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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. 
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Vacivus
Annihilism

Two years ago, British death metal band Vacivus established themselves as one of the country’s best acts in the genre with the releases up to their debut album Temple of the Abyss. Its follow-up, Annihilism, is a technically dazzling and defiantly forward-looking affair, showing their competitors exactly what metal should strive to sound like in 2019. 
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  • Metal / Noise / Industrial / Extreme

Robedoor
Negative Legacy

Dark, dirty, drone, doom synth noise, that’s LA duo Robedoor. Negative Legacy sees the band digging further down into the murkiest of murk to find beats whilst tempering that a little with a more melodic edge. It is the pair’s first full length for Deathbomb Arc after throwing out a few singles and compilation tracks on the label. 

Kleistwahr
This World Is Not My Home / Over Your Heads Forever

Kleistwahr is a musical project of Gary Mundy, known for his industrial/power electronics band Ramleh. This World Is Not My Home (2014) and Over Your Heads Forever (2016) were originally released on CD to great critical acclaim. Kleistwahr explores sound from atmospheric lows to ear-bleeding highs. Fourth Dimension is making them available as a double LP set.
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Eye Flys
Context

Here is one to blow away the cobwebs. Four musicians from bands such as Backslider and Full of Hell come together for a brand of vitriolic noise rock that has already drawn comparisons with such legendary rackateers such as the Melvins and Unsane. Get yourself strapped in for some ferocious riffing, pummelling drumming and vocals vomited out with ferocity as if singer Jake Smith is expecting the world to end any minute. Growly.  
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Chelsea Wolfe
Birth of Violence

Birth of Violence is the seventh album by Chelsea Wolfe. It is the follow-up to 2017’s Hiss Spun. She cites myriad influences from Aalyiah to Suicide to Sunn O))) to Townes Van Zandt. She does her best to be unpigeonholable but if you want a genre as a touchstone, perhaps experimental ambient doom metal-folk? On Sargent House.
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Kayo Dot
Blasphemy

Kayo Dot is the ever evolving project led by Toby Driver since 2003. They take elements of metal, goth and jazz and coagulate them into an intoxicating, cascading brew over which Driver adds his sonic concoctions. Fifteen years after their inception they unleash Blasphemy which is based on a story by Jason Byron concerning political greed. Who'd a thought that would be an inspiration in 2019? Some pretty nifty looking special editions available on this too.    
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Crypt Witch
Bad Trip Exorcism

Deep Distance is a label usually known for its komische and krautrock as well as being an imprint of Polytechnic Youth. This release of Bad Trip Exorcism by Crypt Witch may come as a surprise. Stoner/Doom rock with the expansive nature of Spacemen 3 and the heavy riffing of Black Sabbath. This vinyl version follows the CD version which sold out very quickly. 

Motörhead
Bomber

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, Bomber, their second album in 1979 alone, gets a deluxe half-speed re-mastered re-issue, presented as a triple album and including an unearthed live recording from Le Mans. 
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Mastodon
Remission

A remixed and remastered edition of Remission, the debut album from now-iconic American heavy metal act Mastodon back in 2002. Making an immediate impact, Remission raised the bar for musicianship and songwriting among their peers forever more. This deluxe edition is presented on two splatter vinyls with some of the most eye-catching artwork we’ve ever seen! 
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Death
Live In L.A.

Ooph Death. Not looking forward to that at all. What I am looking forward to more is hearing this live document of the legendary band in concert in 1998. Recorded on the tour for their final album Sound of Perseverance, it is a timely reminder of the raw power and intense playing of the band in their heyday. Originally issued to help raise money for leader Chuck Schuldiner's cancer treatment. Sadly Schuldiner succumbed to that thing that we all must meet eventually in 2001 but through documents like this his legend lives on. 
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Pharmakon
Devour

Margaret Chardiet drops her fourth LP as Pharmakon (anyone else reading that as ‘farm Akon’? Now there’s a thought…). Devour is the first album Chardiet has recorded live in the studio, and as such there’s a real feeling of spontaneity and immediacy to this tortured set of power electronics. Production from Uniform’s Ben Greenberg only adds to the intensity. You’re looking at the early days of Posh Isolation for Devour’s related records.
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  • Metal / Noise / Industrial / Extreme

Thorr's Hammer
Live by Command of Tom G. Warrior

Doom-metal legend Tom G. Warrior re-assembled the cult American-Norwegian death/doom band Thorr’s Hammer at the Dutch festival Roadburn back in 2010. Live by Command of Tom G. Warrior was the thrilling result, this live LP consisting of four lengthy explorations into the artists’ shared passions. 
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Firebreather
Under A Blood Moon

I'm a Firebreather, twisted Firebreather. This Gothenburg trio aren't quite as deafening as the Prodigy but they are still quite an intense experience playing a form of monolithic riff rock that has drawn comparisons to Monolord and High on Fire. Expect billowing guitar riffs hammering away beneath the gravelly vocals of Mattias Nööjd on songs which crucially never lose the groove. 
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Uniform & The Body
Mental Wounds Not Healing / Everything That Dies Someday Comes Back

Two collaboration albums in a specially priced one-CD package presented by Sacred Bones. The result of a tour 30 months ago when industrial/noise outfit Uniform were asked to support their heroes The Body, Mental Wounds Not Healing followed soon afterwards and Everything That Dies Someday Comes Back. 

