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ORANGE GOBLIN & More Added To Damnation Festival 2014 Line Up

24th July 2014 at 3:34 pm

Damnation Festival 2014

English stoner rock giants ORANGE GOBLIN are the latest name to be added to the stunning 10th anniversary Damnation Festival bill. They’ll be joined by black metal quartet WINTERFYLLETH and post-punk outfit OCTOBER FILE, with both bands airing material from their new albums at…
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WHITE HILLS: Glitter Glamour Atrocity To Be Reissued By Thrill Jockey

24th July 2014 at 2:12 pm

White HIlls - Photo by George Salisbury

Glitter Glamour Atrocity is a snapshot of WHITE HILLS in the midst of an incredible burst of creativity, and was recorded during the same sessions that produced Heads On Fire and Abstractions & Mutations. Sonically, it is radically different from anything else coming out of…
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RED FANG Release Free Acoustic EP; Band Launches UK/European Tour This Friday

24th July 2014 at 1:18 pm

Red Fang

In celebration of the band’s upcoming European Tour, Portland, OR’s huggable hard rock supervillains RED FANG have released a free acoustic EP via Bandcamp. The EP was recorded this past March in London as an Absolute Music Bunker Session for The songs mark…
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EARTH: Primitive And Deadly Pre-Orders Now Available, New Official Online Store Launched, Plus Tour Dates Incoming

24th July 2014 at 11:22 am

Earth - Photo by Samantha Muljat

Open-minded music fans the world over have long praised EARTH’s pioneering and visionary delivery of their slow-motion anthems from the Sub Pop albums of the early 1990s, to their more Americana-inclined direction of the early 2000s and beyond. Their willingness to experiment with different…
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Ivar Bjørnson Of Enslaved And Wardruna’s Einar Kvitrafn Selvik To Curate Roadburn Festival 2015

24th July 2014 at 9:29 am

Roadburn 2015 - Ivar Bjørnson & Einar Kvitrafn Selvik

Roadburn are beyond thrilled to announce that Ivar Bjørnson of Enslaved and Wardruna‘s Einar Kvitrafn Selvik will curate the 20th edition of Roadburn Festival, on Friday, April 10, 2015 at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands. As curators, both Ivar and Einar will…
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Drcarlsonalbion ‘Gold’ CD/LP/DD 2014

24th July 2014 at 8:22 am


Introductory side note: this review is all about preaching to the choir, for obvious reasons. People not familiar with Carlson’s output won’t be looking for this unless they saw the film. I’ll get down to brass tacks immediately – this music illustrates the majesty…
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Corrupt Moral Altar: Sandy Interviews Drummer Tom Dring

23rd July 2014 at 8:43 am

Corrupt Moral Altar - Photo by Ester Segarra

Corrupt Moral Altar are one of the fiercest, rawest bands to come out of the murky, dark north. Their twisted wreckage of a debut record amalgamates grindcore, hardcore punk and sludge to terrifying but brilliant effect. I interviewed Tom Dring to find out where…
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Monolithe ‘II’ CD/DD Reissue 2014

23rd July 2014 at 8:34 am


It’s quite the dilemma. What do you do when you’re missing out on owning a solid album from a great band, but to buy a copy means that, thanks to some iffy label politics, you know the band aren’t making a penny off of…
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DANAVA, ACID KING & WOUNDED GIANT Added To Hoverfest; Final Lineup & Poster Revealed

22nd July 2014 at 9:18 pm

Hoverfest 2014

The final lineup of HOVERFEST has been revealed along with the new poster, the festival takes place on August 23rd, in the alleyway behind Cravedog in Portland, Oregon, at 12:00pm. The final lineup is as follows: YOB DANAVA (First live show with their new…
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MONO: Complete Work On New Album; Where We Begin Clip Available To Stream

22nd July 2014 at 9:02 pm


Japanese instrumental rock band, MONO, have confirmed that work is complete on their next release, and have unveiled the first snippet of new material. A short clip of the track Where We Begin plays at the beginning of a video blog featuring Japanese mountineer,…
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