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Asva ‘Futurists Against the Ocean’ 2005 CD

8th January 2006 at 8:58 am

Asva

Lead by former members of Sunno))) and Burning Witch, this lot where never going to be upbeat as the four monolithic dirges testify. Also featuring members from Chiefs 3, Black Horse and The Master Musicians of Bukkake (wellies advised when playing with these lads),…
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Iron Hearse ‘Peddle The Metal’ CDEP 2005

7th January 2006 at 9:46 am

Iron Hearse

Up and coming UK Melodic Doomsters Iron Hearse are a band I’ve been meaning to check out for a while now, so I was chuffed to bits when Kev of Gallipoli Records sent me a copy of this, ‘Peddle The Metal’ their latest 4…
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V/A ‘Heaviosity’ CD 2005

6th January 2006 at 8:54 am

V/A

Heaviosity is a cracking release from newly formed UK label Gallipoli Records. Although not completely original in concept (who remembers the ‘Contains No Holy Additives’ Comp CD’s from the late 90’s?), it’s a refreshing change to see that all 16 bands, who come from…
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Eyehategod ‘Preaching The End-Time Message’ CD 2005

4th January 2006 at 8:56 am

Eyehategod

‘Preaching The End-Time Message’ is a Sludge fuelled compilation from those Southern wasters Eyehategod, which features alternative takes, rare & live tracks as well as 3 demo cuts of newer material! Don’t expect any big budget recordings on this release though, as it’s more…
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Mary Bell Interview

30th December 2005 at 8:53 am

Mary Bell

Mary Bell hail from The Netherlands and churn out some Monstrously Heavy Sludge/Doom with a torturous dual vocal attack! They’ve just finished recording their first official album and are currently looking for a label to release their filthly downtuned madness, so read on to…
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Mothertrucker Interview

29th December 2005 at 9:12 am

Mothertrucker

Mother Trucker hail from the birth place of Black Sabbath, Birmingham, UK and play some pretty infectious Groove Laden Instru-Metal, with not a solitary vocal line in sight and draw their influences from the likes of Red Sparowes, Pelican & Isis. They’ve already received…
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Buried Inside ‘Chronoclast’ CD 2005

27th December 2005 at 9:04 am

Buried Inside

I was fortunate enough to witness Canada’s Buried Inside’s blistering live performance when they toured the UK a few weeks back, which is where I picked up this, their second album ‘Chronoclast’ released on the seminal label Relapse Records and man, what a release…
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Vat Of Fat / …as the tide consumes ‘The Grimm Truth’ Split 12″ 2005

27th December 2005 at 8:56 am

Vat Of Fat / ...as the tide consumes

‘The Grimm Truth’ is the debut release from relatively unknown label Bay Area Thrash Records, it features 2 of the UK’s up & coming Doom bands who deliver us 1 track each of torturous Mournful Doom. First off we have Nottingham based Vat Of…
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Blood Island Raiders / Among The Missing – Split 12″ 2005

24th December 2005 at 9:17 am

Blood Island Raiders / Among The Missing - Split 12" 2005

First release by promising new label Withered Hand Recs. The guy who runs the label is also in Among the Missing whose colossal 16 min track shifts into all sorts of styles and moods. It starts in a stoner/groove sorta vein before slipping into…
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Ocean ‘Here Where Nothing Grows’ CD 2005

24th December 2005 at 9:07 am

Ocean

If devastatingly Heavy Droned out Doom is your kinda thing, then Portland’s Ocean are certainly a band you should be checking out. ‘Here Where Nothing Grows’ is their debut release on Important Records and features 3 monstrously HEAVY tracks weighing in at a staggering…
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