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There is no doubt that Cult of Luna is one of the most important bands in the post-metal scene of the early ’00s. Throughout the years, they have crafted new worlds and unexplored soundscapes, from the release of their debut self-titled album, to Vertikal in 2012. In their previous full-length,

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Text Luke Bolton // Photos Gemma Shaw   Dyse. What’s better than angular stoner rock? German duo Dyse playing angular stoner rock. The great thing about these guys is that you also get a comedy performance in between the songs, but that doesn’t mean the music is diminished or plays second fiddle

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Text Luke Bolton // Photos Gemma Shaw Fleshpress are dark, complex and atmospheric. With fingers in many musical pies, their sound touches on doom, psych, black metal and even a touch of hardcore (think more angular noise core).     Conan are like cream, they have risen to the top. The bellowing low

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Text: Brayden Turenne The name Lord Mantis brings to mind something that is both substantial and formidable, yet at the same time completely inhuman and bizarre, hidden away from what is normally accepted and understood by the majority. Throughout their five piece discography, Lord Mantis have progressively made their way towards

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What band from Montreal gets played in our HQ at least twice a week or more? The answer is the forever smokin’ DOPETHRONE! Why? Because we are fucking addicted to their grimy, resin-coated riffs! The rad news is that they have a new split with FISTER that’s going to push your wig back. What

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Text Luke Bolton // Photos Gemma Shaw Desertfest. The fifth since its inception is a growing delight for lovers of stoner, doom, sludge, psych, rock and all their strange cousins. In the heart of weirdo central: Camden, London. It’s busy, filthy and there’s no desert in sight, but it does have

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Dirty, Heavy, Cycodelic, Outergalatic and Wicked are some of the words that come to my mind as i listen to the soon to be released LP by Void Obelisk entitled Elekdrone. These humans have created one of most surprising Doom records of 2016. There is some weird shit going on in the Elekdrone

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LEATHER GLOVE is a brand new death metal project coming from the ever-evolving, ever-changing and ever-spawning San Francisco Bay Area metal underground, and masterminded by renowned Oakland-based sound engineer Greg Wilkinson of the mighty Earhammer Studios. Throughout the years, Greg has become a hero of sorts in the Bay Area

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This is all out awesomeness: MELT BANANA, the MELVINS and NAPALM DEATH are all on tour right now wrecking shop wherever they land! Check out stellar photos taken by our comrade Nathaniel Shannon of their most NYC show…From what I have heard, all three of the bands are bringing their

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Coming from Finland, Horse Latitudes are well versed in the slow, glacial doom that seems to be oozing from this country. Works with acts such as fellow Finns Hooded Menace and Scotland’s Ommadon, among more, as well as a series of full-lengths, tells us as much. And these guys might be playing

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One of the most promising bands to come out of Greece in recent years is Omega Monolith. Having released Black Campaign, and their Vile EP, the band is evolving in the most intriguing of ways. A few weeks before they release their new album, Fungus, we discuss with the band their origin,

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Text and Photos: Gemma Shaw Brothers of the Sonic Cloth opened the day up on the main stage. Tad Doyle of grunge band Tad lays down heavy slabs of riff, not dissimilar to Yob. It’s a big opening to the day, even with a guitar string breakage Tad entertains the

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