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Ggu:ll ‘Dwaling’ CD/LP/DD 2016

24th May 2016 at 6:34 pm

Ggu:ll

Ggu:ll have finally released that long awaited full length, titled Dwaling. Its title would translate as ‘error’, but it feels slightly more like being lost in the dark. In the darkness of Ggu:ll there might actually dwell monsters. That’s what their album, presented during…
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Mourning Beloveth ‘Rust & Bone’ CD 2016

6th January 2016 at 7:39 pm

Mourning Beloveth

As far as the doom-death hybrid goes in the UK and Ireland, Mourning Beloveth are without a shadow of a doubt one of the most consistent bands of the genre. Better known acts, such as My Dying Bride, Anathema and Paradise Lost have changed…
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Gold ‘No Image’ CD/LP/DD 2015

19th October 2015 at 7:10 pm

Gold

Gold hail from The Netherlands and have deep roots in the national scene, with ex-members of The Devil’s Blood, Madball, Born From Pain and Malkovich in their ranks, their resulting sound is surprisingly free of hardcore elements. What remains is a hint of The…
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King Dude ‘Songs Of Flesh And Blood – In The Key Of Light’ CD/LP/DD 2015

27th July 2015 at 6:47 pm

King Dude

On the heavy music firmament, the music of King Dude is a peculiar appearance, but always welcomed. Being accepted with music that is so different, yet so haunting, is not regular business but in this case well deserved. The satanic folk man has brought…
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CASTLE Unveil New Video For The Track Evil Ways; Canadian Tour Dates Announced

4th September 2014 at 12:35 pm

Castle

Heavy metal enthusiasts, CASTLE have today unveiled their brand new video for the track Evil Ways. The song is taken from their most recent release, Under Siege, released via Ván Records earlier this year. CASTLE’s vocalist/bassist, Liz Blackwell, commented: “We wrote Evil Ways while…
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CASTLE Announces Additional North American Tour Dates

25th June 2014 at 9:59 am

Castle - North America Tour 2014

Following a successful headlining jaunt throughout the United States to kick off the touring cycle for new album Under Siege, heavy metal/doom enthusiasts CASTLE have announced another month’s worth of dates throughout the US and Canada. The band, which features vocalist/bassist Elizabeth Blackwell and…
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Dread Sovereign: Tiago Moreira Interrogates Founding Member Nemtheanga

18th June 2014 at 8:51 am

Dread Sovereign

Nemtheanga & Dubh SOL are 2 names more associated with long running Irish Black Metallers Primordial, but lurking deep in the dark shadows is Dread Sovereign, joined on drums by Bones (Wizards of Firetop Mountain) they deliver a sound that harks back to classic…
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King Dude ‘Fear’ CD/LP/DD 2014

30th May 2014 at 8:56 am

King Dude

There’s a corner of the music world that doesn’t quite fit anywhere; it’s not mainstream enough to reside in the Top 40 and it isn’t heavy enough to lurk in the murky depths of metal, yet somehow manages to possess more might and more…
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GOLD Release ‘Ruby’ Lyric Video; Band Welcome New Member

27th May 2014 at 6:59 pm

Gold

Dutch contemporary heavy rockers GOLD have released a lyric video for Ruby, the epic closing song of their debut album Interbellum which was released byVán Records. The video consists of a repetitive animation, representing the nauseating all-consuming theme of depression and despair, as expressed…
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CASTLE Reveal Music Video For The Track ‘Be My Ghost’

22nd May 2014 at 12:56 pm

Castle

Following the release of their latest album Under Siege (review here), which features just under 40 minutes of “shredding riffs and solos” (Soundcrave), CASTLE have unveiled the new music video for the haunting single Be My Ghost, which you can view below: Directed by…
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