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The Soggy Bog 139 – Six Degrees Of Thorrs Hammer

21st August 2013 at 12:23 pm

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The latest Soggy Bog Podcast, episode 139, is now available and this weeks episode plays homage to Thorrs Hammer with a play list that features bands and projects that are tied to these doom heathens and includes tracks from Dream Death, High On Fire,…
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Soggy Bog 117 – Coma Wall / Undersmile Special! ‘Wood & Wire’ Played In It’s Entirety + New Devil, Boris, Fister & More!

12th March 2013 at 1:41 pm

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The latest Soggy Bog Podcast, episode 117, is now available and this week is a Coma Wall / Undersmile Special with their new split LP ‘Wood & Wire‘ being aired in its entirety for the very first time. The playlist also reflects the mood…
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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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Boris / Joe Volk @ Islington Mill, Salford 05/12/2012

14th December 2012 at 10:55 am

Boris @ Islington Mill, Salford 05/12/2012

Could I really start this review without ruminating upon the significance of Japan? A nation that is endlessly fascinating to ‘Westerners’, just as the West and its popular culture is equally as magnetic to the Japanese. And who better to illustrate contemporary Jap-Rock (to…
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BORIS & JOE VOLK: UK Tour Gets Underway In Brighton Tomorrow Night; Split 12″ Nears Release

3rd December 2012 at 12:12 pm

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As the release date draws ever closer for the BORIS & JOE VOLK Split 12” which has been made a reality by Invada Records , these 2 musical entities begin their UK tour tomorrow night in Bristol, the full tour schedule is as follows…
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Boris And Joe Volk To Release Split Record Via Invada Recs During December + UK Tour Dates

21st November 2012 at 12:13 pm

Boris / Joe Volk – Split

In the heady blue haze of 2007 a meeting of minds took place. Portishead curated ATP’s Nightmare Before Christmas that year and amongst the artists they selected were the irrepressible Japanese band Boris, and Bristol singer-songwriter Joe Volk. From seeing each other play that weekend, a…
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Tom McKibbin Reflects On The Year That Was 2011

22nd December 2011 at 9:37 am

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It’s kind of preposterous that of all of the dedicated writers here at the Sleeping Shaman that I should be one of the ones to attempt to round up the year in heavy music on its behalf. For starters, I am one of the…
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Boris & Ian Astbury ‘BXI’ CDEP 2010

20th July 2010 at 9:15 am

Boris & Ian Astbury

I was 17 when The Cult’s “Electric” album was released it kicked my arse from here to LA and 23 years on is still one of my favourite albums of all time with it’s blend of AC/DC meets Led Zep rifferama and chest beating…
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