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Art: In Return EP [VINYL]

Torche’s Ep ‘In Return’ with artwork by John Dyer Bailey. Released September 18 2007 on Robotic Empire.

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Primate: Draw Back A Stump (2012 Full Album Stream)

Speaking of homosapiens, Primate have made their new album Draw Back a Stump available for streaming here. Primate is the side project of none other than Mastodon guitarist Bill Kelliher. ‘Cos the only time that I feel at ease, is swinging up and down in a coconut tree. Continue reading

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God Damn Dirty Apes!

Very funny video, Dark Horse by Converge set  to a scene from ‘The Dawn of Man’.


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Art: We Live

Electric Wizard’s ‘We Live’ this week and features some awesome tunes and artwork to match. This album made a big statement musically, I think the art compliments it well, but unfortunately my photos don’t. Released June 2004, Rise Above Records. Art by Tony R.


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Art: Dopethrone

English wrecking crew Electric Wizard again this week, ‘Dopethrone’ released 25 September 2000 with Rise Above. Artwork by Hugh Gilmour, Tim Bagshaw and Jus Oborn.


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Art: Endtroducing…

DJ Shadow? That’s not Metal… I hear you cry! It is a righteous album nonetheless and the artwork pretty much encapsulates the whole point of this section perfectly! Released November 19, 1996 on Mo’ Wax. All photography by B Plus, apart from the montage photo: Will & Barney Bankhead. Sleeve design by Ben Drury and Will Bankhead.


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Art: Tumuli Shroomaroom

Stoned doomsters Acrimony released Tumuli Shroomaroom, their magnum opus in 1997 with Peaceville. This is the 2007 Leaf Hound Remaster. Original ‘Alien’ illustration by Mead, Tumuli ’07 design and illustration by Jimbob for


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Elder: Spires Burn/Release (2012 EP Stream)

Elder’s most excellent limited edition 12″ EP is currently streaming on The ObeliskSpires Burn/Release is the follow up to thier 2011 LP Dead Roots Stirring and sees the band developing some new aspects of their sound, eg clean vocal harmonies, without compromising the crushing riffage. Continue reading

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Nile: At The Gates Of Sethu (2012 Album)

On June 3rd, self proclaimed ‘Ithyphallic’ metal legends Nile released their seventh studio album ‘At The Gates Of Sethu’. A band requiring little introduction, Nile have been pioneers of seriously evil technical death metal since their 1993 inception in Greenville, South Carolina. Several line-up changes have resulted in the current trio of Karl Sanders (guitar, vocals, bass), Dallas Toler-Wade (guitars, vocals) and George Kollias (drums, general percussion), three blackened souls infused with the spirit of the Egyptian demon of death dealing seriously face-melting riffage over relentlessly pounding blast beats.

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