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Crippled Black Phoenix ‘New Dark Age Tour EP’ CD/LP/DD 2015

24th January 2016 at 12:48 pm

Crippled Black Phoenix

Justin Greaves will be a familiar name for many, as sticksman for both sludge legends Iron Monkey and Doom icons Electric Wizard. His ongoing project Crippled Black Phoenix sees him taking on the role of multi-instrumentalist, shrugging off the safe confines of genre to…
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Interviews » A-F

Conan: Angela Davy Questions Jon Davis As The Release Of ‘Revengeance’ Looms

23rd January 2016 at 5:32 pm

Conan

If we were to pit the sonic force of Conan against any other band in the UK, it would be pretty obvious that Conan’s riffs are the schoolyard bullying in that respect, humiliating your pitiful amps and stealing their lunch money. Bludgeoning eardrums since…
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Reviews » Album Reviews » H

HAG ‘Fear Of Man’ DD 2016

23rd January 2016 at 5:27 pm

HAG

As far as any of us can remember, there’s been a two-tier hierarchy in progressive sludge metal: Tier 1 – High On Fire, Tier 2 – everyone else. Underrated heroes Teeth Of The Hydra tried to scale that never-ending beanstalk to Tier 1 heaven…
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Reviews » Album Reviews » U

Un ‘The Tomb Of All Things’ CD/DD 2015

23rd January 2016 at 5:21 pm

Un

There’s something rotten in the state of doom. In a scene mired with copycat bands, it now takes some serious raw talent to stand out. Thankfully, Seattle’s Un – featuring the bassist of world-beaters Samothrace – set about doing just that on their debut…
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Christian Death ‘Atrocities’ & ‘The Scriptures’ LP Reissue 2016

21st January 2016 at 7:14 pm

Christian Death

Christian Death is one of those bands that fit within a specific time frame and setting, There’s a certain cult status attached to the group. Surprisingly, the group is still active and just released a new album in 2015. Seasons of Mist decided that…
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News

HIGH PRIEST OF SATURN Stream New Track ‘Aeolian Dunes’; Svart Records To Release Sophomore Album Next Month

20th January 2016 at 6:48 pm

High Priest of Saturn

In 2013, an unexpected creature fell from the sky and landed in Trondheim, Norway where it took possession of three locals and gathered them under the HIGH PRIEST OF SATURN moniker to chant to the stars and praise the beyond. The then trio self-titled…
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Reviews » Album Reviews » Z

Zombi ‘Shape Shift’ CD/LP/DD 2015

16th January 2016 at 2:52 pm

Zombi

Seminal synth wave outfit Zombi have kept fans waiting for 4 long years for a follow up to 2011’s Escape Velocity, but they’ve now returned to Earth, bringing with them their own unique brand of space rock/extra-terrestrial music to show the competition that they’re…
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Reviews » Album Reviews » H

H.P. Lovecraft ‘The Hound & The Music Of Erich Zann’ LP 2016

16th January 2016 at 2:44 pm

H.P. Lovecraft

It could be argued that H. P. Lovecraft‘s connection with heavy and weird music was cemented with the inclusion of Behind The Wall Of Sleep – a track inspired by HPL‘s 1919 short story Beyond The Wall Of Sleep – on Sabbath’s 1970 debut….
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Hooded Menace ‘Darkness Drips Forth’ CD/LP/DD 2015

16th January 2016 at 2:36 pm

Hooded Menace

Hooded Menace are what people are talking about when they think of death/doom these days, even if they don’t know it. The Finnish masters of darkness have long been crafting a career from the sludgy, endless void of riffs, summoning Lovecraftian beasts to serve…
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Tombstones ‘Vargariis’ CD/LP/DD 2015

11th January 2016 at 6:54 pm

Tombstones

If you’ve ever been in or around the dramatic Scandinavian scenery of Norway, you’ll know what inspiring, enthralling and enriching experiences the great Norse nation has to offer. From the bustling hubbub of downtown Oslo, through the beautifully desolate fjords that span the Nordic…
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