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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
Truckfighters, Deville,  Dot Legacy - London Islington Academy 9/12/16

Truckfighters, Deville, Dot Legacy – London Islington Academy 9/12/16

I only see a couple of songs from openers, Dot Legacy. Immediately, I’m struck by their energy in large doses from this French crew whose influences include tonight’s headliners. Thick riffs come flying, there’s guitarists leaping all over the stage…I think I’ll need to make.. Read More
EYE - Vision And Ageless Light (Lasers Edge)

EYE – Vision And Ageless Light (Lasers Edge)

Hailing from Columbus, Ohio, EYE have released their third studio album, “Vision And Ageless Light” which is an aptly entitled disc for this very interesting band. After a number of lineup changes, this four piece outfit have managed to craft a very elegant progressive space.. Read More
Planet Of Zeus, Helhorse, Wicked Stone – London The Borderline 27/11/2016

Planet Of Zeus, Helhorse, Wicked Stone – London The Borderline 27/11/2016

God sized sounds are about to envelop The Borderline as Greek riff lords, Planet Of Zeus return to London after a brief string of dates across the U.K. There’s plenty of patriotic countrymen milling about to catch their heroes and a whiff of anticipation for.. Read More
Domkraft - The End Of Electricity (Magnetic Eye)

Domkraft – The End Of Electricity (Magnetic Eye)

Swedish three piece outfit, Domkraft follow up last year’s self titled EP with this full length effort drawing on reliable influences like Neurosis, Sleep and Black Sabbath. They’ve gone in search of raw groove and psychedelia with bassist and vocalist, Martin Wegeland being a believer.. Read More