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The Earls Of Mars – S/T – CD/DD 2013

17th December 2013 at 8:35 am

The Earls Of Mars - S/T

Experimental musical collaborations can often go horribly wrong. All too often musicians with an inflated sense of self worth and their own talent will get together to produce works that succeed on no level other than to examine the contents of their own colons….
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Mansion ‘We Shall Live’ EP 2013

15th May 2013 at 9:21 am

Mansion

Mystery is a rare thing in music, given that we live in an age of ultra-exposure and social networking. No sooner has a demo been released, than we are regaled with tales of what the band had for breakfast, lunch and dinner, along with…
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Gold ‘Interbellum’ CD/LP 2012

21st November 2012 at 9:07 am

Gold

Despite being different from the usual Shaman fare, the latest acquisition for Germany’s Ván Records, female fronted, Netherlands based, pop rockers Gold are a breath of fresh air and not just because they require more than consulting a thesaurus for words to describe heavy…
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Lord Fowl ‘Moon Queen’ CD/Digital 2012

9th August 2012 at 11:30 am

Lord Fowl

Oh, so you have a band, that’s great. Wow, look how many notes you can play and how many times you can change tempo…and your songs have so many parts…I’m impressed!!! Now please unplug your instruments, step aside and let Lord Fowl show you…
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Mellow Bravo – S/T – CD/DD 2012

31st March 2012 at 12:20 pm

Mellow Bravo - S/T - CD/DD 2012

Goddamn!!! Us music journos don’t like being confused!!! We don’t like it when bands make us think about what we’re writing, we prefer to dismiss bands’ hard fought creations with glib epithets that give us more time to sit in our ivory towers snorting…
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Rising ‘To Solemn Ash’ CD/LP/DD 2011

24th October 2011 at 12:48 pm

Rising

Having landed on Germany’s home of cool alternative rock, Denmark’s The Rising offer the first slab of straight up Metal to be released on the label and it’s something they are obviously proud of, with Exile On Mainstream boss Andreas remarking on the signing…
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Mage – Demo CD 2011

30th May 2011 at 8:38 am

Mage - Demo CD 2011

Anyone remember Outburst? Hailing from Leicester they spent many years grafting away and building up a grass roots following with some very credible stoner doom stylings but over time they seemed to run out of steam. Not wanting to rest on their laurels guitarist…
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Triggerman ‘Brand New Day’ CD 2011

29th May 2011 at 9:02 am

Triggerman-BrandNewDay

Have you ever seen the film Deliverance? The tale of backwoods torment and rape of a group of tourists by a bunch of redneck hick inbreds in the deep south of the USA? You all know the “Duelling Banjos” theme music right? How come…
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