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Alaric ‘End Of Mirrors’ CD/LP/CS/DD 2016

17th May 2016 at 7:19 pm

Alaric

Alaric is probably most known for the sacking of Rome in the fifth century. Those were dark times. The namesake of the Visigoth king is a dark punk band from Oakland, who’ve just released an album that I for one can’t stop listening to….
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Baklavaa ‘Dane On’ CD/CS/DD 2016

12th May 2016 at 7:04 pm

Baklavaa

I’m a sucker for a good bit of noise rock. There’s something so appealing about the juxtaposition of the ugly and the beautiful in music that makes bands such as Sonic Youth, Shellac and The Jesus Lizard as popular as they are. One of…
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Spider Kitten ‘Ark Of Octofelis’ CD/LP/DD/CS 2016

28th March 2016 at 2:44 pm

Spider Kitten

Another month and seemingly another release from prolific Newport collective Spider Kitten. Having made critical waves following the release of their 2014 extended EP/mini album Behold Mountain, Hail Sea, Venerate Sky, Bow Before Tree, a three track epic exploration of Doom that provided the…
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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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The Fifth Alliance ‘Death Poems’ CD/LP/CS/DD 2015

22nd November 2015 at 12:37 pm

The Fifth Alliance

It has taken The Fifth Alliance about 2 1/2 years to deliver a follow up to their highly acclaimed record Unrevealed Secrets Of Ruin, but here it is. A new effort from the Dutch ensemble to further lose themselves in doomed sludge in just…
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Grey Widow / Sons Of Tonatiuh – Split CD/CS/DD 2015

25th September 2015 at 7:01 pm

Grey Widow / Sons Of Tonatiuh - Split

Released on CD, download and now obligatory cool retro cassette format through UK based Red Valley Records, this six track split features two tracks of hateful, down tuned sludge from Brighton noise crew Grey Widow and four of brutal, super heavy crust/sludge courtesy of…
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Temple Of Void ‘Of Terror And The Supernatural’ CD/CS/DD Reissue 2015

11th September 2015 at 7:22 pm

Temple Of Void

Temple Of Void are a death/doom five piece from Detroit, Michigan, USA. Together since 2013, Of Terror And The Supernaturalis their first full length release (originally coming out in 2014 on Saw Her Ghost and Rain Without End Records, re-released this year on Shadow…
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Dead Existence ‘Endless Misery’ LP/CS/DD 2015

19th August 2015 at 7:46 pm

Dead Existence

London’s Dead Existence were a staple of the UK sludge / doom scene since their inception way back in the murky mists of 2004. After over a decade of breaking faces and dragging riffs from the very bowels of the earth, the five piece…
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Pentagram ‘Curious Volume’ CD/LP/CS 2015

16th August 2015 at 1:15 pm

Pentagram

The name Pentagram is uttered in hushed, reverent tones around my house. Their signature is on the Declaration of Doom, and their heavy blues sound is all over the original blueprints. It’s difficult to try and take a new record by such icons objectively,…
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Chrch ‘Unanswered Hymns’ LP/CS/DD 2015

26th July 2015 at 1:21 pm

Church

I’m gunna level with you: the modern day sludge/heavy psych/drone/doom/whatever market these days is more crowded than a standard rush-hour in New Delhi, although yes, I’ll admit there are some bands that do come more immediately to the fore. You have the old guard…
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