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Cruickshank – Cruickshank

Canadian Sludgers Cruickshank hit us with their debut self-titled album, and it’s a strangely clever one. There’s a mixture here of Sludge and doom riffs, and expect the unexpected when it comes to drumming, demonstrated perfectly in album opener ‘Clouded ‘. Sporadic surges of speed litter this track but it …

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Krysthla – Worldwide Negative

Northampton extreme metal group Krysthla, release this their third album, and the follow up to 2017’s critically acclaimed ‘Peace in Our Time’  album. Having not heard any previous material from these guys, I’m reviewing this album with new ears. Album opener ‘Negative ‘  is right up my street. If you …

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Mystica – Oratorio

Bulgaria holds great memories for me. I go there most years to Sunny Beach for my holiday, and I know that there is some great talent over there. So when a review request came through for Mystica, I jumped at the chance. Amazingly, Mystica have been around for some twenty …

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Eva Bartok’s Next Move, Chess Club

Post punk-metal band Eva Bartok will release their self-titled debut EP on 23rd August. Watch their insane new video ‘Chess Club’ here Recorded in Cardiff at Corner House Studios with Liam Ross (Sylosis, Monuments, Hark) with production by Fudge Wilson (Exit International) and mixed by Kurtis Bagley of Luna Crown …

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CRASHDÏET Announce New Album ‘Rust’

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Sweden’s own sleaze metal pioneers, Crashdïet, are back with a new album, which is set for release on 13th September via Diet Records (Scandinavia) and Frontiers Music srl (World, ex-Scandinavia). ‘Rust’ is Crashdïet’s first studio album in six years and follows their 2013 effort, ‘The Savage Playground’. It is also …

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Hammerfest XI 2019 – Prestatyn, N.Wales

In it’s makeshift home of Presthaven Sands in Prestatyn, North Wales, Hammerfest has excelled yet again in delivering another stomper of a three day festival. The line-up alone was one of the tastiest I’ve seen. Having the likes of Overkill, Flotsam & Jetsam, and Paradise Lost performing on a caravan …

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Introducing…Ethyrfield

I was recently approached and asked if I would be interested in doing a feature on an up and coming band from Newton Abbot in Devon, and I’m glad I was asked. Despite two thirds of the band still being below the UKs legal drinking age, Ethyrfield have already achieved …

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NOCTIFERIA ANNOUNCE NEW DRUMMER

Slovenia’s legendary Noctiferia have announced their new drummer, Urban Krč. Urban Krč is a pro drummer and has already played on the Czech tour. ”Get ready to see him blasting at summer festivals! At the same time we would like to express big thanks to our long time friend and …

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CROSSBONES To Release New Album – Title, Coverart and Label Revealed!

CROSSBONES To Release New Album – Title, Coverart and Label Revealed! Albanian CROSSBONES – who entered the Alpha Omega Studios in late 2018 to record their new album – have revealed the first details of the upcoming effort: the title “The Awakening” and the coverart! The album is set to …

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King Creature announced as support for Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons UK Tour

Cornwall’s finest, King Creature  are pleased to announce that they will be supporting Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons on their UK Tour later this year. Fresh from Hammerfest and a rooftop appearance at Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes, the tour will cement the band’s profile as one of the …

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Through The Noise – Dualism

Through The Noise  are a five piece Hardcore Metal band from Malmo in Sweden. Formed in 2013, the band boast a unique raw and aggressive sound, very similar to Linkin Park and Sworn Amongst, a band who I recently reviewed their latest release ‘Reclamation’. Dualism is the second album from …

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Six Sins Till Sunday – Masks

Six Sins Till Sunday  are an unsigned / independent Southern/Groove Metal outfit from Plymouth releasing this their debut album. Formed in 2012, they released an EP in each year of 2013, 2014 and 2015 titled ‘Six Sins Til Sunday’,  ‘Nex Ratio’,  and ‘Time To Kill’  respectively. Having not heard any …

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Sworn Amongst – Reclamation

Sworn Amongst have returned to the studio, having signed to L.A’s Famined Records and released what I can only describe as a mercy-less onslaught of Groove Metal. Well, I say Groove Metal, but there’s something different here. There’s an element of Melodic Death Metal too. These guys ooze passion and desire. …

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Sworn Amongst to release new EP

Hull metallers Sworn Amongst  are set to release their new EP on April 12th. Titled ‘Reclamation’,  this sees the band as brutal as ever. Fresh from their pulsating set at Hammerfest, which will be reviewed shortly on PlanetMosh, the band also have gigs lined up in Europe, dates to be confirmed as …

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Brick By Brick – Hive Mentality

‘Hive Mentality’ is Brick By Brick’s 6th studio album spanning fifteen years. Based out of New York, these guys are brutal!!! Ray Mazzola’s fierce vocal range leaves an imprint that this guy is not to be messed with. Brick By Brick are 100% pure New York hardcore. Mean, angry and straight to the point. …

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Abyssic – High The Memory

Norwegian Symphonic Doom / Death Metal outfit Abyssic release their 2nd album ‘High The Memory’. This follows on from 2016’s ‘A Winters Tale’. Abyssic consist of current and former members of such bands as Borknagar and Funeral to name but a few. These guys are taking Doom to a different level and …

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Rozu – A Rose Will Bloom (Singles)

This review is slightly different to my normal reviews. Having been asked personally to check these guys out, it appears there are currently only three songs available, and it isn’t clear as to whether these are part of an EP or are separate singles. So, for the element of doubt, I have collated …

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To An End – Redefine

Australian Metallers To An End make themselves known with this their self-released debut album ‘Redefine’. Hailing from Melbourne, Redefine was released on November 22nd, but has only just come to my attention. And my attention I will give it. My first impressions as ‘From Grace To Demise’ follows opener ‘Intro’ …

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Tantrum – Melt It Down

Scottish Metallers Tantrum, through a support pledge project, have released their debut album ‘Melt It Down’. They asked fans to help fund the release by pre-ordering the album and pledging certain amounts of money in return for exclusive gifts. The more you pledged, the bigger the gifts. For example, pledge …

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