RICK BUCKLER & ZOË HOWE – The Jam 1982

RELEASE YEAR: 2022   BAND URL: https://omnibuspress.com/collections/frontpage/products/the-jam-1982-published-on-17th-november-2022 What a marvelous piece of work this visually stunning book on that tumultuous yet highly productive year in The Jam’s life that was 1982 is. That was the fateful year when front man Paul Weller decided to lay The Jam to rest following an intensely creative spell from 1977…

LAMB OF GOD – Omens

RELEASE YEAR: 2022 BAND URL: https://www.lamb-of-god.com/ “You see all these things, don’t you? Truly I say to you, there will absolutely not be one stone on top of another left here that will not be thrown down…And you will hear wars nearby and reports of wars far away…For group will rise against group, and kingdom…

ROTVELT – Human Slakt

RELEASE YEAR: 2022BAND URL: https://www.apollonrecords.no/product-page/rotvelt-human-slakt Human Slakt by the Norwegian outfit named Rotvelt is a real treat, and this analogue-sounding fireball contains energy and spark in spades. The output is primarily punk-influenced but there is something akin to harsh and unpolished indie rock that sneaks into the musical framework too, which basically means that this vigorous…

TRUCHłO STRZYGI – Gwiezdny Demon

RELEASE YEAR: 2022  BAND URL: https://godzovwarproductions.bandcamp.com/album/gwiezdny-demon Fuck yeah, another record by this Polish act is always a most welcome addition to the review pile. What you get here is a harsh and filthy mixture of crust punk and black metal with a vibrant sound and heaps of atmosphere to it. Did I mention that it is…

UTFLOD – Undergang

RELEASE YEAR: 2022  BAND URL: Undergang | Utflod (bandcamp.com) Thanks to a very cool dude named Ronnie, I got my hands on this superb 4-track EP titled “Undergang” by the Norwegian outfit known as Utflod, and I am forever grateful to him for making sure this musical hand grenade ended up in my mailbox. The quintet…

DIRTY LACES – L’Esprit Du Temps

RELEASE YEAR: 2022  BAND URL: DiRTY LACES (@dirtylacesband) • Instagram-billeder og -videoer The Mancunian punk-inspired hard rockers Dirty Laces were an unknown outfit to yours truly until I received a promo copy of this spirited four-track EP of theirs titled “L’Esprit Du Temps” a few weeks ago, and what we have here is a fabulous cocktail…

TONY FLETCHER – The Best of Jamming! Selections and Stories from the Fanzine That Grew Up, 1977-86

RELEASE YEAR: 2021  BAND URL: https://omnibuspress.com/products/the-best-of-jamming-published-on-23rd-september-2021 Jamming! was a DIY fanzine that was launched by Tony Fletcher back in 1977 when he was merely thirteen years old and over time it evolved into a proper, professional-looking magazine. Despite growing into a popular and well-respected magazine, it never really lost touch with its DIY roots or abandoned…