Ulver
Trolsk Sortmetall 1993 – 1997

Century Media press up a new edition of Ulver’s retrospective box-set Trolsk Sortmetall 1993-1997. The collection brings together the Norwegian group’s first three LPs and their debut demo Vargnatt. Also included are some bonus recordings of the band rehearsing what would eventually become their third album Nattens madrigal. Trolsk Sortmetall 1993-1997 acts as a neat summation of Ulver's black metal phase.
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Wreck and Reference
Absolute Still Life

Ultra-heavy rock experimentalists Wreck And Reference - with the emphasis on the ‘mentalists’ part - return with fourth studio album Absolute Still Life. As opposed to the granite hardness and raw volume of previous efforts, this outing is much more electronically-based, and all the weirder for it. 
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Monolord
No Comfort

No Comfort, the fourth LP from Swedish group Monolord is also their first for Relapse Records. The trio make the step up with aplomb here, proving that they deserve their seat at the table with a set of doom-/stoner-metal hybrids. Tracks like ‘The Bastard Son’ break up the crushing riffage with some intricate incidental passages.
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  • Metal / Noise / Industrial / Extreme

Rainbow Grave
No You

Few things released in 2019 are going to have the massive, weighty negativity of No You, the debut album from Birmingham-based Rainbow Grave on God Unknown Records. Promising to forge the blankness of classic punk and metal with a bombardment of psychedelic elements, this could be an unforgettable debut for the genre. 
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  • Metal / Noise / Industrial / Extreme

Diocletian
Amongst The Flames Of A Burning God

One of the most insanely extreme and often violent death metal bands in existence, New Zealand’s Diocletian have resurrected their career following their 2015 split with a whole new line-up behind leader Brendan Southwell. Amongst The Flames of a Burning God is their grand return, and finds them in remorselessly primal form.
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  • Metal / Noise / Industrial / Extreme

Hey Colossus
Carcass / Medal

A bite-sized portion of psych / psychotic rock music from the Hey Colossus stable. 'Carcass' is as near to pop as you might expect this crew to get, whereas 'Medal' on the flip-side is a fast and furious blast-crunch. A well-selected single really, showing off different modes of the Colossus. 7” on Alter.

Sins for Beginners
Fireburn the Bloodlot

Sins For Beginners isn't just that class Lucifer runs but an extreme noise/metal act who return with 'Fireburn the Bloodlot'. Expect riffs heavier than uranium and guitars distorted beyond belief. 'Fireburn the Bloodlot' sounds exactly as you'd expect it to: mean, meaty, and monstrous. For fans of Sunn O))) and the Skull Defekts. 
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Deflore and Jaz Coleman
Party In The Chaos

Jaz Coleman of Killing Joke doesn't care for many new bands. But, he does like at least one. Rome band Deflore impressed him so much from their support slot that he recorded an EP together, this EP! 'Party In The Chaos' is heavy as hell, an absolute ride. Coleman's vocals are the perfect foil to Deflore's riffage. 
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  • Metal / Noise / Industrial / Extreme

Harry Pussy
Ride A Dove

Good old Harry Pussy, one of the great forces of nature in 90’s American unrock. Ride A Dove arrived in 1996 on the Siltbreeze label, where it surprised many by going even further into the abyss than their previous album. Rather than coherent songs, Ride A Dove presents an ever-shifting collage of what probably started out as live recordings, which were then sliced up, layered, and mixed through a cheap distortion pedal (!). The results are glorious, and completely fucked. Reissued by Palilalia.
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Cherubs
Immaculada High

Cherubs are a noise rock trio from Austin, Texas (not to be confused with the ‘00s indie band of the same name) They have been together since 1991, but Immaculada High is only their fourth album, due to a 21 year mid-career break. The album was recorded at the aptly named Cacophony Studios in Austin. RIYL: Melvins, QOTSA, Metz, Butthole Surfers, Unsane.
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Warm Boys
Warm Boys

Southend’s only minimal synth punk duo Warm Boys release their debut album this August. Recorded deep in the Essex countryside with John Hannon at NO, Warm Boys is an improvised lurch through minimal synth punk, kosmische and free jazz and includes a cover of Roxy Music’s sinister critique of opulence In Every Dream Home A Heartache Warm Boys was made using:Korg MS-20 Mini, Arturia MicroBrute, Casio MT-70, Korg Microkorg, Stylophone Gen X-1, Roland SH-101, Boss DR-110 and various pedals. Saxophone by George Cleghorn. Artwork by Paul Stride-Noble.

