Author: Team Uber

Ivar Bjørnson & Einar Selvik – ‘Skuggsjá’ (By Norse Music)

In Norway in 800 AD, at the fields of Romerrike the tribes of free men called Raumene reigned. They fought and gave blot and hails to Odin the rageful and held their Council at Eidsiva. Here they met to divide the land, appoint their rulers and judge those who opposed the laws. Eidsivating still exists as a court today and the historic place of Eidsvoll, where 112 men met and wrote the Norwegian Constitution in 1814, it got its name from Eidsiva. Eidsvoll still has traces of settlements and Viking graves after the tribes of Raumene.

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Manic Street Preachers – Kingston upon Thames, PRYZM – 20 October 2021

Having lived in The States for nearly four years, there were understandably some parts of British culture that our occasional guest contributor Baz Francis missed out there, and above even being able to get hold of decent tea bags and cheaply available Marmite, the thing that he missed the most was getting to see the Manic Street Preachers play live.

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TOOM – ‘Behold The Basilisk’ (APF Records)

Back in 2007 three long-haired teenage stoner doom fans naturally drifted towards each other in the depths of rural Suffolk. Hoping to avoid drowning in the sea of mediocre-metalcore and emo-misery that surrounded them, Teddy-James Driscoll, Jus Smith and Jack Newnham formed TOOM. This band was a short-lived and unproductive beast, but a beast nonetheless; a heavy, growling, riff-laden beast. Within three years, it was all over, and the three had gone their separate ways – Teddy to join Telepathy, Justin teaming up with Purson and then Uncle Acid, and Jack to Old Man Lizard and Slabdragger: but, before they parted, they spent one bitterly cold, madcap January night in a studio, battling against the odds to lay down the only recorded evidence of their time together. And, finally, more than a decade later, the results have been defrosted and brought into the glare of the spotlight by those ever-discerning folks at APF Records.

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A Little Bitter/Conjuring Fate – Ahoghill, Diamond Rock Club – 16 October 2021

It truly was a sight for sore eyes – one we hadn’t seen in what seemed like forever. And, yet, there it was, in all it’s majestic glory: a Marshall stack with that little red light glowing warmly in one corner (OK, we know it was a Laney head, but let’s not let pedantry spoil the mood, shall we?). Which could mean only one thing: heavy fucking metal is BACK, loud and fucking proud… so, let’s turn those amps up as loud as they will go and let the headbanging commence, shall we?

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Twelve Foot Ninja – ‘Vengeance’ (Self-Released)

So far, 2021 has seen some absolutely fantastic releases this year with many bands finding time to mess with often more eccentric ideas over the course of 2020’s pandemic lockdowns affecting many countries around the world, but definitely none more so than Australia. Genre-bending Aussies, Twelve Foot Ninja returns with their third full length album, ‘Vengeance’, an album that’s been teased for a while with a slew of bizarre music videos to support their singles.

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