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Interview - Nervosa

Interview – Nervosa

  Before we crack on with this, here’s an author’s note/disclaimer: I’ve never done a sit down, face to face interview for a website before, so putting it bluntly, I was shitting myself all day. From waking up until the moment I sat down opposite.. Read More
Bloodstock Open Air 2015 - Catton Hall Derbyshire Part 1

Bloodstock Open Air 2015 – Catton Hall Derbyshire Part 1

Bloodstock has become a regular fixture in my gig calendar since I first went there in 2011 given it was cheaper than most of the other English Festivals, It wasn’t in France and unlike Wacken, which turned ridiculous with the idea that they would release.. Read More
Interview - Exodus

Interview – Exodus

I was scheduled to interview Exodus on their second night at the Underworld, and it’s a jolly good thing too, as it transpired that they’d missed all the interviews the night before owing to being stuck in Calais when French dock workers went on strike.. Read More
Czech Metal Fest - Plzen, Amfitéatr Lochotin 5th June 2015

Czech Metal Fest – Plzen, Amfitéatr Lochotin 5th June 2015

Day One 2015 is turning out to be my Euro trotting year with Norway’s Inferno already under my belt and Wacken Open Air later this year venturing to one of my favourite countries in Europe for an open air metal fest was an easy decision... Read More
Incineration Festival – Camden London 9/5/15

Incineration Festival – Camden London 9/5/15

This festival hardly started small but in the space of a year has grown substantially and moved up from The Garage to no less than four venues in the heart of Camden. With 30 bands playing over the course of the day and night things.. Read More
Inferno Festival - Oslo, Norway - 1st April 2015

Inferno Festival – Oslo, Norway – 1st April 2015

  Day One – Wednesday 1st April The 15th anniversary of Norway’s most prestigious metal festival had me saving up for months prior to descending upon it. The second incarnation of Blastfest held in February was also a tempting proposition with an all star extreme.. Read More
Interview - Negura Bunget

Interview – Negura Bunget

Originally done as a news piece for Iron Fist Magazine founding member of Negura Bunget Negru had plenty to say in regards to new album Tău, the first part of a planned trilogy. One of his answers alone would have taken up the entire word.. Read More
Interview - Mysticum

Interview – Mysticum

This interview was originally conducted for Iron Fist Magazine which is now out and available in all good newsagents and online. Check out the link at the bottom and grab a copy of the most unadulterated metal mag you will find on the shelves anywhere... Read More
Albums Of The Year 2014

Albums Of The Year 2014

  Pete Woods What a year as far as music was concerned, even if everything else is pretty much shit it is the tonic that keeps us going through it all and there has been no shortage of choice. It would not have been too.. Read More
Nekromantik – Jorg Buttgereit (Arrow)

Nekromantik – Jorg Buttgereit (Arrow)

“Warning: Some of this film may be seen as grossly offensive and should not be shown to minors!!!” As this appears on the screen along with a childish home-made font with the movie title, everyone in attendance at the Kings Cross Scala cinema sunk that.. Read More
Interview - Cavalera Conspiracy With Iggor

Interview – Cavalera Conspiracy With Iggor

It’s not every day you get to sit down and have a conversation with a metal legend, so when I was informed that I had the chance to interview Iggor Cavalera after reviewing the latest Cavalera Conspiracy album, Pandemonium, (You can read it here: http://www.avenoctum.com/2014/10/cavalera-conspiracy-pandemonium-napalm/).. Read More
Interview - Voices

Interview – Voices

It’s absolutely no secret that Voices second album London, a concept to our Capital city has completely blown me away. Mixing so much emotion, atmosphere and extremity into its cinematic hour long playing time it’s a real feast and a beast of an album. Naturally.. Read More
Damnation Festival - Leeds University 1/11/14

Damnation Festival – Leeds University 1/11/14

It’s time for the most hectic day of the year with no less than 27 bands playing over four stages. Celebrating its tenth year anniversary Damnation Festival has risen from strength to strength and actually sold out here today. It’s definitely the biggest one day.. Read More
Interview – Dayal Patterson on Black Metal Evolution Of The Cult

Interview – Dayal Patterson on Black Metal Evolution Of The Cult

If you like black metal chances are you have heard of the fantastic new Feral House published book ‘Black Metal Evolution Of The Cult.’ In fact you have probably bought it like I did at the first available opportunity and been devouring it page by.. Read More
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Interview - Cut Up