Chen Yi
The: 1978 - 1983

Reissue of the unfinished album by the Chen Yi artistic commune. Thanks to their brutal approach to music, they've been compared to the likes of Throbbing Gristle, Cabaret Voltaire and Severed Heads. This is likely what got John Peel interested which lead to an inexplicable CBS contract. Turned out it was actually just explicable and CBS pulled out. Featured here are both finished and unfinished songs.

Merzbow + HEXA
Achromatic

It’s ya boy Masami baby! Here he is working with HEXA, who are an interesting pairing in themselves: Xiu Xiu man Jamie Stewart and Room40 boss Lawrence English. The structure is one side of Merzbow produced and mixed by HEXA, and one side of HEXA produced and mixed by Merzbow. Of course, it's an intense noise ride throughout. Vinyl release on Dais.

Bongzilla
Stash

Weed-obsessed stoner rock band, Bongzilla, originally released their debut album, Stash, in 1999. On its 20th anniversary, a reissue seems quite appropriate. The album contains all the downtuned riffage you could want plus lyrics about smoking weed, bongs and weed in general. Don’t do drugs, kids, but you can listen to Bongzilla.

Bongzilla
Gateway

Muleboy, Spanky and the gang, AKA, Bongzilla, released their third album, Gateway, in 2002. The stoner rock/ heavy metal band from Madison, Wisconsin, had a vested interest in all things weed related. The title, Gateway, is reference to the ol’ Mary Jo being a gateway to harder drugs and not a reference to the now defunct supermarket chain. 

Bongzilla
Methods For Attaining Extreme Altitudes

Bongzilla are a stoner rock/heavy metal band from Madison, Wisconsin. They formed in the mid-90s and are now back together following a 6 year break. Methods For Attaining Extreme Altitudes was their debut EP, originally released in 1998. The EP's three tracks clock in at an impressive total of 25 minutes. Rock on!

Botanist
Hammer Of Botany + Oplopanax Horridus

The ‘Green Metal’ categorisation given to the music of Botanist by its founder, American musician Otrebor, barely begins to cover the experimental nature of the project. This new vinyl version of their long-sold-out 2015 EP Hammer of Botany comes with a 12-minute bonus track ‘Oplopanax Horridus’. 
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Zu
Carboniferous

Zu made a name for themselves blending (or abusing as the press release has it) forms of avant metal, electronics and industrial noise. So powerful in fact that it blew John Zorn away which given his output is quite the achievement. Carboniferous is their 2009 era classic featuring contributions from the likes of Mike Patton and King Buzzo. Strap yourself in and get your ears ready for this luxury gold vinyl re-press.  

Abyssal
A Beacon In The Husk

Dark ambient death metal? That’s what Profound Lore are calling it. This example is the latest from UK outfit Abyssal, marking their fourth album and quite an upping of the ante. A Beacon In The Husk is bigger, harsher and perhaps even proggier (check out the cover art) than anything they’ve done before.
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  • Metal / Noise / Industrial / Extreme

Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard
Yn Ol I Annwyn

Reaching at least the top 5 of our annual “Doom Metal Band Name” ranking, Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard releases have always been a sure bet for fat riffs iced over huge, sluggish beats, with a few synthesizers added for flavor. Yn Ol I Annwyn is Welsh for Return to the Underworld, which is exactly what the record invites you to do.

Diacritical Mark
Lozenges (Regular Strength)

Improvised and recorded partly on an iPad, Diacritical Mark's new experimental piece Lozenges, suggests a reluctant acceptance in engaging with modern culture. It's an interesting dichotomy, then, that this is being released on tape. Although the press release highlights how Lozanges concentrates on the 'futility of trying to cope with regular life experiences', this tape is a wholly engaging and enjoyable listen. 

Various
Brutal Africa – The Heavy Metal Cowboys of Botswana

An incredible document of rock music in the southern African state of Botswana, Brutal Africa captures some of the country’s tiny but vibrant scene. These 11 songs, from pioneering grandfathers of the scene like Metal Orizon, were captured during the filming of the 2018 documentary ‘Freedom In The Dark’ over a three year period. 

Misfits
Famous Monsters

Misfits had been around for over two decades by the time their fifth LP Famous Monsters came out, but despite their age the east coast crew still knew how to write a slamming tune better than many of their imitators. They display that ability time and again here. Michale Graves, on vocal duties for the second album running following the departure of Glenn Danzig, leads the merry rabble through a full set of campy horror-punk bangers.

