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Sons Of Alpha Centauri / Treasure Cat ‘Last Day Of Summer’ CD 2009

29th September 2009 at 9:18 am

Sons of Alpha Centauri/Treasure Cat

Hot-rockin’ collaborative instrumental shenanigans of the highest calibre from West Virginians – and ex-Karma To Burn folks – Treasure Cat and UK instrumental astronauts Sons Of Alpha Centauri, operating as a joint (no pun intended) entity named Alpha Cat for this here helping of…
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Switchblade – S/T – CD 2009

26th September 2009 at 8:55 am

Switchblade - S/T - CD 2009

Wrenching their sounds out of the same dark matter as bands such as Khanate, Earth and Floor, Switchblade present their fifth self-titled album….and……well…..words fail me. This is an absolute, monolithic, shuddering BEAST of a record. At once stately, spacious and elegiac and uncomfortable, discordant…
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Pyramido ‘Sand’ CD 2009

22nd September 2009 at 9:02 am

Pyramido

Jesus, some bands really don’t make it easy do they? Swedish sludge crew Pyramido give nothing away at first glance. Let’s take the name for a start, with Eyehategod and Bongzilla you pretty much know what you’re getting from the start but Pyramido sends…
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Interviews » G-Q

Queen Beast Interview

12th September 2009 at 9:19 am

Queen Beast

They were born from a band called ‘Pile of Dead Woman’, they play ‘ADD-driven, southern, psychedelic, experimental, filth-core’ and think about the end of the world a lot. When I first heard the Queen Beast album I couldn’t figure out if it was madness…
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Chickenhawk ‘A.Or Not’ CDEP 2009

9th September 2009 at 8:53 am

Chickenhawk

When Chickenhawk’s debut album on Sound Devastation landed it was a caustic breath of air whose collision of punk and hardcore mixed with general fuckery took a switchblade to the throat and ran off giggling down a darkened alleyway. Several gigs later, including appearances…
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Ocean Chief ‘Den Förste’ LP 2009

7th September 2009 at 9:15 am

Ocean Chief

I’m guessing an album containing three tracks isn’t exactly going to be punk rock…and I’m right!!! Ocean Chief come lumbering out of the frozen wastes of Sweden with a sound thicker than whale meat…actually for all I know it may be nice and sunny…
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