Patriarchs In Black – Reach For The Scars (MDD records)

All roads lead to Black Sabbath! When New Jersey scene veteran Dan Lorenzo (Hades, Non-Fiction) was looking for musicians for his new project, Overkill's Bobby Blitz gave him the idea of knocking on John Kelly's (Danzig, Type O Negative) door, because - according to Blitz - "he would fit your riffs perfectly". Blitz was right..

Djiin – Meandering Soul (Klonosphere records)

FFO Kadaver, Blue Pills and Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats Djiin is a psychedelic stoner-rock band from France whose name is inspired by spirits and other beasts from Semitic beliefs and traditions. Influenced by 70’s progressive rock and krautrock bands, doom scene and heavy rock from the glory days of the early-Sabbath era, as well..

BLACK SABBATH – Technical Ecstasy (Super Deluxe Edition) (BMG)

Hopefully this beautifully put-together reissue will allow this most underrated of Sabbath recordings to finally undergo some long overdue reassessment. It surely deserves it! There is a certain received wisdom among Black Sabbath fan circles that 1976's Technical Ecstasy album was an abrupt shift in direction which represents the first dramatic loss in quality following..