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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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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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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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Sonic Wolves ‘He Said’ 7″/DD 2016

13th May 2016 at 7:16 pm

Sonic Wolves

The sun-drenched vineyards and sleepy villages of Northern Italy’s Piedmont region are hardly renowned for producing quality heavy music, but for well over a decade now, Ufomammut’s psychotropic brand of space-doom has put the city of Alessandria on the map. Featuring Ufomammut’s own Vito…
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Baklavaa ‘Dane On’ CD/CS/DD 2016

12th May 2016 at 7:04 pm

Baklavaa

I’m a sucker for a good bit of noise rock. There’s something so appealing about the juxtaposition of the ugly and the beautiful in music that makes bands such as Sonic Youth, Shellac and The Jesus Lizard as popular as they are. One of…
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Gorilla / Grifter ‘Gorilla vs Grifter’ LP/CD/DD 2016

11th May 2016 at 7:03 pm

Gorilla / Grifter

This gem of a release from Hevisike Records features two hard hitting power trios from England who exist purely to celebrate their love of good old fashioned rock n roll. Packaged on swanky vinyl (which serves to highlight the unique and stunning artwork by…
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Ghold ‘PYR’ CD/LP/DD 2016

9th May 2016 at 6:40 pm

Ghold

A progressive noise trio from London they call themselves and they make music that definitely fits the description. Either that or Ghold have been recording the world falling apart around you in some way. Their new album PYR is out. It’s pretty hectic. Ghold…
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Ommadon – S/T – LP/DD 2016

6th May 2016 at 6:56 pm

Ommadon - S/T

Ommadon break with their numerical nomenclature in this, their sixth full-length album, but it’s no surprise that they continue the tar-thick intensity of their guitar-and-drums drone of the past five. Indeed, as the band themselves have said: “Ommadon is self-titled because this is what…
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Amenra ‘Alive’ CD/LP 2016

5th May 2016 at 6:42 pm

Amenra

A spiritual successor to their 2009 Afterlife EP, Alive sees Belgium’s mysterious purveyors of post-doom/sludge Amenra once more bare their collective soul by paring things back to the bare bones. Comprising ten acoustic tracks, some reimagining their own material, some approaching that of others,…
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The Heads ‘Burning Up With… Live At Roadburn 2015’ LP/DD 2016

4th May 2016 at 5:54 pm

The Heads

In some ways it’s pretty weird to be holding the vinyl of a live show you actually attended. I mean, sure, it’s a good kinda weird but I don’t know, you remember things differently than they felt in that warm, dark, beer-n-smoke-in-hand moment than…
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