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Rites ‘II’ DD 2013

30th December 2013 at 11:25 am

Rites

Frequenters of this site will know that Ireland has been punching above its weight this year. While the Emerald Isle may not exactly be synonymous with quality metal offerings, a steady stream of fresh and exciting new material has been pouring out into the…
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Rites – S/T – 12″ 2012

29th September 2012 at 11:12 am

Rites - S/T - 12" 2012

I don’t know exactly what ‘rites’ this Galway-based four-piece are involved in but judging by their music, they’re of the black, barbarous and decidedly heathen variety. Wasting no time on pleasantries, they kick straight into this debut self-released EP  with the thundering High on…
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Roadsaw – ST – CD 2011

9th March 2011 at 9:15 am

Roadsaw - ST - CD 2011

If there is such a thing as a bar in the smokey world of stoner rock then Roadsaw have grabbed it in their calloused hands, lifted it onto their denim clad shoulders and raised it up high and out of reach of most of…
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Romero ‘Solitaire’ 7″ 2010

28th December 2010 at 9:22 am

Romero

This is the first official release by Romero and what a great release it is too. Cased in a screen printed black/silver cover depicting a boat coursing through a storm filled ocean at least partially prepares the listener for what is to come. Consisting…
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Rorcal ‘Világvége’ CD/LP/DD 2014

27th March 2014 at 10:48 am

Rorcal

‘Világvége’ is a word that signifies the end of the world and on this album Rorcal make a successful effort to bring it about with their music. Ominous, slow drums signal the beginning. Slowly a blackened soundscape unfolds, hissing noise washes over deep drones…
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Rose Kemp ‘Golden Shroud’ CD 2010

22nd October 2010 at 9:17 am

Rose Kemp

One listen to Rose Kemp’s new album and you get the distinct impression that she isn’t like other women. At school I can vividly imagine that, while other girls were busy discussing their hair and clothes and desperately attempting to attract the attention of…
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Rosetta ‘The Anaesthete’ CD/LP/DD 2013

1st February 2014 at 10:26 am

Rosetta

OK, first off, Rosetta were a new entity to me, I had heard the name kicked around by a few people and with Debemur Morti handling the release of this record, expectations were high. On first listen however, I must admit it was a…
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ROTS ‘The Night The Trees Burnt’ CD/DD 2014

23rd January 2014 at 8:15 am

ROTS

Hastings’ ROTS have been around since 2006. Formerly known as Rise Of The Simians, the group once traded in what they themselves describe as “orthodox sludge/doom”. 2007’s self titled demo was followed two years later by The Cursed Law Of Thelema EP, both of…
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Royal Thunder ‘Crooked Doors’ CD/LP/DD 2015

6th July 2015 at 6:43 pm

Royal Thunder

Three years ago, when they released their debut album, the critically acclaimed CVI, Royal Thunder were hailed as one of the most exciting up-and-coming bands of this generation, because they did not fit into any particular category: Metal? Soul? Blues? More like all the…
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Royal Thunder ‘CVI:A’ Digital EP 2013

27th July 2013 at 11:20 am

Royal Thunder

As the amount of female fronted bands to surface in to the mainstream end of rock becomes catastrophic it has become damn near impossible to know who to bother with. Labels are more than happy to sign anyone who can fill the criteria of…
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