Interview: Killing Joke’s seminal debut revisited

Few albums have influenced generations of musicians as much as Killing Joke’s eponymous debut. Released in 1980, it emerged in the midst of the post-punk era with a sound that would help shape the next three decades of heavy music. Nirvana, Metallica, Godflesh, Faith No More – you’d be hard pressed to find a band, mainstream or underground, that doesn’t […]

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Mogwai announce new album ‘Atomic’, share new track

Post-rock legends Mogwai have shared a brand new track ‘Ether’, taken from their forthcoming album Atomic. Their first album since the departure of longtime member John Cummings features reworked versions of music composed for BBC documentary Atomic: Living In Dread And Promise, directed by Mark Cousins. It marks the latest soundtrack from the band, following Les Revenants and Zidane: A […]

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Classic Album: Godflesh ‘Streetcleaner’

(This interview originally appeared in Rock-A-Rolla issue 26, Jun/Jul 2010; Words: Vuk Valcic)   In 1989, a turning-point year for rock music in general, few expected the arrival of Streetcleaner, an album that would not only shatter all definitions of Metal, but would usher in entirely new strands of the genre, from industrial to post-metal as we know it today. […]

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The Ocean and Mono to release split LP

German post-metal collective The Ocean and Japanese post-rock titans MONO are set to release a split LP this October, ahead of their forthcoming tour dates. Featuring a track apiece and totalling 24 minutes, the split is due for release on October 23rd via Pelagic. MONO’s entry, ‘Death In Reverse’ serves as a taster from the band’s forthcoming new album, slated […]

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Corrections House To Release New Full-Length This October

Neurosis/Eyehategod/Yakuza supergroup Corrections House have announced their second full-length, entitled Know How To Carry A Whip, will hit the stores this October. The outfit, featuring Sanford Parker (Minsk), Scott Kelly (Neurosis), Bruce Lamont (Yakuza), Mike IX Williams (Eyehategod) and “Minister of Propaganda” Seward Fairbury, follow up 2013’s debut Last City Zero with a “far more developed and fluid” collection of […]

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Dale Crover talks 20 years of Houdini

“If there was anything that we would do different we would probably force Kurt to write more and make him play more.” As Melvins’ 1993 classic Houdini turns 20, we sit down with Dale Crover to look back on one of the band’s – and the decade’s – defining albums. Cobain, major labels, Gene Simmons, payola – Dale fills us […]

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Interview: Beehoover

German power duo Beehoover return with their fourth LP, The Devil And His Footmen, and it just might be the finest collection yet of their signature bass n’ drums contortions. Claus-Peter Hamisch, drummer and one-half of the oddball outfit, fills us in on the details.   Talk us through The Devil And His Footmen. “Although the new album isn’t a […]

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