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Limb
Terminal

London stoner rockers Limb channel their inner Kyuss with their second album Terminal. Scuzzy, fuzzy and packed with hypnotic hooks it’s a confident collection of total bangers. It sounds like playing your Electric Wizard records at 45rpm, which can only be a good thing. Out on CD and Transparent white and cosmic purple haze vinyl from New Heavy Sounds.
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Merzbow
Wildwood

Brand new Merzbow all up in your life, with the kind of ferocity only the Japanese master and a select few other high-functioning noisers can bring. Wildwood is, in accordance with Masami’s hardcore animal welfare principles, a benefit release for a bear rescue charity in Kent: look, there’s one on the cover! I wonder what the bear lovers of Kent will make of this?
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Phthalocyanine
Zacks


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Skullflower
Draconis

Matthew Bower has been evil for a minute or two, traceable in the lineage of British noise and power electronics as a shadowy figure with a guitar, lots of pedals and a dedication to changing minds and shattering ears. His Skullflower project has concentrated more on the industrial side of things, while retaining a natural beauty you won't find in much other work like this. On 'Draconis', he's joined by Samantha Davis, and together they take what's pretty in the world and drown it in white noise. 
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Sun & Sail Club
The Great White Dope

Sun & Sail Club is a stonerish supergroup of sorts, containing musicians who have played in the likes of Fu Manchu, Smile, Kyuss and The Adolescents. Long hair and beards are the order of the day with The Great White Dope, with a riff-heavy sound to match. Occasional vocoder interludes as well though. On Satin Records.
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Mind Alien
Mind Alien


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Hope Drone
Cloak Of Ash

If you’ve come to Hope Drone hoping for hope, you might be disappointed. Their sound is a thickened, tar-black thing, more likely to drag you down than lift you up. Some of it coalesces into drones though! Cloak Of Ash is well textured and potently played sludge / black metal, released by Relapse.
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Horisont
Odyssey

Old-school guitar licks all over this record from Horisont, a Scandinavian bunch. Oh, and the multi-tracked falsetto vocals are total classic heavy metal. I was all ready to dismiss Odyssey as a retread, but actually, the band evidently know and love this music, so why shouldn’t they make it? On Rise Above.
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Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth
Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth

Tad Doyle, formerly of Tad and producer of some of the heaviest sounds of the North West coast of the US of A, is back with his newest venture, Brothers of the Sonic Cloth. Also featuring Peggy Doyle and Dave French. Pure, destructive metal, with lots of immense drumming, heavy guitar and bass riffs.  CD and vinyl on Neurot.  
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Iron Fist Of The Sun
We Can Yield Our Own Footseps

Iron Fist Of The Sun flaunts his power violence / electronics with this new album, We Can Yield Our Own Footsteps. Chilly synths, untraceable clicks and pops, and of course the genre favourite of indecipherably distorted screamed vocals! Six tracks of harsh action, or seven on the CD edition. From Cold Spring.
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Cathedral
In Memorium

‘In Memorium’ is an underground doom metal classic documenting one of the most influential bands of the nineties at a time when they were first discovering their explorative feet, carving out their unique voice through a host of rich influences. Long out of print, this limited edition double LP features a bonus rare and previously unseen live performance from 1991.
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Calcination
Calcination


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K-X-P
III Part 1

The unhinged Finnish electro-rockers unveil their third album. Hot on the heels of their dancefloor-orientated 'The History Of Techno' 12", their latest full-length builds on and surpasses its predecessors with cosmic chants, hypnotic beats and thick synth ooze aplenty. Along for this bizarre ride is Mika Vainio (Pan Sonic/Ø) who contributes his trademark noise to epic album opener "Psychic Hibernation". Released by Finnish label Svart, the vinyl edition is limited to 350 copies only.
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Goatsnake
Black Age Blues

Available as Gatefold 2LP (LP contains two exclusive tracks) or CD on Southern Lord. Ooooof! First album in fifteen years. With original members Greg Anderson (Sunn O)))), Pete Stahl (Scream), and Greg Rogers (The Obsessed) joined by new bassist Scott Renner (Sonic Medusa) they’re back proving they’re still the doom/sludge/stoner overlords they’ve always been. Here be riffs.
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High On Fire
Luminiferous

The seventh studio album from Californian metal-heads High On Fire, Luminiferous is all about riffs and riffs and more god damn riffs. Always a reliable outfit if you’re searching for headbanging catharsis, this heavy record does not disappoint. Out on CD and vinyl double LP from Century Media.
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Thisquietarmy
Anthems For Catharsis

CD or 12” vinyl LP on Consouling sounds. Canada’s Thisquietarmy seems to have a release every couple of months, all based around guitar improvisations. Layer upon layer of guitar textures builds into a palette that can be equally dark and cathartic. For fans of Jesu, Deafheaven, Wolves in the Throne Room.

