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Label Profile 005: Shelsmusic

May 27th, 2013

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We’ve always had a soft spot for labels who think differently. Shelsmusic – born in the UK, bred in California – has made its name on atmosphere, from tremulous folk and consciousness-expanding walls of sound, to muscle-shredding, gut-pounding metal. Albums from artists as diverse as Black Sheep Wall and Ancients make regular dents our end of year top tens. In recent months, they’ve not only expanded into production, through their Purple Buffalo Studios, but to mark their 10th anniversary, they’re re-releasing Mahumodo’s cult record Waves on vinyl. High time to catch up with label head and *shels frontman Mehdi Safa, we reckoned…

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Album: Johnny Truant – No Tears For The Creatures

June 3rd, 2008

Johnny Truant

Johnny Truant
No Tears For The Creatures
United By Fate Records
02 June 2008

by Ryan Williams

With their third album, Johnny Truant may well have hit the heavy metal jackpot. While their two previous records seemed either one-dimensional or failed to reach potential at times, No Tears For The Creatures delivers everything that the Brighton metalcore monsters have always threatened to. [Read more →]

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