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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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Test Dept.
Disturbance

New material from Test Dept., the early industrial legends who just love to make didactic statements about this nonsense society over heavyweight hammerings. Disturbance is the first new album from the group for absolute years, and it is still raw, if also a little more souped-up. On One Little Indian.
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Blood Music
GPS Poetics

Fancy sounds from Simon Pomery’s project Blood Music, where poetry and poetics are key. GPS Poetics is a set of text-sound compositions, with electronic and non-electronic accompaniment to Pomery’s vocal delivery. A lot going on here. Released by The Wormhole, the disc-based sub-label of The Tapeworm.

Booker Stardrum
Temporary etc.

NNA Tapes (Kalbells, Matthewdavid’s Mindflight) drop a record of intriguing percussion experiments from Booker Stardrum. Having spent time thumping tubs for artists such as Lee Ranaldo and Weyes Blood, Temporary Etc. sees Stardrum taking flight from behind his kit. His loping beats - somewhere between ?uestlove and Eli Keszler - are augment by dreamy synth textures and ambient drones. Lovely stuff.

Endon
Boy Meets Girl

Endon are a Japanese noise-metal band. The noise they make is widely described as catastrophic. They seem to operate by balancing elements that don’t necessarily fit together - ferocity and vulnerability, terrifying noise and fun - and in the case of their new album Boy Meets Girl, love and horror. LP and CD on Thrill Jockey.
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Spotlights
Love & Decay

Love & Decay. Is there anything else? Not for Spotlights there ain’t. The Brooklyn group’s third LP is another set of heavyweight instrumental rock numbers. Across these eight tracks the band bring together the thick bottom-end of sludge metal, the sky-scraping ambiences of shoegaze and that sort of emoish post-rock thing American Football and Mineral are so well-known for. Love & Decay is out via Ipecac (Daughters, Omar Rodriguez-Lopez).
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Arabrot
The Gospel

New record from heavy adventurers Arabrot. The Gospel follows Kjetil Nernes’ recovery from throat cancer, so it is understandably thoughtful about mortality. Not that the band hold back here: grinding basslines and pounding industrial rhythms are very much present, and The Gospel remains super-weighty. Released on the Fysisk Format label.

Toadliquor
Cease & Decease

Awesome name alert! Toadliquor were formed in the late '80s in the USA. Their blend of sludge and doom metal is violently thick and it congeals into a mass of bubbling ooze from its reverb and crashing cymbals. The band's tunes may slowly melt around your ears but the band itself burst into flame pretty quickly, only releasing one LP in 1993. Cease & Decease is a compilation of some of their finest including a recording made just for this release. 
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Nate Young
Volume One: Dilemmas Of Identity

New one from Wolf Eye’s very own Nate Young, who in his solo releases thus far has burrowed down a peculiar and mucky brand of experimental electronics. ‘Volume One: Dilemmas of Identity’ - which comes out via Young’s own Lower Floor Music - is a collection of material which Young made during the time of his Regression series, but wasn’t quite the fit for that project. Needless to say it’s as essential as anything with Young’s name attached.

Wastell & Marhaug
Kiss of Acid


Dead Witches
The Final Exorcism

More thick, chunky, guitar gnarl from Dead Witches. The Final Exorcism mines an entertaining seam of doomy gothic religion (‘Fear The Priest’!) and fuzzed-out riff churn. Dead Witches play it like they mean it, and it sounds just right. Out on the most literally named label in the game, Heavy Psych Sounds.
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Caspar Brötzmann Massaker
Black Axis

Originally released in 1989, Black Axis was the second album by Caspar Brötzmann Massaker. The power trio were dominated by Brötzmann’s gigantic guitar sound and could go from thumping rock to cacophonous racket in the space of one song. Sounds like fun to me. LP and CD on Southern Lord.
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Black Mountain Transmitter
Black Goat Of The Woods

Heavily influenced by the horror writing of H.P. Lovecraft and ‘70s horror films such as Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Black Goat Of The Woods by Black Mountain Transmitter was written to sound like the soundtrack to a lost lo-fi horror movie. It’s the work of one man, J.R. Moore, and was originally released on CD back in 2010. It is now available on vinyl for the first time. 180g vinyl LP, limited to 300 copies, on Aurora Borealis.
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Sleep
The Sciences

Weed obsessed stoner rock legends Sleep release their first album since Dopesmoker on 4/20 as a nod to the code-term in cannabis culture and day of celebratory toking. 'The Sciences' feature six tracks of relentless, stoned and heavy psychedelic metal from chess master Al Cisneros also of Om, High on Fire axe wielder Matt Pike and Neurosis stickman Jason Roeder.

