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Wampus Cat – S/T – CD/DD 2011

16th February 2014 at 10:06 am

Wampus Cat - S/T

Knoxville, Tennessee’s doom boogie band Wampus Cat isn’t your average, Craigslist-classifieds-built-band. A husband and wife team of Andrew and Courtney Bryant make the rhythm section, with their brother-in-law Jordan Sangid on guitar/vox, and his long-time friend Bill Bridges on guitar/samples. The joke is made…
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Truckfighters ‘Fuzzomentary’ DVD 2011

16th May 2013 at 11:09 am

Truckfighters

The rock documentary is a much abused format that can vary in presentation from live concert recordings that follow tours and show bands living the high life, playing packed out arenas and indulging in all manner of debauchery, grimy hard hitting ‘facts’ that can…
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Black Mass Rising – DVD 2011

26th November 2012 at 10:17 am

Black Mass Rising - DVD 2011

Veering from lysergic, sun-bleached kaleidoscopic visions and pulsing, trance-state musical emanations down into monochromatic, stark chiaroscuro graveyard imagery and harsh, claustrophobic outbursts of noise, Black Mass Rising, the debut film from the pseudonymous Shazzula Nebula, is quite the hypnagogic sensory overload. Filmed entirely on…
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Eidetic Seeing ‘Drink The Sun’ LP/Digital 2011

18th July 2012 at 9:17 am

Eidetic Seeing

If the last five years have seen doom metal become de rigeur, then the next five will see the same process of assimilation into the (relative) mainstream of what can broadly be dubbed “heavy psych”. Already it seems that every man, woman and beast…
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Pektop ‘The Antikythera Mechanism’ CD 2011

7th July 2012 at 11:36 am

Pektop

Belgian rock and roll is something of an unknown quantity. We know the Belgians love chips and mayonnaise and make some kick arse beer but almost nothing is known about their rock and roll scene. It does exist, however, and does throw up some…
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Syven ‘Aikaintaite’ CD 2011

20th June 2012 at 7:30 am

Syven ‘Aikaintaite’ CD 2011

The blood of ancient Finnish shamen, it appears, still flows through the veins of latter-day Finns, particularly those of a musical persuasion. Specifically the ever-prolific, yet mysteriously reclusive, Circle Of Ourobous, the deeply magickal, thoroughly shamanic Aural Hypnox circle – Aeoga, Arktau Eos, Zoat-Aeon…
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Spancer ‘Greater Than The Sun’ CD/LP 2011

9th June 2012 at 12:17 pm

Spancer

“We don’t give a shit what you, your mother or our rehearsal room neighbours and landlords think” reads a poignant paragraph on Spancer’s press sheet. Charming. It’s pretty oxymoronic actually, given that this simple document is in itself an item of promotional material, sent…
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Lord Vicar ‘Signs Of Osiris’ CD/2xLP 2011

30th May 2012 at 7:52 am

Lord Vicar

I’m going to level with you from the start. I haven’t, to my knowledge, heard a single note of any of Lord Vicar’s previous output up until having to review this year’s new slab of old-skool heavy from Church Within Records. Not only that,…
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Druglord ‘Motherfucker Rising’ CDEP 2011

21st May 2012 at 8:41 am

Druglord

Generally I avoid bands with conspicuous drug-referencing names or images as, well, it’s tedious, played-out and quite frankly a little childish – “Ooooh, look at us! WE do DRUGS! NAUGHTY DRUGS!! Aren’t we the li’l rebelious counter-culture outlaw scamps?” – but every so often…
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Junior Bruce ‘The Headless King’ LP 2011

25th April 2012 at 8:51 am

Junior Bruce

If you’re one of those perplexing purist hessians who incessantly bemoans the lack of dirt and hair to be found on the production job of the last few High On Fire albums, then Floridian heshers Junior Bruce will be right up your alley, so…
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