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Black Cobra ‘Imperium Simulacra’ CD/LP/DD 2016

20th March 2016 at 10:55 am

Black Cobra

Just as tick precedes tock, as clip leads clop and as bish paves the way for bosh, so too does the announcement of a new Black Cobra album herald the thought of your brain being pummelled back to where it rightly belongs: into complete…
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Elephant Tree – S/T – CD/LP/DD 2016

17th March 2016 at 7:11 pm

Elephant Tree - S/T

Ladies and gentlemen, here we have the debut album from the London-based band; Elephant Tree. Believe me, when I say this, this monolithic slab of wax is as heavy as it sounds. You may remember this band’s debut release Theia back in 2014 in…
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Magrudergrind ‘II’ CD/LP/DD 2016

16th March 2016 at 6:55 pm

Magrudergrind

Magrudergrind are back after six years of silence and they remain just as brutal and relentless as they were back then. Their new album, recorded at GodCity studio with acclaimed musician, producer and engineer Kurt Ballou (Converge, Torche and High on Fire) and mastered…
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The Bendal Interlude ‘Reign Of The Unblinking Eye’ LP/DD 2016

15th March 2016 at 6:55 pm

The Bendal Interlude

Liverpool’s The Bendal Interlude have been merrily sludging away for several years now. Fuelled by Stu Taylor’s bottomless porridge pot of tasty riffs and backed by his SSS colleague Dave Archer’s skilful pounding behind the kit, they’ve set themselves firmly into the mould of…
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Vodun ‘Possession’ CD/LP/DD 2016

13th March 2016 at 4:13 pm

Vodun

There’s no point in beating around the bush in a review of Vodun’s first full-length album, Possession; the band have a very unique selling point in the form of vocalist Oya, who brings an incredible vocal style and a distinctive flavour to the band’s…
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Black Tusk ‘Pillars Of Ash’ CD/LP/DD 2016

13th March 2016 at 4:07 pm

Black Tusk

Savannah, Georgia has brought forth some of the nastiest and dirtiest sludge bands in recent years. The burly men from Black Tusk are no exception and have now released their fourth album in their 11 year existence, it’s a scorcher for sure. By now…
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Agoraphobic Nosebleed ‘Arc’ CD/LP/DD 2016

10th March 2016 at 6:56 pm

Agoraphobic Nosebleed

Whatever you made of a certain Mr Phil Anselmo’s recent on-stage outburst, we should be proud of the fact that the politically charged genre known as sludge has never been as diverse or as welcoming to outsiders as it is currently. The latest bunch…
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Wytch Hazel ‘Prelude’ CD/LP/DD 2016

9th March 2016 at 7:13 pm

Wytch Hazel

Since their formation in 2011, Lancaster’s Wytch Hazel have been something different. Never committing fully to a genre and genuinely sounding like they are not of this time, the divine quartet have won over a varied audience with their Surrender single and The Truth…
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Conny Ochs ‘Future Fables’ CD/LP 2016

8th March 2016 at 7:42 pm

Conny Ochs

There’s a tendency for many to underestimate those artists who choose to ‘strip back’ as lacking complexity. Conny Ochs’ latest offering, Future Fables, is certainly stripped back, but it definitely isn’t simple. Full of rich, emotional depths, solid songwriting and nods to its varied…
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Mars Red Sky ‘Apex III (A Praise For The Burning Soul)’ CD/LP/DD 2016

8th March 2016 at 7:31 pm

Mars Red Sky

French trio Mars Red Sky (Julian Pras-vocals/guitar, Jimmy Kinast-bass/vocals, Matieu Gazeau-drums) has emerged as one of the more unique heavy rock acts of the past decade, their 2014 opus Stranded In Arcadia massaging a Hendrixian neo psych fuzz popularized by bands like Sleepy Sun…
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