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RED FANG Announces European Headline Dates

31st December 2011 at 10:21 am

Red Fang

RED FANG have confirmed a string of European headlining dates to conincide with their tour of Europe with Mastodon. A complete list of tour dates is listed below. Tour Dates: 11/1 FIN, Tampere Pakkahuone 12/1 FIN, Helsinki Circus 14/1 SWE, Stockholm The Annex 15/1…
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Hull ‘Beyond The Lightless Sky’ CD 2011

29th December 2011 at 10:44 am

Hull

The behemoth stirs. Having been somewhat out of our eye for a time, the mighty men of Hull hath returned, laying waste to our ears once more. Barring a more readily-available re-release of their one-song ‘Viking Funeral’ EP last year neither hide nor hair…
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Chelsea Wolfe ‘Ἀποκάλυψις (Apokalypsis)’ CD/LP/DD 2011

28th December 2011 at 11:58 am

Chelsea Wolfe

I first came across the name of Chelsea Wolfe upon its addition to the already jaw-dropping lineup for Roadburn Festival 2012. The Roadburn team have been a continuous source of great music when I go hunting for new stuff, and their tastes are as…
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The Wounded Kings Confirmed For Roadburn Festival 2012

22nd December 2011 at 12:35 pm

Roadburn 2012 - The Wounded Kings

The Wounded Kings return to Roadburn Festival on Saturday, April 14th, 2012 at the 013 venue in Tilburg, Holland (With the addition of The Wounded Kings to Roadburn 2012, the line-up for Saturday, April 14th is complete). A new era of apocalyptic doom approaches!  Featuring…
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Brooklyn Vegan Now Streaming UZALA’s Debut In Full

22nd December 2011 at 12:14 pm

Uzala

Brooklyn Vegan are now streaming stoner doom collective UZALA‘s self-titled debut in its entirety which you listen to HERE! In addition, The Obelisk recently hosted an exclusive premiere of a brand-new UZALA track, “Cataract” (a bonus cut from their upcoming self-titled album, due out…
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Tom McKibbin Reflects On The Year That Was 2011

22nd December 2011 at 9:37 am

Article - Earth / Premonition 13 / Wolves In The Throne Room Artwork

It’s kind of preposterous that of all of the dedicated writers here at the Sleeping Shaman that I should be one of the ones to attempt to round up the year in heavy music on its behalf. For starters, I am one of the…
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Soggy Bog Podcast 55 Now Available

21st December 2011 at 2:41 pm

Soggy Bog

The latest Soggy Bog Podcast, number 55 – Burning Christmas, is now available for your listening pleasure and this week is a slight deviation from pervious casts with a more blackened death doom playlist, along with a selection of tracks chosen by master metal…
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Roadburn Festival 2012: The Artwork of Costin Chioreanu

21st December 2011 at 2:26 pm

Roadburn 2012 - Costin Chioreanu

Roadburn have invited Romanian visual artist Costin Chioreanu to be the official artist for Roadburn 2012. Chioreanu will set the visual tone for the festival together with Voivod’s Michel Langevin and a new, as of yet unnamed, Dutch artist. More info about Costin at…
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The Shaman’s Top 10 Albums of 2011

21st December 2011 at 9:32 am

Top 10 2011 - Across Tundras

I recently submitted this to the Roadburn Top 10 albums of the year, if you haven’t submitted yours yet, you can do so here, but I thought I’d post the list here as well. 2011 has been a seriously good year for releases, and…
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Brutal Truth ‘End Time’ CD/LP 2011

21st December 2011 at 8:37 am

Brutal Truth

The first thing that strikes you about US grindcore veterans Brutal Truth’s scorching new album End Time is the departure in style and mood from their relatively cleaner (yet still refreshingly ‘organic’ sounding) Earache-template uber-grind of the past. They’ve clearly decided to mix things…
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