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Obelyskkh ‘The Providence’ 2017

5th July 2017 at 2:42 pm

Obelyskkh

Once known as the Phantoms of the German Doom scene for their perceived phobia of the studio, Teutonic heavy groove monsters Obelyskkh went through a burst of productivity that saw them release Mount Nysa in 2011, White Lightnin’ in 2012 and their creative peak,…
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Bright Curse ‘Before The Shore’ 2016

8th May 2017 at 6:52 pm

Bright Curse

Talent comes in a great many forms, musical talent at least. Quite often, it bubbles and brews over time; a band kicks a few amps into shape in someone’s garage or spare room until a decent set of songs is in place, gigs a…
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Farflung ‘5’ 2016

17th April 2017 at 1:35 pm

Farflung

I don’t think NASA realizes we’ve been manning missions to Mars since the early nineties – at least where Farflung’s concerned, we’ve had an anthropological (if they even are human) boot firmly trenched in that part of the galaxy only fit for highbrow, esoteric…
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Earthless / Harsh Toke – Split – CD/LP/DD 2016

23rd May 2016 at 6:53 pm

Earthless / Harsh Toke - Split

I’ll admit it: I’m an addict. It’s got to the point now with new Earthless releases that I literally get giddy like a toddler in a sandpit every time a new one sails by atop of my newsfeed. New splits, new albums, new live…
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Sonic Wolves ‘He Said’ 7″/DD 2016

13th May 2016 at 7:16 pm

Sonic Wolves

The sun-drenched vineyards and sleepy villages of Northern Italy’s Piedmont region are hardly renowned for producing quality heavy music, but for well over a decade now, Ufomammut’s psychotropic brand of space-doom has put the city of Alessandria on the map. Featuring Ufomammut’s own Vito…
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The Heads ‘Burning Up With… Live At Roadburn 2015’ LP/DD 2016

4th May 2016 at 5:54 pm

The Heads

In some ways it’s pretty weird to be holding the vinyl of a live show you actually attended. I mean, sure, it’s a good kinda weird but I don’t know, you remember things differently than they felt in that warm, dark, beer-n-smoke-in-hand moment than…
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Goatess ‘Purgatory Under New Management’ CD/LP/DD 2016

22nd April 2016 at 6:45 pm

Goatess

In spite of its self-evidently gloomy name, ‘doom’ is a vibrant genre. Contrary to the expectations of some, the scene is not exemplified by bearded man with long, scraggly hair wearing sandwich boards and proclaiming that ‘the end is nigh!’ (although the beards and…
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Mugstar ‘Magnetic Seasons’ CD/LP/DD 2016

20th March 2016 at 11:01 am

Mugstar

Instrumental rock is a dangerous territory in a digital era of increasingly short attention spans unwilling to give an album more than one or two spins before ejecting it to the recycle bin – Krautrock jams (think 120 Days, Neu!, or Amon Düül) have…
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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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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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