Weedeater
Goliathan

On CD or Limited Black or Orange Vinyl on Season of Mist. Goliathan is Weedeater’s fifth studio album has been highly anticipated since the acrimonious leaving of the original drummer. Travis Owen (Whores, Zoroaster) has stepped in to fill his boots, and yet again deliver a healthy slab of stoner-sludge-rock. Red-eyed and ‘ev-eh.
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Melvins
The Bulls & The Bees + Electroretard

Sonically weighty favourites The Melvins here reissue a pair of out-of-print releases together: The Bulls & The Bees and Electroretard. Sludged riffs rule supreme here, as ever on Melvins records, and the tracklisting contains a few gems, like a cover of Pink Floyd’s classic jam ‘Interstellar Overdrive’. Wow!
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Faith No More
Sol Invictus

The eighteen-year wait for a follow-up to Album Of The Year is finally over! Faith No More return with their new album, Sol Invictus. The album features the singles Motherfucker and Superhero. I’m guessing that fans will be clambering over each other to get their hands on one of the 750 copies of the limited edition gold vinyl (which are now sold out and only available on black vinyl!).

Foot Hair
Foot Hair

180 gram vinyl LP, Extremely limited to 250 copies on Box Records. Barely in tune noise mongers from Newcastle Foot Hair feature members of Obey and Haikai No Ku. Trashy, filthy 4-chord fuzz that entertains, energizes and terrifies in equal measure. for fans of Drunks with Guns and Upsidedown Cross.
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Lucifer
Lucifer I

A new band with an old style, Lucifer are as devoted to the sound of early heavy rock as their name might suggest (even the album name is a self-titled and numbered affair: old school!). Lucifer are energetic and devoted to their music of choice, and boy does it sound like they are having fun. On Rise Above.
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Havah / His Electro Blue Voice
Split

It’s always a good move for noisy bands to put out split EPs. There is something cute and reassuring about the way bands can split records on which everybody sounds really angry and makes pretty music. And then there’s the whole limited edition (500 copies!) green vinyl thing going on which just makes this release even more unresistable.
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Warhorse
As Heaven Turns To Ash

Not the film to educate teenage girls about the First World War through the medium of horses, but Warhorse, epic doom metal band from Massachusetts. Reissued after 14 years and now on vinyl for the purists, this LP of the album As Heaven Turns to Ash also contains their last song, I am Dying. Double vinyl, gatefold sleeve, on Southern Lord.
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Lightning Bolt
Fantasy Empire

Blasting through speakers for over twenty years, Lightning Bolt is a force to be reckoned with. Renowned for their aggressive and noisy approach to music and performances, they have made a name for themselves as unpredictable and relentless. Fantasy Empire is their eighth full length release and we are excited. And scared. 

Ufomammut
Ecate

‘Ecate’ is the seventh album from Italian power trio Ufomammut. The album is composed of six separate tracks, each one is a representation of one of the many manifestations of ancient Greek goddess, Ecate of the three worlds; The World of Humans, The World of the Gods and The World of the Dead.
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Mastodon
Blood Mountain

Peerless Atlanta riff-mongers Mastodon have their typically ambitious third full-length reissued on coloured vinyl. A concept album with a mythic slant heavily informed by the writings of Joseph Campbell, ‘Blood Mountain’ features guest contributions from Josh Homme (Kyuss/Queens Of The Stone Age/Eagles Of Death Metal), Scott Kelly (Neurosis) and Cedric Bixler-Zavala (At The Drive-In/The Mars Volta).
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Weedeater
God Luck & Good Speed

One of those bands whose name is all you really need to know, Weedeater make grand, morbid and crushingly slow sludge/stoner metal. Steve Albini producing means feedback has never sounded this good and the poetic lyrics debating existence, death, desperation and getting high, sound fantastic. Reissued on vinyl by Season of Mist.
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The Vintage Caravan
Arrival

