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The Body ‘No One Deserves Happiness’ CD/LP/DD 2016

23rd February 2016 at 7:38 pm

The Body

With an ever growing list of side projects and collaborations, it was beginning to look like The Body were never going to get back on track towards their own albums. However, two years after the release of I Shall Die Here, their fifth full…
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The Skull – S/T – EP CD 2016

18th February 2016 at 6:59 pm

The Skull - S/T - EP

Bands that split themselves into two factions can either be a blessing or a curse. Several different examples of this exist and American Doom legends Trouble are, for better or worse, one of them. Whilst one half of the band have kept their infamous…
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Brimstone Coven ‘Black Magic’ CD/LP/DD 2016

16th February 2016 at 7:01 pm

Brimstone Coven

Brimstone Coven are the essence of 70s doom. When doom wasn’t quite a thing, it was more occult rock shot through with a smoky, sepulchral haze. West Virginian sons, and only together for four short years, Brimstone Coven bring forth that hazy 60s and…
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LowFlyingHawks ‘Kofuku’ CD/LP/DD 2016

15th February 2016 at 6:55 pm

LowFlyingHawks

The underground can be a lonely and difficult place to be if nobody knows who you are. Especially if you’d finished recording an album’s worth of material to release into the wider world, but you have no audience to release it to. For reasons…
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Oranssi Pazuzu ‘Värähtelijä’ CD/LP/DD 2016

9th February 2016 at 7:05 pm

Oranssi Pazuzu

If credence is given to accounts of the mystic experience, we are forced to recognise that certain mystics have succeeded in achieving a special state that goes beyond the usual feelings and perceptions of ordinary life. These men and women describe an experience of…
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Mower ‘Meathead’ DD 2016

7th February 2016 at 1:37 pm

Mower

I learned three things from Mower‘s press release: they are from Wigan, their EP was released on January 30th, and that they are fat men making fat music. Far be it from me to confirm or deny their claims about their physiques, I can…
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Lycus ‘Chasms’ CD/LP/DD 2016

4th February 2016 at 7:04 pm

Lycus

Chasms is the new album from Lycus and it is as deep and as dark as it sounds! This beautifully depressing piece of art was created by a four piece doom collective from Oakland, California. Clocking in at around forty-five minutes, Chasms certainly holds…
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Un ‘The Tomb Of All Things’ CD/DD 2015

23rd January 2016 at 5:21 pm

Un

There’s something rotten in the state of doom. In a scene mired with copycat bands, it now takes some serious raw talent to stand out. Thankfully, Seattle’s Un – featuring the bassist of world-beaters Samothrace – set about doing just that on their debut…
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Hooded Menace ‘Darkness Drips Forth’ CD/LP/DD 2015

16th January 2016 at 2:36 pm

Hooded Menace

Hooded Menace are what people are talking about when they think of death/doom these days, even if they don’t know it. The Finnish masters of darkness have long been crafting a career from the sludgy, endless void of riffs, summoning Lovecraftian beasts to serve…
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Tombstones ‘Vargariis’ CD/LP/DD 2015

11th January 2016 at 6:54 pm

Tombstones

If you’ve ever been in or around the dramatic Scandinavian scenery of Norway, you’ll know what inspiring, enthralling and enriching experiences the great Norse nation has to offer. From the bustling hubbub of downtown Oslo, through the beautifully desolate fjords that span the Nordic…
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