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Dave McCallum

Old enough to know better. I have been a metalhead for a long time, I am a lifelong collector of vinyl and cds, the more the better.

Soothsayer – At this Great Depth

Soothsayer hail from Ireland and have been described as doom merchants, however there is a lot more on offer here than doom. They present two hefty tracks with a mixture of influences which have been moulded together to give a unique and dense sound.  The First track “Umpire”, begins with a …

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SubRosa – For This We Fought the Battle of Ages

SubRosa have been described as an experimental sludge-doom metal band from Salt Lake City, Utah. Coming from a well known religious hub makes this band that little bit more intriguing. This album is inspired by the Sci-fi novel “We” written in 1921, the book describes a familiar future wherein human …

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Demon Bitch – Hellfriends

This new band hail from America and are paying homage to the gods of old whilst keeping their own identity. Demon Bitch formed in 2011 and play in a style which fuses power metal and high octane speed metal with dexterity and passion. The playing is superb, however the production …

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Eternal Champion – The Armor of Ire

Eternal Champion hail from Austin Texas and formed in December 2012, now they unleash their debut full length ‘The Armor Of Ire‘ in a blaze of classic heavy metal with a fantasy twist. This album follows on from 2015’s well received split with Gatekeeper, a single and a demo. The opening track …

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Crowhurst – II ( Broken Limb Recordings)

The title of this album is somewhat misleading, the lead man Jay Gambit has amazingly now in excess of 70 releases which to date have been mostly of a collaborative nature in experimental noise. This is the second album he has completed as part of a band. On offer here …

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Words That Burn – Interview, August 2016

Irish metal outfit Words That Burn have just released their full length debut ‘Regret Is For The Dead’ and PlanetMosh caught up with lead singer Roni MacRuairi ahead of their European tour with Atropas. Hey Roni, thanks for taking the time to answer our questions. Words That Burn is an interesting …

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Third Sovereign – Perversion Swallowing Sanity

Formed in India in 2003, death metal band Third Sovereign, certainly have their genre down to a refined art which can easily compete on the world stage. Opening with the time honoured tradition of eerie intro, the band are straight down to business with the raging ‘Grave of Humanity’. This …

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Year of the Goat – The Unspeakable (Napalm Records)

A somewhat unusual name which conjures up images of men in corpse paint, axes, hammers and the usual paraphernalia suited to such a name. This is far from the truth. The band hail from Sweden and formed in 2006. To date have released a series of eps and now this …

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Undersmile – Anhedonia (Black Bow Records)

A creeping melody creeps from the speakers as Undersmile unleash their second full length record with the track “Labyrinths” which has an uneasy atmosphere and has you expecting the worst. No jolt to the system, no hammer to the skull just yet. The cello joins the melancholy after the first …

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Fuck the Facts – Desire Will Rot (Noise Salvation)

As the title suggests this is not for those of a weak constitution. Fuck the Facts are a Canadian band that has an impressive back catalogue of EPs and splits as well as this being their 6th full length. They started life as a studio project in the 90s before …

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Possession – 1585 -1646 (Iron Bonehead Productions)

Possession have been battling away for only three years and already picked up an almighty buzz about them in underground circles. During 2014 they released the well received “Anneliese” 7” which was the story of Anneliese Michel who was considered possessed and died of malnutrition and dehydration brought on as …

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Razor – Violent Restitution/Shotgun Justice/Open Hostility

Violent Restitution Razor where one of the first true underground bands that came to my attention on the classic Under One Flag release Speed Kills 2. Imagine a world where to your knowledge the heaviest metal there is was Metallica, Anthrax and Slayer, admittedly it was not a bad world …

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Tribulation – Children of the Night (Century Media)

It is rare that an album comes along that sits outside the defined genres and makes you really sit up and listen. Tribulation formed in 2004 and this is their third full length release and it defies all laws of pigeon holing into one genre or another. Sweden after all …

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Iron Kobra – Might & Magic (Dying Victims Productions)

Iron Kobra from Germany appeared in 2008 and have released a series of singles and one full length before this current offering. They introduce themselves on this album with an intro about playing on 10 – it sets the scene perfectly for what can only be described as a wild …

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Acid King – Middle of Nowhere, Centre of Everywhere

Acid King have been about since 1993 but have quite a sparse catalogue. This being only their 4th Full Length in all these years. Led by the formidable Lori S the band has been through quite a few bass players including Guy Pinhas of Goatsnake and The Obsessed fame amongst …

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Dr. Living Dead – Crush the Sublime Gods (Century Media)

The most striking thing about this band is the fact they are not American. Formed in Sweden in 2007 the band have taken aspects of all the different scenes within the USA from the 80s, mashed them together to come up with a fun and vicious record. Throughout this album …

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Marys Creek – Incubic Twin (Marys Creek Records)

Formed in Sweden back in 2004 and to date released one full length album back in 2007 and now this EP. There is not an awful lot of information of what they have done in the interim. This EP contains five tracks which kicks in with the high energy “Forever …

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Nomadic Rituals / Tome – Split (Self Released)

Two relatively new bands from Northern Ireland have come together to unleash this monstrous split vinyl onto an unsuspecting public. Nomadic Rituals released a full length “Holy Giants” last year which was well received and this one track “The Great Dying” is picking up where it left off. Its 2 …

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Ithaqua – Initiation to Obscure Mysteries (Iron Bonehead Productions)

Hailing from Greece, this fact you would grasp even before reading the accompanying text. This is a new duo being released on Iron Bonehead productions and this is the first demo tape. They are certainly paying homage to their fellow countrymen such as Rotting Christ and Varathon. Starting off with …

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Swarth – Veneficivm EP (Iron Bonehead Productions)

This whole package is quite a mystery. No songtitles they are just labelled I and II, no country of origin, no pictures and no members names. The only information available is that it s coming out on Iron Bonehead productions. This leaves us with the music on its own merits, …

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