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Kowloon Walled City ‘Grievances’ CD/LP/DD 2015

30th September 2015 at 6:57 pm

Kowloon Walled City

Chicago’s Kowloon Walled City have been plying their sludge tinged, post metal trade since 2007, but three albums and a string of demos, splits and EP’s have seen them  maintain an unshakable sense of self, a core sound that persists throughout each release, tying…
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With The Dead – S/T – CD/LP/DD 2015

29th September 2015 at 7:02 pm

With The Dead - S/T

Dorrian. Bagshaw. Greening. There’s an aura to it when you just put those three names side by side. There’s a certain viscosity, a sense of imposed abandonment, a quaking sense of dread, an air of anticipation and an ease of relation to their collective…
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Grey Widow / Sons Of Tonatiuh – Split CD/CS/DD 2015

25th September 2015 at 7:01 pm

Grey Widow / Sons Of Tonatiuh - Split

Released on CD, download and now obligatory cool retro cassette format through UK based Red Valley Records, this six track split features two tracks of hateful, down tuned sludge from Brighton noise crew Grey Widow and four of brutal, super heavy crust/sludge courtesy of…
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Publicist UK ‘Forgive Yourself’ CD/LP/DD 2015

24th September 2015 at 7:10 pm

Publicist UK

Every few years or so an album appears that takes you by surprise through its sheer audacity of expression – it’s not only that Publicist UK’s debut Forgive Yourself is the album Andrew Eldritch should have released after 1987’s Floodland instead of the disappointingly…
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Locrian ‘Infinite Dissolution’ CD/LP/DD 2015

23rd September 2015 at 7:04 pm

Locrian

I have made no bones over the years about the fact that I adore Locrian, from their earlier noise infused works to their more progressive later releases, they always seem to be able to summon forth a cacophony of pleasing delights. Now they have…
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Sweat Lodge ‘Talismana’ CD/LP/DD 2015

22nd September 2015 at 7:01 pm

Sweat Lodge

To be honest, when I first heard the name Sweat Lodge, my initial reaction was: “Ewwww, really?!” I mean yeah, sure, granted, I do frequently choose to spend my evenings hanging out in bars characterised by their sticky floors, the loud, live scuzzy music…
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Kadavar ‘Berlin’ CD/LP/DD 2015

21st September 2015 at 7:00 pm

Kadavar 'Berlin'

German stoner/prog proto-metallers Kadavar have been running an unofficial campaign for world ‘flower-power’ domination since they arrived on the scene with 2012’s self titled debut; pulling from a kick ass rock n’ roll grab bag with amped up tentacles, they’ve crafted a sound equal…
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Damnation 2015: Final Bands Announced Join AT THE GATES, HIGH ON FIRE, MONO & More!

20th September 2015 at 4:12 pm

Damnation Festival 2015

As Damnation Festival fast approaches its 2015 edition, the final bands have now been announced. The first of which is Celtic Metallers Primordial, who’ll headline this year’s Terrorizer Stage, vocalist Nemtheanga commented on the appearance… “We are delighted to return to Damnation Festival this…
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Dark Buddha Rising ‘Inversum’ CD/LP/DD 2015

20th September 2015 at 4:03 pm

Dark Buddha Rising

Despite housing members from the likes of Hexvessel, Atomikylä, Darkempire and Mother Susurrus and having an output of six albums spanning a career of eight years, Finland’s Dark Buddha Rising only gained any kind of credible recognition in 2013 following the release of Dakhmandal….
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WREKMEISTER HARMONIES: New Album ‘Night Of Your Ascension’ Released 13th Nov; Video Trailer Now Available

18th September 2015 at 7:45 pm

Wrekmeister Harmonies – Photo by Katie Hovland

Nearly a year in the making and including a cast of 30 musicians, J.R. Robinson delivers his towering third album as WREKMEISTER HARMONIES entitled Night Of Your Ascension. As with previous records, the ensemble is made up of an all-star cast of talented musicians…
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