Ministry
Twitch

Twitch was the second album by industrial powerhouse, Ministry, and was originally released in 1986. It was much darker than their debut, With Sympathy, and set the course for the rest of their career. The Land Of Rape And Honey followed in 1988. The album drew on influences such as Cabaret Voltaire resulting in a much harder sound than they were first known for.
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Nurse With Wound
NWW Play Changez Les Blockeurs

To mark the 35th anniversary of The New Blockaders’ self-released debut album they asked Nurse With Wound to remake it, as Stephen Stapleton is a notorious fan, and who better to take on the experimental and abstract noise that it contained. Comes with brand new artwork from Stapleton and an article by Paul Hegarty.  Very limited release, of course.

Ministry
The Land of Rape and Honey

Ministry released The Land of Rape and Honey, their third album, in 1988. It was their breakthrough moment which lead to further successes, The Mind is a Terrible Thing To Taste (1989) and Psalm 69 (1992). Their industrial mix of ear-pounding electronic beats, heavy metal and distorted vocals and guitars influenced the likes of Nine Inch Nails and Fear Factory.
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Current 93
Swastikas For Noddy / Crooked Crosses For The Nodding God

Current 93, the perpetual post-industrial rabble rousers, have a record out named Swastikas For Noddy / Crooked Crosses For The Nodding God. Take that, childhood loves! David Tibet has no time for your sentimentalism. This 1986 double album is a classic Current 93 release, perfectly reissued by The Spheres.
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  • Metal / Noise / Industrial / Extreme

Vatican Shadow / Various
Berghain 09

Dominick Fernow’s noise / music / sound journey has taken him all the way from the self-loathing feedback howls of early Prurient to compiling a mix as Vatican Shadow for Berghain, that most noted of Berlin techno institutions. A great mix of powerful bangers and gnarly noise textures, including several locked grooves on the D side of this double LP set. On Ostgut Ton.
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  • Metal / Noise / Industrial / Extreme

Anal Trump
The First 100 Songs

Inspired by the late Seth Putnam’s pan-offensive Anal Cunt, this San Diego project transforms 100 of 45’s most absurdist utterances and disturbing ideals into blink-and-you-miss-em grindcore tracks. There’s a terrible fittingness in ‘I Like The Soldiers Who DON'T Get Captured’ and ‘9/11 Was Inconvenient For Me, Personally’ being pressed into this aesthetic: but of course, the titles are pretty much all there is to this high-concept fare, with the music as an afterthought. It may get away with straddling the divide between incisive satire and one-joke novelty, but with every day bringing fresh racist, misogynist, planet-threatening authoritarian horror, does anyone want to relive it ironically over blastbeats? 
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Treriksroset
Kristen Musik Fran Ragsved

Horrible noise from Treriksroset aka Tommy Carlsson. Carlsson has been active in Stockholm's underground for many years, whisking together or sort of crunches and squeals for maximum devastation. Kristen Musik Fran Ragsved easily ranks among his most intense releases. Recorded in mono. On Harbinger Sound. 
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  • Metal / Noise / Industrial / Extreme

clipping.
Face

A deluxe re-issue of last year’s wonderful Face EP by experimental hip-hop group clipping., originally released in a run of just 100 cassette copies and which showcase Daveed Diggs’ tongue-twisting rapping flow. There are seven tracks on the vinyl edition, and a further three available via download. 

Cube
Decoy Street

Cube is a solo Californian sound-mangler, and Decoy Street is his second album to date. He’s definitely got a taste for the noise, and there are plenty of ferocious textures and even some crushed howls. But it ain’t just a harsh slab, there are beats and tape-tweaks and cunning darkness to be found here. Out on Superior Viaduct sub-label W.25th.
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Torche
Admission

American heavy rockers, Torche, play downtuned guitar music as if grunge never actually died. For fans of Soundgarden, Alice in Chains and the Deftones and heavy-riffing rock in general, this is great news. Admission is the 5th album by the Floridian four-piece. Turn it up and enjoy those sweet riffs.
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  • Metal / Noise / Industrial / Extreme

Efrim Manuel Menuck
Pissing Stars

Extremely exciting news! It's onwards and upwards with the rebrand of Godspeed to God's Pee, the post-rock stalwarts here giving their frontman leave to make Pissing Stars. It's the second solo record from Efrim Manuel Menuck, following the meandering chamber stipulations of Plays High Gospel, and sees him writing a concept album about the romance of television presenter Mary Hat and son of an arms dealer Mohammed Khashoggi. Fans of Godspeed and their younger, more rebellious Silver Mt. Zion sibling take note.

