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Familiars – S/T – DD 2014

31st August 2014 at 11:15 am

Familiars - S/T

Familiars apparently recorded these two tracks on a farm in Ontario, though it wouldn’t be in any way hard to imagine them having been recorded in a shack in the desert in California given their take on stoned, blissed out riff rock. Taking a…
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Sorxe ‘Surrounded By Shadows’ CD/DD 2014

31st August 2014 at 11:10 am

Sorxe

Some bands, for better or worse, fall into easily outlined genre definitions. They take the conventions of an established genre and carry them to their fullest extent, resulting in either an exciting litany or a churn of tiresome bullshit. Then there are bands that…
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Yanomamo ‘Minions’ DD 2014

30th August 2014 at 11:29 am

Yanomamo

Existing in that narrow vacuum where the only bands in existence seem to be EyeHateGod, Sleep and Electric Wizard, Australian wrecking crew Yanomamo slot seamlessly into the line of bands who’ve based their entire output on crossing the proverbial streams, those three titans of…
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Sunken ‘Recoil’ DD 2014

30th August 2014 at 11:24 am

Sunken

Sunken is a two piece band, consisting of just bass and drums. I found this to be an interesting way of working and was curious to hear what these two guys had to offer. Quite the sonic journey lay ahead of me. The album…
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OBITUARY: New Track Visions In My Head Now Streaming; Inked In Blood Pre-Orders Now Available

29th August 2014 at 3:11 pm

Obituary - Photo by Ester Segarra

Death metal legends OBITUARY make their Relapse Records debut with Inked In Blood, their 9th full length LP. Inked In Blood will be released October 28th in North America (UK/World October 27th and Germany/Benelux/Finland on October 24th) via Relapse Records. Almost three decades in, Inked In Blood stands…
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CONAN: Australia Tour Kicks Off Next Week; More UK/Euro Live Dates & Maryland DeathFest 2015 Confirmed!

29th August 2014 at 2:52 pm

Hellfest 2014 - Conan - Photo by Vivien Varga

It never seems to end for Caveman Battle Doomers CONAN, they only recently got back from a  successful jaunt over in Mainland Europe where, on select dates, they supported HIGH ON FIRE, only to return to some news that literally left them stunned to…
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Årabrot Are Back! Kjetil Nernes Given All Clear; New Mini Album, Gigs & UK Tour To Follow Soon

29th August 2014 at 2:29 pm

Årabrot @ The Roadhouse, Manchester, 23/04/2014

Årabrot’s main member, Kjetil Nernes, was diagnosed with deadly cancer in May this year, after a summer of treatment and 35 stiches across his neck, he is now back – and with no time to waste! On October 13th, Årabrot will release the mini…
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MY SLEEPING KARMA To Awaken At DesertFest London 2015

29th August 2014 at 12:34 pm

My Sleeping Karma - Photo by Brian Ravaux

MY SLEEPING KARMA’s gonna get you, gonna knock you off your feet and then fly you away to another universe. This German troupe have got four records under their asteroid belt since 2006, the last one being Soma in 2012. Their first albums were…
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ORANGE GOBLIN To Play ‘The Big Black’ In Its Entirety At DesertFest 2015 London & Berlin!

29th August 2014 at 12:26 pm

Orange Goblin - Photo by Ester Segarra

London’s legendary stoner rock quartet ORANGE GOBLIN will celebrate their 20 year anniversary in 2015 and to honour that milestone the band are planning two very special shows exclusively for DesertFest in both London and Berlin. The band will play their acclaimed third album The…
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Silent Echoes ‘Correlation’ DD 2014

29th August 2014 at 10:17 am

Silent

Correlation is the second album from the German 3 piece Silent Echoes. If the name doesn’t give it away then the album tags will. ‘Ambient’ ‘Art’ ‘Rock’ AAR . . not a pirate! Transmutation. It’s a fully ambient piece that pulses into existence with…
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