Twin Temple
Twin Temple (Bring You Their Signature Sound.... Satanic Doo-Wop)

If you say that you have a signature sound but have to spell out what your signature sound is immediately afterwards then is it even your signature sound? Not to split hairs or anything, just an observation. Anyway, at least Twin Temple have the courtesy to let you know what you’re getting into with a title like Twin Temple (Bring You Their Signature Sound…. Satanic Doo-Wop). All you Postmodern Jukeboxers out there will enjoy Twin Temple’s wiccan Winehouse shtick.

The Dead C
Rare Ravers

The Dead C hail from the famous music city of Dunedin in New Zealand, and, like many bands from there, initially released records through the legendary Flying Nun label as well as Siltbreeze, Xpressway and Precious Metal. The trio of Bruce Russell, Michael Morley, and Robbie Yeats have been experimenting with various forms of alternative/indie music for 32 years now, Rare Ravers is their 16th album of their idiosyncratic free rock.
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Zeni Geva & Steve Albini
Maximum Implosion

This release by Zeni Geva (the noise rock band led by KK Null) and Steve Albini (producer extraordinaire and Big Black / Shellac main bastard) gathers up all their collaborations from over the years, with material including 1992 live tracks and tracks from the rare Superunit release. Comprehensive and also crushingly heavy double CD set.
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Daughters
You Won't Get What You Want

The first Daughters LP for Ipecac Records (Mike Patton, Faith No More) finds the grindcore-turned-noise-punk band in good nick. You Won’t Get What You Want is a ten-song set that, while heavy as ever, sees Daughters expand their palette to good effect. ‘Satan In The Wait’, for instance, is a seven-minute vaudeville punk number that is both ghoulish and caustic. More straightforward rockers like ‘The Reason They Hate Me’ have something of the Pissed Jeans about them.
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Godflesh
Streetcleaner: Live At Roadburn 2011

Streetcleaner is the second (some say definitive) album of Justin K. Broadrick’s legendary Godflesh, and Roadburn is the Dutch festival renowned by fans of heavy music the world over. On this record, the two meet one another, with Godflesh playing a beefed-up version of the album in front of a rapturous live audience at the festival in 2011. Definitely a new flavour added to Streetcleaner here. Released by Roadburn Records.
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Annie Anxiety
Soul Possession

Check out the personnel on this one: for her 1984 debut album, Annie Anxiety managed to assemble members of Crass, African Head Charge, Flux Of Pink Indians and more, all under the production oversight of the legendary Adrian Sherwood. Soul Possession is the result, a weird and amazing industrial dub odyssey that still sounds like little else. This DAIS reissue is the first vinyl release for this album in three decades.

Deafheaven
Ordinary Corrupt Human Love

Yes, the black metal darlings of Pitchfork are back with their answer to Stereophonics' Language. Sex. Violence. Other?, and thank goodness. They follow up New Bermuda with their first LP for ANTI-, offering a more romantic, smitten sound than ever that we hope will chug at least somewhat. 

Street Sects
The Kicking Mule

Debut album, End Position showed influences such as Chrome and Nine Inch Nails. Street Sects, the Austin, Texas post-punk industrial screamers change gear for album number two, The Kicking Mule. Here, they use Roxy Music, Brian Eno and Bowie’s Berlin trilogy as inspiration for it’s follow up, The Kicking Mule. there’s still plenty of rattling industrialism, screaming and Nine Inch Nails-ness, though. LP and CD on The Flenser.

OAKE
Live in Marseille

VAAGNER present a vinyl edition of a cassette originally released in 2015 on Ascetic House. 'Live in Marseille' documents a stunning performance from OAKE, the duo of Eric Goldstein and Konstanze Bathseba Zippora, captured in Marseille, France, 18 October 2014. If you've heard their records on Downwards, Stroboscopic Artefacts and SNTS you will know that the duo deal in an intense sound which is as heavy as it is beautifully ethereal. A mesmerising ride through heaven and hell. Remastered and cut @ Dubplates & Mastering.
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ElpH vs Coil
Worship The Glitch

More Coil!!! If you like the stuff they do on purpose but feel like you're missing out on their accidents, then this is the release for you. ElpH as it turns out is not another artist, but the name they gave to the spirit causing their equipment to glitch. And on Worship the Glitch, they do just that. Harnessing the mistakes to make something spectral.

Thurston Moore
Klangfarbenmelodie.. And The Colorist Strikes Primitiv

Klangfarbenmelodie….And The Colourist Strikes Primitiv by Thurston Moore was originally released in the same year as his Psychic Hearts album. In the Sonic Youth timeline that’s in between Washing Machine and A Thousand Leaves. It’s also in a time before people read Kim Gordon’s Biography…..Anyway, what we have here is a reissue, on vinyl for the first time, of Thurston Moore's vicious noise-rock set recorded with free jazz drummer Tom Surgal. It was originally released by Corpus Hermeticum, a label owned by Bruce Russell from The Dead C. Russell edited the recording for this release and contributes new liner notes. Heavyweight white vinyl on Glass Modern.

