BLACK BASS FESTIVAL 2019 Review – Day 1

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Deep in the marsh lands of Northern Gironde, east of the vineyards and tucked away from the bright lights of Bordeaux, you’ll come across the soul of heavy rock in the South...

ELDER “The Gold & Silver Sessions” (Postwax/Blues Funeral Recordings)

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This is the debut release for the highly praised PostWax subscription series — featuring exclusive releases recorded especially for Blues Funeral Recordings — with ELDER...

LOW FLYING HAWKS “Anxious Ghosts” (Magnetic Eye Records)

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Let’s be honest, we don’t know much about LOW FLYING HAWKS excepted their music and two initials: AAL and EHA. And two faces. Nothing more. Yet, two EPs ago, the duo...

VIDEO PREMIERE: rodeo in the South-African desert with MONSTROÏD.

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Keep your summer fuzzy with one video that “Blues For The Red Sun” Kyuss would have definitely approved. The desert, powerful engines, a band giving it all for the...

VIDEO PREMIERE: DÖ invite you to a massive doom odyssey on “Cosmic Communion”

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One might have eyes for Swedes and Norwegians only, Finland isn’t outdone when it comes to deliver some truly catchy heavy gems.  With their upcoming new album...

NEUROSIS + YOB @ Bataclan (Paris, 18.07.19)

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Rien de plus logique que de réunir NEUROSIS et YOB sur la même scène. Les deux groupes sont les deux faces d’une même pièce (de métal), aussi introspectifs que...

DEFLORE & JAZ COLEMAN “Party In The Chaos” EP (Subsound Records)

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Can an industrial metal EP by an Italian instrumental duo easily draw attention in 2019? Not a chance. Would a collaboration with legendary alchemist Jaz Coleman make a difference...

Fuzz et fun dans le bayou blayais au BLACK BASS !

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Une fois encore, nous irons nous embourber dans les vibrations de ce cher BLACK BASS FESTIVAL, en plein coeur du Blayais à Braud-Et-Saint-Louis ! Pour cette sixième édition, la...

ASTROSHØW OPEN AIR : Le lourd son(ge) d’une douce nuit d’été.

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C’est dans un climat semi-aride et en short de bain que nous nous rendons sur les quais bordelais pour un Astroshøw Open Air Woodstock 50th Anniversary plus que bienvenu...

10 silly questions to blackened punk badasses MANTAR.

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After they completely destroyed Hellfest for the second time, we had the chance to sit down with Germany’s finest blackened punk firestarters and absolute tour beasts...

YAWNING MAN “Macedonian Lines” (Heavy Psych Sounds)

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It always begins with delicate, arpeggio-filled melodies that draw the skyline of some faraway lands. Then YAWNING MAN weave the patterns: rocks, lakes, forests, rivers, sparse...

HELLFEST 2019 Part III : l’apogée des Dieux.

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C’est déjà le dernier jour du HELLFEST, mais je suis tellement hors du temps qu’après un samedi allégé et une vraie bonne nuit de sommeil, je suis prêt pour le jour le...

HELLFEST 2019 Part II : sous une chape de béton.

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A l’aube du second jour, ou du troisième de ce HELLFEST 2019, je ne sais déjà plus, c’est une programmation bien plus aérée qui se présente, ce qui me permet de profiter...

HELLFEST 2019 Part I : cap sur le psyché et le punk festif !

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Déjà la 14ème édition du HELLFEST, désormais plus grosse machine de France, et toujours un succès sans pareil grâce à un mélange de fidèles, curieux et novices, mais...

SAINT VITUS “Saint Vitus” (Season Of Mist 2019)

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SAINT VITUS est de retour ! Ou plutôt, Saint Vitus est plus vivant que jamais, étant donné qu’en quarante ans d’une carrière tumultueuse, le groupe a survécu à presque...

INTER ARMA “Sulphur English” (Relapse Records)

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Attempting the challenge of reviewing any new INTER ARMA album these days feels like throwing oneself off the outer ridge of some deep underground gorge into a bottomless, dark,...

VIDEO PREMIERE: Black Pistol open fire with “Call To Arms”

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No pun intended, but this new BLACK PISTOL video smells like gunpowder! We’re very happy to be premiering the new track from South Africa’s heavy rockers ahead of the...

BARONESS “Gold & Grey” (Abraxan Hymns 2019)

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What if BARONESS music reach has gone way beyond the strict sludge or metal realm, far from any pigeonholing? What if in the end, Baroness were nothing but a one of a kind and...

DESERTFEST LONDON Review – Day 3

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Pete Green inda house!! I’m only two days late, I didn’t miss too much, right? It’s good to see you, Camden Town, it always is. Now, let’s get down to...

Valley Of The Sun “Old Gods” (Fuzzorama 2019)

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It’s been a decade now since VALLEY OF THE SUN have been striving to highlight the Rock into their Stoner. With fire in their bellies — the same that makes you sweat at a...

DESERTFEST LONDON 2019 Review – Day 2

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Second day at DESERTFEST LONDON. Risen with lark while the rest of the gang is still hangover and regretting their last few pints of IPA, I’m heading to the Proud Central...

DESERTFEST LONDON 2019 Review – Day 1

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Some festivals give you a cold and sober bitch slap whereas you’ve barely made it into town, gripped by a horde of worked up and unfledged bands. DESERTFEST LONDON...