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A year in retrospect

A year in retrospect

I should introduce this short retrospect by admitting I haven’t been wholly productive during this year in terms of reviews or features. Between the political turmoil of my country following Chávez’s death and my time consuming day job, there was little I could do to fix it. However, I’ll assume this feature as a Winter...
Setting water to flame: An interview with Menace Ruine

Setting water to flame: An interview with Menace Ruine

Contemplate the alchemical mysteries of Menace Ruine's new album, Alight In Ashes. Geneviève answers some questions on the record's birthing process.
Circle of Eyes

Circle of Eyes

Crackling chasms of decay from a loose collective of Bay Area stalwarts. A criminally unheralded project.
Portraits

Portraits

A rare triumph from one of the finest drone ensembles LURKER has heard.
SWANS - The Seer

SWANS – The Seer

The culmination of a career spanning three decades, SWANS once again proves why they're one of the most influential acts of the underground scene.
Doctorshopper – Degenerate Utopia

Doctorshopper – Degenerate Utopia

Filthy punk-metal that has a problem with just about everything.
Behind the Ritual: An interview with Monarch

Behind the Ritual: An interview with Monarch

Back from a gruelling tour of Europe, Monarch reveal some of the thought processes behind their latest 13bpm black mass, Omens.
Occultation - Three & Seven

Occultation – Three & Seven

Contemplating the mysteries of Three & Seven...
LURKER's guide to: Essential Noise Rock

LURKER’s guide to: Essential Noise Rock

The finest propagators of the noise rock movement, hand picked by LURKER.
Monarch - Omens

Monarch – Omens

Feedback-fuelled incantations of a French witch.
Asva - Presences of Absences

Asva – Presences of Absences

Good things come to those who wait. Asva's latest album, Presences of Absences, was brewed to perfection over three years and it's their most daring effort to date.
Ural Umbo - Delusion of Hope

Ural Umbo – Delusion of Hope

The colossal Ural Umbo emerges from the depths under a new form. Delusion of Hope is a harrowing example of modern-day kosmische terrorism. Out now on Utech Records.