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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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Cough ‘Still They Prey’ 2016

10th May 2017 at 7:00 pm

Cough

The first thing that strikes you about the latest offering from Virginian stoner doom outfit Cough’s latest album, Still They Prey, is the production. Comparisons with producer Jus Oborn’s seminal doom-mongers Electric Wizard and their psychedelic rumbling sound are obvious – Oborn’s distinctive guitar…
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Roadburn Festival 2017 – Day 2 Review By Guido Segers

9th May 2017 at 7:02 pm

Roadburn Festival 2017 - Friday

After a good night’s rest and a hearty breakfast it’s time to head down to Tilburg again for the next instalment of Roadburn 2017. As most people know, there’s an excellent side-program at the festival. Today there’s a nice panel about the state of…
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-(16)- ‘Lifespan Of A Moth’ 2016

9th May 2017 at 6:49 pm

-(16)-

Before beginning this review, let me admit something to my shame: I had never heard of -(16)- before listening to Lifespan of a Moth. I am very glad that my days of dreadful ignorance are over. Lifespan Of A Moth is a heavyweight addition…
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