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John Reppion Reflects On The Year That Was 2014

31st December 2014 at 10:38 am

Black Shuck - John Reppion

2014 has been my first full year of writing for The Sleeping Shaman. I say “full year” when really I’ve typed up about one thing a month so I’m not exactly churning stuff out. Still, it’s been fun and a welcome opportunity to find…
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So 10 Out Of ’14 Ain’t Bad: Jason Hough’s Top 10 Albums of 2014

30th December 2014 at 11:09 am

Jason Hough

I’ve never actually had chance to introduce myself but I’m still fairly new to the site, having been kindly inducted by Shaman Lee this summer, for which I am very grateful for, after completing my degree in June. My music taste is actually universal,…
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The Veil ‘Impermanence’ CD/DD 2014

30th December 2014 at 11:02 am

The Veil

Impermanence is Australian band The Veil’s second full length release, and it represents a tremendous achievement for an outfit that has more than paid their dues in the Australian metal scene. Comprising nine lengthy tracks, Impermanence weaves a tangle of disparate influences into a…
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Paul Robertson’s 2014 In The Rear View

29th December 2014 at 9:44 am

Paul Robertson

Bit of a funny one for me, this year. Feels a bit like it’s been neither here nor there, for the most part, if you know what I mean. I’ve had a lot of trouble with my hearing this year and my day job…
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Mark Deutrom / The Asound – Split 7″ 2014

28th December 2014 at 10:11 am

Mark Deutrom / The Asound

Mark Deutrom is probably best known for his work as producer, sound engineer and some time member of Grunge Godfathers The Melvins having played on seminal releases such as Prick, Stoner Witch, Stay and Honky, making film soundtracks and forging a prolific solo career….
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Dave Bowes’ Heavy Vibes Of 2014

27th December 2014 at 11:30 am

Dave Bowes

I’ll admit it right off the bat – I’m shite at these things. I’m either completely predictable and return to old favourites, or I’m easily swayed and love everything and everyone. This year, I did both. Bands I love have released some bloody great…
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Golden Gorilla / Ghost Of Wem ‘Cruel Surprises’ LP/DD 2014

27th December 2014 at 11:08 am

Golden Gorilla / Ghost Of Wem

This split EP from Per Koro and Meta Matter Records is a heavyweight collision of Sludge/Doom and Hardcore that looks to grab you by the collar and get up in your face with nasty, spiteful tunes determined to trample any unbelievers in their way….
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Ghast ‘Dread Doom Ruin’ CD/DD 2014

26th December 2014 at 11:31 am

Ghast

Crawling from their fetid nest in darkest Swansea, outlying the blighted Monmouthshire landscape claimed by Machen and Howard as home to races of degenerate inhuman reptilian throwbacks and the awful ‘little people’ of legend, Ghast have finally braved the burning sunlight to deliver a…
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So, 2014 Was A Year! By Pete Green

25th December 2014 at 9:49 am

Pete Green

Up until now, 2014 has indeed proven to be a year that happened and lasted for 12 solid months. Some things happened within this year that were good and some that were bad. There was also some music released in 2014. A lot of…
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V/A – Midnite Congregation: Verse II DD 2014

25th December 2014 at 9:38 am

Midnite Congregation: Verse II

The Midnite Collective has put together a second compilation filled with awesome for you. The organisation has selected some amazing bands for this one, including the mighty Cough. That’s not the only gem on this one though. Here’s Midnite Congregation: Verse II. Midnite Collective…
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