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Zeal And Ardor & Schammasch – London Village Underground 4/6/18

Zeal And Ardor & Schammasch – London Village Underground 4/6/18

It’s a trip that’s a bit out the comfort zone tonight to hip Shoreditch where beards, vaping and craft beer rule supreme. Interesting to sit outside the venue once it has been found and watch street artists at work and it’s not long before a.. Read More
Marduk, Ragnarok, Unlight & Azziard – London Dome 25/5/18

Marduk, Ragnarok, Unlight & Azziard – London Dome 25/5/18

There’s been a certain amount of controversy following the English dates of this tour which has seen Polish band Infernal War’s somewhat questionable past catching up with them and them being outed from several shows. This sort of behaviour seems all the more prevalent of.. Read More
Incineration Festival 2018 - Photo Gallery (London Dome and Boston Arms)

Incineration Festival 2018 – Photo Gallery (London Dome and Boston Arms)

There was an unfortunate and total lack of communication regarding Incineration Festival this year which resulted in a reviewer with SLR down for the event. We won’t say more than that on the issue but one of our team was there armed with a standard.. Read More
Morag Tong – Last Knell of Om (S/R)

Morag Tong – Last Knell of Om (S/R)

Have you heard of Morag Tong yet? If you like your doom mashed up and spacey with plenty of space between the riffs and beats then you bally well should have. I first encountered this London based quartet in April when I was sent “We.. Read More
Wiegedood, Shrines & Jøtnarr – London Black Heart 22/5/18

Wiegedood, Shrines & Jøtnarr – London Black Heart 22/5/18

You could tell this was going to be a busy gig, just before the doors opened the queue snaked down the stairs, across the downstairs bar area and practically out the door. Luckily we all just about managed to fit in as Colchester mob Jøtnarr.. Read More
Aura Noir, Degial & Taphos – London Boston Arms 7/5/18

Aura Noir, Degial & Taphos – London Boston Arms 7/5/18

London swelters in the hottest may bank holiday ever but there is a room in Tufnell Park where people wearing far too much black are taking refuge in. It’s grim, ugly and suitably air-conditioned as we get ready for a trio of hideous bands. First.. Read More
Alunah, Gévaudan, Kilter - The Lounge, London 2/5/18

Alunah, Gévaudan, Kilter – The Lounge, London 2/5/18

A heavy sort of night musically beckons at The Lounge in London’s Archway. Brummie atmospheric doomsters, Alunah are on the eve of a European tour and to kick things off in style they’ve teamed up with Gévaudan and Kilter for a Wednesday evening riff session... Read More
Voices – Frightened (Candlelight)

Voices – Frightened (Candlelight)

Well I have listened to this album every day for the last 10 or so. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining and it hasn’t been a chore in the slightest. It’s just that a work of this breadth and depth is not going to.. Read More
Iron Monkey, Sigiriya and Iron Duke – London Underworld 14/4/18

Iron Monkey, Sigiriya and Iron Duke – London Underworld 14/4/18

The return of Iron Monkey to recorded format was something that was never particularly expected after the tragic early death of original howler Johnny Morrow in 2002. Many detractors were not at all happy about any form of reformation without him but like it or.. Read More
Carpenter Brut + Youth Code – London Koko 23/3/18

Carpenter Brut + Youth Code – London Koko 23/3/18

New types of music are needed even if they hark back to the past, synthwave is officially a thing now and boy is it big. If you grew up on a diet of horror, action and post-apocalyptic films many of them Italian during the 80’s.. Read More
Venom Inc. – London Islington Academy 13/3/18

Venom Inc. – London Islington Academy 13/3/18

Being a bit older, a bit more jaded and a bit more in need of my bed these days, it’s been a while since I’ve been to a gig that has made be feel as great as this one did. My cheeks ached from all.. Read More
Sol Invictus – Necropolis (Prophecy)

Sol Invictus – Necropolis (Prophecy)

It has been a while since we last heard from Tony Wakeford and Sol Invictus. Indeed an announcement came that the prolific singer songwriter who has been steering this band through an ever-intriguing path since 1987 and practically inventing the neo-folk or folk-noir genre was.. Read More