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Pentagram / The Order Of Israfel / Mower @ Sound Control, Manchester 15/11/2015

29th November 2015 at 3:29 pm

Pentagram @ Sound Control, Manchester 15/11/2015

In doom, few bands deserve the undiluted respect of Pentagram. Having got themselves back on track for a few years now and with a new album to promote in the form of Curious Volume, it was up to the American legends to prove their…
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Battalions ‘Nothing To Lose’ DD 2015

29th November 2015 at 3:26 pm

Battalions

Heavy sludge from the wastelands of Hull, if that doesn’t sound depressive to you, then I don’t know what will get you down. You probably listen to the wrong kind of music, but that’s another matter. We’re talking here about Battallions (from Hull) who…
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Bloodcult Reformed – In Honour Of Paul Van Linden @ The Cellar, Birmingham 21/11/2015

28th November 2015 at 1:53 pm

Undersmile @ Bloodcult Reformed, Birmingham 21/11/2015

I’d been looking forward to this show for ages, yet it felt somehow weird to say as much. And after the truly horrific events that took place in Paris on Friday 13th November, it honestly felt like even more of a coming together of…
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Sonic Medusa ‘The Sunset Soundhouse Tapes’ DD 2015

27th November 2015 at 5:31 pm

Sonic Medusa

Featuring members of Goatsnake, The Obsessed and Hollywood Rose (the band that spawned Guns n Roses dontcha know), Sonic Medusa‘s list of members will already have people running lazily to the words ‘Supergroup’ in order to describe this LA quartet. Formed in 2009 the…
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Wizard Eye – S/T – LP/DD 2015

25th November 2015 at 6:57 pm

Wizard Eye - S/T

Wizard Eye is from Philadelphia. I love Philadelphia. Growing up in the middle of Pennsylvania where there wasn’t, and still isn’t, shit for rock ‘n’ roll, we’d head to the City of Brotherly Love for shows when I was kid. It was always an…
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Slomatics ‘Flooding The Weir’ & ‘Kalceanna’ DD Reissue 2015

23rd November 2015 at 7:02 pm

Slomatics

Some things in life are just inherently ‘right’. Like cold pizza the morning after a booze session, or that blissful moment where a line slots perfectly together in Tetris; some things are unquestionably meant to be. Belfasts’ Slomatics being signed to Black Bow Records…
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Kadavar / The Shrine / Satan’s Satyrs / Horisont @ Sound Control, Manchester 08/11/2015

22nd November 2015 at 12:45 pm

Horisont @ Sound Control, Manchester 08/11/2015

Kadavar have been steadily carving themselves a strong reputation as one of the bands to watch in the modern blues rock scene since their deal with metal label heavyweights Nuclear Blast. Having released their third album Berlin for the label earlier this year, the…
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The Fifth Alliance ‘Death Poems’ CD/LP/CS/DD 2015

22nd November 2015 at 12:37 pm

The Fifth Alliance

It has taken The Fifth Alliance about 2 1/2 years to deliver a follow up to their highly acclaimed record Unrevealed Secrets Of Ruin, but here it is. A new effort from the Dutch ensemble to further lose themselves in doomed sludge in just…
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Damnation Festival 2015 – Review By Dan Hunt

21st November 2015 at 3:29 pm

Damnation Festival 2015 - At The Gates

I hadn’t been planning on going to Damnation Festival this year but a triple whammy of spare ticket, spare car-seat and spare hotel room is a powerful cocktail, and a hard one to refuse. So It is with the spirit of having no idea…
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Night Viper – S/T – CD/LP/DD 2015

21st November 2015 at 3:20 pm

Night Viper - S/T

In my book, if you’re going to call your band something as naughty as Night Viper, then you’d better show up with the following kit list already well packed: 1) A truckload of neck-snapping riffs 2) A vocalist that sounds somewhere in the middle…
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