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Dune ‘Aurora Majesty’ CD/DD 2014

20th December 2014 at 12:00 pm

Dune

If you take one thing away from Dune’s latest EP it’ll probably be this: these guys fucking love sci-fi. Following up on their excellent debut album Progenitor, this concept-record tells the story of a “rescue mission gone wrong” and apparently explores the “potential consequence…
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Sun Rider ‘Fuzz Mountain’ LP/DD 2014

30th November 2014 at 12:11 pm

Sun Rider

It’s hard to believe that Sun Rider, a band who have been together for fifteen years, have only just released their debut album Fuzz Mountain, more for the fact that it would have been nice to have heard it earlier. Although right now is…
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V A I L S – Demo 2014 – DD

29th November 2014 at 1:16 pm

V A I L S - Demo 2014

Now, if there are two words which, when put together, immediately begin to tickle my musical pickle, it’s the sizzling, wham-bam combination of “two-piece” and “sludge”. So when former Prosperina bassist/vocalist Owen Street kindly sent word that he had teamed up with Matthew Ham…
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Mansion ‘Uncreation’ 12″ 2014

18th November 2014 at 11:59 am

Mansion

Turku, Finland’s Mansion have been consistently impressing listeners with their highly polished, Kartanoism themed, doom rock since their début single We Shall Live was released in February last year. The We Shall Live EP followed in June 2013, and the slightly more upbeat The…
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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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Tombgrinder ‘Under The Black Sun’ DD 2014

31st October 2014 at 9:44 am

Tombgrinder

What is in a name? Some bands have monikers that make you involuntarily throw your hand into the air in the form of a hooked sky claw, thrust out your lower jaw defiantly at a cruel universal and know, really know, that this band…
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Nauseahtake ‘Laws Of Multiversal Gravitation’ LP/DD 2014

28th October 2014 at 9:19 am

Nauseahtake

I saw Nauseahtake tear up the stage once, but back then they had yet to record. Now, here is an album and I can’t wait to hear what they made of it. The first of three long tracks, The Crust, starts with a didgeridoo…
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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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Norilsk ‘Japetus’ CD/DD 2014

23rd October 2014 at 9:31 am

Norilsk

Given the accompanying press release makes much of how Norilsk draw influences from the likes of Thergothon and My Dying Bride it’s genuinely tempting to wonder if they should fire whoever does their press – because realistically this collection owes more to the likes…
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Sonic Booze Machine ‘Doomed To Fail’ CD/LP/DD 2014

4th October 2014 at 12:19 pm

Sonic Booze Machine

Sonic Booze Machine hail from Berlin, Germany, and were formed in 2007. Now, it’s true a band with a name like this doesn’t leave a whole lot to the imagination, but that isn’t a bad thing; in fact, one can actually praise them for…
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