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THE GREAT SABATINI Release New Video For The Track The Royal We; North American Tour Announced

2nd September 2014 at 5:49 pm

The Great Sabatini

Montreal’s noise/sludge rock ringleaders, THE GREAT SABATINI, have just pulled the fifth official video from their Dog Years LP out of their hat, letting The Royal We loose into the crowd, while also declaring another new tour in support of the album. In the…
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Cosmic Carnage Host First SLOMATICS London Gig On 3rd Oct w/ Support From UNDERSMILE, GREY WIDOW & More

2nd September 2014 at 1:22 pm

Slomatics / Undersmile / Grey Widow / Three Thrones / Slow Plague @ Windmill, Brixton 03/10/2014

London promoters Cosmic Carnage are ecstatic to announce that they will be playing host to Northern Ireland’s heaviest export, SLOMATICS, when they head to the big smoke for their first ever London show. The band are bound to crumble foundations with their prog inspired…
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OBAKE Share New Track M; New Album Mutations Set For Release On 6th October Via Rare Noise Records

2nd September 2014 at 12:42 pm


M is the latest track to be released from OBAKE’s upcoming second album, Mutations, which will be released via Rare Noise Records on the 6th October. Like a number of the new album tracks, it begins with a familiar sound, a thick, sludge- like…
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Joy ‘Under The Spell Of’ CD/LP/CS/DD 2014

2nd September 2014 at 9:39 am


Do you believe in magic? I don’t mean actual magic, summoning dead spirits or any of that bollocks and nor do I mean David Copperfield style stunts…or even David Blaine buried neck deep in his own shit for six months type of magic. I…
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Martyrdöd ‘Elddop’ CD/LP/DD 2014

2nd September 2014 at 9:32 am


Martyrdöd caught my interest purely because of the bands they listed as their influences. It’s shameful to admit that but hey, we’re living in a world aren’t we? They reckon they’re into bands I listen to fairly regularly (Bathory), and bands that I’ve…
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BLACK MOTH: Live Video For Tumbleweave Revealed As Release Of New Album Draws Near; LIMB Added As UK Tour Support

1st September 2014 at 6:40 pm

Black Moth

As the release date draws near for Condemned To Hope, the new album by Leeds based heavy blues rockers BLACK MOTH, the band have revealed a live video for the opening track Tumbleweave. The video was recorded at Camden’s Barfly in London for John…
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Guardian Alien / The Cosmic Dead ‘Tunnel Channel Volume One’ LP 2014

1st September 2014 at 9:25 am

Guardian Alien / The Cosmic Dead

While I’ve always been somewhat in tune with the strange brainwaves that The Cosmic Dead live out their myriad existences with, they have nonetheless always been able to surprise me; sometimes with their shifts in direction, sometimes with their subtlety and sometimes, like this,…
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Haikai No Ku ‘Ultra High Dimensionality’ LP/DD 2014

1st September 2014 at 9:17 am

Haikai No Ku

Finally, Haikai No Ku’s latest! Mike Vest and accomplices Jerome Smith and Sam Booth strike again. Hailing from Newcastle’s noisey space environments and first originating as one of Mike Vest’s many ‘side’ bands (or is it even truly his? auteur theory usually sucks), Haikai…
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Familiars – S/T – DD 2014

31st August 2014 at 11:15 am

Familiars - S/T

Familiars apparently recorded these two tracks on a farm in Ontario, though it wouldn’t be in any way hard to imagine them having been recorded in a shack in the desert in California given their take on stoned, blissed out riff rock. Taking a…
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Sorxe ‘Surrounded By Shadows’ CD/DD 2014

31st August 2014 at 11:10 am


Some bands, for better or worse, fall into easily outlined genre definitions. They take the conventions of an established genre and carry them to their fullest extent, resulting in either an exciting litany or a churn of tiresome bullshit. Then there are bands that…
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