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Archive – March 2013


Desertfest London 2013 Rocks Vans Stores

31st March 2013 at 8:54 am

Vans Store

Vans sell rad shoes, they also back rad festivals. The new Desertfest sponsor is getting involved and Desertfest will not only be taking over 4 venues across Camden but will also be blowing out the windows of the Vans Stores in both Camden and…
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Bevar Sea – S/T – CD/DD 2012

31st March 2013 at 8:17 am

Bevar Sea - S/T

These days heavy metal is a fully-fledged global phenomenon and I don’t know about everyone else, but I think that’s simply a fantastic thing in its own right. The very fact that acts like Bevar Sea – Bangalore, India’s premier exporters of an authentic…
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Hear The GROAN At Desertfest London 2013

30th March 2013 at 1:10 pm


Here at DesertFest HQ we’ve been doing some experiments. We ain’t messing around here – there are Bunsen burners, SPSS datasets and white lab coats lying around all over the place! So what have we learned from this cactus-tax funded piece of analysis? Well,…
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THE BODY Preaches End-Time Sermon Through New Hymn At Pitchfork

30th March 2013 at 12:52 pm

The Body

Even though recent warnings of new hymns from apocalyptic sludge ministers THE BODY have been released, you have failed to listen and repent, and now it appears it’s too late, as today the first of three new orations has been revealed. The prophetic new…
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THE COSMIC DEAD: European Tour Dates + Details Of New Releases

29th March 2013 at 12:17 pm

The Cosmic Dead

This April the astral Glaswegian quartet known as THE COSMIC DEAD are set to embark on their first voyage overseas, reaching out to new heads and lands unknown on an extended exploratory mission across the European continent. Amongst the highlights of the trip are an…
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OMMADON: ‘III’ & ‘IV’ Now Available For Free Download

29th March 2013 at 11:41 am


Heavy Low-Fi Deviants OMMADON have recently announced that the recordings ‘III‘ & ‘IV‘, which were previously available as a limited edition CD, are now available to download for FREE via their Bandcamp page at ‘III‘ and ‘IV‘ were recorded by OMMADON in 2011…
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INDIAN: Chicago Doom Misanthropes Complete New Album

29th March 2013 at 11:19 am


Chicago doom misanthropes INDIAN recently completed work on their forthcoming studio offering for Relapse Records. The follow-up to 2011’s critically lauded Guiltless long player was recorded at Electrical Audio and Soma Studios in Chicago with engineer/co-producer Sanford Parker (Minsk, Nachtmystium, Yob, Samothrace). Additional synthesis…
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The Heavy Eyes ‘Maera’ LP/DD 2013

29th March 2013 at 11:08 am

The Heavy Eyes

Well, Kozmik Artifactz records from Germany have pulled off a significant one two punch of late in the retro rocking stakes. No sooner has the Shaman been party to the wonderful sounds of The Dirty Streets and their album “Movements” we are hit with…
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Five Bands Added To Damnation Festival 2013 Which Includes CRIPPLED BLACK PHOENIX, THE SONTARAN EXPERIMENT & MOSS

28th March 2013 at 12:20 pm

Damnation Festival 2013

Damnation Festival will proudly host two rare live outings this year, as extreme metal ‘supergroup’ VALLENFYRE and experimental rock ensemble CRIPPLED BLACK PHOENIX perform at the event. They will be joined in Leeds University Union on Saturday, November 2, by Romanian progressive black metallers…
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Transatlantic Rat’s Atom / BirdEye – Split LP/DD 2013

28th March 2013 at 10:55 am

Transatlantic Rat

In ten or twenty years, when we (as fans) re-evaluate what has stood the test of time from the decades stretching from the resurgence of doom/sludge at the turn of the century to the current trend of (mostly) anaemic “occult rock”, you can rest…
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