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Archive – January 2009

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Nekrasov Interview

31st January 2009 at 8:54 am


I happened upon Nekrasov in the way that many people do these days, via mutual friends on the polarised Myspace. The shitty Myspace Player served well and I obtained “Form of Thought Through Beast” & “Into The No-Mans Sphere Of The Ancient Days”, what…
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Beehoover ‘Heavy Zooo’ CD 2008

30th January 2009 at 9:14 am


Ah you just have to love those crazy Germans!!! It’s often been said that the Germans don’t have a sense of humour. This is simply not true, they have a very keenly defined sense of humour…it’s just not shared by the rest of the…
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Sitting In The Woods On Acid Listening To Gong

29th January 2009 at 9:40 am

Sitting In The Woods On Acid Listening To Gong

I am now approaching the middle of my life and I often find myself reminiscing about my drug experiences. Not that I’ve given up wanting to alter my state, I still have alcohol (often) and a smoke (sometimes), it’s just that I had to…
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Reviews » Album Reviews » T

Taint ‘Secrets And Lies’ CD/LP 2008

28th January 2009 at 9:13 am


Some albums come out of Left-field and leave you breathless. For me Taint’s debut ‘The Ruin Of Nova Roma’ was such an album, an angular swaggering record full of attitude that bordered on furious noise and spaced out prog and remained on the stereo…
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Deville ‘Come Heavy Sleep’ CD 2008

27th January 2009 at 9:28 am

Some albums don’t offer themselves up that easily. Some of them are just completely unfathomable whereas some, such as this debut full length effort from Deville, are a bit harder to figure out and play their cards close to their chests. On the face…
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A Death Cinematic ‘A Parable on the Aporia of Vengeance and the Beauty of Unpenetrable Sadness’ CD 2009

26th January 2009 at 9:01 am

A Death Cinematic

It’s always good to see artists put a bit of effort into their work and this new self-released double album by A Death Cinematic certainly isn’t lacking in the blood, sweat and tears department. When head honcho (‘Mr Edwards sir’) said this release had…
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Reviews » Gig Reviews

Firebird / Charger / Space Witch – Newcastle-under-Lyme 22/01/09

24th January 2009 at 8:58 am

Space Witch

The Rigger, Newcastle-under-Lyme 22/01/09 Pulling into the car park, I was greeted by the heartening sight of the ever amiable editor and his hefty sludge doom body guards Slug and Paul, chuffing away on ‘jazz cigarettes’ and looking like extras from ‘The League Of…
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SerpentCult ‘Weight Of Light’ CD/LP 2008

22nd January 2009 at 9:14 am


Doom or Sludge? The band favour Doom where as most reviewers put them under Sludge. Whatever genre you put them in it conjures up recycled Black Sabbath riffs and pale, hairy, shouty blokes. Serpent Cult aim to challenge that preconception and show you something…
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Chickenhawk Interview

21st January 2009 at 8:59 am


After many delays the Chickenhawk self titled debut was released last year on Sound Devastation Records and a damn fine slice of rifftastic madness it is too. I caught up with guitarist Rob to fire a few questions over the fence to see what…
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Electric Red ‘Ion’ CDEP 2008

16th January 2009 at 8:43 am

Electric Red

The note I got with this release from Belfast based unit claims they’ve only been around for about six months and recorded this three track release themselves in their rehearsal room. Now, call me cynical, but either these guys are lying through their arses…
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