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Mountain God ‘Experimentation On The Unwilling’ CS/DD 2013

23rd December 2013 at 12:52 pm

Mountain God

I love it when a band does something new within a template “innovating” shouldn’t necessarily mean adding a bunch of third-rate screamo into black metal, or making doom that whines exclusively about old girlfriends, or I dunno, adding drums to Enya and calling it…
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Celeste ‘Animale(s)’ CD/LP/DD 2013

22nd December 2013 at 10:23 am

Celeste

To play black metal in today’s environment with so many subgenres, not even the dark one himself can keep up with them all and still stand out and have an original sounding idea while at the same time, making a name for themselves is…
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Reviews » Album Reviews » D

Deviated Instinct / Summon The Crows – Split 7″ Reissue 2013

21st December 2013 at 9:16 am

Deviated Instinct / Summon The Crows - Split 7"

Towards the end of the last decade the return of the likes of crust punk originators Amebix and Deviated Instinct was certainly unexpected, almost downright unthinkable to those who were there the first time around, but when you take into consideration the context for…
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News

Stream BongCauldron’s Debut EP In Full, Exclusively With Terrorizer

20th December 2013 at 1:50 pm

BongCauldron

Raucous sludge power trio BongCauldron have teamed up with Terrorizer for an exclusive stream of their upcoming debut Self-Titled EP which is set for release via Superhot Records on 13th January which will be made available on CD and Digital formats. So don’t delay,…
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HULL: Sludge Rock Collaborative Releases Seminal ‘Viking Funeral’ EP On Limited Edition Vinyl

20th December 2013 at 1:19 pm

Hull

Brooklyn sludge rock conjurors, HULL, are pleased to unleash their seminal Viking Funeral EP on limited edition vinyl. Recorded in 2006 by HULL and Dave Liles and co-produced with Brett Romnes (I Am The Avalanche), the epic EP features two movements weighing in at…
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WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM: Recordings Penned For 2014 Release

20th December 2013 at 1:02 pm

Wolves In The Throne Room

Barring the recent release of their BBC Session 2011 Anno Domini Live 12”, WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM, have been keeping a low profile since the conclusion of the world-spanning tour that supported their most recent LP, Celestial Lineage. Now, word comes that the…
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Desertfest London 2014 Reveal Details Of The Human Disease Promo & When Planet’s Collide Stage

20th December 2013 at 12:46 pm

Desertfest London 2014 by Malleus

Back for the third year running, Human Disease Promo & When Planet’s Collide are teaming up once again to curate a stage of smoked-out heavy rumblings at DesertFest London 2014. Anyone who caught the crushing slab of decibel meter smashing doom that radiated from…
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Articles

Ollie Stygall Reflects On The Year That Was 2013

20th December 2013 at 12:26 pm

Ollie Stygall

2013 has certainly been a bit of a blur. It doesn’t seem like any time at all since I was compiling my list of albums for 2012 and my lines get a little blurry as to what album was released when if truth be…
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Reviews » Gig Reviews

Wooden Shjips / Helicon @ SWG3, Glasgow 12/12/2013

20th December 2013 at 11:22 am

Wooden Shjips @ SWG3, Glasgow 12/12/2013 - Photo by Peter Davidson

Even if not much is known about Helicon, those with keen powers of observation can get a good idea in advance. The split with Spain’s Celestial Bums hints at a similar keen appreciation of tight, tripped-out jams; the Ganesh that hangs from their synths…
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The Dustman Dilemma ‘First Trip To The Roaring Plains’ CD 2013

20th December 2013 at 10:40 am

The Dustman Dilemma

Hailing from Caen in France, quintet The Dustman Dilemma blend mellow organ toned synth, sax honks, and sweet woodwind sounds with twangy guitar, bubbling bass, and octopus-armed drumming. The result is an appealing kind of psych jazz rock which becomes a little more unsettling…
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