Caspar Brötzmann Massaker
The Tribe

Caspar Brötzmann Massaker announced themselves back in ‘87 with The Tribe.The German power trio played heavy rock with industrial delivery and in guitarist and frontman Caspar Brötzmann they had Jimi Hendrix, Thurston Moore and Lee Ranaldo rolled into one. LP and CD on Southern Lord.
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MoE / Marhaug
Capsaicin

The MoE trio (Guro Skumsnes Moe, Håvard Skaset and Joakim Heibø Johansen) are here joined by fellow Norwegian sound murderer Lasse Marhaug for a scorching seventy-eight minutes of red-hot burning noise rock and molten electronics destruction. 'Capsaicin' builds from ominous bass and unfurls into a mass of dense and blistering extreme sound that would strip flesh from bone, before retreating to the desolation from whence it came.
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Boss Keloid
Herb Your Enthusiasm

Wigan prog-sludgers Boss Keloid’s 2016 album Herb Your Enthusiasm was so good that they’re releasing it again. This time it’s on gatefold vinyl, so you can have your sludge and spin it too. Bursting with well-produced riffing, randy cover art and enough puns to sink the HMS James Joyce, your enthusiasm for this one is doubtless very herbed indeed.
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Autopsy
Retribution For The Dead

Good old Peaceville Records come through with a reissue of Autopsy’s chirpy Retribution For The Dead. This 1991 EP was released as a stopgap between the seminal American death metal band’s first and second LPs. That’s not to say Retribution For The Dead is a lightweight record, mind - these are three heavy, heavy tunes. The title track is exclusive to this release.
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Planet B
Planet B

Star-studded, self-titled debut album by hot new electro-hardcore duo Planet B (Justin Pearson of Dead Cross, Retox and The Locust plus Luke Henshaw of Sonido de la Frontera). They are joined by fellow Locusts Gabe Serbian and Joseph Karam, Kool Keith, Nick “Yeah Yeah Yeahs” Zinner, Killing Joker Martin Atkins… the list could go on.

Alastor
Slave To The Grave

Swedish doomsayers Alastor proudly boast that their latest LP Slave To The Grave is a ‘7-track hateful gospel’. I don’t know if you’d necessarily describe this music as hateful - most of the melodies are actually pretty tasteful - but it’s certainly heavy. This is the sort of psych-y doom metal that has kept Black Sabbath in business all these years. The lead singer’s stage name is Dharma Gheddon, which is fun.

Esben And The Witch
Nowhere

Esben And The Witch return with a new LP on Season Of Mist. Nowhere is a very good metal album full of Gothic majesty. The passages of monolithic sludge are reminiscent of Sunn O))), but the way they often give way to moments of icy beauty is reminiscent of Converge and even a little Tool. Singer Rachel Davies recalls Chelsea Wolfe and (more obliquely) Beth Gibbons.

Evoken
Hypnagogia

The moody bastards at Profound Lore (Bell Witch, Pallbearer) with another record of unrelentingly intense metal here. This one comes courtesy of New Jersey doom OGs Evoken. Hypnagogia is a sludgy delight, all thick walls of guitar and merciless vocal grunts. It’s very well produced too - the guitars on ‘Valorous Consternation’ sound melodic and meaty all at once.
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Pentagram
Day Of Reckoning

With Bobby Liebling remaining the most surprisingly still-living and less surprisingly least-dignified metal frontman, here’s a reminder of better daze. The Virginia doom masters were one of the first and most faithful outfits to follow in the hallowed footsteps of Black Sabbath, and their second LP is beyond reproach, with classics such as When the Screams Come and Evil Seed. This 30th anniversary picture disc features the original ‘Mausoleum’ artwork and guarantees morbid mid-paced thrills.
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The Mon
Doppelleben

The Mon is the solo project of Ufomammut bassist/vocalist/synth player Urlo. On Doppelleben he allows his noise and industrial dispositions to give the doom metal of his day job a kick up the backside. Tracks like ‘Relics’ and ‘Her’ bring to mind Nine Inch Nails, Tool and Angelo Badalamenti all getting together for a very intense jam session.
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Metallica
...And Justice For All (Remastered)

It seems that with the 4 albums from their second album, Ride The Lightning to their self-titled ‘black’ album, Metallica could do no wrong. ….And Justice For All was the third album in that run and was originally released in 1988. It has now been severely polished and repackaged in a number of enticing ways. Firstly we have the shelf-threatening Deluxe LP Box set which contains the original LP across 2 180g slabs of vinyl, 3 live LPs, 11 CDs and 4 DVDs, book, patches and tour laminate. If that’s just too much for you, there’s a two LP version, a 3CD version, a single CD version and a cassette all available separately.
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Bosse-de-Nage
Further Still

