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Obelyskkh - The Providence (Exile On Mainstream)

Obelyskkh – The Providence (Exile On Mainstream)

German underground doom metal is a good thing. There’s an irresistible passion and zeal to be found with their primal, entrancing riffs that in a way, give it a unique identity. These qualities can also be found here in Obelyskkh. Whilst rooted in the traditional.. Read More
Blood Red Throne, Wretched Soul, Sublime Eyes, Anoxide – London Boston Arms 15/4/17

Blood Red Throne, Wretched Soul, Sublime Eyes, Anoxide – London Boston Arms 15/4/17

The Boston Arms Music Room in London’s Tufnell Park plays host to a solid mix of bands tonight. Headliners Blood Red Throne are joined by some truly heavy colleagues all set to blast the senses and get energy levels cranked up.  A mix of thrash.. Read More
Malkavian - Annihilating The Shades (Finisterian Dead End)

Malkavian – Annihilating The Shades (Finisterian Dead End)

Nantes based Malkavian have been kicking around for about 10 years. With an EP and their full length debut to their name, “Annihilating The Shades” is a release that finds the band ready to make their mark. They’ve had plenty of gig time under their.. Read More
Illimitable Dolor - ST (Transcending Obscurity)

Illimitable Dolor – ST (Transcending Obscurity)

Featuring members of Australian doom outfit The Slow Death, this self-titled release by Illimitable Dolor represents a tribute to friend and bandmate Gregg Williamson. The Slow Death vocalist passed away in December 2014 and close friend Stuart Prickett began to craft this work in the.. Read More
Damnations Day - A World Awakens (Sensory Records)

Damnations Day – A World Awakens (Sensory Records)

Led by brothers Mark and Dean Kennedy, this Australian outfit have released their second effort following on from 2013’s “Invisible, The Dead”. Since that release, they’ve had plenty of gig time including a support slot with Accept so it comes as no surprise that “A.. Read More
Solitary - The Diseased Heart Of Society (UKEM)

Solitary – The Diseased Heart Of Society (UKEM)

These old school thrash lords from Preston have been on the UK underground scene since the mid-nineties. Having earned a reputation for delivering uncompromising, undiluted work for this genre, “The Diseased Heart Of Society” represents another important chapter in the band’s history. Living in an.. Read More
Torrefy - The Infinity Complex (S/R)

Torrefy – The Infinity Complex (S/R)

Canadian thrashers, Torrefy have released their second full length and an interesting listen it is too. What we have is a clever blend of thrash and groove that is blackened up just enough to give it an edge that’s pretty darn infectious. The musicianship is.. Read More
Iron Reagan - Crossover Ministry (Relapse)

Iron Reagan – Crossover Ministry (Relapse)

Having a bad day? Maybe the boss is giving you the shits and the rest of humanity is conspiring to just not play nice? 30 minutes is all you need to cast away these unpleasantries and Iron Reagan may just be the cure. “Crossover Ministry”.. Read More
Glare Of The Sun - Soil (Lifeforce)

Glare Of The Sun – Soil (Lifeforce)

Glare Of The Sun are an interesting and relatively new band. Formed in 2013, the five members hail from Germany and Austria with experience coming via several other groups including Zombie Inc. and Microtonner. “Soil” is their debut and marks an alternative twist on the.. Read More
My Dynamite - Otherside (Listenable Records)

My Dynamite – Otherside (Listenable Records)

Straight off the bat, this album represents a style that isn’t on Ave Noctum’s playlists and is also different to what one might usually see on this label’s roster. However, the folks over at Listenable Records sent a copy over so we gave it a.. Read More
1000 Mods - Repeated Exposure To... (Ouga Booga and The Mighty Oug)

1000 Mods – Repeated Exposure To… (Ouga Booga and The Mighty Oug)

Greece seems to have a talent pool of stoner inspired bands. 1000 Mods sit happily amongst them and new album, “Repeated Exposure To…” is a continuation of the band’s growing output. Having supported bands like Graveyard, The Black Keys and Karma To Burn, they’re doing.. Read More
Interview - Truckfighters

Interview – Truckfighters

Friday night in Angel and there’s a steady gathering at the Islington O2 ahead of the Truckfighters’ second last UK gig. I am escorted to their dressing room where I’m introduced to Niklas “Dango” Källgren, who is calmly noodling away on a shiny black Gibson.. Read More