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Khemmis: Desolation (2018)

Written by: Kev Rowland Denver doomed heavy metal exponents Khemmis are back with their third full-length album, ‘Desolation’, following on from 2016’s highly acclaimed ‘Hunted’. Although undoubtedly influenced by both doom and classic metal, here is an album that is taking those influences and then polishing them to a high gloss to create something that contains those elements but are…

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Consecration: Remembrance (2018)

Written by: Kev Rowland Consecration have recently signed an agreement with Imperative PR, and as part of that, this collection has been put together to celebrate the first eight years of their existence. Tracks 01-08 originally appeared on the ‘Ephemerality’ album, released 2014, tracks 09-12 are previously unreleased 2011 demo recordings, while tracks 13-18 appeared in their original form on…

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DeVicious: Never Say Never (2018)

Written by: Kev Rowland DeVicious are a new band, comprising Alex Frey (bass, song-writing, production), Radivoj Petrovic (lead guitar), Gisbert Royder (rhythm guitar), Denis Kunz (keyboards), Lars Nippa (drums), and Serbian singer Zoran Sandorov aka Mister Sanders. After the release of the first videos for the tracks ““Everything” and “Penthouse Floor” in early 2018, they toured in Germany with Xtasy…

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Dwiki Dharmawan: Rumah Batu (2018)

Written by: Kev Rowland There is no doubt that one of the most consistently exciting record labels over the last 20+ years is Moonjune Records. Part of this is because this one-man organisation is run by someone who truly loves music, and when he isn’t putting musicians together and having them record, or putting out the next release, he is…

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Disen Gage: Hybrid State (2017)

Written by: Kev Rowland Disen Gage continue to be, at least for me, one of the most exciting bands coming out of Russia at the moment. They are determined to push the boundaries of music, and this is very much the case again with their 2017 release, ‘Hybrid’. Here, the music itself has been created in a rather unusual manner,…

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Dvne: Asheran (2017)

Written by: Kev Rowland Scottish band Dvne (apparently it is pronounced “Dune” as opposed to “Divine” which is what I had guessed it was) have just released their debut album, following on from some EP’s through the same label. Formed in 2013, they have built a reputation on the live circuit, and have been touring with the likes of Crowbar…

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Entering Polaris: Godseed (2018)

Written by: Kev Rowland This is a project that has been put together by Belgian guitarist Tom ‘Tee’ Tas under the pseudonym Entering Polaris, with the only other permanent musician being drummer Vincent Van Kerckhove, plus loads of guests. To be honest, it sounds like a project, as this is extremely fragmented with little in the way of continuity, and…

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