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Zombi ‘Shape Shift’ CD/LP/DD 2015

16th January 2016 at 2:52 pm

Zombi

Seminal synth wave outfit Zombi have kept fans waiting for 4 long years for a follow up to 2011’s Escape Velocity, but they’ve now returned to Earth, bringing with them their own unique brand of space rock/extra-terrestrial music to show the competition that they’re…
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Mark Hunt-Bryden And His Top Ten Albums Of 2015

24th December 2015 at 4:06 pm

Mark Hunt-Bryden

This has been a strange year for me as the majority of it has been occupied by moving and renovating a house and the birth of my little boy so for the first time ever, music has very much taken a back seat and…
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Sonic Medusa ‘The Sunset Soundhouse Tapes’ DD 2015

27th November 2015 at 5:31 pm

Sonic Medusa

Featuring members of Goatsnake, The Obsessed and Hollywood Rose (the band that spawned Guns n Roses dontcha know), Sonic Medusa‘s list of members will already have people running lazily to the words ‘Supergroup’ in order to describe this LA quartet. Formed in 2009 the…
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Clutch ‘Psychic Warfare’ CD/LP/DD 2015

15th November 2015 at 4:03 pm

Clutch

The opinions game is a strange one to play when writing about music. Even small samples of people are capable of delivering a wide range of reactions when dealing with something as subjective as art. For example some blew hot and cold about Clutch‘s…
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Monster Magnet ‘Cobras And Fire (The Mastermind Redux)’ CD/LP/DD 2015

9th November 2015 at 5:08 pm

Monster Magnet

Cobras And Fire. If ever a title was a microcosm of a band then the latest album moniker from Dave Wyndorf’s New Jersey based Psychedelic/Stoner behemoths Monster Magnet is a perfect summation of their aesthetic. Over the years they have evolved from 25 minute…
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Corrections House ‘Know How To Carry A Whip’ CD/LP/DD 2015

11th October 2015 at 3:35 pm

Corrections House

In 2013 my favourite record was the Corrections House debut, a garbled ‘news from the front’ type collision of the organic despair of modern era Neurosis folk, the cold digital loops and beats of Sanford Parker (Minsk), a mechanised clash that would do prime…
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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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Grey Widow / Sons Of Tonatiuh – Split CD/CS/DD 2015

25th September 2015 at 7:01 pm

Grey Widow / Sons Of Tonatiuh - Split

Released on CD, download and now obligatory cool retro cassette format through UK based Red Valley Records, this six track split features two tracks of hateful, down tuned sludge from Brighton noise crew Grey Widow and four of brutal, super heavy crust/sludge courtesy of…
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Funeral Horse ‘Divinity For The Wicked’ LP/DD 2015

5th September 2015 at 12:18 pm

Funeral Horse

Back again with another release for Artificial Head Records, Texan trio Funeral Horse follow up last years Doom/Punk/Stoner mash up album Sinister Rights Of The Master with another slamming seven tracks of unfiltered noise and heavy duty fuzz rock in the form of Divinity…
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Author & Punisher ‘Melk En Honing’ CD/LP/DD 2015

19th June 2015 at 6:32 pm

Author & Punisher

With 2010’s Drone Machines album, San Diego’s Author & Punisher, aka Tristan Shone, challenged the landscape of Industrial, Doom and Drone music. Part performance art, part revolutionary approach to making music, the concept of this nightmarish cyborg one man band played out in alien…
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