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Morkobot ‘Morto’ CD/LP 2008

11th October 2008 at 9:12 am

Morkobot

Lin, Lan and Len have been at the mushrooms again. This is a sonically stout and viciously noxious offering from the experimental Italian three piece that throbs and buzzes like a huge malevolent alien brain trapped in a fluid filled tank. Thanks to the…
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Melvins / Big Business / Porn – Manchester 02/10/08

5th October 2008 at 8:57 am

Porn (The Men Of)

The Academy 3, Manchester 02/10/08 The last time I saw legendary rock beasts the Melvins was the 1992 Reading Festival. Now sixteen wasted years later, its time to meet up again with the godfathers of sludge. Wiser, greyer, meaner, and with the reality shock…
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Gonga Interview

1st October 2008 at 8:45 am

Gonga

After a turbulent few years, Bristol based Gonga are back with their first release ‘Transmigration’ in over 4 years, and after the shock announcement that long standing vocalist Joe Volk called it a day right before its release, new recruits Peter Theobalds of Akercocke…
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The Endless Blockade Interview

28th September 2008 at 9:15 am

The Endless Blockade

The term “power violence” is bandied about so much these days that it would seem to some that it has lost it’s significance. It was created many moons ago to determine a sound that was as powerful as it was violent, a somewhat nitro…
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Iron Hearse – S/T – CD 2007

26th September 2008 at 8:46 am

Iron Hearse - S/T - CD 2007

Swindon based power three piece Iron Hearse have achieved a fair amount over the last few years whilst maintaining a pretty low profile and keeping their heads under the radar. This album first emerged on Gallipoli Records in 2006 but has been repackaged and…
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Slomatics Interview

23rd September 2008 at 9:26 am

Slomatics

Belfast heavyweights Slomatics have been around since 2004 and its quite surprising to hear that this 3 piece of 2 guitars & drums deliver such a ferocious & potent mix of crushing heaviness and Melvins worship without the need for a bass player! And…
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Slomatics ‘Kalceanna’ CD 2007

19th September 2008 at 8:45 am

Slomatics

This is a year late review: as you all know we like it slow at TSS. Slomatics are a canny trio of Belfast based Melvinites: David (guitar), Chris (guitar) and Joe (drums and vocals) who, according to the sleeve, are “middle-aged professionals by day,…
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Berserkowitz ‘Gritfarm’ CDEP 2008

18th September 2008 at 9:09 am

Berserkowitz

Let’s face it sludge fans, if these lot were from the States there’d be far more of a buzz about them. It just so happens that they’re from Rotherham, South Yorkshire, NOT New Orleans, Louisiana. And they’re much fuckin’ cooler for it. So say…
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Analysis Of Bison Kills Interview

18th September 2008 at 8:58 am

Analysis Of Bison Kills

Analysis Of Bison Kills originally started out life as Tear Gas and Plate Glass back in 2001 but with pressure from Waxploitation Records, a name change was in order and Analysis of Bison Kills was born and with it they expanded from the 2…
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Grind To Groove 3 – Manchester 14/09/08

16th September 2008 at 9:05 am

Grind To Groove 3

The Star & Garter, Manchester 14/09/08 Doom cult goblins of the industrial wastelands arise! Feast your bloodshot eyes on the above line up and quake in your dirty converse, my hirsute baseball-capped little friends. Black Sunday had arrived at the Star and Garter –…
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