegaze and heavy psych influences. Formed in 2019 by guitarist Mike Yoshida and bassist/vocalist/instrumentalist Simeon Papacostas, two long-time friends who first started playing together back in the mid-90s, along with lead guitarist Jed Jacobs, the group added another longtime friend and former bandmate Brant Maze on drums to complete the lineup. Together they have embarked on a musical odyssey that combines driving drums, melodic basslines, layered guitars, and evocative lyrics, while paying tribute to the influences of their youth.
Inspired by a diverse group of influences like Monster Magnet, Fu Manchu, Kyuss, Hum, Elder, and others, as well as giants such as Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, and Pink Floyd, Unto the Earth writes songs that feature heavy riffs, soaring guitar harmonies, and droning, melodic vocals, interspersed with atmospheric interstitials and psychedelic interludes that all combine to take the listener on a cosmic journey.