Bosse-de-Nage are clearly brethren to fellow Bay-area blackgazers (Kids these days, right? What else will they come up with?) Deafheaven, squeezing together shoegaze and black metal to create a punishing and cathartic wall of noise and music. Their new album Further Still is said to focus more on song structures rather than the endless hypnotic repetition of 2015's acclaimed All Fours. 
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Monarch
Never Forever

French ultra-slow doomers Monarch return to the Profound Lore label with their eighth full length Never Forever. Taking doom down to an atmospheric wall of sound they create the low end power of Sunn O)) with vocals that cross from ethereal and harmonic to blood curdling shrieks. Bludgeoning and bleak. FFO Big Brave etc..
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Chelsea Wolfe
Live At Roadburn 2012

In 2012, the good people of the Netherlands’ Roadburn festival were treated to a set from dark and heavy electric-folkster Chelsea Wolfe. The performance was strong enough to merit a full blown release, and so the Burning World label have pressed up Live At Roadburn 2012 onto red vinyl, in a limited edition. Killer.
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Hissing
Permanent Destitution

Permanent Destitution might be the debut LP from HISSING, but the Seattle group arrive at this record with some pedigree. Since forming in 2014 the trio have released on Southern Lord and toured with Sunn O))). It’s no surprise Stephen O’Malley was keen on this lot. Theirs is a punishing form of metal that yokes together death, thrash and grind. The six tunes of this record showcase their prodigious talents. Expect HISSING to stick around for some time.
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Boris
Live at Third Man Records

Last year the long-running Tokyo heavy rockers marked the ten year anniversary of their landmark stoner opus PINK by playing it in full and at massive volume at Nashville’s Third Man Records. Happily, the Blue Room is kitted out with a snazzy analogue recording setup, so the set was committed to (actual) tape. This limited Black Friday LP release features five tracks from that night (and a companion release of Earth’s support set is also available).

Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats
Wasteland

Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats return with their most powerful album to date. The band recorded at Sunset Studios in LA and have come up with a raw an exuberant sound that promises to blow away most of the psych rock rabble that follow in their wake. A mixture of psych rock anthems and darker more politically aware material that could well be their biggest statement to date.   
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High On Fire
Electric Messiah

High On Fire’s eighth studio LP emerges via eOne Music. Electric Messiah is something of a metal love-in - Converge’s Kurt Ballou handles production, while High On Fire number members of Sleep, Zeke and Mindwar. Given that the record is also a tribute to late Motörhead beard-bloke Lemmy, we’re going to go out on a limb here and say that this is a heavy one.
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Bliss Signal
Bliss Signal

Surge, the first single off Bliss Signal’s self-titled debut, sounds like a collaboration between Deafheaven and Dag Rosenqvist. In reality it's James Kelly (Altar of Plagues) and Mumdance who are working together. The result, as far as we can tell, sounds like a death-metal remix of some very soulful ambient. And it's pretty tasty.

Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs
King of Cowards

Not again! Rocket Recordings left the sty gate open and now as many as seven Pigses are off trotting about the place. Aye, that’s seven pigs, a theme of the seven deadly sins, six riffing, Nu Manchu bangers and one city, Newcastle, where this style is currently enjoying quite a revival. Trivia: the album was mostly written in a barn in Italy, close to actual pigs.
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Universal Eyes
Four Variations On ‘Artificial Society’

A line-up many may have expected never to see in the year of our lord 2018… Universal Eyes is a combination of Universal Indians and Wolf Eyes, and in this case that means Aaron Dilloway alongside John Olson and Nate Young again, as well as the vibrant power of Gretchen Gonzales-Davidson. Four Variations on ‘Artificial Society’ is a delightfully deep and murky suite of sounds: you know you’re going to love it. From Lower Floor Music.
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Dylan Carlson
Conquistador

Conquistador is the debut solo album from Dylan Carson. He was a founding member of Sub Pop drone metal band, Earth and will probably forever be known as the man who gave Kurt the gun. Carson says that the album soundtracks an imaginary western. Throughout he shows his ability to create powerful widescreen sounds, but also shows his deftness at knowing when space and quiet are the right sounds. LP and CD on Sargent Horse.

Sudden Infant
Buddhist Nihilism

How could I not reference the press release here? "SUDDEN INFANT is a Swiss Industrial-Dada-Noise-Rock band based in Berlin". How bad-ass does that make this band sound? Buddhist Nihilism is the latest release from SUDDEN INFANT and contains 12 explosive tracks that, like the records before this (see Radiorgasm and Wolfi's Nightmare in particular) combine over 25 years worth of industrial music experience. Available on vinyl LP and CD, and released on Harbinger Sound. 
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Mirrors For Psychic Warfare
I See What I Became

Bearded, black-clad duo Mirrors for Psychic Warfare - that’s Scott Kelly (Neurosis) and Sanford Parker (Buried at Sea) - return to Neurot Recordings with I See What I Became. In one of the mirrors, no doubt. The pair churn out a fairly wicked concoction of slow, instrumental hardcore doom with a very electronic sound - there’s even sidechaining in there. Beard EDM.

