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Slomatics ‘A Hocht’ CD/LP 2012

4th September 2012 at 8:06 am

Slomatics

The Slomatics have emerged from their triumphant down-tuned sludge anthems that appeared on the 12” split with Conan with something of a new sound having brought in Marty Harvey as their new drummer/singer. More stripped down than their previous releases A Hocht finds the…
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Alunah ‘White Hoarhound’ CD/DD 2012

27th August 2012 at 8:35 am

Alunah

I’ve always had a real soft spot for Birmingham’s Alunah. Right from the early days it’s been clear that the band have an interesting take on the doom genre. Maybe it’s the Sabbathian legacy of the area they hail from but they’ve always had…
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Santa Cruz ‘Down On My’ 2xLP/DD 2012

20th August 2012 at 7:41 am

Santa Cruz ‘Down On My’ 2xLP/DD 2012

Once upon a time, in a land far away (Japan actually) there once lived a label called Leaf Hound. With a name taken from one of the most influential Seventies rock groups, they put out a universally excellent series of releases new and old,…
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Seremonia ‘Rock ‘n’ Rollin Maailma’ 7″ 2012

21st July 2012 at 12:26 pm

Seremonia

Ah, Finland! Land of the lakes, the taciturn and the weird! Any country that’s given us the diverse likes of Beherit, Xysma and Reverend Bizarre (to name but three!) would have reason to be proud, but it’s even more impressive given the relatively low…
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Hellbender ‘Cosmolux’ LP 2011

17th October 2011 at 9:07 am

Hellbender

Another day, another psychedelic jam band. Today’s offering comes from Nashville Tennessee’s Hellbender! With an opener (“Neon Cross”) that tips the proverbial hat to the likes of Blue Cheer and Atomic Rooster whilst indulging in plenty of slap-back reverb on the vocals, they set…
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Agnosis ‘Hecate’ DL EP Reissue 2011

28th September 2011 at 8:45 am

Agnosis

Agnosis were a fiercely renowned sludge, doom band from upstate New York, formed in 2002 by Austin Lunn, Andrew Jude and Robin Koytcheff. The band released three EPs and one LP before going on hiatus in the beginning of 2007. Now they have come…
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Double Space – ST – 12″ 2010

11th January 2011 at 8:51 am

Double Space - ST - 12" 2010

Danish noise-rock wrecking crew Double Space give your ears a good ol’ fashioned 1-2 PUNCH on this self-titled 12”. Two tracks of heavy-ass rawkin’ sludge that should definitely appeal muchly to fans of the Melvins, Unsane, 16, Harvey Milk, High On Fire and Mastodon….
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Rise To Thunder ‘Master of Infinite Wisdom’ CD 2007

19th January 2008 at 8:55 am

Rise To Thunder

Stoke’s instrumental four piece Rise To Thunder have been honing their psychedelic stoner style since Christmas day 2001 and have previously issued a live album as a trio in 2004. Recorded at The Lizard Lounge and the brilliantly monickered Psychedelic Batcave, theses names alone…
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Electric Wizard ‘Witchcult Today’ CD/LP 2007

21st November 2007 at 9:06 am

Electric Wizard

When a band as formidable within the stoner doom circuit as Electric Wizard release a new album, people familiar with their work take note. Electric Wizard are among the very best in the genre, and stand out as fan favourites with contemporaries such as…
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