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The Angelic Process
Weighing Souls With Sand

The Angelic Process combine the ear-bleeding guitar of My Bloody Valentine, the post-metal expansiveness of Neurosis and unstaunched emotion of Swans with complex musicality. Weighing Souls With Sand, the band’s third album, was originally released in 2007, after which the band was put on indefinite hiatus due to founding member Kris Angylus severely injuring his hand. It turned out to be the band’s final album after Angylus sadly took his own life in 2008.
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Wrekmeister Harmonies
We Love To Look At The Carnage

J.R. Robinson and Esther Shaw present their fifth Wrekmeister Harmonies album, We Love To Look At The Carnage. Recorded with Swans’ Thor Harris and Xiu Xiu’s Jamie Stewart on additional percussion and electronics, the album purports to soundtrack the feeling of night thoughts, and being unable to drift off to sleep. 

Skullflower
Purity

Black psychedelia, noise, metal, drone... Whatever you’d like to call it, Skullflower are one of thee finest exponents of it. Matthew Bower is the constant at the center of this world. Recently he has been working on the project with Samantha Davies. There’s been a whole bunch of stuff available digitally, but with Purity, they return to the physical format for the first time in two years. This one's a total stunner.

Kvelertak
Splid

Norwegian band Kvelertak have signed with Rise Records for their fourth album, Splid, which translates to Discord in English. The band run the gamut of guitar music from good ol’ rock and roll to black metal via punk rock. Let’s just say hey like to make a racket. The new album explores how stupid and greedy the human race have been and wonders where it will all end. Recorded with Kurt Ballou in Massachusetts. 
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Sunn O)))
Kannon

As any fool know, there’s none more heavy than Sunn O))). They’ve been collaborating a lot recently, both apart with various other projects and together with Scott Walker and Ulver, but at last we now have a pure new Sunn record! Kannon leans extra hard on the metal apparently, so look forward to that. On Southern Lord.

Godthrymm
Reflections

The debut full-length album from Godthrymm, the latest project from UK metal figurehead Hamish Glencross (formerly of Solstice and My Dying Bride). Formed with sometime collaborator Shaun Taylor-Steels on drums, Reflections follows the band’s A Grand Reclamation EP from a couple of years back. 
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Earthless
From The West

Earthless have a reputation for being a good live band. That said, so would you if you had four concert albums to your name. The latest one, From The West, contains audio captured at a gig in San Francisco on the eve of the release of March 2018’s Black Heaven LP. It’s a very Black Sabbath/Led Zeppelin kind of affair, all wailing vox and fuzzy riffs.
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Rosetta
Terra Sola

Rosetta come off the back of an exhaustive touring cycle lasting nearly two years after their sixth album Utopioid with a new EP, titled Terra Sola and released on 12” vinyl. It seeks to continue to break new sonic territory for the group, veering away from the loud, spacey rock of previous releases and emphasising texture and atmosphere. 
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François J. Bonnet & Stephen O'Malley
Cylene

Cylene, Cylene, Cylene, Cyleeeeeene, I’m begging you please don’t … hang on a minute, this thing doesn’t sound ANYTHING like Dolly Parton. We should have seen that coming really - an LP helmed by Sunn O)))’s Stephen O’Malley and GRM director François J. Bonnet (aka Kassel Jaeger) was never going to be big on singalongs. It is big on sound, though. Cylene is full of thick, glacial, eerie drones that sit slap-bang in the middle of the uncanny valley.

Carter Tutti Void
f (x)

Next tight little release from the indomitable Carter Tutti Void trio (Throbbing Gristle, Factory Floor). f(x) finds them destroying dancefloors with a sharp set of tunes that balance beat-hypnotism with icy synth melodies. This release continues a brief but powerful tradition of excellent material from these three, and is out on the Industrial Records label.

Acid King
Busse Woods

20th anniversary re-issue of Busse Woods, the second full-length album by San Francisco-based stoner metal band Acid King originally released in January 1999 and the only album they recorded with bassist Brian Hill. Alongside an accompanying tour in 2019, it’s a great chance to enjoy the band’s influential aesthetic at a point when they had it perfected. 

Minóy
In Search Of Tarkovsky

California-based Minóy, real name Stanley Keith Bowsza, made DIY noise music. Music as art. In Search of Tarkovsky is his 1986 album dedicated to the late Russian film director. It is an electronic sound collage which takes the listener through every emotion and every state of being. It was originally released on cassette, this is the first reissue since its initial release. Bowsza sadly died in 2010.

