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Orodruin – Ruins of Eternity (Cruz Del Sur Music)

Well folks, it’s fair to say that in the world of heavy music, Great War veteran, Cambridge Professor, and revered author J.R.R. Tolkien is a fair old influence. Theme wise, any number of acts have been inspired by his writings,… Continue Reading →

Interview – The Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell

With the musical treadmill of recording, promoting, and touring, it is very rare that any one artist can get out an album every year, even if doing it as a full-time occupation with label support and a whole management structure… Continue Reading →

Bombus – Vulture Culture (Century Media)

Over the years I’ve seen, surprisingly enough, one hell of a lot of bands live; what else would you expect from a fifty year old whose first concert of choice was Motörhead in 1984? Amongst those many shows, I’ve even… Continue Reading →

Clouds Taste Satanic – Second Sight (Kinda Like Music)

You know, many times when I sit down to review, it is an unadulterated joy, and the words just flow. Other times, like now, it is quite the opposite, and I find myself stuck for what to say. Now, the… Continue Reading →

Ogre – Thrice As Strong (Cruz Del Sur Music)

Well bloody hell, time does march on. It has been a whole six years since Ogre last graced the world with ‘The Last Neanderthal’, that album and their prior two getting a re-release on Minotauro Records (see Ave Noctum passim)…. Continue Reading →

Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell – Very Uncertain Times (Rise Above Records)

Bizarrely, having finished my chores this morning, just before sitting down to type I checked my assorted social media (okay, I have just one, Facebook; I get too confused by all the assorted platforms available) and the computer was kind… Continue Reading →

Kadavar – For The Dead Travel Fast (Nuclear Blast)

Long term followers of Ave Noctum who have had the dubious pleasure of reading my assorted inane ramblings will know that for a long time I’ve been a follower and advocate of a number of the many retro style bands… Continue Reading →

Alunah – Violet Hour (Heavy Psych Sounds)

“To Jumbo, My Study, The House I Live In, Dundee”. Apologies reader, but I thought I’d better start this review by addressing the massive elephant in the room (dear editor, I’m sorry!). Alunah is a band that I’ve invested a… Continue Reading →

Mars Red Sky – The Task Eternal (Listenable Records)

With autumn approaching, new releases from Listenable Records are arriving fast and furious, or in the case of Bordeaux trio ‘Mars Red Sky’, mellow as all hell and so laid back it’s practically horizontal. If you’ve not managed to hear… Continue Reading →

Planet of Zeus – Faith In Physics (Heavy Psyche Sounds)

Ladies and gents, it’s time for me to be utterly honest and admit my bias; as well as being more than a little impressed by the growing line up of talent being put out through Heavy Psyche Sounds, I bloody… Continue Reading →

Monolord – No Comfort (Relapse)

Monolord. Well, what can I say? If ever a stoner-doom band nailed their flag to the mast and voyaged out across the THC seas on the good ship HMS Bong, few if any have been more honest and upfront as… Continue Reading →

Capilla Ardiente – The Siege (High Roller Records)

Over five years ago I wrote these words on this very site “Capilla Ardiente (Burning Chapel) hail from Chile, play doom, and readily admit to being inspired by those far more European veterans Candlemass” Well, now in 2019, both Capilla… Continue Reading →

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