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Tramlines Fringe Festival 2019 – Sheffield City Hall Ballroom 20/7/19

As a subsidiary of Sheffield’s city wide Tramlines Festival that has been around for a number of years and which I have attended previously and seen some amazing acts like Myrkur, Amplifier, Anathema, The Pineapple Thief and Oathbreaker to name… Continue Reading →

Mono – Nowhere Now Here (Pelagic Records)

Post-rock is dead. There, I’ve said it. The genre has been creatively bleeding out for years now with repetition after repetition and a total lack of new and creative ideas, making one release sound much like every other. However, when… Continue Reading →

Mono – Requiem for Hell (Pelagic Records)

Japanese post rock quartet mark their 17th anniversary with the release of 9th studio album ‘Requiem for Hell’. Heavily influenced by experimental rock and shoegaze, Mono are best known for their incorporation of contemporary classical music, noise and minimalism in… Continue Reading →

Long-Distance Calling – Trips (Inside Out)

Germany’s Long-Distance Calling have been plying their trade for over a decade now, ploughing the furrow of their own brand of the ever-popular post-rock genre since their inception in 2006. Forgoing the more wistful, ‘telecasters with reverb set to 10’… Continue Reading →

Interview – Damnation Festival – Paul Farrington

Back in the early 2000’s the state of the UK festival scene for metalheads was pretty dire. Sure you had small, low profile niche events which catered for specific tastes and subgenres and then you had Download which… Well put… Continue Reading →

Fairy – Vinterverv (SR)

If you’re ever going to discover new music, you’ve got to roll your sleeves up and get your hands dirty. And so it was I found myself clutching the latest copy of Vinterverv by Fairy, a band that promises to… Continue Reading →

Fading Waves – The Sense Of Space (Slowburn Records)

I first became aware of Russia’s Fading Waves when I heard their impressive contribution to Slowburn Records’ split-EP with Starchitect. With the band’s brainchild, Alexey Maximuk, working his magic, both behind the production desk and in front of it, it… Continue Reading →

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