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Bright Curse ‘Before The Shore’ 2016

8th May 2017 at 6:52 pm

Bright Curse

Talent comes in a great many forms, musical talent at least. Quite often, it bubbles and brews over time; a band kicks a few amps into shape in someone’s garage or spare room until a decent set of songs is in place, gigs a…
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Gorilla / Grifter ‘Gorilla vs Grifter’ LP/CD/DD 2016

11th May 2016 at 7:03 pm

Gorilla / Grifter

This gem of a release from Hevisike Records features two hard hitting power trios from England who exist purely to celebrate their love of good old fashioned rock n roll. Packaged on swanky vinyl (which serves to highlight the unique and stunning artwork by…
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Dead Feathers – S/T – 10”/DD 2016

28th February 2016 at 11:49 am

Dead Feathers – S/T

From the late 60s, to its resurgence in the 90’s and its steadfast hold in the rock ‘n’ roll underground these days, heavy rock ‘n’ roll has always had a fascination with the dark side. Moodiness and macabre song subjects are just as present…
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Brimstone Coven ‘Black Magic’ CD/LP/DD 2016

16th February 2016 at 7:01 pm

Brimstone Coven

Brimstone Coven are the essence of 70s doom. When doom wasn’t quite a thing, it was more occult rock shot through with a smoky, sepulchral haze. West Virginian sons, and only together for four short years, Brimstone Coven bring forth that hazy 60s and…
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Clutch ‘Psychic Warfare’ CD/LP/DD 2015

15th November 2015 at 4:03 pm

Clutch

The opinions game is a strange one to play when writing about music. Even small samples of people are capable of delivering a wide range of reactions when dealing with something as subjective as art. For example some blew hot and cold about Clutch‘s…
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DoctoR DooM ‘This Seed We Have Sown’ CD/LP/DD 2015

4th October 2015 at 1:50 pm

DoctoR DooM

Initial impressions just looking at this album, with a name like DoctoR DooM and the shadowy figures on the cover, you might think you’re in for some sort of titanic, occult doom style nonsense…and the first minute and a half when you stick this…
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Graveyard ‘Innocence & Decadence’ CD/LP/DD 2015

15th September 2015 at 6:35 pm

Graveyard

Starting from very humble beginnings, Sweden’s bluesy rock quartet Graveyard have grown significantly in stature over the past few years, thanks to their no nonsense live shows and spirited studio output. Now a recognisable name on the very hit and miss, but undeniably massive,…
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Golden Void ‘Berkana’ CD/LP/DD 2015

12th September 2015 at 10:50 am

Golden Void

Way way back in the deepest darkest depths of 2012, Oakland, California’s Golden Void released their Self-Titled debut album. It was an album of sophisticated beauty, timeless grace, intricate rhythms, musical finesse and possessed a cutting edge that was both fresh to the scene…
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Goatsnake ‘Black Age Blues’ CD/LP/DD 2015

8th July 2015 at 6:55 pm

Goatsnake

The gentle patter of rain on a tin roof, a harmonica chiming in the night, the imposing calm of a church amid a clouded woodland, sundials in the shade – some things in life are simply meant to be timeless. The humble blues itself…
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Royal Thunder ‘Crooked Doors’ CD/LP/DD 2015

6th July 2015 at 6:43 pm

Royal Thunder

Three years ago, when they released their debut album, the critically acclaimed CVI, Royal Thunder were hailed as one of the most exciting up-and-coming bands of this generation, because they did not fit into any particular category: Metal? Soul? Blues? More like all the…
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