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Palms: Tom Interviews Drummer Aaron Harris

9th July 2013 at 10:00 am

Palms

Palms is the union of Chino Moreno (Deftones) and three members of the now (sadly) defunct ISIS. Their debut album, recently released on Mike Patton’s Ipecac Recordings, plays like a waking dream, combining lush layers of chiming guitars and a restless rhythm section with…
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Palms – S/T – CD/LP/DD 2013

20th June 2013 at 11:03 am

Palms-ST

Isis and Deftones have both had an influence of modern rock music in their own ways and to differing degrees. For his part as frontman of Deftones, Chino Moreno was a genuine breath of fresh air during the mid to late 1990s when the…
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Space Witch ‘The Alchemy Paradox’ CS/DD 2013

6th June 2013 at 8:47 am

Space Witch

You’ve got to have a good sense of humour with a name like Space Witch, haven’t you? With the market on prime ‘Bong’, ‘Witch’ and ‘Goat’ aided doom band names growing ever smaller, a band utilising these kinds of suffixes needs to really stand…
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Conan / Bongripper – Split 12”/DD 2013

2nd May 2013 at 11:52 am

Conan / Bongripper - Split 12"

If you are reading this then we are fortunate that the recent Bongripper / Conan UK tour hasn’t levelled our fair isles to rubble. As the cover of this co-release indicates (and indeed as both bands’ reputation will have preceded them) Conan and Bongripper…
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Cough / Windhand ‘Reflection Of The Negative’ Split CD/LP/DD 2013

25th April 2013 at 11:56 am

Cough / Windhand

Richmond, Virginia may be a city better known for its blues, country, and bluegrass music and the Richmond Folk Festival than for heavy metal, but if you delve into the murky underground scene, you will realise that it is home to some incredible bands,…
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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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Spider Kitten ‘Cougar Club’ CD/DD 2013

3rd April 2013 at 9:44 am

Spider Kitten

Coming out of the excellent and ever-expanding South Wales scene, Spider Kitten are a truly monstrous proposition, both in name and on record. While the band has gone through several incarnations to reach this current line-up, core member Chi Lameo has been a constant…
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Moghul ‘Dead Empires’ LP/DD 2013

12th February 2013 at 9:49 am

Moghul

Good old Scruffy Murphys. Anyone who has had the pleasure of visiting the inconspicuous Birmingham venue in the last few years is very likely to have seen an amazing band or two on that small little stage, tucked awkwardly away at the end of…
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MONO ‘For My Parents’ CD/LP 2012

15th January 2013 at 9:46 am

MONO ‘For My Parents’ CD/LP 2012

I’ve always been a massive video game nerd and the aspect of a game that will often make or break the experience for me is the music. If you’re going to be spending a large chunk of your life with a game then the…
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2012: Year Of The Apocalypse…? Tom McKibbin’s End Of Year Round-Up

22nd December 2012 at 11:42 am

Tom McKibbin

A Round-up of the Year that Failed to Destroy Itself Those wacky Mayans, eh? Just like Nostradamus after them, they seemed to promise the (end of the) world but here we all are, still trudging through a dark winter’s day, broke, cold and full…
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