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Archive – October 2014


GRAVMASKIN: Cosmic Debut Album ‘Vol. 1’ Out Today; Full Stream Now Available

28th October 2014 at 9:40 am


Grave, Machine & Excavator – GRAVMASKIN is a play on the Swedish translations for these three words, and when listening to the trio’s instrumental rock, its moniker makes perfect sense. The music paints a picture of a grave machine – a mechanical entity fueled…
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Jess And The Ancient Ones ‘Castaneda’ 10″ 2014

28th October 2014 at 9:26 am

Jess And The Ancient Ones

Jess And The Ancient Ones are one of these bands that you just get, or you don’t. The whole female-fronted occult rock/doom movement is, for better or for worse, losing a bit of steam and the best bands, the cream, is rising to the…
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Nauseahtake ‘Laws Of Multiversal Gravitation’ LP/DD 2014

28th October 2014 at 9:19 am


I saw Nauseahtake tear up the stage once, but back then they had yet to record. Now, here is an album and I can’t wait to hear what they made of it. The first of three long tracks, The Crust, starts with a didgeridoo…
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The Body / Sandworm – Split LP/DD 2014

27th October 2014 at 11:22 am


Despite being around since 1999 and releasing their first demo in 2004, The Body only seem to have gained real recognition in the last year or so. This is probably due to their recent collaborations with Thou on Released From Love and with The…
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Iron Void – S/T – CD/DD 2014

27th October 2014 at 11:13 am

Iron Void - S/T

With a name featuring the words “iron” and “void” (and bugger all else), a record label who’s mantra reads “Proudly Stuck in 1985”, band members clad entirely in denim, leather and band t-shirts coupled with a front cover depicting a buxom naked lady cloaked…
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Elephant Tree ‘Theia’ CD/LP/DD 2014

26th October 2014 at 11:54 am

Elephant Tree

Does London really need another stoner metal band to add to the seemingly never-ending roster of rifforama being pumped out of the capital? It’s a worthy question at this point in time with notable amounts of scene saturation, promoters losing money, crowd-power wavering and…
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Disemballerina ‘Undertaker’ DD 2014

25th October 2014 at 11:13 am


When the first sound that you hear on the very first track on an album by a band that is entirely new to you is a recording of the death rattle, the very last dying breath, of a close friend of one of the…
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Nazoranai Reveal Live Video Footage Performing New Album; Set For Release On 10th Nov Via Ideologic Organ

24th October 2014 at 12:58 pm

Nazoranai @ Stereo, Glasgow 10/07/2013 - Photo by Peter Davidson

Prior to the November 10th release of Nazoranai‘s second album, the most painful time happens only once has it arrived already..?, you can witness footage from the moment the recordings took root. Performed at the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO) centre on July…
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ANCIENT VVISDOM Unleashes ‘City Of Stone’ At Cvlt Nation; Sacrificial LP Released Next Week

24th October 2014 at 12:32 pm

Ancient VVisdom - Photo by Pat Finegan

With the official vinyl version of Sacrificial, the latest full-length from occult death rock coven, ANCIENT VVISDOM, only days away, Cvlt Nation offers up City Of Stone. Elaborates founding vocalist Nathan Opposition, “I’m a huge fan of classic metal, Dio, Judas Priest, MercYful Fate,…
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SPACE WITCH: Double Vinyl Pre-Orders Now Available For Debut Album

24th October 2014 at 11:08 am

Space Witch

Formed in 2007, SPACE WITCH are set to release it’s much anticipated Self-Titled debut album on the double vinyl format in January 2015 on HeviSike Records, Fear Me Music and Orchestrated Dystopia Records which Tom championed in his recent review saying “Having been blown…
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