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The Grand Mal – S/T EP CD/DD 2016

27th March 2016 at 10:20 am

The Grand Mal - ST

What do you do when you’re busy as all hell juggling work with being in a band, writing new music, promoting gigs, touring, girlfriends, boyfriends, families, pets and all of life’s other general clutter? Yep, that’s right, give precisely zero fucks and start a…
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Desert Storm / Suns Of Thunder – Split 7″ 2016

22nd March 2016 at 7:10 pm

Desert Storm / Suns of Thunder - Split 7"

Ready for Desertfest Berlin? Hell yeah you are! Tickets? Check. Euros? Check. Clean pants? Somewhere. Liver? Definitely! But wait, H42 Records are here ready and willing to help you prep yourself before you wreck yourself once again with a one-two combo of tasty hot…
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KIND ‘Rocket Science’ CD/LP/DD 2015

21st February 2016 at 1:43 pm

KIND

What do you get when you put four top-rate, yet distinct and well-differentiated musicians from across the desert rock spectrum into a freezing cold, damp basement together and let them go at it hard with all their collective ideas, skills and personas? Some would…
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The Atomic Bitchwax ‘Gravitron’ CD/LP/DD 2015

11th May 2015 at 7:04 pm

The Atomic Bitchwax

In the eyes of most, The Atomic Bitchwax began life as a side project of Monster Magnet bassist Ed Mundell in 1993 so it is an incredible feat to see them still kicking around after 22 years, especially considering that Mundell departed their ranks…
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Witchrider ‘Unmountable Stairs’ CD/LP/DD 2014

21st April 2015 at 7:11 pm

Witchrider

Formed in 2012 and hailing from Austria, Witchrider clearly love bands such as Queens of the Stone Age, Soundgarden, Kyuss, and Black Sabbath, and what they offer us is that fuzzy, heavy rock that makes you want to bang your head like there’s no…
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Black Pussy ‘Magic Mustache’ CD/LP/DD 2015

6th April 2015 at 9:20 am

Black Pussy

Having the word “pussy” in your band name is commitment. Here in the “United States of Prude,” it’ll get your record banned from certain retail giants. You’ll also have to constantly deal with censorship in every angle of promotion, from concert posters and radio…
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Yawning Sons ‘Ceremony To The Sunset’ LP Reissue 2014

12th December 2014 at 9:51 am

Yawning Sons

Originally set free into the world on 26th September 2009, Ceremony To The Sunset was a unique hybrid collaboration between desert dwelling Yawning Man mastermind Gary Arce and UK based instrumental psychedelic rock band Sons Of Alpha Centuari. Released under the moniker Yawning Sons,…
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Brant Bjork And The Low Desert Punk Band ‘Black Power Flower’ CD/LP/DD 2014

19th November 2014 at 11:06 am

Brant Bjork And The Low Desert Punk Band

Some things you just can’t teach and Brant Bjork was born with a divine hand for rock and roll soul – that enviable gift that puts you above the law and beyond the lesson. You can trace it back to his earliest days with…
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Steak ‘Slab City’ CD/LP/DD 2014

12th September 2014 at 9:54 am

Steak

This Steak is pretty well done. There. The obvious joke of this review has been done and we can move on with the good stuff. So…Steak’s debut record, Slab City is pretty cool. That sounds a little dumb and generic, I know, but when…
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Karma To Burn ‘Arch Stanton’ CD/LP/DD 2014

5th September 2014 at 10:19 am

Karma To Burn

There are some bands who like to spout off in the press constantly for attention and others who are less quote happy; West Virginia’s hard hitting instrumental Desert Rock stalwarts Karma To Burn are content to quite literally let their music do the talking…
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