Inter Arma
Sulphur English

Relapse! Don’t do it! But they did do it - they went and signed Virginia metalheads Inter Arma up for another LP. Sulphur English, the band’s third full-length for the famed label, is another set of booming sludge and doom forged from black fires. Opening salvo ‘Bumgardner’ was written in memory of their late friend the Indian/Lord Mantis drummer Bill Bumgardner.
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Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble
I Forsee The Dark Ahead, If I Stay

A cult favourite among jazz fans and collectors for many years but only available digitally, this 2012 live album from Dutch act The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble is finally released on CD and vinyl. Constructed from various live performances from 2007 to 2011, I Forsee The Dark Ahead, If I Stay shows the power and versatility of an immensely talented group of performers. 
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The Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corporation
Doomjazz Future Corpses


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Envy
The Fallen Crimson

Envy started life as a screamo band in 1992 - before screamo was a thing. Whilst holding on to their ferocious edge, over time they have transitioned into post-rock, in keeping with their stint on Mogwai’s Rock Action label. The Fallen Crimson is the Japanese band’s 7th album and the first album of a new era, featuring three new members and the return of original vocalist Tetsuya Fukagawa.
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Those Damn Crows
Point Of No Return

Sophomore studio album from South Wales-based rock quintet Those Damn Crows, following up the word-of-mouth cult success of their debut album Murder and the Motive a couple of years back. Produced by rock veterans Andy Sneap and Colin Richardson, Point of No Return emphasises soul over riffing and the more conventional demands of rock. 

Melt-Banana
Fetch

Melt Banana have long lived in a strange world entirely of their own making. They make a kind of thrashy prog-core music with yelped words over instruments thrashing out songs in previously unseen time signatures. Fetch moved on from the wild pop punk of their previous Bambi’s Dilemma to produce an even more out there approach with fractured shards of guitar electronics and crazy synths. 

Throbbing Gristle
A Souvenir Of Camber Sands

Turner Prize-nominated artists Jake and Dinos Chapman were asked to curate the All Tomorrow’s Parties festival at Camber Sands in 2004. If you were curating a festival and you heard that industrial experimentalists Throbbing Gristle had reformed, why wouldn’t you invite them to play? A Souvenir Of Camber Sands is a recording of their show from the festival.
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Merzbow
Pulse Demon

Relapse presents a re-mastered version of Pulse Demon, one of Japanese noise artist Masami Akita’s most noteworthy records under his Merzbow alias. Originally released in 1996, the album was composed entirely with a fuzz box and the generation of musique concrete, without any studio trickery or manipulation. It now comes with a bonus track, ‘Extract 1’. 
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Lasse Marhaug
Gjota

The rumbling distortions during the opening bars of Lasse Marhaug's 'Gjota' is just a taste of the DIY boundary-free creativity to come in the Norwegian's latest slice of avant-garde noise/drone. It's an ominous release, for listeners that enjoy getting lost in a microcosm of dark rippling atmospheres.
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Wayfarer
World’s Blood

Third album from Colorado black metal group Wayfarer. This time, they've made like a saunter of Cowboys and are heading west. Their thematic focus is on the great frontier and the horrors of American expansionism, something well captured in the dread and intensity of black metal. Released on Profound Lore. 
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Guttersnipe
My Mother The Vent

If your music needs a bit of weirdness then Guttersnipe are your people. The Leeds duo have been tantalising crowds far and near for the last few years with their blend of Aids Wolf-like racket and Whitehouse intensity. Theirs is a musical language not even invented yet so get this debut wax offering and see if you can figure it all out.  
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  • Metal / Noise / Industrial / Extreme

Caspar Brötzmann Massaker
Der Abend Der Schwarzen Folklore

The Caspar Brotzmann Massaker reissue program continues with Der Abend Der Schwarzen Folklore. Whilst this previous albums, The Tribe and Black Axis had their foundation in rock, albeit the most skyscraper-scaling, ear-bleeding kind, Der Abend Der Schwarzen Folklore dabbles in previously unheard brand of free-form noise, leaving those skyscrapers in piles of rubble.  
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Torture Chain
The Ascent Of Deimos

Complete with searingly distorted guitars and demonic vocals, Torture Chain's 'The Ascent of Deimos' is very much as satanic as its hellish name suggests. It all amounts to a mutated concoction, comprising mainly of greek black metal and a more archaic strain of American death metal. Explosive stuff.
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Tombs
Monarchy of Shadows

Brooklyn black metalers Tombs describe themselves as a formation rather than a band, which makes them sound all the more fearsome. Their new EP, Monarchy of Shadows, features six racks powered by ancient anger and modern vigour. The songs tour the darkest depths of the mind and the urban environment.
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Sunn O)))
Pyroclasts

We will look back at 2019 as the year in which Sunn O))) released as many album as they played chords. 'Pyroclasts' follows 'Life Metal' and is pitched as the earlier record's "shadow album". Presumably this means it will not stop until it has destroyed that which casts it. A bit like Dark Link in Zelda. Heavy and slow, you know the drill.
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Coil
Stolen & Contaminated Songs

Coil made so much good stuff when making their 1991 album Love’s Secret Domain, there were enough outtakes of sufficient quality to make another album. That album was 1992’s Stolen & Contaminated Songs. The album shows Coil’s ability to balance experimentation with tradition and give abstract ideas widescreen scope. 

