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Cursed Sun/Words That Burn/Spirit Ruiner/Gravepath – Belfast, Love & Death – 15 November 2019

It was a freezing cold Friday night in Belfast and there was a purge in full effect, as dozens of masked denizens roamed the street in a heavy metal ‘Vendetta’. The object of their attention was the official launch of the ÜR-approved EP of the same name by death groovers Cursed Sun. Flying solo and pulling double duty, our very own Dark Queen joined the horde enlivened by the need for some murder, death and killing…

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NASA Assassin – ‘Glitterbalder’ (Self-Released)

If rock ‘n’ roll stuck to the same format and framework, then it would quickly become very boring, and we’d all be listening to Nickel-freakin’-back all the feckin’ time. No, it’s all about living on the edge – be it the edge of the universe or that of a three-legged stool while you try to extricate yourself from the ennui of ‘normal’ life… rock ‘n’ roll is supposed to be abnormal, and that’s a concept that NASA Assassin fully embrace on this, their second album. The band, known for their, quite frankly, in-fucking-sane live shows, describe their music as pronk.  WTF is that we hear you ask… Well, it is an eclectic mix of space rock, punk, prog and classic metal (and even grunge!) – all washed down with healthy doses of gin and Buckfast (although they, like we, probably wouldn’t recommend indulging in both of these last two ingredients at the same time!).

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Marisa And The Moths – ‘Marisa And The Moths’ (Self-Released)

The debut album by Marisa And The Moths is like digging up a time capsule from the early Nineties. Opening with a laidback bass riff and some effortlessly cool vocals, it’s a major throwback to the days when Nirvana ruled the airwaves and homeless Seattle drug addicts became major stars. It’s an album that’ll make you want to throw on a flannel shirt, take a trip to the Space Needle and discuss the latest Richard Linklater movie – and it’s come from the world’s epicentre of grunge… Reading, Berkshire.

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Cutting Teeth – ‘Fracture/Decompose’ (Self-Released)

It is common for up-and-coming bands to increase recognition of themselves through performing as support acts at concerts – or word of mouth, which usually takes place on social media platforms. Cutting Teeth are a great example of this, the Yorkshire quartet are stomping a name for themselves, with already having performed alongside well-established bands, such as Bleed From Within and Lotus Eater. These guys are rapidly gaining a reputation for their frantic, and passionate live shows, characteristics which are prominent in their latest EP – ‘Fracture/Decompose’. The style of this record reminds our Jolee very much of Counterparts and Cancer Bats, taking metalcore to newfound heights.

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