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Kröwnn ‘Magmafröst’ DD 2014

20th September 2014 at 10:35 am


I don’t know about you, but for me great new bands often seem to appear as if by magic when you least expect them too. Sometimes it’s a late night trawl through a few inter-related YouTube videos, sometimes it’s at a gig you arrive…
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Fifth Installment Of Cvlt Nation’s Compilation Series Now Playing With BLACK SABBATH’s Paranoid

19th September 2014 at 1:44 pm

CVLT Nation Sessions - Black Sabbath

CVLT Nation is proud to present the fifth covers compilation of the The CVLT Nation Sessions with BLACK SABBATH’s Paranoid. This killer new collection is up for exclusive streaming and free download on Bedecked in crushing riffs and earth-moving melodies, the record pays its respects…
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ÅRABROT Reveal New Video; UK & Euro Tour With RABBITS Draws Near

19th September 2014 at 1:26 pm

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

With ÅRABROT’s main man Kjetil Nernes now back to fighting fit after his recent cancer scare, and with the release of their new mini album, I Modi, drawing ever closer, the band have revealed the opening track The Grip of the Family, A Cinch…
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Interviews » G-Q

Music Blues: Stephen Tanner Answers Tom’s Questions About Depression, Going Solo & Cooking

19th September 2014 at 12:26 pm

Music Blues - Stephen Tanner - Photo by John Fell

Alternative rock, doom, sludge-grinders Harvey Milk need no introduction here and neither does their bass-playing maverick Stephen Tanner who recently released the solo project “Things Haven’t Gone Well” under the name Music Blues on Thrill Jockey Records. Shaman scribe Tom McKibbin wasn’t sure whether…
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Reviews » Gig Reviews

Yob / Pallbearer / Buried Sleeper @ Audio, Glasgow 06/09/2014

19th September 2014 at 12:17 pm

Yob @ Audio, Glasgow 06/09/2014 - Photo by Alex Woodward

It’s fair to say that both Yob and Pallbearer have been something of a big thing lately, with both of their 2014 releases pretty much guaranteed to be on the best of year lists for every doom aficionado and Shoreditch-dweller who likes a bit…
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Take Over And Destroy ‘Vacant Face’ CD/DD 2014

19th September 2014 at 12:08 pm

Take Over And Destroy

Under the initialism of T.O.A.D. several demented folks from Tempe, Arizona unleashed an EP called Rotten Tide in 2011, where I described them as a “six piece aural assault unit combining the visceral snarl of punk and grind with the more muscular resonance of…
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GODFLESH Unleashed New Track Imperator; A World Lit Only By Fire Released Next Month

18th September 2014 at 6:28 pm

Godflesh - Photo by Kevin Laska

GODFLESH have released a new track off their upcoming full-length A World Lit Only By Fire to be released on October 6th via Avalanche Recordings. Titled after the ancient Roman translation for commander, Imperator is a tempestuous and tyrannical spew of industrial sounds, battered…
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TODAY IS THE DAY Premiere New Video For The Track Masada; US Tour With LORD MANTIS Announced

18th September 2014 at 11:18 am

Today Is The Day - Steve Austin - Photo by Jose Carlos Santos

The first single from TODAY IS THE DAY’s tenth LP, Animal Mother, has been released via Metal Injection through a disturbing new video for the ninth track, Masada, as the band begins to divulge the newest developments in their massive upcoming tour schedule. Produced…
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ANAAL NATHRAKH Wages War With New Track Monstrum In Animo Now Playing At Decibel

18th September 2014 at 10:52 am

Anaal Nathrakh - Photo by Paul Kenney

Long running UK extreme metal duo/recent Metal Blade signees, ANAAL NATHRAKH, are pleased to soil your day with the repugnant sounds of Monstrum In Animo, now playing at Decibel Magazine. The ferocious new hymn comes by way of the band’s soon-to-be detonated Desideratum full-length….
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Death Penalty – S/T – CD/LP/DD 2014

18th September 2014 at 9:48 am

Death Penalty - S/T

He’s blessed us with the classics – Forest Of Equilibrium, The Ethereal Mirror, The Carnival Bizarre, Endtyme – the list goes on; as the main songwriter and penultimate “riff-finder general” for legendary doom outfit Cathedral, the name Gaz Jennings has been synonymous with skull…
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