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BLACK MOTH: Live Video For Tumbleweave Revealed As Release Of New Album Draws Near; LIMB Added As UK Tour Support

1st September 2014 at 6:40 pm

Black Moth

As the release date draws near for Condemned To Hope, the new album by Leeds based heavy blues rockers BLACK MOTH, the band have revealed a live video for the opening track Tumbleweave. The video was recorded at Camden’s Barfly in London for John…
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Guardian Alien / The Cosmic Dead ‘Tunnel Channel Volume One’ LP 2014

1st September 2014 at 9:25 am

Guardian Alien / The Cosmic Dead

While I’ve always been somewhat in tune with the strange brainwaves that The Cosmic Dead live out their myriad existences with, they have nonetheless always been able to surprise me; sometimes with their shifts in direction, sometimes with their subtlety and sometimes, like this,…
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Haikai No Ku ‘Ultra High Dimensionality’ LP/DD 2014

1st September 2014 at 9:17 am

Haikai No Ku

Finally, Haikai No Ku’s latest! Mike Vest and accomplices Jerome Smith and Sam Booth strike again. Hailing from Newcastle’s noisey space environments and first originating as one of Mike Vest’s many ‘side’ bands (or is it even truly his? auteur theory usually sucks), Haikai…
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Familiars – S/T – DD 2014

31st August 2014 at 11:15 am

Familiars - S/T

Familiars apparently recorded these two tracks on a farm in Ontario, though it wouldn’t be in any way hard to imagine them having been recorded in a shack in the desert in California given their take on stoned, blissed out riff rock. Taking a…
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Sorxe ‘Surrounded By Shadows’ CD/DD 2014

31st August 2014 at 11:10 am

Sorxe

Some bands, for better or worse, fall into easily outlined genre definitions. They take the conventions of an established genre and carry them to their fullest extent, resulting in either an exciting litany or a churn of tiresome bullshit. Then there are bands that…
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Yanomamo ‘Minions’ DD 2014

30th August 2014 at 11:29 am

Yanomamo

Existing in that narrow vacuum where the only bands in existence seem to be EyeHateGod, Sleep and Electric Wizard, Australian wrecking crew Yanomamo slot seamlessly into the line of bands who’ve based their entire output on crossing the proverbial streams, those three titans of…
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Sunken ‘Recoil’ DD 2014

30th August 2014 at 11:24 am

Sunken

Sunken is a two piece band, consisting of just bass and drums. I found this to be an interesting way of working and was curious to hear what these two guys had to offer. Quite the sonic journey lay ahead of me. The album…
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OBITUARY: New Track Visions In My Head Now Streaming; Inked In Blood Pre-Orders Now Available

29th August 2014 at 3:11 pm

Obituary - Photo by Ester Segarra

Death metal legends OBITUARY make their Relapse Records debut with Inked In Blood, their 9th full length LP. Inked In Blood will be released October 28th in North America (UK/World October 27th and Germany/Benelux/Finland on October 24th) via Relapse Records. Almost three decades in, Inked In Blood stands…
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CONAN: Australia Tour Kicks Off Next Week; More UK/Euro Live Dates & Maryland DeathFest 2015 Confirmed!

29th August 2014 at 2:52 pm

Hellfest 2014 - Conan - Photo by Vivien Varga

It never seems to end for Caveman Battle Doomers CONAN, they only recently got back from a  successful jaunt over in Mainland Europe where, on select dates, they supported HIGH ON FIRE, only to return to some news that literally left them stunned to…
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Årabrot Are Back! Kjetil Nernes Given All Clear; New Mini Album, Gigs & UK Tour To Follow Soon

29th August 2014 at 2:29 pm

Årabrot @ The Roadhouse, Manchester, 23/04/2014

Årabrot’s main member, Kjetil Nernes, was diagnosed with deadly cancer in May this year, after a summer of treatment and 35 stiches across his neck, he is now back – and with no time to waste! On October 13th, Årabrot will release the mini…
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