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OXX: The Skeleton Is Just A Coathanger; These Are The Black Strings That Make You Dance – Everything Is Noise

“OXX has not only made a record called The Skeleton Is Just A Coathanger; These Are The Black Strings That Make You Dance, which is a feat in itself, they also managed to make it uncompromisingly unique… weird melodies, nail-biting … Continue reading

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Bathe In The Caustic Storm Of OXX’s Brand New Utterly Insane Avant-garde Hardcore – Captured Howls

“There’s not any clear way to overstate how off-the-walls insane the new record from Denmark’s avant-garde hardcore crew OXX really is. Called The Skeleton Is Just A Coat Hanger; These Are The Black Strings That Make You Dance, the seven … Continue reading

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EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Oxx Rock Out With Some Seriously Unstable Hardcore On “Screwdriver Hymn” – Heavy Blog Is Heavy

“Pay attention, idiot… “Screwdriver Hymn” has a floor-scraping bass riff that the guitars lurch alongside, flirting with math-rock guitar noodling and chaotic, dissonant hardcore scrapes that fans of KEN mode and GAZA will enjoy, just as much as the fans … Continue reading

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Track Premiere: Getting Crazy-Weird with OXX’s “Birthday Song” – Decibel Magazine

“For a band to title its latest record The Skeleton is Just a Coat Hanger; These are the Black Strings that Make You Dance, well, you gotta think they’re either existing in a completely different universe and playing on a … Continue reading

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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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