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Victims ‘Sirens’ CD/LP/DD 2016

31st March 2016 at 6:31 pm

Victims

Since their inception back in ’97, Victims have been bridging the gap between hardcore punk/crust/d-beat and the rest of the metal world. Even for the most pedestrian of crust fans, Victims are undeniably one of the most accessible bands of this genre. While most…
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Lightsabres ‘Hibernation’ LP/DD 2016

31st March 2016 at 6:23 pm

Lightsabres

Lightsabres, the solo efforts of John Strömshed (also of Tunga Moln), may well on the surface remain a somewhat lonely one-man affair. But with the launch of Hibernation, the Luleå, northern Sweden native’s fourth full length in well under three years, you get the…
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Seven Sisters Of Sleep ‘Ezekial’s Hags’ CD/LP/DD 2016

30th March 2016 at 6:38 pm

Seven Sisters Of Sleep

Get ready for an old school schooling in how new school extreme metal should be done the old school way. While you’re pondering that one, let’s also ponder why early 90s death metal (even doom metal a la Confessor) was so goddamn fantastic –…
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Aires ‘Fantasma’ DD 2015

30th March 2016 at 6:33 pm

Aires

Aires is a Portuguese musician/sound artist who creates haunting yet awe-inspiring drone. If you visit his label’s bandcamp page you will notice how little has been written about him: you won`t find a detailed biography, just some brief lines describing this project as, among…
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Ivar Bjørnson & Einar Selvik ‘Skuggsjá’ CD/LP/DD 2016

29th March 2016 at 6:12 pm

Ivar Bjørnson & Einar Selvik

Forget the church burnings, the murders, that kvlt feeling when you hold your original pressing of Bathory’s ‘The Yellow Goat’ debut (a man can dream). For me, black metal’s most alluring quality is its world building. Whether they are grim and frostbitten kingdoms, mountains…
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Articles

Camden Calling Once Again: The DesertFest 2016 Preview

28th March 2016 at 3:02 pm

DesertFest London 2016

Prepare your ears, prepare your wallets and prepare your livers! Desertfest is nearly upon us once again and as ever, Shaman Lee and Pete Green will be fully present and correct (and likely dazed and confused!) in Camden to bring you coverage of all…
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Vodun: Tal Chats To Vocalist Chantal Brown About Music, Influences & Voodoo

28th March 2016 at 2:53 pm

Vodun

Possession, the first full length album by Vodun, was released this month. Coupling a unique afro-psychedelic-soul sound with occult, voodoo themed lyrics and incendiary ‘live rituals’, the band present a fascinating new prospect in heavy music. We caught up with vocalist/frontwoman Chantal Brown to…
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Spider Kitten ‘Ark Of Octofelis’ CD/LP/DD/CS 2016

28th March 2016 at 2:44 pm

Spider Kitten

Another month and seemingly another release from prolific Newport collective Spider Kitten. Having made critical waves following the release of their 2014 extended EP/mini album Behold Mountain, Hail Sea, Venerate Sky, Bow Before Tree, a three track epic exploration of Doom that provided the…
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The Grand Mal – S/T EP CD/DD 2016

27th March 2016 at 10:20 am

The Grand Mal - ST

What do you do when you’re busy as all hell juggling work with being in a band, writing new music, promoting gigs, touring, girlfriends, boyfriends, families, pets and all of life’s other general clutter? Yep, that’s right, give precisely zero fucks and start a…
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Articles

Guido Segers Casts His Eyes Over The Must See Acts At Roadburn 2016

26th March 2016 at 4:50 pm

Roadburn 2016 - Thursday

The festival that offers all that is heavy is nearing and we could not be more excited. Roadburn has now announced the running order for the four days of mayhem and is probably preoccupied responding to all sorts of weird requests as your favourite…
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