Pig Destroyer
38 Counts of Battery

Pig Destroyer I hope don't actually want to destroy pigs but their name suggest the explosive nature of their grind-core. 38 Counts of Battery (so violent aren't they) is a compilation album of their early works originally released in 2000 but now re-issued on Relapse. Contains their original 1997 demo tape and their split records with Orchid and Isis (the band not the terrorist people).  
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  • Metal / Noise / Industrial / Extreme

Ramleh
The Great Unlearning

More harsh nastiness from Ramleh, the power-electronics-turned-noise-rock outfit of Gary Mundy (Kleistwahr) and Anthony Di Franco (JFK). With a title that nods towards Cornelius Cardew, The Great Unlearning is a double LP of dark rock-mode Ramleh, with plenty of electronic lashings and black psychedelia, as well as (apparently) some lyrics about social media. Philip Best and Sarah Froelich (Consumer Electronics) and the whole gang are involved. 

Insect Ark
The Vanishing

The latest album from New York-based instrumentalists Insect Ark sees the group, originally consisting simply of founder member Dana Schechter, changing in line-up once again with new drummer Andy Patterson joining for fifth record The Vanishing. The result is Schechter’s most ambitious and sonically immersive full-length to date. 
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Ramleh
It’s Never Alright / Kerb Krawler

With Fourth Dimension supporting both Gary Mundy (Kleistwahr) and Anthony Di Franco’s (JFK) solo projects for many years, it’s a red-letter day for the label that they can release a new Ramleh record itself. Available on green coloured 7” vinyl, ‘It’s Never Alright’ and ‘Kerb Krawler’ are both prime cuts that display both sides of Ramleh i.e their power electronics/noise work and their fuzzy psyche rock trippers.

Nurse With Wound
Sinister Whimsy For The Wretched

2CD set of the out of print Nurse With Wound albums, Sugar Fish Drink and Large Ladies With Cake in the Oven. Can the music live up to the oddness promised by the titles of these things? Honestly, probably. Some of the tracks might be familiar to fans of Nurse With Wound but appear here with different names.

Zonal
Wrecked

Justin Broadrick (Godflesh/Jesu/JK Flesh) and Kevin Martin (The Bug/King Midas Sound) got together to form Zonal. The pair had previously collaborated as Techno Animal. On Wrecked, Zonal mix bass, dub, noise and drone to make a gargantuan album of slowly corroding, brooding, shady sounds. A match made in heaven; Moor Mother brings lyrical fire to half the cuts. 
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Nate Young
Blinding Confusion


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Shrinebuilder
Shrinebuilder

Shrinebuilder are a heavy, heavy meeting of musical minds. We have people from Om, Sleep, Neurosis and the Melvins all vying to see who can play the heaviest and create the most psych sludge with all four of them singing. The results are satisfyingly heavy  - a heavily religious, pounding set of psych power. Re-pressed onto red and yellow splatter wax (whilst stocks last as its as limited as it is heavy).   
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Gravetemple
Impassable Fears

Juicy heavy darkness here from Gravetemple, the experimental power trio of key Sunn O))) man Stephen O’Malley, terrifying Sunn O))) and Mayhem vocalist Attila Csihar, and all-round sound wizard Oren Ambarchi. Impassable Fears is a welcome return, a record that throbs with ferocious metallic power and sharp minimalist sonic details. CD / LP editions on Svart.
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Lingua Ignota
Caligula

The eagerly anticipated new album from Kristin Hayter under her Lingua Ignota moniker, following up her rapturously received self-released 2017 album All Bitches Die. A study of the abuses of power set to raw soundscapes influenced by industrial and ambient music, Caligula sees Hayter access the next level of artistry. 
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Vomit Fist
Omnicide

Back in the '90s we had Vomit Launch but now there's a new flavour of vomit in town  - Vomit Fist. These are a New York lot who make a kind of high speed grindcore and are unusual in grindcore circles by having a dad 'n' lad team behind the noise. Dad is Nick Vürdoth Didkovsky famed for CHORD and the Fred Frith Guitar Quartet alongside son Leo (Liturgy and Kayo Dot).  Don't tell ya mother but this is LOUD. 
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Wolfbrigade
The Enemy: Reality

Wolfbrigade are a hardcore punk / death metal band from Skaraborg in Sweden. The Enemy: Reality is their tenth album. They take their influences / inspiration / energy from ‘80s metal and the pummling brutality of hardcore punk to create their short, fast bursts of combustible material. It makes your heart pump faster, this stuff.

Pop. 1280
Way Station

Borne out of the process of putting together their last album - 2016’s excellent Paradise, released on Sacred Bones - industrial punk act POP.1280 deliver their fourth studio record Way Station this December on new label Weyrd Son. Expect more ragingly noisy thrills from the New York-based outfit! 

