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Crippled Black Phoenix ‘Bronze’ 2017

19th June 2017 at 7:55 pm

Crippled Black Phoenix

As far as music goes, Crippled Black Phoenix are hard to really put in a box. Their sound really is something special, embracing different aspects in a mixture that is dreamy and heavy at the same time. Bronze is their sixth full length effort…
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Zhrine ‘Unortheta’ 2017

19th June 2017 at 7:13 pm

Zhrine

On the face of it, the name Unortheta doesn’t give much away. Neither does Zhrine, the name of the Icelandic band behind it. The cover art is the only thing that hints at the madness within. Cliffs suspended on a cuboid island that hovers…
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Emptiness ‘Not For Music’ 2017

13th June 2017 at 7:12 pm

Emptiness

For some strange reason, everyone keeps calling Emptiness a black/death metal band. I might be quite late to the party (Not For Music is the band’s fifth full-length, not including three demos), but I don’t get the use of the label. Although it is…
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Harvestman ‘Music For Megaliths’ 2017

18th May 2017 at 6:44 pm

Harvestman

With Harvestman, Neurosis’ Steve Von Till has been exploring a much less bombastic form of music; arboreal, earthy and yet still dark in its own shadowy way. With Music For Monoliths however, he’s moved entirely out of the nocturnal storm clouds and into the…
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Space Witch ‘Arcanum’ 2017

17th May 2017 at 4:48 pm

Space Witch

Just under three years ago Stoke on Trent’s Space Witch released their Self-Titled debut LP consisting of two thirty-plus minute tracks of monolithic space doom. Now it’s 2017 and Space Witch are back with a more streamlined line-up (having parted ways with guitarist Lee…
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HARK ‘Machinations’ 2017

16th May 2017 at 6:35 pm

HARK

HARK’s first album swaggered in and grabbed you like an amorous first world president; it was brash, bold and in your face, defying you to ignore it with its blend of stoner, heavy psych and face melting progressive angular rock. Headed up by former…
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Unearthly Trance ‘Stalking The Ghost’ 2017

15th May 2017 at 6:42 pm

Unearthly Trance

I first heard Unearthly Trance on their 2009 split 10” with Swedish doomers Suma, but the New York trio have been around since 2000. The band officially called it a day in 2012, all three members – bassist Jay Newman, guitarist/vocalist Ryan Lipynsky, and…
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Roadburn Festival 2017 – Day 4 Review By Guido Segers

11th May 2017 at 7:00 pm

Roadburn Festival 2017 - Sunday

In an interview earlier this year Walter Hoeijmakers (Mr. Roadburn himself) made it clear that Day 4 of Roadburn is no longer considered the appendix of the festival. It’s not been called The Afterburner for a while now and is considered a full on…
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Steve Moore ‘The Mind’s Eye’ (OST) 2016

11th May 2017 at 6:39 pm

Steve Moore

NYC based musician Steve Moore is best known to many for his work with Anthony E. Paterra as Zombi. Taking their name from the Italian release of Dawn of the Dead, Zombi have been bringing synth heavy Goblin and John Carpenter inspired instrumentals to…
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Roadburn Festival 2017 – Day 3 Review By Guido Segers

10th May 2017 at 7:16 pm

Roadburn Festival 2017 - Saturday

By the time breakfast is done and the coffee is consumed, I realise it’s already day 3 of Roadburn. My feet hurt and my back is painful, but my mind just wants to go on and on and feels as enthusiastic about extreme music…
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