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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.

Kowloon Walled City – Container Ships

This oddly name quartet hail from San Francisco take their name from a densely populated, largely ungoverned settlement in Kowloon, Hong Kong; known for its brothels, casinos and opium dens, which was torn down in the early 90’s. With that in mind you can be assured that the music produced …

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Incantation – Vanquish In Vengeance (Listenable Records)

If brutal death metal is your bag then you will certainly have heard of this legendary band. Formed in 1989, they were among the leaders of the New York Death Metal scene along with the more widely known Suffocation and Immolation. The band has went through more line up changes …

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Pentagram & Gentlemans Pistols – Glasgow, Ivory Blacks, 4th November 2012.

A cold crisp evening in Glasgow was kicked of with main support from Rise Above stalwarts Gentlemans Pistols now featuring Bill Steer of Carcass/Firebird/Napalm Death fame. Commencing their set with an up-tempo rocker which bled Deep Purple, Captain Beyond and Quo, the pistols laid down the tone for the rest …

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Pig Destroyer – Book Burner (Relapse)

Pig Destroyer formed in 1997 and ever since have been bringing us their unique brand of grindcore. The band has no bass player which at times leaves them sounding exposed but it is a minor quibble. This is the 5th full length release although they have put out numerous split …

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Sabbath Assembly – Ye are Gods (Svart/Cargo)

Sabbath Assembly formed in 2009 to share the teachings of the Process Church of the Final Judgment. The Church is a splinter group of Scientology which believes Christ and Satan will reconcile their differences to judge humanity at the end of the world. This is Sabbath Assembly’s second release, the …

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Voivod and Doom, The Village, Dublin, Ireland 6th October 2012

Presented by Dublin Metal Events, this was Voivod’s first time in Ireland. The venue has a low stage and gave the opportunity to get up close and personal with this seminal band. Doom hit the stage to the intro tape of  “Reality Asylum” by Crass. Doom have been about on …

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Dragged Into Sunlight – Widowmaker

Mystery surrounds this band. Who are the members and where they are from? All we know is they have been making a racket in the underground and striking worldwide since 2009.  Live they play in near total darkness, thick smoke and for the majority of their set with their backs …

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Hooded Menace – Effigies of Evil

Hooded Menace hail from Finland the home of other Doom stalwarts such as Reverend Bizarre, Lord Vicar, Shape of Despair and Unholy. The line up consists of two people but for live appearances there are a series of live musicians.  The band released their first demo in 2007 and since …

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Adimiron – K2

Adimiron hail from Italy and have been in existence since 1999. This is their third full length release and their first on Bakerteam Records. The bands 2004 debut release in the bands own words was “ a good death metal release”, since then they have moved in a very different …

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