Rage Against The Machine
Evil Empire

The sophomore LP from serial establishment-botherers Rage Against The Machine gets reissued. Given that the title of 1996’s Evil Empire refers to Reaganite slander of the Soviet Union and ‘Bulls On Parade’ deals with violence and wall-building at the U.S.-Mexican border, this feels like a timely re-pressing from Epic Records. This is a Rage record so even if you've not heard it before you can probably guess what it sounds like.
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Various (Melvins, Pallbearer, Mark Lanegan etc.)
The Wall [Redux]

Fancy another brick? The Wall [Redux] is Magnetic Eye Records' take on everyone's favourite concept album, Pink Floyd's The Wall. The artists they got to do this speak for themselves, the biggest names being Mark Lanegan, Melvins and Pallbearer. If you always liked The Wall but reckoned it probably could've been a bit louder, this one's for you.
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Stoned Jesus
Pilgrims

Napalm Records (Skindred, Alestorm) release the fourth LP from Ukrainian group Stoned Jesus. If it wasn’t apparent from their name, this band deal primarily in stoner rock and they’re definitely very pleased that Pilgrims’ second track clocks in at exactly 4:20. Stoned Jesus’ sound is not as skull-shaking as genre titans like Sleep. A lot of their music is relatively lean by the conventions of the genre - moments here could pass for Deftones.

Andrew Liles
The Flesh Creeping Gonzoid: Speciality Offal & Other Choice Cuts

Andrew Liles has worked within Nurse With Wound, Current 93, as well as with the likes of Gnod, Faust, and Cosey Fanni Tutti and many more plus his immense solo back catalogue. Here we have a massive box set of 6 CDs of unreleased material, with a bonus DVD of bonus goodies such as outtakes limited releases. Limited to only 500.

Brujeria
Matando Güeros

Straight out of 1993 is this classic of Mexican grindcore: the debut album of Brujeria. Matando Güeros, which features a photo of a genuine severed head on the cover, is all about narco and border violence, and takes an extremely anti-American position: check out the opening skit, in which a cocky American dude has a very bad time in a drug deal. Reissued on Listenable Records.
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SUMAC
Love In Shadow

Fresh from their collaboration with Keiji Haino, the ex-Isis / Russian Circles / Baptists supergroup that is SUMAC hand us their third full-length album. Love In Shadow blasts forth with four lengthy and hefty pieces, which pilot an exhilarating course between tight, propulsive structure and looser abstraction. For old SUMAC fans and Haino-heads who might have just discovered them, this will hit the spot.
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Chubby Thunderous Bad Kush Masters
Come & Chutney

From their name, their album title and the fact that Come & Chutney is released on ‘slurry brown’ vinyl, it’s safe to say that the three blokes behind Chubby Thunderous Bad Kush Masters like to laugh. But did you also know that they like to fuzz? They fuzz hard on this LP, recalling Weedeater but with a little more spring in their step. Out on Riff Rock, which is less a label name than a description of what's to come.

JFK
Weapon Design

'Weapon Design' is an 8-track LP (out on Fourth Dimension) full-to-bursting with galvanised beats, labyrinthine textures and searing psychedelia. It's an agile and uncompromising record that simultaneously riffs on '80s cassette culture and brooding sci-fi films. An exciting, distinctive listen from Anthony Di Franco (aka JFK).
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Shazzula, Warren Ellis and Matthias Loibner
The Essor - First Film of The Spirits Trilogy

The Essor is Part One of Shazzula’s experimental film series, The Spirits Trilogy, designed for installation contexts but also available in your home via this Black Mass Rising DVD. Trippy business, filmed in Mongolia, and featuring a soundtrack by the filmmaker with Matthias Loibner and the big man Warren Ellis! Get deep man.
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Infernal Coil
Within A World Forgotten

The band is called Infernal Coil. Their logo is an indefinable scrawl that looks like a bundle of twigs. The LP is called Within A Forgotten World. The tracks have titles like ‘Wounds Never Close’ and ‘Bodies Set In Ashen Death’. It’s coming out on a label called Profound Lore. … Correct! The answer was: A - Death Metal.
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A-Sun Amissa
Ceremony In The Stillness

More of that West Yorkshire ambient-drone-and-more goodness from A-Sun Amissa on Gizeh! Ceremony In The Stillness is the project’s perfectly named fourth full-length, and as well as those deep dark smooth atmospheres, it also features both thick riffs and actual drums in a few places, bringing another angle into the Amissa world. A very atmospheric record.
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Megadeth
Peace Sells... But Who’s Buying?

