Live : SPIRIT CARAVAN w/TWO TALES OF WOE & ELECTRIC TAURUS – Dublin (2014) Posted: 24/06/2014 by John O'Brien

Finally the much anticipated arrival of Doom/Stoner legends SPIRIT CARAVAN to our humble shores had arrived. And the wait was well worth it…

Opening the nights proceedings were Dublin’s Stoner Doom Lords… ELECTRIC TAURUS. I’ve seen these lads once or twice before and they continue to progress massively as a live act. Despite the short set they played, the band took a relatively decent crowd on an epic trip with their stellar brand of Psychedelic Stoner Doom. We’ll see what the future holds for this band and hopefully they progress as a band both live and in the studio.

Check out our recent interview with Matt Casciani for more on ELECTRIC TAURUS


Second on the bill were fellow Dublin based purveyors of Doom, this time of the Sludge variety, TWO TALES OF WOE. They may still have a small discography but this band continues to impress on the local live scene. In frontman Carl King they have a superb vocalist with true feeling and a lot of heart. Their set included some classic TTOW tracks such as ‘A Place In Time’, ‘Hell Again’, ‘I’ve Sold My Soul’ and ‘City Of Doom’ off their debut album ‘A Conversation With Death’ along with new Tracks which include ‘Nightmares Made Real’ and ‘Not Ready To Die’. And I for one, am really looking forward to seeing these guys again and hopefully they’ll have their long awaited new album finally released which should give them an even better live set.


Last but not least were the nights headline act. The legendary Stoner/Doom act from Marylnad, USA… The mighty SPIRIT CARAVAN, featuring one of the true originators of all things Doom… Scott ‘Wino’ Weinreich (ST. VITUS, THE OBSESSED, THE HIDDEN HAND and more), accompanied by Dave Shermann (EARTHRIDE, ECTOPLASM) and Henry Vasquez (ST. VITUS). SPIRIT CARAVAN had a jammed packed crowd feeding off everything that the band threw at them and left them hungry for more. They played an absolutely killer performance and it was an absolute pleasure to witness. Here’s hoping they’ll make a welcome return some day.


I’d like to finish off by taking this opportunity to thank Mother Fuzzers Booking and Demented Promotions for organising this gig. JC for his killer sound engineering and Fibber Magees for hosting this fantastic event.

written by Adrian Williams