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Anneke van Giersbergen - Symphonized
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Anneke Van Giersbergen – Symphonized ()
13th December 2018 -

Anneke Van Giersbergen may not be a household name, but she has the talent to be deserving of such status. Having worked with a huge range of artists – including the virtuosic, multifaceted Devin Townsend – and having accrued a vast amount of her own collection of work, both solo and with VUUR, The Gentle Storm and The Gathering, she… Read More »

Battalions - Forever Marching Backwards Album Cover
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Battalions – Forever Marching Backwards (, )
6th December 2018 -

On February 13th 1970, the world experienced true evil in music. By creating lumbering, doomy music based around the tri-tone – infamously known as the Devil’s chord – Black Sabbath’s self titled debut carved a new niche in music. Heavy metal was born. This template has remained prescient in the world of heavy music and countless bands have drawn inspiration… Read More »

The Algorithm - Compiler Optimisation Techniques
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The Algorithm – Compiler Optimization Techniques (, , , )
4th December 2018 -

Behind The Algorithm’s madness is French musical mastermind Remi Gallego. In theory, the mash up of two dissonant genres (electronic and metal) sounds odd, however THE ALGORITHM somehow have it pretty pinned down, with a load of brutality, riffs and heavy drumming mixed in with a lot of electronic leanings. The Algorithm have always been impossible to pin down to… Read More »

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Bitch Hawk – Joy (, , , )
3rd December 2018 -

It’s very rare that I will hear a band and instantly become dumbfounded by what I have heard. As someone who listens to a lot of different music across all genres it takes a lot to make me go ‘What the Fuck?’ nowadays. With that said when it does happen it still hits like a ton of bricks. Enter Bitch… Read More »

Chasing Dragons Faction Album Artwork web
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Chasing Dragons – Faction (, , , )
15th November 2018 -

When Chasing Dragons dropped their debut EP Checkmate in 2014 it felt like band had the world at their feet, and the sky was the limit. But then things just went a bit quiet. A combination of real life getting in the way and a lack of funding (Sound familiar unsigned bands?) seemed to put things on hold for a… Read More »