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Aguirre / Bad Luck Rides On Wheels ‘Tubes Gave Us Wings’ Split 12″ 2010

22nd March 2012 at 8:58 am

Aguirre / Bad Luck Rides On Wheels

So soon after we covered their debut album, German bruisers Bad Luck Rides On Wheels have turned up again, like the bad pennies that they are, only this time with French no-goodniks Aguirre in tow, intent on delivering a ferocious one-two punch beatdown to…
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Spire – Digital EP 2010 & ‘Metamorphosis’ Digital EP 2011

15th January 2012 at 9:36 am

Spire – Digital EP 2010 &

Spire – Digital EP 2010 Australia – land of beer, Sheilas and blokes in dodgy beachwear. Not the sort of place you imagine people could be pissed off enough to dredge out the sort of totally crestfallen black funeral doom that obscure newish brood…
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Banda De La Muerte – S/T – CD 2010

7th December 2011 at 7:53 am

Banda De La Muerte - ST - CD 2010

Argentina’s Banda De La Muerte are a testament to the strength of the growing and diverse metal scene in the South American continent, the same scene that boasts bands such as Los Natas [Argentina], Cultura Tres [Venezuela] and Avernal [Arg]. When I recently spoke…
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Heinali and Matt Finney ‘Conjoined’ CD 2010

6th September 2011 at 8:31 am

Heinali and Matt Finney

‘Conjoined’ is the auditory result of the meeting of minds betwixt Ukrainian composer Heinali and American poet Matt Finney, and the combination of the vast, cinematic scope of Heinali’s soundscapes with the close-to-the-ear intimacy of Finney’s spoken word performance makes for quite the intriguing…
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Exemption ‘Public Cemetery Party’ CD 2010

19th August 2011 at 2:45 pm

Exemption

Exemption have ‘it’, and they have ‘it’ in SPADES. Bassist & vocalist Tom Moran, guitarist & vocalist Nick Lee and drummer & vocalist Ray Marte are like a musical engine of perpetual motion, constantly pumping out breathtaking musicality as naturally as breathing, effortlessly firing…
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Sons Of Alpha Centauri / Karma To Burn – Split 7″ 2010

9th August 2011 at 3:08 pm

Sons Of Alpha Centauri / Karma To Burn - Split 7" 2010

I’m pretty damn sure that, at this stage of the game, I don’t need to tell you who Karma To Burn are and how much they ROCK, right? If you don’t know that by now then there really is no hope for you. Now,…
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Undersmile ‘A Sea Of Dead Snakes’ CDEP 2010

14th May 2011 at 9:03 am

Undersmile

Occasionally, once in a blue moon when the planets align and the stars shine at their brightest you get to hear something that utterly grips you and captivates you. This debut EP from Oxford’s Undersmile on first listen grabbed the back of my boxers…
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The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble – S/T – CD/LP 2011

11th April 2011 at 8:49 am

The Kilimanjaro Dark Jazz Ensemble - S/T - CD/LP 2011

The self-titled 2006 debut album from The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble gets a well-deserved re-release from the ever-wonderful Denovali Records, including a vinyl pressing this time – good news for all of you vinyl fetishists out there! Fusing cinematic ambitions with big beats, electronics and…
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413 ‘Path To Hocma’ CD 2010

29th March 2011 at 8:49 am

413

Not 666 or 999 or 123. These Iberian noiseniks have chosen 413. Could it be the international dialling code for Spain? (It’s not – I checked and it’s +34). Or maybe it’s the number of strings broken by the guitarist in the last two…
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Archon ‘The Ruins At Dusk’ CD 2010

27th March 2011 at 9:12 am

Archon

Hailing from Brooklyn NY, home of heavy brethren Batillus and the mighty Hull, Archon are an earth-moving beast of serious burden. Spawned from the mind of Andrew Jude, ex-of the criminally underappreciated Agnosis, Archon DEMAND attention. Drums, bass, guitars and vocals are used as…
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