You've Got Foetus on Your Breath
Deaf

You’ve Got Foetus On Your Breath AKA Foetus is Australian musician JG Thirwell. He has had a number of aliases over the years: Clint Ruin Wiseblood and started the projects Manorexia, Xordox and Steroid Maximus. Deaf was originally released in 1981. It’s best described as weird noise electronic punk pop. Thirwell has collaborated with loads of artists over the years from Nick Cave to Lydia Lunch and Nine Inch Nails to Karen O.
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Terminal Cheesecake
Le Sacre Du Lievre

Psych/Dub/Industrial legends Terminal Cheesecake return with their second album since their lengthy break. La Sacre Du Lievre is the follow-up to 2016’s Dandelion Sauce Of The Ancients. It sees them pushing the boundaries of psychedelic noise to beyond what was previously thought possible. LP on Box Records.

Elder
Spires Burn / Release

Elder’s 2012 EP Spires Burn/Release gets reissued by Stickman Records (Motorpsycho, The Wedding Present). This is a superb stoner/doom two-track, one that combines some utterly brutal low end with the sort of vocals that would make James Hetfield feel like a proud father. A curiously overlooked moment in Elder’s catalogue, Spires Burn/Release definitely deserves its second shot at fame.

Russian Circles
Memorial

Russian Circles give us album number five of their sombre, drenched compositions. Indeed, this is a very layered thing - post-rock in the contemporary style of massive of guitar soundscapes suitable only for equally massive speakers, or headphones at least. Memorial is on CD and vinyl from Sargent House.

Tool
Fear Inoculum

Arracka-tung-tung-tackka-nnka-nnka! Arrucky-tickan-tickan-tung… oh wait, sorry, we got our Korn and our Tool mixed up again. Thing is, you see, Tool have been away for so long now that we’d assumed them consigned to history - it’s now thirteen years since they released '10,000' Days, you know. Good to have them back though, especially when the band appear to have used their time away productively. Fifth studio LP Fear Inoculum is another set of baroque, stadium-sized prog-metal from The Thinking Man’s Primus. 
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Holy Serpent
Endless

“Holy Serpent Batman!” is something that Robin never said in the original TV series. Holy Serpent are a psych rock band from Melbourne, Australia. Their new album is called Endless. Frontman Scott Penberthy says it’s influenced by the ocean - and on tracks like Lord Deceptor and Hourglass you can hear how the ocean’s movement may have influenced the ebb and flow of the music. 

Cabaret Voltaire
Chance Versus Causality

Chance Versus Causality is perhaps the most intriguing of all of Cabaret Voltaire’s records. After a gig in Brussels in 1979 the band were approached by Babette Mondini and asked if they would score a film she was working on at the time. Cabaret Voltaire made the soundtrack without ever watching the footage, sent off the tapes to Holland, and then … nothing. The trio never saw the film and, after a limited release, it basically disappeared from the record. Now the Chance Versus Causality OST has been resurrected by Mute for its first proper release. 

Masonna
Bursting Absolute Moods (The Lost First Album 1989)

Here the God of Noise Masonna in fine early form here on Bursting Absolute Moods, an album recorded in 1989 and originally due to be released on Vis A Vis Audio Arts. But it never happened, and these recordings, made in super-direct manner at home (neighbours be damned) never came out… Until now! Raw electronics, feedback, and loads of screaming, all extremely distorted and very good. LP on Urashima.
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clipping.
The Deep

Containing the title track which was originally commissioned back in 2017 for This American Life about Afrofuturism, and which earned the group a Hugo nomination this following year, hip-hop experimentalists Clipping. present a new EP titled The Deep, to tie in with a novel of the same name by Rivers Solomon. Vinyl version contains exclusive instrumental versions of the three original tracks. 

The Young Gods
L’eau Rouge - The Red Water: Anniversary Edition

Swiss industrial band The Young Gods released L’eau Rouge: The Red Water in 1989. In the 30 years since the band have been highly influential on bands such as Ministry, Nine Inch Nails, Tool, Faith No More and er...U2. The album doesn’t have rouge / red in its title for no reason - it's an album that is full of passion, rage, blood and fire. It is also the album where the band showcased their mastery of samples, 
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  • Metal / Noise / Industrial / Extreme

Have A Nice Life
Sea of Worry

Cheers. Same to you. Have A Nice Life are an industrial doom band worried for all our futures. Their third album sees the duo deep in the Sea of Worry they titled the album after asking themselves the 'what if we all die?' type questions that haunt us all. Their music has a beautiful hazy ebb and flow to it though that does help soothe the listener whilst they worry about everything. 

