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Archive – April 2009

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Firebird ‘Grand Union’ CD/LP 2009

29th April 2009 at 9:03 am

Firebird

Have you ever seen that programme Life on Mars why there guy in a coma thinks he’s in 1973? This album is the musical equivalent of that. Despite Bill Steer’s involvement in the advancement of modern metal by defining the sound of grindcore in…
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Interviews » A-F

Dead Existence

24th April 2009 at 9:12 am

Dead Existence

It is from the twisting alleys and darkened Dickensian filth of our capital that the subjects of our most recent interview claim to call home. Dead Existence will be a new name to most but are a steady live band on the London circuit,…
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Bombus – 7″ 2009

23rd April 2009 at 8:47 am

Bombus - 7" 2009

Bugger it, some bands really don’t make it easy by creating a sound that really does defy description!!! This Swedish 3 piece from Gothenburg (who feature a guest drummer when performing live) are one of those special kind of bands that creates a unique…
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The Under ‘Mercurial’ CD 2009

22nd April 2009 at 8:54 am

The Under

Progressive Metal… The name itself can strike fear into even the most open minded of rock fans, conjuring images of beards, cardigans, glasses, too many notes, 7/8 time signatures and the ability to judge and look down on all other forms of music from…
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Reviews » Gig Reviews

Unearthly Trance / Ramesses/ Lazarus Blackstar – Manchester 15/04/09

18th April 2009 at 9:05 am

Lazarus Blackstar

The Star & Garter, Manchester 15/04/09 I still have a ringing in my ears, two days after the event. I blame it on machismo – I had plugs in my pocket but I felt too effeminate sticking them in. Anyway, consider it official –…
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Church Of Misery ‘Houses Of The Unholy’ CD/LP 2009

10th April 2009 at 9:05 am

Church Of Misery

This little disc of pure heavy rock heaven should be played at no less than 50 wattage output, and you should ideally listen to it in your underpants, throwing androgynous rock star shapes in front of a mirror, with fresh blood on your chest…
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Interviews » G-Q

Khuda Interview

6th April 2009 at 9:31 am

Khuda

There seems to be an influx of 2 piece instrumental bands rising from the underground of late and Leeds based Khuda are no exception who use just a guitar, drums and a mass of amps, cabs and effects to hone their hypnotic sound. Curious…
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Aidan Baker + Tim Hecker ‘Fantasma Parastasie’ CD 2008

3rd April 2009 at 8:53 am

Aidan Baker + Tim Hecker

Here is a collaborative endeavour from drone specialist Aidan Baker (better known as one half of duo Nadja) and experimental electronic sound artist Tim Hecker. And this builds on both artists creative strengths in an almost sym-biotic way that ebbs and flows between each…
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Gathiens ‘Nesh’ CD 2009

1st April 2009 at 8:43 am

Gathiens

Well let’s get that first hurdle over with, Gathiens are post-metal! It’s a term that once inspired excitement and anticipation at the chance to hear something genuinely original, back when Pelican and Mono were carving the niche that so many bands have since diluted….
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