Interview – Cut Up

As with so many of the cool opportunities contributing to Ave Noctum has afforded me, interviewing a former Vomitory member is something my younger self could never have envisaged. Asking man mountain Ulf Dalegren to sign my CD back in 2000 seemed daunting enough at.. Read More
Interview - DiabolicuM

Interview – DiabolicuM

When it comes to Sweden’s industrial/black metal pioneers Diabolicum, and especially their rampaging latest disc ‘Ia Pazuzu’, utterly negative adjectives are all that can describe them. Given the opportunity to pick the brains of founding member Sasrof, it came as a surprise then to realise.. Read More
Interview - Dew Scented

Interview – Dew Scented

Dew-Scented are one of the many staples of the continental thrash scene. Big riffs, killer grooves and a cutting sound has made them one of the first choices for many European shows, especially on the thrash and death metal touring scene. Having initially experienced them.. Read More
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Soilwork – The Ride Majestic (Nuclear Blast)

Soilwork – The Ride Majestic (Nuclear Blast)

You’d think that two years after their masterful double album ‘The Living Infinite’ and having already released the killer ‘Live In The Heart Of Helsinki’ album / dvd already this year these hardworking Swedes might fancy a bit of time off. But no – here.. Read More
Hammercult - Built For War (SPV)

Hammercult – Built For War (SPV)

18 months ago or so I reviewed this bands sophomore and was mightily impressed with its approach and style as yet another Israeli band sees fit to let us know that their metal scene is alive and kicking furiously. Depending on what you prefer and.. Read More
Diemonds - Never Wanna Die (Napalm)

Diemonds – Never Wanna Die (Napalm)

Female fronted Canadian five piece Diemonds are a hard rocking band from Toronto. The band, fronted by Priya Panda have released two albums with a real catchy and infectious hard rock sound and combined with some great live performances including supporting Slash on a few.. Read More
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Madman – Joe Giannone (Arrow)

Madman – Joe Giannone (Arrow)

I wasn’t actually sure whether I had seen this 1982 movie back in the day prior to sitting down and watching Arrow’s brand new spanking hi-def upgrade of it. Not surprising really as there were more maniacs, madmen and mutilators littering the video library shelves.. Read More
Nightmare City – Umberto Lenzi (Arrow)

Nightmare City – Umberto Lenzi (Arrow)

This fun, goofball slice of pasta Pura with a side dish of tapas and enchiladas is a very welcome addition to the Blu-Ray family. It’s not come without its fair share of trials and tribulations though and you may well have followed the progress made.. Read More
Lucio Fulci - Poker Cards

Lucio Fulci – Poker Cards

If you had asked me before what Lucio Fulci’s greatest success with poker was I would have probably thought of poor old Dagmar Lassander in The House By The Cemetery getting it through the neck with one. I would never have thought about connecting the.. Read More
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Kraanium, Crepitation, Splattered, Visions Of Disfigurement, Operation Cunt Destroyer - Manchester, Star And Garter 26/8/15

Kraanium, Crepitation, Splattered, Visions Of Disfigurement, Operation Cunt Destroyer – Manchester, Star And Garter 26/8/15

Without doubt one of the most brutal line ups I’ve been in recent years as a healthy mid week crowd crammed themselves into the virtually tropical ambience of the Star And Garter. The lengths that metal fans go to see their favourite acts never surprises.. Read More
Slabdragger, OHHMS, Meadows, Old Man Lizard – London The Black Heart 22/8/15

Slabdragger, OHHMS, Meadows, Old Man Lizard – London The Black Heart 22/8/15

The final show in a series of six dates together, Slabdragger and OHHMS give their tour a sweaty send off at Camden’s Black Heart. Stoner/sludge trio, Old Man Lizard, kick things off; the first of three performances in a test of endurance for guitarist/vocalist Jack.. Read More
Nervosa, Derision, The Bendal Interlude, Exiled, Reaper Lomax, Liverpool 16/08/15.

Nervosa, Derision, The Bendal Interlude, Exiled, Reaper Lomax, Liverpool 16/08/15.

Nervosa are a band on the rise. After being virtually unknown outside of Brazil for their early years until Into Moshpit went viral on YouTube and helped garner the attention of Napalm Records, the Brazilian all female thrash power trio suddenly became a well known.. Read More
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