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SPACE LORD, MOTHERFUCKERS!

KEEPING THINGS SLOW AND STEADY SINCE 2004, SLOMATICS LOOK SET TO BECOME HEAVYWEIGHT DOOM CHAMPIONS WITH THE RELEASE OF THEIR CRUSHING NEW ALBUM ‘FUTURE ECHO RETURNS’. WE CAUGHT UP WITH GUITARIST DAVID MAJURY TO SEE WHAT ALL THE FUZZ IS ABOUT

Heavy metal; nowadays, a band can be one of these words without being the other. With dexterous shredding at 260bpm comes a certain lightness, for example. It’s undoubtedly metal, but it no longer feels weighty. In direct contrast to nimble fingered hares, plods a tortoise named Slomatics.

“This [album] was a little different in that there was a lot less jamming, which is quite unusual for us,” says guitarist David Majury. “I wrote the riffs and parts, mainly at home and recorded them onto my phone, and then we chose what worked and what didn’t in the practice space. Some of it came together really quickly, some of it took longer. Our drummer Marty [Harvery] is the real musical brain going on – I don’t know any theory or the names of chords or anything – so he was able to make sense of it all. He then took the songs away and wrote all the lyrics and melodies, which really transformed my ideas to something else entirely. That’s the bit I really enjoy most, I can write riffs all day but it’s only really once the melody is there that they become songs.”

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Devin Townsend: it’s a name synonymous with heavy and extreme metal, and also a name associated with the occasional foray into acoustic and country albums, not to mention albums featuring coffee loving puppets! And of course, who could forget his very own dedication to this here mag he created a few years ago with his mighty ‘Terrorizer’ song – only Onslaught had ever done a homage to a metal mag before this, if memory serves me correctly. There’s something for everyone, which is something rare in many musician’s repertoires. Devin’s enjoyed and created a rather unique musical path and 25 albums in, it’s awesome to see that this month, there are no signs of him letting up. Read all about what he’s been up to over the past few years and how he’s feeling about life in our cover story. Elsewhere this issue is jam packed with a delectable array of quality bands including plenty of UK bands – Akercocke, The Wounded Kings, Slomatics, Coltsblood, and Iron Witch – and plenty of worldwide ones too. Extreme music, no boundaries! See you next month. Darren Sadler
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