‘Arrival’ is the third album from Icelandic classic blues rock trio Vintage Caravan aka singer/guitarist Oskar Logi, bassist Alex Orn and drummer Gudjon Reynisson, due for release on the 15th of May on indie heavy metal label Nuclear Blast. Following their 2011, self titled debut and 2014 release ‘Voyage’, ‘Arrival’ marks the trio’s progression towards a heavier, darker and more melodic sound.
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Zu
Cortar Todo

‘Cortar Todo’ is the new full length album by Italian, experimental instrumentalists Zu, released on California based, independent label Ipecac Recordings. Recorded in the heart of the Bologna countryside in the summer of 2014 the album features a host of guest artists including Italian guitar maverick Stefano Pilia, known for his collaborations with Mike Watt, David Grubbs and Rokia Traore and keyboard player Joey Karam of The Locust.
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Ghold
Of Ruin

Ghold are heavy rock duo comprised of Paul Antony and Aleks Wilson. There is an alchemy between this bass and drums duo that merges the two instruments together into an indistinguishable, gritty violence. ‘Of Ruin’ is a fusion of heavy rock, doom and power violence with rhythmic chanting vocals.
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Torche
Restarter

Torche are monoliths of the heavy rock scene whose ascent to power came about through a clash of infectiously heavy melodies perfectly complimented by grungey, downtuned, discordant rock. Their debut album with Relapse, 'Restarter' is a ten song manifesto of thunderous, heavy rock glory. In spite of it’s undisputable heaviness it has a pop sensibility that leaves you humming along for days.

Wolves in the Throne Room
Black Cascade

Third LP from the mighty Wolves In The Throne Room here. The Canadian group turn black metal into a thick mist on Black Cascade. Sure, there are moments of great power and force here - ‘Ex Cathedra’ is a particularly unrelenting sprawl - but the way that the band blend the hard stuff with dense fogs of reverb and sky-scraping ambiences is just majestic. An excellent album.
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Mastery
Valis

Dark extremity from the blackened soul of only one man, Mastery’s Ephemeral Domignostika (definitely the name his mother uses). Valis is the most fully realised and widely available Mastery release to date, and features a frantically complicated black metal style, exploding everywhere. Out on The Flenser label.
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Pombagira
Flesh Throne Press

Apparently utilising six guitar amps and cabs for each take, Flesh Throne is nothing if not heavy. Bombastic UK doom-duo Pombagira’s sixth album is a riff-laden slowcore piece of work that dredges up the lowest frequencies it can muster. Think Dopethrone-lite. Out on CD and 2LP vinyl from Svart.
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Fast Lady
We Ate Rock


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Ruby The Hatchet
Valley Of The Snake

Remarkably, given the state of this album’s cover, Valley Of The Snake is actually a brand new album, not a reissue from 1972. Singer Jillian Taylor presides over a dramatic landscape of psych-metal: Ruby The Hatchet sound much as you might expect from the cover, but that need not be a bad thing.
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Fairhorns
MEDICI

An outlet of frustration from Fairhorns. MEDICI is the five tracker from these Bristolian dread-mongers. Brain child of the prolific musician Matt Williams, this one spans a lot of ideas, from hardcore, to sludge-metal, to droned out avant-punk. Full of vocal wailings, muscular guitars, out of this world organs, brutal drums and total doom. Out on cassette tape from Kindarad.
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11PARANOIAS
Stealing Fire From Heaven

Some brooding psychedelia full of detours into scratchy guitar riffs and some doom metal style vocals. Stealing Fire From Heaven is a dark place to be full of menacing drums, swirling delay and brooding guitar. 11PARANOIAS create an underworld of angst which grasps you tight and won’t let go.   The double vinyl lp will show off the fantastic artwork of Surrealist Max Ernst nicely.

