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THOSE DARN GNOMES featured in This One Goes to Eleven: Weekly metal roundup – Free Williamsburg

“Get weird (OK, weirder) with Calling Whitetails to a Tuned Bow (Nefarious Industries), the third long play from experimental death-jazz outfit THOSE DARN GNOMES. Words simply cannot do this intoxicating whiplash justice, but the first few seconds of album opener … Continue reading

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Exclusive Stream: Get Slimy with the Latest LP from THOSE DARN GNOMES – Toilet ov Hell

‘Since THOSE DARN GNOMES‘ first album The Years back in 2015, I’ve listened to each new release with equal parts curiosity and bedevilment. Nothing about this band is easy. And yet, Calling Whitetails to a Tuned Bow is somehow the … Continue reading

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THOSE DARN GNOMES: “Calling Whitetails to a Tuned Bow” Review at Exclaim!

“The record jumps headfirst into a hellscape of feedback, distortion and noise music, with all the subtlety of a ten-car pileup. You can literally hear the instruments crying out in agony as they are twisted into unnatural shapes. Listening to … Continue reading

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THOSE DARN GNOMES: “Calling Whitetails to a Tuned Bow” Review at Burning Ambulance

“To the outsider, noise music and free jazz might not be so different, but to fans these genres are usually worlds apart. Not only do THOSE DARN GNOMES successfully bring the two together, they do so with a grace and … Continue reading

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EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Trip Over This Video For GRIDFAILURE & MEGALOPHOBE’s “Agoraphobic Claustrophobia” – Heavy Blog Is Heavy

“The music video we’re debuting for you today couldn’t be any further from your local bands’ metalcore warehouse performance clip. Pairing acid-washed visuals with their collaborative digital hellscape “Agoraphobic Claustrophobia”, experimental acts GRIDFAILURE & MEGALOPHOBE step away from noise and … Continue reading

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THOSE DARN GNOMES: Calling Whitetails to a Tuned Bow – Can This Even Be Called Music?

“The improvisation-fueled avant-garde noisegrind quartet and its myriad of additional musicians has crafted one of the most remarkable albums of the year already.” – Can This Even Be Called Music?

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Premiere: San Diego’s THOSE DARN GNOMES Up the Weirdness Game With “Birds” – PopMatters

“A collision of avant-garde jazz, the wild, wooly experiments of composer Harry Partch, Beatnik poetry, shattered noise, shards of black box theater, the sinister weirdness lurking behind the childlike chaos of The Muppet Show. Somewhere in there are moments of … Continue reading

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THOSE DARN GNOMES: Calling Whitetails to a Tuned Bow album review – The Doorway To

“When it gets weird and uncomfortable for most musically, that means it’s something interesting to listen to, and with THOSE DARN GNOMES we hit the mother load. Jazz, Noise, Grind, Hardcore, Ambient, Gospel, Folk and Avant elements are just the … Continue reading

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GRIDFAILURE Moans of a Thousand Encroaching Illnesses with “Sixth Mass Extinction Skulduggery I” – The Covenant

“GRIDFAILURE is sickness given aural form as the experimental project of madman Dave Brenner (ex-Theologian), and marks a departure from his death industrial treatments in favor of hallucinogenic sound collages bringing to mind legends like Nurse With Wound, early Current … Continue reading

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Speaking of the Endtimes: GRIDFAILURE Video Premiere and Interview – CVLT Nation

“The Earth cries out. The Geotrauma is echoed in human suffering and violence. Our every utterance and effort at progress goes stifled and unheard. Sometimes, mere Heavy Metal feels inadequate to express the true horror of this world. Reality is … Continue reading

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