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Enablers ‘The Rightful Pivot’ CD/LP/DD 2015

2nd June 2015 at 4:28 pm

Enablers

When you’re a band like Enablers, a band that nobody else really sounds like, it doesn’t matter that you’re not making huge leaps from one record to the next. Enablers have been great from the get-go, and the fact that they sound so unique…
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Art Of Burning Water ‘Living Is For Giving, Dying Is For Getting’ LP/DD 2014

17th December 2014 at 9:24 am

Art Of Burning Water

It’s strange to think that Art Of Burning Water formed over twelve years ago when you consider how much of a fresh and vital piece of the UK’s heavy underground music scene they are today. The fairly recent addition of young Kunal Nandi on…
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Melvins ‘Hold It In’ CD/DD 2014

10th December 2014 at 9:42 am

Melvins

No one can deny that the Melvins are prolific, and newest offering Hold It In is in fact the 24th studio album that Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover’s distinctive and influential outfit have released since their formation in 1983. 24 studio albums doesn’t account…
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Pig Destroyer ‘Mass & Volume’ CD/LP/DD 2014

3rd October 2014 at 9:45 am

Pig Destroyer

Another non-grind release from US grind titans Pig Destroyer. Released on physical format for the first time this autumn (October 14th), Mass & Volume was actually recorded during the sessions for the Phantom Limb album back in 2007. Having finished Phantom Limb with some…
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Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra ‘Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light On Everything’ CD/LP/DD 2014

27th February 2014 at 10:59 am

Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra

“We live on an island called Montreal… and we make a lot of noise… because we love each other” That’s how ‘Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light On Everything‘ starts – with those words spoken by Ezra Steamtrain Moss Menuck, the four year…
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Wolves In The Throne Room ‘BBC Session 2011 Anno Domini’ LP/DD 2013

27th December 2013 at 10:31 am

Wolves In The Throne Room

For many, Wolves In The Throne Room have been central to the surge of USBM and the broader black metal revival over the last five or so years. Black metal in general is more popular than ever before it seems – and that a…
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40 Watt Sun / Coma Wall @ The Black Heart, London 11/10/2013

25th October 2013 at 10:01 am

40 Watt Sun @ The Black Heart, London 11/10/2013 - Photo by Cláudia Andrade

I’ve played 40 Watt Sun’s The Inside Room to death over the last year or so, and I’ve done the same with Warning’s Watching from a Distance album. I’m completely captivated by the massive sombre riffs, the folky frail vocals, the personal and poetic…
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Dead Meadow / La Muerte / Old Man Lizard @ Colchester Arts Centre 03/10/2013

11th October 2013 at 10:14 am

Dead Meadow / La Muerte / Old Man Lizard @ Colchester Arts Centre 03/10/2013

For those that don’t know, Colchester Arts Centre is a multi-arts venue housed in an old church and as such makes for one of the best settings for heavy bands to play. Apart from providing a great environment visually, the Arts Centre has spared…
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Bismuth ‘The Eternal Marshes’ Digital EP 2012

24th August 2013 at 11:29 am

Bismuth

“It’s like Stonehenge… BUT MUSIC” is what the drunk, Italian pensioner said as he stood next to me watching Bismuth in Ashford’s Platform 5 bar. Nobody is going to come up with a better description of Bismuth than that; Bismuth are ‘like Stonehenge but…
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EyeHateGod / Dead Existence / Diesel King @ The Garage, London, 03/08/2013

8th August 2013 at 12:11 pm

EyeHateGod UK Tour 2013

Opening the show was relatively new sludge bunch on the block Diesel King – a band who’ve only been around since 2010, but one that look to be ‘moving up’ pretty steadily already, with not only tonight’s much envied support slot in the bag,…
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