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Xibalba ‘Tierra Y Libertad’ CD/LP/DD 2015

22nd February 2015 at 1:35 pm

Xibalba

Xibalba are a death metal/hardcore band from Pomona, California and Tierra Y Libertad is their third album. Signed to Southern Lord, and employed legendary cover artist Dan Seagrave to do their album art shows that they’re serious about being a contender in this world….
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Torpor ‘From Nothing Comes Everything’ LP/CS/DD 2015

9th February 2015 at 7:31 pm

Torpor

It’s hard to believe that an entire two years has passed since Torpor initially released their debut EP Bled Dry, however, the band have packed a lot into those two years, including a myriad of live shows. Sharing stage space with the likes of…
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Callisto ‘Secret Youth’ CD/LP/DD 2015

8th February 2015 at 1:12 pm

Callisto

If you could ever tag a band as explorers, then the Finnish metal collective of Callisto are traversing arctic tundras and expansive mountains people dare to dream of as we speak. Simply not content with sticking to a conventional weapon range, their output has…
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Winds Of Genocide ‘Usurping The Throne Of Disease’ CD/DD 2015

8th February 2015 at 1:09 pm

Winds Of Genocide

Winds Of Genocide detonated upon my consciousness for the first time with their 2010 release, The Arrival Of Apokalyptic Armageddon. Man, now that was a head smasher. The veritable Molotov cocktail of raging crust meets death metal violence that was over before you knew…
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Dö ‘Den’ DD 2015

25th January 2015 at 12:18 pm

Dö

Dö are a three man doom/stoner project operating out of Helsinki. Relatively short lived, Den is their second EP, following hot on the heels of the creatively titled EP 2014, which was surprisingly both an EP and released in 2014. Their sound is a…
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Thorr-Axe ‘Gates Of Winter’ CD/DD 2015

8th January 2015 at 9:41 am

Thorr-Axe

The name Thorr-Axe was what attracted me to this band. I’ll admit it, I read it and thought, ‘there’ll be some fine, sword swinging Grand Magus style doom right there with a name like that.’ I suppose it seems a bit daft after you…
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Volition ‘Wreck Among Ruin’ CD 2015

18th December 2014 at 9:17 am

Voltion

Have you ever heard of Barrow-In-Furness? Nope, me neither, but apparently it’s some sort of portal to hell, given the unholy racket created by resident misery mongers Volition. After a couple of personnel changes since their last full-length release, with bassist Mark Burns taking…
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