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Usnea – S/T – LP/DD 2013

27th April 2013 at 11:37 am

Usnea - S/T

Another strong debut from a hitherto unknown entity rears its head here, in the form of this four song LP by Usnea. At times the band come across almost as a ragged little brother to NOLA’s celebrated DIY doom titans Thou in both the…
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THE BODY Signs To Thrill Jockey Records; New Full Length Album Due Later This Year

26th April 2013 at 1:51 pm

The Body

Portland based progenitors of aural horror THE BODY have signed with Thrill Jockey and will be releasing a full-length with the label later this year. The duo of drummer Lee Buford and guitarist/vocalist Chip King use doom metal as a framework to explore the…
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AUTHOR & PUNISHER: Track Premiere Brought To You By Pitchfork; European Tour Draws Near

26th April 2013 at 12:25 pm

Tristan Shone - Photo by Glenna Jennings

In celebration of its imminent release this June, Pitchfork is currently streaming “In Remorse” from notorious one-man industrial doom project, AUTHOR & PUNISHER. Proliferated by iconic sound contortionist/engineer Tristan Shone, his latest hymn of mechanical decomposition comes by way of fifth full-length, Women &…
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LOCRIAN: Announce Details For New Album ‘Return To Annihilation’

26th April 2013 at 11:53 am

Locrian

Esoteric, experimental artisan’s LOCRIAN have revealed the details behind their highly anticipated Relapse Records full-length debut entitled Return To Annihilation. The album was recorded by Greg Norman (Pelican, Russian, Circles, Serena Maneesh) at Steve Albini’s Electrical Audio Studios in Chicago, IL and mastered by…
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King Goat ‘Atom’ Digital EP 2013

26th April 2013 at 11:13 am

King Goat

The first lyrics that seep out of new Brighton doom merchants’ King Goat’s debut EP are ‘A lumbering machine…’ and that’s a very fitting description of their sound, as the track ‘Machine God’ rumbles its way clumsily forward, like a rusty Iron Man, pulling…
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Cough / Windhand ‘Reflection Of The Negative’ Split CD/LP/DD 2013

25th April 2013 at 11:56 am

Cough / Windhand

Richmond, Virginia may be a city better known for its blues, country, and bluegrass music and the Richmond Folk Festival than for heavy metal, but if you delve into the murky underground scene, you will realise that it is home to some incredible bands,…
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UFOMAMMUT Head Out On The Road Again In Support Of ‘Oro’

24th April 2013 at 11:52 am

Ufomammut

Italian supernatural sludge sorcerers UFOMAMMUT hit the road again in support of their Neurot Recordings debut LP, ORO – which was released in two parts Opus Primum and Opus Alter in 2012. The tour begins in Frankfurt tonight and will also take in London’s…
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LAZARUS BLACKSTAR & HEADLESS KROSS: Full Stream Now Available For Their Imminent Split 12”

24th April 2013 at 10:52 am

Lazarus Blackstar / Headless Kross - Split 12" Artwork

The forthcoming Split 12″ vinyl long player (available to buy online from Head Of Crom as from May 2013) featuring Bradford’s monstrous and legendary LAZARUS BLACKSTAR on one side and Glasgow’s equally gargantuan HEADLESS KROSS on t’other is now streaming below and over on…
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Dean Allen Foyd ‘Road To Atlas’ 10″/DD 2013

24th April 2013 at 9:37 am

Dean Allen Floyd

Sweden does seem to be the place for the best for music these days, is it just me or do they push out some of the best stoner, psychedelic, rocking, doom music? Another one from Sweden is Dean Allen Foyd; they are taking influence…
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Reviews & News On Hold – Roadburn 2013 Here We Come!

17th April 2013 at 11:03 am

Roadburn 2013 - Poster by Costin Chioreanu

The Sleeping Shaman will be in attendance at this year’s Roadburn Festival so all news, reviews and updates are now on hold until we return, I’ll be wearing a The Sleeping Shaman T-Shirt over the weekend (although it depends how smelly it gets!) so…
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