Youth Code
An Overture: Collection

Shouty, righteous but mature electronic punk noises from L.A’s Youth Code. Consisting of their debut LP, new EP A Place To Stand and tracks from the Angry Love 7”, An Overture showcases their powerful industrial intensity and keen ear for a good hook in equal measure. Out on CD from Dais.
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Kadavar
Kadavar

Roaring stoner riffs and stoical vocals make this a treat for fans of heavy crushing psych rock. Berlin's Kadavar take influence from all the classics -- mainly Black Sabbath, going straight for the best stuff -- and add their own melodic innovations. As we know, stoner and psych is a game best played by bands who can deliver the best riffs; Kadavar's are on point and then some.
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The House Of Capricorn
Morning Star Rise

Hail Satan and let him play some riffs on our album, please. The House of Capricorn are pitching themselves as hell's house band, their stoner and doom inclinations making for an album of lethargic punishments with no end in sight. Morning Star Rise is their third record and it would never end, so thanks for doing the band a favour and turning them off at the end.
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Monarch
Omens

Monarch have done the only decent thing and offered listeners more of their diseased drone squalor to wallow in -- 'Omens' is their sixth record, and bleeds together their overwhelmingly loud ambient settings -- with what sounds like dissonant sustained notes being played on a dusty organ -- with what sounds like a choir of groaning mortals. It's hard to tell if anyone's actually singing, but 'Omens' is all the better for that: this is drone made by ghosts. Watch out for the bit where the drums and death metal screams come in, and hell becomes a real thing, rather than just a hypothetical situation.

American Heritage
Prolapse

Bloody and bruised hardcore is the order of the day from furious nihilists American Heritage, whose new record squirms with metallic riffs and fastcore drums. This is nothing new, really -- the band have been kicking ass at the highest volume and quickest convenience since 1998 -- but 'Prolapse' sees the band working at the same pace, over a decade later. 
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Torch Runner
Endless Nothing

Crusty old punks Torch Runner pop up again on Southern Lord for their new record, 'Endless Nights'. It's the follow-up to their debut, 'Commited To the Ground', and shows off the same metallic grindcore sound, aiming to be even more chaotic. Torch Runner are giving the most unforgiving and impenetrable hardore acts a run for their money, creating a sound as harsh as Nails and as fast as Converge. 

Gust
Gust

Here, on Southern Lord, we have an album of catchy metallic riffs, furious lyrical angst all shot through with classic hardcore-influenced directness. The four piece band recorded the album themselves at the charmingly titled Fvck Life studios and have created an angry, politically-aware album, the blitzkreig assaut will appeal to fans of Cursed and Converge.  

Maurizio Bianchi / M.B
Untitled 1980 / Untitled 2013

CD on Important Records. Gritty industrial noise produced from a single Korg MS20 synthesizer by Italian pioneer Maurizio Bianchi. Recorded and originally released in 1980 this release contains the original recordings as well as four new compositions, recorded in 2013, based on the original material.
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Phil Julian
Trace

Someone let abstract-electronics-expert Phil Julian into the EMS (Elektronmusikstudion) studio in Stockholm! I can only dream of the delicious range of sound machines one might find in a proper electroacoustic music studio like that… This LP on Harbinger Sound is the result of two weeks in residence at the EMS, and it sounds quite frankly gorgeous.
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Black Moth
Condemned To Hope

Having been pillars of Leeds’ underground music scene for the last decade or so, Black Moth finally got the attention they deserve in 2012 with their debut full-length 'The Killing Jar' being praised by the likes of Kerrang. 'Condemned To Hope', however, is an altogether mightier beast. With help from Jim Sclavunos (Grinderman, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, The Cramps) this album transcends all of their influences; turbulant, beguilling and riff heavy, it retrofits 60s garage rock at its most sinister.
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Monster Magnet
Milking The Stars: A Re-Imagining Of Last Patrol

Monster Magnet have re-imagined/re-vamped 2013's  "Last Patrol" adding four brand new tracks, and some exclusive live ones. They have made the vocals sound even more like Eddie Vedder vomiting into a flask and have sandpapered off any edges to reveal a chugging, bluesy Hootie smoothie. 
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Ommadon
V

...and so the downtuned demonic dynamic duo known as Ommadon lurch forth from their slumber to lay waste to the world of man once more. They maketh the earth shake, the skies blacken and the seas boil with their searing, scalding ur‐doom sound. Drums that fall like the footsteps of some monstrous lead‐footed behemoth collide with metallic shrieks, growls and drones that appear to be guitars but could just as easily emanate from the throat of some colossal metallic pterodactyl. Ommadon are a two headed beast of doom and you will bow down before them.
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Carcass
Surgical Remission

