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Pelican – Nighttime Stories (Southern Lord)

Pelican’s (the birds) are part of the Pelecanidae family and look and sound unorthodox and odd. Swooping into the water filling up their mouths like feathery flying whales as they gorge on the fishy treats lurking beneath the waves. The… Continue Reading →

Windhand – Eternal Return (Relapse)

Since the release of 2015’s ‘Grief’s Infernal Flower’, Virginian doom metal outfit Windhand have endured more than their fair share of upheaval; parting ways with one half of their founding guitar duo, Asechiah Bogdan, leaving Garrett Morris to carry the… Continue Reading →

Black Elephant – Cosmic Blues (Small Stone)

Apparently, you can’t tell what a book is about just by looking at its cover. Or something like that. You know the saying. But how about an LP? It’s much easier, isn’t it? Let’s say you came across Black Elephant’s… Continue Reading →

Road To Jerusalem – ST (ViciSolum)

When you have a group which consists of musicians who have been a part of notable bands in the death metal realms like The Haunted, Scar Symmetry, Soilwork, Hypocrisy, Invocator and Konkhra, you would be forgiven for making the logical… Continue Reading →

Black Moth – Anatomical Venus (Candlelight Records)

Black Moth is a band that I’m glad to say I’ve been following for a good long while, seeing at shows as far apart as when they played with Uncle Acid and the Shovell lads in 2014 in Glasgow, to… Continue Reading →

1000 Mods – Repeated Exposure To… (Ouga Booga and The Mighty Oug)

Greece seems to have a talent pool of stoner inspired bands. 1000 Mods sit happily amongst them and new album, “Repeated Exposure To…” is a continuation of the band’s growing output. Having supported bands like Graveyard, The Black Keys and… Continue Reading →

Albez Duz – Wings Of Tzinacan (Listenable Records)

‘Wings Of Tzinacan’ is the third album from Berlin-based occult doom outfit Albez Duz, and the 2nd release to feature vocalist Alfonso Brito. Alfonso is certainly a man of many voices. There’s a kind of gnarly Eddie Vedder/Chris Cornell one,… Continue Reading →

Chestburster – Slime And Guilt (Svart)

My initial enthusiasm for this band was due to the fact that I thought this was the grinding terror UK version of Chestburster only to find that this is the Finnish version. A quick listen online gave me enough to… Continue Reading →

Them Stones – S/T (Division Records)

Them Stones formed in 2012 and this self-titled cut is the band’s debut effort. Having been influenced by the ‘90’s Seattle grunge scene, these Swiss gentlemen look to make their own mark without being held down to any genre in… Continue Reading →

Pander – Fierce Self (Metalization)

Formed in 2011, Pander are a four piece Dutch group who have mastered the art of delivering gut-busting stoner metal fuelled riffery. “Fierce Self” reflects a band who appear to be on a single-minded mission to rumble mercilessly through your… Continue Reading →

El Caco – 7 (Indie)

Norway isn’t a country you would predominantly associate with metal which wasn’t of the grim, kvlt and frostbitten variety, but thanks to bands like Lonely Kamel and Audrey Horne, this is slowly changing. El Caco (Spanish for Thief) join the… Continue Reading →

Flayed – Monster Man (Klonosphere)

Six piece retro-rock outfit Flayed hail from the southeast of France and have one mission – to bring the highlights of the 70’s rock sound to our modern era. Taking a 40+ year old sound and style of playing and… Continue Reading →

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