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Obelyskkh ‘The Providence’ 2017

5th July 2017 at 2:42 pm


Once known as the Phantoms of the German Doom scene for their perceived phobia of the studio, Teutonic heavy groove monsters Obelyskkh went through a burst of productivity that saw them release Mount Nysa in 2011, White Lightnin’ in 2012 and their creative peak,…
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Black Shape Of Nexus ‘Carrier’ CD/LP/DD 2016

21st April 2016 at 6:33 pm

Black Shape Of Nexus

If you’re the sort of sensitive, cheery chappy who enjoys nothing more than a light and delightful ditty to keep you going, keep on walking. You won’t find any of that in Carrier, the latest payload dropped by German doom-mongers Black Shape Of Nexus….
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Conny Ochs ‘Future Fables’ CD/LP 2016

8th March 2016 at 7:42 pm

Conny Ochs

There’s a tendency for many to underestimate those artists who choose to ‘strip back’ as lacking complexity. Conny Ochs’ latest offering, Future Fables, is certainly stripped back, but it definitely isn’t simple. Full of rich, emotional depths, solid songwriting and nods to its varied…
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Conny Ochs: Stream New Album ‘Future Fables’; Out Now Via Exile On Mainstream

29th February 2016 at 6:47 pm

Conny Ochs - Photo by Christian Thiele

Conny Ochs and I go way back after first meeting him when he supported Wino on his first solo outing, where I was simply captivated by the solo stylings of this German troubadour. Part Townes van Zandt, part Nick Drake, part Neil Young and…
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Enablers ‘The Rightful Pivot’ CD/LP/DD 2015

2nd June 2015 at 4:28 pm


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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Wino & Conny Ochs ‘Freedom Conspiracy’ CD/LP 2015

8th May 2015 at 6:38 pm

Wino & Conny Ochs

This record is arguably one of the most anticipated releases within the doom scene this year. Scott ‘Wino’ Weinrich’s extensive musical resumé (Saint Vitus, Spirit Caravan, The Obsessed, etc.) automatically launches it into the spotlight, however, Wino’s previous release with German folk artist Conny…
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TREEDEON Stream Debut Album ‘Lowest Level Reincarnation’; Released March 9th Via Exile On Mainstream

1st March 2015 at 7:55 pm


Berlin’s TREEDEON have announced that their debut album, Lowest Level Reincarnation, shall be released on Exile On Mainstream on March 9th. Eight songs over 50 minutes of full sonic assault, Lowest Level Reincarnation is raw, heavy, and all up in your face; carved out…
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WINO & CONNY OCHS: Exile On Mainstream Confirms Details For Second Collaborative LP From Iconic Singer/Songwriter Duo

29th January 2015 at 10:29 pm

Wino & Conny Ochs - Photo by Albert Mojica

It is with extreme pleasure for Germany’s Exile On Mainstream to announce the label’s next priority release, with the second collaborative album by one of the most strikingly natural singer/songwriter duos of these troubled modern times, SCOTT “WINO” WEINRICH and CONNY OCHS. To backtrack…
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Stream Friedemann’s Debut Solo Album ‘Uhr vs Zeit’ In It’s Entirety

24th June 2014 at 1:19 pm

Friedemann - Photo by Christian Thiele

Exile On Mainstream are proud to present the debut solo album from Friedemann (singer and lyricist behind the German Hardcore band COR), although a far cry from the abrasive hardcore punk of COR, Friedemann’s solo album Uhr vs Zeit (clock vs time) retains their…
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Friedemann ‘Uhr vs Zeit’ CD/LP/DD 2014

13th June 2014 at 9:41 am


Over the past few years, Exile On Mainstream have consistently put out fantastic albums with little to no fanfare and while some, like Beehoover and Conny Ochs, have continued to develop their fanbases through these releases, many have undeservedly fallen through the cracks (Rising…
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