Peace Sells….But Who’s Buying is the second album by U.S. thrash metal bohemoths, Megadeth and was originally released in 1986. The band, who were fronted by Dave Mustaine, found the recording process difficult due to drug issues with drummer Gar Samuelson and guitarist, Chris Poland who were ultimately fired once promotional commitments were met. Regardless of these difficulties, the band made a classic of the genre. LP on Virgin.
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Conan
Existential Void Guardian

The existential void has a new guardian. Liverpool trio Conan resume channelling the bloodthirsty energy of your favourite Cimmerian barbarian on this new one for Napalm Records. Packing dual vocalists and an indefatigable fund of drop-tuned riffs, it’s quite the furious, simmering work of doomy sludge.
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Iron Maiden
The Number of the Beast

You might have heard of this one. Hard to believe there once was a time when Bruce Dickinson was the new boy, fresh from Samson and awaiting judgement from the Di’Anno fans, but it’s fair to say he passed the audition. There’s a good chance that Maiden are playing the title track, Hallowed Be Thy Name or Run to the Hills in some corner of the globe right now. It might be a stretch to talk about “deep cuts” on a 14 million seller, but Children of the Damned and The Prisoner aren’t too shabby either.
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Pig Destroyer
Head Cage

Sixth album from the highly lethal Pig Destroyer. On Head Cage enact their brand of grindcore in a incredibly precise and hypnotic fashion. As a unit they are absolutely undefeated. Lyricist JR Hayes takes out his frustration on the darker aspects of our world, but I'm not sure what the band's problem with our snout-having earth-mates is. 
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Death Grips
Year of the Snitch

Year Of The Snitch is the sixth album by Californian experimental hip-hop punks Death Grips. The three-piece of MC Ride, Andy Morin and Zach Hill like to give very little away about their records prior to release and the same is true here. One thing that’s guaranteed is that this will supply some aggression catharsis for our troubled times.

Judas Priest
British Steel

While Priest were certainly very commercially-minded at this point, only the churlish or terminally False could turn their nose up at the leather-clad, stud-bedecked joys on offer here. Breaking the Law and Living After Midnight might be played to death but remain agreeable artefacts of metal entryism. Rapid Fire and Steeler bookend the album with speed metal paciness, while Metal Gods and Grinder are crushing mid-tempo monsters. Even quasi-reggae experiment The Rage is a triumph. Priest matched the energy and simplicity of the NWOBHM kids and world domination ensued.
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  • Metal / Noise / Industrial / Extreme

Death
Spiritual Healing

Each Death album represents a progressive advance in the genre that shared the band’s name. Here Chuck Schuldiner and co. focus on technical and compositional complexity rather than bludgeoning brutality, aided by the liquid leads of Wunderkind James Murphy (no, not the LCD Soundsystem guy). Lyrical content moves on from the grotesqueries of Leprosy to more psychological and social concerns. Back in 1990, it may have seemed a little polite amid newcomers like Suffocation and Cannibal Corpse as well as the burgeoning Swedish scene, but as an absolute cornucopia of quality riffs, it’s aged well.
  • Genre(s):
  • Metal / Noise / Industrial / Extreme

Celtic Frost
To Mega Therion

The second album by the Swiss legends has been variously filed under thrash, black, death, and doom metal, largely because of its immeasurable influence across those subgenres. Bands as diverse as Darkthrone, Obituary and Anathema would be unimaginable without it.Tom G. Warrior and Martin Ain made a conscious leap forward from their debut Morbid Tales, with complex song structures, varied moods and tempos, and even the occasional bombastic horn part. To Mega Therion is a synergy of idiosyncrasies: an unmistakable guitar tone, snaky semi-tone riffs, verbose lyrics, and of course those trademark death grunts. The album has an intoxicating ancient and occult atmosphere, down to the iconic H.R. Giger artwork. Also, the monolithic Jewel Throne and swords ’n’ sorcery karaoke favourite Circle of the Tyrants will get you headbanging like a maniac. This reissue also includes the contemporaneous Emperor's Return EP. UH!
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  • Metal / Noise / Industrial / Extreme

Obituary
Obituary

This veteran Florida institution are sometimes seen as death metal’s answer to AC/DC - reliable purveyors of their simplistic style onstage but somewhat burdened by having perfected their art on their first few albums. The self-tilting of this 2017 release seems pointed, and luckily it’s easily the most worthwhile product to bear their logo since the mid-nineties. Innovation isn’t really in their remit, but it’s hard to argue with the neck-endangering mastery of groove and dynamics on End It Now or Turned To Stone. Crushing, raw and bristling with aggression.
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  • Metal / Noise / Industrial / Extreme

Mamaleek
Out Of Time

San Francisco metal outfit Mamaleek are swaying further and further from their death-metal origins. Combining deathly grunting with slow beats, samples, and melodic and versatile instrumentations, the two brothers have created a haunting take on the genre. Out of Time was recorded and mixed by Jack Shirley (Deafheaven, Bosse-de-Nage), and the result is as crisp as it is eclectic and weird.
  • Genre(s):
  • Metal / Noise / Industrial / Extreme

Split Cranium
I’m The Devil and I’m OK

Six years on from debut LP and d-beat/anarcho-punk supergroup Split Cranium serve up the sophomore. Given that the band features members of Converge, Circle, Mammifer and many more, I’m The Devil And I’m Ok was never going to go in with a soft touch. What’s notable here is how the band balances out the ferocious screams and pounding drums with some pretty melodic riffs. Out via Mike Patton’s Ipecac Recordings (Zu, Daelek, loads more).