Ancient
Svartalvheim

Norwegian black metal band Ancient formed in 1992 and released their debut album, Svartalvheim, in 1994. At the time of recording they had an appropriately named drummer and singer called Grimm. The album is a classic of the genre and central to the original Norwegian black metal scene of the early ‘90s.
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Botanist
Ecosystem

Botanist have made a new strain of experimental avant-garde black metal and branded it 'green metal'. Their new album, Ecosystem, is a concept album which explores man’s impact on the redwood forests of the US West Coast. This album has other green credentials too, in that there’s only 295 of them, so be quick!
  • Vinyl LP (AURA035V)
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Roland Bucher
Viaje

Roland Bucher has spent ten years developing and building his own instrument. An instrument he has wonderfully named the noise table. His debut album, Viaje, is made using the instrument with Bucher employing classical composition techniques and exploratory experimentation to achieve his goals. It goes without saying, this is pretty much unlike anything else.
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Chris Corsano / Massimo Pupillo
Via Combusta

Those in the know will immediately identify this as a premium slice of heavy-hitting improvisation: how could it fail to be with this personnel? Massimo Pupillo plays grinding noise-bass for Zu, and Chris Corsano has played impossibly-expressive drums alongside almost every notable member of the experimental music scene. Consequently, Via Combusta kicks ass.
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Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell
Very Uncertain Times

These are indeed very uncertain times, and to emphasise this fact, Hastings proto-metalers Admiral Sir Cloudesely Shovell return with their fourth album, Very Uncertain Times. Despite the album’s pessimistic title, the band are here to blow your cares away and make everything seem a-okay once again. On Rise Above.
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Slomatics
Estron

Slomatics are a heavy bunch from Northern Ireland who are all about crushing, riff-driven psychedelic stoner rock. It’s a classic formula of course, but Slomatics have had thirteen years to hone their take on it to a blunt, hammer-like point. Their 2014 record Estron is now getting a re-press on strictly limited edition white vinyl, thanks to Burning World.
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Moor Mother
Analog Fluids of Sonic Black Holes

Moor Mother is Philadelphia musician and poet Camae Ayewa who has previously collaborated with The Bug and Justin Broadrick (Godflesh etc). This should give you some idea of where she's coming from with this her third album under the Moor Mother moniker. She uses elements of free jazz, noise, rap, reggae and industrial music to create freeform splurges and matches them with explosive subject matter on subjects such as police brutality and enslavement. Another dark missive from the undergrowth from one of today's most thought provoking artists. 

Konstruktivists
Glennascaul

Konstruktivists is the project of Glenn Michael Wallis who had a connection with Throbbing Gristle (he was their control agent, whatever that means!). His music, described as proto-electro, was influenced by the likes of Neu!, Can, Yello, Tuxedomoon and Chrome. 'Glennascaul', his fourth album, was produced by Chris Carter of Throbbing Gristle at his studio in 1985. Wallis also collaborated with Chris Carter and Cosey Fanni Tutti on' Conspiracy International One' by CTI.

Ulver
Kveldssanger

Reissues are under way of Ulver’s ‘Black Metal’ period. Kveldssanger bucks the trend by being recorded with entirely acoustic instruments, lending a dark, doomed folk feel. The record has been remastered for this release, and comes as a heavyweight package (thick gatefold sleeve and 180g vinyl) with a booklet, on Century Media.
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  • Metal / Noise / Industrial / Extreme

Cunts
Cunts

I suppose it was only a matter of time before there was a band called Cunts. This lot are from Los Angeles and are made up from members of the bands Festival Of Dead Deer, Retox, Dead Cross, Hepa.Titus, Orphan Goggles, Virginia Reed, Kill The Capulets, Planet B and Qui. Their reason for giving themselves such a name is to fly in the face of all the ridiculous nonsense that people in positions of power seem to get away with saying these days. Totally unapologetic, their self-titled debut album serves as a soundtrack to the demise of society, albeit self-inflicted.

Coil
Swanyard

How about this, then? Over two hours of unreleased Coil, dating from 1993 to 1996 and scrubbed from Danny Hyde’s (Coil, Psychic TV, Electric Sewer Age) studio archive. In a nice touch, the cover art, courtesy of Nurse With Wound’s Steven Stapleton, is derived from one of Jhon Balance’s dreams. On Infinite Fog.

Pita
Get On

Although he’s got over twenty years of experience in the music industry, Peter Rehberg is only just getting round to making his fourth solo album. As ever, he’s included the word ‘Get’ in the title, and Get On also continues Rehberg’s musical themes of marrying ugly aesthetics with beautiful ones. 

Oranssi Pazuzu
Live at Roadburn

Oranssi Pazazu are a Finnish psychedelic black metal band, not that they necessarily want to get bogged down in all that genre stuff. They are just the kind of band to go down a storm at the Roadburn festival which is what they did in 2016 and 2017. Live At Roadburn will help you experience their blistering and innovative experimentalism in the comfort of your own home. Essential fact: Their keyboard player is called Evil. 

