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Year Of The Goat ‘Angels’ Necropolis’ CD/LP 2012

25th November 2012 at 9:17 am

Year Of The Goat

Sweden’s Year Of The Goat have created for themselves an aura of wonder regarding their incredibly well scribed songs as previously featured on their 1st release ‘Lucem Ferre’ and their subsequent 7” ‘This Will Be Mine’, both of which were released by Ván Records….
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Monarch ‘Omens’ CD 2012

3rd February 2012 at 9:13 am


Monarch have carved such a tight niche for themselves, it would be difficult to imagine them doing anything other than ripping your face off with their lysergic dragged through the dirt with an earth shattering heaviness style of music. Omens however courses through the…
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Kodiak – S/T – 2xCD

22nd November 2011 at 8:52 am

Kodiak - ST - 2xCD

This double CD that has emerged from Denovali Records introduces to the listener the first three releases by the German band Kodiak. Styling themselves on SunnO))) and Switchblade this release consists of ambient dark soundscapes and guitar generated drone. Unfortunately the release is somewhat…
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Iron Claw ‘A Different Game’ CD 2011

31st August 2011 at 9:30 am

Iron Claw

There are not many bands who have remained as intact as Iron Claw have across 40 years. With the exception of their vocalist Gordon Brown, the band have retained three out of four of the original members. Having never released an album until Rockadrome…
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The Wounded Kings ‘In The Chapel Of The Black Hand’ CD 2011

28th July 2011 at 9:00 am

The Wounded Kings

The Wounded Kings have returned from the mist soaked gossima moors of the West Country with a new doom opus “In The Chapel Of The Black Hand”. Cast from shadows, the resplendent velvet clad Steve Mills in his Fender haze, has once again emerged…
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The Wounded Kings Interview

23rd June 2011 at 8:57 am

The Wounded Kings

The Wounded Kings have cut out a unique niche for themselves as masters of the UK underground doom scene. Steve Mills, leading exponent and founding member of the band has managed to navigate his vision through troublesome times. Where many would have balked at…
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Pyramido ‘Salt’ CD 2011

2nd June 2011 at 9:20 am


Pyramido have emerged from Sweden as one of most exciting bands to be playing music that merges hardcore with doom. The album has a quintessentially Swedish groove and swing to it. Power of hook and groove coursing through your veins with such magnificent mesmerising…
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Master Musicians Of Bukakke ‘Totem 3’ CD/LP 2011

31st May 2011 at 9:32 am

Master Musicians Of Bukakke

The Master Musicians have always enthusiastically injected theatre into their music. With identities obscured by Tuareg clothes and Kali mask suggests ‘Totem 3’, this final part to their trilogy, is no exception. Obscuring as a tool to reveal something else through absence is an…
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Diet Pills – S/T – LP 2011

20th May 2011 at 8:46 am

Diet Pills - S/T - LP 2011

On a day in May there came a dark cloud of despair, a hot smouldering piece of vinyl, born from a unique compositional perspective, torn from the deeply entrenched body bag ditches of Leicestershire, sworn from an oath that was bathed in blood, came…
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Serpent Venom ‘Carnal Altar’ CD/LP 2011

15th April 2011 at 8:47 am

Serpent Venom

Serpent Venom have been touting their formidable version of seventies rock mixed with St.Vitus style doom for a while now and they are just getting better and better at it. The last time they played with Devil and Age of Aquarius…sorry Age of Taurus,…
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