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Insanity alert – 666 Pack (Season Of Mist)

Party thrash. The antithesis of Straight Edge. Beer kegs. Steins. Dayglo toxic waste. Big brimmed caps and hi top trainers.  Music for drinking not thinking. Fans of Municipal Waste, Gama Bomb and F.K.U will love these Austrian fellas. The tracklisting is… Continue Reading →

Space Coke – L Appel Du Vide (Mystery School Records)

Fuzz buzz a go go from this Columbia South Carolina quartet on this their first full length.  Fans of Uncle Acid will dig these dudes take on Sabbath soaked psychedelic B movie grooves. The band have a love of Butthole Surfers… Continue Reading →

Embryonic Cells – Horizon (Apathia)

Hailing from France Embryonic Cells have been spreading darkness since 1994. It took them 13 years to release an album. Horizon is their fourth album since 2007 and is actually a lot of fun. This is no bleak , orange… Continue Reading →

Rituals of the Dead Hand – Blood Oath (Dunkelheit Produktionen)

Metal , especially Extreme Metal has mined the caverns of folklore for decades. Whether it be Norse or Pagan , Hopkins or Crowley there is plenty in history to provide a muse for musicians with a penchant for darkness and… Continue Reading →

Nanowar Of Steel – Stairway To Valhalla (S/R)

Comedy and parody in music is a thorny subject. For every Chicken Song there is a Doctorin the Tardis. Hell, let’s face it the Chicken song was only funny when we were kids. (apologies to anyone under 35 who hasn’t… Continue Reading →

Hank Von Hell – Egomania (Century Media)

Mascara was smudged down hairy cheeks in 2010 when Hank Von Hell turned his assless chaps on Turbonegro and headed for the sunset. Fortunately for Turbojugend one of their own, Tony Sylvester ex Dukes of Nothing, stepped up to the… Continue Reading →

Megaton Leviathan – Mage (Blood Music)

I have a question. Are we finally reaching the point in time where genres are pointless? I mean, sure classify something as Rock, Classical, Hip Hop, Jazz if you want but to break it down further is a little like… Continue Reading →

High On Fire – Electric Messiah (eOne)

To release one monster of an album in 2018 is no mean feat.  To do so with the wait of expectation from a rabid fanbase weighing like a concrete albatross is truly magnificent. For Matt Pike to follow up Sleeps’ “The… Continue Reading →

Pando – Hiraeth (Aesthetic Death)

“Writing about music is like dancing about architecture” . A quote often attributed to Frank Zappa but possibly actually said by someone called Martin Mull. Whoever said it – if anyone did at all is moot. For once it feels… Continue Reading →

Paranoid – Heavy Mental Fuck Up (The Sign)

Bands of this ilk are the reason I hurt my arm and damaged my pride 2 weeks ago. I am a portly man of 45 years who still cannot get past the idea that I cannot ride a skateboard. As… Continue Reading →

Mirrors For Psychic Warfare – I See What I Became (Neurot Recordings)

Uneasy listening, but what did you expect from Scott Kelly (Neurosis) and Sanford Parker (Buried at Sea)? This is the pairs sophomore album following their 2016 debut and is as uncompromising and diverse as you would hope. Kelly and Parker have… Continue Reading →

Moto Toscana – Self Titled (Tonzonen Records)

Moto Toscana is a trio with four strings and a drum kit between them.  Is less more?  The fact that Andy (vox) Michi (distorted bass) and Chrisch (Drums) describe themselves as Sludgefunk/Disco Doom piqued my interest. Add into that their claim –… Continue Reading →

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