EP REVIEW: Dirge – Dirge


When an EP is presented, it’s easy to cast it off as a minor installment added to a band’s overall body of work. But Dirge composed four independent, uniquely structured tracks that makes their self-released, self-titled opus bigger and more complex than what the runtime would suggest.

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EP REVIEW: Primitive Man – Insurmountable

The three-man deathsludge machine, known simply as Primitive Man, has dropped four new blistering tracks in the form of an EP entitled Insurmountable (Closed Casket Activities). Mixing funeral doom, black metal, and harsh noise elements, this powerhouse from Denver, Colorado is one of the most abrasive, yet satisfying bands out there. After thirty-eight minutes, any first listeners will certainly start working on the rest of the group’s discography.Continue reading

Ohhms – Exist

Hailing from Canterbury, UK, Ohhms specialise in long, doomy dirges. Their first two EPs – 2014’s Bloom and 2015’s Cold – along with last year’s debut full-length The Fool established them as the one the country’s go-to acts for 20-minute long deep dives into all things slow and heavy. Their new effort, Exist (all Holy Roar), continues in that same vein and manages to satisfy, even if it doesn’t rock the boat. Continue reading

Death Engine Books Upcoming European Dates

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French noise/dark hardcore outfit Death Engine has a string of upcoming European tour dates, supporting their new album Mud out now via Throatruiner Records and Apocaplexy Records. Stream “Still” below.

Mud tracklist :
1. Medusa
2. Organs
3. Cure
4. Zero
5. Still
6. Entertain
7. Negative

death engine mud tour

Mar 13: Scène Michelet – Nantes (FR)(w/ Dirge & Machete)
Mar 14: Chapeau Rouge – Troyes (FR)(w/ Valve)
Mar 15: No Man’s Land – Volmerange-Les-Mines (FR) (w/ Valve)
Mar 16: Molodoï – Strasbourg (FR)
Mar 17: L’Usine – Genève (CH)
Mar 18: Klubi – Zurich (CH)
Mar 19: Kapu – Linz (AT)
Mar 20: Azyl Pivni – Liberec (CZ)
Mar 21: Piekarnia – Opole (PL)
Mar 22: Alive – Wroclaw (PL)
Mar 23: Cassiopeia w/ Easy Lover – Berlin (DE)
Mar 24: Reil78 – Halle (DE) (w/ Ckomono)
Mar 25: Black Hammer – Leipzig (DE)
Mar 26: Bunker – Bruxelles (BE) (w/ Crowd Behavior, Lotus)
Mar 27: Le Bateau Ivre – Mons (BE)
Mar 28: Emporium Galorium – Rouen (FR) (w/ Anna Sage, Like Pigs On Embers, Tromblon)
Apr 18: Le Manège – Lorient (FR) (w/ Godflesh)

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