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Evil Blizzard ‘Everyone Come To Church’ CD/LP/DD 2015

6th October 2015 at 7:01 pm

Evil Blizzard

When a band gets lauded by a staple of the mainstream meeja such as the Guardian or BBC Radio 2 and rock press such as Kerrang! it can be a double edged sword. No doubt the exposure is appreciated but it throws up questions…
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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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Sweat Lodge ‘Talismana’ CD/LP/DD 2015

22nd September 2015 at 7:01 pm

Sweat Lodge

To be honest, when I first heard the name Sweat Lodge, my initial reaction was: “Ewwww, really?!” I mean yeah, sure, granted, I do frequently choose to spend my evenings hanging out in bars characterised by their sticky floors, the loud, live scuzzy music…
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Kadavar ‘Berlin’ CD/LP/DD 2015

21st September 2015 at 7:00 pm

Kadavar 'Berlin'

German stoner/prog proto-metallers Kadavar have been running an unofficial campaign for world ‘flower-power’ domination since they arrived on the scene with 2012’s self titled debut; pulling from a kick ass rock n’ roll grab bag with amped up tentacles, they’ve crafted a sound equal…
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Carousel ‘2113’ CD/LP/DD 2015

17th September 2015 at 7:24 pm

Carousel

There’s no denying that retro rock is very de rigueur right now. There is no shortage of bands who looking back to the 70’s rock heyday with rose tinted spectacles and seeking to emulate the sounds of a time when heavy rock was new,…
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Graveyard ‘Innocence & Decadence’ CD/LP/DD 2015

15th September 2015 at 6:35 pm

Graveyard

Starting from very humble beginnings, Sweden’s bluesy rock quartet Graveyard have grown significantly in stature over the past few years, thanks to their no nonsense live shows and spirited studio output. Now a recognisable name on the very hit and miss, but undeniably massive,…
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Golden Void ‘Berkana’ CD/LP/DD 2015

12th September 2015 at 10:50 am

Golden Void

Way way back in the deepest darkest depths of 2012, Oakland, California’s Golden Void released their Self-Titled debut album. It was an album of sophisticated beauty, timeless grace, intricate rhythms, musical finesse and possessed a cutting edge that was both fresh to the scene…
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Pentagram ‘Curious Volume’ CD/LP/CS 2015

16th August 2015 at 1:15 pm

Pentagram

The name Pentagram is uttered in hushed, reverent tones around my house. Their signature is on the Declaration of Doom, and their heavy blues sound is all over the original blueprints. It’s difficult to try and take a new record by such icons objectively,…
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Sacri Monti – S/T – CD/LP 2015

15th August 2015 at 1:54 pm

Sacri Monti - S/T

Sacri Monti are a fuzzy, psychey, trip-out of a band from San Diego, California whose debut eponymous full length has just dropped down on us from Tee Pee Records’ sepia-tinted land of sonic solace. The quintet are comprised of members of Radio Moscow (bassist…
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Limb ‘Terminal’ CD/LP/DD 2015

9th August 2015 at 2:19 pm

Limb

There’s a wave breaking over the heavy music scene. It’s rolling in tar-thick and slowly, smelling distinctly of bourbon, reefer and molasses. That wave is the current stoner and sludge uprising that’s been gathering momentum over the last few years, and Londoners Limb aren’t…
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