The Body
Remixed

For the past twenty years, The Body have been experimenting with heavy metal music and coming up with sounds that wouldn’t necessarily expect from a  heavy metal band. For their twentieth anniversary the Rhode Island duo are releasing Remixed - a selection of tracks from their catalogue that have been remixed by other artists.
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  • Metal / Noise / Industrial / Extreme

Repulsion
Horrified (30th Anniversary Picture Disc)

Marvellous (and slightly terrifying looking) picture disc re-issue of one of the early and influential grindcore records. Recorded in 1986, it wasn't released until three years later and subsequently became a yardstick for the sort of thrash and grind that would later appear on the Earache label. The fact that it opens with a track called Stench of Burning Death should tell you all you need to know about where this is coming from.   
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  • Metal / Noise / Industrial / Extreme

Petbrick
I

If I'm being honest, the best way to get my attention about a record is to put the word "gabba" in the press release. Petbrick is the project from Wayne Adams and Iggor Cavalera. On 'I' they also bring in their experiences making punk, breakcore and metal to create something completely off the wall.
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  • Metal / Noise / Industrial / Extreme

Deathprod
Occulting Disk

First new Deathprod album in 15 years as Oslo's Helge Sten re-constitutes the project that has already produced some of the most immersive ambient music of our times. His previous output has always been raw and powerful politically aware ambient music which has drawn comparisons to GAS, Swans and Tim Hecker. A much needed comeback to soundtrack these turbulent times. Liner notes by unlikely fan Will Oldham who reveals he listens to Deathprod with his mum.  

Skinny Puppy
Rabies

Rabies was an oddball record in the storied history of Skinny Puppy in that it featured Ministry frontman Al Jourgensen on several tracks and so the record had more the feel of a Ministry record than a Skinny Puppy one. Still, this is an experimental work on which the band mixed their industrial rock background with with an ahead-of-their-time use of sampling. Back out on vinyl courtesy of Nettwerk records. 
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  • Metal / Noise / Industrial / Extreme

Skinny Puppy
VIVI Sect VI

VIVI Sect VI (Vivisect Six) was the fourth album by Canadian electro-industrial band Skinny Puppy. At the time, 1988, it was the band’s most refined sounding album. It was regarded as their best album by many critics. Lyrically it dealt with animal rights, chemical warfare and environmental issues. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Metal / Noise / Industrial / Extreme

Motörhead
Overkill

1979 was the year that Motörhead truly came into their own, releasing two of their finest albums and nailing down their sound. To mark the 40th anniversary of that vintage year for Lemmy and his men, Overkill is getting a deluxe half-speed re-mastered re-issue, coming packaged as a 20-page ‘bookpack’ and including a newly unearthed live recording from Aylesbury. 
  • Label(s):
  • BMG
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  • Metal / Noise / Industrial / Extreme

Thou / Hirs
Untitled

Feast Of Tentacles (Moloch, Rot In Hell) with a lovely little record here. This untitled vinyl sees the mighty Thou join forces with Philly queer-grind group The HIRS Collective for a selection of Nirvana covers. It’s great fun hearing the likes of ‘In Bloom’ and ‘Territorial Pissings’ blown up to such gargantuan proportions.

Throbbing Gristle
Throbbing Gristle's Greatest Hits

Like the title of '20 Jazz Funk Greats', 'Throbbing Gristle's Greatest Hits' is named with tongue poked firmly in cheek. They of course had no 'hits' as such but they did basically invent industrial music. Mostly terrifying, they weren't averse to the odd stab at disco on tracks like 'Hot on the Heels of Love'.
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  • Metal / Noise / Industrial / Extreme

K2
Hepatopolitika

An incredibly rare work released originally in 1994 on just 125 numbered copies, Hepatopolitika from K2 (the recording name of Japanese sound artist Kimihide Kusafuka). Recorded on his return to music after qualifying as a pathologist, it’s a minimalistic mix of musique concrete, and it now gets a lavish (but not much bigger) re-issue on Urashima. 
  • Vinyl LP (Uma 133)
  • £23.99 £19.19 (saving: £4.80)
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  • Limited edition
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  • K2
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  • Metal / Noise / Industrial / Extreme

Cabaret Voltaire
1974 - 76

Cabaret Voltaire dropped their debut LP in 1979, but they were going for a full six-years prior to the release of Mix-Up. The 1974-76 compilation collects some of the group’s home demos from their formative years. Rough around the edges, but you can hear Richard H Kirk, Stephen Mallinder and Chris Watson honing their pioneering sound in real-time here.
  • Vinyl Double LP (CABS15)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

clipping.
There Existed an Addiction to Blood

clipping. are very much what you'd expect from a rap group on Sub Pop. Their production is noisy and abrasive and they know their history. This is especially true of MC Daveed Diggs who is now considerably more well known for his role as Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson in Hamilton, the musical. 

Melvins
The Maggot & The Bootlicker

To mark the 20th anniversary of the Ipecac Records imprint, as well as the commencement of Melvins’ beloved ‘trilogy’ of albums all released within the space of 12 months, this white and ‘doublemint’ green double LP set collects the first two records out of that triptych - The Maggot and The Bootlicker. 

