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Harvestman ‘Music For Megaliths’ 2017

18th May 2017 at 6:44 pm

Harvestman

With Harvestman, Neurosis’ Steve Von Till has been exploring a much less bombastic form of music; arboreal, earthy and yet still dark in its own shadowy way. With Music For Monoliths however, he’s moved entirely out of the nocturnal storm clouds and into the…
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Ivar Bjørnson & Einar Selvik ‘Skuggsjá’ CD/LP/DD 2016

29th March 2016 at 6:12 pm

Ivar Bjørnson & Einar Selvik

Forget the church burnings, the murders, that kvlt feeling when you hold your original pressing of Bathory’s ‘The Yellow Goat’ debut (a man can dream). For me, black metal’s most alluring quality is its world building. Whether they are grim and frostbitten kingdoms, mountains…
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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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Chelsea Wolfe ‘Abyss’ CD/LP/DD 2015

11th August 2015 at 6:53 pm

Chelsea Wolfe

For months now Chelsea Wolfe has been teasing fans one track at a time about what to expect on her fifth full-length album Abyss. If Iron Moon and Carrion Flowers were anything to go by, it was obvious she’d discovered the gain knob on…
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King Dude ‘Songs Of Flesh And Blood – In The Key Of Light’ CD/LP/DD 2015

27th July 2015 at 6:47 pm

King Dude

On the heavy music firmament, the music of King Dude is a peculiar appearance, but always welcomed. Being accepted with music that is so different, yet so haunting, is not regular business but in this case well deserved. The satanic folk man has brought…
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Steve Von Till ‘A Life Unto Itself’ CD/LP/DD 2015

17th June 2015 at 6:55 pm

Steve Von Till

Neurosis lynchpin Steve Von Till’s name always becomes scrambled in my brain with that of gritty gunslinger Lee Van Cleef. Lazy silly brain. I just had to tell you that before we start. The opening track, In Your Wings, sets the sad tone for…
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Galley Beggar ‘Silence & Tears’ CD/LP/DD 2015

7th June 2015 at 2:02 pm

Galley Beggar

LOVE LOVE LOVE this fucking thing!  Galley Beggar’s new release, Silence & Tears is good, real good. Now, for you young metallers, it may not be your cup of tea…yet. I say that because this is quite a departure from what you’re probably used…
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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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Spider Kitten ‘Toker’ DD 2015

4th April 2015 at 7:59 am

Spider Kitten

After signing to Undergroove last year Spider Kitten were supposedly set on recording a concept album. However, before they stepped into the studio in anger to record it, they entered a productive jam session from which was born the mesmerising three track Behold Mountain……
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STEVE VON TILL Reveals Details Of An Astonishing New Solo Album, ‘A Life Unto Itself’, Upcoming On Neurot Recordings In May

16th February 2015 at 10:59 pm

Steve Von Till promo photo

The title doesn’t quite say it all, but it says some of it: A Life Unto Itself is as much the name of STEVE VON TILL’s fourth solo album as it is the perfect description for the 25-plus years he’s spent forging, with his…
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