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Schramm – Jorg Buttgereit (Arrow)

It’s odd how things become more acceptable as time goes by, especially in the film world where perhaps what occurs in real life makes the censorship of art seem less necessary. Still who would have thought that Jorg Buttgereit’s quartet… Continue Reading →

Steve Ignorant’s Slice Of Life – Don’t Turn Away (Overground Records)

11 new songs for a summer’s day. If you don’t know who this particular Steve is you are certainly ignorant. Vocalist and Anarcho Punk godfather with Crass, his was the voice of rebellion in the mid 70’s and early 80’s… Continue Reading →

Concrete Winds – Primitive Force (Sepulchral Voice)

There is no denying that Vorum created a foul stench in their brief and vile career but the band have it appears crash and burned. The couple of times I saw them and of course their album Poisoned Void 2103… Continue Reading →

Lord Gore – Scalpels For Blind Surgeons (Everlasting Spew)

They may have departed this earth 15 years ago with second album Resickened way back in 2004 but Lord Gore have never rested in pieces and now they have returned from the dead! It would have been impossible to actually… Continue Reading →

The Rite – The Brocken Fires (Iron Bonehead)

Fancy a dose of morbid black metal, you are in the rite place? This is a fairly new entity who released their debut 5 track EP on cassette format last year in just 100 copies. As is often the case… Continue Reading →

Abhor / Abysmal Grief – Legione Occulta / Ministerium Diaboli (Iron Bonehead)

Here we have two aged and highly revered Italian cult acts uniting on 12” vinyl and digitally under Iron Bonehead’s grotty sign of the black mark. Both have been around since the early to mid 90’s and have a slew… Continue Reading →

Dispyt – Livsglädje (Elitbolaget)

Dis pyt, dat pyt, any pyt this lot play near is likely to result in a neck wrecked and a pile of bodies on the floor. Puns aside this is serious and full on crust punk from Finland and although… Continue Reading →

The Joy Thieves – This Will Kill That (Armalyte Industries)

Could we have a new industrial super-group combo in the vein of Pigface? Well it would seem that way as The Joy Thieves have on the lead up to debut EP ‘This Will Kill That’ been naming names involved in… Continue Reading →

RRAAUMM – The Eternal Dance At The Nucleus Of Time (Van)

An obscure artist, limited and already sold out in physical media of just 300 copies here from Van. The Eternal Dance… is our introduction to German atmospheric and ambient black metal entity RAAUMM. There’s very little chance of anything to… Continue Reading →

None – Damp Chill Of Life (Hypnotic Dirge)

Although I’m writing about this in the summertime the Damp Chill Of Life is never far away waiting to cast its arthritic pall on proceedings. Masters of depressive and atmospheric doomed blackness, USA based shadowy entities None are back with… Continue Reading →

Allone – Alone (Aesthetic Death)

Can you ever be truly Alone when you have 2 l’s? Deep and complicated question to ponder but thankfully the music may well provide some answers and this is not a solo project but the work of a London based… Continue Reading →

Ministry, 3Teeth & Grave Lines – London Shepherds Bush Empire 6/7/19

It’s a busy day event wise. The majority of people had gone to the fireworks display that is Rammstein in Milton Keynes and many were moaning that Ministry were not on that bill. Quite honestly I’m glad they weren’t and… Continue Reading →

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