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Interview: Kvelertak on their new album, Meir

March 8th, 2013

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Ahead of the release of their second album, Meir, Norwegian blackened party punk rock ‘n’ rollers, Kvelertak had a day of hanging about in London talking to relative strangers about that album. We were among that press gang and asked singer, Erlend Hjelvik and guitarist, Vidar Landa all about Roadrunner Records, lyrics and being Norwegian.

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Photos: Baroness @ Sheffield Corporation – 13 August 2012

August 30th, 2012

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About five minutes after Gary Wolstenholme emailed us his incredible photos from the Sheffield show of Baroness’ recent UK tour, we got the news that the band had been involved in a horrific bus crash just outside of Bath. And we were torn. We really wanted to show these incredible shots off to the world, but at the same time we didn’t want to seem ghoulish and trying to capitalise on the publicity of the tragedy. Well, since the band are now all safely out of hospital – and given that all of the band’s tour dates for the rest of 2012 have been cancelled – we figured now was the time for us to show you these awesome shots in all their awesome glory.

Yeah, we used “awesome” twice in one sentence. Baroness are that kind of band.

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Album: Black Tusk – Set The Dial

October 27th, 2011

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Black Tusk
Set The Dial
Relapse Records
25 October 2011

by Dan Pelic

As a genre, stoner rock has become much like a steak left too long on the barbecue because everyone got too drunk and high to tend to it: Overdone, dry, and tasteless.

As a band, Black Tusk are probably a bit too drunk and high to avoid embodying the most prevalent negative stereotypes of their genre: Senseless and forgettable riffing, shit vocals, and nonsensical lyrics.

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