Icelandic band Dead Skeletons video for Dead Mantra

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By Matthew Taplinger in New Music on Thursday 6 October 2011

Dead Skeletons are a new band from Reykjavik, Iceland who I have been fully hooked on ever since watching their first video for Dead Mantra, a sinister, mind-bending jam that goes on for a good 10 minutes and still seems too brief. Their videos all feature twisted, tripped-out imagery, while their sound blends a hypnotic […]

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Ab Ovo: the debut album from LA band Moab

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By Gerry Mak in New Music on Friday 19 August 2011

Fans of ’70s heavy rock and proto-metal — Black Sabbath, Hawkwind, Pentagram, Blue Cheer, etc. — should dig LA band Moab, who are about to release their debut LP, Ab Ovo.

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La Otracina

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By Gerry Mak in New Music on Wednesday 8 June 2011

I’ve been listening a lot to La Otracina lately, a Brooklyn-based heavy-psych proto-metal band that digs through the musical topsoil to unearth the spaced-out, hard-charging sound of the ’70s when bands like Hawkwind, Captain Beyond, and Uriah Heep ruled the land.

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