Electric Wizard
We Live

'We Live' is the fifth record from soul-destroying metal band Electric Wizard, at this point on the fumes of doom after releasing 'Dopethrone' and its follow-up 'Let Us Prey'. This record has the same gruesome stoner precision, though it also marks a turning point for the band as backing players Mark Greening and Tim Bagshaw split, leading Jus Oborn to form the second generation of Electric Wizard -- and so the record's title is a defiant statement. 
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Friendship
Undercurrent

I’m not sure Friendship is the best name for this bunch of Japanese power violence doom metalers given that their previous album was called Hatred. The furrow they plough is a very deep, heavy and dark one albeit with technical mastery and precision. Undercurrent is their new album which is said to be brighter in tone than the aforementioned Hatred, but probably not much. On Southern Lord.

HIDE
Hell Is Here

Hell is Here is the second album by Chicago band, Hide. The duo of artists, Heather Gabel and Seth Sher, have a mission to reconstruct industrial music for a new generation. Their mission began with 2018’s debut, Castration Anxiety, and here, they succeed in stretching the possibilities of what can be done even further.
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  • Metal / Noise / Industrial / Extreme

Neurosis & Jarboe
Neurosis & Jarboe

In 2003, two titans of heavyweight music joined forces on one CD: Jarboe of Swans fame, and the mighty Neurosis. The resulting self-titled album is a fearful monument of epic textures and dark words, fully-delivering on the vast promise of the collaboration. Bob Weston has remastered the album from scratch for this reissue, meaning even finer sonics. On Neurot.
  • Vinyl Double LP (NR114LP)
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  • Metal / Noise / Industrial / Extreme

Chelsea Wolfe
The Grime and The Glow

Marrying the gentle intimacy of folk, the atmospheric voodoo of death rock, and the bleak, sullen nihilism of black metal, Wolfe's sound effectively cast a genre all her own: a cavernous rumble, marked by stuttering drums, ethereal synths, and a wash of guitar, all very much in the service of one of the most hypnotic, celestial voices in modern music. 

Baroness
Gold & Grey

“There’s Gold & Grey in them hills”. No, no, there isn’t. Gold & Grey is the new album by US metal band Baroness. They continue their ‘thing’ of naming albums after colours. This album is the band’s first without guitarist, Peter Adams. He was replaced by Gina Gleason. For the first time, the band opted for a more relaxed approach to recording, which allowed for spontaneity and greater collaboration. On Abraxan Hymns.
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  • Metal / Noise / Industrial / Extreme

Throbbing Gristle
Journey Through A Body

Why does the name of this band hurt my teeth?  Journey Through A Body is a purposely recorded piece of art by Throbbing Gristle for an Italian radio way back in the good ol' days. What were previously unavailable on the formats offered here are now available . . . on the following formats . . . offered here . . . a limited edition silver coloured vinyl reissue and a CD reissue, all released on Mute. 
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  • Metal / Noise / Industrial / Extreme

YOB
Live at Roadburn 2010

Give me YOB, me mama! YOB, me mama! YOB, until the morning come! (Un)Fortunately, a similar name is about the only musical similarity between this group and a beloved advert for a certain yoghurt-based breakfast drink. Live At Roadburn 2010 shows off the full might of the Oregon group’s cosmic doom sound. At the festival the band ripped through their set as if attempting to simultaneously summon demons and rip bongs.
  • Artist(s):
  • YOB
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  • Metal / Noise / Industrial / Extreme

YOB
The Unreal Never Lived – Live At Roadburn 2012

YOB hail from Eugene, Oregon and play extremely heavy doom metal, which is the way it should be. Following a two year hiatus in the mid ‘00s they returned to great acclaim, Including a couple of ear-damaging sets at the Roadburn festival. The Unreal Never Lived- Live At Roadburn 2012 captures the band in fine form and is previously unreleased. Double LP and CD on Roadburn Records.
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  • YOB
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  • Metal / Noise / Industrial / Extreme

Consumer Electronics
Airless Space

A quick warning, despite the artwork, this is not a Guided by Voices album. Instead it's the latest from horrible (in a good way) music purveyors Consumer Electronics. After tackling the endlessly inspirational topic of Brexit on their last album, on Airless Space they have turned that attention to one D. Trump. Moving from London to San Francisco has resulted in a mellower sound than the best, but given the subject matter, one that is no less horrible. 
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  • Metal / Noise / Industrial / Extreme

Chelsea Wolfe
Hiss Spun

Over her five previous LPs, California’s Chelsea Wolfe has won many plaudits for her grand, gothic take on the classic singer-songwriter tradition. If Hiss Spun’s lead single ‘16 Psyche’ is anything to go by, all of the parts remain in good working order. If anything, Hiss Spun will probably up the doom-rock ante - Queens of the Stone Age axeman Troy Van Leeuwen appears frequently on the album, and it was recorded by Converge’s Kurt Ballou.
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  • Metal / Noise / Industrial / Extreme

