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Chelsea Wolfe ‘Abyss’ CD/LP/DD 2015

11th August 2015 at 6:53 pm

Chelsea Wolfe

For months now Chelsea Wolfe has been teasing fans one track at a time about what to expect on her fifth full-length album Abyss. If Iron Moon and Carrion Flowers were anything to go by, it was obvious she’d discovered the gain knob on…
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Year Of The Goat ‘The Unspeakable’ CD/LP/DD 2015

22nd July 2015 at 7:18 pm

Year Of The Goat

Officially, the year of the goat starts in 2016, but with the new release from these Swedes, they hope to start the party earlier. The Unspeakable is out on Napalm Records and is a gem of a record from the first mysterious tones to…
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Spider Kitten ‘Toker’ DD 2015

4th April 2015 at 7:59 am

Spider Kitten

After signing to Undergroove last year Spider Kitten were supposedly set on recording a concept album. However, before they stepped into the studio in anger to record it, they entered a productive jam session from which was born the mesmerising three track Behold Mountain……
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Melvins ‘Hold It In’ CD/DD 2014

10th December 2014 at 9:42 am

Melvins

No one can deny that the Melvins are prolific, and newest offering Hold It In is in fact the 24th studio album that Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover’s distinctive and influential outfit have released since their formation in 1983. 24 studio albums doesn’t account…
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Cardinal Wyrm ‘Black Hole Gods’ DD 2014

1st November 2014 at 8:47 am

Cardinal Wyrm

Cardinal Wyrm are a doom band based in Oakland, California. The current line up consists of Pranjal Tiwali on drum and vocal duties, Nathan Verril on guitars and Rachael Roomian on bass. This is their second full length album, initially an independent release on…
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Jess And The Ancient Ones ‘Castaneda’ 10″ 2014

28th October 2014 at 9:26 am

Jess And The Ancient Ones

Jess And The Ancient Ones are one of these bands that you just get, or you don’t. The whole female-fronted occult rock/doom movement is, for better or for worse, losing a bit of steam and the best bands, the cream, is rising to the…
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Earth ‘Primitive And Deadly’ CD/LP/DD 2014

5th September 2014 at 10:29 am

Earth

Earth’s post-reformation output has been widely praised; while the band laid dormant between the mid-nineties and mid-2000s, the likes of Sunn O))) and Teeth of Lions Rule the Divine did much to help build a wider appreciation for Earth, allowing them to enjoy the…
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Grass On The Sun – S/T – DD 2014

27th August 2014 at 9:28 am

Grass On The Sun - S/T

The Reid brothers would be proud. Massa, Italy’s up and coming drug-induced duo, Grass On The Sun, tread the Jesus and Mary Chain path and valiantly fend off the fate of mediocrity – a fate that rightfully dooms the more forgettable ‘too slick for…
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Nevermind Me ‘Winter’ CD/DD 2014

3rd August 2014 at 11:09 am

Nevermind

Nevermind Me play shoegaze. Nevermind Me play dreampop. Nevermind Me play… black metal. Generic cross-pollination is commonplace nowadays, and it takes style and originality to stand out. Nevermind Me have plenty of both. Not that they completely defy categorisation, or that they can sit…
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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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