Godflesh reform!

Justin K Broadrick was adamant it would never happen, but even he has succumbed to the reunion bug. Godflesh, his seminal industrial metal outfit, will reform for a performance at next year’s Hellfest in France, taking place 18-20 June in Clisson. Billed as the ‘only show in Europe’ (take note, they stress “Europe”) this is currently the sole publicized show, […]

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Issue 23 out now!

Featuring: Pelican – Instru-metal heroes return with their brand new album, What We All Come To Need, and – gasp! – vocals! Krallice – Mick Barr talks black metal Goatsnake – Greg Anderson resurrects another classic band! Todd – Everyone’s favourite Anglo-American noiserockmongers unleash Big Ripper Supersilent – Norwegian avant supergroup talk Hammond organs and supersilence Top 30 Albums of […]

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Liars return with Sisterworld

LIARS will release their fifth studio album, Sisterworld, in early 2010. The follow up to their 2007 self-titled effort, the latest collection from the bizarro trio was written and recorded in Los Angeles by Liars and Tom Biller (Kanye West, Beck, Where The Wild Things Are / Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind soundtracks). The LP sees Angus Andrew, Aaron […]

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No Mr. Bungle Reunion

Faith No More have done it, but those expecting a Mr. Bungle reunion shouldn’t hold their breath – unless, of course, they can hold it for a really, really long time. “I don’t think it’s gonna happen unfortunately” bassist Trevor Dunn told Rock-A-Rolla. “I mean, I say unfortunately on behalf of people who want it to happen – I actually […]

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Win a pair of tickets to see Magma in London!

Legendary French prog masters Magma will perform at London’s Barbican on October 6th as part of Celestial Mass, a special event curated by Andy Votel “bringing together intense cosmic rock and psychedelic disco.” Also on the bill are JP Massiera and the ever-reliable Chrome Hoof, and we have a pair of tickets for one lucky winner! For your chance to […]

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Pelican return with What We All Come To Need

Pelican have completed their fourth full-length, What We All Come To Need, the follow-up to 2007’s City Of Echoes. Guitarist Laurent Lebec describes it as “the most perfect synthesis of everything we’ve done to date, sonically”, and features guest slots from Greg Anderson (Sunn O)))), Aaron Turner (Isis), Ben Verellen (Harkonen and Helms Alee) and Allen Epley (The Life & […]

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Kayo Dot complete new album

Avant-rock outfit Kayo Dot have completed their next album, the follow-up to last year’s Blue Lambency Downward. The LP, as yet untitled, was once again recorded by Randall Dunn. “It’s totally different from our previous albums, as usual” mainman Toby Driver told Rock-A-Rolla. “Soundwise, it’s goth-fusion combining sonic characteristics of early The Cure, Bauhaus, Herbie Hancock’s album Sextant, and later […]

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No At The Drive-In Reunion… for now

Omar Rodriguez Lopez played down the ATDI reunion rumours when he spoke to Rock-A-Rolla recently. “It was one website that has just blown it out of proportion, where Cedric just stated the fact that we buried the hatchet, and I think since then people have projected their own desires on it” Omar told us. He went on to add that […]

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Plotkin, Wyskida and Turner form Jodis

It’s official: 2009 is The Year Of The Supergroup. Hot on the heels of Shrinebuilder, Them Crooked Vultures and Greymachine, James Plotkin has joined forces with Khanate pal Tim Wyskida and Isis man Aaron Turner for a new pedigree-heavy project, Jodis. Described as “a modern exploration of restrained sonic minimalism and tonal/textural density”, the debut album, entitled Secret House, will […]

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Homme/Grohl/Jones supergroup is a go!

The long-rumoured ‘top secret project’ featuring Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters), Josh Homme (QOTSA, Desert Sessions) and John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin) have revealed their band name as Them Crooked Vultures. The trio have completed a full-length to be released later this year, though the exact details remain under wraps. The band made their live debut in Chicago on 10th […]

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