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Victims ‘Sirens’ CD/LP/DD 2016

31st March 2016 at 6:31 pm

Victims

Since their inception back in ’97, Victims have been bridging the gap between hardcore punk/crust/d-beat and the rest of the metal world. Even for the most pedestrian of crust fans, Victims are undeniably one of the most accessible bands of this genre. While most…
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The Body & Full Of Hell ‘One Day You Will Ache Like I Ache’ CD/DD 2016

26th March 2016 at 4:36 pm

The Body & Full of Hell

Traditionally, The Body’s collaborations (to date they’ve paired up with The Haxan Cloak, Krieg, Thou and Vampilla) have allowed them to branch out, experiment and build upon their pre-existing sound. However, their long awaited release with Full Of Hell sounds more like a full-length…
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Torpor / Sonance – Split 12”/DD 2016

7th March 2016 at 7:08 pm

Torpor / Sonance - Split

Torpor and Sonance have shared a stage so many times that a split between the two was inevitable and, given that they are two of the most exciting bands the UK’s underground currently has to offer, the two of them pairing up is excellent…
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Slabdragger ‘Rise Of The Dawncrusher’ CD/LP/DD 2016

28th February 2016 at 12:17 pm

Slabdragger

It’s been five long years since the release of London trio Slabdragger’s debut Regress. Aside from a split with Meadows, we’ve not heard anything from them in terms of records, however, they are one of the few underground acts that still manage to draw…
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The Body ‘No One Deserves Happiness’ CD/LP/DD 2016

23rd February 2016 at 7:38 pm

The Body

With an ever growing list of side projects and collaborations, it was beginning to look like The Body were never going to get back on track towards their own albums. However, two years after the release of I Shall Die Here, their fifth full…
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Oranssi Pazuzu ‘Värähtelijä’ CD/LP/DD 2016

9th February 2016 at 7:05 pm

Oranssi Pazuzu

If credence is given to accounts of the mystic experience, we are forced to recognise that certain mystics have succeeded in achieving a special state that goes beyond the usual feelings and perceptions of ordinary life. These men and women describe an experience of…
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Conan: Angela Davy Questions Jon Davis As The Release Of ‘Revengeance’ Looms

23rd January 2016 at 5:32 pm

Conan

If we were to pit the sonic force of Conan against any other band in the UK, it would be pretty obvious that Conan’s riffs are the schoolyard bullying in that respect, humiliating your pitiful amps and stealing their lunch money. Bludgeoning eardrums since…
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Conan ‘Revengeance’ CD/LP/DD 2016

9th January 2016 at 1:33 pm

Conan

“Crush your enemies. See them driven before you. Hear the lamentations of their women.” A powerful statement from a powerful namesake, and one that this English doom trio more than live up to. Naming your band after one of the world’s mightiest and best…
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Mourning Beloveth ‘Rust & Bone’ CD 2016

6th January 2016 at 7:39 pm

Mourning Beloveth

As far as the doom-death hybrid goes in the UK and Ireland, Mourning Beloveth are without a shadow of a doubt one of the most consistent bands of the genre. Better known acts, such as My Dying Bride, Anathema and Paradise Lost have changed…
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Bismuth ‘Unavailing’ LP/CS/DD 2015

22nd December 2015 at 7:09 pm

Bismuth

Dry Cough Records, De Graanrepubliek Records, Box Records, Viral Age Records and Tartarus have all come together to make this release possible, which should give you some indication of how special it is. This is the Nottingham-based duo’s first full length record, with their…
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