24 May 2018

GAFFA reviews GNOD's Chapel Perilous

It says (roughly translated):

There is no easy-to-read album Gnod has released on the world. It is brutal, experimental paranoia in its purest and best form. Inspired by the books by Robert Anton Wilson, they have created a scavenging best with two mountain chains on each side and a psychedelic valley walk in the middle. The opening with Donovan Daughter is a 15-minute rock crusher-dub of rehearsal, kraut, punk and lots of percussions. And in conclusion, Uncle Frank Says's Turn It Down is an equally tough continuation of the opening in what has to be called Gnod's version of sludge metal. And between these impenetrable monsters lies an experimental factory that is just as good as paranoid, beautiful and difficult. There are metallic drums, sampled voices, Finnish minimalism and Einstürzende Neubauten, nightmares and electronics. Together, all of this consists of five songs and 38 minutes of the best 2018 has to offer. It is so daring, so uncompromised and so totally in the absence of the least need to be ready or to sell, you just have to get up and applaud Gnod to once again have created a small masterpiece that does not build on the former but is something brand new and different.

See the review here: GAFFA


Bonnacons of Doom feature in Bido Lito

If you live in the Liverpool area, make sure you pick up a copy of Bido Lito to read an exclusive feature on Bonnacons of Doom.

The feature reads:

The earliest documented description of a bonnacon comes from the first century AD, in Pliny the Elder’s early encyclopedia Naturalis Historia. In the entry, the Roman naturalist describes the beast as a wild animal known as a ‘bonasus’, “which has the mane of a horse, but in all other respects resembles a bull; its horns are curved back in such a manner as to be of no use for fighting, and it is said that because of this it saves itself by running away, meanwhile emitting a trail of dung that sometimes covers a distance of as much as three furlongs, contact with which scorches pursuers like a sort of fire.” The idea of a horned beast emitting plumes of burning faeces gained popularity in medieval times when bonnacons came to be listed more regularly in ‘bestiaries’, their mythical status embraced as an apocryphal tale to warn city dwellers of the perils of unknown beasts roaming the fields.

There’s very little similarity between this depiction of a legendary creature and the masked and cloaked collective BONNACONS OF DOOM: you can hardly term their musical output as acidic dung, nor do any of them have horns. But there is a shared air of mystery around both entities, as though you’re not quite sure where the myth begins or ends. Trying to unpick the truth from the legend is futile and is an unnecessary diversion when it comes to enjoying the white-knuckle ride that is a Bonnacons happening...

Read the rest here: Bido Lito


Pre-order new Goat 'Let It Burn' T-shirts

To celebrate tomorrow's release of Goat's 'Let it Burn' single we have 3 brand new 'Let It Burn' logo T-shirt designs available for pre-order.

First up, a classic Black with White print:
Black T-shirt with White Print

Secondly comes a Blue with Orange print:
Blue T-shirt with Orange Print

Lastly we have a Dark Grey Heather with Yellow print:
Dark Grey Heather T-shirt with Yellow Print

These are being made to order so get yours quick.



MIEN album gets reviewed by Primal Music

They say:

‘Mien’ are a collaborative movement of musicians who in their own individual parts have been personally involved in the creation of some of the most exhilarating releases to ever have graced our ears over the past twenty or so years. Borne back in 2004 whilst crossing paths on various tours and out of an inherent desire for sonic exploration by a quartet of musicians comprising of Alex Maas (Black Angels), Tom Furse (The Horrors), Rishi Dhir (Elephant Stone) and John-Mark Lapham (The Earlies), ‘Mien’ have created a self-titled debut that took fourteen years to come to fruition. It’s inner workings are drenched with hallucinogenic nuances carefully stacked in a particular manner with each of it’s individual players adding a specific penetrable layer to each of the tracks whilst trying to avoid falling headlong into the pitfalls of some previously explored sonic paths. It works, albeit in a frenzied, motorik and experimental kind of way through all of it’s ten tracks. There are dark passages of atmosphere merged with wide scoped neo-psychedelia, brilliant broad spectrum sweeps through various music genres that all coalesce in one psych infused sonic surge, channelling psychedelic leanings from the past whilst inputting some modernistic sonic themes just for fun. ‘Mien’ was officially released back on the 6th April 2018 via the good folks over at ‘Rocket Recordings’..

Read the rest here: Primal Music


Primal Music gives Bonnacons of Doom debut LP a 5/5 review

They say:

Swirling into the ether in a haze of repetitious sonic vibrations and psychedelic incantations comes the debut self-titled long player by Liverpool-based psychonauts ‘Boccanons of Doom’. With identities hidden, and having released a few singles over the years for different compilation releases this immense collective of musicians deal in ritualistic sonic manipulation and otherworldly musical manifestations with each track recorded in single-takes using the band’s trademark improvisational method. Their sound is steeped in psychrock, repetitive drone and electronic experimentation whilst underpinned with sounds from different religious traditions all buried within the mix. ‘Boccanons of Doom’ have been known to change personnel but the core structure of this collective has included members of Mugstar, Forest Swords, Jarvis Cocker’s band and Youthmovies. Their self-titled debut album was officially released back on the 18th May 2018 via those ever knowledgeable folks over at Rocket Recordings...

Read the rest here: Primal Music


23 May 2018

Anthroprophh announces Cardiff show

Anthroprophh have announced a new show in Cardiff, supported by the great Obey Cobra!

Cosmic Carnage presents:


Obey Cobra
The Moon Cardiff
1 September

More info here: Cosmic Carnage


Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation and GNOD (R&D) to play Fuzz Club's Festival in Eindhoven

Our friends Fuzz Club and Effenaar have teamed up to put on a great festival featuring lots of Fuzz Club bands plus many other artists from the scene and we are pleased to say that Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation and GNOD (R&D) have been added to the bill!!

Se what DIS say about it here: DIS

Info and tickets are from here: Fuzz Club