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Ufomammut ‘Ecate’ CD/LP/DD 2015

30th July 2015 at 6:58 pm

Ufomammut

As the sun returned to our isles and I sat in my back garden, with blue skies overhead, the sun’s warmth on my face and the sounds of nature all around me, I should have been perfectly primed to soak in Italian doom trio…
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Nomad / Wort – Split – CD/DD 2015

28th July 2015 at 7:58 pm

Nomad / Wort - Split

A split release from Manchester’s own Nomad and Huddersfield’s Wort out on Red Valley Records. Seven songs in praise of heavy riffing and sludgy doom. That sounds rather good, doesn’t it? Both bands have demonstrated their art in previous releases. Nomad did an EP,…
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Dutch Psyche Experimentalists HET DROSTE EFFECT Release Debut Album ‘SOAR’

28th July 2015 at 7:17 pm

Het Droste Effect

After three EP’s (S/T, Lingerland and We Are All Hallucinating) and a steadily growing attention in and around the psych scene, Eindhoven based HET DROSTE EFFECT have finally delivered their debut full length album, simply entitled SOAR. It’s a dark, trancy album, almost stripped…
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Coffins ‘Craving To Eternal Slumber’ CD/LP/DD 2015

28th July 2015 at 7:11 pm

Coffins

Coffins are Japan’s premier dealers of death metal in its most primal, sludge ridded form. Their discography reads as almost a hall of fame when it comes to quality, brutal death metal that has this unnervingly heavy quality. Craving To Eternal Slumber is the…
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King Dude ‘Songs Of Flesh And Blood – In The Key Of Light’ CD/LP/DD 2015

27th July 2015 at 6:47 pm

King Dude

On the heavy music firmament, the music of King Dude is a peculiar appearance, but always welcomed. Being accepted with music that is so different, yet so haunting, is not regular business but in this case well deserved. The satanic folk man has brought…
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Chrch ‘Unanswered Hymns’ LP/CS/DD 2015

26th July 2015 at 1:21 pm

Church

I’m gunna level with you: the modern day sludge/heavy psych/drone/doom/whatever market these days is more crowded than a standard rush-hour in New Delhi, although yes, I’ll admit there are some bands that do come more immediately to the fore. You have the old guard…
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Pombagira ‘Flesh Throne Press’ CD/LP/DD 2015

26th July 2015 at 1:12 pm

Pombagira

When artists persevere despite a culture of dissent, the very act of charting a new course can be considered an ‘affront’ on consumer expectations and an overt threat to a critic’s ‘fat and happy’ comfort zone. The preconceived notion that a band should stick…
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Year Of The Goat ‘The Unspeakable’ CD/LP/DD 2015

22nd July 2015 at 7:18 pm

Year Of The Goat

Officially, the year of the goat starts in 2016, but with the new release from these Swedes, they hope to start the party earlier. The Unspeakable is out on Napalm Records and is a gem of a record from the first mysterious tones to…
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Yellowstock 2015 With Hawkwind, My Sleeping Karma, Radar Men From The Moon & More; Tickets Still Available!

21st July 2015 at 8:10 pm

Yellowstock 2015

Just across the border near Tilburg, lies the small Belgian town of Geel. Every year Geel is home to one of the coziest, little festivals that brings you a couple of favorites in the heavy, spaced out tradition you all know and love. This…
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Stranger Country – S/T – DD 2015

17th July 2015 at 7:00 pm

Stranger Country - S/T

I like the way Stranger Country’s new release starts out; nice, gentle and mellow. Upon first playing this album, I had to keep telling myself that I had in reality, selected the eponymous release and pressed play. A slow methodic drumbeat gradually becomes noticeable…
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