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Sumac and Mamiffer European tour

added by Alex Deller on Thursday May 5 2016 in Gigs

Crushing experi-metal types Sumac are hitting the continent this summer with partners in crime/life Mamiffer for a series of live incursions. Here's where and when:

30/06 - Dresden, Germany, Beatpol (w/ Mamiffer)

01/07 - Berlin, Germany, Musik & Frieden (w/ Mamiffer)

02/07 - Roskilde Festival, Denmark

03/07 - Hamburg, Germany, Hafenklang (w/ Mamiffer, Janne Westerlund)

04/07 - Dortmund, Germany, FZW (w/ Mamiffer, Janne Westerlund)

05/07 - Antwerp, Netherlands, Het Bos (w/ Mamiffer, Janne Westerlund)

06/07 - Bristol, UK, The Fleece (w/ Mamiffer, Janne Westerlund)

07/07 - July London, UK, Underworld (w/ Mamiffer, Janne Westerlund)

09/07 - Porto, Portugal, Hard Club (w/ Sun Kil Moon, Mamiffer)

link: thrilljockey.com

Captain Fidanza - the almost complete works

added by Andy Malcolm on Saturday April 30 2016 in people

Stalwart C-Zine wordsmith, Captain Fidanza, has a substantial body of work that you may like to make yourself familiar with. Five of the seven films he has made can be viewed via the youtube link below. I have fond memories of watching the one I have directly linked to here in the Norwich Playhouse a few years back. I'm sure the good Captain hopes you will enjoy these.

link: www.youtube.com/channel/UCBaGIkvnT62MEMGCtzznFRA

Null - 'Sleepwalking Days' LP

added by Alex Deller on Saturday April 30 2016 in New Releases

Interesting new thing out now from IFB Records. I'll let the label describe it: "Null hails from Birmingham AL and features folks from Holiness Church of the Valley and Coliseum. The album feels like an obscure ritual that would happen in a desert, or something you might hear far away as you explore a cave. Slow, dark, and brooding with a great sense of space and atmosphere. The vocals sound like something Floor and Party of Helicopters might have collaborated on if that makes any sense. This is a very unique sounding record - there's some stoner influence, elements of indie, maybe a hazy Pink Floyd feel, loud and heavy yet calm and airy." Check it out via the Bandcamp link below.

link: nullvibes.bandcamp.com/releases

Melvins European tour

added by Alex Deller on Wednesday April 27 2016 in Gigs

The Melvins are heading over to Europe in support of their 'Basses Loaded' LP (out on June 3 via Ipecac). Here's where and when:

04/06 – Temples Festival, Bristol, UK

05/06 – De Kreun, Kortrijk, BE

06/06 – Paradiso, Amsterdam, NL

07/06 – Logo, Hamburg, DE

08/06 – Jazzhouse, Copenhagen, DK

09/06 – Truckstop Alaska, Gothenburg, SE

10/06 – Bla, Oslo, NO

11/06 – Babel, Malmo, SE

13/06 – Postbahnhof, Berlin, DE

14/06 – UT Connewitz, Leipzig, DE

15/06 – Underground – Cologne, DE

16/06 – TBD, Paris, FR

17/06 – Hellfest, Clisson, FR

19/06 – Koko. London, UK

20/06 – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, UK

21/06 – Art School, Glasgow, UK

22/06 – The Rainbow, Birmingham, UK

link: facebook.com/melvinsarmy

Asschapel discog on the way via Southern Lord

added by Alex Deller on Tuesday April 26 2016 in Reissues

Southern Lord are doing a good but curious thing: issuing a 31-track Asschapel discography entitled 'Total Destruction (1999-2006)'. If you've not heard 'em, Asschapel were a rampaging metallic hardcore act from Nashville, Tennessee that sounded like a thrashed-up His Hero Is Gone - give the track below a listen and you'll see where they were coming from.

link: youtube.com/watch?v=RPkmLa5kP1Y

Cloud Rat - 'Discography 2010-2015' 2xCD

added by Alex Deller on Sunday April 24 2016 in New Releases

Time to throw away your Cloud Rat 2010-2014 cassette discography because there's now a 2010-2015 discography, courtesy of Deadtank and Absolute Contempt Recs. The damn thing contains 77 tracks, which is pretty bonkers. Euro version on the way via Moment Of Collapse and Here And Now as well, apparently.

link: deadtankrecords.com

Tarentel - 'From Bone To Satellite' reissue

added by Alex Deller on Sunday April 24 2016 in Reissues

Temporary Residence are reissuing Tarentel's debut album, 'From Bone To Satellite'. The CD version will be as it always was, while the vinyl version features fancypants new packaging and includes a download coupon for 80 minutes' worth of extra unreleased bonus stuff.

link: temporaryresidence.com