Cold In Berlin
Rituals Of Surrender

Cold In Berlin mix fuzzy, goth-flavoured detuned doom rock with post punk. They're based in London, so I have no idea if they know what the temperature is in Berlin. They claim to be influenced by music released in the 20 year period between 1973 and 1993 along with things outside music such as Asian extreme films, early 20th century European literature, the work of documentary maker Adam Curtis. This all pours into their latest slab of wax, Rituals Of Surrender.

Lightning Bolt
Sonic Citadel

The press release for Sonic Citadel, the new album from Lightning Bolt, tells us who drummer Brian Chippendale has collaborated with from Bjork to Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry and about an ace computer game he wrote called Thumper. What you want to know, I reckon, is that this is the Providence, Rhode Island noise rock duo’s ninth album and it will blow your mind. On Thrill Jockey.
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  • Metal / Noise / Industrial / Extreme

Sleep
Volume One

Vinyl repress of Sleep’s underappreciated debut. 'Volume One' has all the weird dynamics, detuned chords and chanted mantras which came to define Sleep and the stoner-rock sound, but with added doom influence. A pretty satisfying missing link between Black Sabbath’s caveman melodrama and Sleep's later experiments with repetition and pace.
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  • Metal / Noise / Industrial / Extreme

Monolord
Vaenir

Monolord are the boss of the low graveyard sound, thriving on destructive bass lines, or guitar riffs, with the guitars tuned in maybe drop-C so who really knows anyway. Vaenir has the killer nihilistic riffs, the warped vocals, the glorious emptiness that comes with repetition, and the slow whiplash-inducing-head-bobbing rhythm. Top tier doom metal.
  • Vinyl Double LP (EZRDR044WB)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
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  • Metal / Noise / Industrial / Extreme

Somatic Responses
Assault

Somatic Responses are a duo made up of brothers, John & Paul Healy. They’ve been making industrial techno for the past 20 years. Assault is being released though Scottish techno label RIOT Radio Records. The fact that the pair come from a sleepy mining town in Wales plays into their music as it reflects the mechanical noise that goes on underground. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (RRR014)
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  • Limited edition
  • Last copy

Boris
LφVE & EVφL

Borises aren’t all bad. Overlords of Japanese drone/doom/stoner psychedelic rock, Boris, are back with a double album. LφVE & EVφL sees the band continue to find new ways in which to cleave your mind apart. If you’re unfamiliar with Boris but like Sunn 0))), Sonic Youth et al, then you’ll love this. Also recommended for fans of Boris.

Keiji Haino + SUMAC
Even for just the briefest moment / Keep charging this “expiation” / Plug in to making it slightly better

If you’re a fan of the more outre end of modern rock music, chances are that you enjoyed that Keiji Haino/SUMAC collaborative LP which came out back in 2018. You’ll be pleased to hear, then, that they’ve done another one, and it’s got another silly title. Even for just the briefest moment / Keep charging this “expiation” / Plug in to making it slightly better (bloody hell) is really impressive stuff, punching through the walls of psych-rock and post-metal to stumble onto something far stranger. Maybe Melt Banana would be a similar band?
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  • Metal / Noise / Industrial / Extreme

Andrew Liles
Colossus

An ambitious project that originally sought to render every single track that had been Number 1 in the charts throughout Andrew Liles’ fifty-year life into separate 50-minute adaptations - leading to nearly two days of music in total! - Colossus shrinks each version down into 50-second excerpts. 
  • Vinyl LP (DPROMLP1131969)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Pelican
Nighttime Stories

Pelican returns! Nighttime Stories is their first full release in six years, appearing on the reliably strong Southern Lord (aka the Sunn O))) label). These nine instrumentals are of course heavy and dark, but they are also as vividly detailed as you could want, with lots of intricacies beneath the dense chugs.
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  • Metal / Noise / Industrial / Extreme

Hecker
Inspection II

Editions Mego bring you another round of high-concept computer music from sonic metaphysician Florian Hecker. If I understand correctly, this one takes a (synthetically recited) text and continually resynthesises it based on algorithms modelling human hearing. The result is a model subverted by extremity - masochism, in other words. It sounds like the world’s unhappiest dialup modem.

Colin Potter
The Where House?

Nurse With Wound, Current 93, Organum, Other Bands - tireless sound-maverick Colin Potter has worked with them all, and knocked out an overwhelming stream of his own material since 1980 right up to the present day. The Where House? is one of his first releases, now remastered for vinyl by Dark Entries and sounding immense. Gluttonous bass and fringe synth in ‘Yoursmine’ are followed by choral drones of ‘Alleys’ and it only gets weirder from then on. Super industrial/post punk electronic experiments.

