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ABYSMAL DARKENING To Release ‘Sub Terra’ Via Totalrust On The 1st Jan; ‘From The Grail’ Now Streaming

22nd December 2014 at 1:41 pm

Abysmal Darkening

Sub Terra is the second album of ABYSMAL DARKENING, a Dutch gang who features members / ex members of bands like Verbum Verus, Bunkur, Planet Aids and Ibex Angel Order. Sub Terra comes after 3 years of silence and shows Darkened DOOM at its…
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Drew Fulton’s Rock ‘N’ Roll 2014

22nd December 2014 at 11:46 am

Drew Fulton & Scott Hill

This year was the most difficult year of my life.  Not for any bad reasons, but I’d been used to doing my own thing for so long and all of the sudden, in August, I had a daughter who told me, “Fuck you and…
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Interviews » G-Q

Lonely Kamel: Jason Hough Interviews Bassist Stian Helle

22nd December 2014 at 11:41 am

Lonely Kamel

One of Norway’s chief stoner exports Lonely Kamel have had a terrific 2014, off the back of their fourth studio album Shit City and a successful European headline tour. They are always greeted with a hero’s welcome upon each return to the UK and…
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Reviews » Gig Reviews

Godflesh / Khost @ Sound Control, Manchester 12/12/2014

22nd December 2014 at 11:31 am

Godflesh @ Sound Control, Manchester 12/12/2014

Call me crazy, but if I was a band made up of two geezers and a laptop I probably wouldn’t ask another band made up of two geezers and a laptop to support me, particularly if they operated very much within the same musical…
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MoE ‘3’ CD/LP/CS 2014

22nd December 2014 at 11:25 am


Norwegian noise rock trio MoE emerge from the bleakest recesses with their latest primal slab – simply titled, 3, it’s an extension of their ‘minimalism meets experimental post metal horror’ that’s acquired them much critical acclaim and respect since their 2008 inception; the band…
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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 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


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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