'Surgical Remission' is the new EP from death metal growlers Carcass, supplementing their recent 'Surgical Steel' record -- because sometimes all that evil just overflows and you're left with a surplus. The band claim the EP ties up loose ends, in case you had any questions about 'Surgical Steel' and its metal debauchery. 
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Raspberry Bulbs
Privacy

Hardcore band Raspberry Bulbs' newest record, Privacy, was recorded swiftly and uncaringly to 4-track, hoping the recordings would stay up close in the face of their recipient and continue to fashion their punk rock after black metal's rugged, raw production qualities. It's possibly their last record for Blackest Ever Black, but the Raspberry reign continues.
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Anatomy of Habit
Ciphers + Axioms

Despite arguably coming from entirely different disciplines -- the band comprises ex-members of Tortoise and Wolves In The Throne Room, to name just two -- Anatomy of Habit marry the heavy but introspective build-ups of post-metal with the dissonant refusals of noise rock. It's a different venture all round, but 'Ciphers + Axioms' dives right in for the epic and evil soundscaping of acts such as Swans. 

Lotus Thief
Rervm

Some metallic ‘nanas and custard from Lotus Thief. Rervm coincides with the recent trends in progressive metal. It's got elements of stoner, sludge, black and prog metal. To be honest, it sounds a lot like a post-rock band but with thrashy bits, more sci-fi bleeps, bloops and monotonous vocals. It's out double vinyl LP and CD from Svart.
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Bog Oak
A Treatise on Resurrection and the Afterlife

With a title like that, you can only hope to be treated to some Satanic inclinations. Bog Oak does not fail to deliver, delivering music that will make you second-guess all you thought you held holy. Sympathizing with obscure metaphysics from the Middle Ages, A Treatise on Resurrection and the Afterlife makes the occult accessible.
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Black Clouds
Dreamcation

The thick-fogged Black Clouds meld together the heavy, screeching post-metal of acts like Isis with the more plaintive avenues of your average post-rock twinkle sweethearts, making for a sound that flirts with the sinister and ominous before giving way to something wide-eyed and aspirational. Furious noise meets ambient wash on 'Dreamcation', a record that rivals Deafheaven's 'Sunbather' for extracting beauty in the face of brute force.

Machine Head
Bloodstone & Diamonds

Machine Drum are probably sitting in a cabin with a bunch of weird staffs urging me to do the right thing right now, so I can safely say their newest record, 'Bloodstone & Diamonds' continues their never-ending thrash metal journeying. With lots of truly \m/ motifs -- "amulets", "evil", all that good stuff -- the record continues their no frills, totally aggressive assault on hearts and minds. And ears.
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Russell Haswell
CONCEPTUAL nO!se

Russel Haswell has worked in a variety of supposed genres but noise (sorry, nO!se) is certainly his first love: he's even made rave music out of it. 'CONCEPTUAL nO!se' is pretty self-explanatory, but to give you a little more information, it's a six-track LP comprised of several noise experiments: it even promises an offering of the good old noise wall -- extra harsh, for your enjoyment. Haswell's music is invigoratingly heavy, and he's performed with artists who share his interest in the pulverising, having recently performed with gruesome techno maverick Vatican Shadow. Surrender to the nO!se. 
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Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats
Mind Control

'Mind Control' is the third album from doomy retro rockers Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats. It's a concept album centring on the brain-washing associated with cults, namely Charles Manson's hold on his devout hippy followers. Psychedelic fuzz-steeped riffs meet Beatles-esque vocals and old-school flavoured production on this fan-favourite of stoner, doom and heavy-psych. Check out the ace "Poison Apple" for a taster of what to expect from the world of Uncle Acid.

Amebix
Arise!

Essential reissue action here from crust-punk pioneers Amebix. Their debut 'Arise!' came out in 1985, a year before the term was even coined, but its apocalyptic blend of snotty anarcho punk and sludgy metal riffs proved hugely influential to a whole generation of imitators. Now you can finally own a copy for less than £50.

