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Conny Ochs: Stream New Album ‘Future Fables’; Out Now Via Exile On Mainstream

29th February 2016 at 6:47 pm

Conny Ochs - Photo by Christian Thiele

Conny Ochs and I go way back after first meeting him when he supported Wino on his first solo outing, where I was simply captivated by the solo stylings of this German troubadour. Part Townes van Zandt, part Nick Drake, part Neil Young and…
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Church Of Misery ‘And Then There Were None…’ CD/LP/DD 2016

29th February 2016 at 6:40 pm

Church Of Misery

For the past two decades Tokyo’s Church Of Misery have melded classic Black Sabbath influenced doom with psychedelic rock under the stern guidance of bassist and founding member Tatsu Mikami. Over this time, the band has produced five full length albums and numerous split…
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Slabdragger ‘Rise Of The Dawncrusher’ CD/LP/DD 2016

28th February 2016 at 12:17 pm

Slabdragger

It’s been five long years since the release of London trio Slabdragger’s debut Regress. Aside from a split with Meadows, we’ve not heard anything from them in terms of records, however, they are one of the few underground acts that still manage to draw…
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Beastmaker ‘You Must Sin’ 7″ 2016

28th February 2016 at 12:10 pm

Beastmaker

Everyone loves a cheeky seven incher or two, right? We know our favourite vinyl-junkie friends at Rise Above certainly do, especially when there’s a brand new, yet sepia photo-ed, amp-cackling, groove-riding band to go with it and in Fresno, California’s Beastmaker, they’ve found just…
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Taarkus ‘Stones’ 7″ 2016

28th February 2016 at 12:03 pm

Taarkus

Here we have Taarkus… from Los Angeles, California. A relatively new band cited as a doom metal outfit with addition instruments and their own style. Well the first chord that struck with me was the name of this 7” and its artwork. The cover…
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Cult Of Luna / The Old Wind ‘Råångest’ 12”/DD 2016

28th February 2016 at 11:58 am

Cult Of Luna / The Old Wind

Råångest opens with Cult Of Luna’s cover of seminal 1980s proto-thrash metal band Amebix’s Last Will And Testament. Cult Of Luna’s guitarist and primary songwriter Johannes Persson remarks that “To cover a song without bringing your own soul into it is completely useless in…
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Dead Feathers – S/T – 10”/DD 2016

28th February 2016 at 11:49 am

Dead Feathers – S/T

From the late 60s, to its resurgence in the 90’s and its steadfast hold in the rock ‘n’ roll underground these days, heavy rock ‘n’ roll has always had a fascination with the dark side. Moodiness and macabre song subjects are just as present…
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The Body ‘No One Deserves Happiness’ CD/LP/DD 2016

23rd February 2016 at 7:38 pm

The Body

With an ever growing list of side projects and collaborations, it was beginning to look like The Body were never going to get back on track towards their own albums. However, two years after the release of I Shall Die Here, their fifth full…
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Årabrot ‘The Gospel’ CD/LP/DD 2016

22nd February 2016 at 6:38 pm

Årabrot

As the majority stride onwards into 2016, recent weeks have brought us music lovers unprecedented waves of pain as we watch some of our most decorated innovators fall to those invisible tumours of doom. Bowie: cancer. Lemmy: cancer. Glen Frey: pneumonia. Jimmy Bain: pneumonia….
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DOOM To Headline Tombstone All Dayer @ The Star & Garter, Manchester; Tickets On Sale

21st February 2016 at 2:12 pm

Tombstone All Dayer 2016

Manchester promoters Misanthropy Promotions and The Beauty Witch once again join forces to bring us the second instalment of the Tombstone All Dayer, which takes place on Saturday 5th March at, well where else, but the Temple of Doom that is The Star &…
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