Melt Banana
Cell-Scape

If your ears haven't already been battered into submission by the other Melt Banana records re-pressed of late then you could take a listen to Cell-Scape. It is a further barrage of chaotic punk noise by the Tokyo legends. Like their other albums it contains burst of high energy racket but this time the songs are longer and production values are higher. Still, it's not exactly Celine Dion.     

Opeth
In Cauda Venenum

All rise for Opeth. The Swedish prog-metal titans make it a baker’s dozen of studio LPs with the extremely Opeth-titled In Cauda Venenum (translation: Poison In The Tale). Given that this lot have long ploughed their own furrow it would be silly to compare this music to anyone other than Opeth themselves, so let’s just say that if you’ve dug their wending rock epics before then you’ll likely be able to get behind In Cauda Venenum. One notable feature of In Cauda Venenum is that it comes in both English- and Swedish-language versions.
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  • Metal / Noise / Industrial / Extreme

The Messthetics
Anthropocosmic Nest

A trio boasting the mighty rhythm section of the legendary Fugazi, The Messthetics release their second studio album Anthropocosmic Nest. Joe Lally and Brendan Canty’s boisterous, angular rhythms are augmented by jazz guitarist Anthony Pirog, and the record excellently captures their dynamic live performances. 

Monolord
Empress Rising

Repress of the debut album from Swedish doom harbingers Monolord. Released in 2014 Empress Rising brings tight focus on the pure groove in the genre, mixing heavy rock and metal tonality with an audacious and powerful low frequency rumble. Taking inspiration from genre figureheads such as Electric Wizard and Sleep and adding a polished finish.
  • Vinyl Double LP (EZRDR021GB)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Genre(s):
  • Metal / Noise / Industrial / Extreme

Mastodon
Leviathan

Mastodon's masterpiece broke new ground and spawned legions of imitators upon its release. The Georgia four-piece marry sludge metal with progressive rock, taking the slo-mo metal antics of the Melvins and Black Sabbath and adding a heap of the conceptual and technical flourishes of King Crimson and Neurosis. 'Leviathan' is based on Herman Melville's 'Moby Dick', revealing the thoughts and struggles of Ahab and his fellow shipmates throughout the record. An essential release for those into their sludge, prog, doom, stoner and post metal.  
  • Genre(s):
  • Metal / Noise / Industrial / Extreme

Serj Tankian
Elect The Dead Symphony

System Of A Down frontman, Serj Tankian, released his second solo album, Elect The Dead, in 2007. A couple of years later, a vision he had for the album came to pass as he performed it live with an orchestra, thus melding the worlds of classical and rock with an inextricable bond. Elect The Dead Symphony was recorded with the Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra. It is now available on vinyl for the first time.
  • Vinyl Double LP (MOVLP2342C)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

The Hand Of Doom
Poisonoise

If metal on metal is what you crave then The Hand Of Doom’s Poisonoise should float your boat. Originally released in 1979, this set of heavy metal and hard rock is the sort of record that should be played on every single pub stereo when friday night rolls round. The performance from The Hand Of Doom’s singer Andreas 'Iggi' Rossner, all exuberant histrionics and ‘Release The Bats’-style melodrama, is particularly good value for money.

Workshed
Workshed

Workshed is the new project from former Cathedral members Adam Lehan and Mark Wharton. They continue their intense doom metal sound on a scathing album full of powerful riffs and severely pissed off vocals. Possibly not one to play to the children at bedtime it's further proof that these long dormant metal legends still have the bit between their teeth a quarter century after their most revered work. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Metal / Noise / Industrial / Extreme

Cult of Luna
A Dawn to Fear

Get yourself strapped in for the big one from heavy, heavy post metallers Cult of Luna as they take you on a 79 minute rollercoaster ride through their ominous atmospheres and pummelling riffs. The fact that they only manage eight songs in this time tells you all you need to know about the crushing slo-mo churns and brooding orchestrated blasts of post-rock from these long term heavies. For the uninitiated think Neurosis, Isis or the heavier end of the post- rock spectrum. 
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  • Metal / Noise / Industrial / Extreme

Cain
Cain

Another metal re-issue on Rise Above this time from Birmingham travellers Cain. They were made up of members of Doom and Extreme Noise Terror and were notable for infusing their sludgy riffing with influences from psychedelia, industrial music but most intriguingly sampling and ambient soundscapes. Sorta somewhere between Loop and Celtic Frost states the press release. Nothing if not unique.  
  • Genre(s):
  • Metal / Noise / Industrial / Extreme

Ministry
Filth Pig

Filth Pig is the sixth album by industrial metalers Ministry. It originally saw the light of day way back in 1996. I must be getting old because I always think of Filth Pig as one of their recent albums. The title comes from the mouth of Tory stuffed shirt, Teddy Taylor MP, who described Ministry main man, Al Jourgensen, as a 'filth pig' in the Houses of Parliament. Jourgensen must have been mortified. 
  • Vinyl LP (MOVLP1202C)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • Metal / Noise / Industrial / Extreme