Melvins
Pinkus Abortion Technician

"BASS, how low can you go" as Chuck D once said, well pretty low when you combine A.) The Melvins stoner sludge rock and B.) two, yes TWO bass players, expect Buzz Osborne's usual brand of Godzilla sized riffs with the addition of Butthole Surfers four stringer Jeff Pinkus and Melvins/Redd Kross/Off! bassist Steven McDonald adding bowel expelling bottom end to 'Pinkus Abortion Technician'.

Echo Beds
Buried Language

Denver industrial duo, Echo Beds, found themselves locked out of their practice space by bailiffs in 2016. This was due to a seemingly unfriendly crack down on arty types and their unofficial work spaces. After turning bedrooms into recording studios, using improvised equipment to work on their ideas and being emotionally spurred on by what was happening to them and their friends, Buried Language was born. Check it out if Street Sects, Youth Code or Drab Majesty are your bag. LP on The Flenser.
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  • Metal / Noise / Industrial / Extreme

Thou
Magus

Thou claim greater influence from 90s proto-grunge groups like Alice In Chains and Soundgarden than contemporaries like EYEHATEGOD, a band to whom the Baton Rouge outfit are frequently compared. Magus - Thou’s first LP since 2014’s Heathen - lands squarely between the two camps, but is also much more than that. Sludgy, abrasive and loud as heck, there's more than a little Converge in here. That is to say that Magus is modern metal par excellence. The vocalist’s screech is the first sound you hear in hell. Out via Sacred Bones.
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  • Metal / Noise / Industrial / Extreme

Wetware
Automatic Drawing

Norman website visitor, meet Automatic Drawing. It’s the debut LP by Wetware (Roxy Farman & Matthew Morandi). The pair first appeared on the New York industrial scene in 2015, hamming it up with intense and provocative live shows. Distilling such live energy to record can’t be easy, but they’ve nailed the production of these compelling, clattering rhythms and discomforting vocals. There’s even a whiff of vintage industrial pastiche.

Remote Viewing
Blood Loss

Remote Viewing release their new LP via Hominid Sounds (Cattle, Casual Nun). There’s plenty of muscle gone into this one - RV contain members of Palehorse, Million Dead, Record Buying Public and a bunch of other heavy groups - and Blood Loss is a suitably hard-bitten experience. Blood-curdling shrieks, drums that sound like they’re about to burst the monitors apart, ten-tonne riffs on the cusp of stoner and doom. It’s a wild ride.
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  • Metal / Noise / Industrial / Extreme

Uniform
The Long Walk

The Long Walk is Uniform’s second or third LP for Sacred Bones depending on whether you’re counting the collaborative record they made with The Body. However, don’t try and crunch the numbers while you’re actually listening to this thing. The pair make such a racket that it’s pretty much impossible to concentrate on anything else. File next to The Soft Moon and Blanck Mass.
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  • Metal / Noise / Industrial / Extreme

Årabrot
Who Do You Love

On the noisiness-scale of Norwegian music, right in the middle between Mayhem and Kings of Convenience, you’ll find Årabrot, which is just to say that they use electric guitars but not pigs’ heads. Reminiscent in artsiness of Of Montreal [sic], and with a certain appreciation of the melodramatic, Who Do You Love is the emotional rollercoaster you're looking for.
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  • Metal / Noise / Industrial / Extreme

Boris / Joe Volk
Split


  • Vinyl LP (INV109LP)
  • In stock and ready to ship
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Drug Cult
Drug Cult

Debut outing from members of Sun Of Man and Megaritual under their new guise - Drug Cult. Hazy and very very heavy indeed, this is a huge dose of psychedelics through an Electric Wizard filter. Fuzzed riffs that is a must for fans of Baba Naga and the likes. CD, LP and Limited Deluxe CD on ritual Productions.

Nine Inch Nails
ADD VIOLENCE EP

Released digitally in July, Caroline International bring the second in a series of three EPs from Nine Inch Nails to physical format. Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross touch every base across five tracks, with a synth driven stomper, glitchy experimental electronics and a heavy and distorted climax…
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  • Metal / Noise / Industrial / Extreme

Bell Witch
Demo 2011

Demo 2011 was the first available release from doom crew Bell Witch, and it went down very well with the community. For a demo, it has a very thick and developed sound, and is feature length (37 minutes) in size too; so it is well deserving of this vinyl reissue of 600 copies, with  updated sleeve design on The Flenser label.
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  • Metal / Noise / Industrial / Extreme

OHHMS
Exist

OOHMS are here with their second album which should be a right favourite in our office.  They make heavy heavy prog with nods way back to the '70s likes of Pink Floyd and the Soft Machine and the more bang up to date the Mars Volta. Tin hat time for those too fainthearted for wiggly, wibbly progressive rock. 

