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Godhunter ‘City Of Dust’ CD/LP/DD 2014

30th January 2014 at 9:48 am


Godhunter are from Tucson, Arizona, yet the scorching sunshine of their home state seems to have left little trace on their dark, dense, sludgy outpourings. Their debut LP, ‘City Of Dust’ has an overpowering sense of groove. There’s the unmistakable sludge doom fingerprints over…
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UPYR ‘Altars/Tunnels’ CD/CS/DD 2013

30th January 2014 at 9:44 am


Bulgaria. Not a country that is well known for its metal in the rest of the world. However, there are some ghoulish devils crawling about in the shadow of the iron curtain! UPYR hail from Sofia and with their self-released album they raise the…
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STONEBURNER: Portland Sludge Slingers Reveal Album Details

29th January 2014 at 3:52 pm


Portland sludge slingers and recent Neurot family additions, STONEBURNER, are getting ready to release their forthcoming new full-length, entitled Life Drawing. The follow-up to their 2012 debut, Sickness Will Pass features nine rumbling odes of bottom-heavy hostility and emotional decay. Recorded, mixed and produced…
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Harsh Toke To Light Up Roadburn Festival 2014

29th January 2014 at 3:39 pm

Roadburn 2014 - Harsh Toke

Skateboards, palm trees, psychedelic bands: these are enduring iconic symbols of California. Whether it’s pavement or guitars, the state has a rich and colorful history when it comes to shredding. Ready for the next chapter? Meet San Diego’s Harsh Toke! Emerging from the same…
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EARTH Announces Midwest US Spring Tour Including Big Ears & Mission Creek Festivals; Band Currently Working On New Material

29th January 2014 at 2:04 pm

Earth - Photo by Joseph P Traina

Seattle’s purveyors of monolithic minimalist rock, EARTH, have confirmed their first live actions for 2014 and the initial murmurs of a new LP. This Spring, EARTH will trek into the American Midwest, centered around this year’s massive Big Ears Festival in Knoxville on March…
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Get On The Highway To Hull At DesertFest London 2014

29th January 2014 at 1:40 pm


I’m not sure that this Brooklyn, New York based band ever realised just how perfect a moniker they had settled on to describe their vast, apocalyptic wasteland of noise, but four-piece sludgesters Hull most certainly have an accurate label for their dirty, destructive and…
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Submerge Kick Off 2014 With A Fist Full Of Gigs; FOADFEST, All Dayer w/ Alunah + Gigs w/ Sourvein, Goatess, Conan, Windhand & More!

29th January 2014 at 1:23 pm

Submerge Promotions

Manchester’s Submerge Promotions have got a very busy first half of 2014 coming up with a plethora of gigs planned which includes the 2 day FOAD FEST at Sound Control with Orange Goblin headlining, at the end of May, they’ll also be playing host…
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WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM Disclose Details Of New Recordings

29th January 2014 at 10:27 am

Wolves In The Throne Room

Following the November release of their BBC Session 2011 Anno Domini two-track live 12” (review here) via Southern Lord, new recordings from WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM have been confirmed for a 2014 release. Following several months of anticipation, the Cascadian black metal clan…
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Tempel ‘On The Steps Of The Temple’ CD/LP/DD 2014

29th January 2014 at 10:06 am


A strange story for a strange band: instrumental duo Temple self-released ‘On The Steps Of The Temple‘ over a year ago, then a little later Prosthetic Records picked them up and the resulting contract did not only leave the band with the new release…
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Manes ‘Teeth, Toes And Other Trinkets’ CD/LP/DD 2014

29th January 2014 at 9:59 am


On the surface, Manes have been very quiet for the past five years, the eclectic ‘How The World Came To An End’ seemingly becoming a confounding yet magnificent swan-song for a band that had long given up on being classifiable anyway. Rather than vanish…
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