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Ævangelist ‘Writhes In The Murk’ CD/LP/DD 2014

1st December 2014 at 11:08 am

Ævangelist

Ne’er has an album title been quite so apt, as the industrial-flecked black death metal of Ævangelist writhes, twists and froths under a thick swathe of hovering murk, out of which leap savage rhythms, jarring discords, roaring vocal ejaculations and other less savoury flailing…
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Disemballerina ‘Undertaker’ DD 2014

25th October 2014 at 11:13 am

Disemballerina

When the first sound that you hear on the very first track on an album by a band that is entirely new to you is a recording of the death rattle, the very last dying breath, of a close friend of one of the…
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Årabrot / Rabbits / Bastard Of The Skies @ The Star & Garter, Manchester, 15/10/2014

21st October 2014 at 10:53 am

Årabrot @ The Star & Garter, Manchester, 15/10/2014

A Future Noise gig has sadly become a rare event these days, unlike in times of yore when there seemed to be one every couple of weeks, and tonight’s is as much a quality lineup as one would expect to see from Dave and co…
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Jeremy Irons & The Ratgang Malibus ‘Spirit Knife’ CD/LP/DD 2014

9th October 2014 at 11:30 am

Jeremy Irons & The Ratgang Malibus

Imagine, if you will, the expansive psychedelia of Blues For The Red Sun-era Kyuss, minus the heft , filtered through the gritty alt-countrified garage rock of Woven Hand and with the wild and untamed Jeff Buckley on vocals. Sounds fucking beautiful doesn’t it? Well,…
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The Well ‘Samsara’ LP/CD/DD 2014

25th September 2014 at 9:44 am

The Well

Listen, let me tell you something that may surprise you, considering who I write for – as a rule, I don’t much like Retro/Stoner Rock. Sure, I like Kyuss, Clutch and a handful of ‘next level’ exemplars of the form, but the vast majority…
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Pord ‘Wild’ LP/CD/DD 2014

15th September 2014 at 9:33 am

Pord

It seems that there’s an even greater proliferation of quality noise rock bands around right now than even during the halcyon late eighties/early nineties days when the genre was first coming to prominence. Hell, the case could be similarly argued for just about any…
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Yob / Pallbearer / Ghold @ The Roadhouse, Manchester 05/09/2014

11th September 2014 at 10:38 am

Yob @ The Roadhouse, Manchester 05/09/2014

I needed this. I’d been looking forward to this gig since it was first announced and hearing Yob‘s latest album, Clearing The Path To Ascend, recently seriously cranked up the excitement factor. I was already well aware of exactly what a piece of work…
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Yob ‘Clearing The Path To Ascend’ CD/LP/DD 2014

3rd September 2014 at 9:04 am

Yob

It’s been a long, hard road for Yob, an uphill journey beset with obstacles – the first lineup of the band breaking up, subsequent legal issues around mainman Mike Scheidt’s interrim band Middian and Scheidt’s own struggles with his personal demons – but ever…
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Fórn ‘The Departure Of Consciousness’ LP/DD 2014

25th August 2014 at 10:55 am

Fórn

The Departure of Consciousness is the soundtrack to collapse – the slow, final collapse of a dying relationship, the slow cascade of brick and mortar from a collapsing building or the terrifying claustrophobia of the inward collapse of the human mind, all are evoked…
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Earth / Gnod @ Gorilla, Manchester 15/08/2014

21st August 2014 at 10:09 am

Earth - Euro Tour 2014

Tonight I was flying solo, minus my usual wingman due to Thee Shaman being elsewhere and a proposed replacement falling through due to illness, so apologies for the lack of photos. I took a few with my iPhone but, well, my photography skills go…
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