Atriarch
An Unending Pathway

Having won the Norman Records award for Metal Band With Clearest Name Font, Atriarch go on to make another record that combines a love of abstracts: they bring together death metal growls, the oscillating sounds of black metal (if it were produced pretty damn well), as well as punk rock and doom. 'An Unending Pathway' manages to give each genre distinction clarity and equal weight, making for a heavy but wonderfully accessible entry into their discography.
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Transmaniacon
The Darkening Plain

Transmaniacon were initially a collective of musicians assembled to provide the score for a film of John Shirley's book 'Transmaniacon', also drawing inspiration from Blue Oyster Cult's 'Transmaniacon MC'. The film ended up being canned, but the musicians continued on to make this pummelling sci-fi concept album from its discarded remains. It's a hard, slow stoner-prog monolith full of twist, turns, dystopian paranoia and huge doomy riffs, mixing the classic hard-rock/proto-metal of bands like Steppenwolf, Cathedral, Alice Cooper and Black Sabbath with a thick modern stoner sound a la Sleep.
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Wrekmeister Harmonies
Then It All Came Down

This folksy doom metal project comes from JR Robinson, Leviathan's Wrest and a variety of other metal artists, who come together to make a spectral, meandering cacophony with pastoral undertones. Wrekmeister Harmonies and 'Then It All Came Down' is recommended for fans of a variety of disciplines -- be they drone and doom specialists who spend too much time with Sunn O))), Wolves In The Throne Room and Stara Rzeka, or fans of wide-eyed folk rock like Songs: Ohia. 
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Oozing Wound
Earth Suck

Thrash heads Oozing Wound make a monolithic sound that defies the science of being a three-piece. Their new record, the wonderfully titled 'Earth Suck', follows up 'Retrash', continuing their almost academic reverence for thrash metal past and present, as well as their inane and gleefully dark lyrics.

Witch Mountain
Mobile of Angels

Witch Mountain offer up some relatively clean, star-gazing doom metal with the amazingly titled 'Mobile of Angels' -- is that like a mobile phone, a mobile home, or what? 'Mobile of Angels' has a few different sonic twists, but provides an overall elegiac sound compared to the doom metal that surrounds it. Gorgeous, uplifting vocal harmonies seep through the onslaught of sustained guitar chords and steady drumming -- the lead vocal itself recalls the way Thou's sinister doom metal classic 'Heathen' was counterbalanced with comforting, clean singing. 
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Inter Arma
The Cavern

With 'Sky Burial', Inter Arma chose two aggressively imposed types of heavy music -- sludge and black metal, respectively -- and put them together them like they were twins. On 'The Cavern', though, they make something singular even for them, a forty minute composition in just one song, making for a hard, long metal slog that takes after Om, Sleep and Electric Wizard in its unravelling doom spirit. Recommended for fans of Pig Destroyer taking a break from grind to do the whole 'Natasha' thing.
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Pig Destroyer
Mass & Volume

Pig Destroyer are staying busy right now: along with their goregrind side-project Agoraphobic Nosebleed reuniting to perform their first real live shows ever, they're releasing 'Mass & Volume', another one of their left-field EPs that does away with the grindcore for slow, sludgy innovations. Similar to 'Natasha', this EP is Pig Destroyer stretching out their evil, this time over two long, doomy tracks that deftly juxtapose their usual twenty-odd five-second blasts. Doom and grind -- why can't we be friends?
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Zeitkratzer + Keiji Haino
Live At Jahrhunderthalle Bochum

Avant noisemaker Keiji Haino joins forces with the equally warped visions of Zeitkratzer once more, the group responsible for bringing Lou Reed's 'Metal Machine Music' to life as an on-stage arrangement. On 'Live At Jahrhunderthalle Bochum', Haino ditches his putrid noise extravagances, refusing to use any electronics unless they're amplifying his voice. The music is minimal so that Haino's unique voice can be zoned in on.
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Excel
Split Image

A band rather than a Microsoft Office computer app, Excel were crossover punks and/or metalheads who started out in the 80s and released three records -- 'Split Image' is the first, originally recorded in 1983. Excel were raucous, identifying the must chaotic elements of both genres they were interested in, but also self-serious, with a lyrical stoicism rarely seen in their thrash scene. 'Split Image' is being released on vinyl through Southern Lord, with a whole bunch of bonus material. 

