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Ancient Of Days ‘Wretched Ones’ EP CD/DD 2016

24th May 2016 at 6:43 pm

Ancient Of Days

Does anyone remember when bands at least seemed like they were seriously fucking dangerous? Remember that unnerving feeling of being frozen to the spot near the front of the stage at a random, badly attended all-dayer in some dingy, godforsaken venue in some shitty,…
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Ggu:ll ‘Dwaling’ CD/LP/DD 2016

24th May 2016 at 6:34 pm

Ggu:ll

Ggu:ll have finally released that long awaited full length, titled Dwaling. Its title would translate as ‘error’, but it feels slightly more like being lost in the dark. In the darkness of Ggu:ll there might actually dwell monsters. That’s what their album, presented during…
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Sourvein ‘Aquatic Occult’ CD/LP/DD 2016

23rd May 2016 at 7:03 pm

Sourvein

Cape Fear River, NC natives Sourvein shouldn’t need an introduction, having pioneered an American southern doom scene with enough history to demand its own collegiate textbook; if there’s one face to pair with the name, it’s vocalist/guitarist and creative helmsman Troy “T-Roy” Medlin –…
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Earthless / Harsh Toke – Split – CD/LP/DD 2016

23rd May 2016 at 6:53 pm

Earthless / Harsh Toke - Split

I’ll admit it: I’m an addict. It’s got to the point now with new Earthless releases that I literally get giddy like a toddler in a sandpit every time a new one sails by atop of my newsfeed. New splits, new albums, new live…
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Se Delan ‘Drifter’ CD/LP/DD 2016

19th May 2016 at 7:03 pm

Se Delan

So, you’ve laid waste to countless ears with Iron Monkey, had an in-one-door-out-the-next tenure in Electric Wizard and then basically learned all the instruments to become the seed-capital of Cripple Black Phoenix…where next? Well, if you’re Justin Greaves then you invoke the subtle ghosts…
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Dälek ‘Asphalt For Eden’ CD/LP/DD 2016

18th May 2016 at 6:53 pm

Dälek

Congratulations, you might be reading the very first review of a hip-hop album on The Sleeping Shaman. We can’t help it, we dig the sound of Dälek, because it rocks harder than many bands with guitars. Let’s check out their latest effort titled Asphalt…
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Streetcleaning Camden: Desertfest 2016 Day 3 Review

17th May 2016 at 7:24 pm

Godflesh - Desertfest London 2016

Well, here we go. It’s time to dust off the cobwebs for the third and final time today for Sunday at Desertfest 2016. *Sniffles* Still, there’s only so many days a guy can live on beer, coffee and fried chicken alone and the wear…
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Alaric ‘End Of Mirrors’ CD/LP/CS/DD 2016

17th May 2016 at 7:19 pm

Alaric

Alaric is probably most known for the sacking of Rome in the fifth century. Those were dark times. The namesake of the Visigoth king is a dark punk band from Oakland, who’ve just released an album that I for one can’t stop listening to….
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Astral Kannibals: Desertfest 2016 Day 2 Review

16th May 2016 at 7:33 pm

Slomatics - Desertfest London 2016

“It’s a little bit fuzzy… this feeling in my headddddd…” It’s a good kind of fuzzy though and for sure, it’s only likely to get even fuzzier with a line-up looking like today’s does. After a leisurely coffee and a well overdue catch up…
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Davie Allan / Joel Grind – Split – 10″/CD/DD 2016

16th May 2016 at 7:21 pm

Davie Allan / Joel Grind - Split

“Of course it does, hahaha!”. This is my first thought when Davie Allan’s new jam, Recycled Too crunches in with motorcycles blasting and a big fat, snarling, fuzzed out riff. It’s been this way for 50 years, why bother changing that shit now? It…
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