Melting faces since 2009 – Stoned Jesus wouldn't dare to show up at your party without a solid slab of stoner rock. But make no mistake with this Ukrainian trio: this ain't your average desert session. Fourth full-length album Pilgrims is a rather multi-faceted affair mixing groove with noise rock elements, lots of proggy infusions and maybe even a sick bass line reminiscent of the good ole Deftones ("Thessalia"). Giants such as Mastodon and Melvins come to mind yet Stoned Jesus refuses to be pigeonholed. The band comments: "This record was inspired by our relentless touring and the feelings you get – or more precisely you lose – because of it. It's weird how disconnected one becomes when constantly surrounded by people. Musically it's pretty different from what we've done, it's more song-oriented but simultaneously more challenging than before – sonically and structurally."