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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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Fuzz Rockers Under Release New Video

Fuzz rock trio Under have released the brand-new video for the track “Traitors Gate”! The clip, which premiered recently on Echoes and Dust, shows the band performing while stripped half nude while chained and gagged. Shot in a grainy, weathered VHS style it fits perfectly with the trio’s lo-fi, bass …

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Mantar -The Modern Art of Setting Ablaze (2018)

Mantar came across the radar 2 years back when they had just released “Ode to the Flame”, whilst heading between stages at Hellfest and heard this unholy racket coming from the Valley stage. From the screens I could see 2 people knocking the life out of a drumkit and guitar. …

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Cokegoat and Barren Heir Stream Entire New Split

Cokegoat/Barren Heir

Chicago sludge metal bands COKEGOAT and BARREN HEIR are streaming the entirety of their new split album over at Doomed and Stoned. The album consists of the four-part “Sunshine” by Cokegoat and two-part “Tracing Light” by Barren Heir. The site commented “Taken as a whole, both sides of the new split represent an impressive …

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Zaraza – Spasms Of Rebirth

      The reformed and reanimated Zaraza present a dark and sinister soundscape with ‘Spasms Of Rebirth’   Originally formed in the early 90’s Zaraza were inactive for just a shade under ten years before reigniting in 2015. Leaning towards the sludge/doom end of the spectrum the band consisting …

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The White Swan – The White

      Following on from their debut E.P. ‘Anubis’, The White Swan have released ‘The White’, another E.P. format release and well worth checking out Brimming with dark doom and stoner riffs, this three track really packs a powerful punch and wades in at an impressive 18 or there …

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Elder Druid – Magicka EP

You would think with a name like Elder Druid this band had been sacrificing goats to some other worldly God these past few years.  Not so, once you find out that it is a group of former school friends and sometime students from Ballymena in Northern Ireland who have embraced …

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XII Boar – Party on! Stream XII Boar’s Groovy New Album in Full Now!

XII BOAR Premiere New Album “Beyond The Valley Of The Triclops” in Full via Metal Hammer Today! 24 hours left until UK’s boogie metal troublemakers XII BOAR release their second effort “Beyond The Valley Of The Triclops”, yet the party has already started over at Metal Hammer with a full album premiere! …

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Slabdragger –Rise of the Dawncrusher

Slabdragger return with a truly monolithic new release in the form of Rise of the Dawncrusher. With songs upwards of fifteen minutes, this release takes you through a journey of not just the concept, but heavy music itself. Strap yourselves in and hold on tight, this is a long album. First up is …

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Boss Keloid – Herb Your Enthusiasm

Boss Keloid are fast becoming a strong contender in the sludge/stoner/doom community throughout the UK. Having shared stages with the likes of Gurt, Slabdragger and Raging Speedhorn, they are on their way to changing the shape of the sludge sound with intelligent writing and impressive vocals. Boss Keloid begin with a huge slab of sludge in …

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Mastiff – Wrank

      Sometimes, just now and again, an album comes by that makes you want to do bad stuff. With ‘Wrank’, Mastiff have achieved that status   It has been said that Edvard Munch played this album on his iPod shuffle as he created and painted ‘The Scream’ in …

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Cairo Son Storm Clouds EP

A storm is gathering as Cairo Son gear up to release their latest album. With helpings of stoner rock, grunge and blues and layers of great vocals, is it a storming success that the London three-piece hope for? Storm Clouds begins with the groove laden stoner rock sounds of “Lost in the Shadow”, a great opening track …

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UK Sludge Collosus BOSS KELOID Announce Album, Label Deal and Gig Dates

Body swerving trends and transcending sub genres, the miraculous UK sludge colossus BOSS KELOID are set to release their highly anticipated sophomore album Herb Your Enthusiasm on April 8via BlackBow Records. Herb Your Enthusiasm is as heavy as it is massive and as filthy as it is passionate. Recorded and mixed by Chris Fielding at …

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Slabdragger to Release Second Album “Rise Of The Dawncrusher” in February 2016

Doom Odyssey in 3, 2, 1. . . SLABDRAGGER come back with a new album on Holy Roar Records this February. As much as “space odyssey” could be an accurate term to describe London doom/sludge unit SLABDRAGGER’s forthcoming second album “Rise Of The Dawncrusher” on Holy Roar Records, you’d better be warned that a …

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Selcouth to Release New Album Flummox in February 2016

Selcouth to Release New Album Flummox via Tridroid Records on 12th February 2016 Tridroid Records are pleased to announce that they will release Selcouth by Flummox on February 12 2016. The band has been both critically hailed and incredibly divisive for their mix of sludge/heavy metal and Zappa’esque tendencies, a sound …

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The Moth Gatherer to Premiere New Track on BBC Radio 1

THE MOTH GATHERER to Premiere New Track on BBC Radio 1 Swedish sludge, doom, electro, post-rock visionaries, THE MOTH GATHERER, are going to premiere a new song, “Attacus Atlas”, exclusively on BBC Radio 1. It will be the final song of Daniel P. Carter‘s Rock Show, which airs this coming Sunday (November 8th) at 7PM GMT (8PM CET). The …

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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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Agatha – Gravis Atque Gravior

          I do not, as a rule, review albums that have been out for a considerable length of time, unless it is a classic Metal album from the distant past that is celebrating a milestone anniversary of course. However, in the case of Agatha’s “Gravis Atque …

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