Electric Wizard
Time To Die

Electric Wizard continue to advocate bad things on their newest record, 'Time To Die', which might be the best mission statement for their music since 'Legalise Drugs and Murder' -- sadly for Jus Oborn, no such referendum came to pass. At sixty-five minutes and nine songs -- the longest in their discography of thankless, gruelling punishments -- it's the same old story for this band of cruel stoners, who inflict their nihilistic metal guitar sermons on all of us for the eighth time. When will we learn? Death, incarnated on 12". 
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  • Metal / Noise / Industrial / Extreme

Weedeater
And Justice For Y'all

One for the Electric Wizard & Sleep fans, this millenium straddling smoker's delight of a platter has never (unbelievably) had this full vinyl unleasing before. I mean, who can skin up properly on a fucking CD case yo? This looks like a proper bitching, classic chunk of stoner wax for the rabid chong-hound in your life. Or workplace. Easy dude, pass the roach! NO DON'T TEAR UP THE SLEEVE MAAAAAN!
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  • Metal / Noise / Industrial / Extreme

Throbbing Gristle
20 Jazz Funk Greats

For all their reputation as “wreckers of civilisation”, by 1979 the original industrial quartet had gotten some of the confrontation out of their system and were exploring a wider range of expression. Chris and Cosey were getting more into their electronics, evident on the pure electropop of Hot on the Heels of Love and Walkabout’s jolly sequenced synth. Of course, it wouldn’t be TG if it was all “very friendly”, so Persuasion and Six Six Sixties see Genesis P-Orridge letting in various shades of creepiness. Peter Christopherson must be responsible for some of the sleaziness too, of course. Double CD reissue, with a disc’s worth of live tracks from 1979.
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  • Metal / Noise / Industrial / Extreme

YOB
Clearing The Path To Ascend

It sounds a lot like a yogurt, but YOB is actually the name for a doom metal outfit formed by hardcore drummer turned slow guitar fiend Mike Scheidt. for YOB, he enlisted Travis Foster and Aaron Rieseberg, who help fill out the band's aggressive but snail-paced rhythm section. 'Clearing the Path to Ascend' is their seventh record in twelve years, and as always, shit gets heavy. You probably already know who they sound like, but just in case, prepare yourself with some Sleep and Electric Wizard.
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  • YOB
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  • Metal / Noise / Industrial / Extreme

Music Blues
Things Haven't Gone Well

This is the solo debut from  Stephen Tanner of Harvey Milk. It doesn't veer too far off the track he has pursued already with his main band  - i.e heavy Melvins, Gore, Earth, ZZ Top, Kiss and Judas Priest influences. The theme of the album is his life so far. Interesting.....maybe. I'm not sure if his life has been a dirgey sludge but the initial blurb on the album informs me that this is the route the music takes, though there's some solid boogie thrown in there possibly to soundtrack a drunken prom appearance. The influence of John Carpenter and Ennio Morricone is present lending the album a more cinematic quality that previous recordings. The CD version comes in 4 panel mini-LP style gatefold package. There's also a deluxe double LP pressed on virgin (oof!) vinyl and packaged in an uncoated stock gatefold jacket with free download coupon. Initial vinyl copies are pressed on ‘sh*t brown’ coloured vinyl, with the remaining copies on black.
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  • Metal / Noise / Industrial / Extreme

Opium Warlords
Taste my Sword Of Understanding

A record named Taste My Sword Of Understanding, by a band named Opium Warlords: take a guess. You got it, doom-heavy metal! This release, heralded as the last for this particular moniker (though Sami Albert Hynninen, for it is he, has others), is a strange one, sometimes rather abstract, sometimes rather unsettling. Interesting medieval-violence painting on the cover too.
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  • Metal / Noise / Industrial / Extreme

Cradle Of Filth
Total Fucking Darkness

Cradle Of Filth! I’ve got to say, I really appreciate a band having the self-awareness to name an album Total Fucking Darkness: it’s a title that doesn’t mess around, or pretend to be about anything other than what it is. Excellent. This double LP is actually a reissue of an early (1992) demo, bolstered here with significant new material. Get fucking dark.
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  • Metal / Noise / Industrial / Extreme

