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Asteroid – III (Fuzzorama)

I’m surprised to find an album that actually takes the edge off Graveyard’s recent breakup for me. Not to say that these Swedish bands are interchangeable, though there is some similarity in “Them Calling” and some of their bluesy moments. If … Continue reading

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Graveyard – Innocence & Decadence (Nuclear Blast)

Graveyard have been one of my favorite bands for the past seven years because they haven’t let me down yet. I haven’t heard a single bad track, or been let down by their live performances. They may not be the … Continue reading

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Hard Rock Ascending

Anyone watching That Metal Show can be forgiven for thinking hard rock is dead. Eddie Trunk smooching the wrinkled asses of washed-up rockers is not a pretty sight, and their focus seems to be forever on side projects of former … Continue reading

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The Well – Samsara (RidingEasy)

The Well – Samsara (RidingEasy, 2014) Small Stone isn’t the only indie heavy rock label that’s ablaze with a string of great releases. RidingEasy Records (they had to change their name from Easy Rider for legal reasons) looks at first … Continue reading

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Goatess – Goatess

Goatess may be a new name, but doom fans have been anticipating this album for years. As long as they don’t expect Chritus and his Swedish bandmates to repeat what they’ve done before, they should not be disappointed with the … Continue reading

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Spirits Of The Dead – Rumours Of A Presence

How in the damn hell did I miss this band? For the past year I have been harassing bands like Fellwoods, Dead Man and Elope to put out some new music, as I’ve had an itch for more albums that … Continue reading

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Golden Void – Golden Void (Thrill Jockey)

Golden Void’s addition to the Thrill Jockey roster has for some reason been regarded as a surprise, as the label was generally associated with avant rock and art pop releases that have been highly regarded in the indie rock community … Continue reading

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New Album of the Week: Graveyard – Lights Out

When Graveyard released their career-defining second album Hisingen Blues last year, the last thing I expected was an immediate followup that’s even better. Most bands seem to take an average of at least three years between albums these days. More … Continue reading

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Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell – Don’t Hear It… Fear It! (Rise Above/Metal Blade)

Captain Crimson isn’t the only proto-metal influenced band to release an album this week. Admiral Sir Cloudesely Shovell sounds like they should be a poncey revivalist act dressing up in Sgt. Pepper outfits and playing eccentric 60s psychedelia. But they’re … Continue reading

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Fellwoods & Ice Dragon Split 7″

This past month I’ve been addicted to Fellwoods. Formerly called The Moss, the Portland, OR band released their first full-length album, Wulfram in January 2011. A new EP, Gyromancer is also available for streaming, but no download available until they get a … Continue reading

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