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Desert Storm ‘Horizontal Life’ CD/DD 2013

9th April 2013 at 10:09 am

Desert Storm

Oxford’s stoner groove merchants Desert Storm have had a pretty good few years. In the time since their second album Forked Tongues was released, they’ve played with stoner titans Weedeater and Orange Goblin, toured with Karma To Burn and Honky, and rocked a packed-out…
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Clamfight ‘I Versus The Glacier’ CD 2013

6th February 2013 at 9:16 am

Clamfight

With a list of influences that contains some of the most treasured artists in my record collection (Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Down, Corrosion of Conformity, High on Fire, Crowbar, EyeHateGod, Mastodon, Clutch,) it was fairly obvious from the start that Westmont, New Jersey’s Clamfight…
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Southern Badass ‘Born In Mud’ CD/DD 2012

20th December 2012 at 11:02 am

Southern Badass

Some bands manage to capture an essence, a feel that permeates through the music and ‘Born In Mud’ comes some way to achieving that magic. The collision of Southern Stoner Rock influences of bands like Down and Corrosion of Conformity run rampant through the…
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Widows ‘Death Valley Duchess’ CD 2012

3rd August 2012 at 9:02 am

Widows

When Def Leppard came up with the name Bludgeon Riffola for their record label maybe, just maybe, Joe Elliot and chums looked into the future, heard Nottingham’s Widows, thought “Yes! That’s for us, we’ll have some of THAT!” and coined the phrase based upon…
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Stone Axe ‘II’ 2 x CD Deluxe Edition 2012

2nd March 2012 at 8:29 am

Stone Axe

I have a specific memory of the first time I saw Stone Axe – it was the Saturday before Roadburn 2011, I had done my last shift of drudgery and had decided to welcome in my holidays in a fashion I saw fit to…
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Sun Gods In Exile ‘Thanks For The Silver’ CD/DD 2012

1st March 2012 at 8:26 am

Sun Gods In Exile

Well good God y’all!!! When the Sun Gods’ debut, “Black Light, White Lines” landed in 2009 it was a fine, smokey blast of southern fried hard and heavy rock and roll that was busting at the seams with tasty tunes and a raw edge…
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Dixie Witch ‘Let It Roll’ CD/DD 2011

30th October 2011 at 10:04 am

Dixie Witch

Twelve years and four albums into their career and five years since the last album, “Smoke And Mirrors” it’s very much business as usual for Dixie Witch. Even the departure of founding guitarist Clayton Mills in 2009 and subsequent replacement by JT Smith has…
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Borracho ‘Splitting Sky’ CD/LP 2011

2nd August 2011 at 12:11 pm

Borracho

Do you ever look at someone with the distinct feeling that you know them from somewhere but just can’t really place where? That real sense of familiarity even though the chances are you’ve never ever met. This new album from Borracho is the musical…
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Backwoods Payback ‘Momantha’ CD 2011

22nd July 2011 at 8:52 am

Backwoods Payback

Backwoods Payback! The name conjures images of some kind of Deliverance style, hillbilly redneck revenge killing…all plaid shirts, mountains of empty beer cans, fulsome beards and hefty bellies with shotguns across their laps!!! In truth…well, musically this doesn’t sound that far from the truth…
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Lo-Pan ‘Salvador’ CD 2011

12th July 2011 at 9:13 am

Lo-Pan

Adapt or die that is very much the key to the continued existence of any musical subset and that is no more true than in the world of stoner rock. The world does not need any more tired rehashes of Fu Manchu/Kyuss/Monster Magnet circa…
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