Broken Bone
Willowbrook EP

Broken Bone are Yorkshire duo Daz Quayle and Tony 'Bone' Snowden. Most of you will know Daz already as one half of Scarletron, IL.EK.TRO and owner of scsi-av (no?). Tony has certainly paid his dues to the industry too, performing in noise bands, Crumbling Spine and Yorkshire Bone; laden with distorted drum machines, guitar and effects with Tony on Vox. Infact it was after attending a gig that Daz got involved writing backing tracks for the band. An album of brutal realism, intense and claustrophobic. It's as dark as the subject matter! One foot planted firmly in the noise genre, the other planted firmly in your face!
  • Genre(s):
  • Metal / Noise / Industrial / Extreme

Martyrdod
Elddop

Sweden’s d-beat crust gods, MARTYRDÖD, return with their second full-length for Southern Lord. Once again they entered the infamous Studio Fredman (At The Gates, Amon Amarth, Opeth) to record their new full-length, entitled Elddop, the crushing follow-up to 2012’s Paranoia LP. It's extreme and not very nice, but it's an evil kind of swell.

AnD / WHOK
Valved remixes EP


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ZATH
Black Goat Razor / Pain Reaper

ZATH (pronounced ‘ZOTH’) is made of three men - Zack Weil, Seth Sher and Dan Browning, all of whom have an existence outside of the howling maw of rage / despair that is ZATH. In fact, they’re all pretty busy musicians in other Chicago bands: guitarist and singer Zack plays in Oozing Wound and was previously in Cacaw; drummer Seth makes music as SYNE and Psychic Steel and also played in Coughs and Ga’an; bassist Dan works hard in CAVE as well.
  • Genre(s):
  • Metal / Noise / Industrial / Extreme

Mastodon
Once More ‘Round the Sun

'Once More 'Round The Sun' is Mastodon's sixth record, produced by rock and metal professor Nick Raskulinecz, who has worked with a variety of crossover metal bands, including Deftones, as well as proggier outfits like Rush. The record continues to push a version of Mastodon into the public with clean vocals, catchy riffs and an ear for mainstream rock, though certain tracks like "High Road" retain their penchant for sludgy metal with dark tones. Brann Dailor has said what he really wanted 'Once More 'Round The Sun' to be is "huge and weird". Features contributions from the Coathangers and Scott Kelly of Neurosis. Tracks: Tread Lightly The Motherload High Road Once More 'Round the Sun Chimes at Midnight Asleep in the Deep Feast Yopur Eyes Aunt Lisa Ember City Halloween Diamond in the Witch House
  • Genre(s):
  • Metal / Noise / Industrial / Extreme

SEIROM
And The Light Will Swallow Everything

SEIROM is M.C. De Jong. And The Light Will Swallow Everything marks a departure from De Jong’s usual desolate and bleak work, this time he has created something that is bright and glorious, 4AD-ish and cinematic by using elements of shoegaze, post-rock and black metal. And The Light Will Swallow Everything is available on vinyl LP.

God Macabre
The Winterlong

The Winterlong is a reissue of the Swedish death metal trio God Macabre's classic from 1993. This expanded reissue features a previously unheard bonus track. Drummer Niklas Nilsson left the band before the album was recorded but was recruited as a session musician. The Winterlong is available on deluxe vinyl LP and CD.
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  • Metal / Noise / Industrial / Extreme
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  • Metal / Noise / Industrial / Extreme
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  • Metal / Noise / Industrial / Extreme
  • Genre(s):
  • Metal / Noise / Industrial / Extreme

The Oath
The Oath

The Oath are a trans-European rock and heavy metal band. Their members hail from Sweden, Germany, France and England. Their label, Rise Above, expect great things from the band and if the underground buzz is to be believed, they have every right to. Their eponymous debut is available on vinyl and CD.
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  • Metal / Noise / Industrial / Extreme

Limb
Limb

Well, I tried Googling these guys’ music, but all I found was Youtube videos of medical professionals. So I am left no choice but to go out on a limb here and say that their self-titled album will an album filled with Limb’s half-sludge-and-half-minimal-bleakness sound that we’ve come to appreciate.
  • Genre(s):
  • Metal / Noise / Industrial / Extreme

GRMMSK
(The End) Prophecies

The icy wastes of Finland make for some haunting nightmares and GRMMSK captures the fear perfectly on his 2012 album (The End) Prophecies from Libertatia Overseas Trading. Remastered for extra volume and depth, and featuring reggae vocals to ‘signify cosmic dread’ apparently. Available on CD.
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  • Metal / Noise / Industrial / Extreme