NEWS, 13th October 2010




After years of plying their frenzied, hard-rocking, acid blues trade in near obscurity, the love and accolades keep pouring in for JPT Scare Band., one of the world’s biggest purveyors of digital music, just proclaimed them one of the “top 10 essentials of proto-metal.” Yep. Emphatically placed among such massive talents as Blue Oyster Cult, Deep Purple, Rainbow, and Judas Priest, you’ll find Kansas City’s JPT Scare Band.

“JPT Scare Band didn't release an album until the 1990s, yet the group has been recording its burly jams since the early '70s. If you dig thunderous proto-metal from the age of bell-bottoms and thick 'staches, then you need to explore Past is Prologue. This wonderfully raw mishmash of once-forgotten demos is proto-metal heaven, particularly the 13-minute opus "Sleeping Sickness." In 2007 Classic Rock magazine tagged the JPTs as "the lost pioneers of heavy metal." That's no overstatement. These dudes slayed with the best of them: Cactus, Black Pearl, Pentagram.”

Now, hot on the heels of the world’s new found awareness of JPT Scare Band, and their fuzzed out brand of all that is heavy, upstart indie label Ripple Music has released Acid Blues is the White Man’s Burden, another molten slab of massive acid blues with monstrously heavy riffs, scorching guitar solos, and mind-bending jams. Already getting rave reviews from the press, Acid Blues is the White Man’s Burden is carrying on the charge, leading JPT Scare Band into the next decade, riding an iron-clad battleship of heavy proto-metal.

The Rock and Roll Report has proclaimed that Acid Blues is the White Man’s Burden, “sizzles with fuzzy guitars, gritty vocals, and extended jam sessions that instantly transport you to what feels like a Hendrix concert. Terry Swope has got to be one of the world's most underrated guitarists! If you miss the glory days of Cream, Deep Purple, and Jimi Hendrix, you have to check out these uncovered gems from JPT Scare Band.” Here Comes the Flood decrees that Acid Blues “holds its own against famous niche sharers, such as Cream, Ten Years After, Rory Gallagher and the mighty Led Zeppelin!” and Sonic Abuse gushes that Acid Blues is simply a “gem to treasure.”

Acid Blues is the White Man’s Burden is available from Ripple Music in two-toned, gatefold, double-LP with two bonus tracks, Deluxe digipack CD, or digital at and all fine music sites like iTunes, Digstation, Amazon, CD Baby, and eBay.

Don’t miss out on the revival of classic acid Proto-metal and the album that the infamous Roadburn Festival has hailed as the “Album of the Day!”

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After the release of their acclaimed debut album, ‘Monumental – Songs of Misery and Hope’, SEROTONAL – featuring original Anathema vocalist, Darren White, Jon Francis-White on guitars and Wayne Denny on drums – are currently working on their follow up album ‘The Renunciant’.

The Liverpool based purveyors of ‘misery and hope’ have recently parted company with guitarist Gary Hill and bass player Andrew Heath in a move which will mean a temporary break from touring but enables the remaining creative partnership to further express their potential and to concentrate on expanding the musical direction. With passages that are heavier and more intensely crushing than before, intertwined with dynamic grooves and emotive, quiet moments they aim to make the aural journey more interesting to the listener.

SEROTONAL thank both Gary and Andrew for their contribution and would like to wish Gary all the best with his new project The Stonewall Silence. Though SEROTONAL are content to write as the current line up, they are open to the possibility of another guitarist/keyboard player and a bass player joining. Anyone interested should email the band directly at



The Flenser is proud to welcome another fellow blackened Bay Area horde into their ranks with the recent signing San Francisco's PALE CHALICE. The band's uncompromising, gritty black metal fuses harsh Swedish inspiration born of bands like Craft and Horna with a more demented American sound one might associate with Leviathan or local label mates NECRITE.

In the meantime Bay Area brutes attending the San Francisco show of the upcoming Watain headlining tour will catch both Flenser artists PALE CHALICE and NECRITE opening the night's festivities.

11/17/2010 DNA Lounge - San Francisco, CA w/ Watain, Goatwhore, Black Anvil, NECRITE, PALE CHALICE

More live actions for PALE CHALICE as well as additional details on the EP will be released in mere weeks as they are confirmed.


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