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Moss ‘Sub Templum’ CD/LP 2008

30th June 2008 at 9:24 am

Moss

Imagine for a moment that it was possible to play a SUNNO))) riff against an Electric Wizard riff and have them trapped, constantly reverberating and twisting around one another. Bouncing from wall to wall, stuck in a perpetual cycle, forever droning. Now seal them…
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Grand Magus ‘Iron Will’ CD/LP 2008

26th June 2008 at 9:06 am

Grand Magus

Now I picked up this record after hearing the band’s last two records, 2003’s ‘Monument’ and 2005’s ‘Wolf’s Return’ but not even those two records quite prepared me for the sheer weight of utter and unashamed heavy metal worship displayed on ‘Iron Will’. And,…
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Calculon Records Interview

23rd June 2008 at 9:22 am

Calculon

Calculon Records have been peddling their underground wares since 2005 to become a formidable force to be reckoned with in the Doom/Sludge/Hardcore scenes. Not shy at supporting both established and up and coming bands, artists they have worked with include the likes of Lazarus…
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Nortt ‘Galgenfrist’ CD 2008

14th June 2008 at 9:06 am

Nortt

When I first got this CD I was abit under-whelmed with it compared to their other releases, but I’m glad to say a recent talk with the vocalist from Gloomy Sunday at the Bradford Heavy Fest inspired me to listen again. With this release…
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Crawe ‘Doomed To Fail’ Demo 2008

12th June 2008 at 9:18 am

Crawe

The doom/sludge/heavy shit scene appears to be going through an unprecedented time at the moment with the amount of bands out there playing the aforementioned styles, and here is another recent addition to the fold in the shape of Crawe from Huddersfield. From the…
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Jarboe / Justin K Broadrick ‘J2’ CDEP 2008

12th June 2008 at 8:47 am

Jarboe / Justin K Broadrick

I played this for a friend of mine recently and his main reaction was “I would not fancy this on acid”. Indeed, and I can see where he is coming from. This release is strange and atmospheric, also at times rather unsettling. That said…
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Crawe Interview

9th June 2008 at 9:05 am

Crawe

Crawe are based in West Yorkshire and have been plying there Doom trodden madness for just over a year now. With the recent release of their 3 track self financed demo, which I hasten to add, the band are giving away for free, 2008…
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They Are Cowards Interview

5th June 2008 at 9:05 am

They Are Cowards

Having only been around for just over 7 months, Northern Doomers They Are Cowards are certainly causing one hell of a racket in the Underground. They’ve already completed a 3 date UK tour with Gloomy Sunday, Lazarus Blackstar and Black Sun, recorded a limited…
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