Your No. 1 Source For Extreme And Atmospheric Music And Film.

Category LIVE

Live gig reviews

Mondo Generator, Alunah, Acid Cannibals – Glasgow Nice ‘N’ Sleazy 12/03/2020

Righto folks, first of all, let me say this was not a planned live review, and as such the normal practise of taking notes, securing set lists and the like were not carried out.  However, in light of the current… Continue Reading →

Testament, Exodus & Death Angel – Manchester Academy 7/3/20

Without question this stellar thrash package, dubbed ‘The Bay Area Strikes Back’, was the best to hit our shores in a very long time. Indeed the legacy of each band is legendary to say the least as this colossal tour… Continue Reading →

Batushka, Malevolent Creation & Konkhra – Manchester Academy 3 5/3/20

Tonight promised to be pulverising, battering and downright brutal as 3 colossal forces were meeting within the cramped confines of the Academy. The pre gig information did however raise some questions, if there are three bands on the bill, why… Continue Reading →

The Hu, Fire From The Gods – Manchester Ritz 12/02/2020

The Hu have literally stormed out of Mongolia much like the great hordes of centuries ago and conquered rock and metal. Since going viral with “Yuve Yuve Yu” in late 2018 and a string of festival performances and short tours… Continue Reading →

Fleshgod Apocalypse, Bloodshot Dawn, Inhuman Nature – Milton Keynes Craufurd Arms 17/2/20

I think the last time I went to a gig in Milton Keynes was in at the Bowl in June 1998, but must say that other than it being a fair distance to get to, The Craufurd Arms did impress… Continue Reading →

Delain & cyHra Manchester Ritz 7/2/20

Delain have come a long way since my first encounter with them, back in 2009, at the Femme Metal Festival, housed in The Birmingham Asylum, and I saw the band play to approx. 20 devotees, who must have all been… Continue Reading →

Sellsword, Dream Troll & Forlorn Hope – The Fulford Arms, York 01/02/20

Oh it’s a bitter-sweet sold out night at one of the country’s best small venues, the Fulford Arms. It’s the night we bid farewell to Lord Stuart Perry, erstwhile singer extraordinaire and genteel master of ceremonies for York’s mercenary band… Continue Reading →

Thy Art Is Murder, Carnifex, Fit For An Autopsy, Rivers Of Nihil, I Am – Leeds University Stylus 28/1/20

This was my fourth gig of 2020 and I doubt that there’ll be many touring packages that will be as brutal as this five band rampage that laid Leeds academia to waste. Transferring from the cold brisk night to the… Continue Reading →

Warhorns Winterfest – Sheffield Corporation 24/1/20

First gig of the year and again we ask the question “When will the Warhorns crew get an even break?” This time? Original venue flooded and the organisers were told only 18 days beforehand. They found a new venue and…two… Continue Reading →

Enthroned, Schammasch, Caronte, Argesk – Manchester Rebellion 7/1/20

Tonight’s gig fell victim to a catalogue of changes, the move from its original base in Nottingham to the Rebellion in Manchester, and more recently the door times moving to the early shift of 18.00 hours prompt. . This together… Continue Reading →

Der Weg Einer Freiheit, Fen, Caïna – Manchester Rebellion 14/12/19

  This gig had been in my diary for months and I was really looking forward to another opportunity to experience Der Weg Einer Freiheit in the live arena. When the undercard was announced it further added to my anticipation,… Continue Reading →

Taake, Wode & The Infernal Sea – London Underworld 12/12/19

As the country and the weather goes to hell in a handcart it’s a relief to get into The Underworld this evening and take refuge from it all for a few hours. Taake are back and are one of the… Continue Reading →

« Older posts

© 2020 Ave Noctum — Powered by WordPress

Theme by Anders NorenUp ↑