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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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Sourvein ‘Aquatic Occult’ CD/LP/DD 2016

23rd May 2016 at 7:03 pm

Sourvein

Cape Fear River, NC natives Sourvein shouldn’t need an introduction, having pioneered an American southern doom scene with enough history to demand its own collegiate textbook; if there’s one face to pair with the name, it’s vocalist/guitarist and creative helmsman Troy “T-Roy” Medlin –…
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Graves At Sea ‘The Curse That Is’ CD/LP/DD 2016

27th April 2016 at 6:04 pm

Graves At Sea

With its eclectic, eco-friendly vibe, Portland, OR’s earth-centered urbania meets hipster-hippie chic has made it ripe for satirical comedo-drama (check Portlandia), but its cooler, more sinister underbelly hides some of the best and most vicious secrets. Note the front of any vintage Sunn amplifier…
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Primitive Man / Northless – Split LP/DD 2016

9th April 2016 at 8:34 am

Primitive Man / Northless - Split

If there’s a band out there with a name more appropriate to their music than Primitive Man then I don’t even want to know about it. This Denver trio have somehow discovered amplification before bothering to get around to things like the wheel or…
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Seven Sisters Of Sleep ‘Ezekial’s Hags’ CD/LP/DD 2016

30th March 2016 at 6:38 pm

Seven Sisters Of Sleep

Get ready for an old school schooling in how new school extreme metal should be done the old school way. While you’re pondering that one, let’s also ponder why early 90s death metal (even doom metal a la Confessor) was so goddamn fantastic –…
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Black Cobra ‘Imperium Simulacra’ CD/LP/DD 2016

20th March 2016 at 10:55 am

Black Cobra

Just as tick precedes tock, as clip leads clop and as bish paves the way for bosh, so too does the announcement of a new Black Cobra album herald the thought of your brain being pummelled back to where it rightly belongs: into complete…
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The Bendal Interlude ‘Reign Of The Unblinking Eye’ LP/DD 2016

15th March 2016 at 6:55 pm

The Bendal Interlude

Liverpool’s The Bendal Interlude have been merrily sludging away for several years now. Fuelled by Stu Taylor’s bottomless porridge pot of tasty riffs and backed by his SSS colleague Dave Archer’s skilful pounding behind the kit, they’ve set themselves firmly into the mould of…
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Black Tusk ‘Pillars Of Ash’ CD/LP/DD 2016

13th March 2016 at 4:07 pm

Black Tusk

Savannah, Georgia has brought forth some of the nastiest and dirtiest sludge bands in recent years. The burly men from Black Tusk are no exception and have now released their fourth album in their 11 year existence, it’s a scorcher for sure. By now…
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Agoraphobic Nosebleed ‘Arc’ CD/LP/DD 2016

10th March 2016 at 6:56 pm

Agoraphobic Nosebleed

Whatever you made of a certain Mr Phil Anselmo’s recent on-stage outburst, we should be proud of the fact that the politically charged genre known as sludge has never been as diverse or as welcoming to outsiders as it is currently. The latest bunch…
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Slabdragger ‘Rise Of The Dawncrusher’ CD/LP/DD 2016

28th February 2016 at 12:17 pm

Slabdragger

It’s been five long years since the release of London trio Slabdragger’s debut Regress. Aside from a split with Meadows, we’ve not heard anything from them in terms of records, however, they are one of the few underground acts that still manage to draw…
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