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Davie Allan / Joel Grind – Split – 10″/CD/DD 2016

16th May 2016 at 7:21 pm

Davie Allan / Joel Grind - Split

“Of course it does, hahaha!”. This is my first thought when Davie Allan’s new jam, Recycled Too crunches in with motorcycles blasting and a big fat, snarling, fuzzed out riff. It’s been this way for 50 years, why bother changing that shit now? It…
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Gorilla / Grifter ‘Gorilla vs Grifter’ LP/CD/DD 2016

11th May 2016 at 7:03 pm

Gorilla / Grifter

This gem of a release from Hevisike Records features two hard hitting power trios from England who exist purely to celebrate their love of good old fashioned rock n roll. Packaged on swanky vinyl (which serves to highlight the unique and stunning artwork by…
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The Heads ‘Burning Up With… Live At Roadburn 2015’ LP/DD 2016

4th May 2016 at 5:54 pm

The Heads

In some ways it’s pretty weird to be holding the vinyl of a live show you actually attended. I mean, sure, it’s a good kinda weird but I don’t know, you remember things differently than they felt in that warm, dark, beer-n-smoke-in-hand moment than…
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Goatess ‘Purgatory Under New Management’ CD/LP/DD 2016

22nd April 2016 at 6:45 pm

Goatess

In spite of its self-evidently gloomy name, ‘doom’ is a vibrant genre. Contrary to the expectations of some, the scene is not exemplified by bearded man with long, scraggly hair wearing sandwich boards and proclaiming that ‘the end is nigh!’ (although the beards and…
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Blood Ceremony ‘Lord Of Misrule’ CD/LP/DD 2016

22nd April 2016 at 6:39 pm

Blood Ceremony

Canadian Folk Horror Doomers Blood Ceremony return with their fourth studio album Lord Of Misrule. The linear notes explain the origins of the title: “In a tradition that dates back to Late Antiquity, the Lord Of Misrule or “Abbot Of Unreason” was the doomed…
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Spell ‘For None And All’ CD/LP/DD 2016

21st April 2016 at 6:28 pm

Spell

Spell is certainly an apt moniker for this relatively new power trio from Vancouver, BC. The first time I encountered the For None And All artwork whilst doing a spot of band browsing, I was honestly blown away by the mystique, the smoke, the…
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Valley Of The Sun ‘Volume Rock’ CD/LP/DD 2016

20th April 2016 at 6:13 pm

Valley Of The Sun

Cincinnati, Ohio’s own Valley of the Sun have a new record coming out on the Swedish Fuzzorama Records and it’s called Volume Rock. I’m a thirty-six year old man and few words get me as excited as “volume” and “rock.”  If I had a…
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Suns Of Thunder ‘Start As You Mean To Get Down’ CD/DD 2015

9th April 2016 at 8:40 am

Suns Of Thunder

Let’s start this review with a little geography lesson. Wales is the largest county in England. It is owned by Prince Charles, but he chooses not to live there (he also owns Cornwall but doesn’t live there either). It does have its own government…
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Lightsabres ‘Hibernation’ LP/DD 2016

31st March 2016 at 6:23 pm

Lightsabres

Lightsabres, the solo efforts of John Strömshed (also of Tunga Moln), may well on the surface remain a somewhat lonely one-man affair. But with the launch of Hibernation, the Luleå, northern Sweden native’s fourth full length in well under three years, you get the…
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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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