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John Skibeat
Choonsurgeon, nibjockey, wordmonkey.
Choonsurgeon, nibjockey, wordmonkey.


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Album Review: Devin Townsend Project - Transcendence
Canadian musician/producer Devin Townsend is an enigma. His career and discography is mind-boggling both in the quality and variety of material within, but also the sheer volume. To date, he has released something approximating 25 studio albums (9 as a solo...

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EP Review: The Bridesmaid – Grayson
Someone wiser than me once said “You can’t judge a book by its cover”. Ignoring such wise council, I find myself pre-judging the latest disc to land on my disc. Robert Høyem, who has also created art for bands like Sahg, Heksed and Kampfar, has conjured a r...

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Ah, always knew she had good taste! :)

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Album Review: Craang – To The Estimated Size Of The Universe
Ah, the joys of coming across the onomatopoeic band-name. To all intents and purposes, Craang sounds like their moniker suggests they should. The sudden resonant “craaannng” of strings reverberating through a mass of distortion. Actual metal on
metal actio...

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Lists: Heavy Blog Is Heavy's Best Of Selections, Part 1
I've been throwing some input into a few of these selections recently... Heavy Blog Is Heavy's Best Of: Spooky Albums For Halloween Dark Buddha Rising might just be the creepiest band I have ever come
across. Their occult, languorous doom-drone is divis...

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Album Review: My Brother The Wind – Once There Was A Time When Space And Time Were One
Ready to turn on, tune in and drop out? Good, because this week has
seen the release of My Brother The Wind’s third album. Diving straight
in, it seems we have the stoned vibe to end all stoned vibes. By evoking
the kind of gentile, mind-expanding experi...

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Album Review: Electric Wizard - Time To Die
Watch this space...

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DVD Review: Redemption – Live From The Pit
Redemption, formed in 2000, are an LA-based progressive metal band
who dabble in combining the melodious sounds of the old 70s bands with
the contemporary. There’s plenty of moments here that will have you
recalling monsters like Rainbow or Rush, but the...
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