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Baklavaa ‘Dane On’ CD/CS/DD 2016

12th May 2016 at 7:04 pm

Baklavaa

I’m a sucker for a good bit of noise rock. There’s something so appealing about the juxtaposition of the ugly and the beautiful in music that makes bands such as Sonic Youth, Shellac and The Jesus Lizard as popular as they are. One of…
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Boris With Merzbow ‘Gensho’ CD/LP/DD 2016

25th April 2016 at 5:39 pm

Boris With Merzbow

Gensho is a collaboration album, or rather it is two separate albums which the auditor is advised “are intended to be played at the same time at varying volumes so that the listener can experience their own “gensho/phenomenon” every time”. 50% of Gensho (one…
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Gnaw Their Tongues ‘Abyss Of Longing Throats’ CD/DD 2015

5th January 2016 at 6:54 pm

Gnaw Their Tongues

Having seen Gnaw Their Tongues live this past October, I can honestly say that we’re talking about one of the most intense acts in heavy music today. It’s not just noisy, it is harrowing and disturbing, almost like the soundtrack to the darkest nightmares…
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Dragged Into Sunlight + Gnaw Their Tongues ‘N.V.’ CD/LP/DD 2015

16th December 2015 at 7:08 pm

Dragged Into Sunlight + Gnaw Their Tongues

The collaboration between Dragged Into Sunlight and Gnaw Their Tongues can only have taken place with the full approval of some hellish forces to create one of the most harrowing, blistering and brutal records of 2015. Five songs is all that N.V. has to…
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Nelson P. Ferreira & Rui P. Andrade ‘Miklós’ DD 2014

15th February 2015 at 11:54 am

Nelson P. Ferreira & Rui P. Andrade

When I became a music writer for the Sleeping Shaman, my goal was to dig deeper into the underground scene and talk about awesome but unknown bands. I have been doing this for quite some time now, but I have never talked about a…
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Art Of Burning Water ‘Living Is For Giving, Dying Is For Getting’ LP/DD 2014

17th December 2014 at 9:24 am

Art Of Burning Water

It’s strange to think that Art Of Burning Water formed over twelve years ago when you consider how much of a fresh and vital piece of the UK’s heavy underground music scene they are today. The fairly recent addition of young Kunal Nandi on…
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Boris ‘Noise’ CD/LP/DD 2014

17th June 2014 at 9:11 am

Boris

Boris fans certainly get their money’s worth from the prolific, shapeshifting Japanese band. Their constant refusal to be pigeon-holed means that theirs is a discography from which you can pick and choose your own identity for the band, and the surprising thing is that…
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Boris: Genre Defying Japanese ‘Rockers’ Are Quizzed By Stephen B Murray

9th June 2014 at 11:52 am

Boris - Photo by Miki Matsushima

It is a warm afternoon. Bright sunlight piles into the Lexington on Pentonville Road through large windows set in two adjacent walls. The pub is quiet, almost dead, save for the jukebox which crunches out some indie rock, presumably for the benefit of the…
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BORIS Premiere First Video From Forthcoming Album ‘Noise’

20th May 2014 at 2:36 pm

Boris - Photo by Miki Matsushima

Japanese trio BORIS premiere the first video from their forthcoming first official album in three years, titled Noise. The band shares the clip of the track ‘Vanilla‘ via Stereogum, which is available to watch/share HERE. The trio debuted the first album track “Quicksilver” recently…
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Deathstench / Trepaneringsritualen – Split LP 2013

10th February 2014 at 10:32 am

Deathstench / Trepaneringsritualen - Split

The sound of Deathstench is a blacker-than-black choking miasma, a caustic cocktail of hissing, seething white noise, ice-cold black metal ambience and dark cavernous nocturnal magick that writhes like a sack full of venomous snakes and freezes the blood in the veins. Their boiling…
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