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ELDER rise through their epic fifth sonic odyssey “Omens”.

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From the get-go, ELDER lift the veil on what to expect from this new album: swirling keys, sharp and powerful riffing, and subtle spacey synths touches. A confident chorus sweeps...

Avant-garde metallers ORANSSI PAZUZU return with terrifying “Mestarin Kyns” album.

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The princes of darkness have returned. With five records that stand out from the metal crowd, the unfathomable ORANSSI PAZUZU have signed to Nuclear Blast to deliver their more...

AMENRA + DECLINE OF THE I @ Bataclan (18.12.19, Paris)

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Further to their acoustic shows the two nights before at Saint-Merry’s Church in Paris, AMENRA seems to have turnt Bataclan into a cathedral. The band’s flock seemed...

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard go all-out thrash on “Infest the Rat’s Nest”

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It had to happen, and to be honest we were quite looking forward to it:  our psych favorites KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD take on metal! Oh wait, “Murder of the...

Monarch + NNRA + Endless Floods @ Glazart (Paris, 21.11.19)

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Paris promoters Fauchage Collectif and Fuzzoraptors hosted a true black mass at Glazart this Thursday, with the most occult lineup they could put together. Endless Floods kicked...

COLOUR HAZE + THE DEVIL AND THE ALMIGHTY BLUES @ Petit Bain (Paris, 06.05.19)

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As true veterans, Colour Haze have been spreading their unique psych rock across the lands for 25 years. This anniversary was a good excuse to hit the European roads again,...

CLUTCH + THE PICTUREBOOKS @ Élysée Montmartre (Paris, 15.12.18)

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CLUTCH‘s new album Book of Bad Decisions has good chances to end in 2018’s album picks, yet we are presently assessing its ability to be a stage sure shot. We got a...

Isaiah Mitchell of EARTHLESS: “The power of live music is life-changing.”

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EARTHLESS once again blown us away with their latest album Black Heaven, a tour de force that shakes up our certitudes by taking their relentless jamming down a notch...

HIGH ON FIRE “Electric Messiah” (eOne 2018)

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Future President Matt Pike hasn’t kicked off campaigning yet, but he’s already standing on all fronts. New Sleep album was released just six months ago – accompanied...

KARMA TO BURN + EGYPT + MOTHERSHIP + XII BOAR @ Glazart (Paris, 03.07.17)

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Ah, summer at Glazart… When the temperature reaches new heights and promiscuity is synonymous of liters of sweat dripping on the walls. Yet it seems like Parisian...

DEATH ALLEY + VODUN + DUCKTAPE @ Glazart (Paris, 15.03.17)

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Paris promoters Stoned Gatherings put together one high-level rock bill this March 15th. Yet it seems that only the finest ears were ready for it,...

ALL THEM WITCHES @ La Maroquinerie (Paris, 10.10.16)

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It came no surprise for those who’d had the sense of showing up at their Mécanique Ondulatoire gig last March. But the recent release of their Live in Brussels has put the...

FU MANCHU + MEXICAN SIX SHOOTER @ La Maroquinerie (Paris, 09.10.16)

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A little promotion, no Facebook event for a show taking place the same night as Red Fang in the same town… And yet, the Maroquinerie was packed when FU MANCHU...

YOB + BLACK COBRA + SUNNATA + AU-DESSUS @ Glazart (Paris, 05.10.16)

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If there was one tour likely to make the bowels of the Earth sound out this fall, it undeniably was YOB and BLACK COBRA. Two weapons of sonic mass destruction, to...

BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH + BEHOLD THE MONOLITH! @ Glazart (Paris, 04.04.16)

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It’s never a good feeling to see a dispersed crowd at a gig. Despite the undeniable success of Paris-based heavy shows Stoned Gatherings, they can at times experience...