Tag Archives: doom

Below - Upon a Pale Horse

Review: Below – Upon A Pale Horse

Doom metal according to Wikipedia: “Doom metal is an extreme style of heavy metal music that typically uses slower tempos, low-tuned guitars and a much “thicker” or “heavier” sound than other metal genres.” Most of us know not to take things off the internet as gospel, but that as a description is pretty damn close when taking into account a ...

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Vokonis – The Sunken Djinn

When you find a label new to you, and they seem to have been behind every release of the year you love so far, you seem to set a higher level of expectation. Ripple music have been behind the releases from White Light Cemetery, Steak, Mothership, Palerider and many more, but recently was the time of Vokonis. I’d already heard ...

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The Darkhorse – The Carcass of the Sun will Sleep

Review: The Darkhorse – The Carcass of the Sun will Sleep

Back in 2014, I was having a blast at Bloodstock as I always do, a 3-day hangover usually started by a night of serious liver abuse in Brewdog Birmingham the day before hand, and reliably topped up during the festival. The weekend would never work out well though if it wasn’t thanks to the regular cups of tea over at ...

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White Light Cemetery – Careful What You Wish For

Review: White Light Cemetery – Careful What You Wish For

White Light Cemetery I’ll admit, I had never heard of at the time the album was available for review. Described as ‘Southern brother-dudes, cranking out dirty metal and corrosion steel’. Well, with a description like that, what could have been better for to ease my post-Christmas/New Years hangover? The down side is, it hasn’t eased the hangover blues, thankfully it ...

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Review: Slomatics – Future Echo Returns

If you are not a fan of slow, heavy, soul destroying doom, then just stop reading, go away now and find something light and fluffy for your weak mind! For those that love music with no hope, no care, and no compromises, then come on in! We have something for you! Slomatics are more than likely a band people know ...

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Review: Asatta – Spiralling into Oblivion

It’s been far too long since I have had a moment’s peace and quiet to sit down and check out some new music, so as soon as I saw our RAMzine promo-list I snapped at the opportunity knowing things are about to get a whole lot busier as we come to the end of the festival season and lots of ...

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Crowbar. Photo by Graham Berry

Live: Desertfest 2016

Come the end of April, Camden town descends into a sea of long hair, beards and beer guzzling monsters. Catering for the Stoner/Doom/Sludge/Psychedelic rock crowd across multiple venues, Desertfest finds its home in the heart of it all, cutting off and taking over Greenland Place (just off the side street by Worlds End) and having the Black Heart at the ...

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Desertfest sponsor Raging Speedhorn / Monster Magnet Split EP

For the second year running, the ever growing and ever impressive Desertfest have sponsored a split EP in honour and in anticipation of this years upcoming Desertfest in Camden, London.     This years EP consists of two titans in the industry, the sludge lords of Corby, Raging Speedhorn, and the almighty stoner Gods from the US, Monster Magnet. The ...

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Iron Jawed Guru release new album ‘Mata Hari’

Iron Jawed Guru, the instrumental doom rockers from Morgantown, West Virginia, have come out swinging with latest release ‘Mata Hari’ (released January 29th) through Grimoire Records. It’s a 25 minute long, 7-track battering, fit perfectly for a new age ‘Easy Rider’ lifestyle. Its roots are heavily set in the 90’s era that made Clutch, Kyuss, and Orange Goblin to name a ...

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Conan – Revengeance

Review: Conan – Revengeance

Conan do one thing and one thing very well, Conan. The trio have finally finished recording their third album Revengeance and it is set for release at the end of January. The Liverpool lads haven’t lost their touch through time. Everything needed for a soul destroying, doom laden sound is there and more prominent than ever, and the production of ...

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