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Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats ‘Blood Lust’ Reissue CD 2012

22nd January 2013 at 9:24 am

Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats

CD reissues usually come about for a small number of clear reasons: labels cashing in on niche and cult bands who had piss-poor distribution in their humble beginnings; low-productivity bands who rather than get back in the studio to prove their worth would rather…
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Bitter Resolve ‘The Early Interstellar Medium’ DD 2012

18th January 2013 at 11:14 am

Bitter Resolve

Chapel Hill, North Carolina’s Bitter Resolve have been ploughing their furrow of dynamic doom for a little while, releasing their debut LP ‘Bows and Arrows Against the Lightning’ in 2011, followed up by this pretty accomplished release. They are a bit of a parallel…
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Spider Goat Canyon / Hotel Wrecking City Traders – Split CD/DD 2012

17th January 2013 at 11:41 am

Spider Goat Canyon / Hotel Wrecking City Traders - Split CD/DD 2012

Hotel Wrecking City Traders came to my attention through a split 12″ with fellow label mates Waterways and Sons Of Alpha Centauri. Back again with the Japan Tour split release they are appearing alongside fellow Aussie BroFidelity label mates Goat Spider Canyon. Launched in…
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Nonsun ‘Good Old Evil’ Demo 2012

16th January 2013 at 10:16 am

Nonsun

I would imagine the two members behind the new Ukrainian duo Nonsun have a love of various different orbits of the slow and heavy amp worship stratosphere. They obviously know their SunnO)) from their Sourvein, their Ahab from their Worship, and their Isis from…
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MONO ‘For My Parents’ CD/LP 2012

15th January 2013 at 9:46 am

MONO ‘For My Parents’ CD/LP 2012

I’ve always been a massive video game nerd and the aspect of a game that will often make or break the experience for me is the music. If you’re going to be spending a large chunk of your life with a game then the…
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Boris / Joe Volk – Split 12″ 2012

14th January 2013 at 9:26 am

Boris / Joe Volk - Split 12" 2012

Trying to even remotely predict what Japanese psych/drone/doom/pop mentalists Boris will do next is a task akin to fire-toasting marshmallows on the surface of Neptune. Even that said however, their latest collaboration with Bristol-based singer-songwriter Joe Volk still remains an unlikely one. After befriending…
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WaterWays / Sons Of Alpha Centauri / Hotel Wrecking City Traders – Split 12″ 2012

10th January 2013 at 9:13 am

WaterWays / Sons Of Alpha Centauri / Hotel Wrecking City Traders - Split 12" 2012

I was at school and beginning my forays into music collecting when people proclaimed vinyl was dead. Following the rise of digital music it is ironic that something once perceived as an anachronism, is now the only format that retains its physical value and…
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Torpor ‘Bled Dry’ CDEP/DD 2012

9th January 2013 at 9:20 am

Torpor

Ah here. No. The alarm bells go off when I see tags on a Bandcamp page that say “noise metal”, “post metal” and “doom metal” on the same page – there’s no noise on here for starters, very little I’d refer to as doom,…
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Mage ‘Black Sands’ CD/DD 2012

8th January 2013 at 11:37 am

Mage

Mage’s debut EP in 2011 was a tantalising taste of things to come for the band, muscular riffs and raw yet soulful vocals combined in a stoner/doom crossover style that was simple yet highly effective. In the time since that EP was released the…
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Mugstar ‘Axis’ CD/LP/DD 2012

7th January 2013 at 8:59 am

Mugstar

I believe it was extravagantly hatted jazz-funk troubadours Jamiroquai who thought to name one of their albums “Travelling Without Moving”. Shame they got their first, as it’s a title that’s more than befitting this new album from Mugstar. With hints of (middle) Eastern melody,…
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