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Angela Davey’s Top 10 Albums Of 2014

21st December 2014 at 10:38 am

Angela Davey

10. Esben And The Witch ‘A New Nature’ The least “metal” of all the releases on this list, but no less deserving of a place. This is vastly different to anything the three piece have previously released, so A New Nature is an apt…
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Whalerider ‘Thanatos’ CD/DD 2014

21st December 2014 at 10:30 am

Whalerider

Whalerider is, first off, a BRILLIANT name for a band. How did no one come up with this one before? These Germans have mixed us up an album oozing with 70s psychedelica, stoner rock and some dashes of doom to bring us Thanatos. First…
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Dune ‘Aurora Majesty’ CD/DD 2014

20th December 2014 at 12:00 pm

Dune

If you take one thing away from Dune’s latest EP it’ll probably be this: these guys fucking love sci-fi. Following up on their excellent debut album Progenitor, this concept-record tells the story of a “rescue mission gone wrong” and apparently explores the “potential consequence…
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XIBALBA Reveal First Single ‘Invierno’ From New Album ‘Tierra Y Libertad’; Due Jan 2015 Via Southern Lord

19th December 2014 at 2:43 pm

Xibalba - Photo by Anthony Ryan Tripoli

Pomona, California’s XIBALBA have released the first single from their approaching Tierra Y Libertad LP with a stream of the album’s third track, Invierno now playing at Noisey. Bearing an impressive arsenal of recordings amassed since 2010, including notable splits, EPs, demos and two…
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GNAW THEIR TONGUES Confirms First US Live Performance; Comp Track ‘Slaves’ Now Streaming

19th December 2014 at 1:15 pm

Gnaw Their Tongues

As Crucial Blast prepares to release the mammoth Collected Atrocities 2005-2008 compilation of early works from The Netherlands’ horrific industrial/doom entity, GNAW THEIR TONGUES, a track from the select anthology sees public exhibition, as the booking of the act’s first American live performances have begun….
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YOB: Portland’s Doom Craftsman Announce North American Tour With Enslaved During March 2015

19th December 2014 at 12:48 pm

Yob - Photo by James Rexroad

Following two furiously sold-out nights at renowned Brooklyn rock bar, Saint Vitus, as well as their mammothly efficacious European trek before that, Portland’s most prized doom craftsman, YOB, will return to the stage this Spring for a North American run supporting progressive black metal…
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FLOOR Announce Euro Tour During April 2015 With Support From MINSK

19th December 2014 at 12:22 pm

Floor

FLOOR are announcing a string of European tour-dates in April 2015. The revived stoner rockers will kick off their road trip at the renowned Roadburn Festival in Tilburg, The Netherlands at the O13 on April 9th 2015. One day later the Americans will be…
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Jeremy Moore’s Top 10 Albums Of 2014

19th December 2014 at 10:42 am

Jeremy Moore

2014 has been a hell of a year and every true music lover has their ‘list’ of albums that sum up the highs, lows, successes and failures that make each and every day worth facing. As a newer member of the Shaman camp, it’s…
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Slomatics / Holly Hunt – Split 7″/DD 2014

19th December 2014 at 10:37 am

Slomatics / Holly Hunt - Split 7"

What’s that you say? Your poor turntable didn’t take enough punishment this year from all those disgustingly heavy releases that 2014 treated you to? Well, Black Bow Records are here to crack that bullwhip against the arse of your record player once again with…
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Roadburn Festival 2014 Audio Streams – Anciients, Aqua Nebula Oscillator, HARK, Inter Arma & More

18th December 2014 at 9:59 am

Roadburn 2014

Many of us made a promise to check out various overlapping bands at Roadburn 2014, only to find ourselves riveted by a monstrously good set. Which is why this next part of every year’s Roadburn extravaganza is almost as highly anticipated and appreciated as…
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