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Rwake ‘If You Walk Before You Crawl, You Crawl Before You Die’ CD 2004

28th January 2007 at 8:45 am

Rwake

It seems that Rwake is only getting better with time. This is their third full-length LP, and what an experience it is! Pure chaotic, harsh vocals that, at times, sound more akin to a black metal band than they do a sludge/doom band. But…
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Atavist / Winters In Osaka / Bossk / Volition – Manchester 17/01/07

24th January 2007 at 9:01 am

Volition

The Attic, Manchester 17/01/07 Well, I’d been looking forward to this gig for a while. Atavist, Winters In Osaka, Bossk and Volition were all on the bill. Volition I wasn’t too bothered about seeing as I hadn’t heard about them before, and Bossk are…
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Unearthly Trance ‘Trident’ CD/LP 2006

5th August 2006 at 8:39 am

Unearthly Trance

Up from the cold dark depths comes New York hatemongers Unearthly Trance with their latest misanthropic opus ‘Trident’. Each track on this release is a dark and twisted journey, with a new level in song writing being attained by the band. The CD begins…
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Satyricon ‘Now Diabolical’ CD 2006

3rd June 2006 at 8:47 am

Satyricon

The long awaited return from Satyr and Frost’s main band, and the sixth full length, ‘Now Diabolical’ is a step further towards the catchy hook fuelled black metal that took ‘Volcano’ to a wider audience. Each track bursts with energy and gives both musicians…
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Ufomammut / Atavist / Raucous – Manchester 24/04/06

20th May 2006 at 8:55 am

Ufomammut / Atavist / Raucous - Manchester 24/04/06

The Attic, Manchester 24/04/06 A new venue for Lee and me tonight, a small compact place called The Attic, which is situated in the arch of an old railway bridge. Local boys Raucous start tonight’s proceedings with their fine mix of earth shatteringly heaviness…
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Ramesses / Sourvein / Thade – Manchester 19/04/06

13th May 2006 at 9:12 am

Sourvein

Star & Garter, Manchester 19/04/06 Local band Thade opened tonight’s gig. A new act on me but Lee had seen these lads before and had informed me they where cool. Well Mr. Edwards knows his stuff and he was spot on with this lot….
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Wraith Of The Ropes ‘Ada’ CD 2005

13th May 2006 at 8:53 am

Wraith of the Ropes

A two piece hailing from the US, one of the members is E.M.Hearst the man behind Torture Wheel. Released on Total Rust, a new and interesting label, who in there own words are dedicated to ‘Extreme Music’ with a strong focus on ‘Extreme Doom’….
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El-Thule Interview

2nd April 2006 at 8:47 am

El-Thule

I’ve been in touch with Matteo, the bassist from Italy’s El-Thule for about a year now and we conducted this interview via email during late 2005 and early 2006. They kick out some seriously intense Rock n Roll Groove and having already supported the…
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Malasangre ‘Inversus’ CD 2005

19th February 2006 at 9:11 am

Malasangre

Inversus is the latest release by Italian Doom-mongers Malasangre. I was impressed with their track on the ‘Church of Flagellation’ Comp Tape which put me onto their latest offering ‘Inversus’. Containing three long tracks the CD comes in a slim line DVD case and…
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Grifter ‘Elephantine’ Demo 2005

9th January 2006 at 8:50 am

Grifter

I’d been eagerly awaiting this debut demo for sometime now from new kid of British Stoner Rock Grifter and it sure as hell didn’t disappoint! This Plymouth based trio kick out 3 solid Blues infested Stoner Rock tracks with an amazing amount of flare…
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