Dead Cross
Dead Cross

Dead Cross (2018, Ipecac), not to be confused with Dead Cross (2017, Ipecac), is the latest headbanging release by Southern California weird hardcore/metal supergroup Dead Cross (2015 - present, Ipecac). They’re Mike Patton, Dave Lombardo, Justin Pearson and Michael Crain, and their EP consists of two hyperactive new songs and two remixes of songs from last year’s album.

Innumerable Forms
Punishment In Flesh

The cantankerous Innumerable Forms have finally made an LP. Punishment In Flesh comes a good eleven years after the band's inception, which makes sense: they release LPs at a speed worthy of a band with powerviolence/hardcore origins. Taking influence from the Scandanavian death metal of the early '90s, they seek to create a portal to that time through raw, plainly stated dissonance, going back to what gave the genre its rough edges.
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  • Metal / Noise / Industrial / Extreme

Blacklab
Under The Strawberry Moon

Winners of my favourite album art for the year, please say hello to Blacklab, an Osaka local band who make barely decipherable evil. With a few of the layers in their musical trifle consisting of fuzzy texture, they top everything off with a big helping of doom. The lo-fi production and noisy carelessness that sums up Under the Strawberry Moon is indicative of their unflinching, uncompromising attitude. Cool. 

Orange Goblin
Coup De Grace

Orange Goblin are yr authentic british stoner metal band, as heavy and, well, as stoned as the day is long. Coup de Grace is their 2002 fourth album, and it is such a consummate riff-chugging stoner metal release that John Garcia himself, of the legends Kyuss, even lends a hand on two tracks. Vinyl reissue from Rise Above.
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  • Metal / Noise / Industrial / Extreme

Orange Goblin
Thieving From The House Of God

Orange Goblin are yr authentic british stoner metal band, as heavy and, well, as stoned as the day is long. Thieving From The House Of God arrived in 2004 as the band’s fifth album, and it found them adjusting to a smaller four-piece line-up. Of course, this merely focused the group’s riff-chugging power further. Rise Above reissue.
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  • Metal / Noise / Industrial / Extreme

Orange Goblin
The Big Black

Orange Goblin are yr authentic british stoner metal band, as heavy and, well, as stoned as the day is long. The Big Black was their third album, first released in the year 2000 following production sessions with Billy Anderson. Cosmic weight is all over this release, from the space artwork to track titles like “You’ll never get to the moon in that”. Reissued on Rise Above on three sides of vinyl (the fourth contains an etching).
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  • Metal / Noise / Industrial / Extreme

Holiday Inn
Torbido

Holiday Inn are one of Rome’s finest synth-punk outfits, and they create music as ferociously DIY and direct as that Xerox-ed cover art. Torbido is real powerhouse stuff, tapping straight into the veins and jolting with wave after wave of pulsing, shouting, pumping energy. Not at all like the chain of budget hotels. Vinyl release from the Avant! and Maple Death labels.

The Body
I Have Fought Against It, But I Can't Any Longer

Portland duo The Body push their sound to yet more extremes on their latest LP. I Have Fought Against It, But I Can’t Any Longer sees the pair bringing in a few collaborators - Assembly of Light Choir’s Chrissy Wolpert, Sandworm’s Ben Eberie to name but two - to beef up their already mighty sound. The resulting record is a brooding, abrasive song-cycle, like The Bug & Earth teaming up with Zola Jesus. Out via Thrill Jockey.
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  • Metal / Noise / Industrial / Extreme

Electric Wizard
Let Us Prey

Electric Wizard, evil doomslayers who would legalise drugs and murder if they could, first released 'Let Us Prey' in 2002. It was their fourth record and the follow-up to their renowned genre centrepiece 'Dopethrone', continuing the onslaught of punishing riffs and raw, relentless drumming. The record's been out of print for half a decade but it's now getting a reissue by Rise Above.
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  • Metal / Noise / Industrial / Extreme

Birds In Row
We Already Lost The World

We Already Lost The World; Songs called things like ‘We Count So We Don’t Have To Listen’; Out via Deathwish Inc. (Converge, Deafheaven); this isn’t going to be a cheery one, is it. But it is an impassioned and often powerful performance from French group Birds In Row. The nine tracks here are a blend of post-punk and hardcore that recalls Idlewild and Preoccupations. Available as a tape, a CD and an LP.
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  • Metal / Noise / Industrial / Extreme