Sweet Billy Pilgrim – Motorcade Amnesiacs

Sweet Billy Pilgrim – Motorcade Amnesiacs

Yes, the lo-fi ramblings may be gone for a bigger sound but the intimacy still remains along with the powerful emotional punch. If this is what they can do now, god knows what they will be capable of in the future. A near masterpiece by Martyn Coppack

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Live in Paris

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club are still a good rock n’ roll band, but unfortunately there are some great rock n’ roll bands around these days who are making wonderful fresh sounds with their instruments. They’re turning my head, BRMC just make me nod it. By Geoff Topley

The Space Merchants – The Space Merchants

The Space Merchants – The Space Merchants

Most definitely psych, it also has enough charm to appeal to a wider audience and this may very well be the key to why, when The Space Merchants are truly flying, that there music sounds so timeless and fun. Hitch a ride with these merchants, they’ll look after you and take you on a hell of a terrific trip. By Martyn Coppack

Atavismo – Desintegración

Atavismo – Desintegración

At a perfect length, there is literally nothing not to like about ‘Desintegración’. If you like mid 70’s space rock/psych then this will be well worth your hard earned money. There’s not too many bands doing this with this amount of style these days and so you should cherish them for what they do. – By Martyn Coppack

Interview: Kavus, Charlie & Josh from Knifeworld

Interview: Kavus, Charlie & Josh from Knifeworld

‘If you’re not into time signatures, this isn’t the band for you’ – Gaz Cloud & Charlie Gardner talk to Kavus, Charlie & Josh from Knifeworld

Live Review: And So I Watch You From Afar, Weary Eyes & Pobeda. 15th April 2015, Moscow

Live Review: And So I Watch You From Afar, Weary Eyes & Pobeda. 15th April 2015, Moscow

Joy is the main feeling you have from the records of ASIWYFA and it comes ten times more when you see it live, they leave it on some upper-earthy level. By Inna Nemchenco

Festival Preview: Temples Festival 2015

Festival Preview: Temples Festival 2015

Andrew Rawlinson gives us a taster of what to expect at this year’s Temples Festival.

Petrels – Flailing Tomb

Petrels – Flailing Tomb

Flailing Tomb is Petrels’ best album to date and a superb achievement in diversity. By Phil Johnston

In The Presence of Wolves – Thalassas

In The Presence of Wolves – Thalassas

It’s hard to argue with a band’s own categorisation but, whilst Thalassas is many things, progressive it is not. This could be said to be true of much “progressive metal”, but the technical leanings expressed here are all show. By Gaz Cloud

White Manna – Pan

White Manna – Pan

It’s quite a diverse album for White Manna and once you get past the thousands of riffs, you start to note the little touches, the changes from motorik to space rock into punk, they cover the gamut not in particularly original style, but in a style which invigorates. By Martyn Coppack

Invisible Things – Time As One Axis

Invisible Things – Time As One Axis

The whole thing is challenging and at times interesting. But it is also sterile and has the feeling that Shippy and Sykes set out to do something to satisfy themselves rather than the rest of the world. By Matt Butler

Unrest – Grindcore

Unrest – Grindcore

This is pretty much the perfect grindcore album and captures everything you’d want in a grindcore record without making it painful to listen too. I would highly recommend Unrest – ‘Grindcore’ to any and all extreme music fans. – By Berns von Bernington

Tribulation – The Children of the Night

Tribulation – The Children of the Night

After the wildness and spontaneity of ‘The Formulas of Death’, the band has unveiled ‘The Children of the Night’, a more subdued and restrained variant of the psychedelic sound they developed on their previous album. – By John McLaughlin

Blanck Mass – Dumb Flesh

Blanck Mass – Dumb Flesh

Dumb Flesh addresses the physicality of human experience from grotesque angles: the instrumental mass of these tracks swell and fracture, ebbing between the familiar and the uncanny as they refract EDM and drone into vital noise. By Sam Birkett

Interview: Zack Simmons from Goatwhore

Interview: Zack Simmons from Goatwhore

Ross Pike asked drummer Zack Simmons of Goatwhore some questions when they were in the UK on tour with Skeletonwitch and Mortals.

DiabolicuM – ia Pazuzu

DiabolicuM – ia Pazuzu

This is industrial black metal that fans of this subgenre will not dare miss for the rare opportunity of hearing a band that does it quite well. – By Al Necro

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