Soft Issues
Soft Issues EP

Fruitless, Self Absorbed, Pathetic. Not our words - this is how Leeds power duo Soft Issues describe their eponymous debut EP. These five tracks are an exercise in hellectronics if ever we heard one. Ear-splitting synth malfunctions, great waves of digital distortion and all manner of wails, screams and moans from vocalist Chris Robinson. It’s great, obviously.
  • Tape (CONCRETE BLOCK 001)
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  • Metal / Noise / Industrial / Extreme

Der Blutharsch / Skullflower
Angel of Darkness

Fresh from their recent controversy, UK noise mongers Skullflower hook up with Austrian kraut-rockers Der Blutharsch for a joint album of dark psychedelia. Originally released on a quickly sold out cassette tape, this is an eyeball melting sunburst yellow and red coloured vinyl edition on Dead Seed Productions.    

MØL
I/II

To be fair, Aarhus seems like the exactly sort of place that a shoegaze band would come from. The snappily titled I/II collects the first two EPs by Danish shoegazers MØL. Both EPs show off the bands interest in heaving intensity, in buzzing soundscapes, and uh, guitar pedals. Inspired by, who else, My Blood Valentine. On Holy Roar.
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  • MOL

Lungbutter
Honey

From Montreal, an assault on your senses in the form of Lungbutter, a trio with a queasy name and a ferociously-thrashing sound. Honey is built from guitar and drums and voice, but within that pallette lies some absolutely-fucked skeins of noise, some mighty howls, and some real drum pummel. A short and sharp statement, out on Constellation.

Darkthrone
Old Star

Darkthrone are a black metal band. What? You were expecting bugglegum pop? With a name like Darkthrone? The Norwegian band have been keeping it dark and heavy for thirty years - perhaps getting even darker and heavier. Old Star is their latest serving of lead soup. It's their first album in three years following 2016’s massive Arctic Thunder.
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  • Metal / Noise / Industrial / Extreme

Makoto Kawashima
Homo Sacer

Makoto Kawashima’s 2015 LP Homo Sacer gets its first ever vinyl pressing courtesy of Black Editions. This record was the final catalogue entry for acclaimed Japanese rock/experimental label P.S.F., and it proves to be a fitting swan song for Hideo Ikeezumi’s endeavour. The two pieces on Homo Sacer are free saxophone improvisations by turns piercing, pretty and pained.

Pelican
Forever Becoming (2019 Remix)

Beefed-up version of Pelican’s 2013 LP Forever Becoming here. Southern Lord have given producer Chris Common another crack at mixing the record, and the result adds more definition and low-end to the band’s expansive post-metal instrumentals. Also included on the 2019 Remix of Forever Becoming is ‘Bardo’, a track that was previously only available on Pelican’s Japanese releases.
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Transmaniacon feat. Lydia Lunch and Maya Berlin
The Strange World Of Suzie Pellet

Transmaniacon take their name from a Blue Oyster Cult song and describe themselves as 21st century schizoid people of the blue planet, which references a King Crimson song. It’s clear to see their prog influences, however, the music they make is a heavier brand of prog rock. They have teamed up with Lydia Lunch and Maya Berlin to bring to life The Strange World Of Suzie Pellet in the form a concept album. Suzie Pellet is a character created by horror/fantasy artist and novelist, Ian Miller. Transparent green/mustard half and half vinyl, limited to 300 copies of CD on New Heavy Sounds.

Soft Issues
Soft Issues

Soft Issues, Leeds’ finest new power electronics outfit, release their debut full-length via Opal Tapes (Karen Gwyer, Wanda Group). A duo who also turn out for (among others) Cattle and The Shits, together they make a screeching racket of electronic drums, synths and machine malfunctions. This is all topped off by vocals that range from a snarl to a scream. We hear they love Afrobeat, though there's no evidence of that across these eleven tracks. 50p extra garlic.

White Zombie
La Sexorcisto: Devil Music Vol.1

Let’s go back to 1992, when white people with dreadlocks was a thing and when those people played heavy metal of all things. 1992 is the year La Sexorcisto: Devil Music Vol.1 was released by White Zombie. It gained heavy MTV airplay and its mix of funk and groove metal made it a commercial success. Now reissued on 180 gram vinyl.  
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Dead Normal
There Is Nothing Left But The Enjoyment Of Senseless Destruction

Sure to appeal to fans of Atari Teenage Riot, The Fall and Crystal Castles, Spanish-based trio Dead Normal fuse harsh electronics with punk energy and dynamics. There is Nothing Left But the Enjoyment of Senseless Destruction - catchy title - gives listeners a clue as to what lies within their debut! 
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All Your Sisters
Trust Ruins

Jordan Morrison has been through it. Over the past few years he’s experienced deaths of both family and friends, got engaged and had his brain fried from working as a paramedic. That’s a lot to process, and he does that through the monolithic industrial post-punk of his All Your Sisters project. Trust Ruins, the third All Your Sisters LP, is a white-knuckle ride through Gothic EBM and synth-punk that’s made all the more overwhelming for Morrison’s pained, caustic vocals. Think The Soft Moon and Nitzer Ebb.

