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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
Latest Album Reviews
Titans Eve - Chasing The Devil (S/R)

Titans Eve – Chasing The Devil (S/R)

Canadian melodic thrasher Titans Eve have released a couple of albums independently so far with the last, “Life Apocalypse”, being a thoroughly enjoyable affair of modern melodic thrash with some killer hooks and riffs. Three years later and the bands third release sees fit to.. Read More
Fleshdoll – Blood Red District (Great Dane)

Fleshdoll – Blood Red District (Great Dane)

This is the first time I’ve heard Fleshdoll – a French death metal crew from Toulouse. This is their fourth full length and on the strength of it I’m defo gonna be checking out their back catalogue. This is ten tracks of dark & deathly.. Read More
The Soviet Space Programme – Space Is Hell (S/R)

The Soviet Space Programme – Space Is Hell (S/R)

I am more than happy to be sent into space, the further the better and some may even say I permanently reside there.  This takes me nicely onto this doom, drone, ambient, noise project The Soviet Space Programme composed by cosmonaut Thomas Jude Barclay Morrison.. Read More
Latest Film Reviews
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
Contamination – Luigi Cozzi (Arrow)

Contamination – Luigi Cozzi (Arrow)

Although never prosecuted, Contamination made in 1980 by Luigi Cozzi comes from the golden era of Italian splatter movies ending up embroiled amidst the video nasty furore. Showing what a dogs arse the whole panic was it had no real problems in later years flying.. Read More
The Happiness Of The Katakuris – Takashi Miike (Arrow)

The Happiness Of The Katakuris – Takashi Miike (Arrow)

Regular readers to these film reviews maybe shocked to know that this writer does NOT do Romcoms or Musicals! Of course there is always the odd exception to the rule and if for instance one is made that throws say cannibals or zombies into the.. Read More
Latest Live Reviews
Stargazer, Undergang & Foul Body Autopsy – London Unicorn 20/7/15

Stargazer, Undergang & Foul Body Autopsy – London Unicorn 20/7/15

It’s actually very easy to find yourself gazing at stars in Camden. You just stand around a while looking lost and sure enough some street urchin will be along quickly enough to cosh you round the head and lift your wallet; job done. We were.. Read More
Tim “Ripper” Owens – Norwich Waterfront, 18/07/15

Tim “Ripper” Owens – Norwich Waterfront, 18/07/15

Tim “Ripper” Owens: former Judas Priest front-man, and an awesome one at that – especially live. It’s hard to comprehend then how on this Saturday night his gig at Norwich’s Waterfront managed to attract just seventy people. As the frontman would bemoan later, it seemed.. Read More
Ahab, Esoteric, Darkher – London Boston Arms 4/7/15

Ahab, Esoteric, Darkher – London Boston Arms 4/7/15

Although you might have thought everything today was about AC/DC especially on my train ride through Wembley, a couple of hundred people with much more eclectic music tastes descended upon Tufnell Park for a night of much more solemn music. First up all the way.. Read More
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