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Horisont ‘Odyssey’ CD/LP/DD 2015

3rd October 2015 at 6:35 pm

Horisont

Since the release of their explosive debut Två Sidor Av Horisonten, Sweden’s Horisont have been a special band. Their unique take on hard rock has so much emotional depth and clever musicianship that it gives the same type of euphoric feeling as putting Steppenwolf…
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Sons Of Crom ‘Riddle Of Steel’ CD/LP/DD 2014

9th October 2014 at 11:36 am

Sons Of Crom

There is something striking about an album that is from a fairly new band on the music scene, especially when they’ve been releasing music steadily for the last few months. Now with their latest offering, Riddles Of Steel, Sons Of Crom return with their…
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Orange Goblin ‘Healing Through Fire’ CD/LP Reissue 2014

2nd June 2014 at 12:55 pm

Orange Goblin

It’s not often you find yourself having to defend Orange Goblin. They’re simply unimpeachable, yet there are some dunderheads out there that insist they aren’t “all that”. I distinctly remember a conversation – drunken, mind you – at a house party on New Year’s…
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Manilla Road ‘Mystification’ CD Reissue 2014

22nd April 2014 at 10:23 am

Manilla Road

There are few bands that have as strong a back catalogue as US heavy metal band Manilla Road. Having released several underground classics since their formation in 1977, it is still somewhat of a crime that their status never got bigger in the overall…
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Grand Magus ‘Triumph And Power’ CD/LP/DD 2014

11th February 2014 at 9:46 am

Grand Magus

As Sweden becomes the epicentre for modern heavy metal bands it seems that everyone wants to be donning denim and digging out their vinyl. Long running Grand Magus have being making a quite gradual transformation from their ‘stoner’ doom routes into typical swords and…
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Satanic Dystopia ‘Double Denim Shotgun Massacre’ Digital EP 2013

10th September 2013 at 9:03 am

Satanic Dystopia 'Double Denim Shotgun Massacre'

Like the video nasties section at your local video establishment, something dark and exciting is promised by the release of Satanic Dystopia’s first offering ‘Double Denim Shotgun Massacre’. With only two of the 8 tracks coming in over 3 minutes, this promises to be…
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Age Of Taurus ‘Desperate Souls Of Tortured Times’ CD/LP/DD 2013

30th May 2013 at 10:28 am

Age Of Taurus

The words “hotly anticipated” do not even come close to summing up how I have been salivating to hear this album. I remember many moons ago, I ran into the right honourable Reverend Riddell outside a gig (Grand Magus and Electric Wizard, I think?)…
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Nightbitch ‘Chainmaker’ 12″/DD 2013

6th May 2013 at 11:38 am

Nightbitch

If I had a penny for every time I’ve read, heard and even written the phrase “occult metal” throughout the past 18 months, I suspect I’d have nearly enough dough to buy out a small Middle Eastern oil company, or even get a copy…
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Earthen Grave – S/T – CD 2012

10th December 2012 at 9:36 am

Earthen Grave - S/T - CD 2012

You’ll be unsurprised to read that a band featuring legendary Trouble bassist Ron Holzner in its ranks plays Doom Metal, but what what may surprise you is how they play it and what else they bring to the table. Active since 2008, Chicago’s Earthen…
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Natur ‘Head Of Death’ CD 2012

18th May 2012 at 9:17 am

Natur

It’s satisfying to know that over the past couple of years traditional heavy metal has been re-valued by the mainstream metal world. This has allowed Natur to sign to the high-profile Earache and reach an audience craving for the same denim delights gained by…
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