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Monoliths – S/T – 2016

17th April 2017 at 12:49 pm

Monoliths – S/T

Monoliths are a sludgy doom trio comprised of David Tobin of Ommadon on guitar, Henry Davies of Moloch on drums, and Tanya Byrne of Bismuth on bass (the latter two also being band-mates in Nadir). Their Self-Titled debut release has two tracks and is…
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Ancient Of Days ‘Wretched Ones’ EP CD/DD 2016

24th May 2016 at 6:43 pm

Ancient Of Days

Does anyone remember when bands at least seemed like they were seriously fucking dangerous? Remember that unnerving feeling of being frozen to the spot near the front of the stage at a random, badly attended all-dayer in some dingy, godforsaken venue in some shitty,…
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Mirrors For Psychic Warfare – S/T – CD/LP/DD 2016

3rd May 2016 at 6:09 pm

Mirrors For Psychic Warfare - S/T

Scott Kelly (he of Neurosis fame) and Sandford Parker (Buried At Sea) have clearly enjoyed working together on the Corrections House albums and found themselves with an over abundance of creativity from these sessions that has left a further itch to scratch. As a…
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The Grand Mal – S/T EP CD/DD 2016

27th March 2016 at 10:20 am

The Grand Mal - ST

What do you do when you’re busy as all hell juggling work with being in a band, writing new music, promoting gigs, touring, girlfriends, boyfriends, families, pets and all of life’s other general clutter? Yep, that’s right, give precisely zero fucks and start a…
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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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Dead Feathers – S/T – 10”/DD 2016

28th February 2016 at 11:49 am

Dead Feathers – S/T

From the late 60s, to its resurgence in the 90’s and its steadfast hold in the rock ‘n’ roll underground these days, heavy rock ‘n’ roll has always had a fascination with the dark side. Moodiness and macabre song subjects are just as present…
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The Skull – S/T – EP CD 2016

18th February 2016 at 6:59 pm

The Skull - S/T - EP

Bands that split themselves into two factions can either be a blessing or a curse. Several different examples of this exist and American Doom legends Trouble are, for better or worse, one of them. Whilst one half of the band have kept their infamous…
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Peace Killers – S/T – CD/LP/DD 2016

2nd February 2016 at 6:50 pm

Peace Killers - S/T

When a band’s bio claims that a band have a combined 40 years in the Sacramento punk and hardcore scene I will take a sideways glance at them and raise an eyebrow…this could be interesting I think to myself being a lover of things…
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Wizards Of Firetop Mountain – S/T – 12″/DD 2015

21st December 2015 at 7:06 pm

Wizards Of Firetop Mountain - S/T

Esteemed Shaman Editor: “Hey Ollie, would you like to review the new one from Wizards Of Firetop Mountain?” Me: “Who?” Esteemed Shaman Editor: “Wizards Of Firetop Mountain…you might like them” OK, it may not have happened exactly like that but it’s not far off….
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Wizard Eye – S/T – LP/DD 2015

25th November 2015 at 6:57 pm

Wizard Eye - S/T

Wizard Eye is from Philadelphia. I love Philadelphia. Growing up in the middle of Pennsylvania where there wasn’t, and still isn’t, shit for rock ‘n’ roll, we’d head to the City of Brotherly Love for shows when I was kid. It was always an…
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