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Unearthly Trance Interview

28th December 2009 at 9:18 am

Unearthly Trance

Unearthly Trance need little in the way of an introduction to the readers of The Sleeping Shaman, or if they do, what the hell have you been doing!?! As this behemoth of Darkened Sludge induced Doom prepare to enter the studio to record their,…
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Into The Storm ‘Amidst A Sea Of Chaos’ CD 2009

18th December 2009 at 9:23 am

Into The Storm

Imagine, if you can, that legendary metal/hardcore band Botch were in fact a jigsaw. Now imagine that jigsaw tossed in the air by an Um Bongo-crazed toddler and smashed randomly back together. Now, if THAT jigsaw were a band, it would be Into The…
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A Look Back At 2009

17th December 2009 at 8:52 am

A Look Back At 2009

It seems I’m having trouble remembering what happened in 2009, all I can assess is there was an onslaught of forgettable albums baring a few exceptions. So I will have to look back and work out what the fuck happened. The big one this…
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Obliteration Interview

16th December 2009 at 8:50 am

Obliteration

If Old School Death Metal which harks back to the days of Autopsy and early Death gets your blood rushing, then look no further than Norway’s Obliteration who recently returned with their second full length album ‘Nekropsalms’ (read Paul’s review here), its also quite…
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Obliteration ‘Nekropsalms’ CD 2009

15th December 2009 at 8:56 am

Obliteration

Old-school Death Metal of the highest order here from Norwegian maniacs Obliteration. This is Death Metal from back in the days before there was a clear distinction between the Florida sound and the Stockholm sound, it was ALL just DEATH FUCKING METAL. Hell, its…
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Shroud Eater – S/T – CDEP 2009

14th December 2009 at 8:49 am

Shroud Eater - S/T - CDEP 2009

HEY YOU! Yeah, you with the Melvins t-shirt and the High On Fire LP under your arm…wanna hear somethin’ new and totally killer? Wanna hear some dude cavemanning the fuck out of his drums, while depth-charging bass rampages under dirty, nasty FILTHY dark fuzzed…
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Trippy Wicked & The Cosmic Children Of The Knight Interview

13th December 2009 at 9:33 am

Trippy Wicked

Originally a two piece (which they occasionally revert back to), Trippy Wicked & the Cosmic Children of the Knight, to give them their full title, dish out an intergalatic fusion of Blues, Doom and Stoner, which was given a new dimension with the recent…
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Domes Of Silence ‘Temple Of The Wasp’ CDEP 2009

12th December 2009 at 8:44 am

Domes Of Silence

Tenacity, determination, bloody mindedness and talent…Domes of Silence have it all by the truckload. Since their debut album “Mescaline” emerged in 2004 on the Shifty Disco label the band, led by the singular vision of frontman Sean Parkin have battled stylistic changes, multiple line-ups…
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IRA ‘Visions Of A Landscape’ CD 2009

10th December 2009 at 9:22 am

IRA

Hailing from the university town of Konstanz in Germany, IRA are clearly deep thinkers and I don’t mean that in a patronising, derogatory fashion. The opening of the biog asks that you called them ‘Rock’, not ‘post-rock’, not ‘prog’, not ‘the-latest-fashion-core’ and that immediately…
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Charger ‘Disgust At The Status Quo’ CDEP 2009

3rd December 2009 at 9:14 am

Charger

Set the controls, for the arse of a nun…four grizzled pottery heads with a pulsating predilection for the barbaric beauty of doomed out glue-headed punk and savage burned-out eye socket death metal grindcore warp spasm brain surgery. Yeah, that’s right, warlords of woe Charger…
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