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In true John Peel style, we've got everything and the kitchen sink on this one. There's something for everyone, and if there isn't then you wait for volume 2. Simples. We've made 33 cassette copies, and 20 of them are up for grabs FREE when you order a t-shirt. First come, first served. And I'm telling you, this thing sounds NIIIICE on tape.  (If you can't get a cassette it's not the end of the world though - you still get a digital download with purchase. Or when you sign up for the newsletter...) And here's the link to the youtube video...

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As you may well imagine this blog will eventually be riddled with my ludicrous fanboy tales (wait until I get to my Mick Harris t-shirt swap story) but hey it's my blog, my rules and what's the point in awesome, mind-blowing things happening to you if you ain't gonna brag?? Let's go back a bit - a few decades really. Back in the 80s there was a time when metal started moving away from the NWOBHM of Maidens and Priests and towards some very interesting extremes. The proto-versions of what would become black, death, thrash (and so on) metal were starting...

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I obviously Google translated 'Lifer' into German. Corrections welcome. In the meantime check out our Berlin landscaping...  

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When I was a young kid, in my early teens, I didn't care about music much. I listened to whatever was on the radio, and frankly could take it or leave it. I'd like whatever everybody else liked, or at least pretend to. Not fussed at all. Then the first major change in my life occurred - a kid in school turned up with Iron Maiden's 'Powerslave'. We took turns taking it home, and I must confess I did it more because I knew that artwork was going to piss my mother off no end. Then I played it for...

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To lift a line straight from their rather endearing website, "before people started talking about electro-rock, Santos band 'Harry' was already doing experiments mixing Brit rock, technopop and a pinch of industrial". And so they were, and that was fucking 1985... Think about it. 1985. Remember how shit music in general was? I first heard it in 1988. I was watching this Brazilian TV show for 'hip' teenagers (or so we thought),  the kind of show where you might see Sepultura or Ratos de Porao strutting their stuff from time to time so you HAD to watch it every time just in...

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