John Morrow

John Morrow

Writer (Rosetta, South Africa)
- I am a musician, writer, and brewer by trade. Besides having written many music reviews and articles for various publications and sites over the years, I have also been a member of the bands Tyburn, Agro, Jim Neversink, and some other small projects that range from Appalachian folk to occult rock/doom metal. I am currently the manager and one of the brewers at Nottingham Road Brewing Company, and I like my music REAL heavy with a side order of IPA. And cheese. Who doesn’t like cheese?!
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Out July 12th via Metal Blade, Batushka’s Hospodi is a really dark and zealous foray into deep religious territory, complete with mountains of riffs…
By on Jul 12, 2019
Out July 12th via Relapse Records, Admission is the Torche album that will finally get a criminally underrated band the recognition they sorely deser…
By on Jul 11, 2019
Out via Lacerated Enemy Records, South Africa’s Vulvodynia unleash 35 minutes of deathcore-leaning slamming, sonic brutality with Mob Justice.
By on Jun 28, 2019
If you’re searching for a metal album this year that marches to its own d-beat and kicks ass on every level, look no further than Old Star (Peacevill…
By on Jun 10, 2019
Out June 14th via Abraxan Hymns, Baroness’ Gold & Grey is a staggering effort by a band that simply refuses to give up and seeks to both progress and s…
By on Jun 07, 2019
South African rockers Deity’s Muse raise a new level of proggy goodness with their latest EP, Lungs Full; it’s bloody marvelous!
By on May 29, 2019
And the world rejoiced! With their latest album, Scatter The Rats, out via Joan Jett’s Blackheart Records, L7 are back and as entertaining as ever.
By on May 22, 2019
Entombed’s Clandestine - Live is the celebration of a monumental album from a magical musical period by a monster band.
By on May 18, 2019
With the adult graphic novel GRACE: Based on the Jeff Buckley Story (First Second/Macmillan), author Tiffanie DeBartolo has perfectly captured the es…
By on Apr 24, 2019
Vying for the South African “doom king” status, trio Ruff Majik return with their new album Tårn (Lay Bare Recordings) and, with it, prove once and f…
By on Apr 24, 2019
Robyn Ferguson, a recent endorsee of Ibanez South Africa, has all the guitar chops and song writing ability to make her self-released Alizarin an expl…
By on Apr 08, 2019
Periphery IV: Hail Stan, out April 5th via 3DOT Recordings, is the work of a mature prog band with tongue firmly in cheek and easily Periphery’s best…
By on Mar 28, 2019

6.5 / 10

Outside of the production lacking in quality, Chris Prophet’s playing is tight and clean, and his tone and feel on Athaza are on the money.
By on Mar 13, 2019

7 / 10

South Africa’s Bulletscript have what it takes to get into the international ring and kick some major metal ass with their new EP, Enemy.
By on Mar 11, 2019

8 / 10

Putting the needle to the groove on Tre, the new, magnificent bastard of a record from The Devil And The Almighty Blues, is going to pour thick, syru…
By on Mar 11, 2019

6 / 10

As a stoner fanboy, Seasons ticks a lot of bell-bottom boxes, but the delicate chaos makes for an uneven listen. That said, Ruff Majik are easily one…
By on Jan 18, 2019

7 / 10

Mad God unleash a stoner doom storm from South Africa and, with Grotesque and Inexorable, we have something really special on our hands.
By on Dec 07, 2018

8 / 10

Out now via Burning Tone Records, South Africa’s Zombies Ate My Girlfriend have released their finest album yet, the impressive Shun The Reptile.
By on Nov 06, 2018


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