Sunn O)))
Life Metal

Here they come again, churning away. This time slo-mo metallers Sunn O))) have recorded with grumpy recording engineer Steve Albini who, when answering the phone from the big hairy guys said "Sure, this will be fun". And fun it was as the band drafted in violin ace Hildur Guðnadóttir (Mum, Pan Sonic) to add textures and all sorts to the ever expanding brew. Also Anthony Pateras guests on pipe organ.      

Hey Colossus
Four Bibles

Hey Colossus make it a dozen studio LPs with new record Four Bibles. This is at once some of the most direct and the most daring full-length that the sextet have made yet. Tracks like ‘Memory Gore’ are monolithic lopes that blur the boundaries between noise-rock and metal. The risk-taking comes in the instrumentation and ephemera - piano, electronics and violin all crop up on Four Bibles (the latter of which is proffered by This Is Not This Heat/Grumbling Fur man Daniel O’Sullivan), and bassist Joe Thompson has written a book to coincide with the album’s release.

Splintered
Moraine

Originally released in 1997, this reissue refreshes the Splinter classic. Boasting a vast palette of influences, 'Moraine' takes us through fuzzed out rock dirges, howling and stuttering noise and free jazz splashes thrown over the top. The atmosphere bleeds in here and there, creating an exciting and dynamic journey overall.
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Full of Hell
Weeping Choir

Weeping Choir is the fourth album by Pennsylvanian grindcore band Full Of Hell. They have also released three collaborative albums - one with Merzbow and two with The Body. Weeping Choir is their first for Relapse. They have retained Converge guitarist Kurt Ballou, who twiddled the knobs on 2017’s Trumpeting Ecstasy, as producer. He seems to know how to bring the best out of the band’s brutal sound.
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  • Metal / Noise / Industrial / Extreme

Aseethe
Throes

The third full-length album from forward-thinking metal outfit Aseethe may have taken only a fraction of the time to make as their last LP did, but that doesn’t stop Throes being one of the most beautiful records the genre has produced. Vocalist/guitarist Brian Barr, in particular, stands out having brought recent experience live-scoring films to the table. 
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  • Metal / Noise / Industrial / Extreme

Dreadnought
Emergence

Colorado metal group Dreadnought serve up their fourth LP (first for Profound Lore). Emergence is another set of ambitious songs from the Denver group. Cuts like ‘Besieged’ are a bit doomy, a bit proggy, a bit black metal-y. An album like Emergence makes sense on a label that has also released records by Wayfarer and Bell Witch.
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Golden Ashes
Gold Are The Ashes Of The Restorer

Gnaw Their Tongues / SEIROM creative engine Mories returns under yet another new guise as Golden Ashes, promising further lengthy explorations in drone rock and post-metal labelled with unwieldy song titles. Gold Are the Ashes of the Restorer is the project’s debut release, presented on CD and transparent yellow vinyl. 
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Various
Dancing In Darkness: EBM, Black Synth & Dark Beats From The 80s

EBM?  Electronic Body Music, the sort of dark, proto-techno, industrial music pioneered by the likes of Throbbing Gristle, Cabaret Voltaire and Deutsch Amerikanische Freudschaft - all of which are included on Dancing In Darkness: EBM, Black Synth & Dark Beats From The 80s. It's a comprehensive look at the darker sounds of the '80s and includes many dancefloor fillers and off-the-wall noises. 
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  • Metal / Noise / Industrial / Extreme

Mastodon
Call Of The Mastodon

Mastodon are a full-on, balls out, no holds barred metal band. Call of the Mastodon is their third album according to them -- or just a compilation album, if you think that rereleasing early songs and doing some different versions of them counts as a proper album. It contains songs from their first EP and is released here on vinyl for the first time. Clear vinyl LP with gold and blue splatter.
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  • Metal / Noise / Industrial / Extreme

Sly & The Family Drone
Gentle Persuaders

Big new proper album from legendary London outfit Sly & The Family Drone. Always changing but generally performing in the form of a potent circle of noise electronics and drums, at the moment they also have a good deal of saxophone in the mix, which allows Gentle Persuaders to reach some fierce free-jazz-noise peaks. A rough and heavy beast this one, very good stuff. On Love Love Records.

