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Archive – January 2014


NAILS Announce European Exodus Tour Dates In June, With A One-Off London Show

27th January 2014 at 7:16 pm

Nails - Euro Tour 2014

After selling out venues across the UK in November throughout their ‘Campaign For Elimination’ tour, NAILS are now setting their sights on mainland Europe and have announced a run of shows, including headline slots and notable festival appearances in Finland, Belgium, France, Germany and…
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MANTAR Premiere New Track ‘Spit’ On Cvlt Nation

27th January 2014 at 7:02 pm


MANTAR premiere the new song ‘Spit‘ on heavily trafficked web-portal The track hails from MANTAR‘s highly anticipated debut album, Death By Burning, set for international release on February 7th via Svart Records. Recorded earlier in 2013, Death By Burning is a raw, self-produced, and…
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Wizard Fight Get In The Ring At DesertFest London 2014

27th January 2014 at 2:08 pm

Wizard Fight

So, who’s mightier: Gandalf or Merlin? There’s only one way to find out… Wizard Fight!! Kicked off in 2012 by drummer Dan Large (ex-Steak) and guitarist/vocalist Luke Bolton (also of ROTS) as an excuse to knock out some tar-thick sludgy jams down in their…
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CONAN Announce UK Tour During March As New Album ‘Blood Eagle’ Nears

27th January 2014 at 1:58 pm


Caveman Battle Doomers CONAN have announced dates for a UK tour to happen during March, the gigs will be in support of their new album ‘Blood Eagle’ which is set for release via Napalm Records, all dates will be opened by UK Blackened Doomers…
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Bast ‘Spectres’ CD/LP/CS/DD 2014

27th January 2014 at 8:11 am


It’s been a long time coming for Kingston-based black metal/doom band Bast, but this year finally marks the arrival of their long overdue debut album ‘Spectres‘. Originally formed as a two-piece back in 2008, Bast have been a sporadic but always welcome presence in…
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Truckfighters ‘Universe’ CD/LP/DD 2014

27th January 2014 at 8:05 am


The most pertinent question on my mind as I prepared to strap myself in for a first blast across Truckfighters’ Universe is one that I’m sure will be shared by many fellow fuzz fiends across the globe: “How could this ever match up to…
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Demilich ’20th Anniversary Of Emptiness’ CD/LP 2014

26th January 2014 at 10:49 am


For many years they have been scorned and misunderstood by a large section of the death metal crowd, mostly because that section was too brainless to understand the genius of Demilich‘s technical and pitch black death metal. Perhaps things will change now, with the…
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Ea ‘A Etilla’ CD/DD 2014

26th January 2014 at 10:44 am


Funeral doom is a very small subgenre when it comes to metal and not many good and dedicated bands last. This subgenre was in fact the one that drove me to the slow and heavy kind of music more than fast and brutal as…
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DIVINE CIRCLES: Pitchfork Premieres New Track From USX String Contortionist’s Solo Debut

25th January 2014 at 11:57 am

Meghan Mulhearn - Photo by Erika Taylor

Pitchfork kicks off your weekend in style with a premiere of “Midwest” from DIVINE CIRCLES’ debut offering, Oblivion Songs. DIVINE CIRCLES is a vivid solo venture from USX violin manipulator Meghan Mulhearn. Known for pushing the limits of traditional string playing in an effort…
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The Mysterious Terra Tenebrosa To Devastate Roadburn 2014

25th January 2014 at 11:33 am

Roadburn 2014 - Terra Tenebrosa

Hot on the heels of our announcement that The Heads have had to step down from performing as Artists in Residence at Roadburn 2014, comes the announcement that mysterious avant-metallers Terra Tenebrosa will be stepping in to replace The Heads spin-off Kandodo. Rising from…
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