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BL’AST!: First East Coast US Shows In Over Two Decades Confirmed + Euro Tour In June

31st May 2014 at 1:02 pm

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In addition to their upcoming European tour and stateside performance at This Is Hardcore Fest, reformed Santa Cruz hardcore act BL’AST has just confirmed several upcoming July East Coast gigs. As previously announced, following their invasion of the European continent — beginning at the…
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WO FAT: Dallas Swampadelic Fuzz Faction Premieres New Track At Revolver; European Trek Underway

31st May 2014 at 12:24 pm

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Dallas swampadelic fuzz faction, WO-FAT, today drops a brand new resin-coated canticle for your bong-ripping enjoyment. Titled “The Conjuring,” the smoke-fueled number comes by way of the band’s forthcoming new full-length of the same name. Much in the same vein as their last two…
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THE GREAT SABATINI: Entire Dog Years LP Slaying At Decibel Magazine

31st May 2014 at 11:59 am

The Great Sabatini

In just days, Dog Years, the third LP from Montreal’s THE GREAT SABATINI will be officially released worldwide via French noise metal experts Solar Flare Records, and now the entire album has been unshackled by Decibel Magazine. While virtually unavoidable influence from genre superheroes…
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MUSK OX: New Hymn From Canadian Neofolk Collective Now Playing At Pitchfork

31st May 2014 at 11:23 am

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Canadian neofolk trio, MUSK OX, who recently announced the release of their forthcoming new full-length Woodfall, are pleased to unveil third movement, “Part 3 – Arcanum,” via Pitchfork’s Hell Awaits column. Nearly six years in the making, Woodfall is a one-hour, five-part progressive chamber…
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BAPTISTS: Second Album Bloodmines Due For September Release Through Southern Lord

31st May 2014 at 10:54 am

Baptists - Photo by Milton Stille

Vancouver’s BAPTISTS have completed work on their second full length, following their 2013 debut Bushcraft. Entitled Bloodmines, the album was recorded at Godcity Studios in Salem, Massachusetts with with Kurt Ballou – and shall be released via Southern Lord worldwide in September. Like it’s…
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Sunsmasher ‘Hell/Noise/Church’ Digital EP 2014

31st May 2014 at 8:59 am

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Scottish crust/sludge outfit Sunsmasher hit home with a brand new and relentlessly savage EP entitled ‘Hell/Noise/Church’ – seemingly self-released, these Glaswegian upstarts show massive promise indeed, bleak, heavy and entirely nihilistic ‘Hell/Noise/Church’ certainly delivers. This particular strain of hardcore influenced sludge metal is par…
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WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM Release Track From Celestite, Pre-Orders Now Available

30th May 2014 at 4:12 pm

Wolves In The Throne Room - Photo by Chris Beug

As Cascadian duo, WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM, prepares for the release of Celestite — the instrumental companion to their 2011 Celestial Lineage LP — we can offer a foretaste of the impending album with a stream of its magnum opus, “Celestite Mirror.” With…
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WITCH MOUNTAIN & TOMBSTONES To Play Extra Date In Manchester On Fri 13th June; Euro Tour Underway

30th May 2014 at 12:41 pm

Witch Mountain / Tombstones @ The Star & Garter, Manchester 13/06/2014

The heavyweight pairing of WITCH MOUNTAIN & TOMBSTONES are currently touring Europe and now an EXTRA DATE has been added to the UK leg where they’ll play the Temple of Doom that is The Star & Garter in Manchester on Friday 13th June, 2014!…
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Earthless Meets Heavy Blanket: ‘In A Dutch Haze’ Live At Roadburn 2012 To Be Released July 8th

30th May 2014 at 11:21 am

Earthless Meets Heavy Blanket:

This July, a colossal collaborative concert, previously privy only to those who were fortunate enough to have helped fill a Netherlandic concert hall multiple moons ago, will be unleashed in awesome audio form as Earthless Meets Heavy Blanket In A Dutch Haze. The out-of-this-world…
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Maryland Deathfest 2014: Windhand, Bongripper, Graves At Sea – 25/05/2014

30th May 2014 at 10:52 am

Maryland Deathfest 2014

The pre-summer Baltimore, MD heat was on the rise. Day 4/4 of the infamous Maryland Deathfest saw me in search of doom at the expense of all else. Tattered Dismember T-shirts, stoned out, hung over followers and the smell of “Zombie” BBQ led me…
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