Amon Amarth
Berserker

Amon Amarth are a Viking Metal band who are absolutely preciscely as metal as their name and album artwork would suggest. Berserker is the group’s eleventh album to date, and it combines proper heavy credentials with a big dose of melodic power so that any listener can get involved. Released by the Metal Blade label.
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Helms Alee
Noctiluca

Sargent House (Deafheaven, Dylan Carson) drop the latest LP from Seattle noise-rock lifers Helms Alee. Five full-lengths in the band continue to make one hell of a racket for a three piece. There’s a nice sort of Nirvana-gone-math vibe to Noctiluca’s heavier moments - opener ‘Interachnid’, for instance. At its most melodic Noctiluca gives off a bit of an early-R.E.M. vibe - but if R.E.M. were, like, Shellac instead.

Arabrot
Die Nibelungen

Award winning noise/art rockers Arabrot are no strangers to doing live scores to silent films, but with Fritz Lang’s Die Nibelungen being 5 hours long, they certainly faced a new challenge. With members of Nurse With Wound, Current 93, and Gnod joining for the performance Arabrot managed to pull off an incredibly dynamic and deft piece to support the film. Here, highlights and certain movements have been collected to create a stand alone album.
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  • Soundtracks

Thou / Ragana
Let Our Names Be Forgotten

Thou and Ragana join forces for a record in remembrance of those who lost their lives in the 2016 Ghost Ship fire. Both bands here bring a darkly majestic blend of black metal, doom, sludge and Americana to new split Let Our Names Be Forgotten. Ragana’s tunes are a tad more melodic, while Thou’s are unrelenting Gothic drudges. A fantastic and necessary record.

Big Business
The Beast You Are

We don’t get much music catagorised as ‘heavy rock’ these days, it’s always labelled with a more specific sub-genre. Here we have an unashamedly heavy rock band in L.A.’s Big Business. The band are influenced by Melvins, Tad, Torche and High On Fire, so if any of those bands float your boat you best give ‘em a go. On Joyful Noise.

Metro Crowd
Planning:

Ah the commute. The daily mass migration of workers away from their homes, and away from their loved ones. You either love it.. actually you probably just hate it. Commuters! Metro Crowd see your struggle, your stress, your anxiety. Planning: sees the band channeling those feelings into industrial post-punk reminiscent of Chrome and Cabaret Voltaire.

Senyawa
Sujud

Who wouldn’t love Senyawa, the duo from Indonesia who combine traditional Indonesian folklore and music with black metal vocals, noise textures, and all manner besides. Sujud is their new record, and features a specially home-built guitar as well as Rully Shabara’s incredible vocals. On Sublime Frequencies.

Slow White Fall
Total EP

Oliver Ho aka Broken English Club aka Zov Zov aka Slow White Fall is, and I mean this in the best possible way, a very noisy boy. Here, on Total EP, he uses guitars, drums and synths, to create a proper industrial droning racket that is as likely to make you think of Tony Conrad as it is Godflesh. On Downwards.
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Territorial Gobbing
Gubbins

Leeds’ premier soundmonger returns with another record. Territorial Gobbing is a one-man noise machine who cranks out full-lengths at ferocious rate. Latest effort Gubbins finds TG incorporating drone and concrete influences into his screechscapes. Tracks are called things like ‘Body Sandwich’ and ‘Eat Your Manager’. A weird, funny and unique listen. Gubbins is out via Cruel Nature (Workin’ Man Noise Unit, Bodies On Everest),

Henge
Nothing Head

God Unknown Records (Sly & The Family Drone, The Blind Shake) drop the sophomore LP from London band Henge. Nothing Head sticks to the formula that worked so well for Henge on their eponymous debut record. This means psychedelic doom metal is the order of the day on Nothing Head - Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, Arabrot, that sort of thing. Nice work.
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Oozing Wound
High Anxiety

I guess an Oozing Wound would be a cause of High Anxiety. This Oozing Wound are a bunch of stoners from Chicago, whose music sounds as though they are fuelled by something more stimulating. Their sound meets halfway between sludgy rock and thrash metal and it has to be said, it’s quite exciting. LP and CD on Thrill Jockey.
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Deafkids
Configuração do Lamento

Configuração do Lamento is the seventh album from DEAFKIDS. Living together in São Paulo, the band’s jam heavy music is a sticky affair and has seen them become a pretty big deal in their native Brazil and they’ve raked up two European tours in their 10 years too. It’s heavy noise, churning bass and grating guitar and it deserves to be played loud.

Drekka
No Tracks In The Snow

Delve into the early days of Mkl Anderson’s long-running Drekka recording project, with a selection of late 90’s / early 2000’s tracks. No Tracks In The Snow is full of highly personal moments and memories, expressed through industrial ambience and a cinematic scope. Released by Dais Records.
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Pissgrave
Posthumous Humilation

The only problem with pissing on my grave is that eventually you run out of piss. Pissgrave are back with a second full album of their maximum death metal brutality. Posthumous Humiliation is unpleasant and relentless, grinding on and on through nine tracks. Just the way you like it. Released on Profound Lore.
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  • Metal / Noise / Industrial / Extreme