2013 has been a bit of a mixed bag, outside of Thee Claw.
There's been a number of issues that have affected me in my personal life, meaning that after a pretty strong start to the year, things kind of petered out a little bit towards the middle and latter parts of the year, being unemployed for about six months meant that any plans we had to get to festivals (including Brofest - still gutted about that) were put on ice, but at least I managed to make it along to see Sabbath with Ozzy, who did not disappoint!
There are other things that quite frankly don't need to be brought up on here, if you know me, you'll understand why Thee Claw, which is a labour of love for me, had to take a back seat for a while.
Anyway! There were numerous release that I have enjoyed immensely this year, the best of which are in a big, long, unordered list below.
To everyone I dealt with via this website over the past 12 months, keep it up, you're the best.
Here's to a boss 2014 - hope to see some of you out and about over the course of it!
Bölzer - Aura
Satanic Dystopia - Double Denim Shotgun Massacre
The Jeffrey Uppercut – Live Hard
Beastwars – Blood Becomes Fire
Opium Lord - The Calendrical Cycle - Prologue:The Healer
Master - The Witchhunt
Crypt Lurker - Baneful Magic, Death Worship and Necromancy Rites Archaic
Pestilence - Obsideo
Darkthrone - Underground Resistance
Wraiths - S/T EP
Ghold - Galactic Hiss
Uzala - Tales of Blood and Fire
Artillery - Legions
Black Magician - The Pursuivant
Motörhead - Aftershock
Altar of Plagues - Teethed Glory and Injury
Cathedral - The Last Spire
Seagraves - Weight of the World
Iron Hearse – Get in the Hearse
Suicidal Tendencies - 13
Gurt/Limb - Split
Black Sabbath - 13
Suffocation - Pinnacle of Bedlam
Electric Taurus - Veneralia
Trouble - The Distortion Field
Portal - Vexovoid
Complete Failure - The Art Gospel of Aggravated Assault
Koresh – Chump
Manilla Road - Mysterium
Sodom - Epitome of Torture
Biche – EP
Deicide - In the Minds of Evil