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MANSION Premiere Kartanoism Inspired Video For The Track ‘Uncreation’

20th November 2014 at 11:12 am

Mansion

MANSION hails from Finland. The band name refers to the local Christian apocalyptic “mansionite” cult, Kartanoism, which lived its glory days in the 1920-50’s. Kartano is the Finnish word for mansion and is the surname of cult leader Alma Kartano. MANSION is a six…
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Carlton Melton / Mind Mountain – God Unknown Records Singles Club – 7″/DD 2014

20th November 2014 at 10:28 am

God Unknown Records - Singles Club

The concepts of Singles Clubs always seem like such a good idea in principle, but much of the time there’s a drop-off in terms of pulling power and quality that leaves those who got in for the long haul feeling short-changed. We’re not even…
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Nihill ‘Verderf’ CD/LP/DD 2014

20th November 2014 at 10:22 am

Nihill

I think it’s always a good thing to start with some honesty. Reviewing the new Nihill record, I have to admit that I’m pretty much a fan boy since I witnessed them live, making Mayhem look like a record you just heard too often….
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Today Is The Day ‘Animal Mother’ CD/LP/DD 2014

20th November 2014 at 10:14 am

Today Is The Day

I’ve been up for a few days. An Italian lady had to do with the second night; molecules with the third. The first and the last, I won’t mention. This review should have been written a week ago, as it was by then a…
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Stubb ‘Cry Of The Ocean’ CD/LP/DD 2014

19th November 2014 at 11:16 am

Stubb

As a passionate fan of stoner rock, the problem with writing for The Sleeping Shaman is that I don’t tend to review albums I dislike. As such, when the occasional record really stands out from the crowd as phenomenal, it’s very difficult to stress…
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Brant Bjork And The Low Desert Punk Band ‘Black Power Flower’ CD/LP/DD 2014

19th November 2014 at 11:06 am

Brant Bjork And The Low Desert Punk Band

Some things you just can’t teach and Brant Bjork was born with a divine hand for rock and roll soul – that enviable gift that puts you above the law and beyond the lesson. You can trace it back to his earliest days with…
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STUBB: Exquisite Rock Odyssey ‘Cry Of The Ocean’ Out Now Via Ripple Music

18th November 2014 at 8:00 pm

Stubb

London, England’s heavy psychedelic trio STUBB has this month released their exquisitely intricate sophomore album, Cry Of The Ocean, via Ripple Music. The power trios of the late ’60s and early ’70s are the blueprint for STUBB’s loud, hard-driving, fuzzed-up heavy blues rock. The…
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BLACK TUSK Bassist Jonathan Athon Memorial Fund Established

18th November 2014 at 7:40 pm

Jonathan Athon - Black Tusk

As the sad news broke last week about the untimely passing away of BLACK TUSK Bassist Jonathan Athon, the remaining members have issued the following statement: “We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the overwhelming amount of support received in the…
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LORD DYING Post In-Studio Video From ‘Poisoned Altars’ Recording Sessions

18th November 2014 at 7:21 pm

Lord Dying

Portland, Oregon’s LORD DYING will release their new album entitled Poisoned Altars, January 27, 2015 (1/26 for UK/World and 1/24 for Germany/Benelux/Finland) via Relapse Records. Poisoned Altars was recorded with Toxic Holocaust’s Joel Grind (Black Tusk) at Audiosiege Studios in Portland, OR. Poisoned Altars…
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The Star & Garter: An Autopsy Of Manchester’s Last Underground Music Venue

18th November 2014 at 12:16 pm

The Star & Garter: An Autopsy Of Manchester’s Last Underground Music Venue

When you walk under the bridge and reach the back of Piccadilly station there isn’t much on the streets behind it but gray dilapidation; an area of Manchester that most can’t recall; it’s only frequent dwellers being the prostitutes that prowl its various indents,…
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