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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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Cleaning Our Wounds: DesertFest London 2016 Day 1 Review

13th May 2016 at 7:27 pm

Corrosion Of Conformity - Desertfest London 2016

Well that’s hangover number one successfully secured, thanks Slabdragger. But hey there’s nothing a couple of coffees, a cooked breakfast and getting back down to The Black Heart to get wristbanded up and relubricated in time for today’s proceedings can’t solve. With stoner legends…
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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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Implosions Done Rite: Desertfest 2016 Pre-Party Review

12th May 2016 at 7:12 pm

Desertfest 2016 Pre-Party

It’s here. Again. We all know it, we all love it but we’re also fully aware that mine and the Shaman Lee’s life for the next four days is going to be as frantic as it is unforgettable. Desertfest has proudly hit its fifth…
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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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Roadburn Festival 2016 Audio Streams: Bang, Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, Oranssi Pazuzu, Repulsion, The Skull & More!

10th May 2016 at 6:57 pm

Roadburn Festival 2016

Although Roadburn Festival is now over for another year, work behind the scenes doesn’t stop! As with previous years, Marcel Van De Vondervoort (Torture Garden Studio) and his amazing team have captured the essence of Roadburn 2016 in these incredible audio recordings, hosted 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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